I love my local library. For one, books. But also the fact that I live so near to the library has helped my love of reading fester. During past summers especially, I would spent the whole day there. Smelling books, reading them, and finding new (and admittedly strange) positions to sit in those really big… Continue reading Queer Coming-of-Age Stories // Recommendations
WELCOME TO THE WORLD, GLORIOUS COMPUTER OF MINE! She is currently three days old, and luckily it seems like we are avoiding the terrible twos (computer time works differently than human time). Brought to life at 11:26 PM on May 31st, she is a proud Gemini and has a birthstone of emerald. Name is still… Continue reading Trope-tastc Recs! // Sunshine and Grumpy
I was on tiktok in ungodly hours of the night a few days ago, as one does, when I stumbled across a video talking about how birds were the token animal of young adult fiction. And sure, there are some bird titles. But I have a counter offer... snakes. Once you see it, you can't… Continue reading Replacing Snakes On YA Book Covers With Milo the Goat // idk what this is
The cold and I are not friends. It might just be a me thing, but becoming a human popcile everytime I brave the great outdoors is just a no. Sure, I like hot chocolate. Sure, I like warm blankets. And yes, I know that both of those things are typically associated with cold weather. But… Continue reading Manifesting Summer-y Weather // recs
Oy! Happy Saturday! I've been waffling on what sort of post to write for today. I flipped through like eight ideas before actually landing on one I vibed with. Waffling as a verb: one of April's talents. I should probably mention that today is my birthday. I wanted to do something birtdhay-centric and fun but… Continue reading 8 Fictional Worlds I Want to Travel To // featuring candle magic and my birthday!!
Happy Valentines Day, bookworms! I hope everyone is having a charming day! My plans for the day are very elaborate. Basically, I am going to read some of my favorite rom-coms while eating Oreos. I might be really bold and watch some rom-coms too, we shall see. It is currently snowing (part iii of 8-10… Continue reading Ranking Romance Tropes // with recs!
The hype and I are mortal enemies, ever locked in an internal battle to the deaths. Ok, that might be a bit dramatic, but my point stands. I always build up this super high expectation for what the book will be, but once I read it I'm disappointed that it didn't live up to the… Continue reading Which popular books are worth the hype?? // part 2
Hello fellow readers *enthusiastic wave* Does anyone else plan to read their way through Valentine's Day* and insert themselves into fictional worlds?? Cause, same. I might also sprinkle in some peanut butter cups in there for good measure. What can I say, books and peanut butter cups are good for the soul (Aprilism no 2). … Continue reading Rom-com Recommendations // to be used instead of binge eating chocolate
Oy! So today I'm going to be doing a Cliffnotes version of my 2020 reading aka the Best and Worst Reads of 2020. But before we hop into that, I wanted to give Character Chat a go. Character Chat is a weekly tag created by the lovely Rachel @ A Bookworm's Paradise. Each week, character… Continue reading Best and Worst Reads of 2020 (in my humble opinion)
Flashback to about a year ago when I thought it was a good idea to make my Goodreads goal 288 books. Brilliant, right? I thought there was no way it could possibly happen, but hey miracles happen… sometimes. Well here we are, a year later, regretting my life choices and still trying to reach that… Continue reading Books I Want To Finish Before the End of the Year