May wrap-up!

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!

Book review: My Dark Vanessa

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

Cringing at the blatant self-insert story I wrote when I was eleven

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

Maybe kind of attempting Sapphic-A-Thon aka sapphic books on my TBR

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

My first one star review: The Midnight Dance

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