Caraval: Don't Hate the Player, Hate the Game

Caraval: Don't Hate the Player, Hate the Game

Caraval is largely the story of two sisters and how far they would go for each other. Scarlett is older, responsible, and scared of everything that might take her off the course of her plan to marry a Count from a distant land and take her sister away from their abusive father. Donatella, on the other hand, is wild and has some plans of her own to escape.

2018 Reading Resolutions

2018 Reading Resolutions

In 2018 I've set my biggest reading goal ever. 125 books. I'm a little scared by that number and the pressure I'll inevitably put on myself to reach it. Last year I refrained from setting any reading goals because of how obsessed I got with my 2016 goal. I had to learn to love reading again without the pressure. But now I want more. I want to read more, better myself, learn about new subjects that have recently sparked curiosity.

Favorite Books: 2017

Favorite Books: 2017

There's no fast or easy way to recap 2017. I struggled this year more than I've ever struggled in my life. But I have to be thankful because this year brought me so many unexpectedly beautiful things including The Book Ship Project. This year I fell in love with reading again. And I found a community that I could share this love with enthusiastically and often.

The Roanoke Girls

The Roanoke Girls

Roanoke Girls starts with a punch in the gut and doesn’t let up on the discomfort until you discard it, days later, wondering what kind of twisted world you just left behind. Lane Roanoke is 15 when her mother hangs herself from her bedroom doorknob (not a spoiler, happens in the opening line) and if that makes you squirm, it’s nothing to how you feel as the rest of the story unfolds. Her mothers’ death is simply the catalyst that sets the story in motion.

A Very Harry Wrap-Up: Books One and Two

A Very Harry Wrap-Up: Books One and Two

Congratulations to everyone that made it through the first two books, and special congratulations to Lauren and Becky who won the the first two prize drawings! This is the first readathon I've ever put on, and so far it's been going so well! I love how much interaction there has been between you guys, and I'm having so much fun asking questions and getting into some in-depth Potterverse questions!