Mini Hiatus Announcement: NaNoWriMo!

Hello everyone! I've been around here a little less than usual because I'm participating in NaNoWriMo. In case you don't know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and it takes place every November. Everyone's goals are a little different for NaNoWriMo, but most people (like me) aim to write 50,000 words in 30 days. … Continue reading Mini Hiatus Announcement: NaNoWriMo!

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Book Review: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

I love a good pirate story, but I find that they’re not too common. I was certainly intrigued by Daughter of the Pirate King when I first heard about it, but didn’t pick it up until my pal Asha lent it to me.  She said it had pirates, adventures, and kissing -- what more do you need?

The YALC Diaries

For YALC this year, I thought I’d do something a little different from my standard book haul or uninteresting list.  Behold, The YALC Diaries! Although I’m beginning this post after Friday’s festivities have come to an end, I’m planning to write this up as a play-by-play of my favourite book event. Here we go!

Book Review: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

The Hazel Wood is a book that has been lurking at the back of my mind since 2017 – it’s a book that sounded absolutely perfect for me.  I love a dark fairy tale, so when you throw in a New York setting and fuzz the barriers between fiction and reality it basically becomes my catnip. However, I think that my own expectations got in the way of my enjoyment of this book.

Announcement: Spring Cleaning Readathon!

So this is incredibly short notice, but bear with me.  I feel like life has been just so crazy lately that I haven’t really had the time to sit down with a book and relax.  I’ve really missed my leisurely reading time! So, what to do about this? Fortunately my realisations come at a very convenient time.  Easter falls during this coming weekend, and I have no plans. Why not do a mini readathon?