updates

announcement: revision hiatus

Hello all! First of all, a huge thank you to those of you who consistently read and interact with my posts here. You have no idea how much it helps me to know that my words have reached at least one person out in the world. And now, the somewhat sad news: I am taking… Continue reading announcement: revision hiatus

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book lists

My Netflix DNF List

When my fiancé and I left Pennsylvania in our little blue bus called Gus, I deleted my Netflix account after over five years of loyal service. In the “cleaning house” of packing everything I own into the bus, I realized that I wasn’t really getting $10.79 of enjoyment out of Netflix every month. On top… Continue reading My Netflix DNF List

Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole [#1]

Down The TBR Hole is a meme started by Lia @ Lost In A Story. “Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read.… Continue reading Down the TBR Hole [#1]

reviews

Review | The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Genre: literary fiction | Diversity: black MCs (#OwnVoices) | My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ *Trigger Warnings: mentions of suicide, sexual abuse, and abortion* the blurb— Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret. All good secrets have a taste before… Continue reading Review | The Mothers by Brit Bennett

#MentalHealthMonday

#MentalHealthMonday | 5 Things on 5 Years

Welcome to another #MentalHealthMonday! Hopefully this one will be a little more on the positive end of the spectrum. This week I’m celebrating my 5 year anniversary of adulting!🎉 Five years ago, I moved out of my parents’ house and halfway across the country to set out on my own. The last five years have… Continue reading #MentalHealthMonday | 5 Things on 5 Years

amwriting

#AmWriting | on depression & self-doubt

“Writing is about hypnotizing yourself into believing in yourself, getting some work done, then unhypnotizing yourself and going over the material coldly.” —Anne Lamott, Bird By Bird It’s been a while since I talked about what’s going on in my writing life. There’s a reason for that: I haven’t been writing, and I haven’t been… Continue reading #AmWriting | on depression & self-doubt

tags & awards

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Thanks to Shannon @ Captivated by Fantasy AND Sarah @ The Clever Reader for the nomination! It means so much that you guys appreciate my blog. To be nominated as a sunshine is just…wow, that means a lot. I don’t feel very sunshiney sometimes I guess 🙃 The Rules: Thank the blogger who has nominated… Continue reading The Sunshine Blogger Award

Diversity Spotlight Thursday

Diversity Spotlight Thursday | Intersectionality

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks. The goal: talk about diverse books! The meme features 3 diverse books—1 diverse book you read and enjoyed, 1 diverse book that you haven’t read yet, and 1 diverse book that hasn’t been released yet. For the month of October, I’m… Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday | Intersectionality

reviews

Review | 27 Hours by Tristina Wright

Genre: YA Sci-Fi | Diversity: multiple queer & POC main characters *I received a free copy of 27 Hours from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Rumor Mora fears two things: hellhounds too strong for him to kill, and failure. Jude Welton has two dreams: for humans to stop killing monsters, and for his strange abilities… Continue reading Review | 27 Hours by Tristina Wright

monthly wrap-up

September 2017 Wrap-Up + 6 Month Blogiversary!

September has flown by in a flurry of movement: from a trip to Philadelphia for a friend’s wedding, to losing myself in New York City for a couple days, to a trip across the country in the newly converted skoolie, things have been a little chaotic. I’ll try to keep this as concise as possible,… Continue reading September 2017 Wrap-Up + 6 Month Blogiversary!