Showing posts from March, 2018

Book Review: Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York by Roz Chast

Hello everyone! Just trying to settle into my new townhome. But everything is almost up and I feel more zen (I think that's the word). I just feel better writing when everything is in its place. Do you guys ever feel like that? Anyways, I was so excited to read this book! I actually read my first book from Roz Chast last year, when one of my former professors assigned it to our Image/Text class. You can read that review here . I was very happy to pick up this book that Chast recently published last year. I loved visiting New York and I love Roz Chast, so it's the perfect combo! And with that said, onto the review of Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York ! SPOILER ALERT! A Little Bit of Background Roz Chast  is a published author who grew up in Brooklyn and went to college at the Rhode Island School of Design. She  published this book in 2017. Before this book, she illustrated many other books and has had her cartoons appear in the New Yorker since 1978. She contin

Rainy Thoughts: Moving Back to My Hometown

Yep. I moved back home! I think my first rainy thoughts was on being homesick, but now I'm back and I can already tell that I am right where I'm supposed to be. So, I wanted to write a few words about being away and moving back home. Let's go! Being Away From Home Being away from home means doing everything on your own. Of course, with technology, you can easily skype, text, call or facetime with people, but it's just not the same. If I had a problem with my car, I was the one looking up places to go, reviews, etc. I was the one deciding what I wanted to eat, what I wanted to do every day and how long I wanted to go without washing the dishes (I actually really don't like falling asleep with the dishes in the sink).  Being away means learning more about who you are. Like with the dishes, I learned that I prefer my chicken baked, that I am good at entertaining myself and that I actually like doing crafts and arranging flowers. Would I have learned that

Rainy Conversation with Photographer and Author Matthew Christopher

It was raining for a week straight here in Texas and the sun is slowly peeking out this week.  Even though I love the rain, it was definitely not the best time to move to a different city. But I will talk more about that in my next post. This week, I wanted to share my interview with Matthew Christopher, better known as the guy behind Abandoned America . A little bit about Abandoned America Abandoned America started as more of a hobby that Matthew enjoyed doing. Throughout the years, it has grown into something more. Matthew believes in preserving the beauty and the history of these abandoned and decayed buildings. As stated on the website, " Abandoned America is committed to partnering with historical preservation organizations, site owners, and communities to ensure that even when it is impossible to retain  a historic  structure, its unique characteristics, stories, and social impact are not forgotten and can be shared with the world at large." Matthew has two book