Brittany is on a rampant quest to prove Blink-182 wrong; someone must like you when you’re 23. Her skills include masterfully cropping photos, smiling with her eyes open, and occasionally remembering shoes when she leaves the house.
She loves YA novels, fiction (especially books that are family-centric), non-fiction essays, memoirs, and Billy Collins. When she’s not at Kepler’s, she teaches and directs children’s theatre. When she’s not at the theatre, she’s likely at Trader Joes.
This is a wonderful collection for anyone who has ever loved an animal, especially a dog. With her uncanny ability to weave nature into her poetry, Mary Oliver makes her own love for her dogs one that the reader can easily share. Sometimes sad, other times joyful, this is a must read, must share, laugh out loud celebration of everyone's favorite four-legged friend. --Brittany
This is my favorite book of all time, and one which I cannot go through a single day without thinking about. A coming of age story, it is relevant as a teenager, or as an adult looking back. Creech has done a masterful job of telling a story within a story, and of creating characters with whom we can identify and adore. A book about a journey, we travel along with the characters as they discover what we will do for those we love. --Brittany
When I picked this up, I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into. I had read Didion in high school, but I had never read Didion like this. Raw, and yet somehow refined, Didion has taken her own, unspeakably painful experiences, and figured out how to talk about them. For anyone who has ever experienced grief, this is a medation on its stage, its impact, and what happened to make it so worth the pain. --Brittany
Read, read, read this book! Drawing on his own experiences in Vietnam, O'Brien finds the humanity--and the total lack thereof--in war. Written as a series of interconnected vignettes, his masterful prose will draw you and leave you wanting more. --Brittany