A Holiday Feature

When it comes to blogging, I failed in the last few months. I’ve focused on my novel and taking all the steps needed to get it closer to publishing. It’s important to me for my story to be as clean and as professional as possible. I did my first round of beta reading this summer and I finished another novel for last month’s NaNoWriMo. Now … Continue reading A Holiday Feature

Literacy Lunacy: Kami Garcia’s & Margaret Stohl’s Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures was gifted to me in box-set of the full series (before a novella and, I believe, a continuation series was released.) It’s another soon-to-be-film motivated read. Garcia’s and Stohl’s novel is different than the mainstream teen paranormal romances because it centers on witches and magic. There’s no mention of werewolves, vampires, or much else that is supernatural, which is refreshing. Ethan Wate dreams … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Kami Garcia’s & Margaret Stohl’s Beautiful Creatures

Literacy Lunacy: Patrick Süskind’s Perfume: The Story of A Murderer

What a bizarre novel! I remember the advertisement for this becoming a film ages before I read it, but around that time, I didn’t know it was based on a novel. I forgot about it until my time working in a bookstore jogged my memory. I believe a co-worker was reading it or had read it and brought it up in conversation. Next thing I … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Patrick Süskind’s Perfume: The Story of A Murderer

That’s So Fetch

It should be a crime that I didn’t know Mean Girls was based on a book until years later. It’s a self-help called Queen Bees and Wannabees. I haven’t read it and I don’t know if I ever will, but at least the movie is super dope. It is a cult classic, after all. I can’t remember the first time watching Mean Girls, but I … Continue reading That’s So Fetch

The Beauty of Magic

Oh, sweet, J.K. Rowling. Thank you for the gift that is Harry Potter. It has birth so much joy since its creation. The best one being the fan-fiction dedicated to the series. While I respect the events written in the books by Rowling are canon, I refuse to accept them. This can get scary, so I won’t go too into it, but Hermione ad Draco … Continue reading The Beauty of Magic

Literacy Lunacy: John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars

This was my first John Green book. The Fault In Our Stars was gifted to me in a box-set of his novels and I picked it first because, of course, it was being adapted to the big screen. I’m sure it was the same reason I read Paper Towns. Both novels, different in theme, left a good impression on me. I plan to read the … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars

Literacy Lunacy: Sarah Blakley-Cartwright’s Red Riding Hood

This was going to be a movie. I’m positive it’s why I purchased it. As it turns out, the book I was actually written for the movie. It’s a tie-in novel. Kind of like one of those junior novels for Disney films. Except Sarah Blakley-Cartwright’s Red Riding Hood is a young adult novel in the classic fairy tale. Valerie’s sister was beautiful, kind, and sweet. … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Sarah Blakley-Cartwright’s Red Riding Hood

Binging On Some Drama

Over the last year, I’ve come to learn I’m one of those individuals who go long stretches of time without watching a single show then binge watches about four or five different ones at once. Like most people, we don’t have cable. Our service provider is just for internet, meaning we do have Netflix. We’re currently trying out Hulu and I have no complaints thus … Continue reading Binging On Some Drama