Spirit Names

A couple of years ago, my mom and I went to a faith healer in the Caribbean and he gave me my spirit name, Ayodele.   Being of African decent (like some long,long time ago my great-grandmother on my mother’s side was Creole) and heavily connected to the idea of spirituality, seeking a faith healer…

Library at Mount Char

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! On my day off from the world, I finished this beauty. This book messed with me in the most fantastic way! I don’t throw superlatives around lightly, but this book earned it. I’ve been attempting to write my review for this for literally 2 months now and between its…

Dark Inside (Dark Inside #1)

A brief synopsis of Dark Inside: Something something survival something humanity is bad blah blah blah darkness and death and an evil something psycho killers. Here’s the thing about me and horror: it’s not so much the content as the source that bothers me. Which is not to say I’m not terrified by scary things, because…

Fellside

I didn’t enjoy Fellside as much as I enjoyed the Girl with all the Gifts, largely because my expectations got in the way.   A couple hundred pages in and I was painfully reminded of Orange is the New Black, which, I hate, hate, hate LOATHE ENTIRELY.  Before Alex came back into the fold, I…

Hellloooooo????

I know, I know! Where the hell have I been? Well, I’ve been busy traveling….and studying and working and all those other boring little real world things. In fact, I’m supposed to be studying for my Advanced Rudiments exam at this very moment. Instead, I chose to spend 3 hours on a blog post that will…

Mama Knows Best…

Most of the stupidest things I have ever done in my life have been in the winter- particularly January and February. I like to call it New-Year-New-Me syndrome, a skin-deep aftereffect from a time- not that long ago, might I add- when I was conditioned to believe this time of year meant something. When I…

This is Not a Test/Please Remain Calm

This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers isn’t a zombie book so much as a zombie-framing device used to explore the difficulties of making yourself vulnerable in front of someone- of communication pitfalls and the numbing effects of trauma. There are people that believe trauma builds character. Case and point for Hold Still by Nina…