You asked for it!

People have asked what my book collection looks like, so here it is, in all its plush glory :3


I’m probably way too proud of my (still-growing) collection. If someone broke into my apartment, I’d be more worried about my books and plushies before I thought ‘Oh, that’s right, I also have valuable electronics like a TV and a gaming PC (which I love very much)’.

Feel free to comment what your bookshelf looks like, or tag me in pictures!

So it’s been a while…

Hello from the future, WordPressers!

Just kidding. If I had discovered a way to time travel or talk to people in the past, I’d be telling younger versions of myself the winning lottery numbers, what to invest in or buy stocks for and winning sports teams, Back To the Future-style (and then possibly using the money made from placing informed bets to put myself through counselling for the distress caused by being visited by a future version of myself).
But it has been an awfully long time since I was here, or at least posting here. After the submission of my assignment that this blog was originally for, I thought to myself, I’ll just take a little break, I’ll be back in a week or two.
And yet here we are, me writing this post and you reading it, two months later.
I can attribute the first three or so weeks of my absence to semester break and the other five or so weeks to issues with a terrible terrible TERRIBLE housemate and the associated living situation complications. I have since moved back with my parents and sorted out a place of my own to move into around mid-September. In short, I am safe and not homeless or couchsurfing with my hefty collection of books.

After much consideration, I’ve decided to keep going with this blog, except Quote of the Day probably won’t be happening anymore due to the surprising amount of time it takes to deliver new quotes every day (finding new quotes, queuing them up, tagging and categorising, etc.), and I might be posting up some of my own writing. Book reviews will be the primary focus but I am more than happy to review movies, TV/anime series and video games upon suggestion.

And speaking of book reviews, to everyone who has sent me their manuscripts for review, thank you for considering me as a reviewer for your babies and I apologise sincerely for not getting around to reviewing, well, any of them. The problem is that I was never expecting to be receiving unpublished manuscripts for review, my ‘review requests’ tab is supposed to be for books that have already been published that I can go out to a bookstore and obtain a hard copy of that people just want to know what I thought of and they can compare it to their own opinion or print it out and frame it or whatever. I’ve read parts of every manuscript that has been sent to me, but considering the length of some of them and the sheer amount that is being sent to me, I haven’t made it to the end of any of them. I will try my best to get through them all and review them, but now that university has commenced and I am well and truly swamped with coursework, I cannot promise anything soon.

Thank you for sticking with me through this wall of text. It’s good to be back.


Book Review – All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

23357458My rating: 4.5/5
Genre: Young Adult
Length: 388 pages

Trigger warning: suicide, depression, abuse

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.
Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.
When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the ‘natural wonders’ of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself – a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink. How far will Violet go to save the boy she has come to love?

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