July Favorites: Fall Out Boy, Pugs on Twitter, and My Love Affair with Guacamole

What a strange month this was! It's the summer before I go to college for the first time, so I'm sort of stuck in that awkward transition between being a high school and college student. July has been filled with a lot of hanging out with family, relaxing, and getting super excited for college! Here …

Sewing… Paper? // Wreck This Journal 5

Follow me as I adventure through my copy of Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith. I haven't done one of these in quite some time (since March!!) but since it's summer I finally have time to get crafting again! This page has such an interesting, fun prompt that I knew I had to do it ASAP. Fortunately …

Top Ten Tuesday: Calling All Book Nerds!

As per usual, the lovely ladies at The Broke and the Bookish have provided us with a fun topic for our weekly Top Ten Tuesday posts. This week, the topic is: Top Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds. Personally, I adore reading about characters who like to read (and write!) because I can connect with them …

Book Review: THE DREAM THIEVES

Author: Maggie Stiefvater Number of Pages: 439 Publisher: Scholastic Press Release Date: September 17, 2013 Ronan is one of the raven boys—a group of friends, practically brothers, searching for a dead king named Glendower, who they think is hidden somewhere in the hills by their elite private school, Aglionby Academy. The path to Glendower has long lived as an …

Movie Review: The DUFF

This movie is based on Kody Keplinger's novel The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend, which I have never read. I watched this movie because I thought it would be a fun, light chick-flick, but it was surprisingly deep! I'm honestly not sure if I'll ever read the book, because I think the movie was great on its …

WWW Wednesdays: July 22nd

WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words that asks three questions: What are you currently reading??? Right now I'm reading Don't Know Much About History by Kenneth C. Davis. I LOVE learning about United States history, and I'm really enjoying this book so far. It's basically gives a brief summary of …

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Celebrate Diversity

This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme is incredibly relevant, important, and exciting to discuss: it is our Top Ten Books that Celebrate Diversity. Diversity is something that has become increasingly important in the literature we read as we have developed a heightened awareness of the many voices around the world that are not being heard. There …

Book Review: JANE EYRE

Author: Charlotte Bronte Number of Pages: 548 Publisher: Penguin English Library Release Date: 1847 "Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead, subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield, falls in love with Mr. Rochester, and discovers …

QUOTE: Jandy Nelson

“Meeting your soul mate is like walking into a house you've been in before - you will recognize the furniture, the pictures on the wall,the books on the shelves, the contents of drawers: You could find your way around in the dark if you had to.”  ~ I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson How adorable …

Jurassic World: Chris Pratt, Raptors, and an Awesome Heroine

Let me preface this review by saying that I prior to watching Jurassic World I had never seen a Jurassic Park movie before. I had only read Michael Crichton's novel Jurassic Park (which I absolutely LOVED) so I simultaneously sort of knew and didn't know what I was getting myself into. I expected to like it, …