• 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…

  • August Wrap Up and September TBR

    Happy September! August absolutely flew by, but I did manage to read 8 books. In my monthly wrap-ups, I thought I would also add some reading stats, so you can see more about the overall month. So, without further ado, here they are. Reading Stats Books Read: 8 Pages Read: 3,365 Longest Book: The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde (1,270 pages). Shortest Book: Songs of Innocence and Experience (56 pages). Night Sky With Exit Wounds by Ocean Voung This is a poetry collection that I gave this 5/5 stars, and I did a full review for it, which you can find here. Red, White, and Royal Blue by Kasey McQuiston…

  • Night Sky With Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong

    This is a review of Night Sky With Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong, which I gave 5/5 stars. Overview “In the body, where everything has a price, I was a beggar.” This is Vuong’s first full-length poetry collection featuring thirty-five poems touching on topics of life, family, identity, grief, and growing up in Vietnam in the aftermath of the war. General Thoughts / Writing “How sweet. That rain. How something that lives only to fall can be nothing but sweet.” This collection was absolutely stunning. The writing was elegant and I was captivated from the start. Vuong’s lyricisms were bursting with emotionally charged words and stories. I’ve started reading more…

  • Sonnet Saturday

    It has been quite some time since I’ve done a Sonnet Saturday, but I have been doing some writing lately and wanted to share it. This piece is still a work in progress, but I think I am pretty happy with what I have so far. This piece is called The Endless Time In The Frost Painted Lands. Darkness cascades across the world. The frozen land of hunger Yet of beauty all the same. Light reflects the frosted trees, Frozen in their mighty glory   Time stops in the cold. As though frost freezes over More than just life.   And Silence. An endless, unbearable silence Can be heard throughout the…