I Survived NaNoWriMo 2021!

That’s right y’all, not only did I make it out of the month of November alive, I also bagged my eighth NaNo win! (That means I’m eight for eight on participating and winning….wild.) This year’s NaNo was honestly refreshing. If you’ve been following along recently, I haven’t been writing much original stuff, mostly focusing on…… Continue reading I Survived NaNoWriMo 2021!

Book Review: Im Westen Nichts Neues (All Quiet on the Western Front)

In 1914 a room full of German schoolboys, fresh-faced and idealistic, are goaded by their schoolmaster to troop off to the ‘glorious war’. With the fire and patriotism of youth they sign up. What follows is the moving story of a young ‘unknown soldier’ experiencing the horror and disillusionment of life in the trenches. For…… Continue reading Book Review: Im Westen Nichts Neues (All Quiet on the Western Front)

It’s Almost November…

And y’all know what that means! First of all, sorry about accidentally disappearing for a month. Junior year of college has hands, and for the past two weeks I’ve been in midterm town, population: me. I eventually survived, and here I am, back for…well, what else? As October draws to a close (which, how?! It…… Continue reading It’s Almost November…

Book Review: The Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin

Forty-four-year-old Alice Holtzman is stuck in a dead-end job, bereft of family, and now reeling from the unexpected death of her husband. Alice has begun having panic attacks whenever she thinks about how her life hasn’t turned out the way she dreamed. Even the beloved honeybees she raises in her spare time aren’t helping her…… Continue reading Book Review: The Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin

Movie Review: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (spoiler-free!)

As y’all know, I am a huge Marvel fan, and I always jump at the chance to see a new MCU movie. The MCU is introducing new heroes as it moves into phase 2, and let me tell you, this hero does not disappoint. I often say I really enjoy Marvel films, but seldom do…… Continue reading Movie Review: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (spoiler-free!)

Fall 2021 Books for College!

I didn’t mean to take like…two and a half weeks between posts but! My fall semester started on Monday and it’s junior year y’all! We are fully back on campus for the first time since March 2020 (I only had like…two in-person classes this past year) and it’s been insane. So many people! So. Much.…… Continue reading Fall 2021 Books for College!

Book Review: Olympus, Texas by Stacey Swann

The Briscoe family is once again the talk of their small town when March returns to East Texas two years after he was caught having an affair with his brother’s wife. His mother, June, hardly welcomes him back with open arms. Her husband’s own past affairs have made her tired of being the long-suffering spouse.…… Continue reading Book Review: Olympus, Texas by Stacey Swann

Book Review: Jackaby by William Ritter

Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary–including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position…… Continue reading Book Review: Jackaby by William Ritter