What Annie Read // City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare Published March 24th, 2009 Margaret K. McElderry Books Find On // Amazon // Goodreads // Cassandra Clare Goodreads Synopsis: (the City of Glass synopsis has spoilers, so this is the synopsis of the first book) When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she … Continue reading What Annie Read // City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

An Introvert’s Guide to the Party Scene // Freshman File #6

Freshman Files is a summer-long series in which I’ll discuss the things I wish I’d known exactly a year ago when I was an incoming freshman.  Whether you’re starting college at the end of the summer or are looking for some tips on how to organize or want to know how to pick out good … Continue reading An Introvert’s Guide to the Party Scene // Freshman File #6

Books I Want to Read that Nobody Cares About

As a book reviewer, I've often felt pressure to read popular books.  It makes practical sense why we would want to do this: if we talk about the books that everyone else is reading, we're more likely to get page views.  People are more likely to comment because they'll share the common experience of reading … Continue reading Books I Want to Read that Nobody Cares About

How Was My Beta Reading Process??

I've always been slightly terrified of other people reading my work.  Once I open up my little literary home and let people in, it becomes less mine and more theirs.  I have to talk about the voices in my head and what they say to me; it's a pretty intimate thing, which is why I'm surprised … Continue reading How Was My Beta Reading Process??

My #1 Trick for Making Your Dorm Feel Like Home // Freshman File #5

Freshman Files is a summer-long series in which I’ll discuss the things I wish I’d known exactly a year ago when I was an incoming freshman.  Whether you’re starting college at the end of the summer or are looking for some tips on how to organize or want to know how to pick out good … Continue reading My #1 Trick for Making Your Dorm Feel Like Home // Freshman File #5

July TBR // My Month of Rereads

I'm always torn whether to read new books or reread my old favorites.  I own so many books that I've never read but want to relive my favorite stories and compare how my opinions have changed over time.  This month, I'm solving that problem. For the month of July, I'm exclusively rereading my old favorites, … Continue reading July TBR // My Month of Rereads

Annie Likes July // Posting Every Day in July

The title says it all: every day in July, I'm writing a new blog post. This challenge has been almost a year in the making since I posted (almost) every day of last July.  This year, I wanted to push myself creatively and set this lofty goal for one month and one month only.  How … Continue reading Annie Likes July // Posting Every Day in July

Freshman File #4 // How to Pick Good Shoes for College

Freshman Files is a summer-long series in which I’ll discuss the things I wish I’d known exactly a year ago when I was an incoming freshman.  Whether you’re starting college at the end of the summer or are looking for some tips on how to organize or want to know how to pick out good … Continue reading Freshman File #4 // How to Pick Good Shoes for College

Annie’s Mid-Year Wrap-Up

  I set a pretty lofty goal for myself this year: read 50 books and participate in a 2018 reading challenge to motivate myself to find time to read every day.  I've read 25 books so far, meaning I'm halfway through the year and halfway through the challenge.  That seems like a success to me. This has … Continue reading Annie’s Mid-Year Wrap-Up

What to Watch on Netflix // My Favorite Shows Right Now

I have an eclectic taste in Netflix shows.  I'll watch anything: Gilmore Girls, Stranger Things, Grey's Anatomy, and everything in between.  Subsequently, I'm always searching for new shows to watch, and I'm passing on a little bit of my expertise today by sharing my favorite shows on Netflix right now. Gilmore Girls // This show is … Continue reading What to Watch on Netflix // My Favorite Shows Right Now