Agh. I don’t know if there’s a way to summarize the overwhelming emotion that comes over me when I finish a fantastic book. I’m happy yet heartbroken, I’m satisfied yet upset, and I’m pleased yet frustrated. Plus, I’m hungry (but that’s not something the book can take responsibility for–I guess my leftover Chipotle wasn’t enough … More I Finished Reading a Book and I’m Heartbroken–But Smiling?
**WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD** DO NOT PASS GO & COLLECT $200 IF YOU HAVEN’T READ HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD YET! This entire reading experience for me has been surreal. I feel as though I’m in a parallel universe because of this story. This carefully crafted, revolutionary addition to the Harry Potter series is not … More Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, & Jack Thorne
Wow wow wow. I have so many thoughts in my head surrounding A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury. Oh goodness, it might take me a while to compile all of my thoughts into one post. When I think “fantasy”, my mind automatically turns to the Harry Potter series … More Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
I don’t know when Why We Came to the City defied my expectations but I am certain that it did. A few months back, I came across a photo of this book on Instagram with a raving recommendation to read it, praising its wit, prose, and the overarching power of its storyline and I … More Review: Why We Came to the City by Kristopher Jansma
Hi there & happy summer! Hooray for my three month-long reading binge! Quite a bit has happened both book-wise and life-wise in the last month. It’s been a while since I’ve written about my reading progress (I haven’t written since March…yikes!) so I’ll quickly get you all up-to-date on where I’m at with my GoodReads … More Recap: Spring/Early Summer Reads
Pause. A word I’ve become exceedingly familiar with over the past couple of weeks. “Pause the movie, I’m going to fall asleep” has been a really familiar one, which I’m sure got slightly annoying for Evan while we were watching all the Harry Potter movies in order. I get tired at 10 p.m., okay? Anyway, … More Late Night Thoughts: It’s time to press play.
“That is part of the beauty of literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you are not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald Tonight, while I sit here cuddled in one too many blankets and take a break from Paula McLain’s The Paris Wife, I’ve started thinking. I’ve … More Late Night Thoughts: Why I Read
I can’t believe it was fiction. Last night was a rough night. It wasn’t rough in the way a typical college girl would explain it, such as an intense night of partying or a late night spent fighting with a boyfriend. Last night was rough because after over a week of immersing myself into an … More Recap: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Well, hi there. My name is Kjersten. I’m just over 5 foot 3 inches tall and I have a thirst for literature that is unmatched by just about everything else. … More Intro: I’m new to this blogging thing…