Musings

Running From Dogs and Possibly Murderers

To me, running always felt a lot like dying. Nothing about it seemed appealing. Willingly pushing oneself through the outdoors to work up a sweat seemed to me to be a sure sign of insanity. But then I decided I wanted to be insanely toned. So I've been going running. And I've realized I have… Continue reading Running From Dogs and Possibly Murderers

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Musings

“Nice” Guys Finish Last

Sophia Ismaa of Sophia Ismaa Writes has been able to put into words something that has been weighing on my mind lately. Up until recently, I didn't know there was a word for it. I didn't even know that men identified themselves as incels, or "involuntary celibate" men. I was blissfully ignorant and living in… Continue reading “Nice” Guys Finish Last

Book Reviews

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I had been waiting for this book for what seemed like centuries. But I couldn't immerse myself into the world like I wanted to because I had college books to read and papers to write. Six of Crows was put aside. When I was ready to pick it up again, I discovered Bardugo had written… Continue reading Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Musings

Tinder is the Worst Thing Since Unsliced Bread

I'm ashamed of myself. I made a mistake. I downloaded Tinder and I will never be the same. I really only joined Tinder to meet people and troll the guys who got pushy and annoying. (Also because my roommate always had funny stories to tell me about the people she met on there.) I wanted… Continue reading Tinder is the Worst Thing Since Unsliced Bread

Book Reviews

Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson

Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson is an adaptation of Speak by the same author. I don't usually read graphic novels, but this one seemed important and I didn't have access to the novel. I recently read My Friend Dahmer, which is the only other graphic novel I've read as an adult. Both of… Continue reading Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson

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

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