Blogging, Book reviews

I’m alive and I wrote a book review! Book Review: “Literary Places” by Sarah Baxter — Book Trolley

OMG, it me! I'm alive! Here's proof: I've been living in sunny Florida for over a year now, being a librarian, living with my boyfriend, and spending most of my time and money being a Disney passholder (see Instagram account, which is basically all Disney now). It is quite excellent. I still volunteer at… Continue reading I’m alive and I wrote a book review! Book Review: “Literary Places” by Sarah Baxter — Book Trolley


Rose Recommends: February | Reading about Reading

It's hard to believe February is almost over. 2017 has been quite an exciting year so far for me. The 3 classes I'm taking for grad school are some of the best I've taken yet, and today I'm recommending one of my readings from class! Don't worry, it's totally not boring! My favorite class this… Continue reading Rose Recommends: February | Reading about Reading


Rose Recommends: January | Feminism!

Welcome to the first Rose Recommends of 2017! This month I suggest a topical book I picked up at my library on the day of the Women's March: Fight Like a Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed the World by Laura Barcella. I was working at the library and scrolling through my social media feed, seeing… Continue reading Rose Recommends: January | Feminism!

Book reviews

Review: Modern Romance

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg. Penguin, 2015. Based on its cover alone, you may think this book would be found in the humor section. Aziz Ansari is a stand-up comedian and probably has a lot of funny things to say on the topic of modern romance. But actually this book should be placed… Continue reading Review: Modern Romance


Rose Recommends: September | 2 recent reads

Hi. So I'm starting a new series of blog posts called "Rose Recommends," because I do not review every book that I read. I don't review every book for two main reasons: 1. time, and 2. sometimes I just don't have anything interesting to say about a book. Also, if it's not a very well-known… Continue reading Rose Recommends: September | 2 recent reads

Book reviews

Review: The Underground Storyteller

The Underground Storyteller by Alex Day. Alex Day, 2014. The concept of this book can be summed up very quickly: A guy decided that he wanted to stop at every single station on the London Underground and wrote a book about his experience. As you may or may not know, Alex Day is a famous… Continue reading Review: The Underground Storyteller