I’m Ashley. A word nerd, outfit repeater, and kitten lover. I once won an award for Most Likely to Copy Edit Your Facebook Status. These days, I copy edit and design a newspaper in the Chicago suburbs and rate my daily walks on if I find a new Little Free Library. I also regularly contribute to Book Riot with stories about my bookish life. Oh, and I’m a menstruation ambassador with Clue and Glad Rags Pads. Spreading period power, y’all.
Originally this was a bookish blog: a place to write book reviews and talk about everything related to books. As time went on, it morphed into a place for me to store my words for safekeeping. If you want to get a taste of what I’m about, I’ve compiled my favorites into one handy-dandy space.
Recurring themes: Adulting (my post-college attempts), Crooked Reads (mini book reviews), How to (guides for life things I’ve figured out), Internet (written while I philosophically stroked my nonexistent beard), My Reading Life (yearly book list), Scribbles (for when I just needed to write), and Travels (photos and vignettes).
In 2016, I started This Month, a quasi-newsletter collecting what I read, what I learned, and what I wrote, and anything else I want to share from a month in the life of a 20-something figuring out this crazy thing called life.