I’ve had a special affinity for Aphrodite after spending a Fulbright year on Cyprus, the legendary birthplace of the goddess of love and beauty. It’s hard to overstate the cultural importance of Aphrodite on the island. The Cyprus Tourism Board even has an Aphrodite Cultural Route, and I’m happy to report I’ve been to every stop. I highly suggest it when planning your next trip to Cyprus!
It's the first full month of The Carbonated Scholar! So what will I being reading this month, you ask? See below to find out. You can check this page for updates., but no promises I'll actually get to them
Graduate school is hard! I’ve found that carving out time in my schedule for non-academic reading has reaped myriad rewards -- personal, academic, and social. In this post, I’m sharing my top five reasons why I think reading non-academic books is important while in graduate school and why every graduate student should find time to include them in their busy
I've made a point of reading books by black women my entire life, and I've doubled down on my effort in the past two years to include more black women contemporary fiction and romance authors. Here is a collection of some of my favorite books by black women
My collection of book quote images. Updated
May 2020 was a month with little going in its favor. The shelter-in-place order, however, did give me an unprecedented amount of time to read (or rather listen). While compiling this roundup, I was shocked to see how many books I had read in May (14!) and impressed at how beautiful the covers are for these books. It makes me think I might have chosen the books just for their covers, which is actually quite on brand for
I love reading challenges, and Read Harder was the first one I tried way back in 2017 (though I started late and didn’t finish). I finally finished a Read Harder challenge in 2019, and I’m back for 2020. Read Harder helps me discover new books and get me out of reading ruts. I really like how it pushes me to read more diverse books and books in different