Game of Thrones: Book 1 v. Season 1

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR SEASON 1 OF GAME OF THRONES AND MINOR SPOILERS FOR THE BOOKS.  Good news! I can consider myself a good nerd now that I have finally completed the first book in the Song of Ice and Fire series. That being said, I have many thoughts that I am wanting [...]

Thoughts on “You” a Netflix Series

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE SHOW "YOU". IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE SHOW AND PLAN TO DO SO, STOP READING NOW. P.S.  I wasn't aware it was a novel until after I started watching the series, thus, all of my opinions are based solely on the Netflix show. Some people find stories [...]

Are Fairytale Reimaginings Becoming Unimaginative?

If you have perused a YA section of a bookstore in the last three years, then you've likely come across the cover of a fairytale reimagining. Perhaps one book tells the story of Cinderella, a valiant warrior, who loses her magical boot in the middle of a battle and an infatuated warlord must return it [...]

Editing My Novella, or the Red Pen of Death

I’ve put it off long enough. I must edit the third draft of my story. It’s been a while since I looked at this novella and, to be honest, I’m kind of terrified. Is it going to be better than I remember? Worse than I remember? I have no way of knowing until I reread it. [...]

Research, Write, Repeat: Historical Fiction

I love historical fiction. Especially novels that take place around the Victorian or Regency era. I realize I'm romanticizing a period of inequality, poor hygiene, and convoluted social rules, but dammit if they didn't look good in those waistcoats. What I don't love (well, besides everything I listed above) is all of the research that [...]

My Thoughts on “The Haunting of Sunshine Girl”

WARNING: SLIGHT SPOILERS FOR THE BOOK. Keep in mind I have not seen the Youtube web series that this book is based off of. My judgement is based purely on the novel itself. Read synopsis here. Buckle up, guys, this is going to be a long one. My reading of The Haunting of Sunshine Girl [...]