Hi everyone! I know I've been MIA recently but I have exciting news. I have finally finished my thesis, so now I should have way more time to read and review books for fun (rather than reading a bunch of philosophy articles haha). On the topic of reviewing books, I'd like to announce that I… Continue reading Statement on Simon & Schuster
Hello and welcome back to Monika tries to diversify her reading list! Something else that I want to be cognizant of, especially when it comes to reading Black authors, is that I don't only read books about slavery or anti-racism. I think those books have a lot of important and should all be read, but… Continue reading Diversifying my Bookshelf: Black Authors
With everything that has been going on in the United States and essentially the world (aka. the calling out of racism both in police brutality, systemic structures and our everyday lives) I thought that it would be a good idea to try to actively learn more about how I can combat racism in my life.… Continue reading Diversifying my Bookshelf: Indigenous Authors
It's been a while since I've posted so I figured that I owed everyone a little explanation as to where I've been (hint: I haven't actually left my apartment that much, but my brain has been in outer space!). Since COVID-19 started my life has been thrown off a bit like a lot of people.… Continue reading Where have I been!
In keeping with our spooky theme, I wanted to talk about a show that I loved dearly this past year - and I think a lot of other people did too. Yup, as you can tell from the title, I mean the Haunting of Hill House. Now, I know I'm not the first person to… Continue reading The Haunting of Hill House & Me
Wow where did August go?? It's literally the 20th and I feel like I haven't done anything this summer. That's an over exaggeration - I've done a boat load. But everything seems to flit away when I try to think of all I did haha. Big things? I'm going into my final year of my… Continue reading Blog Log #5!
Hello hello! Welcome to more than halfway through February! What a month and a half it's been. Despite being really busy with school and my new commitments, I somehow managed to do quite a bit of reading. Of course, I'm still hacking away at London (I'm honestly just impressed that I'm almost halfway through it)… Continue reading Reading update!
Ok so I meant to post this about a month ago but apparently my computer didn’t save what I had written (which is so sad because I had basically written another novel about how much I love this novel). But that might be a good thing because now I’ll only take maybe 1000000 words? (I… Continue reading Can we talk about Crooked Kingdom for a minute?
Hello and happy Sunday! I hope your weekend has been good so far. I feel like in some ways I’ve been very productive while in others I’ve totally slacked. For instance, I had been planning on posting on Friday night, and yet here we are two days later. Good reason for not posting an Instagram… Continue reading Blog Log #1
Hello! Welcome to the alternate universe where I actually keep to my posting schedule! This is really incredible for me haha. Next up is making my instagram schedule more constant. When I was trying to think up what to write about, I think I subconsciously decided to pick one of the most controversial topics out… Continue reading Ships Ahoy!
So, some of you might’ve noticed that I haven’t been active… for like, 3 months. This coming from someone who wanted to post twice a week, which admittedly didn’t happen, even at the beginning. Oh, how the somewhat mighty have fallen. But, something that I tell myself whenever I start beating myself up over something… Continue reading My Struggles with being Words, Pages, Books
Hello everyone and welcome to SUMMER! It’s getting nice enough here that I can wear cute clothing and read outside. Reading outside always reminds me of when I was younger - we used to go on family trips and I would bring 4 or 5 books and just read constantly. That really annoyed my brother… Continue reading Childhood Favourites