Reflections

I walk out of my classroom, smile at a few people, and step out of the building into the stone courtyard. The sky is already dark and it’s not even 6 PM. The wind howls around me and I try to hold down my hair as strands tries to blind and suffocate me. The cold…

Lady Bird is my spirit animal

On a whim, I went to watch Lady Bird in theatres last night after my first exam. I was already stressed, so I wasn’t going to get much studying done anyway. Might as well do something I enjoy to relax and get ready for the next day. I hit a friend up and we drove…

13 Reasons Why Sucks. Here’s why.

Trigger Warning: mentions of sexual assault, rape, and suicide. P.S. Beware of spoilers and sensitive language   Netflix’s show and Jay Asher’s YA novel has gained so much traction that it’s not hard not to see it everywhere on the Internet. It spread so fast and sparked a discussion around mental health that is kinda…

I’m a terrible chicken mother

I have to admit, I really love social simulation games. I used to play Animal Crossing every morning and evening back in my second year of university. I used to play The Sims 3 during my spare time way back in high school. But times have changed, and the next great game to catch my…

Rainbow Rowell: It’s time you and I had a talk

I tried to love Fangirl. I loved Eleanor and Park. I really did. Your writing was excellent, and I loved your characters. Poor Eleanor is relatable, and Park is amazingly crafted. But Fangirl? Fangirl was definitely not your best work, and I know you can do better. Your characters are great. While many of them are…

Let’s dive into the pits of hell

How well will you fare if I put you in a dungeon with 3 other people, give you weapons, and tell you good day? What if I told you that the dungeons have creepy crawlies and other monsters? Well, you probably wouldn’t last long, but for the characters in Darkest Dungeon, this is their profession….

The hilarity and beauty of Battle Block Theatre

One of my best friends gifted me a cooperative game before he went home for the year so we could at least bond over something while threatening to kill each other over Discord. As you can probably tell by the title of this post, the game is Battle Block Theatre, and it’s a gem. The…

My love-hate relationship with Memoirs of a Geisha

I admit: I was very sceptical about this book before I actually dived in. I have heard many mixed reviews about Arthur Golden’s novel, and I really think it is an you-either-love-it-or-hate-it piece of literature. I decided to pick it up at the thrift store anyway, and to read it with a critical yet open…

Bookish Lenses: A look at the Dresden Files book series

What is not to love about a modern wizard who loves to throw fireballs and snarky comments around? Oh, and a talking skull that loves erotic romance novels? The Dresden Files series encompasses all of that and so much more. Think giant cats, an oddly decorated car, and Harry complaining about his bachelor life. I…

Book Review: History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Overall rating: 4.2/5 I rarely read YA books, but I made an exception for this book because I found it in the LGBT section and I’ve heard rave reviews about it. And holy crap, it did not disappoint. Griffin, the narrator and one of the protagonists in History is All You Left Me, is grieving…