Book Review: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

This book was a random find at the Goodwill months ago and I was drawn to it simply for the fact that it was originally written in Chinese and is set during Mao's rule in China during the 1970's. While I did find it an interesting and quick book to read, I probably won't be … Continue reading Book Review: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

Book Review: The War of the World by H.G. Wells

This is the third book I've read by H.G. Wells, following The Island of Doctor Moreau and The Invisible Man. His writing is this strange mixture of Ray Bradbury, C.S. Lewis, and Jules Verne. I feel like this book is perhaps his most famous and yet for some reason I knew pretty much nothing about … Continue reading Book Review: The War of the World by H.G. Wells

College In-Person vs. Online

It has been over a month now since my college classes have been moved entirely online. While I have taken online classes before, I have never taken all my classes in one semester online. Instead, usually I'll take like four in-person and one or two online. But since we've all been thrown into this situation … Continue reading College In-Person vs. Online

Book Review: The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

This is the second book I read by Franz Kafka, the first being The Trial, which I wasn't really impressed by. However, I heard this book is Kafka's best, so I decided to give his writing a second chance. Release: 1915 Page Count: 98 Format: Audiobook (read by Benedict Cumberbatch!) Synopsis: (from Goodreads) "It is … Continue reading Book Review: The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

My Favorite Book of the Year: 1939-1930

Moving onto the 9th edition to this blog series, we're heading back to the 1930's. If this is the first post of this series you've stumbled upon, check out the previous decades. My Favorite Book of The Year: 2019-2010My Favorite Book of The Year: 2009-2000My Favorite Book of The Year: 1999-1990My Favorite Book of The … Continue reading My Favorite Book of the Year: 1939-1930

Book Review: Little Darlings by Melanie Golding

This book was recommended to me by a friend, who just finished reading it and absolutely gushed at how good it was. I was a little hesitant going into the book, because it balances two genres: thriller (which is really hit or miss with me) and dark fantasy (which I usually love). However, after finishing … Continue reading Book Review: Little Darlings by Melanie Golding

Book Review: My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton

I have read a couple other retellings of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, and I have not found one yet that I really liked. And yet this one might just have broken that stigma I have against Jane Eyre retellings. Yes, it's not perfect and a bit of a mess, but I found myself laughing … Continue reading Book Review: My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton

March 2020 Reading Wrap-up

What a month it has been! It's crazy to think that just a month ago I was in school as normal, and now I'm quarantined at home doing my college classes over the web and rarely ever leaving my house (which is no problem for me, because I love staying home). With that, you would … Continue reading March 2020 Reading Wrap-up