3 out of 5 Stars Several years ago, some friends talked me into going to see the movie based on this book. I was hesitant because I thought the concept was dumb and sexist, but I actually ended up enjoying the movie. When I found the audiobook at my local library, I figured I'd give … Continue reading Book Review: The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger
So, hows everyone else doing with their NaNoWriMo goals?? It's getting toward the end of November, so I figured I'm about due for an update. Project #1: Finishing my monster portal fantasy Sigh... I didn't even get a chance to look at this one yet in November. It's probably going on a back burner until … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Update
4 out of 5 Stars I noticed this book back when it first came out on book shelves. The cover was just so eye-catching, it was hard not to notice it. And a creepy and suspenseful story seemed like a perfect choice to curl up with in front of the fire on a chilly night. … Continue reading Book Review: In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
Just wanted to take this moment to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! I love this holiday--a day to spend with family and friends surrounded by great food and conversation. Even though it's easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of life, this day reminds me of all the amazing things I have to … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
4 out of 5 Stars Amazingly, I was never forced to read this in school. But it's referenced all the time--in movies, other stories, etc.--so I figured it was about time I actually read it. The Blurb At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group … Continue reading Book Review: Lord of the Flies by William Golding
4 out of 5 Stars! This book has been on my TBR list since well before it was released. I love just about anything Victoria Schwab has written and was eager to read her first middle grade novel, especially considering it's about ghosts and Scotland 🙂 And honestly, just look at that lovely cover! The … Continue reading Book Review: City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
The glass sparkled with morning sunlight, setting the new world on fire with sparks of ruby and vermilion. Outside, the sky brightened to a hazy blue. A shade like freedom and happiness. My fingers itched to release the hatch and step beyond this pretty cage, escaping into the swaying fields beyond. The golden stalks of … Continue reading Flash Fiction: The Domes
5 out of 5 Stars! The Cruel Prince was one of my favorite books so far this year, and I'm eagerly awaiting the sequel that comes out in January. To hold up during the wait, I figured I'd pick up another book by Holly Black. And turns out it has a vampire theme, so a … Continue reading Book Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
It's November once again and that means NaNoWriMo--the month when writers buckle down and attempt to write a novel (or 50,000 words) in thirty days. Some writers have been planning for weeks for this event. Last year, I was one of those writers. I had a plan and a plot outline to keep me on … Continue reading NaNoWriMo is Back in Town!