Book Review: Stuff You Should Know by Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant with Nils Parker

Do you ever find yourself wondering how pet rocks became a thing? Or go wondering down Wikipedia rabbit holes because you really needed more information about [insert random topic here]? If you’re a student of random knowledge like myself, then you might enjoy Stuff You Should Know: An Incomplete Compendium of Mostly Interesting Things by Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant (with co-writer Nils Parker). For those who might not … Continue reading Book Review: Stuff You Should Know by Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant with Nils Parker

Book Review: Either Side of Midnight by Benjamin Stevenson

Content Warning: This book contains strong themes of suicide, EDs, and depression/anxiety. A gun fires. The studio bursts into hysteria but the cameras still roll. Millions of viewers saw Sam Midford pull the gun from his desk and fire it into his own head, so how can his death be considered a murder? Either Side of Midnight is a sombre yet compelling crime thriller exploring the … Continue reading Book Review: Either Side of Midnight by Benjamin Stevenson

Book Review: Help Yourself by Curtis Sittenfeld

There is something so compelling about delving into the intricacies of other people’s lives. The mundane is a fascinating place; snapshots of the ordinary can tell us a lot about our culture. Help Yourself is a collection of short stories that does exactly this. Sittenfeld writes accessible witty prose about ordinary lives subtly tapping on issues of race, gender, and class. Her focus is not on big … Continue reading Book Review: Help Yourself by Curtis Sittenfeld