Three picture books for Mother’s Day featuring two moms

Mother’s Day can be a bit fraught for any female-presenting person. When I worked in a grocery store during college and Mother’s Day rolled around, I didn’t want to wish any random woman happy Mother’s Day because…who am I to assume? Even if they have kids with them, I still didn’t want to assume. PeopleContinue reading “Three picture books for Mother’s Day featuring two moms”

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The curse of the update post

Remember blogging? I miss it. Things were able to slow down then,. I also loved reading the blogs and websites (and still do!) of writers and always wanted to contribute (and tried!) myself. I’ve been playing around with online writing for a bit (see: The Human Connection Project and Quarter Life Crisis), but I don’tContinue reading “The curse of the update post”

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Updates: The Human Connection Project, Quarter Life Crisis

I’ve been doing a million things (at least that’s how my brain feels), so it’s time to do a round-up of sorts. Quarter Life Crisis Okay, look, I started a new project. BUT the entire purpose of it is I’m flailing around as a human…in a quarter-life crisis. My brain hasn’t finished developing, I’m tryingContinue reading “Updates: The Human Connection Project, Quarter Life Crisis”

How music has gotten me through this year: the Human Connection Project #2

The second (and the first regular) issue of the Human Connection Project is out, and I talked all about one of my favorite things this year: music! How it has helped me this year…and sometimes not, a quick analysis of Phoebe Bridgers’ work, and I playlist I made just for you.

Am I still a book blogger? Introducing the Human Connection Project!

Time for a Change So…I haven’t been on here much this, at least outside of my drafts and notes. I thought when I stopped teaching it would be easier to go back, but in fact, it was hard. I’m doing a lot better and have been able to focus on reading more, but I haveContinue reading “Am I still a book blogger? Introducing the Human Connection Project!”

Birthday Reflections

Yesterday was my 24th birthday. I wrote this on my personal Instagram/Facebook for friends and family, but I am rather proud of it and it doesn’t get too personal so I wanted to share. I’m still struggling with writing and creativity, but I’m hoping to get some things published both here and perhaps in actualContinue reading “Birthday Reflections”

Review: How to Become a Planet by Nicole Melleby

For Pluto, summer has always started with a trip to the planetarium. It’s the launch to her favorite season, which also includes visits to the boardwalk arcade, working in her mom’s pizzeria, and her best friend Meredith’s birthday party. But this summer, none of that feels possible. A month before the end of the schoolContinue reading “Review: How to Become a Planet by Nicole Melleby”

TRIUMPHANT RETURN: Plans and the Dilemma of What to Share

(This post was originally published on April 4th. I made the mistake of reverting it to a draft and had to republish.) So…long time, no see. In fairness, I’ve been working on various things behind the scenes lately and reading (you can always follow me on Goodreads, though I’ve been trying to use StoryGraph moreContinue reading “TRIUMPHANT RETURN: Plans and the Dilemma of What to Share”

FROM THE ARCHIVES: I Crawl Through It by A.S. King

Welcome to “From the Archives,” a series I meant to start a long time ago by reposting my reviews from the old version of this blog, but I was a bit too self-conscious about it. However, I am currently rereading this book because it has the right style and themes to heal me, and uponContinue reading “FROM THE ARCHIVES: I Crawl Through It by A.S. King”

Review: Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power

Genre: YA horror/mystery Publication Date: July 7, 2020 Publisher: Delacourte From the author of the New York Times bestseller Wilder Girls comes a new twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery—until she decides to return to her mother’s hometown . . . where history has a tendency to repeat itself. Ever since Margot wasContinue reading “Review: Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power”