My First Time Reading Harry Potter | The Sorcerer’s Stone and The Chamber of Secrets

First of all: YES, I am just now reading the Harry Potter series for the first time. I’m sure you probably think I’m insane. I honestly can’t figure out the hype surrounding the series yet, but I’m determined to keep reading. Second of all: yes, I think the books are good! Yes, just good… so far. Explanation (a.k.a. why I didn’t read the series earlier): I was … Continue reading My First Time Reading Harry Potter | The Sorcerer’s Stone and The Chamber of Secrets

8 Book Recommendations that Feature Music

8 Book Recommendations that Feature Music

I can’t read and listen to music at the same time because I lose focus and get overwhelmed. But I still like to incorporate music into my reading from time to time, whether that’s through listening to book playlists (official or fan-made) or reading books about music or musicians. If you’re passionate about reading and music, then here are five books that feature music in … Continue reading 8 Book Recommendations that Feature Music

Review: Brass by Xhenet Aliu

Brass shows the true dynamic of mother/daughter relationships Brass has two narratives that alternate with each chapter: one belongs to Elsie and the other focuses on her daughter, Luljeta, 17 years later. Elsie tells her story of first love and pregnancy in a sassy, first-person voice that draws you in. Meanwhile, Luljeta tells her coming-of-age story in a striking second-person voice that complements Elsie’s chapters. … Continue reading Review: Brass by Xhenet Aliu

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Why I don’t read Novelizations of Popular Shows or Movies

I’ve only attempted to read a handful of novelizations — Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vol. 1, Stephan’s Diaries (The Vampire Diaries), etc. — and they weren’t my cup of tea at all. Of course, I only attempted to read those because I finished watching the TV shows, and I was craving to spend more time with my beloved characters. Unfortunately, the characters in the novelizations felt … Continue reading Why I don’t read Novelizations of Popular Shows or Movies

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Review: Scars by Eliza Bates | An Adult Contemporary Suspense Romance

Note: This book contains mature content. I was super impressed by this book! I expected this book to be less focused on the plot and more focused on the characters, which is common in romance novels (because, usually, the plot is the characters’ romance). But I was pleasantly surprised to find that Scars delivers an alluring romance and a complex plot that keeps you on the edge … Continue reading Review: Scars by Eliza Bates | An Adult Contemporary Suspense Romance

5 Reasons to Read The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Despite finishing all the books in this series more than a year ago, The Lunar Chronicles (Goodreads) still springs into my thoughts fairly often. When someone asks me what this series is about, I struggle to answer them. “Um, fairy tales retold in a dystopian, romantic, action-y kind of way with lots of heart-eyes, wolves, sci-fi fun, and moon people.” Honestly, this book has so much going … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Read The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer