Totally-Didn’t-Happen “TBR” 2.0

GUESS WHO’S BACK?????

Me. I am. Free from the chains and chokehold of academia to succumb to my baser bookish desires for the next 2.5 months! Though also, if y’all don’t trust me to be consistent here AGAIN, I don’t blame you. But hey, I’m a-working on it.

Aaaaaanyway, considering I not only didn’t read for a solid four months of school but I also hadn’t posted for the first 1.5 months I’ve been off for (the real world sucks, guys. Stay far far away.) I thought I’d do another shame-filled lament of everything I wanted to try but didn’t. It kinda does the double duty of what I want to read for the coming months anyway, so we’ve got a legit TBR and some teary-eyed self-deprecation all in one!

If school has taught me anything, it’s multitasking 😉 Continue reading

Velveteen

Velveteen by Daniel Marks

Damnnnn this was intense.13414964.jpg I don’t mean in like the Throne of Glass suspense-intense or the Thirteen Reasons Why kind of intense (that’s on a whole other level) but the dark, tortured, demented kind of intense.

Disclaimer: I love dark, tortured, and demented.

Okay so Velveteen in sixteen when she’s kidnapped and murdered by serial killer Bonesaw (he grated her skin. Like woah) and sent to purgatory. Purgatory is kind of this limbo area where souls go until they overcome or achieve some unknown something and pass on to the pearly gates of heaven or Hell’s inferno (do NOT even start with the whole ‘Hell is cold thing.’ Don’t you dare). Given the whole good = white (Heaven) and bad = dark (so Hell) thing, it’s unsurprising that Velvet’s purgatory is completely and utterly gray (gray like the dead people’s ashes they cover themselves with–intense yet?). Continue reading