The Love That Split the World, by Emily Henry

I added this book to my to-read list over at Goodreads shortly after it came out in January 2016. I don’t remember the exact circumstances why I added it, so I’ll take an educated guess. The cover is absolutely gorgeous, and the plot includes main character Natalie Cleary getting visions of things that aren’t there. […]

My Top 10 Summer Blockbusters

Last weekend was the unofficial start of summer, and once it’s summertime, you can expect big releases at the movie theatre. There are some really big ones coming this summer including several sequels and the long-anticipated Wonder Woman movie. But which will be the big summer blockbuster of 2017? It’s too early to tell, but […]

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

So it’s that time of year, when my school chooses a summer reading book that the entire student body will read. Though it’s not summer vacation yet, teachers were asked to come up with activities—from all different subjects—to accompany the students’ reading of the chosen book. This summer, the students will be reading The Book […]

My Top 10 Doctor Who Companions

The new season of Doctor Who is three episodes deep—this would be Series 10 of the rebooted series—and it started with the introduction of new companion Bill Potts, played by Pearl Mackie. So far, she’s a fun character, and her chemistry with Peter Capaldi is fantastic. It’s too early to tell how she’ll be viewed in the […]

A Death’s Awakening, by C.E. Wilson

It doesn’t take a lot of lurking throughout my reviews to see that I’m a big fan of indie-author C.E. Wilson. Maybe it’s because I know from following her on social media that like me, she’s a big fan of The Twilight Zone. That being said, she’s rolling out a clever series of books, which […]

Gemina, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

You know when you read an awesome book that totally blows you away? And then you know that there’s a second part to that book series, yet you’re a little skeptical that the second book can live up to the sheer awesomeness of the first book? Well, that’s how I went into Gemina, the second […]

My Top 10 “Weird Al” Yankovic Original Songs

Last April Fools’ Day, I counted down my Top 10 “Weird Al” Yankovic parodies. It was a great list, and it fit the day perfectly. Apart from writing and recording such inspired parodies, he also does what are called “style parodies”, where he lampoons a particular band or artist’s style of music. It’s not changing […]

Caraval, by Stephanie Garber

I’m a big fan of scavenger hunts—whether they’re about finding items or finding clues from location to location. Way back in middle school, high school, and into college, I created such games for my friends to play. I’m also a big fan of the current “Escape Room” craze—being locked in a room trying to solve […]

Cruel and Unusual, by C.E. Wilson

As a fellow self-published author, I am both awestruck and envious of C.E. Wilson. Her output of work since I’ve started blogging is impressive to say the least, and I wish I could be as prolific as she is. I’m just as amazed by her imaginative plots and characters as I am by their integration […]

My Top 10 TV Game Shows

When I was young (but school-aged), back in the late-70s and early-80s, I have fond memories of watching game shows all morning on the few days I was sick at home. Game shows have always been a staple of television, as they’re cheaper to produce than scripted series. They also give people hope and dreams […]