January Wrap-up February TBR List

2017 is off to a great start. I completed 5.5 out of 6 books from my TBR January List and reviewed Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood and Commonwealth by Ann Patchett which you can check out here.

I’m halfway done with my final book on my January list, All the Light You Cannot See, and I will be posting a review for it in a few days.

Now, on to my February Reading List:

  1. The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman–Historical fiction
  2. Eleanor by Jason Gurley–Fantasy, magical realism, YA
  3. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon–Fantasy, YA
  4. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo–Fantasy, YA
  5. The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie–Fiction, contemporary

I am reading a lot of YA Fantasy this month. I read 4 contemporary novels in January, 2 that focused on the Holocaust, so this month is a little bit lighter.

Okay, so here’s where I’d love some reading suggestions. I’ve decided that March will be my “Classics” month. I want to read Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness, and two other class sci-fi/fantasy books, possibly Asimov’s Foundations series. I also want to read 2 classic lit books.

If you have any classic sci-fi or fantasy novels that you think are essential reading, please comment below and I will add some to my March reading!

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2016 Wrap Up, Germany trip, and What’s Ahead

Total Books Read in 2016: 35

Total Comic Volumes Read in 2016: 11

I am really happy with having read 35 books in 2016. I started reading more heavily last May and it has been a pleasure to fall in love with reading once again.

These are my favorite reads of 2016. When I graduated from college two years ago, I scooped up as much contemporary literature I could find. I read Lauren Groff, Rebecca Solnit, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Celeste Ng, and Emily St. John Mande, to name a few. So when 2016 began I felt a shift. The last book I read in December of 2015 was Seveneves, a sci-fi book by Neal Stephenson about the destruction of our moon and a worldwide attempt to save the human race. Only a handful of people survive and the book then jumps 5000 years and we see seven distinct races comprised of 7 million people and I loved every moment of this book. The world-building, the complex female characters, the science. I was hooked.

So 2016 became the year of science-fiction and fantasy reading. Four of my top six picks are within those genres. I also grew to love graphic novels and comics. The first comic I ever read was Ms. Marvel, which tells the story of a muslim girl outsider and boy, did I pick a great character to start my journey with comics. I read the Harry Potter series for the first time. It was, of course, incredible. I also was introduced to Sarah J. Maas’ fantasy series and even got to meet her and get all my books signed. If you love sci-fi and kickass, complex female characters, check her out.

My top book of the year was, without a doubt, Ta-Nehesi Coates’ Between the World and Me. I wrote an in-depth review that you can check out here. Coates paints a striking picture of racism in America and I would recommend anyone read it.

This year was also the first time my boyfriend and I traveled together outside of the United States. We spend two weeks in Germany, exploring Bavaria, and it was an awesome experience. Lots of pictures coming, as I recap my trip via my photo diary.

Our favorite moments included hiking through the Black Forrest:

Visiting breathtaking castles:

Seeing as many museums and art as possible:

Spending two days at Oktoberfest in Munich:

And just enjoying the quiet of the southern Germany countryside:

One thing I will never forget about our trip is the feeling of riding our bicycles through the pouring rain, late at night in the murky darkness that is a midnight downpour, eager to get back to our small home after a day of museum exploring and drinking with new friends. We had taken three buses and then unlocked out bikes at the local train station. It was such a distinct feeling of an unideal situation and feeling exhausted but absolutely loving the moment in this strange country that had started to feel a bit less unknown.

If you read through this entire post, I’d like to thank you for sticking around. 2016 has been a challenging and exciting year. I’ve completed my year-long internship as a Volunteer Coordinator at a Bay Area nonprofit and I’ve been officially unemployed for a month now. I’m working at my internship, and dog-walking, and babysitting while I job hunt. This is the first time I haven’t worked fulltime in about 8 years and it’s a strange experience. I’ve enjoyed my time off but it is also my greatest wish to be able to post about a new job offer at I’ve accepted (at some awesome nonprofit that’s working to combat human right’s issues and systemic racism) sometime within the next two months. I’m excited about the coming year.

Reading Goal for 2017: 50 books!

That’s about a book a week. I plan on continuing to blog and I think I’m going to do a book review once a month on the best book I read for that month. I will also be letting you know which books I’ve read and doing a super quick review at the end of  every monthly TBR list.

That’s it for now. I’ll see you guys next year!

August Update and September TBR

Hey guys,

So I’ve read a few books since I last posted by haven’t had the time to review them.

Here’s a list of all the books I completed in August:
When We Collided by Emery Lord
Hot Dog Taste Test by Lisa Hanawalt
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne
Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson (Vol. 1-4)
Saga by Brian K. Vaughn (Vol. 1-5)
iZombie by Chris Roberson (Vol. 1-2)

I read 3 novels, 9 comic volumes, 1 graphic novel and 1 play. It was a low month for novels but I got wrapped up in reading a bunch of other stuff that wasn’t on my TBR list.

I will be posting reviews for the things I’ve listed here and haven’t reviewed yet later this week.

Okay, so on to my September TBR list, which is going to be short because I’m going backpacking through Germany for 2 weeks!

September To-Be-Read List

  1. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  2. The Demon King by Cindi Williams Chima
  3. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Wolfe
  4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

It’s a short list because I’m going to be so busy sight seeing and thoroughly enjoying my time in Germany, and I know that I’ll be lucky to finish one book while I’m there. I’m currently reading Between the World and Me, and it’s already beautiful and I’ve been wanting to read it for so long so I’m excited with that. The Demon King is a fantasy novel that I’ve had recommended to me. And the last two books are classics that I’m rolling over from last month as I didn’t get to them. I feel like reading a classic will be fun while I’m abroad.

Okay, I’m off to do some reading 🙂

July and August TBR List

Here we go again (I realize that I’m a bit late for July so I’m sharing my combined July and August TBR lists):

  1. When We Collided by Emery Lord (Illumicrate box)
  2. Hot Dog Taste Test by Lisa Hanawalt (Landfall Freight Box)
  3. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  4. Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
  5. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  6. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Wolf
  7. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  8. Captain America, Masculinity, and Violence: The Evolution of a National Icon by
  9. Whatever graphic novel Landfall Freight sends for July

I love reading, and I’m so thrilled because I’ve read two books in two days and it’s such an accomplishment. I would love to keep up the pace, but sometimes all a girl wants is to lie down and marathon some Buffy with her boyfriend. And that’s okay. But books are awesome and I have to try to read as many before I die.

Here are all the books I’m reading during the last week of July and all of August. I tried to keep the summaries spoiler-free and short.

When We Collided is a YA contemporary novel that follows to people who meet and fall in love over the course of a summer. It was book chosen for Illumicrate‘s last quarterly box and I’m excited to enjoy it this summer.

Hot Dog Taste Test is a graphic novel that pokes fun and rips apart pop culture and our current obsession with food and how to market ourselves in relation to food (ex. stylized photos on Instagram of our hip breakfast). Part screwball, part social commentary, all hilarious.

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is a a contemporary novel about a bookstore during the Great Recession. I don’t know anything else and I’m kinda digging the no spoilers, so that’s all you get for now.

Wolf by Wolf is YA historical fiction/science fiction. It takes place in an alternate reality where the Axis and Imperial Japan rule the world and it follows Yael, a death camp survivor and her plan to kill Hitler.

An Ember in the Ashes is the first book in a planned trilogy. It is an epic YA fantasy novel that follows the female protagonist’s journey to save her brother in a tyrannical society.

A Room of One’s Own is an extended essay that argues for a literal and figurative space for women in literature. I read excerpts in high school and I’ve been feeling a need to complete it.

 

Jane Eyre is one of my favorite genres: a gothic romance.

Captain America, Masculinity, and Violence: The Evolution of a National Icon is a nonfiction book that analyses the every evolving Captain America and connects superhero traits to a shifting patriarchal view of what it is to be a man. I stumbled into this while hanging out at my boyfriend’s campus and I’m obsessed.

There is no fantasy on this list and that is killing me a little so I may read Queen of Shadows which is the latest book in Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series. Or Cindi Williams Chima’s The Demon King. Yes, reward lots of reading with fantasy. Sounds great.

(For those of you who haven’t been following along, I was an English major in college and so I read A LOT of classics and “important” books that I loved and then my first year out of college I read EVERY contemporary novel that was published that year, and now I’m obsessed with fantasy and sci-fi. I’m reading Asimov’s Foundations Series and Neil Stephenson, and every book Sarah J. Maas has wrote and this summer is my attempt to diversify my reading a bit).

Also, I haven’t been doing too well with actually reviewing the books. I’m either working or reading and I know I need to get better with that so I’m going to try. This Sunday I’m going to post a few reviews and I’m going to figure out how that will look. Stay tuned.

**Question** When I’m not reading I like to binge-watch a bunch of Netflix. I’m into genre shows at the moment. I just finished Stranger Things and I freakin’ loved it. Let me know if you’re watching it or any shows I should be watching.

 

What I’m Reading In June

So here is my To Be Read for the month of June list!

I downloaded an awesome little app on my Android called “To-Read” and it lets me set goals for what I will be reading during a given time period.

First, let me just say that while the books I’m reading in June span over a whole lot of different genres…there is a theme. I didn’t intentionally set out to read so much on one subject, but it’s a subject that I have loved for years and it looks like that love isn’t going away any time soon.

So the theme for June is….WITCHCRAFT

I finished reading all the Harry Potter books a couple of months ago and I just finished reading A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas and I just can’t bear to let the magic go.

Okay, on to the books.

Eight books in June. I know, a bit of a crazy amount. As it’s already June 8th, I have already finished A Discovery of Witches, and The Witches. So I’m off to a good start!

Here is some information on the books I’ve chosen. If any of them sound interesting to you, feel free to read along and we can discuss. The books are ordered in the lineup I will be reading them:

  1. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. Genre: Fantasy. This book is about a female scholar who though aware of her ancestor’s magical history and her own powers, has turned away from magic. The story deals with her being forced back into that world. I don’t know much else as I’ve been actively avoiding spoilers. An internet friend told me I would love it because it’s a sort of HP for adults.
  2. The Witches: Salem 1692 by Stacy Schiff. Genre: History. I picked this book up at my local library because the cover caught my eye. I then did a bit of research and found that Schiff had one a Pulitzer another historical book, Cleopatra. I like to explore new genres, and what a great way to dive in: reading an in-depth historical look at the Salem Witch Trials.
  3. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas. Genre: YA High Fantasy. I love Sarah. I am so happy to jump back into the Throne of Glass series. I only took a break because I needed to read ACOMAF, which is the second book in her A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy, because I knew that spoilers for it would be everywhere and seeing them would break my heart. If you haven’t read any books by Sarah J. Maas I suggest you read the first two books of her ACOTAR series. And then of course Throne of Glass. She has kickass feminist characters and lots of awesome magic, mythology and romance.
  4. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard. Genre: YA Fantasy Okay. This book. This book was all over booktube and bookstagram and all booklover parts of the internet. So I bought it and I read it and…I didn’t understand the hype. I haven’t been able to finish this book because the writing is so poor but I am committed to finishing it this month, because I feel the need to give it one more chance. We shall see. I’m going to try to make it past the first two chapters.
  5. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by. Robin Sloan. Genre: Fiction. A book about a bookstore with lots of secrets. That’s all I have for you. Everyone was reading this book a few years back and it’s been sitting on my bookshelves for almost a year now and the time has come.
  6. Lovely, Dark, Deep: Stories by Joyce Carol Oates. Genre: Short Stories, Fiction. Joyce Carol Oates is a prose master. I’m steadily making my way through all her writings. This collection contains ten stories that take a fascinating look into the darker sides of being human.
  7. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Genre: Fiction, Gothic. I need more classics in my life. I miss the life of an English major, so I am adding one classic novel to my monthly reading and this month’s is Jane Eyre.
  8. UFOLOGY by James Tynion IV, Noah J. Yuenkel, Matthew Fox, and Adam Metcalfe. Genre: Graphic Novel. This is the Landfall Freight Box book of the month and I am psyched to read it.  

Okay, I have to run, but I wanted to make sure this went up today. Happy reading!

Let me know what book you guys are reading now, in the comments.

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May Reading Wrap-Up Part 2

And I’m back! I’m going to break up this post into sections with their own headers because I have A LOT to fill you guys in on, besides just my reading of the past few weeks. So if you’re just here to see what books I’ve read, you can scroll past everything else and just head on over to the last part of this post.

Sarah J. Maas Book Signing

During the first week of May, I attended the launch for A Court of Mist and Fury and Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park, California. It took two hours of driving to reach the venue, and if you live in the are, I would very much recommend Kepler’s to you. I can’t wait to go back when I have more time to just browse. They have a Women in Science section that looks phenomenal!

The place was packed. I’ve never attended a signing that was as full as this one. There was a standing room only section in that back that wasn’t pictured here. The two pictures on the bottom left and middle are the only ones of Sarah I thought to snap, and the last photo is of me and my boyfriend, who I dragged along to the event as well. He’s actually reading Throne of Glass now and enjoying it, so that’s awesome.

Getting to hear Sarah talk about everything from writing, to high school and embarassing moments, was a lot of fun. The topic Sarah talked about most was ACOTAR. As ACOMAF had just come out, she didn’t want to spoil anything for the majority of the room. During the Q & A part of the event, there was a lull when no one was asking questions, and before I could really think, I took the mic and asked a question. What my brain blurted out at me was to ask her what her favorite fictional character was and she answered Buffy. She elaborated with a long description on how Buffy was this super feminine girly-girl, but she was also a kick-ass hero and that she has always gravitated to those kinds of stories and characters because they aren’t really common. Obviously, readers of the Throne of Glass series can see that Sarah has put her love of strong feminine characters into her own stories.

After the event, we got in line to have our books signed.

The Winner of my Give-Away Was: Aya, over at A Blessed Brownie. Aya will be receiving her personalized copy of A Court of Mist and Fury in the mail soon.

To conclude this part on the event: Sarah J. Maas is a funny and humble person who seems to deeply care about her fans because she seems to understand how dedicated they are to her worlds. I came away from the event realizing that Sarah was as much of a fan girl as I am. It was a great experience.


I’m Moving!!

I currently live in a house with two roommates and I have been dying to move to a place of my own. I currently live in Napa County, which is located in California. I will go over my job and post-grad plans in another post, but what I will say now is that I needed to move closer to the Bay Area because of work related things. And I found the cutest studio that meets all of my needs and I am beyond excited to move their this Friday. I will be taking tons of pictures there and will make sure to give a tour. There are BUILT-IN BOOKSHELVES and omg I can’t wait. I think that the first thing I will be unpacking are all of my books and I am so ready to figure out how I am going to reorganize them on my new wall of built-ins. And hang up my new Dumbledore quote posters!!

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Head over to SimpleSerene’s Etsy page if you want to snag some of these awesome HP posters as well.


Launching Etsy Skirt Shop and Attending NerdCon:Stories

Last week, I purchased tickets to NerdCon: Stories. The convention takes place in Minnesota next October. For those of you who don’t know what NerdCon: Stories is, it is a two-day conference that celebrates the power and magic of story-telling. They have guests that include authors, illustrators, pod-cast writers, actors, directors, etc. I am so pumped and really hoping that I will be able to attend.

So here’s the catch. While I could afford a ticket to the event, and wanted to purchase the ticket before they sold out, I can not currently afford the airfare to get there. Currently. a ticket from CA to Minnesota is about $380. So that brings me to my other announcement…

I will be launching my ETSY SHOP! I am selling skirts that are all things nerdy. I will be launching sometime in June (more detail to follow). I just purchased a new sewing machine with giftcards that had been collecting dust in a drawer of mine, so I am stocked. I have also bought enough material for the first 17 skirts (the fabrics range from Anne of Green Gables, Dr. Who, Star Wars, bookshelves, Marvel comics, and what I’m most excited about: The four Harry Potter Houses!)

I’m hoping that my new business is successful. I will be using my profits to save towards airfare so I can attend this convention. So make sure to check out my page when I launch 🙂


Book Reviews

And here we are. The moment most of you are probably here for. If you haven’t already, head over to Part One of my May Wrap-Up to see what other books I read in May.

  1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  4. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  5. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
  6. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  7. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
  8. Habibi by Craig Thompson
  9. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

So in this Part 2 of the Wrap-Up, I will be talking about numbers 6-9. And boy, did I read a lot of YA this month. I promise, that will be switched up next month. I will be posting an “Books I will read in June post next week” and it will be filled with some YA, but lots of contemporary and historical fiction as well.

Let’s do this.

The ACOTAR series by Sarah J. Maas. Let me get this out of the way first: I do not typically like retellings of Disneyfied fairytales (see OUAT and my coming review of Cinder). I love folklore and mythology. I took an entire class on Arthurian Literature during college and I could not get enough of this stuff. But for some reason, when writers try to tackle fairytales that have been tied up in neat little packages (Disney’s Little Mermaid vs. the original tale), I feel that the story falls flat and predictable.

A Court of Thorns and Roses surprised me SO MUCH. I would give it a solid 3.5-4 stars. The was Sarah uses the Beauty and the Beast tale is both familiar and refreshing. There is something nice and warm about reading a story and feeling things click into place when they fit into an arch you know exists. It’s easy to see which characters fulfill which roles. But, it is not boringly predictable. And weaving in folklore on witchcraft and mythological creatures added to such a deep world.

ACOMAF is the superior book, in my opinion. I feel that any issue I had with ACOTAR was addressed and fixed wonderfully in the second book. While I love the protagonist and the world of ACOTAR, the romance, at least toward the end of the book, was lackluster to me. It was a bit of a cliche, idealized romance, one where there was a clear power imbalance.

***SPOILERS TO FOLLOW***

The plot points that are revealed in ACOMAF make ACOTAR so much better in hindsight! The fact that Tamlin is so controlling of Feyre that she has to leave him to be herself is so true and the cliche’s of the first novel fit in so well when you realize that they weren’t right for each other. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that Sarah allows her female characters to have multiple love interests during their lives. This is a reality that is often glossed over in YA fiction. Women can love and sleep with different men at different parts of their lives and they can grow into themselves and better understand what they want from a partner. Tamlin was what Feyre needed when she had nothing. But he wasn’t what she needed once she had found herself. I understand that some fans are upset because they feel like their ships are being betrayed, but I feel like the story is true and honest to female characters. And RHYSAND. I could talk about my love for him for hours. A FEMINIST LEAD MALE CHARACTER. wohoo. AND the strong female friendships. The women that Rhysand has as leaders of his court and their friendship with Feyre is great. I love seeing strong women in power. The world building also took the series to a new level. If you didn’t like ACOTAR because of the cliched romance or something similar to that I HIGHLY recommend you read ACOMAF. DO ITTT. 🙂

***SPOILERS OVER***

So basically, I enjoyed A Court of Thorns and Roses but I freakin’ LOVED A Court of Mist and Fury.

 

Habibi and Cinder. Both of which, I cannot do.

I am not going to waste a lot of time on Habibi, which is a graphic novel by Craig Thompson. I loved his other graphic novel, BlanketsSo I picked this one up while at the library last week. I did not enjoy it. I felt it was very offensive. The novel is set in some fictional dessert land that is so clearly the Middle East. Every man is a rapist and every women is a victim. The main character is stranded in a desert for years and starving constantly, yet she is ALWAYS illustrated as having a perfect nude body with no body hair. Okay, enough said on this book.

Now on to Cinder. Oh, Cinder, I wanted to like you. You are so popular with Booktubers and the internet. But oh dear lord. You are a cliche after a cliche after a cliche. It is like someone printed out a ver very basic summary of the Disney Cinderella story and made a basic check list.

  1. Shoe: she’s a cyborg so let’s make the shoe she loses her actual foot. Great.
  2. Evil Stepsister: Pearl, a literal copy of an evil stepsister, no depth or motives.
  3. And so on…

In ACOTAR, the trope of the evil stepsisters is used with Feyre’s blood sisters. They are both weak and force Feyre to be in danger constantly to feed them. But DAMN they are well-rounded characters that become likable by the end of the second book, all while retaining the qualities that made them cruel or selfish to begin with. None of that depth is in Cinder.

And the love story is so flat. The prince sees Cinder and THAT’S ALL HE NEEDS TO LIKE/LOVE HER.

I felt like it was such a waste of a neat sci-fi idea. Sort of **SPOILERS** Cinder is the Lunar princess and can challenge the evil queen. But she’s been hidden away her whole life and has to deal with being a cyborg that people hate. But this whole big surprise is supposed to, you know, actually surprise the readers later on in the book. It’s the whole point. But I literally knew the moment they introduced the idea of a hidden princess in the beginning of the book because there was ABSOLUTELY NO SUBTLY.

That being said I MAY still read book two in the series because my friend is telling me too and supposedly it GETS A LOT BETTER. We shall see.

 

Okay, if you stuck with me through all of that you are extremely awesome! Here’s what’s to come next week:

  1. A post early in the week about life as a recent graduate. New studio tour and all 🙂
  2. An unboxing of my first Illumicrate!!
  3. A post on books I plan to read in June.

Catch you all later. 🙂

May Reading Wrap-Up Part 1

Hello everyone!

So I got behind a bit on posting in May. But SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED. I’ve read a lot of books, I attended Sarah J. Maas’ event for A Court of Mist and Fury, I’ve packed up my entire house because I am moving in FOUR DAYS, I started my online business, and a lot more.

So let me dive into wrapping May up.

First of all, I finished the final three Harry Potter books.

I am such a fan already. Harry Potter will probably forever be my favorite character of all-time. Of course, there are other characters that are fantastic (Dumbledore, Hermione, Dobby, the entire Weasely family), but Harry has a special place in my heart.

Spoilers will follow now: 

I loved Harry the moment he faced Voldemort at the end of Goblet of Fire.

“He knew one thing only, and it was beyond fear or reason: He was not going to die crouching here like a child playing hide-and-seek; he was not going to die kneeling at Voldemort’s feet . . . he was going to die upright like his father, and he was going to die trying to defend himself, even if no defense was possible. . . .”

I was sitting in a coffee shop while I read that and I was crying. A lot. Harry’s strength of character and bravery is outstanding. The bravery of so many of the HP characters is beautiful. I think that is what made the final book so hard. All the characters who died did so bravely, for the greater good. And it broke my heart. Such a fantastic series.

Okay, Spoilery talk over. If you haven’t read the Harry Potter series yet, you definitely need to! I envy you, and feel free to comment as you start that adventure.

Next series that I read was:

THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas.

Okay. So. I’m cheating a little bit by listing Heir of Fire here, because I’m only half way done with it, but that’s okay, I think.

I’m going to do this in a list form of reasons why I love this series:

  1. Caelena is a badass feminist character. She is tough, powerful and not defined by her romantic relationships
  2. Caelena is an assassin. This is the premise of the series. And Sarah J. Maas does not shy away from the brutality and the ugliness of that. I went into this series wanting realism and not a white-washed version of violence and war.
  3. And a final reason is that the characters are not stereotypes. Caelena is a girly-girl who loves buying things and eating sweat things. She is a strong (both emotionally and physically) girl, who is also very feminine, much like Buffy Summers (If you haven’t seen Buffy the Vampire Slayer yet, check it out while it’s on Netflix. Especially if you like the Throne of Glass series!

I am going to pause here. The Part 2 to my May wrap up (which will include the final few books I will be reading this month) will be posted tomorrow. It will include pictures and insider info on the ACOTAR series and ACOMAF book signing, new on my new Nerd Skirt business, and my review of Cinder, the first novel in the Lunar Chronicles, that I binged read last night because apparently everyone needs to read the series.

Thanks for reading!

Leave a message in the comments and tell me

  1. Who your favorite Harry Potter character is and why?
  2. Damien or Chaol?? I know. Not fair.

Bye!