Month: February 2015

Intelligencers and Assassins

I have an unfortunate proclivity towards British things–or, I should say, things written by British people. Literature, television, it’s all the same, really. (I should point out that this is only unfortunate because British authors seem less afraid… Read More

English Teachers in Cinema

Today in the world of Twirly Writes, I have a very embarrassing confession to make. Remember that time when I talked about how I used to have a crush on Chris Kratt? This is going to be a… Read More

Reputable Thoughts on a Disreputable History

Frankie Landau-Banks is a sophomore at Alabaster boarding school in Massachusetts, and she is entirely too smart for her own good. It’s her best kept secret; people are constantly underestimating her, especially her family. And it’s driving her… Read More

On Twitter

Twitter is a funny thing. I never intended to get a Twitter. It just sort of happened with the big-girl blog thing. I’m still figuring out how to use it, actually. It’s like releasing pithy witticisms out into… Read More

Peeling Back Fear

Joan Bauer’s Peeled opens on a sleepy apple growing town in New York. The biggest news in town is the sudden sickness and subsequent replacement of the local beauty pageant winner–until the alleged haunting of Ludlow house makes… Read More

Clothes and Curves

This weekend, my husband took me shopping. It was very sweet , actually; he tricked me into thinking that we were shopping for him, when in fact he wanted to buy me some jewelry for Valentine’s Day. But… Read More

An Open Letter to Future Brides

A little while ago, one of my high school friends got engaged. I was laying awake a few nights after the couple told me, and I realized that nobody prepared me for the hard parts of being engaged…. Read More


When I invited my good friend for tea a few weeks ago, I expected her to come with a few titles for me to seek out. I didn’t expect her to bring me any physical books. To my… Read More

Salon Loyalty

Guys. I made a bad decision this week. It all started Monday morning, when my husband said he wanted us to get haircuts on his day off. It was very sweet of him; he knows I don’t like… Read More

On Blogging: The Revised Edition

Those of you who followed me at my old blog have read some of this. Apologies. Some things bear repeating. Confession: I never wanted a blog. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with having a blog, really. My… Read More