• Mid-Year Check In + Tour de France

    Hello! Somehow, half the year has already passed, so I figured I would give a bit of an update and then do my own take on the Mid-Year Book Tag, by theming it around the Tour de France! Two weeks ago, I graduated from high school, and this autumn I will be going off to college! I honestly cannot believe how fast time has gone by. I think later this summer, I will do a more detailed post about going off to college and about the end of high school. So this is just a small update for now. In college, I will be studying epidemiology, and hopefully pursuing a…

  • 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…

  • Circe by Madeline Miller

    This is a spoiler-free review of Circe by Madeline Miller, a standalone mythological retelling, which I gave 4/5 stars. Plot “I would say, some people are like constellations that only touch the earth for a season.” Circe the daughter of the Titan Helios, the god of the sun, was always considered a strange child. Seeking companionship which the gods and titans wouldn’t offer her, Circe turned to mortals, where she discovered her powers of witchcraft. With it, she can transform lives, turning mortals into gods, and gods into monsters. Zeus, threatened, has Helios banish her to a deserted isle where she hones her craft and crosses paths with some of…

  • The Wicker King by K. Ancrum

    This is a spoiler free review of The Wicker King by K. Ancrum, a standalone physiological thriller with fantasy elements. I gave this book 5/5 stars and I absolutely loved it! Plot  “And they’ll crescendo like beacons to the farthest reaches. With every new breath of life that forms in a world of darkness that came at the price of your hands and your mind.” The Wicker King follows best friends and high school seniors, August Bateman and Jack Rossi. Jack has a hallucinatory disorder that causes him to have visions of a fantastical kingdom in place of their own town. August, trying to help Jack as best as he…

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