When I was in my teens and early-mid 20s, Young Adult fantasy was IT for me. Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Guardians of Time, The Midnighters; YA fantasy was my favorite genre for two decades. I also enjoy fairytale retellings, women-led stories, and was excited for diversity of characters – by all metrics, I should have […]
‘American Royals’ review: why do royals complain so much?
My 2020 reading list
My journey from smart home denier to smart home lover
When my tech savvy, programmer friend set up a smart home system in his apartment in early 2017, I thought it was overkill. The type of thing only tech people get excited for, but non-tech people like myself roll their eyes at – like Google Glass. The way my friend described it, home automation was […]
I started a YouTube channel
I want Daenerys Targaryen to lose the Iron Throne: is that bad?
Daenerys Targaryen has been positioned as the Strong Female Character of Game of Thrones – she’s a leader in her own right, she’s sexually independent, she’s confident in her abilities, and she never doubts herself – but while I like Dany well enough and I do root for her, I cannot get behind her quest […]
Top 5 Women of Game of Thrones
Captain Marvel: Super Hero or Super Disappointment?
I went into Captain Marvel not expecting much – the trailers did nothing to generate excitement for me, instead, doing the opposite. I thought it would be rather boring. I left the theatre happily surprised that I enjoyed it more than I thought I would, but unfortunately, not much of that enjoyment was because of Captain Marvel. […]
Atlantis: The Lost Empire and The White Savior
NaNoWriMo 2018: Recap
NaNoWriMo 2018: Day 15
NaNoWriMo 2018: Day 1
Day 1 of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and I’m already behind, of course. My goal of planning my novel so that I can begin NaNoWriMo today has taken a backseat to stressful life situations, which means I am not at all prepared to begin writing. In previous years, I would have completely given up […]