Overall I really enjoyed this book. It’s about Victoria who has spent her whole life feeling unloved and unlovable. She turns 18 and ages out of the foster system and has to live on her own. Although at first she struggles, it is her love and knowledge of flowers which helps her survive. Continue reading “(63) The Language of Flowers // Bookish Blurb”→
I realized that I’m going to be posting on Christmas day so I thought I would do something a little different and do a little Christmassy post about some of my family’s silly traditions and then I realized that I had this exact idea last year. You can read that post here if you are interested. So instead I guess I’ll talk a bit about how my first Christmas in my own place has been. Continue reading “Christmas // Random Ramblings”→
I was stressing over the fact that I don’t have anything to blog about and then I remembered that I just saw a movie! As in, I went to a movie theater rather than just watching something on my computer.
I went to local movie theater with my dad where a matinee (a word I realize I have no idea how to spell) ticket is $9 (which is cheap btw). It actually was quite appropriate that I saw this movie with my dad given that it is all about family. Family and music.
This book was on my library’s top books of 2017 and I had heard about it elsewhere so i thought I would give it a go. Basically this book is set in historical Russia and is about a girl who can see demons (or spirits depending on who you’re talking to) and Winter’s brother who is escaping from his prison. Continue reading “(62)The Bear and the Nightingale // Bookish Blurb”→
I believe I found this book through the library’s list of top books of 2017. This book is a retelling of the Little House stories but making the mother the main character instead of the daughter. Thus we follow Caroline as she struggles to be a good mother and fallow her husband who is full of wanderlust as they head west. Continue reading “(61) Caroline // Bookish Blurb”→
The Smell of Other Peoples Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
This is a teen book following the lives of a group of teenagers in Alaska mostly set in the 70s. It follows them throughout roughly a year as they struggle with what life throws at them.
This is a very short book and I read it all in one sitting but it is a rather powerful book.
Although this is technically a teen book I don’t think it is just for a teen audience. It deals with deep and complex issues of belonging and family as well as just describing what it is like to be part of a poor community where violence is prominent Continue reading “(60)The Smell of Other People’s Houses // Bookish Blurb”→