Summer Beach Reads: A Guide for July

Lazy summer days make perfect reading days. A book can be the best companion for a day at the pool, the beach, a long afternoon in the backyard, a road trip, or an airplane ride. With so many awesome books out there these days, though, what are some that should be at the of your list? Here are some of my recent favorites. Just suggestions, of course. 🙂 The Girl on the Train: Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every…

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Four Ways to Tell It’s Spring in Greater #Cincinnati (Without Looking at the Calendar)

Here’s the list, in no particular order: You’re sneezing all the time, and most of the time, it’s a double sneeze. Allergies run high in this part of the country, and they can be brutal. Mold, pollen, grass, and other annoying parts of life leave most people around here miserable from late March to early June. Allegra-D anyone? You’re headed to Keeneland for Saturday fun. Keeneland’s spring season comes with high expectation. Bus trips and group getaways to this elegant…

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The Reasons I Love The Great Gatsby

This week a couple of new photos from the upcoming adaptation of The Great Gatsby popped up in my news feed on Facebook. Of course, this got me thinking about the novel, and I thought I’d share a couple of reasons why this book has become one of my all-time favorites. Like a lot of people, I first read this book in early high school.  The book was required reading (sophomore year?) for a unit on American Literature, and we…

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