Catch-Up Post #1 // Book Reviews

I’ve got a backlog of videos that I’ve yet to post about on here, so, with that being said, I’ll be queuing up some posts with the videos that I feel you guys may enjoy.

Starting with reviews.


Hello friends: an update

I’ve missed WordPress.

Not necessarily the website itself, but the ability to write out my thoughts on books for reviews. That being said, I’m considering coming back to write full-fledged reviews, on top of making videos. There’s something about a written review that works a lot better than video reviews, in some cases.

In the meantime, though, I’m about to graduate college. It’s kind of crazy, and definitely feels surreal, but it’s also caused me to be insanely busy. That being said, who knows when my (triumphant) return will come. Soon, hopefully.

That’s essentially it for the update. I also plan on posting on here whenever I’ve uploaded a new video, that way this place isn’t entirely abandoned.

That’s it for now. See you later, blog.

“Frogkisser” by Garth Nix || SPOILER FREE Book Review

Garth Nix’s Frogkisser is a refreshing fairy tale adventure that features all of the usual tropes in an unusual and unique way.

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, or even on here, you might know by now that I really love this novel. I love it so much, in fact, that it made it to my top 6 books of 2016 list (which you can read right here) at number 1!

I have quite a lot to say about this novel so this review may end up being very long, but I hope that you read the review nonetheless and that you pick up the novel to read for yourself!

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This Year in Books + Top 6 Books of 2016!

2016 is finally drawing to a close.

So many things happened this year…we lost so many legends (even within these past few days) and had a chaotic whirlwind of an election (to put it lightly).

Don’t worry: this post is not about any of that. 

Instead of dwelling on the bad of this year, let’s take a minute to appreciate something we’re all thankful of. For me, that involves thinking back on all of the books I’ve read.

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Winter Break TBR & Survey for YOU!

Winter break is finally here…which means I have about a month’s worth of time to devote to some of my favorite things: reading, writing and spending time with my family.

That being said, I have a fairly ambitious to-be-read pile for this month.
Not only do I plan on re-reading the first Harry Potter book, but I also plan on reading these following novels:

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Yallfest: The Massive Haul

Good. Lord. I walked away from Yallfest with so much book swag.


I mean…look at all of that. That’s not even the whole haul.

Seeing as this is my first Yallfest experience, I wanted to document as much as possible, including all of the stuff I got while there!

(For those of you who know very little about the YA book world, I’ve included some nifty links to help you out along your journey. 😃 )

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Yallfest 2016!

Yallfest happened…and it was absolutely amazing.

If you’ve never been to Yallfest I would highly recommend it and if you’ve never heard of Yallfest, here’s a link to their website!

Yallfest is book related, so I decided that making a blog post about it would be a great way to document my Yallfest adventures!

I was so happy to be able to attend this year, especially with my dad. He’s also an author and reader, so it was a lot of fun to have him tag along and explore Yallfest with me.

Without further ado, here’s the first of my two Yallfest blog posts!


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NaNoWrimo Week 1 Wrap-Up!

Well, it’s November…which means that it’s time for NaNoWriMo!

For those of you who don’t know, NaNoWriMo is a non-profit organization that challenges you to write a 50,000-word novel by the end of the month.

Crazy, right? 

Maybe. Regardless, I’m still going to give it a go!

I know that there are a ton of other people doing it this year, as well.
If you’re doing it, I’d love to hear about your writing process and your progress! Part of the reason that I’m sharing mine online is to connect with other people who are also participating.

Without further ado, here’s what happened in my writing world, this week.

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