Tag: Wild Embers

In Which I Participated in a Readathon and … Passed My Last Exam? The July 2020 Wrap Up!

In Which I Participated in a Readathon and … Passed My Last Exam? The July 2020 Wrap Up!

Posted August 3, 2020 in Checking In // 4 Comments

Here we are everyone, in the first days of August, the summer mostly over.  I guess one of the good things about 2020 is that it’s really flying by.  I didn’t really expect that because … well … we’re all stuck at home.  Or at least, I am!  The United States has honestly been atrocious with handling COVID-19.  There are “guidelines” in place, but only about half the citizens I’ve seen out and about actually follow them.  … It’s so basic y’all! *huff puff* ANYWAY. Still, a lot of positive movement this summer.  Let’s just dig in and I’ll tell you […]

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The Reading Rush 2020: In Review

The Reading Rush 2020: In Review

As I announced a couple weeks ago, despite knowing how busy I am, I decided I needed to participate in The Reading Rush again this summer because I had a lot of fun with it last year and … well?  I just wanted to.  And I’m glad I did, because even though I knew it would be a lot when doubled with my studying and work being busy but… you know?  Sometimes you gotta treat yourself. And I’m glad I did because this is my only major readathon this year (Start On Your Shelfathon is more of a reading challenge) and […]

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Wild Embers by Nikita Gill

Wild Embers by Nikita Gill

Posted July 23, 2020 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  Oh poetry. We have a sordid relationship. I like poetry that awakens my soul and for me, that needs to have very intentional language, formatting, even punctuation.  When it comes to Wild Embers, it wasn’t a good fit for me.  And I find it very difficult to judge poetry in this way, because I know that so many of my opinions are very objective.  Frankly speaking, what works for other readers doesn’t work for me at all.  So here’s what I learned from Wild Embers. First of all, I don’t think I particularly enjoy contemporary poetry.  This book came highly recommended […]

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My Very Ill-Advised But I’m-Doing-The-Readathon-Anyway READING RUSH 2020 TBR!

My Very Ill-Advised But I’m-Doing-The-Readathon-Anyway READING RUSH 2020 TBR!

Hey everyone! I have been so, so light on readathons this year because of EVERYTHING but also because of my limited ability to read frantically due to other responsibilities.  That said, I really still wanted to join in on the Reading Rush because I had a blast with this readathon last year.  So here we are! This is, for the record, the absolute worst time for me to be doing a readathon.  It falls the week before my FINRA 99 exam and I honestly should be hitting the books hard.  With this in mind, I’ve tried to compromise a bit between having […]

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