Book Review: The Spanish Love Deception

It had been a long time since I picked up a romance novel. After a deep dive into historical fiction, I decided to give this book a try after seeing an amazing review on TikTok by @aymansbooks. I am so glad I read this one! Elena Armas did a great job of setting up aContinue reading “Book Review: The Spanish Love Deception”

The Circle Season 2 (2021): Netflix Show Review

As a huge fan of Season 1, I was so excited to see Season 2! Never heard of The Circle? Here is an overview: Overview The Circle is a reality show centered on social media and gaining popularity in a virtual environment. We begin with a group of eight players who can choose to eitherContinue reading “The Circle Season 2 (2021): Netflix Show Review”

The Importance of Weak Ties

As I write this post, we are currently in July of 2021. Compared to where we were a year ago regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, I think it is safe to say we have come a long way. Vaccines have been rolling out, the public has been re-opening, and masks are no longer required in manyContinue reading “The Importance of Weak Ties”

Book Review: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummings

Initial thoughts When I first read the description of this book online, I was immediately drawn to the suspense and adventure alluded to in the description. The story of how Lydia and Luca escape a dangerous drug cartel and venture North reminded me a lot of the 2007 film La Misma Luna (Under the SameContinue reading “Book Review: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummings”

I Tried the Viral Baked Feta Pasta and it’s 10/10

There’s a trend circulating on TikTok and the internet for a baked feta pasta, and honestly, it’s worth the hype. I was so excited to try this recipe because my love for both cheese and pasta. Check out my TikTok for the video and other fun recipes! Baked Feta Pasta

My experience with the COVID-19 Vaccine

Last week on CBS Sunday morning, there was a segment about overcoming COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. The piece included an interview Reverend DeWitt, who runs a nursing home located in West Baltimore. The reverend talked about how the majority of his staff did not trust the vaccine and were resistant to receiving it. This mistrust isContinue reading “My experience with the COVID-19 Vaccine”

Praise for The Orphan Collector by Ellen Marie Wiseman

A novel that is eerily similar to the current pandemic but worth the read While I was worried that reading about the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic would be difficult given our current pandemic, Wiseman reveals to us the inner thoughts of her characters to make them more relatable, thus creating a compelling story. Pia LangeContinue reading “Praise for The Orphan Collector by Ellen Marie Wiseman”

Inspiring Quotes from Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime

I recently read Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, and absolutely loved it! Here are a few quotes that really resonated with me: On racism and inequality: People love to say, “Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he’ll eatContinue reading “Inspiring Quotes from Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime”

Review: The Defining Decade

Graduating from college is monumental enough. But graduating amidst a pandemic, into one of the worst economies, and during a pivotal election year is even more daunting. Much like how I receive a lot of new information, it was through Instagram stories that I discovered this book, The Defining Decade, by Meg Jay, a clinicalContinue reading “Review: The Defining Decade”