**WARNING: The following post is extremely petty.** Here is a list of things that annoy me: When people say "Okiedokie artichokie" un-ironically. When my mom starts telling a story and stops mid-sentence distracted by the television and forgets to finish her story until I ask her to please finish her story ten minutes later. When … Continue reading Annoying things.
Romances are so much less interesting than books about marriage. And that's a cynical way to look at marriage, I know, insinuating that marriage and romance occur separately. But there's a reason classic romances often stop at the wedding. It's because from the moment the two parties say "I do," the story changes completely. Lauren … Continue reading December 2017 Book of the Month: FATES AND FURIES by Lauren Groff
Thank goodness for books, right? This, as the title already states, is the list of every book I read in 2017. In total, there were 51, which I believe is my personal all-time high, so I'll take this moment to give myself a pat on the back (considering I only set a goal of 15 … Continue reading Every Book I Read in 2017, Ranked
In the middle of the dumpster fire there were lessons to be learned: Always take time to read something outside of the genres you usually read. You might find a new one you love. For me it was fantasy. I also found that poetry just isn't my thing and probably never will be - and … Continue reading What I learned in 2017
2017 was the absolute pits. And so was 2016 before it. But amidst the hellfire, there is this one feat. 100 posts on a blog all my own. The holidays can be such a lonely time for me. Not that I am alone or anything. I'm lucky to be here with my family at the … Continue reading 100.
This has been on my mind a lot lately -- what's the most difficult thing you have encountered as an adult? To put it simply, I would say it is not being anyone's first person anymore. I get the term "first person" from Rosianna Halse Rojas' video, in which she talks about how communication changes … Continue reading The Hardest Part About Growing Up
This is incredibly late and I have not posted in a while, mostly from a lack of creativity and busy-ness due to the nightmare that is holiday retail. But I'm still reading, of course - because how else would I stay sane amidst the insanity? So. I have a new favorite book, everyone. It's Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. … Continue reading November 2017 Book of the Month: SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo
It's hard to create something that no one reads/watches/sees/listens to. It's hard to put something out into the world in general, but even harder when there's no one there on the other side. It feels isolating. In my case, it makes me not want to write -- to not even do the thing that I … Continue reading A Note on Failure.
I don't know what it is with books about magic, but there's something about them that pull me in and make me feel at home in them. There's something about a fantasy world that can take your breath away in a way that not even the most beautiful of landscapes here on earth can. And … Continue reading October 2017 Book of the Month: A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab
Major brain fart = let's answer some questions! Icebreakers are better when they're virtual! Let's go! What’s your favorite piece of clothing you own / owned? I have two really fancy hats that I got in a vintage store in Edinburgh that I'm pretty much in love with. Both are very 1940s with netting that comes … Continue reading More Answers to Questions No One Asked Me