• Books

    May & June Reading Wrap Up (2019 Edition)

    All righty, I finally feel like I’m not dragging my feet with the reading so much anymore. I think it really slows me down when I read stuff I don’t like. I just get all kinds of deflated. As it stands, I’m still on track for my goal, but I lost the nice lead I built up at the beginning of the year. Haha. I’m trying to tell myself that it’s okay if I don’t meet my goal. Like, if I only read 50 books, that’s still really good! Plus, I’m still two books ahead of schedule, so… ^_^ 27: I’m A Narwhal Author: Mallory Loehr, Illustrated by: Joey Chou…

  • Books,  Happy Dance,  Motivation,  Poetry,  Reading

    February Reads: 2019 Edition

    OMG, you guys!!! This was like such a good month for reading! I mean, I had to Dnf a book and replace it with something else, because I am not about that struggling-to-read life! But yeah, nine more books read, and I’m so excited. 😀 10: The Giving Tree Author: Shel Silverstein Genre: Picture Book Rating: 5 stars Reviewed: No I remember reading this years ago and thinking it was the most depressing thing ever. Still, I loved it then, and I still find it strangely enjoyable to read now. 11: The Wicked Deep Author: Shea Ernshaw Genre: YA Paranormal Romance Rating: 5 stars Reviewed: No Do not ask me…

  • Books,  Reading

    First Reading Wrap Up of 2019

    GUYS!! I finished nine books this month! I swapped an anthology I planned for another graphic novel, but I can’t even believe I actually got everything read. I’m so excited! 😀 1: Wild Embers Author: Nikita Gill Genre: Poetry Rating: 3 stars Reviewed: Yes This just wasn’t my kind of poetry. It was mostly poems about space, feminism, and healing from trauma, and I could have honestly done without the space and feminism poems. The funny thing is, I’m a closeted feminist, so I didn’t disagree with her, I was just put off by the way she was talking about it. And anytime someone is messing with fairytales and mythology,…

  • Creative Writing 101,  Facts of Life,  Fun,  Mechanics,  Movies,  Writing World

    Popular Books: Wish Fulfillment Edition

    Today, I’m going to talk about what makes movies blow up. Now, it’s extremely hard to predict when a movie will be a huge box office success. After all, Cassandra Clare is a boss in her own right, but the City of Bones movie was very hit and miss with people. It’s the same with a lot of book-to-movie adaptations. I don’t think that’s an accident. City of Bones was fun, but in order for a book to translate to massive box office sales, it needs to be more than fun. If people leave a movie or put a book down, and the experience left them feeling warm and fuzzy on…

  • Movies,  Novels,  Writing World

    So This One Time, I Watched A Movie Or Whatever…

    So, about a year ago, I watched all 5 Twilight movies in two days. Anyone who knows me can tell you I almost had a nervous breakdown over this series. As a longtime writer of vampire stories, I was…offended. I was angry. I was jealous. It made me feel like I couldn’t write about vampires anymore. Not if I wanted to be published. It forced my hand, if you will, and I was VERY upset. Given this, why, OH, why, did I watch the movies? For one, I was sick that weekend. For second…well…let’s see if I can explain it. First let me start off by saying, I never wanted…