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33 Things Nobody Tells You About Moving To New York City


I’ve spent just over a year in New York City up to this point. Moving here was a big deal for me. I’d lived in or around larger cities like Austin or Atlanta before, but when you’re a small town Texas kid that comes from a town of 400 people, moving to NYC is a pretty big deal. Many people who are far better at stringing words into sentences than I am have written about New York...

March Reading Romp


The person responsible for the first three books on this months list is my friend Aadam Ali from He was in New York City for the better part of 2 and a half months, which meant that we got to hang out a ton and do what we normally do on the Internet. Which is primarily talk about books. Aadam had bought these three and I was determined to read them before he left and had to...

January/February Reading Romp


Much like the title says, this is the books that I’ve read in the months of January and February. In the interest of full disclosure, I admittedly forgot all about publishing my January reading list. I’d like to blame moving to New York City, being busy with work, and getting wrapped up in the whirlwind that is this great beast of a city. But really, I just forgot. Oh well...

November Reading Romp


November was a busy month. I left Atlanta, which meant moving halfway across the country. There was a Thanksgiving holiday, 5 days of which involved my dear friend Alicia staying with me. But nonetheless, I still got some solid reading done. Other months may have more books, but each book this past month was a strong choice, so the quality wasn’t lacking at all.
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October Reading Romp


It wasn’t until I got started with putting this list together that I realized how much reading I actually got done in October. I had felt like I didn’t read a ton, mostly because I’ve slowly been working my way through a Joseph Campbell book and treating it a bit more like study than regular reading. But that being said, turns out there was a fair bit done this past month...

The Doves Are Crying – An Ode To Prince


When I was growing up I played every single sport imaginable. Football, baseball, basketball, you name it and I played it. That was the way of life in a small Texas town. Our talent pool wasn’t deep enough to allow you to specialize in one sport, so if you played one, you played them all.

February Reading Romp


What’s up with it my fellow bibliophiles? I hope your February treated you well and offered up plenty of time for you to read. I didn’t get as much reading done as I would’ve liked. Between my birthday, a trip to stay in the mountains with my family, and then a week long trip to Austin there was a lot that kept me from being able to read.

January Reading Romp


Gluttons of the written word, how are you? It’s been a good long while since I’ve put out a Reading Romp. A couple of months to be exact. I meant to put together a list of all the books I read in 2015, but I’m a world class procrastinator. I still need to get around to that, and I probably will later this week.

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Yo, I'm Tanner. I'm a Texan marooned on the Island of Manhattan, reader, history nerd, and rom com afficianado.
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