Miniature Books in my Mailbox!

Another HUGE thank you to Abigail R. Cramer! She made these adorable miniature books! Books Mentioned: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Threads of Blue by Abigail R. Cramer

BookCase Club UnBoxing!

Books books books! Who doesn’t love books? Especially surprise ones that come in the mail?

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Avoid Lazy and Boring Writing

The more I read, the more I see lazy writing, and the more it drives me insane! The editor inside is begging to speak these words! So here it is, the ways to avoid lazy writing in a nutshell. I’ve only skimmed the surface of course, so please add in your two cents. But I think avoiding ly adjectives, and more verbs and less description is the way to start. And of course… SHOW, DON’T TELL!

I Wanted to Quit Writing

Please watch the full video!

Banned Books Week!

And so comes the time of year where we remember all the banned books. Censorship at its finest. What do you think of book banning? Good? Bad? And what about the books on that list? Understandable or ridiculous?

Here’s the link to the full article!

What’s in my Mailbox? Books of Course!

I love books and I’m easily persuaded by chocolate. With that said, I enjoyed getting this box in the mail, but enough about me! Let’s learn about Abigail!

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I Can’t Share My Books?

Why yes, I do believe I have a problem. I can’t share my books. I’ve shared books with friends before, and it’s all fine and dandy until one page gets torn.

Summer Book Haul || August 2016

See my vlog of the New England Author Expo!

Say hi to my guinea pigs!

Books Mentioned:
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
Complete This Story
Horizon by Tabitha Lord
Remember to Forget by Ashley Royer
The Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

Back to College Book Haul!

How is it possible I start up college again next week? I’m not mentally prepared for this! As you can see I have ordered my books, though I don’t know what books are for what class. So keep me in your thoughts guys, this semester will be a busy one!

Tips on Surviving College

College is stressful, especially when you’re living in the dorms. It may not have worked out for me, but I’ve to tell the tale and I have words of advice!

  • Have fun decorating your room! Meet your roommate before the semester and form a game plan!
  • Join clubs, sports teams, and go to the events! Life is easier when you have friends!
  • Don’t go to lunch by yourself. Meet up with people from class and those wonderful people you just met at those events and clubs you attend😉
  • Find a study spot. Because sometimes you actually have to get down to business.
  • Bring a bathrobe, trust me on this one.
  • Don’t stay in your room. Go out and meet people!
  • Have lazy days, and take your friends with you!
  • Say hi to your parents! They’ll send you a care package!
  • Take lots of pictures!
  • Have a fish! Or a guinea pig…or three… (check my piggies out on their own YouTube Channel!)


Oh, be sure to check out what my dorm room looked like!

Curious about what my single dorm room looked like?