What I read in February // mini-reviews

If I had to defend why stories matter, I would first be exasperated and in disbelief unto the highest degree that I would even need to. Then I would say: It's because they let you see into somebody else's world through somebody else's eyes who most likely thinks, feels, and believes differently than you do.… Continue reading What I read in February // mini-reviews

What I read in January // mini-reviews

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald Keywords: memoir, grief, a hawk, loss of a father, reflections, falconry history, author T. H. White First line: Fifty-five minutes north-east of Cambridge is a landscape I've come to love very much indeed. Last line: And in I go, where the dogs lie flat on the kitchen floor,… Continue reading What I read in January // mini-reviews

So many mini-reviews

Out of the following 12 books, 6 are historical fiction, 5 are non-fiction ( 1 collection of essays, 2 memoirs, 1 true-crime/narrative non-fiction, 1 psychology), and 1 contemporary romance. Where is the fantasy and contemporary YA and middle-grade? Weird. The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson Keywords: historical fiction, 1947 London,… Continue reading So many mini-reviews

Good books I’ve read recently

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo First line: Babygirl doesn't even cry when I suck my teeth and undo her braid for the fourth time.Last line: With love & a sprinkling of cinnamon, always, EKeywords: YA, cooking, a little bit of magic, high school, a new boy, family, best friends I've read other… Continue reading Good books I’ve read recently

What I read and watched in January

Movies Good Will Hunting Rating: RLength: 2h 6mRotten Tomatoes: 97%Release Year: 1997 Thoughts: The professor in this movie is also the guy who plays the scientist in Thor- Dr. Eric Selvig. Did he get type-casted into the role of the brilliant and slightly insane (or very insane) man? Before watching the movie, I didn't expect the person's… Continue reading What I read and watched in January

Mini reviews of the movies I watched this summer

At the beginning of summer I posted my summer bucket list, and the first item on that list were to watch the new movies coming out. There were four specific ones I had my eye on, and I ended up watching three of them, but the only reason I didn't watch the last one was… Continue reading Mini reviews of the movies I watched this summer