By now dear readers you know what a “What’s Going On?” post details but for any newcomers, or if you just need a refresher, I’ll explain what it means. Basically, I couldn’t think of a topic to write about so instead of stressing myself out I’ve decided to write about what I did last week. …

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“Maybe it’s because everything is spookier at night. It’s why people are afraid of the dark. What you can’t see is always scarier than what you can” (Schwab 19). I don’t think there’s anything Victoria Schwab can’t do. Adult? Check. Young Adult? Check. Children’s Middle Grade? Double check because Schwab is keeping things ironically alive …

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There is an old Victorian tradition of telling ghost stories on Christmas Eve. I don’t fully understand why this was a tradition or the significance of it to Christmas, only that it some of the lyrics in this classic makes more sense knowing this bit of history and even the infamous Christmas classic A Christmas Carol as …

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“Because that’s what the story’s really about: getting out of paying your debts. That’s not how they tell it, but I knew. My father was a moneylender, you see,” (Novik 3). I adore fairy tales and especially their retellings. I’ve heard of Naomi Novik’s hit Uprooted and plan on reading it at some point, but …

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I don’t expect much, out of life or from people. This isn’t a fantastic way to live one’s life, I definitely wouldn’t advise it, but after years of fickle friendships and disappointment it’s a safer way to live. Not better, just simpler. Maybe it’s with all the bad that’s happened: the sickness, the sadness, that’s …

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It’s the beginning of December and that means that another NaNoWriMo has come and gone! This year was a successful NaNo (am I the only one who shortens it to NaNo? I know that NaNoWriMo is already abbreviated but I keep abbreviating it further… Oh well!) for a number of reasons, the first being that …

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Carrie is a classic horror novel that even if you haven’t read the book or seen the infamous 1976 film you know what happens. Carrie White, school misfit and punching bag, gets her first period in the girls locker room and is ridiculed by her classmates and later by her overly religious mother who believes Carrie …

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I remember I started reading this book on September 23rd for significant reasons to the plot that I’ll get into later and that it took me a long time to finish. In fact, I completely forgot to write a review for this book because Summerlong is a forgettable read, and that’s a hard thing for me to …

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***MAJOR SPOILERS FOR THE HANDMAID’S TALE AND THE TESTAMENTS*** As soon as I found out Margaret Atwood was writing a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale I couldn’t wait to read it! I was skeptical of course, loving the ambiguous ending of The Handmaid’s Tale and believing that it ended completely in it’s own way, I was curious about …

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Catching the Light was such an odd book that I still don’t exactly know what to say about it. Cathy is an unpopular illiterate eleven-year-old living in Newfoundland, but though she can’t read or speak properly she sees the world clearly through her art. Drawing and painting are Cathy’s passions and she’s convinced that if she …

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