Antonius and the Zodiacs by Dahlia Ornelas – Review

(Received an early copy in exchange for an honest review.) Non-Spoiler Section Summary from GoodReads: “Okwu, the outcast by association. Always less, and nothing more. It’s the only way Kiyoa Apuzzo is known on the Temples, and it’s all his brother’s fault. He’s about to make his debut as the BookKeeper’s apprentice, a powerful positionContinue reading “Antonius and the Zodiacs by Dahlia Ornelas – Review”

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2022 – Retrospective

April is over and with it this year’s Camp NaNo. How did everyone do? Did you win? Did you finish an entire book? I’ll be honest, I didn’t do any of those things. I didn’t hit the word count, I didn’t win the challenge, and I certainly didn’t finish my book. But what I didContinue reading “Camp NaNoWriMo April 2022 – Retrospective”

Camp NaNo 2022 is here!

Camp NaNo is starting today, who’s ready! By the time this is posted, us writers will be halfway through the day, writing our fingers off. How exciting! How nerve-wracking! But that’s part of the fun! I’ve been participating in NaNoWriMo since before the regular and Camp sites merged, it feels like I’ve always been doingContinue reading “Camp NaNo 2022 is here!”

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams – Review

When I started to read Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting into. I knew it was going to be funny, and I considered it a “classic”, so I decided to bite the bullet and just read it. What follows is a spoiler-free, rather short review. For the peopleContinue reading “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams – Review”

The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman – Review

Non-Spoiler Review                 “The Ivory Key” is described as “a traditional YA tale of vanishing magic and the princess who must bring it back” (Akshaya Raman). One of my favorite tropes in fiction is that of “found family”, but there’s something so charming, special, and meaningful about stories where families come back together and findContinue reading “The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman – Review”

OwlCrate January 2022 Box – Review

It’s here, it’s finally here! The other day, my OwlCrate box for January finally came! For a while, I had canceled my OwlCrate subscription because I wasn’t actually reading the books, and I felt as if I was wasting money. But, with the start of this blog, the subscription is back, and I’m so happyContinue reading “OwlCrate January 2022 Box – Review”

Here There Be Gerblins by Clint McElroy – Review

NON-SPOILER REVIEW “The Adventure Zone” started as a sort of throwaway episode of the podcast, “My Brother, My Brother, and Me”, a comedic advice podcast by three brothers, Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy. In the episode, they’re joined by their father, Clint, and they play their first session of DnD, for what boils down toContinue reading “Here There Be Gerblins by Clint McElroy – Review”

Welcome to my site!

It’s so nice to see you! I’m Lauren, and this is all very new to me. I’m a recent college graduate, so recent in fact that my graduation was just my name flashing by on a live Youtube stream, as I watched from my living room (go class of 2020!). Originally, all I had wantedContinue reading “Welcome to my site!”