It’s Just Pot


“It takes years to build trust. It can be lost in an instant.”

It’s Just Pot is the story of Lynda, a mother who discovers her teenage son is smoking pot after he is picked up by the police for being out after curfew. Lynda goes through a whirlwind week as she decides how to handle her son’s disobedience and struggles to come to terms with the consequences of him growing up. Continue reading

A Man Called Ove


“We fear it, yet most of us fear more than anything that it may take someone other than ourselves. For the greatest fear of death is always that it will pass us by. And leave us there alone.” 

A Man Called Ove is the debut novel of Fredrik Backman that was translated into English in 2013. It is the darkly comedic story of a grumpy old man with a rigorous schedule and unflinching principles who gropes with grief, self-reflection, and life. Continue reading

Job Hunting

I am still jobless over a month into our move to Georgia. This is stressful because:
1) we live with my in-laws which is fine but I miss having our own space and our own furniture;
2) not having a job sounds all fine and dandy but I AM SO BORED. I really need to get out of the house more and I need to work;
3) we can’t really look into moving into our own place until I have a job because we don’t know which area to move to that will be convenient for both my husband’s and my commute.

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The Girl on the Train

“Who was it said that following your heart is a good thing? It is pure egotism, a selfishness to conquer all.” 

I recently finished listening to The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins on audiobook; I then watched the film version directed by Tate Taylor and starring Emily Blunt. Let’s do a mini review of both of them!

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Now that we’re here…

GEORGIAWe’ve made it! It’s been a few weeks but we’re now (mostly) settled in Georgia. We’re currently living with my husband’s dad and step-mom and I don’t have a job but that’s okay.

Getting to the point where we felt “settled” was long and arduous. We drove from Texas to Birmingham in one day to see my brother’s family (in addition, my mom was also visiting them during this time). We stayed there for two nights then continued into Atlanta.

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Preparing for a new adventure

This time next week I will officially be unemployed. My husband has decided to accept a job offer in Atlanta, GA so we will be moving in about a week and half. I am incredibly excited but I am also SO OVERWHELMED. So instead of doing things I was supposed to do today, I went back to sleep after my husband left for work for a 2.5 hour nap and decided to write in the blog I haven’t touched in about a year to avoid packing and other errands.

me doing anything to avoid life right now

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Graduation, life, (not) blogging

I had about 10 drafts for books that I read last year and wanted to review, but seeing as that didn’t happen and a lot of time has passed since then, we’re just going to move forward! Keeping up with a blog during school (by choice) and with working two jobs proved to be incredibly difficult. We’ll see how it goes this time around.

Last weekend I graduated with my Masters in Library Sciences. Now the job hunt begins for a full-time position!

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