Saturday Spotlight #4

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.  [I’m really sorry I posted this so late! My internet at home has been sketchy lately, so I’m camped out in a coffee shop frantically schedulingContinue reading “Saturday Spotlight #4”

Saturday Spotlight #3

  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. Those of you that follow me on Twitter will know that I recently started reading the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. This was afterContinue reading “Saturday Spotlight #3”

Why I’m not doing the 2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge

Yeah, you read that right. I know – it’s a total shocker. Some might call it a tragedy. I’ve been doing the Goodreads challenge since 2012, and every year I’ve somehow managed to achieve whatever goals I set. On top of that, 2015 was my best year for reading ever: I finished over 60 books,Continue reading “Why I’m not doing the 2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge”

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 moreContinue reading “My Year In Books”

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 toContinue reading “CHRISTMAS BOOK HAUL”

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 unwrappingContinue reading “Saturday Spotlight #2”

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 isContinue reading “Review: ‘We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves’ by Karen Joy Fowler”

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.Continue reading “The Beautiful Blogger Award”

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? HowContinue reading “Review: ‘The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks’ by E. Lockhart”

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 –Continue reading “Review: ‘Looking For Alaska’ by John Green”