Books

Book Review: “In Every Generation” by Kendare Blake

“Into every generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. She is the Slayer.” So goes the opening of the iconic 90s cult favorite “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and so begins the next chapter in the Buffyverse. After a […]

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Murals

The Best Murals in Bloomington, Indiana

Lots of new public art has popped up in my former college town – it’s been ten years since I lived in B-town (where did the time go??) and I only remember a few murals then. Lots have been painted all over town now, especially along the B-Line Trail. I drove through on my way to southern Indiana and stopped for a few hours to find some of my favorites and have rounded those up […]

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Books

Best Midwest Spots for Book Lovers

Book murals, streets and houses that inspired “The Great Gatsby”, and a giant ink pen to honor the writers of Iowa. What do all these fabulous places have in common? They’re all located in the Midwest! If you’re looking for a literary inspired road trip through the eleven states that make up the Midwest, here are a few amazing stops to add to your itinerary. The Indianapolis Public Library Central Branch has a book tower […]

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Murals, Travel

South Bend Mural Guide

On a recent trip up to South Bend, Indiana, I took some time out of the weekend to check out all the murals I could find! For a smaller town, there is some GREAT public art and many are very close together, making this a pretty easy afternoon activity. For the latest updates on the public art scene in South Bend, be sure to check out their web site.

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Books

Book Review: For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing

The publisher provided a copy of this title in exchange for an honest and fair review. Belmont Academy is a prestigious private school and all the students are aiming for the Ivy Leagues, including Zach Ward. He’s having some trouble with one of his teachers though, and it seems like the guy really has it out for him. Assigning impossible deadlines, screwing with his role on the student paper and giving him grades that will […]

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Travel

The Perfect Weekend in South Bend, Indiana

This post is sponsored by Visit South Bend, but all thoughts and opinions about my stay and activities are my own. As people begin traveling again, some might be looking for a weekend getaway that’s not too far from home. South Bend, Indiana is in northern Indiana and borders nearby Michigan and Illinois, making it a great little getaway town. My friend Bree (you can read her blog here) and I took a short overnight […]

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