Seven Reading Challenges to Fuel Your 2019 Reading Life

I love a new year. New years always means new resolutions and while I have my own list of reading goals, I know some of you might be looking for something for yourself. I love that word, "challenge." It means that you're taking your regular life and trying to add more to it. It could…

My Thoughts and an Excerpt from Tahereh Mafi’s New Novel, A Very Large Expanse of Sea

This is a little bit different from what I normally do, but I was perusing Twitter when I saw this: In my head, I was hyperventilating. I had heard Tahereh Mafi was going to move away from her high fantasy books to write something that felt much more autobiographical. I knew that it would be…

The New Crimes of Grindelwald Teaser Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sEaYB4rLFQ Well, if you follow me on Instagram then you know that I'm obsessed with the new trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Check out the new trailer above. I've already watched this a few times through and there were a couple of things that got me the most excited by this: The…

Why I Sometimes See the Movie Before I Read the Book

My friend, Michaela, at The Ardent Biblio recently talked about reading War and Peace for the first time. If you aren't aware, War and Peace is considered one of the best books of all time written by the most prolific writers, Leo Tolstoy. However, it was originally written in Russian, is over 1400 pages long, and it takes place during…

My thoughts on Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

I'd made an early resolution recently to be a better non-fiction writer and committing myself to my voice and my writing. I want to do a better job sharing my experiences with the world through rhetoric. I want to be armed with adjectives and poetry to help me share what I see. I know it's…

The new trailer for A Wrinkle in Time is out and words can’t express my emotional state

You guys. You ladies. You all. I have so many feelings about the teaser trailer for the new A Wrinkle in Time. Scratch that, I have so many GREAT feelings about the teaser trailer for the new A Wrinkle in Time. Because I'm not a book tuber, I have to resort to gifs to express…