Life Update: March 14, 2018

Hey guys! I know I haven’t been that active here lately, and yes I also know I’m not obligated to be perfect in running my blog. But I thought I might share how my life is going so far. I’m currently in a book reading rut right now and admittedly, I haven’t tried doing anything to get out of it. I have recently been diagnosed with adult ADHD (to my relief) because I finally have an explanation for the things I’ve been experiencing since I was younger.

Even in my earliest memories I’ve always been severely distracted, not paid enough attention. I have also always made the silliest mistakes because of my lack of focus, which also made me lose things like crazy and not have enough concentration to remember a lot of things. There’s still a lot of symptoms that I’ve been experiencing ever since that I just chalked up to basically not trying hard enough and even because of the poorness of how I took care of myself.

This has also been the main reason I developed depression and anxiety in the first place, seemingly out of nowhere. I was having a hard time coping with life in general and everything overwhelmed me. I didn’t do that bad at school because I became adept at memorizing information right before an exam and regurgitating it during and then completely forgetting it afterwards. It’s not the most efficient and not the best but that was how I managed. Add the fact that nobody thought something was up with me and they kept on blaming it on me.

To my relief, there was an explanation. I am currently taking medication for it and the difference is like night and day. I still have to go to therapy to undo my bad habits that I accumulated as a coping strategy but it is better than going there to stop myself from killing myself.

Because of all this, all the months of disorganization with regards to my life and even with this blog has piled up and while I am slowly straightening things out, it’s still a lot of things to make sure I get to and right now I just don’t feel like this is the biggest priority. I’ll get back to it. I just have to take things one step at a time. This year has been good to me so far and I can’t wait to see what it has in store for me.

How are you guys? Is the new year treating you well?


Lots of love,


The Liebster Awards!

Liebster3-500x500This has been long overdue. I’ve been nominated by Chaz from Life of Chaz about a month ago and I just got around to doing it *whispers* thank you! It took me a long time but hey, let’s go!


What is the Liebster Award?

The Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the internet and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

Check out the rules here – 2018 Liebster Awards

Let’s get to the questions, shall we?

1. You have to team up with one villain to try to conquer the world – Who are you going to choose as your partner?

A villain? Well.. I really don’t have any villain in mind who can conquer the world. oes Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy count? I mean he was kind of a villain in the first book. So, eh?

2. What do you think sets your blog aside from other ones that you’ve seen – What’s that special quality that your blog has?

The fact that everything on my blog is me. The voice that everyone hears when they read my posts is exactly me. My opinions, no matter how nicely worded it is, or how genuinely I appreciate everything is not influenced by anything or anyone. Yes, I still have to come across books or some topic that I genuinely dislike but keep in mind, I also am very optimistic with a lot of things sooo yeah.

3. What is your favorite reading place and why?

If the weather is gorgeous, at a park near my house, or even under the tree in front of my house. Just anywhere outdoors. If it’s winter, a coffee place near my library. If all else fails, my room.

4. Which fictional character do you identify yourself with the most?

I don’t know yet. I’m still not done with discovering stuff about myself. Maybe someday, someone will pop up 🙂

5. What is your favorite ending to a book/movie/tv show?

I have to be honest, no matter how good a book/movie/tv show is, I never have a favorite because I get attached to stories and it’s always sad for me to end a world.

6. What is a goal that you are looking to accomplish in 2018?

To make blogging a more regular thing in my life. And lastly to make sure my mental health will be at its tip top shape by the end of the year. I’m done with being depressed, of not being in control of how my brain works. I’ve found something that works, I just have to make sure I do the work that comes with it.

7. Is there a cliche or trope in any form of entertainment that you just hate?

The never ending misunderstanding to cause more freaking drama. I wish writers could write more stories that actually has good communication but the plot twists are legitimately circumstantial even without the miscommunication. Infuriating.

8. What is your favorite song/band?

North American one? Fall Out Boy. Other nations? Lots more.

9. How do you decide what is going to be the next read?

I’m a 100% mood reader so whatever catches my eye. I’ve tried TBRs, even book suggestions, nothing works except choosing based on my mood.

10. How have you changed since starting a blog?

I’m much less afraid to say what I want to say. As long as I’m not deliberately hurting anyone and I’m not being rude, I’ll say it. I deserve to be heard too.


So there it is! Before I tag anyone here are my questions:

  1. In a perfect world, what kind of career/life will you choose to have?
  2. What’s one of your most irrational fears?
  3. List three things that never fails to bring a smile to your face.
  4. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  5. What’s your first memory?
  6. If you could become an expert in any subject or activity, what would it be?
  7. Realistically, if you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
  8. How would you describe yourself?
  9. In your opinion, what are the top ten qualities that a good friend should have?
  10. What would you ask for if a genie granted you three wishes?


Now, I tag:


The Bookaholic Blurbs

Lattes, Lipgloss and Literature


Booknerd Travels

The Godly Chic Diaries

Diane from Diane Moments

Anaskies Bookish Musings

The Cursed Books

Book Review for Bookish People


None of you guys have to do this post and answer my questions but I would love to read your answers if you decide to!

That will be all, I hope you guys enjoyed it! Stay awesome!


Lots of love,




The Sunshine Blogger Award


Technically, I have been nominated for this award twice now but due to circumstances, I haven’t been able to respond to it yet. But do not fret! For I finally had the courage and the time to actually make this post a thing. To begin with, I want to thank Jennifer from The Kinging Queen and Ashley from Ashley in Wonderland for considering me to be a nominee, you guys are awesome! Please check them out too, they’re worth it.



  • Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.


Ashley’s Questions for me:

1. Who is your favourite animal (or non-human) character from a book?

This is hella cliché, but definitely Dobby. Maybe it’s because I grew up with the books, or because his death was particularly painful for me but his unwavering loyalty and just, the way he attached to my heart, makes him a special one.

2. Have you ever preferred the movie to the book?

So far, never. I keep on wanting to find a movie that is as good as the book or even surpasses the book but it has yet to happen. Probably because of the limited length of films plus scriptwriter/director choices but I’m really hoping someday someone will pull it off.

3. What book does everyone love but you refuse to read? Why?

I wouldn’t say that these books are loved but everyone, but during the hype of the Twilight series, up until now, I refuse to read it no matter what. I don’t think it would be THAT bad because people loved it, I’m not expecting it to be a prize winner as well but I associated it with a specific person that I dislike so unless that dislike disappears, I will never read it.

4.What hobbies do you enjoy other than reading and blogging?

Well, I crochet and knit and I’m just waiting for my bobbin lace bobbins to arrive in the mail so I can start experimenting with it. I also journal, both regular written and art jouarnaling. I also used to draw and paint but that has taken a backseat for now because I have other priorities like healing my depression.

5. What book has the best food?

Definitely Heidi by Johanna Spyri. Not only do I want to go to the mountains and live there, herding goats, I also want to eat each and every morsel of food described in that book. It just sounded so appetizing!

6. Ever read a book that kept you up at night (for better or for worse)?

The latest one would be the Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy by Sarah J Maas. I literally read it back to back to back in one day and one night and I ended up not sleeping until 4 in the morning even though I had to get up at 7am lol. Bad decision but also the best.

7. What book do you always recommend to people?

I don’t have one specific one because I know different people have different tastes and I personally also have different favorites at any given time. I don’t have a Top whatever books, whatever catches my fancy at present, is the book I recommend.

8. What book has been on your ‘to read’ list for way too long?

I’m not really sure since I don’t keep a running TBR list anywhere. I kind of just get reminded of books as they come up in conversation or if I read it somewhere.

9. Do you watch tv or listen to music while you’re blogging?

I can’t. The only time I can listen or watch anything is when I’m doing art because it uses a different part of my brain it feels like. If I’m writing papers or just doing anything that needs formulation of thoughts into words, it has to be silence. Or else my post will be gibberish.

10. Do you have any blogging pet peeves?

Not that I know of just yet. I haven’t been doing this consistently for a long enough period to have pet peeves I guess haha.

11. Any advice for new bloggers?

Now, I still consider myself as a fairly new blogger but my biggest advice would be to not be conscious about your writing. If you’re doing this as a hobby, you don’t have to sound like you’ve been doing this your whole life. I personally type as I speak it in my head so it sounds natural and it sounds like… me. I feel like that’s the best way to truly showcase your voice in this world full of all kinds of bloggers.


Now, Jennifer’s questions for me!:

  1. Why did you start blogging?

At the very, very beginning I blogged because I saw a friend do it and treated it like a diary and have her just post life as it’s happening and she garnered some followers out of it. I was 17 and I made the mistake of starting it for the sheer prospect of having lots of followers. That failed obviously. This blog however started about, 3 years later when I realized that I really wanted to do a book blog and that my chances of continuing with it is pretty high. Add a painful break up to the mix and this ‘distraction’ became a hobby for me.

2. What inspires you most in life?

Hearing other people, not just family and friends, tell me that I am doing great and how much potential I have in doing good in life. I mean yes, I still struggle a lot, but mostly with believing myself that I can do it. It can be rooted in a lot of things but I’m working on it and the consistent positive feedback is a way for me to know if I’m doing any progress or not because my sense in that seems to be impaired somehow.

3. What are your favorite blogging tools?

Right now besides WordPress obviously, just Twitter. I would love to add Instagram and Pinterest and Facebook on that list but to be honest I can barely handle just twitter. Maybe in the future.

4. Who is your favorite blogger?

Nobody at the moment haha, maybe I’ll find one, maybe I won’t. We’ll see.

5. What do you do to destress?

I’m still working on that myself and with my therapist to be honest. But what works most times is reading books, crocheting/knitting a row or even just doodling. If all else fails, I binge watch Netflix or Youtube and sleep it off.

6. What is your favorite past time?

Like I said, a mix of different things. All I said above basically.

7. If you could stop something in the blogging community, what would it be?

The toxic comments. This goes to every kind of social media platform. There’s just no positive result in people doing that. They hurt the blogger and they’re just toxic people themselves.

8. What motivates you to write?

Finally convincing myself that I don’t suck and that people actually read what I write. That’s the greatest hurdle that I have personally, and it’s hard to get past that sometimes.

9. What do you intend to achieve with your blog?

Just for it to be an extension of my life through books and my other hobbies. I want my blog to reflect myself as accurately as possible so that anyone who stumble upon it will see it as me. Maybe in the future, I would love to monetize it but it’s not really my main purpose, a little extra money will never hurt though. It’s more of a therapeutic reason for me now.

10. What informed the name of your blog?

Nothing too meaningful, I just looked for a name that mixes books and roses because I love them and Rose is my middle name. It kinda sounded good, it stuck. End of story haha.

11. What is your biggest inspiration from the blogging community?

Seeing smaller, newer bloggers grow with me. It’s inspiring and I learn something new everyday too just by talking to them and reading their blog posts.


Okay, this was really long haha, I answered both tags and now I have to make my own questions. Here they are:

  1. What’s your method of coming up/writing your blog posts?
  2. How do you get over a writer’s block?
  3. What activities would you like to make a hobby out of someday?
  4. Coffee, tea or hot chocolate?
  5. Biggest junk food addiction?
  6. Realistically, if you win the lottery, what would you do with the money?
  7. How do you remember people by the best? Their faces? Scent? Their voices?
  8. What guarantees a complete 180° when you need to be uplifted from a bad day?
  9. Do you see yourself blogging for a very long time?
  10. Name one (or more) food that you absolutely cannot stand.
  11. How do you stop yourself from having blog envy?

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I nominate these bloggers because they deserve all the love that they can get! ❤

So there’s that! I hope you guys have the time to do this tag but even if you don’t I still look forward to reading some of the answers. Stay awesome you guys, cheers!



Lots of love,



Reading Habits Tag

BirthdayCoffee& ChillI realized that I haven’t been posting anything more diverse than book reviews on my blog so far and even I am getting bored about it. So I did some googling and decided to do one of the tags that caught my eye. I don’t know exactly if tags involving specific books or book characters will be a good fit for me right now because my attention span is super short and anything I’ve read in the past week or so is pretty much dust in my head.

This tag is created by TheBookJazz and you can find her here.

Anyways, let’s begin 🙂

Reading Habits

1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?
3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?
4. Do you eat or drink while reading?
5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?
6. One book at a time or several at once?
7. Reading at home or everywhere?
8. Reading out lout or silently in your head?
9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?
10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
11. Do you write in your books?


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1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

Umm, not really. Something I feel I should remedy actually. I want to buy a small accent chair to put in my room so I can have a place to condition myself to associate it with reading. Maybe I’ll be more productive? Haha

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

99.9% of the time, a bookmark. I really do love my bookmarks and I basically can’t leave the house with a book without a bookmark. On the rare occasion that I forget, I’ll grab whatever.

3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?

I prefer to stop at the end of  a chapter. It feels like there’s closure in whatever part of the story I was at. Especially if it’s multiple perspective. Obviously though, if I am too sleepy or the book isn’t as interesting, I stop whenever.

4. Do you eat or drink while reading?

Neither. I tend to hyper focus when I read and I lose track of time and forget to even eat or go use the washroom. Plus I hate getting my fingers messy because of food crumbs or spilled drink.

5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

Nope haha. I can’t. My brain can only concentrate on one verbal thing at a time. If I hear people speaking or singing, my attention tends to go there instead of where I’m reading. Even when writing blog posts or journaling it has to be silent or it just won’t happen.

6. One book at a time or several at once?

I want to say several books at a time but realistically just one book. Again, it falls back to my really bad multitasking skills and attention span.

7. Reading at home or everywhere?

Everywhere. When the weather is gorgeous I prefer reading in a park or somewhere outdoors where I can hear the birds chirping and a slight wind blowing. That ambient noise is perfect. If not though, reading at home works as well.

8. Reading out lout or silently in your head?

Silently in my head. It makes the reading at the same speed I prefer it to be. Reading out loud is so slow. It makes my retention shit though lol.

9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

I tend to skip if something s boring me but nothing more than a page at a time. Not very much as well. Oh well, if it helps me finish the book I will do it.

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

Halfway? I kinda break it but not really. Just enough so it opens comfortably and not slowly closing every time I prop it. The spine just slowly breaks the more I read it. I don’t really care if I break books, it just means it’s well loved.

11. Do you write in your books?

No, but not because I don’t wan to ruin it. I just prefer having a separate notebook to keep all my notes and quotes about a book or several books. Plus I love writing things down so it works for me.

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So that’s it! I hope you guys enjoyed my answer, if you already did this please leave a link down below to your post, I would love to read it!


Lots of love,



Book Review: Meaningless Destruction by Shannan Mitchener ★★★★



Shannan Mitchener’s debut poetry collection, ‘Meaningless Destruction’, is a bittersweet journey told through intricate metaphor and beautiful imagery. Through the eyes of her narrator, she explores painfully relatable themes such as love, loss, mental health, abuse, empowerment, and the endless pursuit of happiness. Reading her intense observations on what it means to be human will leave you heartbroken but comforted that you are not alone in your experiences.

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My thoughts:

Shannan reached out to me asking if I would be interested in reviewing her debut poetry collection. I admit, I was never the biggest fan of poetry purely because the only exposure I ever had to the genre was from high school, and not the modern type, by which I was constantly graded to dissect it and glean hidden meanings from it and write essays about it. It was tedious, to be short. Nevertheless I am still open to trying it now that I read as a hobby and not a student.

I thought for some weird reason that I will not be able to understand anything but lo and behold I actually found myself re-reading some poems because it deeply resonated with my past self, but most importantly my present self. Her poems might seem too simply worded but they get the point across. Her book consists of poems about different kinds of life experiences, of the different times when everyone or everything seemed to be against you. She talks about love, heartbreaks and abusive relationships, of death, loss and ultimately of empowerment. It was an interesting experience trying out this genre for the first time, it made me want to explore other works more.

As I don’t really have any experience/exposure to poetry, my rating is solely based on how the whole book made me feel. Isn’t that what a lot of people look for in their reading? Some things resonated with me, some didn’t, but it’s definitely worth looking at if any of you are interested. I’m going to leave you guys with one of my most favorite poems in the book. Enjoy ❤


the first breath of the morning always feels the fullest. one

deep inhale to brace myself for the day, like steadying yourself

against a brick wall after one too many drinks. my fingers

tingle with pins and needles and my knees stretch taut as I

unroot myself from my indented mattress.  sitting up is

reminiscent of a butterfly peeling out of its cocoon; in my sleep

I wrap myself up in a shield of blankets that have to be shed

upon waking. a constant cycle of metamorphosis. every

morning I emerge a butterfly, and every night I go to sleep a


repeat as many times as you can stand.



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Lots of love,


Book Review: The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman ★★★★



Find your magic,

For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1621, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man.

Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the sixties, when the whole world is about to change , Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique. Difficult Franny, with skin as pale as milk and blood red hair, shy and beautiful Jet, who can read other people’s thoughts, and charismatic Vincent, who began looking for trouble the day he could walk.

From the start Susanna sets down rules for her children. No walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles, no books about magic. And most importantly, never, ever, fall in love. But when her children visit their Aunt Isabelle in the small Massachusetts town where the Owens family has been blamed for everything that has ever gone wrong, they uncover family secrets and begin to understand the truth of who they are. Back in New York City each begins a journey as they try to escape the family curse.

The Owens children cannot escape have love even if they try, just as they cannot escape the pains of the human heart. The two beautiful sisters will grow up to be the revered, and sometimes feared, aunts in Practical Magic, while Vincent, their beloved brother, will leave an unexpected legacy.

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My thoughts:

I started to read this without knowing there was a book out already so I felt a bit like I didn’t know some of what happened. Good thing though is this is a prequel to the previous book so I don’t think I missed anything by skipping it.

I loved how different the three siblings are and also how it resulted into this unique relationship dynamic that only they can pull off. The friendship and familial love was so touching that in certain parts towards the end of the book I felt deeply emotional I cried.

This story is a coming of age. We see a set of siblings as they try to have a life that they want whilst escaping a curse and all the joys and sufferings of friendships, love and the journey of trying to find oneself.

Alice Hoffman did an awesome job at making the story relateable and the characters easy to empathize and sympathize with. This book will stir your emotions in ways you probably haven’t experienced before. It will make you laugh, feel irritated and also cry, for them or at them.

This was such an enjoyable novel to read that I couldn’t put it down once I started. I definitely recommend this even if you haven’t seen or read Practical Magic. Have any of you guys read Practical Magic? How about this one? What are your thoughts about this book? Comment down below, let’s chat!


Lots of love,


Book Review: Rebellious Heart by Jody Hedlund ★★★★★



Because she’s a woman, higher learning was always closed to Susanna Smith. But her quick mind and quicker tongue never back down from a challenge. And she’s determined to marry well, so she’ll be able to continue her work with the less fortunate.

Growing up with little to his name, poor country lawyer Benjamin Ross dreams of impacting the world for the better. When introduced to the Smith’s he’s taken by Susanna’s intelligence and independent spirit, but her parents refuse to see him as a suitor for their daughter.

When the life of a runaway indentured servant is threatened, Susanna is forced to choose between justice and mercy, and Ben becomes her unlikely adviser. But drawing closer to this man of principle and intellect lands her in a dangerous, secret world of rebellion and revolution against everything she once held dear.

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My thoughts:

This book was saucy and thrilling oooh. This is my second shot at Christian Fiction with my first author being Julie Klassen and I love her. Jody Hedlund tackles her stories in a different light than Julie but it is oh so interesting. This story was surprisingly more of a thriller than expected. There were moments where I really felt extremely anxious and wanted to jump while reading the action part of the story.

As it is Christian Fiction, it does contain mentions of God and prayers and all that so if you are atheist or a different kind of believer that might be something you consider before trying this if it interests you. If, on the other hand, you can regard that as just part of the timeline and culture of the story, I highly recommend you read this because it is pretty awesome!

So far, Julie Klassen is still my favorite author but we’ll see where this reading adventure goes.

Have you read this or any in this genre? Not feeling like it? Comment down below, let’s chat!


Lots of love,


WWW Wednesday: February 21, 2018


This meme is currently hosted by Taking on a World of Words and it’s an awesome way to do an update on what you’re currently reading and what you’re planning to read next.

What are the Three R’s?

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finished reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?


Currently reading:

six of crows

Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he’ll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist:

Break into the notorious Ice Court
(a military stronghold that has never been breached)

Retrieve a hostage
(who could unleash magical havoc on the world)

Survive long enough to collect his reward
(and spend it)

Kaz needs a crew desperate enough to take on this suicide mission and dangerous enough to get the job done – and he knows exactly who: six of the deadliest outcasts the city has to offer. Together, they just might be unstoppable – if they don’t kill each other first.

Finally got to this! Omg, after all the initial hype has gone down I finally had the desire to read it. I get like that with anything hyped, I don’t want to read it or watch it or anything like that. I’m a natural rebel haha. Anyways, I hope this lives up to the praises. Cross my fingers 😀


Recently finished:

for love and honor

Lady Sabine is harboring a skin blemish, one, that if revealed, could cause her to be branded as a witch, put her life in danger, and damage her chances of making a good marriage. After all, what nobleman would want to marry a woman so flawed?

Sir Bennet is returning home to protect his family from an imminent attack by neighboring lords who seek repayment of debts. Without fortune or means to pay those debts, Sir Bennet realizes his only option is to make a marriage match with a wealthy noblewoman. As a man of honor, he loathes the idea of courting a woman for her money, but with time running out for his family’s safety, what other choice does he have?

As Lady Sabine and Sir Bennet are thrust together under dangerous circumstances, will they both be able to learn to trust each other enough to share their deepest secrets? Or will those secrets ultimately lead to their demise?

I loved this. I didn’t exactly realize that this was the third book in a series when I read it but I still enjoyed it nonetheless. I’m having a penchant for christian fiction books these days because they are mostly period ones and they are really dramatic.


Next read:


A millionaire, a widow and a monk. A plane crash. In this poignant and unforgettable debut novel three destinies are linked for eternity in a tale narrated by Time. 

Meet Radha. She was left in a dumpster on the side streets of Mumbai to die as she was born; premature and undernourished. Meet Mira. At sixteen she is to marry a man she has never met before. On her wedding day, she carries a knife. And Gaurav. People say love is more important than money. But what happens when having one means you can’t have the other? 

Scattered across India, these three are intertwined in unlikely ways: the flower shop owned by Mira’s husband employs Radha’s boyfriend, Mira and Gaurav become partners in business and most importantly, an ill-fated trip to Delhi links them all in death and life. Set in the sensuous worlds of Bombay and Delhi, Valiram’s dazzling novel explores the deep meanings of love, family, and time.

Yes, yes I still haven’t finished this lol I will this week though, I promise! It’s good though so far 🙂


That’s it! It wasn’t much but I’ll plan on hopefully reading more books this week especially since I work 9 days straight and I need some respite from all that haha. How has your week been going? Comment down below, let’s chat!


Lots of love,



Book Reviews: The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird by Kim Smith ★★★★



One of the most beloved TV shows of all time is now a sweet, silly, sci-fi bedtime story. In the X-Files: Earth Children are Weird, best pals Dana (Scully) and Fox (Mulder) have pitched a tent in the backyard for a sleepover, but the night is full of strange sounds, lights and shadows. Surely there’s a rational, scientific explanation for everything… or is there? With beautiful illustrations of pint-sized Dana and Fox, this humorous and not-scary-at-all story will introduce the cult TV show to an entire new generation of fans.

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My thoughts:

This book was a really quick read but it entertained me all the same anyways. I grew up being terrified over the opening theme song of the original TV show so when I saw this come out I immediately borrowed it from the library to check what’s up.

The story wasn’t anything too spectacular, with young Dana and Fox going on camping at their backyard and trying to make sense of all the “clues” that there are aliens all around them. It ends with such an adorable twist that made me chuckle.

What caught my attention more though was the art style and the color palette that the artist used. It portrayed the atmosphere of the story without making it too scary or less appealing to children. I definitely recommend this especially since younger me would’ve repeatedly devoured this and the art work.

Have any of you guys read this? Was the TV series a favorite or you’ve never seen it? Comment down below, let’s chat!


Lots of love,


Book Review: Witch Doctor, Vol. 1: Under the Knife by Brandon Seifert ★★★★



The Doctor is in! House M. D. meets Fringe in the first Skybound Original from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s new comics imprint! Meet Vincent Morrow, a doctor looking for a vaccine… for the apocalypse! Horror gets a brain transplant in Witch Doctor, the book Warren Ellis calls -Mental!-

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My thoughts:

When I first saw this in the library. I thought I wasn’t going to like it because it reminded me of superhero comics/graphic novels (don’t judge! they’re not my taste) and as much as I don’t hate those, I dislike them enough to be turned off by anything alike. Anyways, lo and behold I read it and I love it!

For example, the art style and color palette that the artist used portrayed the story and the mood very effectively. It made you stay immersed into the world and I thoroughly enjoyed that. The different creatures in the book is also very interesting and adds dimension to the plot. Vincent Morrow, a doctor who is in charge and interested in curing demon/creature possessions and killing extraterrestrial and mythical creatures. This story combines magic and science fiction very effectively especially since those two are pretty good together.

I’m excited to be continuing with this series! Hopefully my library has the next one 🙂

Have you read this? Do you like graphic novels as well? Let’s talk!


Lots of love,