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Hello, Fresh Enough: A Meal Kit Review

               Hello Fresh, a German company with branches in multiple countries, advertises on almost every platform I use. Its virtues, apparently, lie in its weekly menu options and the lack of shopping or planning on the buyer’s part. It is supposed to be a quick and hassle-free addition to your life, to make cooking and… Continue reading Hello, Fresh Enough: A Meal Kit Review

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The Year of Nora & Nancy: Dads & Divorce

               Last month I paid attention to how Nora Ephron and Nancy Meyers portrayed mothers in their filmography. While the results weren’t overly surprising, I wanted to give men the same treatment in June for Father’s Day. Despite both women’s reputations for primarily focusing on rom-coms or women’s stories onscreen, we can still find men… Continue reading The Year of Nora & Nancy: Dads & Divorce

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The Year of Nora & Nancy: Motherhood & Mansions

            For May and Mother’s Day, I wanted to delve into the films of Nora Ephron and Nancy Meyers’ that featured motherhood as one of the major plot points. A woman writing about pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood is an acceptable practice and kind of an expectation. However, no two women will write or have the… Continue reading The Year of Nora & Nancy: Motherhood & Mansions

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“Nothing Nice about Southern Ladies”: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

            Sometimes an author—who has already found their niche and voice—has a breakout hit that reaches outside of the bubble and finds a new audience. Grady Hendrix, who studied and wrote about the horror paperback boom while also turning those tropes into something new in his own work, found a little more mainstream success last… Continue reading “Nothing Nice about Southern Ladies”: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

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The Year of Nora & Nancy: The Big Debut

            In writing, a splashy first book isn’t what makes or breaks an author’s career. It’s what comes after. For every singular masterpiece that ends up taught in high school English classes for decades to come, there’s another midlist author who churns out respectable numbers in obscurity. So…where do Nora Ephron and Nancy Meyers sit… Continue reading The Year of Nora & Nancy: The Big Debut

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“I Would Cross Every Distance for You”: The Space Between Us by Courtney Peppernell & Zack Grey

            This has the dubious honor of being the first book TikTok made me buy. Way back in 2020, I came across a video of someone taking it off their shelf, flipping to a random page, and reading one of the short, punchy poems. From that and the subject matter alone, I thought it was… Continue reading “I Would Cross Every Distance for You”: The Space Between Us by Courtney Peppernell & Zack Grey

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The Year of Nora & Nancy: Voices & Votes

            Nora Ephron and Nancy Meyers have, undoubtedly, contributed to women’s history within Hollywood. They’ve been nominated for various awards and won and created their own styles and oeuvres over long careers in a male-dominated field. Nora Ephron, additionally, has a prize at the Tribeca Film Festival for women writers or filmmakers “with a distinctive… Continue reading The Year of Nora & Nancy: Voices & Votes

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The Year of Nora & Nancy: Love and Other Lessons

            Both Nora Ephron and Nancy Meyers are better known for their rom-coms, and they do have a slew of titles to choose from. However, I have a schedule and a whole year to spread out across so I tried to pick only the most romantic and appropriate films for this month. I’d seen two… Continue reading The Year of Nora & Nancy: Love and Other Lessons

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From the Shelves: Women in Horror 2021

            We can generally agree that it’s all well and good to provide “best of”, “top”, and “authors you should know” lists whenever we’re trying to draw attention to a particular group of writers. Often, these lists are fairly inclusive and, as time goes on, more names get added and people come more in the… Continue reading From the Shelves: Women in Horror 2021

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“Don’t Let the Haters Get You Down”: Gamer Girl by Mari Mancusi

            Look, we all have our comfort books—the ones that lift you up when you’re feeling down, help you escape when you need an out, the comfortable world that feels made just for you. Like soaking in a warm bath, a comfort read settles the mind in ways some media just can’t. We all have… Continue reading “Don’t Let the Haters Get You Down”: Gamer Girl by Mari Mancusi