Sadie Trombetta

Books, Culture, & Lifestyle Writer

Location icon United States of America

Sadie is a freelance writer and self proclaimed foodie living in the greater Boston area. She is a ravenous reader, perpetual traveler, and nature enthusiast who can usually be found hiking up one mountain or another with at least four books in her backpack. She's a passionate feminist whose hobbies include traveling, cooking, crafting, and yoga.

Sadie's writing has appeared in numerous online publications including Bustle, HelloGiggles, Redbook, Book Riot, Ravishly, The Kitchn, BookBub, and more. Her versatile work covers a range of topics including women's issues, literature, pop culture, travel, health & wellness, politics, and news.

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Bustle
05/16/2018
Why Fairy Tales Might Be Exactly What We Need In The Age Of #MeToo

In this universe, Little Red seduces the Big Bad Wolf, Beauty transforms into a literal fur skin beast, and Puss in Boots uses murder to get what he wants. No, you haven't stumbled into a nightmare, but rather Angela Carter's classic short story coll...

Bustle
05/09/2018
We Need To Talk About How Toxic Noah From 'The Notebook' Actually Is

When The Notebook hit theaters in the summer of 2004, I was just about to enter my freshman year in high school. Young, impressionable, and obsessed with the notion of true love and second chances, I saw the movie in its opening weekend with a group ...

HelloGiggles
11/02/2017
How the opioid epidemic began and why our society is to blame

Recently, President Donald about the government's latest ," his limited 90-day public health emergency does little to address the crisis that claimed the lives of Trump made a series of bold new statements response to the deadly opioid epidemic sweeping the nation.

Bustle
10/30/2017
Readers Are Actually More Thoughtful People, According To Science

As an avid book-lover, I can tell you first hand that there are literally dozens of reasons why reading is the best pastime: it's fun and entertaining, inspiring and educational, exciting and relaxing all at once. But beyond my own anecdotal evidence...

Bustle
10/30/2017
Why This Comedian Decided To 'Break Up' With Her 'Time-Bomb' Boobs

Every October in the United States, businesses, schools, healthcare professionals, the media, and beyond turn their attention to an issue that claims the lives of over 40,000 women eachyear: breast cancer. But for comedian, public speaker, and newly published author Caitlin Brodnick, every month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Bustle
10/05/2017
Who Is Nobel Prize Winner Kazuo Ishiguro?

On Thursday morning, the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature was announced, and Kazuo Ishiguro, the author of Never Let Me Go and The Buried Giant, among many other works, was awarded the coveted medal. So who is Kazuo Ishiguro, the 110th re...

Bustle
06/27/2017
The 5 Books That Help Me Through My Depression

I'm a firm believer that whatever a problem may be, the solution for it lies in a book. A theory I apply to every aspect of my life, from bad breakups to important career decisions, the power reading has to affect my life has in profound ways has eve...

HelloGiggles
08/30/2017
How traveling solo has improved my romantic relationship

About 10 years ago, I decided to start making travel a priority in my life. I knew that it could change me for the better. I expected that each experience would teach me about new cultures, expose me to different perspectives, force me to learn patience, and challenge me to adapt.

HelloGiggles
08/18/2017
How a dELiA*s catalog helped me recover my pre-teen identity

People all over the world make resolutions at the strike of the new year. Brides get makeovers before their weddings. Students try to remake themselves before the start of every semester. I can't recall a single September - from middle school through my senior year in college - when I didn't try to shake off my old image and become someone new.

Bustle
10/11/2017
How Writing A Funny Novel Helped Author Amulya Malladi Cope With Her Depression

More than 16.1 million Americans suffer from depression, the leading cause of disability in the United States. Along with therapy and medication, there are dozens of different ways to try and treat the symptoms of this all-too-common, far-too-stigmatized mental illness, but for author Amulya Malladi, writing is one of the best tools for coping with her own depression.

Bustle
07/03/2017
Plot Details For The 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel Are Here

Today is the first day of principal photography on the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel, and to mark the occasion, Warner Bros Studios released new and juicy specifics about the film's exciting plot. Fans have already learned that the f...

Bustle
05/02/2017
The 'The H-Spot' Makes The Radical Case For Women's Happiness

In 2017, it's finally cool to be a feminist, and whether the current administration likes it or not, women's issues continue to be at the forefront of political, cultural, and social conversations. In her timely book The H-Spot, author and columnist

HelloGiggles
04/06/2017
How our sisterhood survived addiction and thousands of miles

When you have sisters, you're never going to stop worrying about them - no matter where you go, what you do, or how old you get. Wondering what your sisters are doing, and how they're doing, will still occupy a large chunk of your regular daily thoughts.

Bustle
05/23/2017
13 New Fiction Books About Royalty To Read By The Pool This Summer

From The White Princess and Reign to The Royals and The Crown, it's no secret that people are fascinated with the world of the aristocracy, both historical and fictional. If you're one of those people who are obsessed with palace intrigue, political

Bustle
05/11/2017
How 'The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks' Made Me Love Nonfiction

I was cooking dinner when I got the text: "Have you read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks?" I stared at the questioned posed by one of my book-loving best friends, not knowing where to start. I'm more than used to recommending books, but how coul

HelloGiggles
04/28/2017
What I wish I had known about sexual assault as a teenager

I was a sophomore in high school the first time I was sexually assaulted. I was drunk and stoned and alone in my bedroom with a guy who forced himself on me - groped me, kissed me, touched me despite my insistence that no, I didn't like it.

HelloGiggles
05/14/2017
It takes a village to raise a woman, and on Mother's Day, I'm thanking mine

Every Mother's Day, we're given an opportunity to thank the woman in our life responsible for raising us as children, for guiding us as young adults, for caring for us our whole lives, and for loving us unconditionally. I couldn't be more grateful for my wonderful mom, the person I call for everything from career advice to recipe troubleshooting.

Bustle
05/26/2017
15 New Beach Reads To Enjoy On The Sand This Memorial Day Weekend

May is almost over, which means that wonderful three-day weekend that unofficially kicks off summer is right around the corner. Ever since the beginning of the month, I've been dreaming about what burgers to cook, which bathing suit to wear, and whic

BOOK RIOT
02/03/2017
To Read or to Listen, That Is the Question

This is a guest post from Sadie Trombetta. Sadie is a freelance writer and self proclaimed foodie living in the greater Boston area. She is a ravenous reader, Netflix addict, and nature enthusiast who can usually be found hiking up one mountain or another with at least four books in her backpack.

HelloGiggles
04/28/2017
What I want you to know about acquaintance rape

If you get your information about sexual violence from the news, then you might think that rapists are big, scary men who wait in dark alleys for unsuspecting women to pass by, alone and unprotected. You might think that rape is committed by unknown monsters, terrifying strangers, and the kind of person you would never surround yourself with.

Bustle
04/21/2017
Why Earth Day 2017 Is More Important Than Ever

Every spring on April 22, the modern environmental movement is recognized with a global day of action, demonstrations, and celebrations, otherwise known as Earth Day. Now in its 47th year, it is clear why Earth Day 2017 is more important than ever. W

Bustle
03/14/2017
'The Rules Do Not Apply' Proves The Resilience Of The Female Spirit

Imagine you finally have it all figured out: you're married to the love of your life, you're living in your dream home, and you're expecting your first child. Now, imagine you wake up a month later to find it all has all burned down around you, and y

HelloGiggles
04/11/2017
What it's like to be depressed and in love

Love is patient, and love is kind. Love does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. Love, according to every book, every movie, every song, and just about every person I have ever met, is the most powerful force in the world, capable of overcoming anything.

Redbook
01/13/2017
I'm Addicted to My Sister's Drug Addiction

I'm addicted to fixing her, addicted to keeping her safe, and it's hard to see where one of our addictions starts and the other ends. I've drank and I've used drugs, but I've never suffered from withdrawals. I've never chosen drugs or alcohol over my loved ones.

HelloGiggles
03/09/2017
What we can learn from "pop feminism"

I have a collection of sweatshirts adorned with feminist logos ranging from "Mermaids Against Misogyny" to "The Future Is Female." I have Lady Gaga's "'Til It Happens to You" at the top of my "Most Played Songs" list on Spotify. I even tried to follow in Alicia Keys's footsteps by going makeup free this fall.

Bustle
02/24/2017
Why Reading Should Be Considered Essential Self-Care For Every Activist

Self-care: we've heard the term, scrolled through suggestions, and read the how-to's, but now it's time we developed our own non-negotiable routines if we have any chance at surviving these next four years. While every individual's personal needs are different, I have to say that reading should be considered essential self-care for every activist and resistor.

Bustle
01/10/2017
15 Most Anticipated Feminist Book Releases Of 2017

Each January, readers everywhere round up their must-reads for the upcoming year, including exciting young adult releases, the most talked about fiction novels, and the best nonfiction of the year. While my TBR list for the next 12 months is miles lo

HelloGiggles
01/05/2017
Internet trolls didn't make me stronger

The Internet can be a wonderful and surprising place capable of so many amazing things. It can connect people across the globe, answer almost any question in a matter of a Google search, and, of course, it's always good for a laugh - thanks to the abundance of cute cat videos and Joe Biden memes you'll find there.

Bustle
12/09/2016
How Emily Dickinson's Poetry Helped Me Understand Myself

I was in the sixth grade the first time I ever read an Emily Dickinson poem, her lyrical letter to the Grim Reaper, "Because I could not stop for Death." She was one of the dozen writers we learned about that April for National Poetry Month, and whi

HelloGiggles
12/24/2016
How yoga taught me to finally love my body

The first time I went to the gym, I was 13. I signed up for a membership after going shopping with my best friend. We decided to buy the same shirt - the only difference being that she was a size 8 and I was a size 14 - in youth sizes.

Bustle
01/02/2017
9 Modern Women Science Fiction Writers You Need To Be Celebrating

For science fiction lovers everywhere, January 2 is a very special day for two reasons - it's the birthday of legendary author Isaac Asimov and it's the official date for National Science Fiction Day. While I've celebrated in the past watching the en

BookBub Blog
12/15/2016
17 Books 'Harry Potter' Fans Might Have Missed This Year

From the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play to theFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film, 2016 was a great year for Potterheads - and it doesn't stop there. Below, we've rounded up some of the year's biggest book releases for fans, complete with publishers' descriptions.

Bustle
12/20/2016
11 Books I Wish I Could Give President-Elect Trump For Christmas

It's been over a month since it became official, and now, it's just under four weeks until Donald Trump will take office as the next President of the United States - I know, it still stings to say it. People everywhere are nervous, to say the least,

BookBub Blog
12/20/2016
22 Secret Thoughts All Bookworms Have

For the most part, us bookworms wear our hearts on our sleeves. It's obvious when we're heartbroken over a character's death, surprised by a plot's sudden twist, or annoyed that someone keeps interrupting our reading time. There are some things, however, that readers keep to ourselves, secret thoughts all bookworms have, and we've rounded them up here.

Bustle
12/06/2016
5 Reasons To Read 'The Glass Universe,' A Powerful Story About Women In Science

Throughout history, the accomplishments of women have been continually overshadowed by men, dishonestly claimed by men, or forgotten by the world all together. Bestselling author Dava Sobel's latest scientific exposition seeks to correct that all to common mistake by shining a light on the incredible women behind some of astronomy's most important scientific discoveries, which is just one of the reasons you should read The Glass Universe.

Bustle
01/05/2017
13 Long Books For When You're Snowed In

Now that the holidays are over, the bitter winter weather seems a lot less magical and a lot more dreadful. Its time to prepare for those long nights stuck inside, which means you'll need to gather plenty of warm blankets, bottles of wine, and long b

Bustle
12/16/2016
15 Of The Best Thrillers Of 2016

This last year had all of us on the edge of our seats, holding our breaths at every crazy turn 2016 took, and left gasping at its starling conclusion. While that kind of emotional roller coaster ride isn't exactly what you want for your everyday life

BookBub Blog
12/26/2016
The Biggest 'Outlander' News of 2016

Sadie Trombetta There's no doubt that 2016 was a big year for the franchise and its fans. From scandalous magazine covers to title reveals to casting announcements, here is a roundup of the biggest Outlander news of 2016. We can only imagine what awaits in 2017!

HelloGiggles
12/20/2016
I tried hypnosis to help me get healthy - here's what happened

From celebrity diets to crazy fitness trends, people are willing to try anything to get healthy and lose weight. I know this because, for so long, I've been one of those people - one of the millions of Americans who struggle to meet the unrealistic beauty expectations of our culture.

HelloGiggles
11/23/2016
How Rory Gilmore inspired me to become a writer

When Gilmore Girls premiered in 2000, I was a bookish little 10-year-old girl from a small town. I dreamed of getting out and seeing the world. As I sat on my couch and watched Rory Gilmore walk into show's very first episode over 16 years ago, I immediately found someone I could relate to, someone I could aspire to be, and someone I could learn from.

The Kitchn
Is There Anything Stranger than Going Home for the Holidays? - Stranger Thanksgiving

Going home for the holidays is like going to the Upside Down, back in time to when the world still felt strange and new. Welcome to Stranger Thanksgiving, inspired by Netflix's hit Stranger Things and the Thanksgivings of our childhoods. My mother, a hard-working mom of three, believes in one thing over all else: family.

BookBub Blog
01/11/2017
16 Books Being Made Into TV Series in 2017

Sadie Trombetta Get your remotes ready! Many of your favorite books and series are coming to a small screen near you this year. From children's classics to detective series to historical biographies, here are the books being made into TV series in 2017. Publishers' description included below.

Bustle
10/25/2016
What Is 'The Sellout' About? The Man Booker Winner Is A Must Read

On Tuesday, panel chairwoman Dr. Amanda Foreman presented American author Paul Beatty with the 2016 Man Booker Prize, a prestigious literary award bestowed upon one English language novel every year. If you haven't gotten a chance to read the prize-w

Bustle
10/12/2016
Trump Sounds Just Like My Sexual Assaulter

After my first sexual assault in college, I used to have this reoccurring nightmare wherein my attacker had me pinned down in the middle of campus, and no matter how hard I yelled, no matter how hard I fought, I couldn't get up, and no one walking by

Ravishly
05/19/3415
The Dangerous Dance Women Do With Numbers

There are these days that I feel like one of those progress tracking thermometers used for fundraisers and work projects, the kind that get hung up in lobbies of schools and in break rooms at work and on the lawns of churches.

Bustle
06/29/2016
10 Bookish Vacation Locations For Readers

Summer is finally here, which means its time to lather on the sunscreen, roll out the beach blanket, and kick back with a good book. Instead of heading to your local lake or nearby seaside spot, though, take your summer reading list to one of these vacation destinations for book-lovers.

Bustle
07/02/2016
13 Vegan Fourth Of July Recipes For A Delicious Celebration

It's finally Fourth of July weekend, the time of year where you can shamelessly flaunt your American flag T-shirt collection, blast Bruce Springsteen from your backyard, and stock up on all of your favorite traditional cookout foods. But while everyone else is filling up on burgers and mystery

BookBub Blog
02/26/2016
18 Books to Read If You Love 'Divergent'

You've been with Tris from the very beginning, when she first discovered she was a Divergent, and now, you can't wait to see how it all ends on the big screen when hits theaters March 18. You're ready to jump back into the thrilling dystopian world of corrupt government, warring factions, and serious ass-kicking.

Bustle
03/15/2016
13 Coming-Of-Age Novels From The Female Perspective

When you think of classic coming-of-age novels, your mind probably instantly goes to The Catcher in the Rye or The Outsiders, but what about the female experience? From our grade school reading class and onward, we are inundated with stories of boys growing up and becoming men, but coming-of-age

Bustle
05/12/2016
13 Surprising Health Benefits Of Yoga That Will Make You Want To Try It Yourself

Charlize Theron swears by yoga, Gisele Bündchen loves to Instagram about it, and Christy Turlington even wrote a book about it, but celebrity endorsements aren't the only reason you should consider unrolling your dusty mat. Outside of the standard healthy side effects that all regular exercise has,

Bustle
02/12/2016
7 Reasons To Sail Through Time With Heidi Heilig's 'The Girl From Everywhere'

Raise anchor and prepare to set sail through time and across the globe with Heidi Heilig's highly anticipated The Girl from Everywhere (Greenwillow Books, Feb. 16). An imaginative fantasy adventure, this YA novel draws on mythology, science fiction, history, and good old fashioned pirate stories to

Bustle
05/12/2016
11 Political Memoirs Written By Women You Should Read This Election Season

With the primary season heating up, it's starting to look like this year's election will be monumental for women. But whether or not Clinton wins the nomination or the presidency, she has made history during her career as a politician, and like the many strong female leaders before her, Clinton

Criminalelement
04/07/2016
11 True Crime Books That Prove Real Life Can Be Scarier than Fiction

Between the Netflix hit Making a Murderer and the FX limited series that everyone keeps talking about, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story , it seems like a true crime sensation is sweeping the nation. What is it that makes true crime -whether it's a television show, movie, or book-so much more intriguing than a fictional story?

Ravishly
02/10/2015
What My Parents Taught Me About Loving And Leaving-And Loving Again

It was the morning of my 21st birthday when my mom brought me to her therapist's office to tell me she and my dad were getting a divorce. It was a cold day and the harsh wind was intensifying the hangover I had from throwing down as many shots as I could before 1 a.m.-the time my neighborhood bar shut down-the night before.

BookBub Blog
04/14/2016
12 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About the World's Coolest Libraries

Sadie Trombetta This week marks the 58th annual National Library Week, and what better way to celebrate than by getting an intimate look at the world's coolest libraries? Here are 12 things you probably didn't know about the most beautiful libraries around the globe. Did your favorite make the list?

Criminalelement
03/03/2016
11 Things You Should Never Say to a Mystery Addict

You might know mystery is the best genre of all time, but the truth is, not everyone will understand your obsession. Maybe it's because they haven't spent enough time with the books themselves, or maybe they just have terrible taste-whatever the case, there are just some people who don't get it.

BookBub Blog
04/20/2016
11 Must-Haves for Your 'Game of Thrones' Viewing Party

It may be spring, but winter is finally coming. On April 24, Game of Thrones season six will premiere on HBO, and we will finally get the answers to all the burning questions we were left to obsess over when season five ended last year.

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