Happy Pi Day featuring some science/math books on my TBR

Hey guys Happy Pi day!
Also Einstein’s Birthday!

For those of you who don’t know what Pi day is it is a national(international?) day celebrating the mathematical constant known as pi π <— that guy right there. They celebrate it today because of the first 3 letters being 3.14 which corresponds with today. It’s technically a “math” holiday but also corresponds with science so I’m including both. I’m a science nerd and major so I’m always happy to talk science so I thought I would share some books that are currently on my TBR


Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists, and more!

This book looks gorgeous and I am always excited to read anyting that features women doing amazing things!


 Stephen Hawking’s worldwide bestseller A Brief History of Time remains a landmark volume in scientific writing. But for years readers have asked for a more accessible formulation of its key concepts—the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, and the history and future of the universe. A Briefer History of Time is Professor Hawking’s response

With Stephen Hawking’s passing, I want to get to his books even more now. I’ve read sections out of his book throughout school but never it in entirety and it way past the time.


 While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe

Neil Degrasse Tyson became a household name back when he “killed” Pluto, okay made it not a planet’ and I’ve always wanted to read more from him. I’ve heard this is a quick read and I’m very excited for it,

A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg

From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.”

I’ve heard amazing things about this book. My history of “humanity” is limited and I think this would be a great overview before delving into specific aspects of history


The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner

Do I need to say anything more about this one? Honestly, I’ve heard mixed reviews on the book so I’ll give it a go and if it’s not for me I’ll just watch the movie.


In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers”–the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?

Who isn’t curious about how success works? I’ve heard good things so far and I’m excited to give it a try!


Here are some of the most exciting books I’m looking forward to in the science/math genres and I can’t wait to see for myself how they are. Do you read books in the science or math genres? I would love some recs!



Review: The Capsule Wardrobe

The Capsule Wardrobe by Wendy Mak

De-clutter your closet, maximize your fashion choices, and reinvent your own personal style.

Cluttered closets create cluttered lives. Too often we are left rummaging around an overflowing wardrobe, ironically at a loss for what to wear. However, owning a capsule wardrobe, which consists of a limited amount of clothing, will–believe it or not–set you free!

The Capsule Wardrobe introduces thirty wardrobe essentials–tops, bottoms, footwear, and accessories–that will create the ultimate mix-and-match wardrobe for the working woman. Professional stylist Wendy Mak instructs readers on how to use different pieces together to achieve one thousand different unique looks from work to weekend. Learn to:

– Curate and build a true mix-and-match wardrobe
– Create unique everyday looks specific to body type
– Pick the right pieces to stretch your fashion dollar
– Transition from the office to after dark in a flash
– Reduce fashion mistakes and impulse buying
– And more!

With detailed descriptions and illustrations of each of the thirty pieces, plus a list of all one thousand outfits in a handy table, The Capsule Wardrobe will revitalize the way you use your closet, make dressing easy and worry-free, and help you reinvent your personal style.

This book has been on my curious pile for a while now. I had watched a slew of minimalist lifestyle videos One of the most popular videos about a year ago was called Capsule Wardrobes. The concept sounded interesting so I looked further into it and found this book.

The idea behind this book is to minimize your closet and get the most out of the clothing you do own and wear. The tagline of the book is 30 pieces to equal 1,000 outfits and it immediately drew me in. However, it is a little misleading the main section of the book is only 30 pieces but there is another chapter to winterize your wardrobe if you live in a colder climate.

The very beginning of the book is, of course, a closet purge. The main guidelines to keep clothing is the versatility of the item. She excludes anything for the home like sleepwear, workout clothing, and loungewear.

The main section of the book was information of the 30 “must have” pieces of clothing and shoes for the “perfect wardrobe”. She goes over each individual item and why she thinks you should have it in your wardrobe and a way or two to style it. There are pictures which is great for a fashion noob like me. The main problem I had with this section is the realistic factors for me. If I planned to follow the book perfectly with the items she mentioned I wouldn’t love it. The clothing choices fits one specific style and it feels dated or older. Also, there was no mention of tennis shoes and honestly that didn’t feel realistic for many people out there.

For me personally, I would just take the concept of the book and not follow the directions that were laid out for us. I think the concept of picking clothing to go with the other clothing you already own versus buying clothing to form a single outfit is much smarter. I, of course, have done the latter and have a whole bunch of mismatched clothing that only work with certain items and that is so annoying! I think it could also work as a really nice base to changing your wardrobe for instance when you are transitioning from being a student to “adulting” or joining the workforce and need to basically start over.

Another thing I wasn’t a huge fan of was the color choices she suggested which was mostly white, black, beige, and tan. She did mention accessorizing as the way to personalize the outfits but I know I wouldn’t be happy with the lack of colors suggested. Choosing these color choices would make it easier to mix and match clothing but since myself personally, I don’t plan on only having 30 pieces of clothing I would totally add color. I did find a lot of Youtube videos where other people have implemented their own style to the idea of Capsule Wardrobing and that really made the idea much more real to me and I totally recommend checking that out as well if the idea interests you.

I mentioned earlier that there is a winter chapter in which extra clothing was added like boots, coats, and scarves. Besides, that chapter the very end section of the book was interesting at least to me it was a collection of the different ways to style the clothing she picked out. I mentioned earlier that I’m not very good at fashion or putting together outfits so that looks helpful to me even if I am not following it to the T.

Overall, I really liked the book it made me think and I loved the concept of it! It really is interesting to me and some of the concepts I plan to implement in my own wardrobe. It also sparked my interest in clothing/ capsule wardrobe videos on Youtube so win-win. I really recommend this one if these type of subjects interest you.

Weekly Wrap-up March 4th to 10th


Oh, snap another week has gone by again! Let’s see in the past week a lot happened at work. On Monday and Tuesday, our work servers were completely down not just at our store but nationwide!  Which of course made the days very stressful between angry customers and not being able to get anything done. The rest of the week was basically catchup and I couldn’t wait for the weekend. On Saturday, I went up to my uncle’s to visit he’s not doing well and probably won’t be with us much longer so it was nice being able to spend the day with him. Also, I finally renewed my work license so I can continue working and my 2 year work anniversary was this week as well!

This week in books….


5 Books Read

1,125 pages

This week I signed up for Kindle Unlimited’s free 30-day trial and read 3 books that are part of the program.I already have a post in the works about Kindle Unlimited which should be up towards the end of my trial. This week I managed to post a little bit. As well as write up some future posts.

Classic Club spin #17

Mini-Review: The Little Prince

What’s up next?

The Books

I’ve got a few books left over from my library haul a few weeks ago that I really need to get to soon they will be due after next week so I’d like to read them.


These 4 books equal 1,363 pages meaning if I want to finish them all in the next week I have to read about 195 pages a day.



I will be joining in Bloggiesta again this round. I have a lot of blog maintenance I would like to do so this will be really fun and hopefully hold me accountable.

Classic Club

The spin book was announced on the 9th and I got…… The Arabian Nights

I would really like to start this one in the next week since it is a longer book the edition I have says 1,049 pages so I have a lot of pages to get through before the time frame of the spin is over.

And that’s all for me this week! How was your week? Accomplish anything awesome this week?



Mini-Review: The Little Prince

The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.

Okay, I read this book a while back like 4-5 months ago and I still don’t know what I thought of it. The main thing is I didn’t really get it. I don’t know what it was but it completely went over my head. I’m really glad I didn’t read this as a kid because I would have hated it.

There were a lot of themes in here that were interesting but I didn’t care for the delivery. The characters and the journey they went through was meh for me. I feel horrible for not enjoying this because I really wanted to. I got a lot of symbolism when I read this like importance of friendship and love. As well as the adults are weird(agreed). I feel that “I need to allow some more time away from this first read of the book and pick it up at a later date. Now that I know the “plot” I think I could get more out of it and digest more.

My favorite part of this book was learning more about the author. A lot of his life moments paralleled events in this book. Including a plane crash in the Sahara desert and a hallucination that featured a talking fox. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was a pilot and he called it his greatest love. Which you can totally see his passion for flight as a leading theme in this story.

Overal it just wasn’t for me. I looked through a lot of reviews on Goodreads and it looks like I’m in the minority for this and I’m glad to see the sentimental thoughts even though I didn’t feel that way.

I don’t know if I explained anything well in this review, There are a lot of amazing reviews out there both in praise of this book and the latter and I 100% recommend checking those out.

Have you read The Little Prince? What were your thoughts?



Classic Club spin #17

Hey Guys! Classic club is hosting its 17th spin this week, I’ve seen this around before but I’ve never gotten the chance to join in. Basically, I am going to take 20 of the books listed in my Classic Club TBR and list them in a random order and on the 9th of March they will post a randomly generated number from 1-20 and I have to read that book by April 30th.

Since I am a little bit behind where I would like to be in my Reading Challenge I think this would be a great challenge to give a go.

  1. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow- Washington Irving
  2. Rebecca- Daphne Du Maurier
  3. The Arabian Nights- Anonymous
  4. Hamlet -William Shakespeare
  5. The Iliad- Homer
  6. Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
  7. The Origin of Species- Charles Darwin
  8. Moby-Dick or, The Whale- Herman Melville
  9. Treasure Island- Robert Louis Stevenson
  10. Little Women Louisa May Alcott
  11. Dracula- Bram Stoker
  12. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Howard Pyle
  13. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest- Ken Kesey
  14. Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte
  15. Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
  16. 1984- George Orwell
  17. A Room of One’s Own- Virginia Woolf
  18. East of Eden- John Steinback
  19. The Bell Jar- Sylvia Plath
  20. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer-Mark Twain

Woah okay, I picked randomly 20 books off of my list and I am really intimidated. There are quite a few that I am really nervous about on here and some that I’m really interested in. I’m hoping this will finally give me a little push to pick up a book that I’ve been side-eyeing for a while now. Check back on my blog, on the 9th of March, to see what book I will be reading from this list.



Weekly Wrap-up February 25 to March 3rd


Woah another week flew by and we made it to a new month. The end of February was rough for me. My family still isn’t feeling great. I normally write this post on Sunday but I spent most of the day going to Dr. appointments with my family. My mother has bronchitis, one of my sisters has Walking pneumonia and pink eye, the other has a bad cold. Oh, and my grandma has a sinus infection and the start of bronchitis.  So being the only not sick person in the home has been a whirlwind. I did manage to read quite a bit this week though.



5 books read

1,074 pages read

I actually got to all 3 of the books on my TBR the last week for once! They were all graphic works but I read them!

This week I have activated The Kindle Unlimited 30 day trial to see if I think it is worth it so far I am really enjoying it. I have a blog post in the works that will be going up towards the end of my trial with my pros and cons of the program and if I will be continuing to keep it.

How was your reading week? Add anything interesting to your TBR this week?




February 2018 Releases I am excited about!

New Releases

After my post last month I decided I really liked collecting info about new releases during the month. I’m horrible at knowing about books before they are published but I have heard of some awesome books published in the last month and I want to share the ones that made it on my TBR.



  • I Am, I Am, I Am- This was released in 2017 in Europe but was released in 2018 here in the states. A story about one woman’s brush with death 17 times.
  • A Girl Like ThatThis is set in Saudia Arabia and deals with a lot of difficult subject including rape culture, mental health, and abuse. I’ve heard its sad and tear-worthy,
  • The Shape of Water- There is an amphibian man and they communicate through sign language that is all I need to know!
  • Bygone Badass Broads– A book about women who changed the world I didn’t even read the description. I currently have this checked out from my library.


  • Cadaver & Queen- This is a Frankenstein retelling and I am a huge fan so I am so interested to see how it works in this novel.
  • Down and Across– Iranian American main character who is trying to find his passion and is unable to commit to one thing. Sounds interesting and I want to read it!
  • Tess of the Road- A runaway girl cross-dressing as a boy on an adventure in a world of dragons and dragon subspecies. sold!
  • The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle- A Mystery Thriller every night Evelyn Hardcastle is murdered and will continue to be murdered until Aiden can figure out who is killing her. I’ve been wanting to read more Mystery Thrillers and this sounds amazing.


  • Making the Monster- A book talking about what influenced Mary Shelley to write Frankenstein.
  • The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary- I’m always interested in a book with a unique formatting and this one is told in Dictionary format. The plotline also sounds really good.

Woah and there we have it 17 books published in the last month I am really excited for. I’m sure I’m missing some awesome books so if you are aware of any awesome releases from February I would love to hear them.

What book are you looking forward to the most from Februaries new releases?