BUDDY READ: Daughter of the Siren Queen

(Spoilers for Daughter of the Pirate King) I’ve waited a long time to say this: JENNA AND I ARE BACK FOR THE SEQUEL. We buddy-read Daughter of the Pirate King last December and I’ve been anticipating the follow-up ever since. We meant to read this book over the course of four weeks and ended up… Continue reading BUDDY READ: Daughter of the Siren Queen


Holiday Drinks Book Tag

I've been drinking too much hot chocolate recently, to the point that I shake for hours after my last cup. Meaghan did this tag on her blog Meghan's Whimsical Explorations & Reviews. The drinks sounded so delicious, I made another hot chocolate and started my own draft.   HOT CHOCOLATE MARSHMALLOWS AND CHOCOLATE AND WHIPPED… Continue reading Holiday Drinks Book Tag

Books, Entertainment, Movies, Television

Second-string Fantasy Feminists

I came across a character I'd never heard of the other day that I immediately wanted on my fantasy feminist team. I would've called the post dedicated to her "The 12th (Wo)man: Rounding out the Fantasy Feminist Line-up." Then I discovered a whole host of female characters that I love. My reasons for choosing these… Continue reading Second-string Fantasy Feminists


Book Betrayals: A List of Past Hurts, pt. 3

(Catch up on part 1 and part 2.) Good ol' genre fiction. The stories I love tend to be more plot- than character-oriented, promising a fun ride. My favorite genres include chick lit, mystery, romance, and adventure. Meet the biggest offender for each of the above genres. Kale, My Ex, and Other Things to Toss… Continue reading Book Betrayals: A List of Past Hurts, pt. 3

Entertainment, Television

Why I love “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

I watch some shows that aren't the best. It's rare that I find a TV show that I like that's actually good. For example, despite what nostalgia would have me believe, Digimon is terrible. My friends love Marvel; I'm undecided. I didn't start taking Marvel seriously until "The Avengers" came out, so call me a bandwaggoner… Continue reading Why I love “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”