Book Review: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

Being the fan of Rebecca that I am, I thought I’d check out another one of du Maurier’s books. And this one did not disappoint! While we never see or hear the story’s subject in Rebecca, we get the complete opposite in My Cousin Rachel. Like Rebecca, we see only Rachel from the protagonist’s pointContinue reading “Book Review: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier”

Series Review: Order of Darkness by Philippa Gregory

Changeling Summary: A young woman named Isabel strives to reclaim the birthright of her family estate from her conniving brother. She and her Saracen servant Ishraq embark upon a journey to do so and run into a young novice-in-training, the “changeling” of our story, named Luca and his trusty scribe. They are a part ofContinue reading “Series Review: Order of Darkness by Philippa Gregory”

7 New Christmas/Winter Novels at Deseret Book

It’s always nice to see new books on the shelves of my favorite bookstore…especially during Christmastime! While I love nativity stories and Christmas picture books, it’s neat to see more Christmas or winter-oriented novels…for some reason, they don’t seem to be as common. Let’s check some of them out! 3 New Regency Romance Christmas Anthologies!Continue reading “7 New Christmas/Winter Novels at Deseret Book”

14 Fun Virtual Creative Writing Group Activities

Write a story collaboratively. I recently did this with my group for Halloween and it was a great success! One week before Halloween, we decided to write a ghost story collectively by opening a Google Doc and making a list of who would start the story, who would go second, third, etc. We each couldContinue reading “14 Fun Virtual Creative Writing Group Activities”

October 2020 Reading Blog

Hey guys! For now, doing reading vlogs on Youtube has just taken too much time, so for now I’m going to stick to the simplicity of the Reading Blog. Here are some of the stories/books that I’ve been imaginatively consuming this last month… The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman As a “remedy” for herContinue reading “October 2020 Reading Blog”

Movie Review: Netflix’s “Rebecca”

There were things I liked better in the movie and things I liked better in the book, but overall, I think there was an even judgment on my part between the what the portrayals of the book and the movie did well. For those of you who are not familiar with the classic gothic tale,Continue reading “Movie Review: Netflix’s “Rebecca””

New Story Published! “The Witch of Willow Wood”, published in Fabled Collective’s Women of the Woods Anthology

Earlier this month Fabled Collective published a new spooky anthology centered around women of the woods including witches, wanderers, and other mysterious beings. My story “The Witch of Willow Wood” is included along with 13 other stories involving fairytale spin-offs and original tales about gingerbread houses, bird-like necromancers, and many more tales set in orContinue reading “New Story Published! “The Witch of Willow Wood”, published in Fabled Collective’s Women of the Woods Anthology”

Throwback Thursday: 5 Chilling Stories from Childhood I Still Re-read

Wait Till Helen Comes, by Mary Downing Hahn Wait Til Helen Comes, by Mary Downing Hahn: When I was in my preteens, my mom took us to the library at least once every couple of weeks. Between listening to Harry Potter and Goosebumps on tape, I found myself wandering through the middle school reader “ghostContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: 5 Chilling Stories from Childhood I Still Re-read”

5 Weird Underrated Halloween Movies You Should Watch At Least Once

Some movies just stick with you, even if they don’t have the best cinematography, effects, or even script. Below are some Halloween-related ones that I still watch every year. What underrated Halloween movies are your favorites? Van Helsing (PG-13) I don’t know if it’s the tragic almost-love story, the combination of some of my favoriteContinue reading “5 Weird Underrated Halloween Movies You Should Watch At Least Once”

Book Review: Rebecca (Abridged Version)

I can’t believe it took me this long to finally read this classic gothic tale (one that is so short, yet so captivating), but I’m happy I finally did…especially in time for the Netflix film adaption coming out this month! I would like to delve into the unabridged version eventually…but I hope I won’t beContinue reading “Book Review: Rebecca (Abridged Version)”