Bad Poetry Day 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

According to the Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Calendar I received from Quirk Books (Thanks, Quirk Books), today is Bad Poetry Day. Now, I'm not entirely certain this is nationally acknowledged holiday (probably not), but I thought I'd honor it anyway. So, in observance of Bad Poetry Day 2016, thought up a short, bad poem for my lovely readers. Hope you enjoy it! Fair warning: This is NOT supposed to be a well written poem, therefore it is NOT a sample of my relatively good (if I do say so myself) writing. This is all for sh*ts and giggles, as they say.

What'd you think? Was it as bad as you thought it was going to be, or worse? Probably the latter, right?

Typography Tuesday

Cover Reveal: Midnight Jewel (The Glittering Court #2) by Richelle Mead

Saturday, August 6, 2016

I haven't done a cover reveal in a while, so I thought it was about time I did one. And just in time too, because on Tuesday, at approximately 1:53 p.m EST, one of my favorite authors Richelle Mead, revealed the cover of the second installment of her series The Glittering Court. The book, Midnight Jewel is set to release April 25, 2017. Here's the cover:

Here's the synopsis:

Monthly Wrap-ups: July 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Super-SLOW Month

Confession time! July had to be the least productive month for me, ever. I was the laziest person on the face of this planet throughout the duration of the last thirty-one days. What's worse is, I actually had things to do. I have never not done anything  more than I have in July 2016. Hopefully, August doesn't get to be a repeat of that.

Book (Yes, you read right, a single book) I read:

It's pathetic, I know....

What I've been listening to:

Since watching the series finale of GoT, I have been obsessed with the soundtrack of season 6. You may or may not know this about me, but I love classical music. So naturally, when I heard this, I was immediately hooked. I think Light of the Seven is my favorite track.

P.S- I'll be posting a review of GoT's season 6 finale soon, I've been wanting to post it for a while now, but I've been busy being lazy, bear with me.

What I've been watching (in abundance):

In addition to mostly doing nothing, I've been watching Last Week Tonight with John Oliver in copious episodes. I remember reading something someone posted on Tumblr the other day and I found it to be scarily true: "We used to listen to out politicians and laugh at our comedians, now we laugh at our politicians and listen to our comedians". This particularly evident this election season. John Oliver says it like it is and isn't the type of comedian (at least to me) that solely focuses on the comedy and adds in relevant topics like an afterthought. He delivers a healthy balance of both, its all very refreshing. I absolutely love this show, I think I just might have exhausted all of the episodes in existence. Would totally recommend for a mature audience.

Soundtrack Sunday: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer #1) by Michelle Hodkin

Sunday, July 31, 2016

I haven't done one of these in a while, the last one being the Chuck and Blair soundtrack which was a huge hit! Thanks guys! I haven't been feeling too good as of late, so I decided what better way to cure the blues than with some good music?

The book the following playlist is based on is The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is supposed to be a haunting story, so I chose (mostly) bone-chilling songs for the playlist.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer #1) by Michelle Hodkin

Monday, July 18, 2016


3 out of 5 stars

The synopsis is vague and strangely misleading. I didn't know what was going on half of the time I was reading the book, but it sure as hell was much more than what synopsis lead me to believe. I was confused throughout most of the book, I didn't know what Mara was dealing with. I found myself questioning: Are they ghosts? Is she being haunted? Is she really crazy? Is this is not an epic fantasy? And to be completely honest, I still don't quite know what was going on. 
The first hundred pages or so of the book were great. I liked Mara Dyer (is that even her name?) and enjoyed the easily witty, funny dialogue. Of course, I didn't know what was going on then either, but I thought that everything would eventually be explained to me, you know as they are in many other books. I don't know it is, but one of the my favorite things about Mara's character was that she wasn't immediately smitten with her eventual love interest Noah Shaw. The British, mysterious, player who apparently gets good grades without effort (really, NO EFFORT AT ALL. He doesn't take anything but himself to class). He was kind of annoying at times actually.
I usually loathe it when people say something along the lines of "This book had so much potential" because how could anyone, but the author know how much potential it had to be better, when they weren't the ones that wrote it, maybe it is the way it is because the author meant for it to be that way. I can't believe I'm allowing myself to be hypocritical, even if temporarily, I kind of loathe myself for saying this but: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer had so much potential. It really did.
I really don't have much to say in this review because I'm writing this review days after I'd finished reading the book. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer was okay, but I heard the sequels are better than this is so I'm definitely going to read them.