Review: The Heretic’s Guide to Homecoming | my new favorite book!!

The Heretic’s Guide to Homecoming by Sienna Tristen “Life is transformation. You change or you die.”  Ashamed of his past and overwhelmed by his future, Ronoah Genoveffa Elizzi-denna Pilanovani feels too small for his own name. After a graceless exit from his homeland in the Acharrioni desert, his anxiety has sabotaged every attempt at redemption. Asides from a fiery devotion to his godling, the one … Continue reading Review: The Heretic’s Guide to Homecoming | my new favorite book!!

Review: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before | ok maybe y.a. romance is decent

This was actually…incredibly sweet. I know, right?! A YA contemporary romance I enjoyed?! SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL TODAY. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once? Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone … Continue reading Review: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before | ok maybe y.a. romance is decent

Review: FTL, Y’all! | a wonderful comics anthology about what comes after the warp drive

FTL, Y’all!: Tales From the Age of the $200 Warp Drive Six months from now, detailed schematics anonymously uploaded to the Internet will describe, with absolute precision, how to build a faster-than-light engine for $200 in easily-available parts. Space travel will be instantly—and chaotically—democratized. The entire cosmos is suddenly within reach of all humankind, without organization, authority, or limitation.  This comics anthology is about what … Continue reading Review: FTL, Y’all! | a wonderful comics anthology about what comes after the warp drive

A screenshot of dialogue from 17776.

17776 | or, Storytelling in a Digital World

In July of 2017, Jon Bois- the associate editor of the sports blogging website SB Nation- published a new article, titled “What football will look like in the future”. The page opened to an initially inconspicuous article, with a generic header and layout. However – It’s clear that the sport of football needs to change. And the $64,000 question, my friends, is simple: “how?” Something … Continue reading 17776 | or, Storytelling in a Digital World

The Mid-Year Book Freak-out Tag

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT’S ALREADY JUNE. And it’s been 10 months since I last wrote an actual post… The sun is shining! The birds are singing! I am sweating in this incredible heat! And it’s time for the Mid-Year Book Freak-out Tag. I am actually unsure of where this tag originated, though my knowledge of it comes from Cait @ Paper Fury, who does the tag every … Continue reading The Mid-Year Book Freak-out Tag

The ULTIMATE Feel-Happy Book Binge-Read List

‘Ello, darlings, and may I present to you: The Ultimate Feel-Happy Book Binge-Read List! It’s perfect for rainy days, for sad days, for chilly winter days, for days when you’re feeling to dreadfully lazy to read any more intense, dark books. It’s full of cute books and happy books and books that are so insanely fluffy that you may just squeal. And best of all, … Continue reading The ULTIMATE Feel-Happy Book Binge-Read List

Things I’d Like To Do Someday | a sort-of bucket list

Hello, bloglings! I hope your day has been great! Recently a friend of mine shared with me a cute little journal she had filled with all the things she wanted to do someday, complete with little checkboxes for when she’d done them. I decided to make one of my own, and share it with you guys! (The reason I only call it a “sort-of bucket … Continue reading Things I’d Like To Do Someday | a sort-of bucket list

A Review of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child | I really don’t know what I just read

Hello, bloggy friends. I have just finished Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Yes, that one. That script of that play that everybody and their mother has been screaming about for weeks, for months, the one that had midnight release parties and the entire Harry Potter fandom coming back- not like they ever left, really- full blown. The thing that JKR said she wasn’t really … Continue reading A Review of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child | I really don’t know what I just read

The Les Mis Book Tag + The Hamilton Book Tag | more tags? yes!

Hello lovelies! A (slightly long and noticeable) while ago, Eve tagged me in a tag she had made- The Les Mis Book Tag! Basically I internally screamed a lot because the love of my life that is Les Misérables + MORE BOOKS. (Thank you Eve! ❤ ) And then Holly (also a quite long time ago, oops) tagged me in the Hamilton Book Tag, which … Continue reading The Les Mis Book Tag + The Hamilton Book Tag | more tags? yes!

Why Friendship is Infinitely Greater Than Romance in YA

Hello hello all! Although every blogger and their mother has written a blog post on this/mentioned it/screamed about it in comments, I thought that I would tackle it as well! It has become very evident to all us bookish nerds that practically every YA book- especially contemporary YA- contains romance and insta-love and teens who apparently have found their “”soulmate””. And honestly, it’s kind of awful. … Continue reading Why Friendship is Infinitely Greater Than Romance in YA