Hey, I'm Mel!
I'm a tea sommelier, an adventurer, a language lover, and a photographer! I love finding new ways of seeing the world. Chasing an unconventional life inspires me. In my writing here I'm pursuing to be as raw and honest as possible. I'm goofy, sarcastic, and straightforward. I want to make you feel comfortable so you can sit down with a cup of tea and chat like we're family. Welcome to my corner of the internet.
Lifestyle January 18, 2016 ‘Career of Evil,’ by Robert Galbraith This book had me gripped in its clutches from day one. For those of you that have been reading along with Galbraith's (a.k.a. J.K. Rowling's) Cormoran Strike mystery series, this is the novel where... Lifestyle January 14, 2016 Six Tips To Help You Read More Last week I posted my reading list for 2016. It's 52 books long and a continuation of my 2015 project to read one book per week. Over the course of last year I found there were a few things that re... Lifestyle January 11, 2016 ‘Killing and Dying,’ by Adrian Tomine This 'Killing and Dying' book review, in which Adrian Tomine breaks my heart. ???????? Lifestyle January 11, 2016 A Guide to Organizing Your Digital Life Time to share tips about something I'm oddly passionate about: Digital Hygiene. How to get your digital life in order. Lifestyle January 6, 2016 Nodding Terms The arrival of the New Year has us making lists with new pens and dreaming over hot cups of tea about the people we want to become. But let's take a note as we travel down the road of self-impr... Lifestyle January 5, 2016 The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith I've got a secret Even though it's not a secret, I feel like it's a secret. That I'm reading the literary stylings of J.K. Rowling disguised as a hard-nosed mystery novel. I love it. I... Lifestyle January 4, 2016 Mel’s Book List 2016 Last April I started trying to read one book per week, because books. Books are awesome and reading them makes me a better person and a better writer. It went pretty well. I read more for pleasure tha...