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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Uncategorized, 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

Books

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

Books

Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

I don't say this often about books, but Everything, Everything was perfect. If you've yet to read it, I'm going to need you to order a copy ASAP. Run to Chapters (or wherever) and buy it NOW. I'm not joking. This book is a hard 10. Everything, Everything is a YA fiction about a girl who, for… Continue reading Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Writing & Publishing

What Genre is This Anyway?

I have always found genre to be a difficult concept to grasp, because it means something different to each person. Since I started writing with the hope of getting published, I've spent more time than what is acceptable thinking about how to accurately define a book's genre. Regardless of how many definitions are released, genre… Continue reading What Genre is This Anyway?

Books

Review: The Siren by Kiera Cass

The Siren is a YA fantasy romance telling the story of Kahlen, a siren who is 80 years into her 100 year sentence of devotion to the Ocean. While her sisters dream of art and travel, all Kahlen has ever wanted is to fall in love; when she meets Akinli, a young university student, her dream… Continue reading Review: The Siren by Kiera Cass

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Review: The Map of Bones by Francesca Haig

The Map of Bones is a YA science-fiction/fantasy/dystopian novel telling the story of Cass, an Omega seer, who is on a journey to find Elsewhere (a land without Alphas and Omegas), and stop her evil brother from destroying the world. Because obviously.** ** sidenote: No matter how I describe a book, it always sounds extra… Continue reading Review: The Map of Bones by Francesca Haig