Books

Dark Academia Reads for Fall

Dark academia was allegedly a big trend on Tumblr during the 2010s. I was too busy having an IRL breakdown to participate, so I'm DOING IT NOW. My general impression of dark academia is "collegiate spaces but make them creepy and possibly full of evil magic." Also, there's dark wood paneling and everyone wears a… Continue reading Dark Academia Reads for Fall

Computer games, Dating simulators

Monster Prom: My Favorite Monstrous Dates

I have a new habit: instead of doing homework, I play Monster Prom for hours on Steam. My grades are suffering for it, but I'm having a great time! Monster Prom is a crowdfunded PC game where you, a student at Spooky High, have to ask one of six (eight with the DLC) monsters to… Continue reading Monster Prom: My Favorite Monstrous Dates

Books, Real Life

June Wrap-Up

Pride Month is over. In truth, it didn't really feel like Pride Month. It felt more like Wrath Month. Ah, well. I saw an old friend, met up with my writing group for the first time in over a year, and visited my brother. Oh, and I joined a book club and completed a mini… Continue reading June Wrap-Up

Books

Books as First Dates Book Tag

Valentine's Day was two days ago and I almost missed it. I remember chocolate and some cutesy posts on Twitter. Otherwise it was a nonevent. Elli @ Ace Reader posted this tag for Valentine's Day and I thought it was perfect. This tag was created by Alice @ Love for Words, a gorgeous blog with… Continue reading Books as First Dates 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

The Not-So-Perfect Book Tag

I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS TAG. Sahi @ My World of Books tagged me in it to share the wealth of book letdowns. Thank you Alex @ Lost in Translation for giving us space to complain about not-so-perfect books! This is such a perfect tag! RULES If possible try to not mention the same… Continue reading The Not-So-Perfect Book Tag

Books

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books I Hope to Find Under My Tree

So FUN STORY. I thought this was Top Ten Tuesday LAST week. When I saw everyone posting their holiday TBRs instead, I reformatted my entire post and did Top Five Tuesday. GOOD ONE, LAUREN. MY BRAIN IS SOUP. You Are Your Own: A Reckoning with the Religious Trauma of Evangelical Christianity by Jamie Lee Finch I… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books I Hope to Find Under My Tree

Books

TOP 5 TUESDAY: Dear Santa, I would like these 5 books.

Planning my Christmas + birthday book wishlist on this lovely Top Five Tuesday. I keep changing my mind. One day, all I want are witch mysteries; the next, graphic novels. That Holiday Book Shopping Guide really did me in. NO REGRETS. Bloodlust & Bonnets by Emily McGovern Lord Byron is apparently in this and he is… Continue reading TOP 5 TUESDAY: Dear Santa, I would like these 5 books.

Books

The Folk of the Air Book Tag #2

Psst...I've never read this series. And I don't plan to remedy that. Whoops. Xandra freshened up her Folk of the Air Book Tag to include references to The Queen of Nothing. I'm using Xandra's banners and what not. I may even tag people! Who knows?     Jude: A character who could kill you in your sleep.… Continue reading The Folk of the Air Book Tag #2

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]