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

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 … Continue reading Sewing… Paper? // Wreck This Journal 5

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 … Continue reading Book Review: THE DREAM THIEVES

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 … Continue reading Book Review: JANE EYRE

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 … Continue reading QUOTE: Jandy Nelson

The Big Read by BBC: How Many Have You Read?

I came across this list on the blog The Book Castle, and I couldn't resist joining in on the fun! In 2003, BBC created this list called The Big Read in an endeavor to find the most loved novel in the UK. Citizens of the UK were asked to vote in a survey for the books they loved … Continue reading The Big Read by BBC: How Many Have You Read?

Book Review: I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN

Author: Jandy Nelson Number of Pages: 371 Publisher: Dial Books Release Date: January 1, 2014 "Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three … Continue reading Book Review: I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN

QUOTE: Stieg Larsson

“There are no innocents. There are, however, different degrees of responsibility.”    ~ The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson I'm not really sure if I agree with this statement or not. In the mystery that takes place in The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson, I guess that this idea is sort of applicable. … Continue reading QUOTE: Stieg Larsson

How I Survived 15+ Hours in a Car

My family and I recently embarked on a road trip to West Virginia for my brother's soccer tournament, and boy, it was an adventure. Let me tell you: I don't think I've ever appreciated coming home more than when we returned from this trip. We left early on a Wednesday morning, around eight o'clock. Jamming … Continue reading How I Survived 15+ Hours in a Car

Book Review: THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE

Author: Stieg Larsson Number of Pages: 724 Publisher: Vintage Release Date: May 9th, 2006 "Mikael Blomkvist, crusading publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of its publication, the two reporters responsible for the article are murdered, and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon … Continue reading Book Review: THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE