Bookish Baking: blue cupcakes from Percy Jackson

When I think of Percy Jackson, I think of many things. Greek mythology (obviously)...epic quests...talking pegasuses (pegasi??)...blue food... Blue food began as a challenge for Sally Jackson when her abusive husband, Smelly Gabe, claimed it didn't exist. From then on, she went out of her way to serve as much blue food as possible, from …

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ARC Review: The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett | a historical adventure that’s more history than adventure

The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett To be published Sept. 3, 2019 by Simon Pulse 384 pages Genre: YA historical fantasy Date finished: Aug. 6, 2019 goodreads Summary: Traveling with her treasure-hunting father has always been a dream for Theodora. She’s read every book in his library, has an impressive knowledge of the world’s most sought-after …

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Recently Read Books #7 | sequels, novellas, retellings, and more

I'm back to talk about five of the books I've read recently! I'm really happy that four of these books are rating four stars or more, with only one outlier. Hooray for finding awesome books! Now let's get into my thoughts. Damsel by Elana K. Arnold “This is how he likes me best ... when …

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5 YA books to read when starting college/university

Well, it's getting to be that time of year, when summer is winding down and students start thinking about going back to school. Of course, this is also a time of exciting new change for plenty of people who are starting out a new phase in life at college or university! For anyone who's in …

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Review: Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian | I’ve run out of adjectives to describe my love for this book

Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian “The most important four-letter word in our history will always be LOVE. That's what we are fighting for. That's who we are. Love is our legacy.” Published June 4, 2019 by Balzer + Bray 431 pages Genre: YA historical fiction Date finished: Aug. 3, 2019 Content warnings: homophobic language …

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Writing update #9 | I failed Camp NaNoWriMo ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Well, the title says it all. In July, I took part in Camp NaNoWriMo, which I talked about more in depth at the beginning of the month. My goal was to write for 35 hours/2100 minutes over the course of the month. I clocked in at 20 hours/1200 minutes. Which means I failed Camp NaNoWriMo. …

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July Wrap-Up | Harry Potter rereads + seeing my new favorite musical!

Welcome to the end of one month and the start of another! In July, I got to do some fun traveling and musical-watching, which was definitely the highlight of the month. I also continued watching lots of Marvel movies, avoiding the heat, and searching for full-time jobs. In terms of reading, there were some ups …

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