Book Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone is the first of three books in the Grisha Series by Leigh Bardugo. Set in a fictional world heavily influenced by Russian culture (Leigh Bardugo dubbed her genre "Tsarpunk", squee!), the story follows Alina, an orphan and mapmaker for the First Army, who is discovered to be a Sun Summoner: a rare … Continue reading Book Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale

Recently, I joined a book club run by one of my best friends which focuses on promoting critical thinking, especially in terms of the political and social issues of today. The book club is called Books for the Resistance. We kicked-off the book club with a classic: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Published in … Continue reading Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale

And Now For Something Completely Different…ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lips Review

"And now for something completely different..." - John Cleese, Monty Python This series of blog posts is for posts that don't really match the rest of my blog (i.e. they aren't related to writing, reading, steampunk, etc) but that I wanted to post anyway. In this edition, I'll be reviewing the new ColourPop Ultra Glossy … Continue reading And Now For Something Completely Different…ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lips Review