Hi friends and fellow book lovers! May is over in the blink of an eye, which means it's time for another wrap-up! Usually, I start these wrap-ups off with the books I've read, and I keep commentary to the end of the post. But it seemed disingenuous to put this at the end, so it's … Continue reading May wrap-up!
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell From Goodreads 2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her magnetic and guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher. 2017. Amid the rising wave of allegations against powerful men, a reckoning is coming due. Strane has been accused of sexual … Continue reading Book review: My Dark Vanessa
Picture this: you're eleven years old. Your favourite book series is CHERUB by Robert Muchamore. You are obsessed with magic. You're a budding author. What do you do? Obviously, you write your own story, combining your two favourite things and starring yourself. Flash forward to three days ago: you're now 24. You find the first … Continue reading Cringing at the blatant self-insert story I wrote when I was eleven
Happy Tuesday, gals and pals! Today I'm doing a tag!!!!! It's been literal months since I did a tag, but the lovely Ellyn created and tagged me in a quarantine-themed tag, so obviously I had to do it. The Rules Thank the person who nominated you Answer all the questions down below Pingback to the … Continue reading Tag Tuesday: the Stuck at Home Book Tag
Hi gals and pals, and welcome to another blog post! If you didn't know, this week is Sapphic-A-Thon, a read-a-thon dedicated to reading books with sapphic romances (romance between two women or non-binary, women-identifying people). I have a few sapphic books on my TBR, and thought this would be a great time to try to … Continue reading Maybe kind of attempting Sapphic-A-Thon aka sapphic books on my TBR
The Midnight Dance by Nikki Katz From Goodreads Seventeen-year-old Penny is a lead dancer at the Grande Teatro, a finishing school where she and eleven other young women are training to become the finest ballerinas in Italy. Tucked deep into the woods, the school is overseen by the mysterious and handsome young Master who keeps … Continue reading My first one star review: The Midnight Dance
Hello, friends and fellow book lovers! As some of you may know, I just finished my second year of law school. By this point, most of my friends and I have a pretty decent idea of the types of law we're interested in. I had a kind of dumb idea for a blog post, which … Continue reading Recommendations based on the type of law my friends want to go into
Hello, everyone! Because I suck at reviewing, have barely written a full review in what feels like months, and have a backlog of reviews dozens of books long, I thought I’d start doing periodic mini reviews of the books I have yet to review. If, while writing these reviews, I have a lot to say, … Continue reading First third mini reviews
Happy Monday, friends, I hope all is well! Today I thought I'd do a different twist on the "if you liked this book, you might like this book" thing and instead do "if you DIDN'T like this book, you might like this book instead". A few weeks ago, I asked y'all for books you wanted … Continue reading If you didn’t like this book, you might like this book
Hi, friends and fellow book lovers. I never wrote a March wrap-up because I took a mini, unannounced hiatus at the end of March. Some things happened near the end of March, and it seemed weird to discuss them at that time, so I figured I'd put my March and April wrap-ups together. I'll get … Continue reading March + April wrap-up!