Writing update | second draft, July Camp NaNoWriMo, and dragons

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

What does Hamilton mean to me in 2020?

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?

June Wrap-Up | incredible books and horrifying world events

Can somebody please explain to me how we're already halfway through 2020? What even is time anymore?? February feels like twenty years ago but at the same time it does not feel like it should be July yet. So, June was a month. Surprise surprise, the world is still a mess. I continue to be … Continue reading June Wrap-Up | incredible books and horrifying world events

Recently Read Books | sisters, queer girls, and books that made me cry

I'm so excited to share these mini reviews, because I absolutely loved all of these books! They actually fit together quite well, since all of them are about queer women and have similar themes of family, identity, grief, etc. Not to mention that every single one of them made me cry, or at the very … Continue reading Recently Read Books | sisters, queer girls, and books that made me cry

Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag, in which I am indecisive

Welcome to the middle of the year. Even though it's slightly alarming that we're already halfway through the hellyear that is 2020, the upside is that I get to do one of my favorite tags of the year! I always love looking back on what I've read so far, picking out the highlights (and lowlights) … Continue reading Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag, in which I am indecisive

ARC Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab | I sold my soul for eternal life and all I got was this lousy t-shirt

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab “Being forgotten, she thinks, is a bit like going mad. You begin to wonder what is real, if you are real. After all, how can a thing be real if it cannot be remembered?”  To be published Oct. 6, 2020 by Tor Books 448 pages Genre: … Continue reading ARC Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab | I sold my soul for eternal life and all I got was this lousy t-shirt

Recently Read Books | adorable graphic novels, new favorite middle grade, and more

Okay, time for some mini reviews of six books I've read recently! Most of these were wonderful, including a new favorite. Let's get into it! Check, Please! Book 1: #Hockey and Book 2: Sticks and Scones by Ngozi Ukazu This graphic novel duology follows Eric "Bitty" Bittle during his four years at Samwell University, where … Continue reading Recently Read Books | adorable graphic novels, new favorite middle grade, and more

How to be a Harry Potter fan without supporting J.K. Rowling ever again

Well folks, here we are again: J.K. Rowling is once again being a trash person. As you probably already know, J.K. Rowling has in the past made some transphobic statements indicating that she is a TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist); in other words, she doesn't believe that trans women are women. Obviously this is an incredibly … Continue reading How to be a Harry Potter fan without supporting J.K. Rowling ever again

If you liked this, try this | LGBTQ+ books, part 2!

Last year around this time, I posted part 1 of If you liked this, try this: LGBTQ+ books. And fun fact, that is the most viewed post on my blog! So I have returned in celebration of Pride month to bring you ten more recommendations of LGBTQ+ books based on semi-popular (mostly) non-LGBTQ+ books. The … Continue reading If you liked this, try this | LGBTQ+ books, part 2!