Breaking My Own British News

Posted July 23, 2013 in Travel / 1 Comment
Breaking My Own British News

With all eyes, ears, and media outlets focused on the arrival of the newest heir to the British throne (also, mad props to Kate Middleton, who had to appear a cheery and glowing pregnant woman in the face of severe morning sickness, constant comparisons to Kim Kardashian, and a baby who just seemed to be fine hanging out in the womb as long as he pleased), I also have my own exciting news to announce… I’m getting the amazing opportunity through my university to go to London next term for a Harry Potter travel course! As if this wasn’t reason […]



Summer Reading Series 2013: Obsidian

Posted June 27, 2013 in Books, Reviews / 4 Comments
Summer Reading Series 2013: Obsidian

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’m so glad to have been pleasantly surprised with this YA series. I was starting to loose hope that maybe I was getting too old for the genre, because I hadn’t read a series that I had really, really loved in a long time. But Obsidian really captivated me, and I’m anxiously awaiting for the next two books to arrive on the library hold shelf for me. I’ll admit that at first I wasn’t impressed. First of all, Daemon was (and still is) a HUGE jerk. It seemed overdone. […]


Neglect

Posted June 22, 2013 in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

I know, I know. It’s so easy to get caught up in the crazy thing we call life and not even realize we’re neglecting things. I’m in the middle of moving, so my life has literally been a continuous cycle of packing boxes (mainly of clothes and books…). Although I picked up a book today at my local independent bookstore (yay for supporting the community 🙂 ) and I am so beyond excited to read it! As I was perusing the aisle, overwhelmed as I usually am by the desire to read EVERY SINGLE BOOK, I ran into a lovely […]


Summer Reading Series 2013: Boundless

Posted June 8, 2013 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Summer Reading Series 2013: Boundless

Boundless by Cynthia Hand My rating: 3 of 5 stars (3.5 out of 5 stars) I had this book waiting on my desk to read for a while, thinking, this will be a fantastic, enjoyable read, no problem. I had read the two previous novels in the series and had really liked them (as I’ve mentioned before, I’m a total sucker for angel/fallen angel books). And while this book does deliver at the ends, the first half was a real slough to get through. Since the first half of the book was relatively disappointing (at least for the standards I […]



Summer Reading Series 2013: Girl of Nightmares

Posted June 4, 2013 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Summer Reading Series 2013: Girl of Nightmares

Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’m glad I picked this sequel up because it’s really what a sequel should be- focused on tying up loose ends from the previous book and finishing the story rather than presenting a bunch of new plot lines. Girl of Nightmares is a quick, fun read, just like it’s predecessor, offering the same witty narrative and endearing characters as Anna Dressed in Blood . The sequel follows the aftermath of Anna disappearing into (what is assumed to be but is really open to interpretation) “hell” with the ghost […]


Summer Reading Series 2013: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Posted May 30, 2013 in Books, Reviews / 3 Comments
Summer Reading Series 2013: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky My rating: 5 of 5 stars There’s so much to say about this book it’s hard to know where to begin, or where to end for that matter. I never read this book in high school, though it would ironically always be that one book that people claimed to have read (by choice) and loved, often times it seemed for the sake of having “read” it, almost as a status symbol. Having read this for the first time in my later college years, I definitely see how much of the issues […]



Summer Reading Series 2013: A Beautiful Dark

Posted May 22, 2013 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Summer Reading Series 2013: A Beautiful Dark

A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’m a sucker for paranormal angel books. It may be the religion major, or the Catholic, in me but I find this concept so much more intriguing then the vampire/werewolf/etc realm, probably because it is based in a concept that so many people believe in and it’s interesting to see what an author will do with an already established belief in a fantasy genre. Yet so often the YA angel/fallen angel stories fall flat. The only series I have found that catches my interest is the Hush Hush […]