Random Musings

The Mind Trap of Advertising Commercial Holidays: Valentine’s Day Edition

Hello, dear readers! It's Valentine's Day! Or, for most of my life, I stubbornly referred to it as Single Awareness Day (and honestly, it still is), because I wasn't lucky enough to be in a relationship and have something to celebrate. I was basically this lovey-dovey holiday's Scrooge. It wasn't until I got a little… Continue reading The Mind Trap of Advertising Commercial Holidays: Valentine’s Day Edition

Book Review


Title: Nightchaser Author: Amanda Bouchet Publisher: January 2019, Sourcebooks Casablanca Blurb: Tess Bailey: the galaxy's Most Wanted. Captain Tess Bailey is in deep trouble. She and her crew are on the run, pursued by a tyrant who'll take them dead or alive. Tess's best hope is a tall, dark, and much-too-appealing stranger, Shade Ganavan, who says… Continue reading Nightchaser

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Reasons to Swoon

Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday! Once hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, it is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It's a weekly book feature where a topical list-prompt is posted and readers respond with their top ten for that prompt. Yours truly tends to go over ten, but hey, what can a… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Reasons to Swoon


2019 Book Blogger Discussion Challenge

Hello, dear readers! I know, I know. I go from not ever joining any challenges in the book community to joining two in one year! (But's that's usually how it goes, right?) Though while the Year of the Asian challenge has to do more with my reading, this challenge is more for my writing--my blog… Continue reading 2019 Book Blogger Discussion Challenge

Questing Series

Quest for Balance: Week Six

Hello, dear readers! So, we had a lovely ice storm hit that caused my normal two day weekend to turn into a four day weekend and I spent the entirety of it playing Kingdom Hearts: Re:Chain of Memories and then starting Kingdom Hearts II with my boyfriend, hardly moving from the couch and getting absolutely nothing productive done, so… Continue reading Quest for Balance: Week Six

Random Musings

That Life + Work Balance

Hello, dear readers! This year, my main focus is balance, an aspect that's only consistent when looking at all the areas in my life upon which I struggle to maintain it (hint: it's all of them). So I know it's a hefty task to work on, but it's an area I definitely want (and need)… Continue reading That Life + Work Balance

Book Review, SPFBO

Sowing: SPFBO Finalist

Title: Sowing Author: Angie Grigaliunas Rating: 4 out of 10 (NOT OFFICIAL SCORE; TSWI SCORE ONLY) Blurb: They can take your house, your daughter, whatever they want. For Ariliah, life under the militarized Hulcondans is one of order and safety. Despite the soldiers’ ruthless policies, she trusts their judgment. They alone provide protection from the… Continue reading Sowing: SPFBO Finalist