Blogging, Rants & Reflections

It’s me! Here’s a (MAJOR!) life update and a 2017 wrap-up!

OHEMGEE, HI, BLOG! It's so good to see you! It's been a while. Like, it's snowing on my blog now. I wanted to update you on the big changes in my life and also do a 2017 wrap-up post! Told you I wasn't gone forever! As many of you may remember, I've been working toward… Continue reading It’s me! Here’s a (MAJOR!) life update and a 2017 wrap-up!

Rants & Reflections

Intensive VS extensive reading: what’s the difference… and which is better?

Ohemgee, a new discussion post! Yaaaaaaaay! So I just finished up what is now one of my favorite classes I've taken in my educational career: Literacy, Reading, and Readers. It is exactly what is sounds like. We discussed a wide range of topics about literacy, including the history of reading, cultural and socioeconomic aspects of… Continue reading Intensive VS extensive reading: what’s the difference… and which is better?

Other bookish fun

Apps for readers and how I use them

There are a ton of apps out there for reading and other book-related fun. Sometimes it can be overwhelming when trying to figure out which ones to use for which purposes, especially if you want to start cataloging. Some people use certain apps differently than others, and it took me some time to in order to finally create a… Continue reading Apps for readers and how I use them

Rants & Reflections

Reading and empathy

Right now I am currently reading The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (which is excellent so far, btw). I was reading it this morning and came across the following quotation: "That's why stories appeal to us. They give us the clarity and simplicity our real lives lack." The character who said this is the… Continue reading Reading and empathy

Recommendations

Rose Recommends: September | 2 recent reads

Hi. So I'm starting a new series of blog posts called "Rose Recommends," because I do not review every book that I read. I don't review every book for two main reasons: 1. time, and 2. sometimes I just don't have anything interesting to say about a book. Also, if it's not a very well-known… Continue reading Rose Recommends: September | 2 recent reads

Book reviews

Review: The Magician King

The Magician King by Lev Grossman. Viking, 2011. The Magician King is the sequel to The Magicians, which I reviewed here. There will be spoilers. I will start by saying that I enjoyed this book much more than the first. In my review of the first book, I mentioned how I was disappointed in the… Continue reading Review: The Magician King

Book reviews

Review: The Magicians

The Magicians by Lev Grossman. Viking, 2009. I had high hopes for this book because of the amount of publicity it has received. It's been talked about as a "Harry Potter for adults," which naturally sparked my (as well as many others') attention. I would have to say that I liked it, but I didn't… Continue reading Review: The Magicians

Book reviews

Review: All I Know Now

All I Know Now: Wonderings and Reflections on Growing Up Gracefully by Carrie Hope Fletcher. Sphere, 2015. I pre-ordered All I Know Now from Amazon UK because the book's author, Carrie Hope Fletcher, is one of the Youtubers I subscribe to. When I ordered it, all I knew (heheh) about the book was that it… Continue reading Review: All I Know Now