September Goals

It’s that time again! I think it’s so important to have short-term goals for yourself. Long-term goals are nice in theory, but sometimes unattainable and it can be so discouraging when you don’t accomplish them. Short-term goals gives you a time limit, and the goals you create can be smaller and simpler. Baby steps. Goal […]

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Pitcher Plant by Melissa Eskue Ousley

Rating: 4/5 Synopsis When Tawny Ellis spots a fixer-upper on the Oregon coast, she and her husband jump at the chance to own a cottage near the beach. But as expensive repairs turn their dream home into a nightmare, their marriage unravels. And worse… the house is not quite vacant. Something in the house’s dark […]

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Rating: 5/5 Synopsis They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a […]

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A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews

Rating: 5/5 Synopsis An emotionally charged story about the power of dreams, and how passion can turn to obsession. Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day. He will never […]

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All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Note: This post contains affiliate links. You can read my disclosure here, and it can also be found in the menu bar. Rating: 5/5 Synopsis Theodore Finch is fascinated by death. Every day he thinks of ways he might kill himself, but every day he also searches for—and manages to find—something to keep him here, and alive, […]

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So I Started Writing Again

For those of you who don’t know, I’m a writer. I’m majoring in English and Creative Writing not just because I want to work in publishing someday and because of my love of books. I’m a writer, and I figure while I’m in school learning, I may as well improve my writing while I’m at it. Plus, it’s […]

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How I Buy My College Textbooks

You’ll probably see this and think, Why would I need to know how to buy textbooks? I have Chegg, I have Amazon, I have [fill in the blank]. I don’t use those resources to buy my books, though. The way I do it is the way most people advise NOT to do it, so of course I’d […]

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