• November Wrap Up and December TBR

    So November absolutely flew by! And now we’re already eight days into December, so without any more introduction, let’s get on to the books. Reading Stats Books Read: Seven (or nine) Pages Read: 1,871 (roughly 267 pages per book) Longest Book: Crime and Punishment (671 pages) Shortest Book: James I and The Gunpowder Plot (52 pages, I also didn’t include any short fiction because those were less than 10 pages) Required Reading: Hills Like White Elephants and A Good Man is Hard to Find Poésies complètes by Arthur Rimbaud These are the complete poems of Arthur Rimbaud which I’ve been reading on the side for a while, but finished last…

  • 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…