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


Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Tropes

THIS IS THE TOP TEN TUESDAY I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR. There's a meme going around Twitter where readers who claim to hate cliches cry over their favorite archetypes and genre conventions. The grumpy one loves the sunshine one? I'm tearing up already. (RONAN'S SECOND SECRET WAS ADAM PARRISH.) For my favorite tropes, I chose a… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Tropes

Books, Entertainment, Movies

Midsommar Book Tag [ORIGINAL]

You know how I made my Quintessential Summer Book Tag Midsommar-themed, as I am apparently obsessed with that movie? I decided that wasn't enough. WELCOME, FOLKS, TO THE MIDSOMMAR BOOK TAG. Everyone, do the tag! Come on, do it! It feels really nice! I will try to avoid spoilers. I'll try VERY hard. Oh, I… Continue reading Midsommar Book Tag [ORIGINAL]


Tropes Book Tag

I spent the summer of 2012 on the website TVTropes. Tropes got me through a stressful nanny job, my first breakup, and a panic surrounding college housing. I've been using the website ever since. As soon as I finish a new show, I pull up it's YMMV page to read alternate theories and comments. Kristin… Continue reading Tropes Book Tag

Books, Real Life

I Hate Romance

I keep by my bookshelf a pile of books I plan to sell at Powell's. This time around, the victims include Lena Dunham's memoir, Tillie Walden's first graphic novel, a poorly-written account of a transgender teenager, and three YA romances I couldn't finish. This shouldn't be a huge deal - I stop reading books all… Continue reading I Hate Romance

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.”


BOOK REVIEW: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Warning: So many spoilers. If you'd like a summary, scroll to the bottom of the review. Hey, Shadow and Bone. C'mere. I wanna talk to you. Sit down, Shadow and Bone. How have you been? I've been hearing really great things about you. You know, I really liked you at first. I mean, really liked you. Your first 90 or so… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo


The Men of Lunar Chronicles

Ahoy! Thar be spoilers here! We return to my favorite series to examine each of the heroines' love interests. Carswell Thorne I was not a Thorne fan when I started reading. It had something to do with his bravado, self-appointed title of captain, and sensitivity to prison soap. Kai puts it perfectly in Scarlet. [Thorne's] prison photo showed him… Continue reading The Men of Lunar Chronicles

Entertainment, Television

BBC: The Musketeers

Yes. YES. I found the greatest TV show of all time. It has everything: Brooding dark-haired men Facial hair Swashbuckling uniforms Screaming People with British accents even though the show is set in France Regret Peter Capaldi This guy Do rags Duels Slow-motion walking An excellent score " The Musketeers" is all I've ever wanted in television. I'm only one… Continue reading BBC: The Musketeers

Entertainment, Television

Why I love and hate “The 100”: THE ROMANCE

WARNING: Major spoilers for Season 1 of "The 100" ahead I know people who dislike romance, especially when it distracts from more important plot elements. In my view, there's no such thing as too much romance. Okay, that's not true. I get how frustrating it can be when a subpar romance takes over a great story.… Continue reading Why I love and hate “The 100”: THE ROMANCE