Books and Tea for the Cold Early Spring

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man of good fortune probably doesn’t read enough, but probably drinks a lot of caffeine. Switch your coffee pot off, put the kettle on, go to your local library and snuggle up. Here are five books and five accompanying teas to keep you sane as the days continue to stretch on and on and on, as … Continue reading Books and Tea for the Cold Early Spring

What Your Local Library Workers Want You to Know

In ancient times, libraries were created to archive collections of writing, such as clay tablets or papyrus scrolls. Over time, libraries shifted to collecting and sometimes making copies of important manuscripts. As the printing press took off and Europe discovered an appreciation for scholarship, private and university libraries were established. Eventually, the public library emerged and libraries as we know them today became pillars of … Continue reading What Your Local Library Workers Want You to Know

The Golden-ish Rule

My childhood—like, I’m sure, many of yours—was filled with many repetitions of the golden rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Treat others how you want to be treated. You wouldn’t like it if someone did that to you. The golden rule is one that can be found across cultures, going back at least twenty-five hundred years, but probably further. … Continue reading The Golden-ish Rule

What They Don’t Tell You About Bookstagram

If you’ve been anywhere on Instagram in the past few years, you’ve probably seen someone post an aesthetically pleasing photo of a book, maybe with a cup of coffee or tea, a perfectly positioned candle, or more bookmarks than any one person would ever need. Welcome to #bookstagram. Whether you’re considering becoming part of this book-loving community or you’ve been posting about books for years—or … Continue reading What They Don’t Tell You About Bookstagram

How Not to Write a Love Triangle

Love triangles are one of the most overused tropes out there today. In any kind of writing. Novels, movies, television shows, comics—all of them include characters fighting over who gets to love someone. Like any bit of writing, love triangles can be used well. But they can also ruin an otherwise good story. There’s no good way to write a love triangle, because the minute … Continue reading How Not to Write a Love Triangle

Don’t Think Twice About ‘Kingdom Hearts 3’s Quality

Kingdom Hearts isn’t just any video game franchise, it’s a series overflowing with lessons. It taught me that life is about balance, passion takes you further than you could ever dream, and distance between friends doesn’t mean distance between hearts. For those anticipating Kingdom Hearts 3, it’s only natural to feel a little wary about how great the game is going to be, especially since it took … Continue reading Don’t Think Twice About ‘Kingdom Hearts 3’s Quality