Books

The Dark Vault by Victoria Schwab – Book Review

Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive. The Dark Vault is a bind-up of The Archived and The Unbound, the first two books in Victoria Schwab's The Archived series. After reading The Archived earlier… Continue reading The Dark Vault by Victoria Schwab – Book Review

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Lifestyle, personal

The scientist’s brain and the artist’s heart

I used to think I was a scientist: all logic, and reasoning, good grades and smart choices. Now, I'm starting to think I might be an artist after all.

Lifestyle, personal

New Year’s Goals for Exploration

As you'll know if you've been following my blog for a while, each year I set myself goals. These goals usually relate to my personal life, writing, work, and health, and are usually tied together by a common theme. This year's theme is exploration. I spent a lot of last year trying to find my… Continue reading New Year’s Goals for Exploration

Geek Culture, Lifestyle, me, personal

A look back at my highlights of 2018

Since it's getting towards the end of the year, it's time to look back on some of my personal highlights of 2018.

Books

Top 10 Books I’ve Read in 2018

I've read so many great books this year, and I know I shouldn't have favourites amongst my babies, but of course, I do. These are my top 10 books I read this year. 10. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven A heartbreaking young adult read. 9.┬áSong of Achilles by Madeline Miller It's not often… Continue reading Top 10 Books I’ve Read in 2018

Lifestyle, me, personal

New job, new mindset, new blogging habits: a life update

It's been a while, blog. But I'm here to talk about where I've been for the last year, and about where I'm at now, including my new job, my new mindset, and the new blogging habits I'm hoping to make.

Geek Culture, Lifestyle, me, personal

The making of a nerd (or how Dungeons and Dragons changed my life)

In my heart, I've always been a nerd. But it's not been easy, and I've not always known it. In fact, there have been times when I wished I wasn't, when I hid who I was. The world can make it hard to be different, and I wanted to share with you a story of… Continue reading The making of a nerd (or how Dungeons and Dragons changed my life)

Books, Geek Culture, Television

My All-Time Top 5 Fictional Characters

It's been a little while since I last wrote a blog post, and honestly, I miss it, but find it so hard to find the time lately. So I thought I'd ease myself in to writing again with a little list. Here are my top 5 fictional characters of all time, the ones who have… Continue reading My All-Time Top 5 Fictional Characters

Books

‘Vengeful’ by V. E. Schwab: Book Review

I managed to get my hands on an advanced copy of V. E. Schwab's 'Vengeful', and boy, did I love where this story went. This review contains spoilers for the first book in the Villains series, 'Vicious', but will be spoiler-free for Vengeful itself.

Gaming

4 Tips for Finding Time for Gaming

As it turns out, real life can get in the way of a gaming habit.
I talk about my struggle to find time for gaming, and offer some tips for those in a similar situation.