Sem categorias

What I’m Reading for Nonfiction November

November is finally here, meaning the leaves are falling and the days are getting wetter and shorter. But most importantly, it’s nonfiction season. I’m officially signing up for Nonfiction November (hosted by Katie, Rennie, Julie, and Leann, and Sarah). Come look at my to-be-read pile and let me know what are your picks for this month!

Continue reading “What I’m Reading for Nonfiction November”
Sem categorias

I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution {mini review!}

I love essays about cultural objects and movements, so I was expecting to really love this one. It has a lot of promise to it and, since it’s over a topic I adore, what could there be not to like? Yet, I felt that most essays fell flat and were a little outdated.

Title: I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution
Author: Emily Nussbaum
Genre: Nonfiction, pop culture, essays
Published on June 25, 2019 by Random House
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

s y n o p s i s

Acclaimed columnist Emily Nussbaum has compiled in this volume a series of published pieces and never-before-read pieces about the TV revolution. Her writing focuses on the emergence of television as a new medium, on the production of “guilty pleasure” and cult shows, antiheroes and heroes, fandoms, and everything in between.

Continue reading “I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution {mini review!}”
Sem categorias

The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters: review!

Hello, friends! Today I’m bringing you a review for an amazing book I got to read as an ARC this month. This was my first try reading a Balli Kaur Jaswall novel, and I’m so happy I did. It had a lot of things I love seeing in books: complex female protagonists, the immigrant experience, family dynamics, and a super interesting setting!

Title: The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters
Author: Balli Kaur Jaswal
Genre: adult, contemporary fiction
Published on April 30th 2019 by William Morrow
Page count: 320 pages
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

🌼 synopsis 🌼

Rajni, Jezmeen, and Shirina have never been close, even though they are sisters. Living separate lives, each in their own country, and barely keeping in touch, they never thought that they would soon be traveling to India together. When their mother dies and leaves behind a travel itinerary for the girls as her final wish, that is just what the three young women have to do. Arriving in India, they soon figure out buried secrets about their mother, things about themselves, and how to be a proper family at last.

keep reading
Sem categorias

Tropes aren’t always that bad! // 7 tropes I love 💞

Tropes usually have a pretty bad rep. They can get repetitive, boring, and sometimes make you feel like you are always reading the same thing. But is that always such a bad thing? What about all the story elements that you love and just wish more books had them? Well, friends, today I’m bringing you my top 7 tropes/clichés that I love to death.

Book Reviews · Sem categorias

Master American History in 1 Minute a Day // bullet point review!

Hey, pals! I’m bringing you another nonfiction book about American History. Even if you think nonfiction is a boring and dense genre, you’re in for a surprise! This is one of the most accessible and bite-sized books I’ve ever read. A great introduction to American History if you’re not familiar with it yet! However, it isn’t without some (big) flaws…

Master American History in 1 Minute a DayTitle: Master American History in 1 Minute a Day
Author: Dan Roberts
Genre: nonfiction, history
Page count: 304 pages
Published on April 1st, 2019 by Familius
Rating: ⭐️⭐️

Goodreads  🌼  Amazon  🌼  Book Depository

Continue reading “Master American History in 1 Minute a Day // bullet point review!”

Sem categorias

🐱 what cats do // book tag + Paperless Post goodies! 🐱

It’s no secret that cats are amazing. I love them so much! I’ve always grown up around them and I can’t wait until I can have my own home and create a kitty sanctuary… So I thought I’d follow Sara @ Bibliophagist Reviews footsteps and do the “What Cats Do” book tag!

february wrap-up (4).png

Continue reading “🐱 what cats do // book tag + Paperless Post goodies! 🐱”

Sem categorias

February Wrap-Up // books, blogging, and life ☕️

Hello, pals! Can you believe February is gone and Spring is almost upon us? I’m so excited for university to end once and for all so that I can dedicate more time to me, my blog, my projects, and reading. But all in all, February was a pretty good month! I went back to university, blogged a lot, read more than what I was expecting, and had some exciting things happen in my life…

february wrap-up.png

Continue reading “February Wrap-Up // books, blogging, and life ☕️”

Sem categorias

I no longer read YA — and that’s okay! 💫 {chatty corner}

Hello, pals! Today I am bringing you a post I’ve been mulling over in my head for quite some time now. It’s also one that I’m scared to share because I really don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. But I’m putting my big girl pants to bring you the reasons why I have distanced myself from young-adult novels…


Continue reading “I no longer read YA — and that’s okay! 💫 {chatty corner}”