Book Review: The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

The Hearts We Sold, by Emily Lloyd-Jones, was actually the book I received in the August OwlCrate, and with all the deals with demons, supernatural creatures, and otherworldly circumstances, this book was perfect for the August theme of “Something Wicked This Way Comes”. This young adult urban fantasy novel is about Dee Moreno, a young […]

August OwlCrate Unboxing

It’s OwlCrate unboxing time! Ugh, I just love OwlCrate so much. It’s. Like. Christmas. Except this month Christmas had spoilers. Because I accidentally saw them on Instagram. I saw a picture on my feed of an OwlCrate unboxing like, two days after crates started shipping, and I tried to look away, but things had already […]

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Hey, bookwormies! So I usually post once a day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and rest assured this is a book and writing blog (mostly), but I wanted to go ahead and address something major happening in my state and nation over the past few days. As some of y’all know, I’m currently located in […]

Popular Books I Hate

When I was a kid, it seemed like anytime a student said they “hated” something at school, a teacher would inevitably tsk tsk and say, “Now, now, hate is a strong word!” and admonish us to think hard about the word “hate” before we used it. So I thought really hard about it. And yeah. […]

Spooky Book Recommendations: Part One

Spoopy season is my favorite season and as far as I’m concerned, it starts in August, because that’s when stores start putting out their Halloween decorations awesomeness. The majority of the year, I’m like, jeez, consumerism, slow it down, it’s not time for insert-name-of-holiday-or-season-here yet (you know, when you’ve just finished wrapping your Christmas presents […]

DNF Book Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Y’all. I can’t. I caaaaan’t. Alright, let me take a deep breath before I get into this. I tried with this book. I really did. But by the time I was about 100 pages in and the main character/narrator was still making sure we knew just how popular she is and just how obsessed with […]

Book Review: Final Girls by Riley Sager (Spoiler-Free!)

Final Girls, by Riley Sager, was the book I chose for my July book from Book of the Month Club. I was really drawn in by the mysterious, twisty plot, and the sort of slasher-esque back story, and was hoping it would really throw me for a loop. Don’t worry, though—I won’t spoil any of […]

Book Recommendations Based on Your Favorite Video Games

Recently I made a post about how my love for Fallout 4 helped to inform my love for Cinder by Marissa Meyer, and in turn, The Lunar Chronicles as a series. But of course, The Lunar Chronicles and Fallout are not the only books and video games with similarities. If you’re a gamer and you’re […]

Get to Know Me Tag

So, it’s been a couple of months now that I’ve had my site up and running, and I post a lot about books and writing (which, to be fair, are very much a part of me), but one thing I don’t post about quite as often is myself. Since I am the one writing the […]

How to Stay Motivated and Engaged with Your Work in Progress

I recently commented on a fellow writer’s Instagram post about some ideas for staying engaged and motivated when writing, and the conversation reminded me that every writer sometimes has those moments when they feel a little…well, less than awesome. When you’re in the long haul with a book or whatever project you’re currently working on, […]