Book Reviews

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo is the third book in the Grisha Trilogy. The end of the last book had left me with questions. Would Alina find her power again? Was Nickolai, my dear sweet Nickolai, dead? Would this final book contain the perfect ending my usually pessimistic self hoped for? When we last… Continue reading Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

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Musings

Ice Cream Antisocial

I don't normally go out of my way to start conversations with strangers. When I do, I can usually tell right away if they are the sort of person I affiliate myself with. Nine times out of ten, they aren't. My apartment complex hosts events in their Clubhouse pretty often. I'm usually in class when… Continue reading Ice Cream Antisocial

Musings

Murder Most Fowl 2: Dumpster Conniving

No matter where I try to sleep, the birds will always find me. I once had a brief war with a woodpecker that decided prime time for pecking was during the wee hours of the morning, and the location for the aforementioned pecking was right outside my bedroom window. The woodpecker is back, by the way,… Continue reading Murder Most Fowl 2: Dumpster Conniving

Musings

I’ve Been Mistaken for Someone Who is Sunny

For reasons unbeknownst to me, I've been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I didn't think this day would ever come, and if it had, I only assumed it would be because I had poured a lot of my money into some other blogger's ventures. But this didn't cost me a dime! I didn't have… Continue reading I’ve Been Mistaken for Someone Who is Sunny

Book Reviews

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo is the second book in the Grisha Trilogy. After the previous book ended in the middle of the climax, I needed this book like Alina Starkov needed to get away from the Darkling. When we last saw our heroes, they were doing the Grisha Trilogy equivalent of walking away from a… Continue reading Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Musings

It’s 1 AM and the Police are Shutting Down a Party

I'd had a personal internalized vendetta against the obnoxious idiots who lived in the apartment below me. A vendetta that included complaining to my roommates and mumbling to myself and not addressing the situation like a responsible adult should. But it's finally happening! And I didn't have to do it! Someone else finally worked up… Continue reading It’s 1 AM and the Police are Shutting Down a Party

Book Reviews

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Sometimes you see the cover of  book and it's so gorgeous and mysterious you have to drop what you're doing and read it. Sometimes you read a review for the same book, and the author of that review gets you even more hype than you initially were. Sometimes you take that book home, do a… Continue reading Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Musings

It’s 5 AM and My Neighbors Won’t Shut Up

I don't even live on campus, so I don't know why this is, but somehow my downstairs neighbors are the loudest people in my apartment complex. This perplexes me because up until about 2 weeks ago, I didn't even know anyone was living down there. My upstairs neighbors, the stampede of high heel-wearing wild animals… Continue reading It’s 5 AM and My Neighbors Won’t Shut Up

Book Reviews

My Friend Dahmer by John “Derf” Backderf

My Friend Dahmer by John "Derf" Backderf is a graphic novel that details Jeffrey Dahmer's teenage life in Bath, Ohio. I was forced to read it for my Nonfiction Literature course this semester, but it was one of the books I was looking forward to reading. Like many adolescents, I am interested in everything that… Continue reading My Friend Dahmer by John “Derf” Backderf

Musings

I’m a College Graduate and Everything Feels the Same

College graduation: The pinnacle of undergrad achievement. The ceremony where I would finally get the approximately three seconds of recognition I didn't really deserve. In the weeks leading up to the ceremony, I had been scrambling to finish all of my final essays and counting down the days for the torture to finally end. I… Continue reading I’m a College Graduate and Everything Feels the Same