POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2020 Update: Week Twelve

How's everyone doing this week? This Covid-19 pandemic is scary, isn't it? I hope that you are all managing to stay healthy. Like so many of you, I've been vigilant about practicing social distancing and have stuck close to home this week. I would feign surprise at how easy it's been, but in all honesty,…

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Update: Week Eleven

Happy Pi Day, everyone! After completely disregarding my reading goals last week in favor of indulging in excessive amounts of Harry Potter fanfiction, it probably won't surprise you to learn that this week I threw myself back into the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge with a vengeance. My goal for the week was to complete some of…

The Hate U Give

Of all the books I have read during 2019, The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas, is the book that I was most impressed by. The Hate U Give is about a teenager named Starr Carter. After witnessing her unarmed friend being shot and killed by a police officer, Starr finds herself in a difficult…

What Waits in the Woods

I have never been described as a person who enjoys the so-called "great outdoors." I do appreciate the beauty of nature, but when you're allergic to every type of grass and tree on the planet, the idea of being out in it doesn't hold a tremendous amount of appeal. While I do enjoy the occasional…