Bookmarks: The Netflix Show

Who doesn’t like to watch shows from their phone, tablets, or computers? I’m sure we all know about Netflix, but if you don’t, they are a movie and TV streaming service that coast about $10/month. Today, we are going to be talking about one of their shows, Bookmarks. What Is Bookmarks? Bookmarks is a show…

Kobe Bryant Has A Kids Book Series!

Earlier this year, the great Kobe Bryant died in a plane accident along with his daughter and a few other passengers. Before this great man died he wrote a book! A couple of books actually! Late last year, Kobe started a book series called Epoca. Now that he is gone, Kobe’s wife, Vanessa, and Ivy…

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

There was a great deal of more action in this book than the last. Aedion was finally able to meet Aelin again after years of being apart. They were able to come to terms with the people they had become and ow they could take down the King of Ardalan and restore their kingdom. My…

Hilary Duff Has A Book!

A New Book! About a month ago, actress, singer, and entrepreneur Hilary Duff said when she is releasing her picture book, MY LITTLE BRAVE GIRL. This picture book will be released in March of 2021 by Random House Publishing! Duff says she wrote this book to encourage mothers and daughters to reach their full potential!…

Books I’ve been Reading during quarantine

If you been following my journey on here, I’ve been doing a lot of stuff to feel better during this quarantine. I listen to podcasts and watch good shows. But, I read a ton. I’ve always read a lot. I even had increase my Goodreads goal from 24 books this year to 48 books and…

Talon the Black by Melissa Mitchel

I have mixed feelings about this book. What really drew me to this book was that it had dragons. The synapse to the book made it sound really interesting. In reading the first few chapters it held my attention, then there were other times I felt the story was dragging on and on. At times…

10 Uplifting Quotes from Literature You Need to Hear This Week

“It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to…

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

The development for each character greatly improved. Maas’ writing style has developed more than when she first started. This book wasn’t my favorite.  The plot was enough to keep my attention. Nehemia wasn’t the best character in this book. At first, she started out ok, but then she would constantly put her beliefs on Celaena…

Reflecting On an Author’s Death

It was this morning that I learned that the New York Times bestselling fantasy author, Terry Goodkind, passed away at the age of 72. For me, it was a shock to see, especially upon discovering that his death had been five days ago on the 17th. While he garnered criticism and scorn from elements of…

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

After reading Assassin’s Blade I had some reservations about the beginning of the series. The first few chapters seemed to be rushed with all of the main characters being introduced very early on. Seeing as this is Maas’ first book it does fall into how most ya books are written. As the story progressed it…

Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

This is a collection of short stories before the start of the Throne of Glass series.  There is a total of five short novellas that categorizes Celaena Sardothien adventures before of the start of the series. Sarah J. Maas does a wonderful job in worldbuilding, but the relationship between the characters and the surrounding areas…

What message ‘The Notebook’ actually conveys

‘The Notebook’ by Nicholas Sparks is one of his best seller books and one of the most popular romance movies you can possibility find out there. But, could the movie convey what the book tried to convey completely ? I would have to say no. While many may say that the movie is an excellent…

The Handmaid’s Tale, Told

Hello everyone! How has quarantine been treating you? Have you started taking your house plants out for dates on the back patio yet? No? Well good for you! My friend told me she’s only done that once, so leave her alone. If you are like me, you’ve been spending your long nights scrolling through your…

Review: ‘Mistborn’ – A ‘Fellowship’ for our Age

We all have those moments of regret, when we wonder why we didn’t do something earlier. Perhaps it’s a hole-in-the-wall restaurant a few blocks from your apartment, or a band/artist you finally give into listening after your friends badger you for months, or that TV show everyone on your social media has been watching and…

Taking a look at: HIPSTER DEATH RATTLE

No question about it, my summer reading lists have always included crime fiction. But with this particular entry in the genre, there was another pull. Its author, Richie Narvaez, was actually my professor not too long ago. And upon finishing, I found his debut novel acted as an almost additional lesson from the Crime Fiction…

Book Review: Mexican Gothic

If we’re honest, it’s annoyingly common to hear someone talk about speculative fiction and only bring up science fiction and fantasy. And while sure, they’re technically right, the glossing over of horror is a mistake many, including myself, can make. And while reading big names could’ve been easy, I instead picked a new horror book…

Book Review: The Reckless Oath We Made

As one who generally reads fantasy, it can be extraordinarily different, at times, to read literary and contemporary fiction. The conventions and style as a reader I have become accustomed to are not present, plus the placement of the story in a modern and/or realistic world is, outside of some sub-genres, strange. But kindly enough,…

This Reader’s Most Difficult Admission – DNF’ing a Book

In the past few years, I have made it a point of pride to finish every book I read, regardless of whether I find myself struggling during the first 50 pages, through the middle, or upon reaching a lackluster ending. With the couple hundred I have read, this was not an easy task to achieve….