January Wrap Up

As promised here is my detailed reviews of books I read in January. A note on ratings: I rate books on a scale of 1-5 similar to how good reads rates books. For me there are no negative ratings because I do not finish books that I do not enjoy. Five star books are books…

New Year, New Perspectives

It’s hard to believe that we’re already done with the first month of 2019, but over the course of the month I have had time to reflect and take on new years resolutions. I typically do not make new years resolutions, instead I try to think of a word or phrase that can guide my…

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins Review

“The horrors conjured up by the mind are always so much worse than what is” Into the Water by Paula Hawkins. I started this book with high expectations because I enjoyed The Girl on the Train, but walked away disappointed. The plot is intriguing and has a lot of potential, but there were too many…

Family Matters

The holiday season is often associated with families coming together. Whether you a celebrating a traditional Thanksgiving with close family members or having a fun friendsgiving, the holidays are a great time to reflect on what a family really is. Families big or small, blood related or not are all beautiful in their own way….

Bibliophile by Jane Mount Review

“And if you love a book, no doubt many other people love it, too. That shared love connects us and sparks that miraculous feeling of not being alone in the world. Which is exactly the whole point of books, showing us the world as others see it, helping us understand each other, reminding us we’re…

Welcome!

Hello, my name is Josie and I’m a second year college student at The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. I am currently studying cello performance and in addition to music one of my passions is reading and writing. I have found that whatever place I’m at in my life books are always…