Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, by Carrie Brownstein

This memoir was incredibly charming. I love Carrie Brownstein (rock goddess of Sleater-Kinney fame and scene stealer from the TV show Portlandia) and reading her stories made me feel really cozy. Her writing is passive and lyrical, and I enjoyed reading about her childhood/teen years/college life as well as about being in a 90s band. … Continue reading Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, by Carrie Brownstein

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome, by Mary Beard

Mary Beard is quite simply fantastic and this book was amazing. About six weeks ago one of my most favorite movies was on TV- Gladiator (2000). It instantly sparked an impulsive buy from Amazon- this great book SPQR. It is definitely written in a somewhat pop-history way (no obtrusive footnotes and referencing, until the end … Continue reading SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome, by Mary Beard