Autumn Wrap Up // where i’ve been, what i’ve read, life updates

Hello, friends! It certainly has been a while.

It has now been nearly one year since I declared myself in burn-out mode and discussed my mixed feelings about blogging, but not much has changed since then. I’ve only posted consistently for about two months since that time… I think.

Since my mind is slowly starting to relax a bit, now that I’ve turned in some final exams, I thought it would be good to start my return with a wrap up.

ARC REVIEW ✨ Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Okay, listen. I was under the impression that I was reading this book fast… and you mean to tell me I read it in four weeks? Unacceptable. Time is utterly whooshing right past me.

I had a great time reading this book and I blame the pandemic for slowing my excitement.

When I requested this book, I was very intrigued by the premise. Everyone was saying "Black queer Cinderella takes down the patriarchy" and I was like, absolutely! I’ve always loved to hear about fairytale retellings, but I haven’t gotten around to reading many of them due to my interest in other books. (I'm an extreme mood reader, most of the time!)

But there was something about Cinderella Is Dead that got me hooked.

An Incomplete List of My Favorite (and Least Favorite) Audiobooks 🎧 📚

After making this list, I realized I haven't read nearly enough audiobooks to have any kind of authority on this, but here we are!

Whether you're new to the audiobook scene and are looking for somewhere to start, or you're just wondering about my personal faves, here are some of my favorite audiobooks!

What do literature scholars think of YA, and why?

In the footsteps of many fellow book lovers, I have fallen into the trap of becoming an English Literature major at my university. But I did this because: 1) I like books in general, 2) I want to write books in my future, and 3) there was literally no other choice!