Hey look at me, finally writing reviews that I've been putting off for weeks! So here we are: mini reviews for six books I've read recently(-ish). Let's just get into it! The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers “The universe is what we make of it. It’s up to you to … Continue reading Recently Read Books | space travel, creepy faeries, and kindness
Somehow I blinked and the entire month of July blew past?? Not sure how that happened. So in July, I managed to get done almost none of what I planned (including utterly failing Camp NaNoWriMo) and time just kind of passed most days. I've been having difficulty lately even doing things that usually bring me … Continue reading July Wrap-Up | not a ton of reading or motivation in general
The end of July is coming soon, but I still have a little time to join in with #JaneAustenJuly and gush about one of my favorite authors! I discovered this tag through Fatma @ The Book Place (whose blog you should definitely go check out if you're also an Austen fan!). The tag was originally … Continue reading The Jane Austen July Tag
Loveless by Alice Oseman “All I had to do was wait, and my big love story would come. I would find the one. We would fall in love. And I'd get my happily ever after.” Published July 9, 2020 by HarperCollins Children's Books 435 pages Genre: YA contemporary Date finished: July 22, 2020 Content warnings: … Continue reading Review: Loveless by Alice Oseman | be prepared for A Lot Of Emotions
We book-lovers talk a lot about adaptations, but we tend to mostly focus on movie and TV adaptations. While I love those as much as the next person, I think we are overlooking the underused potential of book-to-musical adaptations. Plenty of amazing musicals have been adapted from books, like Wicked, Fun Home, Les Miserables, and The Lightning … Continue reading 7 books that would make great musicals
What this, you ask? An entire post dedicated to talking about how amazing my fellow bloggers are? Let's do this! I'm so excited to be submitting my nominations for the Fourth Annual Book Blogger Awards. This will actually be my first time creating a nominations post -- in past years I've only voted in the … Continue reading My nominations for the 2020 Book Blogger Awards
Raise your hand if you were the mythology kid in elementary school. 🙋 I've always been fascinated by Greek mythology, but that interest has multiplied within the past year or so thanks to a little musical called Hadestown. Since yesterday marked one year since I saw Hadestown on Broadway (*sob*), I figured I could celebrate … Continue reading Recommendations: books involving Greek mythology
Oh hey, it's time for a Q&A! To celebrate my birthday (which was yesterday, hooray!), I'm answering the questions sent by you. A huge thank you to everyone who sent questions -- I loved answering them! I ended up dividing the questions into four sections: books, writing, blogging, and everything else. This post is already … Continue reading Q&A | which characters I would invite to my birthday party, what emoji represents me, and more!
It has been over two months since my last writing update (how??) so now seems like a good time to talk about what I've been working on since then. Quick recap: I wrote the first draft of a novel last year. I started revising it earlier this using using Susan Dennard's Revision Guide. In my … Continue reading Writing update | second draft, July Camp NaNoWriMo, and dragons
The year is 2020. In the midst of a global pandemic, an economic recession, and social unrest unlike anything during my lifetime, I open up my brand new Disney+ account (which was created for this and this alone) and click play on Hamilton: An American Musical. There's so much about this moment that I couldn't … Continue reading What does Hamilton mean to me in 2020?