November Book Stack! An Overview of a Not-so-Productive Reading Month

Hey there, November was a little bit crazy! Between writing Progress Reports and planning for Parent/Teacher Interviews at work, and writing and organizing my application for a Masters program, my reading took the hardest hit from this busy month. I even managed to have two half-reads this month; I hate starting books and then having…

Book Review #9 – Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Hey there, First and foremost: apologies for the silence on here. I always believe that if you don’t have anything of value to say, don’t bother blogging about it. Ernest Hemingway (the man, the legend, my love) was quoted as saying, “Write what you would want to read,” (or something along those lines), and if…

Steps Forward – My Continuous Path of Education & Growth

Hey there, I’m considering applying to a Master’s program. By considering, what I mean  to say is that I’ve already begun the next steps: cultivating my transcripts from my previous schools, reaching out to potential references, applying to scholarships, and as all the forms start to trickle in, I’ll start to play the waiting game….

More Poetry – More Feedback Required! A Writer in the Works

Hey there, I wrote a couple more poems over the last week. Again, poetry is not something I’ve touched in many years or have any real knowledge about; I just kind of let it flow. Have a look and let me know your favourite. They are all unnamed. Please, feel free to give me any advice…

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them – a Short Movie Review

Hey there, Movie reviews are not a thing I’m interested in getting into, but Fantastic Beasts totally calls for a spoiler-free review. J.K. Rowling’s world became a big part of my life. I got the first books from my brother for Christmas, along with Harry Potter’s “textbooks” (Quidditch through the ages & Fantastic Beasts) when…

Book Review #8 – Pride & Prejudice Manga Edition

Hey there, I received an advanced copy of this novel. My review is in no way influenced by this. Pride & Prejudice in a manga format was immensely exciting to me! But to adapt Jane Austen’s awesome novel into an edition such as this was an ambitious one. I found the text and dialogue chosen…

Book Review #7 – Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Hey there, I finally finished reading Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. It wasn’t a difficult novel to read but it was quite dense, it had a lot of detail, and wasn’t a book you could read in broken one-chapter-at-a-time pieces because there was a lot to keep up with. I didn’t read the Grisha Trilogy prior…

November Ipsy – Review & Comments

Hey there, Last month I ordered my first – and only – Ipsy bag. Right off the bat you may be asking why I stopped my subscription. It was worth the money (it’s very cheap) for the surprise of products and the cute accessory, but I don’t see getting enough use out of it to…

Book Review #6 – A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Hey there, I just finished reading A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. I started it this morning and have been reading it during breaks and reading periods at work and I have finished it. I finished it at 2pm. I read this book from front to back in a few hours (it shouldn’t even have taken that long)….