Looking to 2020 and Blog Changes

I can't believe it's already the end of the year and 2020 is just around the corner. It seems like yesterday that I made the move from Minnesota to Ohio and then I last minute decided to go back to college...the last year has been honestly crazy for me. Crazy in many good ways. Anyway, … Continue reading Looking to 2020 and Blog Changes

Book Review: The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Volume 1)

When I read Les Miserables earlier that year, which sits at a whopping 1500 pages, I was pretty sure I probably would never read a book longer than that. Little did I know what I was getting into when I picked up this book, which sits at 700 pages...and it's the first of three volumes. … Continue reading Book Review: The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Volume 1)

Books Coming Out in 2020 I’m Excited About

There are very few new releases I genuinely get excited about, mostly because when I do it often results in disappointment. Usually I don't read a book until months or years after it comes out. However, that doesn't mean I never look forward to new releases. So today I'm going to share with you some … Continue reading Books Coming Out in 2020 I’m Excited About

My Favorite Book of the Year: 1979-1970

Ah, the seventies, a time of drugs, hot pants, and really radical music that seems tame now by modern standards but was then considered "devil music." Good times. For those who just started following my series, this is where I share my favorite book of the year. We have been working backwards in time, and … Continue reading My Favorite Book of the Year: 1979-1970

Book Review: Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

I have been wanting to read any of Brandon Sanderson's books for months, since I watched his lecture series on writing (if you are a writer, I highly recommend you check it out on Youtube). My sister likes his books and kindly lent me this one and the Mistborn series. Months later, I finally got … Continue reading Book Review: Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

Reading Wrap-up: November, 2019

This month I read 12 books, which isn't horrible, but I also was still finishing a lot of books for October I got for Halloween and didn't have time to finish. So this month felt like I read a mix of Halloween and Christmas-themed books, with some YA fantasy and non-fiction thrown into there. Very … Continue reading Reading Wrap-up: November, 2019

Book Review: The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

I was supposed to read this book by Halloween, which tells you just how far behind I am in my reading. Anyway...I have been wanting to read more of Wells' books. I still have to read The Time Machine and War of the Worlds, both of which I hear are really great. However, I decided … Continue reading Book Review: The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

A Thanksgiving Poem…

This week is pretty busy for me, as I prepare for finals while celebrating Thanksgiving. So I didn't really have time to write a full blog post. Instead of leaving you with nothing, I thought I'd share one of my favorite thanksgiving poems. A Thanksgiving Poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) The sun hath shed … Continue reading A Thanksgiving Poem…

Upcoming Finals, College Update, and Explanations

It is the week of Thanksgiving, which means I have most of the week off from school, giving me a chance to catch up with a lot of homework, as well as study for finals coming up in a couple weeks. I also have to worry about actually celebrating Thanksgiving and trying to catch up … Continue reading Upcoming Finals, College Update, and Explanations

Book Review: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

This is the first book of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, and a series I've been wanting to read for years. So many people have compared it to the Harry Potter series, which is one of my favorite book series of all time, and yet I never read it growing up. I suppose … Continue reading Book Review: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan