August 2017 Wrap Up

Books I read: Strange Alchemy by Gwenda Bond | The New Voices of Fantasy | Alphabet of Embers (edited by Rose Lemberg) | Geekerella by Ash Poston | The Story of Lizzy and Darcy by E. Grace Watson (DNF) | The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill | The Dire King by William…

Coffee Shop Talk: Body Image

As you can probably tell from the title of this post, I wanted to talk a little bit about body image today, which will include some weight discussions and eating disorder discussions. If this is going to be a trigger for you, or will make you feel bad about yourself, please close out of this…

July 2017 Wrap Up

This month I tried a few new things! The first big thing was that I tried (and won!) Camp NaNoWriMo, which allows you to set your own goal. My goal was 10,000 words, and I finished it on July 21. I don’t ever keep track of the words I write for this, or for work,…

Ch-Ch-Changes! (and foxes!)

I’ve decided to make a change, friends. Not to most of the content. The change is that I will no longer be giving star ratings on my blog. INSTEAD, I will be giving fox emojis that show my emotions towards a book! I wanted to do this for a few reasons. I love foxes. They…

The Year in Reading… Thus Far!

Hello friends! We’ve officially passed the halfway mark for this year, which both feels like it has been as slow as a turtle, and as fast as a cheetah. I’ve decided to tally up my Year in Reading. However, I’ve read quite a few books, so here’s some stats about them! You can see all of…

June Wrap Up

So the month of June has been exciting and exhausting. I got to meet Sarah Dessen, with my two best friends, which was absolutely awesome! I also bought my best friend When Dimple Met Rishi, which she is loving so yay us! I’ve also been doing a lot of work on a story I’m writing, and…

Coffee Shop Talk: Romance Novels

I’m gonna start this post with a caveat – I do not want this post to be used to attack any romance writers, or their romance novels. This isn’t about them. This is about my personal preference only and why I feel uncomfortable reading stories that are advertised as romances. If you do this thing,…

May Wrap Up

May has, yet again, been a whirlwind for me. We moved into our first proper house, and while we’re still not entirely unpacked, it’s really beginning to feel like home. In other fun news, Chris and I (finally) got engaged, with some help from our best dog, Moose! He helped me propose, and then posed for…

April Wrap Up

So April has been kind of a whirlwind! I feel like I say that every month, but it’s always true! Chris and I have been packing, packing, packing, and in every other spare moment I’ve been trying to read. As you can see, it wasn’t my most productive reading month. I didn’t read for almost…

Coffee Shop Talk: Organization

Coffee Shop Talk is a series where I talk to you about things in my life, like I would if we were out having coffee together! This week’s topic is Organization! I may have mentioned this before, but it’s partially relevant to today’s topic of discussion, so I figured I’d throw a reminder up here. I am…

February Wrap Up

I had a rough start to my reading month. I just couldn’t focus on anything in print until midway through the month. It was incredibly frustrating, and damaging to my review schedule… I’ll be reading up a storm to catch up! A couple of books came off of my review schedule because I hated them, and…

January Wrap Up!

Well, January has been a month, hasn’t it? Luckily, needing to hide from things makes for a good reading month. Not so much a great mental health month, but there it is. Books I read this month: Jackaby | Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk | Dreadnought | Sorcerer to the Crown | Rise: How a House Built A Family |…

My Diverse-a-thon TBR!

I’m ready to participate in my first ever Diverse-a-thon, folks! This year’s event coincides with a relatively light work week and a desire to not go anywhere ever, so I’ll be able to get some good reading in! You guys know I’ve been working on reading much more diversely this year, and I can’t wait…