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
Normal seems like some forgotten thing now, something buried at the bottom of a drawer, covered in dust. We might not even recognize when we look at it again, all dust covered and faded. 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
Hi everyone, I recently became a contributor for Sartorial Geek and my first piece is up on their website!
Of course it’s about Twilight, with the announcement of the upcoming publication of Midnight Sun what else would I write about? It’s made me very nostalgic and it’s reminded me of how much comfort those books gave me. I’m planning on re-reading them before the big release on August 4th.
You can read the article here on the Sartorial Geek website but I’ve also provided a link on the Essays and Articles page, so you’ve got some clicking options.
“When you go missing it’s not so easy to return. Maybe you never really do,” (Goodman 259).
I thought I was going to give up on this book. Once physical distancing was put into effect this was the first of my library books that I decided to read to start off quarantine but I gave up on it, and I never give up on a book. So I read all of my other library books (it was A LOT of books) and found I still couldn’t give up on this book. So I picked it up again and was surprised to be more into it when I returned to the story again. Continue reading