My Year In Books

2015 has been a magnificent year for reading. Because it was my last year of high school, I had promised my parents that I would go on a reading hiatus and dedicate all my spare time (i.e. reading time) to preparing for finals. So naturally, I “forgot” about that promise by April, and read more […]

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CHRISTMAS BOOK HAUL

This Christmas was a time of literary indulgence. That is, I only asked for books because the small part of me that sometimes asks for other things like chocolate or a new cellphone cover was totally overpowered. Naturally, I just have to post my book haul because I’m unbelievably excited about the new additions to […]

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Review: ‘The 5th Wave’ by Rick Yancey

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only […]

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Saturday Spotlight #2

Saturday Spotlight is a weekly feature in which I honor a book, character, or author that has consumed my mind and may be the cause of future therapy sessions. The day after Christmas is always difficult. It feels like the whole world is hung over from an overdose of “family fun”, the excitement of unwrapping […]

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Merry Christmas!

This is a bite-sized post to say I hope you all have a wondrous holiday season. To those of you that celebrate Christmas, enjoy all the bookish gifts you received (and if you didn’t ask for books, why not?) May all your Christmas wishes come true! If you don’t celebrate the holiday, have a magical year-end. […]

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Review: ‘We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves’ by Karen Joy Fowler

Meet the Cooke family. Our narrator is Rosemary Cooke. As a child, she never stopped talking; as a young woman, she has wrapped herself in silence: the silence of intentional forgetting, of protective cover. Something happened, something so awful she has buried it in the recesses of her mind. Now her adored older brother is […]

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The Beautiful Blogger Award

Thank you so much to Kaavya @ outlookonabook for nominating me! (Go check out her blog – it’s gorgeous.) This is my first nomination for something like this, so hopefully it doesn’t crash and burn… Rules: Link the blogger who took the time to nominate you. List seven random facts about yourself. Nominate seven creative, beautiful bloggers. […]

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Review: ‘The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks’ by E. Lockhart

Frankie Landau-Banks attends one of the most privileged schools in the country. She is popular, cute and funny. Her main preoccupation is the gorgeous Matthew Livingston. But that’s not all there is to Frankie. She’s also smart. Then Frankie discovers Matthew has been keeping secrets from her. What will she do to get even? How […]

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Review: ‘Looking For Alaska’ by John Green

“In the dark beside me, she smelled of sweat and sunshine and vanilla, and on that thin-mooned night I could see little more than her silhouette, but even in the dark, I could see her eyes – fierce emeralds. And not just beautiful, but hot too.” Alaska Young. Gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, screwed up – […]

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Saturday Spotlight #1

Saturday Spotlight is (soon to become) a weekly feature in which I honor a book, character, or author that’s been on my mind lately. This is my first attempt at a weekly feature, so bear with me. Even though this is only the first installment of Saturday Spotlight, I get the feeling it’s going to […]

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