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Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood | Novel vs. Hulu Show

Honestly, it has been MONTHS since I read The Handmaid’s Tale. I read it last year, in fact (2017), for an English class about empathy. It wasn’t originally on the syllabus, but the students got to vote for the final book of the course. So… I really do not remember the details of this book. I remember how much I enjoyed reading it, and I … Continue reading Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood | Novel vs. Hulu Show

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

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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

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

It took me TWO months to finish reading The Upside of Unrequited (two whole months!). This wasn’t the fault of the book, though, but instead the result of my busy college life. Remember when I said I was absolutely not going to neglect this blog when school started? Well, I am a liar. I did try though! The Upside of Unrequited is adorable. It is a cute and light … Continue reading Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Review: Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

Hola! I found Before I Go to Sleep to be quite intriguing. I knew the experience would be different, with it being the first adult novel I’ve ever read. It definitely suits me recently turning 20 (woop woop). To put it in the simplest of terms, it was good. I won’t go as far as to say that it was amazing, but I definitely did enjoy … Continue reading Review: Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

July: I’ve Been a Busy Bee, Let’s Catch Up

WHAT EVEN HAPPENED TO JULY. I looked at the calendar today and noticed that it was August 4th (as I’m writing anyway), and HOW?! July was absolutely insane. I have much to tell. More than you probably care to read about. BUT here goes. LIFE STUFF IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW, I AM OBSESSED WITH MY FISH It has truly become a hobby and I love them as … Continue reading July: I’ve Been a Busy Bee, Let’s Catch Up

Review: Mosquitoland by David Arnold

Mosquitoland was… something.  Possible spoilers ahead, read with caution. I mean, for the first half of the book I had NO IDEA WHAT WAS HAPPENING. This girl, Mim, overheard her father and stepmom talking to her principal and then decides to steal money from her stepmom and travel across the country to Ohio to visit her sick mother (except we don’t actually know what’s wrong with … Continue reading Review: Mosquitoland by David Arnold