Hi all! I am very sorry to make this first announcement: I'm going on hiatus for two weeks. I have a very busy end of May, what with exams and end-of-year things. You can find me on Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr in the meanwhile. I will be back in June with some very exciting posts, and I hope to take this time to plan out my future moves with this site.
Of course, the blog isn't going anywhere, so you can still scroll through the archives, or for something more recent, take this fun quiz!
In other news, I am beginning to draw up some plans for my school's book club, of which I am a founder and cohead. Generally we don't have high attendance, but I hope to change that next year! Our first read is The Lightning Thief, which should be a fun way to relieve stress. I already have some activities planned... What are some books you would want your book club to read?
Has it been a whole week since I've posted?! I'm so sorry! Exam season is officially here, and I'm going crazy-crazy! I've got a bunch of final projects, but I'm still finding time to read. I finished The Lost Coast last night, by Amy Rose Capetta, who is one of my favorite authors of all time. I've got a review coming up soon, so until then all I'll say is: you need to order this book. It's got everything.
I've also gotten back into writing and journaling lately. Even though my brain is all over the place, I can still find time to make some art, do collage, or some other small creative task. It's a nice break from the mundanity of my life. A few weeks ago I talked about the Women in Tech conference I worked on, and the sample blog I created was for bullet journaling. Below is the header page, with a photo of a spread in my journal--watercolor planets and brush pens for the lettering. Modeled after Pinterest graphics, but still, it makes me happy.
I'm cheating a bit on this one, because I sort of know what happens in Queen of Air and Darkness. The adventures of the Blackthorn family continue, and there's magic and runes and Downworlders. But that's exactly why I chose it. QoAaD came out in December, and I had a countdown timer and was incredibly excited, and yet it's still sitting on my shelf unread. Why?
It's finally spring! I think I've said that 20 times in the past week, but I really mean it. I ate lunch outside today (veggie fajitas, super good), and I'm writing by an open window. It's 73° out and I like it. I think I might try a capsule wardrobe as my project this summer. I only wear a portion of my clothes, so it's probably time I brought them to the front of my wardrobe. Spring has sprung, and with it should come some good changes. Along with the capsule wardrobe, I want to just clean more and live in a neat space, spend more time outside with friends, go biking, and kick my allergies' butt!
Two days ago I saw Indecent at the Huntington. It was amazing. I love theatre, and there's so much history I don't know about, so seeing the story of the production of God of Vengeance was powerful for me. The design choices were very moving, and the acting was phenomenal. I hope someday to work on shows as important as this one.
The summer after senior year is not going as eighteen-year-old Lu Charles expected: after her longtime boyfriend unexpectedly breaks up with her, Lu can’t write a single word, despite the fact that her college scholarship is tied to her columnist job at hip online magazine Misnomer. Then, she meets Cal.
Cal’s ever-practical girlfriend Iris is looking ahead to her first year of college, and her plans do not include a long-distance boyfriend. When Lu learns that Cal and Iris have planned to end their relationship at the end of the summer, she becomes fascinated and decides to chronicle the last months the couple will spend together.
The closer she gets to the couple, the more she likes them, and the more she wants to write about them. The summer unfurls, and Lu discovers what it really means to be in love. On the page, or off it. The book is touching exploration of love and how it shapes us both during a relationship and after it has ended.
Thank you to Netgalley and Inkyard Press for providing me with a copy in exchange for my honest review.
I was intrigued by the premise of this book from the beginning. A teenage romance columnist? Sign me up! Journalism is fascinating, especially with the rise of online magazines and publications open to submissions from all over the world.
Overall, I would give Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak 3/5 stars. While it had many pros, the cons were recurring problems.
Hey, I'm Shreya! I love to read, write, travel, and drink coffee.