Friday, August 30, 2019

Books that Made Me Cry

Listen, I'm not a crier. I don't cry when I watch sad movies, stub my toe, or when celebrities die. But I love sad stories because they make me feel things. So I had to find some book that would make me shed a tear eventually, right? There are but a few, but here they are. If you want a good cry, maybe give these ones a read. And don't worry, there won't be any spoilers. 

Friday, August 23, 2019

A New England Road Trip

In case you didn't know, New England includes the states: Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. I have found that most people have no idea what New England is, but to me it is a well-known fact. My mother grew up in Massachusetts, so every summer of my life we have made the drive up to the Northeast to visit family. I love this region of the U.S. and look forward to visiting every year. To me, New England feels familiar and comfortable, like a warm hug (although it certainly isn't a warm region weather-wise). I spent about a week exploring Maine and Massachusetts this year, so I thought I would share my adventures with you. 

Friday, August 16, 2019

Book Characters I Would Name My Hypothetical Children After

Books would be nothing without their characters. The protagonists whose stories we follow and the villains that incite a plot are central to any novel. I don't love every fictional person (ahem, Aelin), but some I adore so much that I would name my *extremely* hypothetical children after. Or maybe just my cat.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Three Reasons to read Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe has taken the book world by storm in the year since its release. Everywhere I turn I see it advertised on Instagram, blogs, and placed on must-read shelves in bookstores. This is another beautiful Greek myth retelling focusing on the sorceress Circe from the Odyssey. If you are in the mood for a spellbinding story or you want to read another series featuring the Greek gods, you should pick this one up.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Books I Want to Reread

When I was a kid, I would reread my favorite books religiously. I can't count how many times I read Harry Potter or the Magic Treehouse books. But as I got older, I stopped rereading. It wasn't intentional, yet I found myself having read only new-to-me books for years. This was not so surprising considering that I had been reading less books in general due to schoolwork and life in general. I wanted to ingest stories I had never experienced before with my limited time, not books where I knew every twist and turn. But I miss rereading books. Returning to a beloved story or world is like visiting an old friend. So here are some books/series that I would like to revisit.