Recently Read Books | the highest highs and the lowest lows

I'm so behind on reviews right now it's not even funny, but here's me trying to catch up at least a little! Most of these are books that I read over a month ago. Oops. We're all over the place here in terms of ratings! Some books I loved, some I strongly disliked. Let's just … Continue reading Recently Read Books | the highest highs and the lowest lows

10 overused tropes that I’ll never get tired of

As someone who reads a lot of books and watches a lot of things, I often see the same tropes many times across many stories. Some get old real fast, but others, well...there are some tropes that, no many how many times I see them, I never get tired of them, and I doubt I … Continue reading 10 overused tropes that I’ll never get tired of

ARC Review: A Neon Darkness by Lauren Shippen | a villain origin story of the highest quality

A Neon Darkness (The Bright Sessions #2) by Lauren Shippen "I think about being happy and whether that's something I've ever felt. I'm not sure it is, but I think it must be something close to this." To be published Sept. 29, 2020 by Tor Teen 256 pages Genre: YA contemporary sci-fi Date finished: April … Continue reading ARC Review: A Neon Darkness by Lauren Shippen | a villain origin story of the highest quality

5 star TBR predictions: results + new guesses

Just over a year ago, I posted about five books that I guessed I would rate 5 stars. It took me a while, but I have finally read all of the books from that list and I'm ready to talk about them! Spoiler alert: I'm apparently terrible at judging my own reading taste because I … Continue reading 5 star TBR predictions: results + new guesses

ARC Review: Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour | the beauty of small moments

Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour “What a wonder it was, to stand side by side with someone and watch the same thing.” To be published Sept. 15, 2020 by Dutton Books for Young Readers 240 pages Genre: YA contemporary/fabulism Date finished: May 9, 2020 Content warnings: discussions of past abuse goodreads | bookshop Summary: … Continue reading ARC Review: Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour | the beauty of small moments

August Wrap-Up | less blogging, but slightly more reading

Taylor Swift was right: August DID slip away like a moment in time. I'm starting to feel like a broken record with these wrap-ups, because August was really just...another month. A month of waiting, of alternating between numb to everything that's happening and getting so angry I want to scream, a month of wondering if … Continue reading August Wrap-Up | less blogging, but slightly more reading

Recently Read Books | flamingos, monkeys, and ghost dogs (oh my!)

Let's talk about some of the books I've read recently! I still don't know how to do intros for these things. Moving on! The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta “This book is a fairy tale in which I am the prince and the princess. I am the king and the queen. I am my own … Continue reading Recently Read Books | flamingos, monkeys, and ghost dogs (oh my!)

Never Have I Ever Writing Tag

Hello, it's time for a writing tag! My writing lately has been, uh, very inconsistent, so there's not much to update on that front. But this tag looks fun and still gives me an excuse to talk about writing a bit. Also, WordPress finally forced me to switch to the block editor and I'm annoyed … Continue reading Never Have I Ever Writing Tag

ARC Review: Kind of a Big Deal by Shannon Hale | this book deserves a standing ovation

Kind of a Big Deal by Shannon Hale "Musicals were better than real life. And if Josie could make a wish, she'd live in one forever." To be published August 25, 2020 by Roaring Brook Press 400 pages Genre: YA contemporary fantasy Date finished: June 12, 2020 Content warnings: mentions of transphobia goodreads | bookshop … Continue reading ARC Review: Kind of a Big Deal by Shannon Hale | this book deserves a standing ovation