| Checked Out: September Book Review- On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous |

“On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous,” by Ocean Vuong, has been on the top of my TBR list for quite some time for trivial reasons: mainly for the beautiful cover and the Instagram hype. I was not familiar with the author’s name and did little research before opening to the first page; I was just so […]

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| Checked Out: March Book Review- The Romanovs, The Final Chapter |

My favorite childhood movie, without a doubt, was the animated tale of Anastasia, released in 1997 by 20th Century Fox. My sister and I watched the VHS on a monthly basis for years- we knew all of the songs, adored all of the characters (with the exception of Rasputin) and appreciated the whimsical storyline once […]

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| Checked Out: February Book Review- Empire Of Sin |

If you haven’t been able to tell by my previous blog post, New Orleans was a place that left me spellbound, captivated by the surrounding sights and intrigued to learn more about the history of such an eclectic, eccentric world. I picked up Gary Krist’s “Empire of Sin” at the “Librairie Bookshop” on Chartres Street; […]

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