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

Book Review: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

I discovered Fredrik Backman the way most people did, through A Man Called Ove. I read it mostly because of the hype, but absolutely fell in love with it. If I had one criticism of that book, however, it would be Backman's unconventional choice of organization, as he spends much time jumping from modern to … Continue reading Book Review: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

My Favorite Book of the Year: 1889-1880

I may be slightly biased for this decade in history, both because it features my favorite bustle for women in Victorian England and because it is the decade that the infamous Jack the Ripper went on his killing spree. But for books, I was surprised how little I had read from this decade. But ah, … Continue reading My Favorite Book of the Year: 1889-1880

August 2020 Reading Wrap-up

I'm really happy with my reading for August 2020. I ended up reading 19 books, which is great, but considering at the end of the month I started college and I have a feeling that my amount of book reading will drop down drastically for this coming month. I read a wide variety of books … Continue reading August 2020 Reading Wrap-up

Book Review: Axiom’s End by Lindsay Ellis

I usually avoid Youtuber's books, simply because they all tend to be autobiographies of twenty-something-year-olds (I really doubt they've done enough yet to warrent an autobiography). But I do love seeing Youtubers who come out with actual novels. I've watched Lindsay Ellis on and off, though I've never actively followed her channel. However, this book … Continue reading Book Review: Axiom’s End by Lindsay Ellis

Author Taste Test: Danielle Steel

This is my second blog post of this series where I taste test a famous author's books. A couple months ago I read a few of Nora Roberts's and let's just say I was a little disappointed. I was going to go ahead and take on Karin Slaughter this month to mix up the genres, … Continue reading Author Taste Test: Danielle Steel

Book Review: A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown (an unpopular opinion)

Look at me, finally reviewing a book which isn't a classic. I'm so proud of myself. Anyways, I picked this book up for two reasons. One, I mean, look at the gorgeous cover. I admit it, I'm a sucker for beautiful covers. Second, because this is a fantasy book based around West African folklore. I … Continue reading Book Review: A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown (an unpopular opinion)

Books for My College Classes Fall 2020

As school restarts for me this month online, I always look forward to the books I'm assigned to read. Since most of my classes this semester are historical, I have a lot of amazing looking historical nonfiction books to read. One of my classes, Survey to Communication Research, does not require any books, but for … Continue reading Books for My College Classes Fall 2020

Book Review: Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

It seems like I have been reviewing a lot of classic books recently. I must be in a classic mood, or I'm just reading a lot to keep up with my "Favorite Books of the Year" series. Either way, this is a book that has sat on my bookshelf for months, and on my TBR … Continue reading Book Review: Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

The Classes I’m Taking in College: Fall, 2020

In exactly 9 days, Fall semester at my college will be starting. College for me has absolutely been a roller coaster this year, courtesy of our good friend "virus who shall not be named." I started spring semester with seven classes, including a heavy science and lab course which I was not looking forward to. … Continue reading The Classes I’m Taking in College: Fall, 2020