My Favorite Book of the Year: 2019-2010

So today I'm starting a new series on my blog. I will be counting back my favorite book published in one year, starting from 2019, and going back until I run out of books I've read published in that year. I've seen a few blogs doing this, but usually it is only looking at the … Continue reading My Favorite Book of the Year: 2019-2010

Book Review: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Ever since I read Something Wicked This Way Comes in October of last year, I've been wanting to read more books by Ray Bradbury. He is such a unique and sensual writer (sensual meaning describing the senses of a scene in ways I rarely see). And I finally managed to read this book. Now I … Continue reading Book Review: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Aesthetically Pleasing Book Tag

I know I've been doing a book tag a week for the last few weeks, but it's mostly because I've been so busy with moving I haven't had a chance to brainstorm blog ideas, or even think in general. Though, hopefully, this is going to be the last book tag for a while. I discovered … Continue reading Aesthetically Pleasing Book Tag

Book Review: Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier

I feel like I've been starting every book review recently with, "I've been wanting to read this book for forever, and I finally did!" And this is yet another book which falls into this category. However, in my defense, I'm working really hard this year on decreasing my ever-increasing TBR (it's a constant struggle!). Daphne … Continue reading Book Review: Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier

Book Review: Kitaro by Shigeru Mizuki

According to the forward of this book, this collection of short comic stories is "quite possibly the single most famous Japanese manga series you've never heard of, even if you happen to be a manga fan." And I confess, even though I'm not an avid manga fan, I had never heard of this series. The … Continue reading Book Review: Kitaro by Shigeru Mizuki

Movie Review: Escape From the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story

In 1887, American journalist Nellie Bly, who was twenty-three at the time, decided to fake insanity to be admitted into the Women's Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell's Island (right off the coast of New York City). She was inside ten days before she was rescued, and then she wrote of her experiences in the book Ten … Continue reading Movie Review: Escape From the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story

Book Review: City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

On the rare occasion I will read a Middle Grade book, and 9 out of 10 times, I will really enjoy it. With YA novels, the chances are usually as low as 3 out of 10, so it makes me wonder why I don't read more Middle Grade books. Anyway, I spotted this book a … Continue reading Book Review: City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

NaNoWriMo 2018: Day 4 Update

We are four days into NaNoWriMo. Gosh, this month I seem to be so undisciplined when it comes to writing. I'll write a lot one day, and just skip writing the next day. I'm also not calculating how many words I should be writing each day. Math and me just do not care for each … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2018: Day 4 Update