Growing Girls: Mini Reviews of "The Way You Make Me Feel" & "Sadie"


Happy February, bookworms! Today, from the notes of my blog mind maps, I am sharing reviews of two books that detail the adventures of two strong young women. Here are my thoughts on Maurene Goo's The Way You Make Me Feel and Courtney Summers's Sadie.

The Four Types of Notebooks I Keep and Why (+ My 2019 Bullet Journal Setup!)


As the first semester of my senior year comes to a close, I have reflected on both the beginning of my 2019 so far and my school experiences. Looking back, I recognized that taking notes actually made my school experience a lot more enjoyable. Though I have never considered myself an artistic person, taking notes satisfied my desire to doodle while ensuring that I developed an extra layer of understanding. Outside of school, my notes and notebooks have offered storage for fleeting ideas and solace in times of need.

In Defense of My School: Why Limits on Student Speech Matter


Words matter. Brashly shouted, carefully constructed, or artfully manipulated, words evoke emotions, persuade populations, and excite action. Words change the world, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse.

Happy New Year! (+ 2018 Recap)


A new chapter begins.

Happy New Year, everyone! For me, 2018 was rough, but I am looking forward to embracing this new year as a stronger individual. I can't quite explain it-- perhaps it's just a passing, first-day excitement-- but I can't help but think that this year will be a great one. Before I look forward, though I took some time to look back at 2018: what I read, what I blogged, and what I experienced.

The 50 Best Books of 2018 (ft. Bloggers, Booktubers, and more!)


The coming new year compels reflection. As we look back on the last year in books, I've invited 50 bookish influencers, including bloggers, booktubers, and even a bookstore, to share the stories that captivated them this year. These are the 50 best books of 2018:


Autumn Extinguished: Fall Recap 2018


“October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces."
- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

 One of my favorite Gatsby quotes attributes rebirth and refreshment to the summer, but for me, especially with the introduction of a new school year, fall promises just as much of a beginning. This fall marks a more definite beginning and end: my final year of high school. In the midst of homework and college applications, projects and extracurricular activities, I have again found a renewed appreciation for my blog and the outlet it has provided me through my high school years. From September to November, here's a recap of my life, bookish and otherwise: