hi! hello! happy new year! it’s been a while, hasn’t it? i could give you the spiel about graduating undergrad/breakups/moving/starting grad school/grief/pandemic stress/etc but i won’t, so let’s just go for it. i’m not a huge believer in setting massive resolutions for january 1st, mainly because they aren’t realistic and change can be made at […]
speed reader, tree hugger, lover of happy endings.
why i don’t buy from big booksellers anymore
lately, i haven’t had a ton of inspiration for my blogging, and i had to consider what’s important to me in the publishing and reading communities. i’ve been sharing a lot more of my favorite diverse books, which i’ll continue to do, but i want to talk about why i link only to goodreads and […]
for christmas, my parents got me a subscription to the strand’s young adult pick of the month, where the booksellers pick a new release in a genre (general fiction, mystery, YA) and send it along with some small goodies every month. in january, i received a signed copy of angie thomas’ concrete rose with a […]
“Nick Bell? Not extraordinary. But being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom is a superpower, right? After a chance encounter with Shadow Star, Nova City’s mightiest hero (and Nick’s biggest crush), Nick sets out to make himself extraordinary. And he’ll do it with or without the reluctant help of Seth Gray, Nick’s […]
highly anticipated 2021 releases
2021 is here and i want to read all the books (what else is new). a ton of my favorite authors are releasing new stories and a ton of debuts are hitting shelves this year, too! here are the ones that i’m impatiently waiting for. as always, links are to goodreads. please shop with your […]
2020 in review
okay, yes, 2020 was horrible. i had to move out of my downtown chicago apartment in march because of covid and have spent the rest of the year at home in new hampshire, learning and working online. but, i think there were plenty of positives, one of the biggest being that i had a lot […]
“Melinda Hill uses laughter as medicine in this comedy special about moving from trauma bonding to trauma mending. Imparting insights and crushing confessions punctuated by punchlines in a soul-baring storytelling style, she reflects on transformation, transcendence and triumph of the human spirit. Inappropriate is its own genre where healing meets comedy; it’s heal-arious.” run time: […]
read my review of “a touch of death”!
my favorite winter reads
it’s winter in new england, which means it’s time to wrap yourself in flannel, string lights all over the house and seek shelter from the cold/snow/wind/ice with a book. my first instinct was to compile a list of rom-com-like books, but i do that way too often, so i thought this would be a great […]
mini review: “enola holmes” (2020)
“now, where to begin?” enola holmes (millie bobby brown) has spent almost her entire life with just her mother (helena bonham carter). but, on her 16th birthday, she wakes up to find that her mother is gone. so, after narrowly avoiding being sent to finishing school by her older brother mycroft (sam claflin) and realizing […]