My schedule has fluctuated massively in the last few weeks. With new Tuesday classes, weekly dinners, and church events, I feel like I'm busy all the time. I'm getting a rare night in to recalibrate and get some reading done. Writing-wise, my brain is broken, so I've been stacking up the book tags. I've seen… Continue reading Spring Cleaning Book Tag: 2019 Edition
Tag: Lunar Chronicles
Top 10 Favorite Ships
Inspired by Sailor Moon, I set about making a list of my favorite ships and realized some surprising things: I'm not a big book shipper. Very few of my favorite couples come from novels. I don't ship as often as I used to, especially when it comes to love triangles. I can't make myself care… Continue reading Top 10 Favorite Ships
Jigsaw (Saw Franchise) Book Tag
A guy I once liked tried to argue that the movie Saw was a philosophical masterpiece. He also loved The Matrix. His opinions were suspect. What I know about the Saw franchise can be summed up in the following list: feet, torture, Cary Elwes, screaming, puppet, tricycle, bear trap. In today's tag, I try to escape Jigsaw's game with a… Continue reading Jigsaw (Saw Franchise) Book Tag
Hamilton Book Tag
My mom and I saw Leslie Odom, Jr. perform at Benaroya Hall last week. Clad in blue plaid, Odom crooned Nat King Cole standards and Broadway favorites, accompanied by the Seattle Symphony, a non-jazz trombonist, and a stellar combo. My mom worried he wouldn't live up to the expectations I'd set for her. She had… Continue reading Hamilton Book Tag
Fantasy Feminist Team
I'm finally doing it. I'm forming a girl squad. I've put it off for years because my friends keep choosing true love over the sisterhood. They tell me marriage is a whole lot of fun. BUT IS IT? GIRL SQUAD, ASSEMBLE! What would this squad do? I don't know. Win? Fight for love and justice?… Continue reading Fantasy Feminist Team
R.I.P. It or Ship It: Round 3
The best friend of a princes...and the best friend of a princess? WHO KEEPS PICKING THESE SHIPS?
R.I.P. It or Ship It
It's time to ship some characters. I love stupid ships. When writing with friends, my go-to prompt is always, "Write the most unlikely couple you can think of." I find this exercise fascinating even if they hate doing it. Some of my favorite ships have started as a joke; the more I laugh, the more sense… Continue reading R.I.P. It or Ship It
How to end a series: My problem with Marissa Meyer’s “Winter”
In reading, we've all experienced too much angst...but what about if there isn't enough?
11 things to expect from Marissa Meyer’s Winter
I thought about reviewing Winter, but I'm not great at avoiding spoilers and to write about it would ruin the entire series for newcomers. This was the only course of action: a survey of things to expect from a book that offers the unexpected.
BOOK REVIEW: Life and Death by Stephenie Meyer
Meyer wanted to prove that Bella was not a "damsel in distress" but a "human in distress," and claimed that switching the genders left the story unchanged. Only it didn't.