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

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 … Continue reading MORE book recommendations based on my favorite TV shows

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

2019 releases I haven’t read yet (but want to)

This year isn't even over and I'm already woefully behind on new releases. I've actually been fairly good about keeping up with the 2019 releases that I was initially excited about. But the thing about being active in the book community is that you inevitably hear about tons of new releases as they come out … Continue reading 2019 releases I haven’t read yet (but want to)

Genre Talk: what makes a book YA?

Not long ago, I read one of my most anticipated books of the year, Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater. It was incredible and mind-blowing and everything that I hoped it would be - but despite being categorized as young adult, it didn't really feel like a YA novel. What is the feel of … Continue reading Genre Talk: what makes a book YA?

Writing update #11 | NaNoWriMo is already a third of the way done???

Time just keeps on passing and before you know it, you're already a third of the way into a month long writing challenge and already falling behind. Hello everyone, and welcome to my yearly existential crisis! This November, I am participating in National Novel Writing Month, which means I'm attempting to write 50,000 words in … Continue reading Writing update #11 | NaNoWriMo is already a third of the way done???

Recommendations: books set on islands

Who doesn't love islands?? The warm sun, sand in your toes, walking along the beach at sunset... Okay, maybe that's not the type of island that I'm talking about with most of these books. But still. Recently, I haven't been purposefully picking up books set on islands, but that's what's been happening anyway. Also, part … Continue reading Recommendations: books set on islands

Review: Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater | have you heard? I would die for Ronan Lynch

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater "You are made of dreams and this world is not for you." Published Nov. 5, 2019 by Scholastic 448 pages Genre: YA urban fantasy Date finished: Nov. 1, 2019 Content warnings: mentions of suicide, violence, gore goodreads | indiebound Summary: Ronan Lynch is a dreamer. He can pull both … Continue reading Review: Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater | have you heard? I would die for Ronan Lynch

October Wrap-Up | reading spooky books + meeting favorite authors

Happy Halloween, all! 🎃👻🍂💀 October is coming to an end, and with that comes my usual monthly wrap-up. It's been a pretty good month overall - this time of year is always beautiful when the leaves change, I've been baking lots of pumpkin goodies, and Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! Sad to see … Continue reading October Wrap-Up | reading spooky books + meeting favorite authors

Recently Read Books #11 | catching up on series, spooky books, and more

It's time to talk about six of the books I've read recently! I've managed to finish/catch up on two series and read some spooky books for the Halloween season. Let's get into my reviews! The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin (The Broken Earth #3) “But for a society build on exploitation, there is no greater … Continue reading Recently Read Books #11 | catching up on series, spooky books, and more