I’m a New England native who believes in kindness and in the curative powers of a good cup of tea. I try not to let my apartment overflow with books or unusual cooking implements. Despite living in sunny California, I miss having four distinct seasons – especially winter, for the skiing.
My favorite kinds of books are those with…
- A fantastical bent (e.g. surreal, magical realism, science fiction, fantasy)
- Psychologically and emotionally complex characters
- A focus on cultures and life experiences different from my own
Pages & Pineapples is primarily a book review blog. It’s also a place to celebrate the small adventures that make my life beautiful: local exploration, crafts, and whatever else I happen to be in love with at the moment.
I’ve got a serious case of wanderlust: I love to learn about the world around me. Given limited wallets and few vacation days, a life of constant travel isn’t in the cards for everyone – but thankfully, I don’t have to go abroad to meet new people, see new sights, and think new thoughts. With appreciation for the life around me, I’d like to think that adventure is everywhere I turn.
I don’t actually see this fruit very often, but I think it’s got an interesting history. In colonial New England, seafaring captains would place a pineapple on the gatepost of their homes when they had returned home safely. In time, the fruit took on associations of hospitality, friendship, and travel – all ideals I can get behind!