How to Properly Caramelize Onions

Hello loyal readers. It is time for yet another of my (soon to be) famous random informational posts! Last time we learned the basics of how to shoot a bow and arrow. Today we will be discussing something even cooler. How to properly caramelize onions. Now, just for the record, I can’t stand onions. They…

Follow the Flow Chart to Find Your Next Book!

Tired of seeing the same old stories recommended on Goodreads? Desperately searching for a refreshing and engrossing novel so that you can be sucked away from boring reality for a day before being rudely thrust back in after the last page has been read, desperate for yet another fix? Well, boy, did I randomly create…

The Very Basics of Archery (How Not To Suck, pt. 1)

Today’s blog post will be on something completely not related to books, because it’s my blog and I can do whatever the hell I want. Namely ARCHERY!!!! Today’s informative post will be on how to shoot a bow like a badass, i.e. how not to do the stupid things you see actors doing in the…

The Reader (Sea of Ink and Gold) Review

  Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin’s been taken, or if…

The Book of Dust

Publication Date: October 19, 2017 Author: Philip Pullman Buy Now from Indiebound   The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman had so much potential. The world he had created decades ago with The Golden Compass was already fully fleshed out. He had a dedicated following of adults and teens who had grown up with his…

The Immortal Rules

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them—the vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself dies…

My Experiences (and Really Bad Advice) on NaNoWriMo

I won my first NaNoWriMo challenge when I was 13 years old. I also won my last NaNoWriMo challenge when I was 13 years old. NaNoWriMo, or National November Writing Month, is a big global fiesta dedicated to getting reluctant or detail obsessed writers out of their ruts and into writing 50,000 words of pure…

An Amazing Indie Read

I’ll be honest; I initially bought this book because one of the main characters shared my name. I really like my name, it’s beautiful, and unique, and I thought, “Gee, I can’t wait to read about this other Annalise and how cool she is.” She was pretty damn cool. Mary Holland’s Bone Road is one…

Queen of Katwe Review

As a non-fiction book set in Uganda, Queen of Katwe is a novel I would never normally have picked up. However, something in the story called to me and, having read the entire book in a matter of hours, I don’t regret that decision in the slightest. Queen of Katwe details the life and experiences…

Congratulations Mother! (You should be paying me for this)

It’s been a while since I last posted. Sadly, I had to take a hiatus from reviewing while I moved into my new accommodations. However, I never stopped reading while away (I’m not sure that’s even possible), and I have a fresh batch of book recommendations and reviews that will BLOW YOUR MIND…or at least…