Book Review: The Wilderness of Ruin: A Tale of Madness, Fire, and the Hunt for America’s Youngest Serial Killer by Roseanne Montillo

When it comes to Halloween (and October in general), there are two types of books I crave to read: horror novels, and nonfiction true crime books, especially those about serial killers. So it makes sense why I picked up this book. Like the majority of famous serial killers, I've heard of Jesse Pomeroy before, though … Continue reading Book Review: The Wilderness of Ruin: A Tale of Madness, Fire, and the Hunt for America’s Youngest Serial Killer by Roseanne Montillo

Book Haul #7

It has been almost three months since my last book haul (in July) and since then I have accumulated more books (is anyone surprised, because I'm not). It is partially because I have no self-control when it comes to buying cheap books, but also partially because I have discovered a vintage bookshop near my house … Continue reading Book Haul #7

Amazing Lesser Known Dark Academia Books

A few months ago I did a book tag on Dark Academia (you can check it out here). In that post, I defined it as an aesethic which focuses on classic literature and philosophy, especially that of the early 20th century. Since than I have been browsing many lists to find new "dark academia" books … Continue reading Amazing Lesser Known Dark Academia Books

My Favorite Book Of the Year: 1879-1870

I'm really enjoying this series but I'm definitely having to read more books for each decade now. For this month I had to read half the books on this list, and I am also enjoying reading classics I wouldn't necessarily pick up otherwise. If this is your first post of mine, this is a series … Continue reading My Favorite Book Of the Year: 1879-1870

Book Review: The Wrong Mr. Darcy by Evelyn Lozada and Holly Lorincz

All I wanted was a fun modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice that maybe tackled some social issues. But this...why...why... I don't even want to write a prelude like why I picked it up. Let's just go...prepare for a rant. Release: Aug. 2020 Page Count: 288 Format: Audiobook Synopsis: (from Goodreads because I'm to lazy … Continue reading Book Review: The Wrong Mr. Darcy by Evelyn Lozada and Holly Lorincz

September 2020 Reading Wrap-up

Sign...so, college is happening. I'm only slightly overwhelmed. Just ignore that I had to write two seven-page papers in two weeks. Just ignored that I'm working like thirteen hour days to just keep up with classes, and I'm used to working ahead. This semester is madness, and it is mostly because of being entirely online. … Continue reading September 2020 Reading Wrap-up

Book Review: Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

A man who seeks to buy dead souls...it certainly draws your attention when you hear the premise of this book, especially considering it was written in 1842, and is considered one of the first great Russian novels. Being a massive fan of Dostoyevsky, I picked up this novel partially because I heard it compared to … Continue reading Book Review: Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

I Got Ads on My Blog!

You may have noticed that there are ads now on my blog, probably to the right of this sentence if you are reading it on a laptop. This was a surprise to me. For those who don't know, WordPress has this thing called WordAds that you can get on your website. For more expensive website … Continue reading I Got Ads on My Blog!

Korean Movie Review: #Alive (new Train to Busan?)

Movie poster from Asianwiki I love zombie movies, and I'm also a massive fan of Korean movies/dramas, so when the two are combined into one film, you know I have to watch it. #Alive (#살아있다 in Korean, pronounced "Salaissda," meaning "live") is a 2020 Korean movie following a young man stuck in his apartment when … Continue reading Korean Movie Review: #Alive (new Train to Busan?)

The Dark Academia Book Tag

As it turns out, I have liked dark academia for years without even knowing it existed. I love Shakespeare and ancient philosophy. I like vintage fashion and Oxford aesthetic. I love old books, and skulls, and quills. My point is I've been following the dark academia aesthetic without even knowing it. For those of you … Continue reading The Dark Academia Book Tag