Posted in Life, Reading/Books

10 Books That You Can Easily Finish On Planes // they’re short, witty, and scary

Hello, bookworms of the internet!

Plane rides are long. They can get boring really easily. And if you’ve ever made the mistake of getting onto a plane without a book in hand, you know what I’m talking about. You need books to make a plane ride enjoyable.  

Luckily, I got you covered. You don’t have to be stuck watching the terrible American sitcom pilots, wishing you had something more substantial to keep your brain from wasting away. Instead, you can enjoy some great short books!  

See, long books are great and all, but there’s something about short stories and books that leaves you completely enraptured from beginning to end. And an airplane is weirdly the perfect reading spot, too: you’re literally miles above the rest of the world, strapped to a chair, with no distractions except the one year old wailing directly in your ear.

Here are a few short, brilliant books you can easily finish in a plane ride.

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Monthly Recap: November // NaNoWriMo + lots of reading + WSC

Hello, people of the internet!

DECEMBER IS UPON US.  See, my blog even has snow everywhere!! Anyway, before getting into the wonders of December, let us revisit our past:  NOVEMBER WAS FREAKIN GREAT.  I was really really busy throughout (World Scholar’s Cup, NaNoWriMo, my school’s annual event, tests) but I had a lot of fun!! (It was a terrible blogging month though sorryyyyy)

also i’m sorry for the lack of a october wrap-up but i was in a blogging slump and couldn’t write 😦

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Posted in Fandom, Movies, Reading/Books, TV Shows

The Stages of Seeing Your Favourite Book Be Adapted for the Screen // WONDER!

Hello, people of the internet!

WONDER RELEASED. You’ve probably heard of the book: it’s about a boy called Auggie who has a rare facial deformity (his face looks unlike others), and when he goes to school for the first time some kids aren’t very,, nice. It’s a great book,  and definitely read it if you haven’t yet. Anyway, this book got turned into a movie! I saw it just yesterday, and it is amazing.

This got me thinking: There are many emotional stages of watching a book being turned into a movie. I’m pretty sure that almost everyone has had that happen to them at one point of their lives. You’re just living your life, when eek! Your favourite book is being adapted on screen!! The world that used to exist only in your imagination will now be performed using lights, cameras, and fancy editing. It has the potential to be amazing: but it could also go terribly wrong.

Having your favourite book adapted is such an emotional time. Here are some of the feelings we go through.

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Pros and Cons of Outlines: How to Plan Your Novel Smartly // + IMPORTANT UPDATES!

damn that’s been my longest title yet

Hello, fellow writers of the internet!

NOVEMBER IS UPON US.  And November = NaNoWriMo. We’re already midway (I’m pretty late haha) BUT I’M STILL GOING TO POST THIS SO :P.

Let’s start straight off the bat.  I HATE OUTLINES.  I’m not trying to discourage anyone from using them! If that’s your thing, go ahead. Bullet points. Spreadsheets. Every teeny detail mapped out. (Bleurgh.) But you gotta admit, there are better alternatives to outlining novels.

What? You don’t know any? Ehhh. Well, I’m about to fix that: here, I’ll be listing all the pros and cons of outlining  (so you can decide for yourself whether you want to outline your novel or not), plus I’ll be discussing  two other alternative methods to plan your novel. AND THERE WILL BE IMPORTANT LIFE UPDATES. Buckle up, and get ready for a hell of a long blog post. (This is to make up for my absence sorry!!)

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Book characters to dress up as for Halloween! // CANDYYYYY.

Hello, trick-or-treaters, and partygoers, of the internet!

THIS IS HALLOWEEN.* (Well, not yet. But it will be soon enough.) And Halloween = costumes. I don’t know about you, but I think costumes are a great way to wear your fandoms on your sleeve – but sometimes you just don’t feel like going through all the trouble of buying/creating a costume?? So I, in all my helpfulness, have put together a list of book characters you can dress up as for Halloween – and they’re all really easy costumes, too! (Thank me later.)

((Also I just realized this is very hypocritical since my plan for Halloween is staying in and watching scary movies with a friend. Oh well.))

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*pumpkins screaaaam in the dead of night

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Posted in Fandom, Memes/Tags

A Hobbit Tag: because why not?

Hello, hobbits of the internet! (Do hobbits use the internet?)

I was tagged by the amazing Rain @ The Withering to do this tag! I love the Lord of the Rings, and the Hobbit, so of course I was super excited for this 😀 Hobbits are so amazing and I love them so much??? GAH. ❤ Thank you Rain!!!

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That was a terrible intro let’s just get to the post can we okay thanks bye.

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Posted in Fandom, Life, TV Shows

Shadowhunters: The TV show that will take over your life

yes okay but malec

Hello, fellow fangirls of the internet!

So, if you follow me on Twitter (#self-promo) then you’ll know that I’ve sunk into the dark hole that is the fandom of Shadowhunters. And I’m about to drag you down with me. (Hopefully; it’s kind of lonely here and I need some friends.)

First off: what is this show and why should you care? Well, it’s a TV adaptation of The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare (one of my favourite book series), and you should care because it’s actually really good and not a disgrace to the books (like the *cough* movies *cough*).

Also the ships are to die for.

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How to survive Comic Con: top five tips for any beginner con-goer

Hello, fellow fangirls of the internet!

Autumn is here: and you know what that means? Conventions. There are loads of Comic Cons happening right around this time, and fangirls all throughout the world are excited. Comic Con is great! One of my favourite events of all time. It’s hosted by Eventbrite, which is this great platform through which you can register and promote your events. Pretty simple, too!

So I, being the extremely helpful person that I am, decided to put together a list of tips for any beginner con-goer. Again, you’re welcome.

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(also the featured image is my comic book collection isn’t it awesomeeee.)

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Monthly Wrap-up for September!

Hello, people of the internet!

September was a busy month. I had my midterms, I had a couple parties to attend, I made new online friends (and apparently I live in the same city as some of them!), I got like three more plot bunnies, and I wrote a lot.

It was fun! And because I did so much interesting stuff, I’m going to put it all together in a blog post. 😀

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Posted in Books, Fandom, Reviews

The Dark Artifices: Lord of Shadows review // intense fangirling

i’m an emotional wreck dear lord somebody help me.

Hello, people of the internet!

So, I mentioned in my monthly wrap-up that I bought Lord of Shadows  and was really excited to read it: well, I finally did. And it was just so good! It made me cry (a lot), made me laugh (not as much as crying, but still a lot), and it made me squeal (like, for almost every page).

I did not expect this from the book. Not that it’s a bad thing! It was great. I loved it. (Except the ending because oh my gods my heart is still damaged???) But there’s so much to talk about – I have a bunch of predictions and theories I’ll be sharing below, after my review. (Oh yeah, spoiler alert.)

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