Podcasts: Lore

This week's podcast is related to the first one I did, Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities. Like Cabinet of Curiosities, this one was written and produced by Aaron Mahnke. Unlike Cabinet of Curiosities, this one is much longer and covers a wide variety of unsettling topics. Winner of the iTunes "Best of 2015" & "Best … Continue reading Podcasts: Lore

Podcasts: Beach Too Sandy, Water Too Wet

If you've ever worked retail, I'm sure you've read reviews on Google or Yelp about your establishment. If you've never worked retail, I'm sure you've looked at reviews on Yelp or Google to help you find places to go when you're in an unfamiliar city. I'm sure you've also seen those reviews that are just … Continue reading Podcasts: Beach Too Sandy, Water Too Wet

Series Review: “Shades of Magic” by VE Schwab

I finished this book on December 28, but I wanted to have all of the First Impression Friday entries done before I went through with this review. I have to say, I am still sitting here, about ten minutes after finishing the last book, just in shock at what I read. What did I read? … Continue reading Series Review: “Shades of Magic” by VE Schwab

Book Review: “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry” by Fredrik Backman

I previewed this book a few weeks ago on a First Impression Friday post, and I actually finished it a long time ago but never got around to writing a review for it. I'm here to remedy that now. This book ended up going in a completely different direction than I was expecting. That's the … Continue reading Book Review: “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry” by Fredrik Backman

Book Review: “The Frame-Up”

I'm going apologize in advance for this review, because the majority of this is going to be dissecting the main character, MG, and why she's is the worst main character I've ever read, second only to Jazz from Artemis. If you want to skip to my review of the actual story, scroll down to the last … Continue reading Book Review: “The Frame-Up”

Book Review: “A Darker Shade of Magic” by V. E. Schwab

It has been a long time since I've read a book that made me want to just sit and finish it in one sitting, and in the past two weeks I've read two of them. One of them is the one in this review, A Darker Shade of Magic, and the other I'll review next … Continue reading Book Review: “A Darker Shade of Magic” by V. E. Schwab

Recipe Review: Salmon & Spinach Pasta

Original recipe from this Nutrition Guide. Well, this recipe is a little different from the ones I usually do. This time, I'm not trying a recipe I found online. I started working out a few weeks ago and purchased a workout program to help me through it, and it came with a nutrition guide that … Continue reading Recipe Review: Salmon & Spinach Pasta

Book Review – “The Golem and the Jinni” by Helene Wecker

Full disclaimer: I listened to this book on an audiobook through the Libby app, powered by my local library. It took me exactly 3 weeks of an hour-plus commute to finish it. And what a ride. The story begins with the Golem in chapter one, and then switches to the point of view of the … Continue reading Book Review – “The Golem and the Jinni” by Helene Wecker

Book Review: “Inkheart” by Cornelia Funke

I'm finally getting through the backlog of book reviews that piled up while I was working on #TheReadingQuest way back during the months of August and September. This is the book I read for the "Book That Has a TV/Movie Adaptation" category. There may be minor spoilers in this review! (Although really, it's nothing you … Continue reading Book Review: “Inkheart” by Cornelia Funke

ENG 513: Mansfield Park

All right. I'm going to come right out and say it: I only read about 1/3 of Mansfield Park. I just couldn't do it. It was so boring. I just couldn't get into it. I tried so very hard to read this book, but not only is it the longest book, but it's also the most … Continue reading ENG 513: Mansfield Park