• How I Annotate

    I’m a big fan of annotating books, and I’ve recently been changing up the way I do it, so I thought it would be fun to share how I used to annotate versus what I do now. In The Past I used to be, and sometimes still am, a BIG fan of page flags. I would flag everything in my books. I liked to be able to look back on any quotes, major plot points, scenes that I liked, and any potential foreshadowing. In some books, I would even tab whenever certain characters appeared. Like in Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, I tabbed almost every scene with Maven just because…

  • September Wrap Up and October TBR

    Happy October! In September, I started school again and we’re doing a hybrid schedule (in one day, online the next), so with getting used to that and school work in general, I’ve had a bit of a slower reading month, but I did read five books and I really enjoyed most of them. Also, since I started school, I’m going to add another statistic of required reading, so I can mark any books that I was assigned to read. So, here’s the wrap up! Reading Stats Books Read: Five Pages Read: 1,326 (average of roughly 265 pages per book) Longest Book: Great Expectations (505 pages) Shortest Book: The Deep (166…

  • Required Reading for School

    I recently saw Alexis from The Reading Addict do a post (which you can find here) discussing some books they had to read in school and if they enjoyed them or not. I really liked the idea behind this, so I thought it would be fun to share some of my required reading and some thoughts on them. What I Liked Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper…

  • Five Star Predictions

    In the past, I’ve seen a lot of booktube videos on people’s five-star predictions, and they always looked like a lot of fun. So today, here are three books that I think I would rate five-stars. Once I’ve read them, I’ll do an update post on whether I was right or not. I’ll also be linking the Goodreads page for every book, so you can read a full summary if you’d like. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong I’ve read Ocean Vuong’s poetry collection, Night Sky With Exit Wounds, and I absolutely loved it. (I have a full review for it here if you’re interested.) This is his…