97 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side is a tenement building. It's a five-floor walk up with two ground level commercial spaces. It was built in 1863 and before its apartments were shuttered and sealed in 1941, 97 Orchard Street was home to 15,000 people over the decades, immigrants coming from Eastern Europe, Italy, … Continue reading The Tenement Museum New York City
I went to see Crazy Rich Asians on Sunday. No matter what, I was going to actually put the effort in to get off my butt, put on pants, leave my house, ride the stuffy subway on a humid August day, buy a damn movie ticket, and go see this movie, even if I was … Continue reading Crazy Rich Asians: Representation Matters
I meant to write about my quick Boston trip, but I wasn't totally sure what to do write about--I'm hardly a stranger to Boston, so I felt weird doing travel posts for a city I've spent a lot of time in.But the Mapparium really stuck out, since I'd never even heard of it until this … Continue reading The Mapparium and the Christian Science Center
Oh, hi.What? Another post, the second in a week? Indeed! Because my writing friend Krystal Jane Ruin did a fun Goodreads Tag video on her BookTube this week:My Goodreads page is here.1. What was the last book you marked as ‘read’? The last book I marked as read is Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan.2. What … Continue reading Goodreads Tag!
A few weeks ago, I was listening to Smart Bitches, Trashy Podcast and Sarah Wendell mentioned something about "writing muscles"--how her nonfiction writing muscles are strong because she runs and writes on Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, which is a romance novel review blog.And I find that it is sort of true, in a way--that certain … Continue reading Writing Muscles