Review: Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth | watch out for murder hornets

Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth "That's history for you, my darlings. When you dig it up, it always carries a whiff of rot." Published Oct. 20, 2020 by William Morrow 608 pages Genre: historical fiction/horror Date finished: Sept. 25, 2020 Content warnings: bugs (hornets), suicide, gore, drug use, homophobia, sexual assault goodreads | bookshop … Continue reading Review: Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth | watch out for murder hornets

October Wrap-Up | pumpkin spice existential dread

October always feels like it goes by too fast. That was especially true this year, because spooky season is one of the only things I had to look forward to so of course it had to go by too quickly. Also, I've spent the last four years dreading this November, which obviously meant that it … Continue reading October Wrap-Up | pumpkin spice existential dread

Writing update | racing to finish a draft + my NaNoWriMo project

Well hello there! I haven't written a writing update since July. I guess I should probably do that now, then, huh? So. Progress updates.  Currently, I'm working on the second draft of a novel that I wrote last year (hereafter referred to as "the dragon WIP"). My progress on that has been all over the … Continue reading Writing update | racing to finish a draft + my NaNoWriMo project

I don’t understand the concept of overhyped books and at this point I’m too afraid to ask

After two and a half years of having a book blog and almost as much time on book twitter, I'm finally ready to make a confession. I don't understand the concept of overhyped books. Every now and then in bookish conversations, I'll hear someone refer to a book as "overhyped," aiming to dismiss it entirely. … Continue reading I don’t understand the concept of overhyped books and at this point I’m too afraid to ask

ARC Review: The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow | let’s go burn down the patriarchy

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow "A girl is such an easy thing to break: weak and fragile, all alone, all yours. But they aren't girls anymore, and they don't belong to anyone. And they aren't alone." Published Oct. 13, 2020 by Orbit 528 pages Genre: historical fantasy Date finished: Oct. 15, … Continue reading ARC Review: The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow | let’s go burn down the patriarchy

The best piece of writing advice ft. six amazing bloggers

Hello, writers! With NaNoWriMo right around the corner (I'm not freaking out, are you freaking out??), it felt like the perfect time to get into the writing mood by — what else? — giving some writing advice. But this post isn't just going to be me rambling on and pretending to know things. We've got … Continue reading The best piece of writing advice ft. six amazing bloggers

Sometimes all you can do to express your feelings about a book is make memes

Happy Monday! Here are over fifty homegrown, all-organic book memes from me to you. Okay, confession time: I enjoy making memes. Or maybe that's just part of being a millennial who spends too much time on the internet. Either way, I've made my fair share of book-related memes to send to friends, and since I … Continue reading Sometimes all you can do to express your feelings about a book is make memes

September Wrap-Up | falling into autumn ðŸ

Wow, it's October. The pros: spooky season! Pumpkin spice everything! Halloween! Fall leaves and colder weather! The cons: the years really do start coming and they don't stop coming. September was yet another weird month. Here on the west coast of the US, we spent about a week completely covered in smoke to the point … Continue reading September Wrap-Up | falling into autumn ðŸ

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