Meeting at Dabbs House

January 10, 2018 athena 0

Here’s my second secret project Christmas present: my dad’s book! As his is a historical novel for adults, it didn’t make sense to do spot illustrations, but I still had […]

Palahniuk, Patchett, Adichie

January 4, 2018 athena 0

Here are another three books from my 2017 reading list: Chuck Palahniuk’s Fugitives & Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon, Ann Patchett’s Truth & Beauty: A Friendship, and Chimamanda Ngozi […]

2017 Year in Review

January 2, 2018 athena 0

The past two Decembers (2015 and 2016), I wrote end-of-year posts summarizing some of my favorite moments and accomplishments. Despite 2017 being a raging dumpster fire for the world at […]

Alam, Gay, Majka

December 29, 2017 athena 0

Here are the next three books from my 2017 reading list: Rumaan Alam’s Rich and Pretty, Roxane Gay’s Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, and Sara Majka’s Cities I’ve Never […]


December 25, 2017 athena 0

This September, Jason and I bought a house. We had been searching fruitlessly for awhile before that, and were pretty discouraged. Thankfully, we stuck it out a little longer, and […]

Schumacher, Gerard, Kleeman

December 22, 2017 athena 0

Three more books I read in 2017: Julie Schumacher’s Dear Committee Members, Sarah Gerard’s Binary Star, and Alexandra Kleeman’s You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine. Dear Committee Members […]

Lee, Guinn, Ferrante

December 20, 2017 athena 0

Three more books from my 2017 reading list: Gypsy Rose Lee’s The G-String Murders, Jeff Guinn’s The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple, and Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant […]

Godfrey-June, Kang, Sudjic

December 18, 2017 athena 0

Here are the next three illustrated covers from my 2017 reading list: Jean Godfrey-June’s Free Gift with Purchase: My Improbable Career in Magazines and Makeup, Han Kang’s The Vegetarian, and […]

Mediocre Cats

November 29, 2017 athena 0

Hello there! How are you? It’s been a real busy couple of months. On September 12, Jason and I closed on our house. Since then, most of our spare time […]