I Recreated the “ACOTAR” Covers Using Myself as a Model and Free Online Graphic Design Tools

We can call this part 2 of my literary cosplay post, I suppose. So for anyone who didn't know, I've been technically unemployed since late June--but I start a new job on August 26th, yay! (That's not a sarcastic yay, I am actually excited about it)--so I've had a lot of free time on my … Continue reading I Recreated the “ACOTAR” Covers Using Myself as a Model and Free Online Graphic Design Tools

Words from Kwame Alexander, Jacqueline Woodson, and More from the KidLit Rally for Black Lives

By now, everyone knows about the great boiling point the U.S. has reached, with the murder of George Floyd the latest in a string of such cases that has sparked protests in every state and in many countries across the globe. I have posted quite a bit about this on social media, but I haven't … Continue reading Words from Kwame Alexander, Jacqueline Woodson, and More from the KidLit Rally for Black Lives

What Your Jane Austen Opinions Say About You (as Explained by My TikTok Videos)

So I've been really into TikTok lately, and I've gradually discovered a bookish community on this social media platform, known as #booktok. I may be about 10 years older than the average TikTokker but I'm having so much fun! And I've started to build up a bit of small following with my niche Jane Austen … Continue reading What Your Jane Austen Opinions Say About You (as Explained by My TikTok Videos)

A Coffee Tour of San Jose, California (and This Blog’s Existential Crisis)

And now for something completely different... Here is where I break the fourth wall and acknowledge that, yes, I have branded this site as a "book blog." I originally started it as a culmination of my gradually- and organically-narrowing focus in my writing--I've had two other blogs that were much more broad in focus (or … Continue reading A Coffee Tour of San Jose, California (and This Blog’s Existential Crisis)