Chai Break

We’ve decided to start a weekly series, Chai Break.  Every week we’ll be sharing what’s on our mind, what we’re loving, and what we’re not.  It’s everything we’d talk about over a hot delicious cup of chai.  It’s time for this week’s Chai Break! Best: Thanks to her good friend, who happens to be a psychiatrist,…

Literary Impact

To be honest, I stole this idea. A few weeks ago I noticed people posting on Facebook about literary works that had impacted them.  Regardless of why, but just a work that had stayed with them. I wanted to do the same.  But rather than just provide a laundry list, I wanted to give a…

TV for an Anglophile: Mystery Edition #2

Today, the Golden Globes nominations were announced (with a nod for Best Actress for Tatiana Maslany!), and along with it the usual “who got snubbed” pieces.  And I couldn’t help notice how many of the snubs mentioned across several websites dealt mostly with the overlooked actresses this season.  So, in that spirit, I thought I…

For the Good of it All

This past Friday, the internet was taken over by a five-year-old superhero. The story of Miles Scott and his wish to be Batman was shared across every social network and followed closely by multiple news and entertainment websites. Thousands were there to cheer him on as he battled evil villains around Gotham City as his…

FALLing Into Books

Autumn always feels like a good time of the year to linger over a book, absorbing each word and phrase, then sitting around with friends, enjoying savory appetizers and sipping on tea (or another heartening beverage), and just talking, talking, talking. The plot of the selected book weaving in and out of the conversation, which…