Books

Book Rating Guide (with examples)

It occurred to me today that while I post a lot of reviews, I have never actually defined my rating system. Allow me to elaborate: 1 - Awful. A book that I was likely forced (or asked) to read, and which I could not finish. (EX: Pretty much anything Shakespeare. Sorry, classic lovers. I just… Continue reading Book Rating Guide (with examples)

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Review: Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Darkness  is a YA dark fantasy, and the second book in the Beautiful Creatures series. After Lena banishes her claiming moon and uses the Book of Moons to save Ethan from death, she begins to slip toward the dark-side. Obviously, this causes some strain on their relationship. With the introduction of a devilishly handsome new maybe-caster/maybe-incubus,… Continue reading Review: Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

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Review: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

I've had this series for a while. I bought it because I actually enjoyed the movie (I know, I know. I regret saying this, because now that I've read the book, the movie is garbage and I understand why the rest of the series did not get adapted, but whatever. I was young and naive,… Continue reading Review: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Life & Other Misc., Writing & Publishing

Self-Publishing: Where I’m at

So, I've written before about my interest in self-publishing, and my intention to bite the bullet and get an eBook out into the world. I was originally planning to move ahead with GREEN, the first manuscript I wrote, back during a particularly difficult time in my life. Then the struggle became real. I couldn't focus… Continue reading Self-Publishing: Where I’m at

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Review: Second Chance Boyfriend by Monica Murphy

Second Chance Boyfriend is a NA romance and the squeal to One Week Girlfriend. The book takes place a few months after Drew leave Fable high and dry. It reads as a very dry, repetitive continuation of book #1, adding very little to the couple's story in terms of characterization, depth, and drama. Other than the… Continue reading Review: Second Chance Boyfriend by Monica Murphy

Life & Other Misc., Writing & Publishing

I’m so poor right now it hurts, and I can’t even write about it (SOS)

I'm a horrifically anti-social person. As such, I save a whole lot of money on social experiences. Most of my excess cash goes toward clothes, books, and takeout food (as it should), but every now and then I get a case of social butterfly. Gross, I know. During these periods, I completely transform. Reading, writing, and… Continue reading I’m so poor right now it hurts, and I can’t even write about it (SOS)

Unboxings

FabFitFun Fall 2017 Box

FFF is a quarterly subscription box featuring beauty, fashion, and occasionally (but not really anymore) fitness items valuing well over $200 USD. My favourite thing about this box (other than the surprise, of course) is getting to try new items that I would never, ever pay retail value for. This season's box was a big hit… Continue reading FabFitFun Fall 2017 Box

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Review: One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy

One Week Girlfriend is a NA romance about Drew, a big-shot footballer/rich boy and Fable, the town's easy/not-so rich girl. The book is a quick read, although I can't say I recommend it for any romance lovers. While I did like that Drew wasn't the stereotypical guy usually featured in these books, I found that… Continue reading Review: One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy