I honestly think A Very Large Expanse of Sea is the best book I’ve reviewed on my blog so far. It is heart-breaking yet full of hope and forgiveness, and I haven’t felt that in a young adult novel before. It is picturesque and incredibly written, nothing but the best from Mafi. The plot and subject matter is heavy, but important. Let’s get into it!  Going into this book I knew I would love it because I had read Mafi’s other book series, Shatter Me….Continue Reading “A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi”

Process Post 12 In class this week we discussed the idea of community guidelines. Basically filtering your website however you see fit. Maybe it’s your own limitations to what you write in posts, or the comments section. Keeping it as clean as you like. Let’s discuss my community guidelines. In my own life, outside of this website and University, I honestly never swear. I don’t care if people around me swear, but I personally would rather not get into the habit of having to use…Continue Reading “Community Guidelines”

I would say my biggest passion in life is writing. I love to create fictional worlds and characters that have intricate and interesting details, and forming a plot that entices people to keep reading. That is why my goal in life is to become a novelist. I used to say published novelist, but after taking this course, I have learned the different ways of publishing, and now I can see that I am already published, from this website of course. My perspective of the publishing…Continue Reading “What Have I Become? My Online Self-Reflection”

It’s tea time ladies, because My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows and Brodi Ashton, is not all that it’s hyped up to be. This novel is written in the third point of view with chapters from the three main characters.  My Plain Jane has been marketed as a comedic historical fiction retelling of some sorts, following Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë, and Alexander Blackwood. So it sounds super fun and interesting, right? Well, it’s not that it wasn’t fun but it really wasn’t that…Continue Reading “My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton”

Process Post 10/11 Currently, my online social media presence is a mixture of Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Goodreads and this blog. My favourite platform is definitely Instagram, but I scarcely use that for promoting my site. Here’s how I plan on making this book reviewing thing a more transmedia moment.  So first off, I would definitely up my Instagram and Snapchat games. I think a great way to spread and promote one’s self is on Instagram. Using popular hashtags that relate to your website or blog…Continue Reading “Transmedia Channels”

For the last peer review of the course I was given the lovely Makshada. This peer review is focused on the marketing aspect of her website, but I first wanted to just touch upon my thoughts about her site, because spoiler alert, I really like it!  Her website is really nice to look at. She has it laid out in a really easy-to- view way, and has some absolutely gorgeous photos for each post. The theme that she uses, Pet Business, is great and was…Continue Reading “Peer Review 3”

Process Post 9 Nowadays, it is so easy to know who is viewing your site, when they’re viewing your site, on what device they’re viewing your site, and literally anything else you would ever need to know. I wonder how journalists used to know who was reading their articles? I mean obviously people would buy the magazines or newspapers, but they would never really know if it was read or not. That’s one of the coolest, and scariest, things that new technology has created. The…Continue Reading “Google Accessibility”

If you are looking for something cute, powerful, and heartwarming, On the Come Up by Angie Thomas is where you need to look. It deals with so many taboo topics like racism, sexism, police brutality, and the list literally goes on. It’s insane how much Thomas can fit into a 450 page novel, but somehow she does it effortlessly and creates amazing novels like this.  If you are an avid reader on my blog, which by the way you should be, you would remember the…Continue Reading “On the Come Up by Angie Thomas”