Book Reviews: July – December 2022

The Saints of Swallow Hill Donna Everhart I wanted to like this book, but it had some really unpleasant events. It takes place on a turpentine camp in Georgia during the depression. The story focuses on two white protagonists who endure terrible abuse, while the black...


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Book Reviews: January – June 2022

PiranesiSusanna Clarke This was such an enjoyable read. It was so different from what I usually choose. From the beginning, I was immersed into a world that didn't make sense. I'd loved how the author set the mood and tone of the place. For the rest of the story, I...

the beach. day seven.

friday was our last full day. it was sunny with a high of 90! we went to breakfast at uncle bill’s then packed up for the beach. since it was the last day, i swore i’d dive in the ocean, go ‘all the way in’. it didn’t feel too cold once you got in. i love the way the...

the beach. day six.

thursday started out very rainy but ended up sunny and breezy. we squeezed in a lot. first, nora and i rode bikes —in the rain — to playa bowls and brought back smoothie bowls. next we all went to the arcade. it was closed. so we drove out to avalon to the other...

the beach. day five.

day five was wednesday and predicted to be sunny and 70s all day. tim and i went for a bike ride and then came back and made breakfast. we set up at the beach around noon. i read my book, which has taken a very dark turn. post world war II korea. so brutal. so after a...


My name is Leigh. I am a graphic designer and a photographer. I love minimalism, danish modern decor, clogs, books, and art of all kinds. I strive to live a healthy life and promote sustainability.


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