Review: In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan | I love one (1) snarky disaster boy and his found family

In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan “I don’t need you to explain to me the concept of a magical land filled with fantastic creatures that only certain special children can enter. I am acquainted with the last several centuries of popular culture. There are books. And cartoons, for the illiterate.” Published August 2017 by …

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Writing update #13 | I wrote an entire Jane Austen retelling in a month

Well, it's official: I won National Novel Writing Month! Although this probably isn't a surprise to anyone who's been following along, since I haven't shut up about it anywhere, I thought I'd do a final post for this year's NaNoWriMo, wrapping up how it went! I set out this month to write 50,000 words of …

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November Wrap-Up | writing a novel + reading anticipated books

Happy December, all! Well, it's that time again, time to wrap up the last month of my life. November was dominated by National Novel Writing Month for me, which I'll talk more about later. As a result, both my reading and sleep schedule took a hit. I read 9 books in November, which is lower …

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Review: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo | who knew getting into an Ivy League school would involve so much necromancy?

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo “I want to survive this world that keeps trying to destroy me.” Published Oct. 8, 2019 by Flatiron Books 458 pages Genre: dark urban fantasy Date finished: Nov. 26, 2019 Content warnings: rape and sexual assault, drug abuse and overdose, gore, physical abuse, self harm goodreads | indiebound Summary: Galaxy …

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Writing update #12 | NaNoWriMo: it’s the final countdown

6 days left, NaNoWriMoers! How we feeling? I don't know about you, but for me, this month feels like it's flown by faster than usual. We shouldn't already be in the last week of NaNoWriMo! Didn't we just start?? What is time and why does it keep passing. Despite my ongoing existential crisis, I'm actually …

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MORE book recommendations based on my favorite TV shows

At the beginning of this year, I wrote a post recommending books based on eight of my favorite TV shows, including Doctor Who, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Avatar: the Last Airbender. I wasn't able to include every one of my favorite shows in that list, and since then, I've also added a few new shows to …

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Recently Read Books #12 | cute romance, feminist memoirs, and more

It's time to talk about six of the books I've read recently! Not a ton of variation among these ratings, as all ended up somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. But let's not get too ahead of ourselves... Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks goodreads | indiebound Every October, Deja and Josiah resume …

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