• Books,  Reading

    Am I A Book Addict Yet?

    Earlier this month I went through my Amazon cart. For most people, this isn’t a big ordeal. Maybe you have ten things in there. Maybe you have fifty. I had three hundred and thirty items in my cart. Yeah. 330. For one thing, scrolling through this many items is tedious as hell. So I wouldn’t. And I’d often scroll through and see things that I’d already bought. So, one day, in true me fashion, I decided to just sit down and get as many items out of the cart as I could. My goal was 90% – which would take the cart from 330 to 33. I’m happy to report…

  • Books,  Reading

    September Reads: 2019

    Happy October! 😀 You guys. This was such a great month for reading. I just can’t. I’m so happy. ^_^ But I’ll stop gabbing because I finished 11 books this month and have stuff to say! 😀 41: The Poison Diaries Author: Jane, The Duchess of Northumberland Genre: Horror Rating: 4 stars Reviewed: No This was kind of like a handwritten journal with drawings. It’s a fictional account of a boy who can communicate with plants, and the ones in the poison garden try to convince him to kill his evil overseer with their help. They tell him stories of how they’ve killed people, and it’s weird but interesting, and…

  • Books,  Interviews,  Writing Buddies

    Author Interview with Jodi Perkins

    GUYS! I has an awesome guest today! Jodi Perkins, author of suspenseful, page-turning, and fantastical YA! BLACK LILIES was released earlier this month, part two in a series featuring a quartet of sisters with exciting season-based abilities. There’s a theme of time manipulation that runs through the books, and today, Jodi answers some of my nosy burning questions about the series, time travel, and saving yourself from a Goldilocks eating bear. Part of BLACK LILIES takes place in the 19th century. How much research did you have to do for this part of the story, and how much fun did you have? I honestly knew nothing about the 19th century. I mean, really,…

  • Books,  Reading

    August Reads: 2019 Edition

    Hey, hey, hey! 😀 I’ve officially read 40 books for the year, making me exactly on track for my goal! There are 20 books left, but I’m not going to stress myself about anything, because that defeats the purpose of what I’m trying to do, which is just to read a lot. And I think I’m reading a lot. ^_^ 37: The Stolen Kingdom Author: Bethany Atazadeh Genre: YA Fantasy/Retelling (Aladdin) Rating: 4 stars Reviewed: Yes There was a lot about this that I really liked. I’ve never read an Aladdin retelling, and this was fascinating and interesting, and I was all in. The only downside for me was that…

  • Announcements,  Books,  Happy Dance,  Indie Author Life,  Novels,  Poetry

    Release Day Party: Garden of Ravens

    Poetry book is out today!! 😀 To celebrate, I thought it would be fun to go over the different sections and talk about them or whatever. ^_^ I organized things in a way that I thought would make sense or at least a way that made sense in my head. If you’ve been around the cafe for a while or have read any of my books, you might recognize a few poems, as everything that’s published on this blog or in a novel are also in this book. That might account for maybe ten poems, but they’re here. I’ve mentioned that I write song lyrics for fun sometimes, so some…