Be the Cowboy by Mitski 🤠 Song by Song Analysis


Written by Tia

I love Mitski—this is no secret. I've loved her previous albums and I'm sure I'll love this one, too. But I haven't listened to her latest album Be the Cowboy yet, so I'll be reacting to each of the songs individually (in order) and offering my initial analyses of the lyrics, sound, and overall quality.

Because that's what review blogs do 😉!

I want this to be a place where people who don't know Mitski can give her music a try, starting with songs they think they'll like best, but also offer some of my more complex thoughts on her music for those who are familiar with it and would like to discuss it more in the comments.

Everyone's thoughts are welcome! Now let's get into it.

Where the Crawdads Sing 🦐 Book Review


Written by Thelonia

Where the Crawdads Sing starts with abandonment. Kya's family, starting with her Mother, leave her one by one, making her more and more alone in family shack in the middle North Carolina marshland in search of bigger and brighter things. Eventually, only Kya, the youngest of the children, is left. But instead of giving up, she digs her heels in and more than survives, thrives, with the help of some of the folks in town and her own knowledge of the land (and water) that surrounds her.

A coming-of-age story that entwines romance, science, and a mystery, Where the Crawdads Sing is perhaps the best book of the year, and feels like an instant classic.

Wynonna Earp S3E4 😨 TV Recap

Written by Thelonia

I got my evil walking trees! I'm so happy.

No Improvement Podcast 👯 Episode 71

No Improvement is a sort-of-funny talk show that explores the vast, untapped potential of TV shows, books, films, and more. Quill & Slate blog runners Thelonia and Tia review—and then reimagine—the stories you know and love until you can barely recognize them anymore. Hopefully in a good way. And if not, well, we hope you are still entertained.

In the 71st episode of No Improvement, we watch, discuss, and review The Darkest Minds—the movie based on the book The Darkest Mindswhich came out in theaters on August 3, 2018.

In two weeks, we will be watching, talking about, and reviewing Crazy Rich Asians—the movie based on the book Crazy Rich Asianswhich will be in theaters on August 15, 2018.

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Our House 🖕 Book Review


Written by Thelonia

Fiona Lawson is returning home from a short vacation, and notices someone is moving into a house on her street. Or, is that her house? No, she'd know if someone had sold the house...wouldn't she?