Posted in Monthly Wrap-Ups

Monthly Wrap-Up: July 2020

Wow, it has been a hot minute since I was last here! I’m sorry for disappearing for so long. Grad school has been way more consuming than I thought. It hasn’t affected my reading, surprisingly, but the thought of sitting down to craft blog posts was just a little too much for my already stressed and anxious self. I am winding down on the end of my second course, and I am finally feeling like I can come up for air a little bit. I’ll talk more about what’s been going on in our world later in the post, but I just wanted to say up top: I’ve missed all of you! I’ve been so busy! I hope not to go this long without blogging again! Continue reading “Monthly Wrap-Up: July 2020”

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Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2020

Hello everyone! This month was a little bit slower for me, and I ended up with a total of 8 books.

I’m going to try to do things slightly differently this year. I am going to keep y’all updated on how my various book challenges are going in each of my monthly wrap-ups.

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Posted in Book Reviews

Book Review: Ready Player One + Interview with Gaming Aficionado

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline ~ 374 pages ~ published 8/16/11 by Crown Publishers

 

Goodreads Synopsis:

In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.

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March Subscription Boxes: OwlCrate and LitJoy Crate

Over the past year or so, I have discovered the absolute joy that is book subscription boxes. I have been an avid OwlCrate fan for a while now, and I decided to try out a lot of different book subscription services this year, and to review each of them. You can check out my post on last month’s OwlCrate here. During the month of March, I decided to add the LitJoy Crate, in addition to my usual OwlCrate. I loved them both, and figured that I would do one giant unboxing post for them both!

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