books, movies, shows n’ peeps

coucou! it’s been a while… a whole month to be exact. i’ve been busy hosting my exchange partner from france and we had a couple rad weeks together. meanwhile, if you know me, the crazier my life gets, the more stuff i expose myself to. i just can’t help it: books, movies, musicals, and this…

Kids of Appetite + Wrap-up + TBR

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! This month I finished two books, Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick (read the review here) and Kids of Appetite by David Arnold. For February, I am going to continue reading Night Sky Without Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong and Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. I am also listening to History is…

to a future beyond trump: books i want to write

Trump’s inauguration shook me, had me crying in fear, made me proud of all the people marching all around the world, and now it got me thinking- i thought about how to stand for who i am and what i believe in, when a caricature sits in the oval office and the world looks like…

Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick| review

“Just because you’re good at something doesn’t mean you have to do it.” title: Every Exquisite Thing author: Matthew Quick (author of The Silver Lining Playbook) genre: YA/ coming-of-age/ contemporary rating: 🌟🌟🌟❌❌     I was really disappointed by this book. It definitely does have a quirky plot line, but in general it was just-…

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah | thoughts mid-read

Okay, okay, okay, so. I’m only on Chapter 7, but this book is so good that I just need to share it. “The doctors took her up to the delivery room, cut open her belly, and reached in and pulled out a half-white, half-black child who violated any number of laws, statutes and regulations. I…

We Are the Ants | book review

Maybe love doesn’t require falling after all. Maybe it only requires that you choose to be in it. title: We Are the Ants author: Shaun David Hutchinson genre: young adult/ contemporary/ a tiny bit of sci-fi/ LGBTQ+/ one of the best books on earth links: Amazon | Book Depository | Audible ma feelings in a nutshell: A…

2017 Beat the Backlist Challenge

This challenge is hosted by Austine at Novel Knight, and I came across it on Rattle the Stars. Basically, the point is to read the books that have been sitting on your TBR list since forever. I. Need. That. I love book shopping and discovering new books so much that some books I buy just…

The Hamilton Book Tag

I am super late to this book tag but I am so excited to do it! Because as you probably already know I am such an incurable Hamilton trash (and just in general a Broadway trash), and a bit of a book nerd, so this tag is perrrrf. This book tag is created by the…

Something’s Fishy | The Unraveling of Mercy Louis Book Review

Book: The Unraveling of Mercy Louis Author: Keija Parssinen Genre: YA, Mystery, coming-of-age Published: March 2015 Once I picked up The Unraveling of Mercy Louis, I could not put it down. I mean, it did take me about a month to finish it, because I had to squeeze it into my crazy school schedule.  But…

Currently Reading: Like Water for Chocolate

Book: Like Water for Chocolate: A novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances and Home Remedies Author: Laura Esquirel Genre: fiction/romance/magical realism 🌟 🐢 🐢 It’s been two weeks since I’ve last been here rambling about my life! I had two school trips back to back, and schoolwork has been multiplying itself and life has…