If you haven’t spoken to me in the last, I don’t know, 6 months then you probably don’t know that I am literally obsessed with A Star is Born. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are my all time favourite couple, both on and off stage (we love a scandal), and this movie is actual perfection. I laughed, I smiled, I cried, and I cried again. I actually bought the DVD so I could just have it with me whenever I needed it. Which is all…Continue Reading “Maybe It’s Time Remix”

Process Post #8 How do I use other peoples work in my posts? I have never really thought about it until now, but it is an interesting topic to think about.  Basically, my entire blog revolves around someone else’s work. I mean, I am a book review page. I am literally reviewing someones work for people to read and decide if they want to invest in their work. So I guess without other people, my blog wouldn’t exist. Well, this blog wouldn’t exist. I would…Continue Reading “How do I use Online Sharing?”

Book Release Tuesday: March 5 Last week, The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon was released. A new, awesome feminist fantasy novel with dragons. I was (and still am) super excited about this release, but I didn’t think it deserved it’s own post. This week, 3 exciting books come out that I think a lot of people would enjoy because, surprisingly a lot of people don’t like 800 page high fantasy novels… weird.  The first, and most popular release is Daisy Jones and…Continue Reading “Book Release Tuesday: March 5”

Process Post #7 This week I was peer reviewed by the lovely Lily. She was incredibly sweet and gave me some great feedback! Peer reviews are super fun because I love looking at the great work everyone has done and getting feedback on my blog is always helpful. The biggest piece of feedback that she gave me was to add something that floats my book reviews so it is easier to find them. This was really great feedback and I did my best to add…Continue Reading “A New Design?”

The novel that I just finished reading was The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand. Warning: this book is super sad, I cried at least 3 times, so if that isn’t your style, maybe read a different review.  This book follows Lex and her struggle coming to terms with her brother, Tyler, committing suicide. Yeah… it’s sad. Lex loses her friends and boyfriend because she wasn’t ready to open up about her feelings, and is all alone in this battle because her mother…Continue Reading “The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand”

PEER REVIEW #2 For this round of peer review, I got Lily, a Hong Kong girl on an adventure, according to her tagline. Immediately when I opened up her website, I knew I would come back. It is laid out very well, the cover photo is so interesting and the overall flow is great. She put a lot of effort into this page and it really shows! Digging into the layout and structure, I really have zero problems with it. Her menu is right at…Continue Reading “Lily In Stripes, Blog Review”

Process Post #6 Making this site has been really fun. It has forced me to learn about web design, typography, analytics, and will force me to continue to learn even more. It has given me a great platform to post about reading and writing, two of my passions that will soon be my career. As far as my audience goes, I think I have a very specific audience and it matches exactly for who I have been imagining.  The audience that I have imagined is…Continue Reading “My Target Audience”

Angie Thomas and Freckled Lemonades= A perfect girls night out.  Amanda, Kayla and I went to a book signing in Vancouver for Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give. She is promoting her new novel, On the Come Up and is hitting a lot of cities and towns right now. This event was so much fun, but I had an even more amazing time because I was with two of my best friends! To start out our evening, we went to Red Robin for…Continue Reading “Angie Thomas Book Signing”

Social media has taken over the globe. It connects people from around the world on different platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and the list goes on. How much of these platforms and interactions are democratic? In tackling this question we must first understand what democracy really is. The definition on Google is “control of an organization or group by the majority of its members”, so basically the users have control of social media. Is this really accurate? Do people like Kim Kardashian actually have…Continue Reading “How Democratic is Social Media?”