Technology’s Hidden Cost

Technology sucks. It really does. Yes, it saves lives, puts us in contact with people we don’t see often, makes things more efficient, and much more. BUT… Technology has evolved like crazy. Suddenly these mobile phones of ours are consuming our lives. I love a good social media website like any of us, but though […]

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An Escape from Escapism

Escapism. [noun] Defined in the Oxford Dictionary as: “The tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment and engaging in fantasy.” I am, by definition, an escapist. I leave behind my sorrow and mood. I sink beneath the urge to brood. Run as far as I can from the feelings. […]

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Anna Kendrick’s New Book Is a Pitch Perfect Addition to Her Accomplishments

Anna Kendrick has proven herself to be a phenomenal actress, a talented singer, and a genuinely funny comedian, and in her new autobiography, Scrappy Little Nobody, she has clearly shown that she’s also an incredible author. Her sarcastic and self-deprecating sense of humor translates well into writing (something some comedians can’t pull off), but more importantly, […]

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Reading Challenge 2017

Well, Germies, we’ve made it into a new year yet again, and we get to talk about one of our collective favorite things: Books! Last year, we started a new tradition of giving out a reading challenge for the first time to promote reading diversely and maybe just getting you a little bit out of […]

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Small Gestures

As some of you may know, I work in a bookstore. I love it there, and recently something kept happening that I thought would be worthy of attention. I’m not sure how common it is now (I haven’t come across any), but a few weeks ago we kept finding surprises inside different books. This included a […]

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