Books, Movies

The High School Musical Book Tag

For several years, High School Musical formed a large part of my identity. I LOVE these movies (even the third one.) Where else does one find cheesy, earnest musicals about summer busboys and their romantic dramas? WHERE, I ASK YOU? I found this tag over at AceReader, a blog that makes me smile. Go read some of… Continue reading The High School Musical Book Tag

Entertainment, Television

THINGS THAT BRING ME JOY: “Elite” Season Three

My friend Shane started watching "Elite" and has been sending me Marco Polo messages about it. This is cause for celebration. I've been in love with "Elite" since season one and I haven't been able to share it with any of my friends until now! Season three of "Elite" just came out on Netflix. Last… Continue reading THINGS THAT BRING ME JOY: “Elite” Season Three

Books

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Fall 2019 TBR

Here I go participating in Top Ten Tuesday at the last second. I hate to be left out. Fall is my favorite time to reread books. This fall, I want to reread some books and try some spooky new reads. (Hey, Mansfield Park.) It's. Happening. 1. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore This is my favorite book in the Graceling series. Rain,… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Fall 2019 TBR

Books, Music

The Lover Book Tag: Round 4

Don't act so surprised. Both Drizzle & Hurricane Books and twenty-seven letters did this tag, which I took as a sign that I HAD TO DO A FOURTH LOVER BOOK TAG. It's fate, really. Written in the STARS, perhaps?? (Not that that matters, as Western astrology follows the Tropical Zodiac instead of constellations, but IT'S A NICE… Continue reading The Lover Book Tag: Round 4

Books

The Cliché Book Tag

Today's featured image was taken at my college honors convocation. My professor (that's him on the far left) nominated me to be the honors speaker. Neither of us ever heard back. When we heard the chosen speaker's prepared speech, we both lost our minds. Of all the advice given by my nemesis, his tired, "Shoot… Continue reading The Cliché Book Tag

Books, Movies

R.I.P. It or Ship It: Round 15

FINAL ROUND!! For round 15, I picked Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars and Cress Darnell from The Lunar Chronicles Background Anakin Skywalker feels very attacked right now because EVERYONE KEEPS TREATING HIM LIKE A CHILD. Thought to be the Chosen One, Anakin excels in acting rashly and crying about it later. His flirting skills need WORK.… Continue reading R.I.P. It or Ship It: Round 15

Movies, Theater

R.I.P It or Ship It: Round 4

For round 4, I picked Roger Davis from RENT and Queen Amidala from Star Wars Background If Roger Davis isn't singing about his problems, he's running away. Granted, he has depression, something I've only recently been able to appreciate. He sulks in his apartment. He worries about his lifespan. He picks out melodies on his untuned guitar.… Continue reading R.I.P It or Ship It: Round 4

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Defy by Sara B. Larson

The premise: Alexa Hollen has been disguising herself as Alex Hollen for years to escape the king's ominous "breeding house." She and her twin brother Marcel are part of the prince's guard, sworn to protect Prince Damian above even the king. A series of events results in Alex being kidnapped, along with the prince and her… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Defy by Sara B. Larson

Books

TERRIBLE PROSE TUESDAY: Stakes

I love adaptations, especially of Austen's books. I think they can work, if done well. This book...not so much. Even though the main characters are teenagers, I can't stomach the unnecessary drama. Jenni James acts like everything that happens between the two leads is the most traumatizing thing ever. Every conversation they have spirals out of control. I… Continue reading TERRIBLE PROSE TUESDAY: Stakes