Stories I Ate This Month: January 2018

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I'm here to continue my series of The Stories I Ate This Month. In case you haven't read my last post, this is basically a list of all of the stories I consumed within the month. This can include books, movies, and television shows. I may add more depending of what happens in each month, but we'll see if that happens. For now, let's get onto the list!

The first story that I finished this month was Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo, and let me tell you, it is a trip-in the best possible way. Crooked Kingdom is the final book of the Six of Crows duology, and I cannot recommend this series enough. It's a con/heist mixed with magic and topped with humor and sarcastic wit. Don't let that fool you though. This novel will also sucker punch you straight in the gut with heartbreak. So there's something here for everyone. "Crooked Kingdom" and its counterpart Six of Crows are apart of the Grisha Universe that Bardugo has cre…

Stories I Ate This Month: December 2017

Hello, everyone! Today is the last day of the year, and I find myself looking back and asking myself, "Did I accomplish everything I set out to do?" Eh, if I'm honest with myself, not really. I haven't read as much as I would like, and I certainly haven't written as much as I would like. It's either been about work or school or a weird mixture of the two, which left my goals by the wayside. It sucks, to put it plainly. On the other hand, I'm proud of what I have accomplished this year. I've been promoted, maintained my GPA, and had a pretty fantastic time over the year-with a little help from my friends. I'm grateful and blessed, and I hope to multiply my blessings in the new year. There are going to be many new chapters in my life, including my internship, which makes me excited and nervous. But I aspire to hit these chapters head on with a new zeal. So, I'm back. I want to read and write more, and I forgot how much this blog allowed me to e…

Writing: Getting It Out

Hello, everyone. I'm back with a little update as to how the writing is going. If you think this post is going to be filled with the joys of writing and the wondrous progress I've made, I'm sorry to disappoint you. Yes, I have been writing, but I would hardly call my progress wondrous. Though, I guess I just did. Twice. Well, let's talk about my actual progress. Shall we?

I've written a few pieces since the last time I've written a post. Some I'm... well I wouldn't say "happy" with, but it's the closest approximation. So I guess I'll have to go with it. And of  course, there are some that need so much more work.

But I feel better.

Wow. That was a weird thing to write. But that doesn't negate the truth behind it. I feel better, despite how horrid I felt when I started writing, creating. It hurt at some points. I was trying to pull the words out of me, to write about experiences that I had thought I put behind me. But I hadn't r…

Why I Write and Haven't Been

Hello, everyone! Long time, no see, and all that. I know that I'm terrible for waiting several months before writing something down and sharing it with the world. I'm sure quite a few of you have given up on me, and if I'm honest, I'd just about given up on myself. I've been feeling a little lost these past few months. Maybe you want to hear about it. Maybe you don't. But I just wanted to warn you of what you're about to put yourself through. 
That's right. The inner musings of a twenty-three year old going to college (again) who loves words but is too guarded to use them. They're tattooed beneath my skin. Forever ingrained as a part of me without anyone being allowed to view them. 
So you know. Lots of fun stuff up ahead. (I can't make anything too serious. So expect some sarcasm as well.)
I find words innately beautiful. It's how we make connections with loved ones. It's how we express ourselves. And yet, I find that people treat word…

Updates: What's Been Happening!

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I'm here to do a quick update! Things have been picking up again. I've been pulling weird shifts that have me up at odd hours, but I've been trying to pick up extra naps here and there. I've just been recommended a book that I really want to share with y'all, so be on the look out for a special post later this month.

I'm still trying my best to keep up with Shadowhunters, despite its flaws. I have watched the latest episode and have taken notes, but it may be a hot minute before I can write a review because, that's right, I'll be working the entire weekend.

On a more positive note, I did make some time to go see How to Be Single, which turned out to be a pretty good movie. I went with my roommate, and I have to say that its a good girlfriend movie. You know, the type of movie you bring all of your friends that happen to be female to. I might even see it again with my mama. We'll see.

I'm starting my observatio…

Shadowhunters Episode 5: "Moo Shu to Go" - Review!

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I'm here to review the fifth episode of Shadowhunters, "Moo Shu to Go." While trying to scope out some clues on her mother's hidden past, Clary and Simon get kidnapped for the illusive Mortal Cup. No thanks to Alec. Meanwhile, Jace and Isabelle try to discover what happened to the Seelie scouts after Maryse Lightwood, mother to Alec and Isabelle, shows up unannounced to the Institute. Now, we are getting into spoiler territory, and if you haven't seen the episode yet, turn back now! Otherwise, let's get onto the review! 
So here's the episode were the werewolves finally make an appearance. No hiding behind dumpsters and coming out bloody for no apparent reason. Just full-on werewolf action. We learn that there is a pack in Brooklyn, and, guess what, they want the Mortal Cup just like everyone else. That part doesn't really bother me considering we've now established that the Cup is basically a McGuffin for the s…

Shadowhunters Episode 4: "Raising Hell" - Review!

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I'm here to review the fourth episode of Shadowhunters, "Raising Hell." Just in case you weren't aware, this review is going to be heavy with spoilers, and if you rather not know what happens, don't read this review! With that in mind, let's get started!

In this episode, we get a better introduction for Magnus Bane, the High Warlock of Brooklyn who stole Clary's memories and feed them to a memory demon. He's a very flamboyant, confident, but caring character. He tries to congregate all of the warlocks to a safe house in order to protect them, which says a great deal about his character. But sometimes, he takes it a bit too far.

The part where Clary "saves" a warlock child because it's the right thing and not out of a sense of duty is probably one of the most ridiculous conversations. Like, we saw everything that just happened! We can figure some of the emotions behind the scenes, if you give us an oppo…