Some Tips for Escaping the Dreaded Writer’s Block

Shall we start this post off with some disclaimers? Let's do. Disclaimer #1: I have never had anything published, and therefore, have no advice to give on how to get your writing published. I am simply someone who writes often and studied English in college; therefore, I have unlimited experience with writer's block and getting … Continue reading Some Tips for Escaping the Dreaded Writer’s Block

The Problem with Home

I love my hometown. So much. I like living here and I like my friends here, and overall it's a really f*cking great city. One problem, though: I simply do not feel artistically fulfilled here. This is what lies at the root of my homesickness -- loving home and always wanting to be there and … Continue reading The Problem with Home

THE IMMORTALISTS by Chloe Benjamin | Review

Four siblings (the Golds) set out one day in search of a mysterious woman who has just moved to town. They are seeking her because they've heard she has the ability to predict the exact date you'll die. When they find her living in an apartment building not unlike their own, they enter one at … Continue reading THE IMMORTALISTS by Chloe Benjamin | Review

December 2017 Book of the Month: FATES AND FURIES by Lauren Groff

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

Every Book I Read in 2017, Ranked

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

The Hardest Part About Growing Up

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

November 2017 Book of the Month: SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo

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

A Note on Failure.

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.

October 2017 Book of the Month: A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab

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

More Answers to Questions No One Asked Me

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