The Raven Cycle is a tricky series to categorize. On one hand the young adult series is low-fantasy, or perhaps it’s paranormal, or the cringe-inducing paranormal romance. Either way, it’s been an immensely popular series across pedestrian reviewers on book blogs and Youtube. The Raven Cycle was all the rage around the internet last spring … Continue reading The Raven Cycle // Review
As my University's multi-million dollar science building takes shape, I reminded more than ever of the importance of the arts in our lives. In school we are taught about the importance of STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math—and that if we go into these fields we will be rewarded with job opportunities galore. The relentless … Continue reading We Need Art
Cre - ate verb bring (something) into existence The act of creating something is a nice feeling. There's something very secure in knowing that something would not exist without you. It makes you feel important, necessary. Accomplished. I recently taught myself how to knit hats. I completed my first one, and although lumpy, I would … Continue reading The Joy of Creation
Question: what do you do when you’re no longer good at what you’re good at? What you’ve always been good at? Last week, my writing professor handed back the news stories we’d written, an assignment I’d worked hard on after phoning-in the first one. The night before I turned it in I read it out … Continue reading A Crisis of Faith (What’s New?)
I month of September flew right by, and I forgot about doing a summer roundup. As we all know, May-August was a strange time for me and the same goes for my reading habits during it. I played bingo again and started off strong, but when I started a new, full time job in mid-July, … Continue reading Summer Reading: a List
The bedrock of this blog is literature. I have been doing very little literature blogging lately. Some of that is because I have much less free time, because of school. And some of it's because I've been in the mood to binge watch multiple shows at Netflix. And some of it's because when I could be … Continue reading Where You Been, Reader Girl?