• 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,  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…

  • Books,  Reading

    July Reads: 2019 Edition

    Happy August!! 😀 I’m still on track with my reading goal. I almost can’t believe it. ^_^ Plus, I did some beta reading last month, and I liked everything I read for the most part, so that’s awesome. 33: The Branch Author: Trinity Amethyst Genre: Graphic Novel Rating: 5 stars Reviewed: Yes Super cute snapshots of what it’s like to be a barista at a kid’s summer camp. It was a fun read and much needed on a day I was feeling kind of down for no good reason. I adored the illustrations in this, and you can tell how fun they are from the cover. 34: Stepsister Author: Jennifer…

  • Reading,  Writer's Block

    Reading Slump Files

    In the bookish community, you sometimes find someone going through a reading slump. In the booktube community this is sometimes due to stress and overwhelm, from both my observation and a few videos on the topic. A booktuber will feel pressure to read certain books or a certain number of books a month, and they feel obligated to read and enjoy books sent to them from publishers — books they sometimes find themselves uninterested in. The solution, likely, is to stop caring. Stop caring about how many books you read. Stop worrying over potentially ticking off the publishers. Read what you want or what’s the point, right? Easier said than…

  • Books,  Facts of Life,  Indie Author Life,  Reading

    March Reads & Other Updates

    So, I didn’t do a lot of reading last month. For anyone who missed it, I’m back in my writing chair and juggling three projects (the poetry book and two paranormal projects and I’m having a blast), and I also decided to stop making to-do lists because frankly, I don’t care how much I get done anymore. Lately, caring has made me less productive, because I get stressed and then curl into a ball and do nothing. This isn’t to say I don’t give myself reminders. I still need those. And I also still have a TBR of books I want to read soon-ish, but that isn’t stressful. It’s flexible,…