For the past two weeks I’ve been pretty upset. It’s not like anything dire has happened to me (though with everything currently happening in the world it’s more than enough reason to be upset). Unfortunately my reason was more selfish: the trip I was supposed to be in Whitehorse/Dawson City and because of COVID I wasn’t.

I’m not happy to say that I cried over it when I got the notification on my phone on July 8th that I should have been on a plane, at the time I would be arriving and checking-in to my hotel, but I did. I don’t like being vulnerable, I don’t like falling apart over little things but as the old saying goes, “it’s the straw that breaks the camel’s back.” Continue reading

I received an ARC of this book from the publishers in exchange for an honest review.

“…white people were stultifyingly predictable; if they could not steal it, they would kill it, but they would never, ever let a colored person have it,” (Johnson 129).

I tried hard to like this book and to finish it in a reasonable amount of time, but when you can’t get into the story and have trouble understanding what kind of story you’re supposed to be reading it can be tricky. This is why it took me almost a month to finish this book. Continue reading

The internet is immortal. Well, maybe not immortal. If something happened that knocked out people’s ways of logging online then it would die, our virtual footprint dead with us. But for now, while the internet is very much alive it at least seems immortal. We post things without a second thought, some of us have been since we were kids while other people are much older when they find themselves online.

The problem is that nothing ever disappears. Though there are thousands of pages on Google for random topics and even more websites, you can find anything if you search long enough. Sometimes this is harmless, an embarrassing photo from high school, a long forgotten fansite to a TV show, badly written fanfiction and drawn fan art. But other times the old things we posted can come back to bite us in the ass. Continue reading

I’m not going to pretend I understand how the internet works. Thinks get popular and then fade away into obscurity as our attention spans get shorter. I’m not bashing on anyone, I’m use the internet like most and have the same shortening attention span, the same spurts of obsessiveness that seems to define people now. I get it, I live it, but that doesn’t mean I understand any of it.

The reason I bring this up is that for some reason that I can’t understand one of my old blog posts has been getting viewed a lot. Alright, it isn’t viral standards (nor should it be) and it’s hardly a blip in what anyone would really consider an up in views but for this lonely blog with seven followers it’s weird, not that I’m not thrilled, I just don’t understand it. Continue reading

I received an ARC of this book from the publishers in exchange for an honest review.

“It was accident, but…I killed Zoe Spanos” (Frick 15).

Rebecca meets the Hamptons meets true crime podcast in this new YA thriller that’s sure to change and pave the way for new novels in the genre. Continue reading

I’ve been largely silent on this blog during this time and that isn’t right. While I’ve shared articles and posts on Facebook and in my Instagram stories, it isn’t enough. I don’t want to be a performative ally, I want to help and I don’t know how. As a privileged white woman I’ve worried about speaking when this happens. I worry that my voice will overpower and takeaway from the Black and other POC voices, so I’ve kept silence which is worse. So I’m learning how to be a better ally, learning how to find my voice as an ally, one that says to listen to the voices that are going ignored instead of shouting over them.

While I work on this, here are some Black Lives Matter resources and how you can help during this time. Continue reading

Hi everyone! Just wanted to give a little update, last year my short story “Jesse’s Room” was a runner-up for Dawson City’s Authors on Eighth Writing Contest and I recently found out that the story was published in the Klondike Sun!

I’ve included a link here to read and a link on the “Short Stories and Poems” tab under the Writing section.

Jesse’s Room Klondike Sun November 27, 2019

“It is a common saying that women are delicate creatures, flowers, eggs, anything that may be crushed in a moment’s carelessness. If I had ever believed it, I no longer did,” (Miller 315).

I knew I would love Circe before I even picked it up. I loved Miller’s debut, Son of Achilles and as a fan of Greek mythology I knew I was going to devour Miller’s telling of Circe’s story. As someone who has long been drawn to magic and witchcraft I knew the basics of Circe’s story, and I am so glad Miller shows readers how large her story is. Circe’s story doesn’t start and end with Odysseus, she has a life and story that is purely her own. Continue reading

A short little review for a cute little book. The Little Book of Witchcraft is a lovely introduction into the world of witchcraft for beginners or anyone who has ever been curious about the beliefs of witchcraft.

Carvel’s book gives a brief history on witchcraft, giving glimpses into the European witch hunts, the Salem Witch Trials, as well as looking at materials needed for spells. The Little Book of Witchcraft gives readers a beginners understanding to crystals and what power and help they can bring mentally as well as talking about the chakras and healing. Continue reading