Books

Revisiting the Night Circus

(Spoilers ahead for The Night Circus) (CW: depression, anxiety, alcohol, suicide) I expected to hate The Starless Sea. I'd been hyped about everything from the cover (bees! keys!) to the plot synopsis (something something pirate ship in a magic sea!) until I realized who wrote it: Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus, my least favorite book… Continue reading Revisiting the Night Circus

Computer games

Stardew Valley Vibe Check: Updated Impressions

I've played close to 40 hours of Stardew Valley. (Let's call me...ambitious.) I've befriended almost all of the suitors and even married one of them. My impressions of them have changed...at least a little. Okay, in some cases, a lot. Haley Probably watches: the CW Haley has stopped making fun of me and started complaining… Continue reading Stardew Valley Vibe Check: Updated Impressions

Computer games, Dating simulators

Stardew Valley Vibe Check: Judging the romance options

Thanks to some very convincing friends, I am currently obsessed with Stardew Valley. Stardew Valley is an American farming simulator influenced heavily by Harvest Moon, a popular Japanese farming sim that I grew up playing. Players can grow crops, raise animals, explore caves, make friends, and - most importantly - romance one of twelve marriage… Continue reading Stardew Valley Vibe Check: Judging the romance options

Books

Updated List of Comfort Reads

Ever have reading cravings? I have them all the time, especially under duress. Last month, I felt like picking up certain books and holding them to my chest like papery teddy bears (or, in my case, miniature plague doctors.) Some of the books I craved surprised me. They weren't my usual go-tos and most of… Continue reading Updated List of Comfort Reads

Real Life

Spooky Confessions: Dating Fears

It's spooky season and what's spookier than vulnerability? I mentioned in my September wrap-up that I downloaded OkCupid again. That lasted about two-and-a-half weeks. The final straw came when someone asked me out only to unmatch with me right before we finalized plans. Conventional wisdom said to move on and not take it personally. As… Continue reading Spooky Confessions: Dating Fears

Books

Sapphic Book Tag

It's the 23nd of Pride Month. I'm doing this tag today in celebration. Theresa, this tag's creator, used well-known mainstream sapphic books for each of the prompts. Since I recced multiple books for most of the prompts, you're getting...four times the recommendations? YOU'RE WELCOME. Crier's War by Nina Varela An enemies-to-lovers book As you may know,… Continue reading Sapphic Book Tag

Books

TOP TEN TUESDAY: The Last Ten Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover

I hate it when books make me feel things. I read to ESCAPE life. How DARE you make me EMOTE. Happy Top Ten Tuesday. I gotta tell you about my last ten book hangovers. Let me take an Advil first. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo The plot and climax of this novel aren't my favorite, but… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: The Last Ten Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover

Real Life

2019 Recap: Farewell to an Exhausting Year

Where do I even start? A fair number of big things happened in 2019. I am, to put it mildly, pretty tired. Here's why. I Went Vegan One of the main tenets of Methodism is "Do no harm." In 2019, I tried to minimize the harm I cause, starting with what I eat. I'm pretty… Continue reading 2019 Recap: Farewell to an Exhausting Year

Books, Real Life

Holiday Book Shopping Guide

Whether you're buying gifts for friends and family or browsing for books for yourself, this list might help point you in a direction. I hope you find something you like. For the history buffs: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari The story of us in under 500 pages. The Anthropology of… Continue reading Holiday Book Shopping Guide