Your guide to the major literary awards

As you noticed from my Oscars series, I love awards, and luckily there is no shortage of awards to be found in the book world. But what do these awards really mean? While publishing companies will not hesitate to include any award that a novel received on its cover, some are significantly less prestigious thanContinue reading “Your guide to the major literary awards”

Best of the rest: my favorite films of 2020

Each year, Oscars Sunday is my official cutoff for my favorite films of the previous year list. This year, because of the Academy Awards pushing their ceremony two months, I’ve had extra time to catch up of 2020 films. I’ve already written about some of my favorite documentaries from last year, and each of thoseContinue reading “Best of the rest: my favorite films of 2020”

“A blank place on a map is the most valuable part”: my favorite nature writing

I’ve always celebrated the coming of spring by reading books about nature, trying to defrost from long winters and appreciate the warmer months ahead. The best nature writing helps us connect to the natural world, and better understand the active role we play in its survival. Today, I’m giving you nine of my favorite piecesContinue reading ““A blank place on a map is the most valuable part”: my favorite nature writing”

Midas touch: an overview of celebrity book clubs

As an avid reader, I’d always romanticized the idea of belonging to a book club. Reading was always such a solitary activity for me (and for most people), but the idea of a shared experience reading and gathering with close friends to discuss a title every month warmed my heart. Having recently started a bookContinue reading “Midas touch: an overview of celebrity book clubs”

Vegetarian cookbooks to up your green game

I love cookbooks. It’s a love instilled in me by my mother, who would sit with a cookbook on a Saturday morning, paging through and looking for something that struck her with inspiration. For me, vegetarian and vegan cookbooks provide the most inspiration. My love of vegetables only took shape in the past decade, andContinue reading “Vegetarian cookbooks to up your green game”

What art will define this era?

Good art connects with people. Oftentimes, these connections are made because of the message and the world surrounding the audience. It can be a film that directly comments on current events, a book the satirizes world news, or a TV show that uses escapism to unite an audience, good art reflects the world. The UnitedContinue reading “What art will define this era?”