There are MANY reasons I review books. I want to remember what i think about a book because I'm so forgetfullike why did i hate or love that book?RANT ABOUT FEELINGSi have a lot of themshare with other people why they should/ should not read something Mainly, I want people to TRUST me. I want… Continue reading Do people think I’m genuine in my reviews? // a discussion
Well uhm hello there!! It is me. Ilsa. I haven't been doing much lately, in terms of being online and interacting with people. What I don't need right now is reassurance, I just need you to understand that my life is a mess, and two, I'm in this weird zone between stressed and laid back… Continue reading an update on my life; autumn, writing, reading and exams.
I'm participating in NaNoWriMo this year and I'm SO excited but pretty scared! Last year was my first time participating in NaNo and it was a pretty GOOD experience considering I managed to write 50k...of trash! But like, I DID IT. I was incredibly proud of myself and I want to do it again this… Continue reading An Introduction to my new WIP – NaNoWriMo incredibly soon + characters, excitement and aesthetics!!
Hello, did you miss me? I mean probably you maybe did! It'd be nice to think people realised I wasn't posting and I'm sure some people missed me...right?! Anyways, the point...I'm back...FOR NOW! I'm using way too many ellipses why have I become a 40-year-old person texting. I've missed recaps and I've missed posting but… Continue reading a recap of a little chunk of my 2018 // it’s finally Autumn 🎃 (oh spooky!), plotting a new WIP + I haven’t done a recap in so long!
When I first started out in the book community, I was determined to like books that everyone else liked. And yes, I'm ashamed to admit, but if I didn't severely hate a book, and it was popular and well-loved, I'd give it 5 or 4 stars. I'd be generous because I would think that I… Continue reading Books I lied about loving because of the hype // I feel guilty but I’m exposing myself so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
*clap clap* hello. It’s me. Being strange. As usual. I don’t why I’m putting full stops everywhere. But I am. So. this post. Life. ha. I want this blog to be more me?? So hopefully this post is like an accurate representation of life and by that I’m just going to be ranting about how… Continue reading i’m tired // a life update on the penguin.
Holy crap, there's less than half of 2018 left, is anyone else in a state of disbelief? Because I sure am!! 2017 was like a few days ago in my head, and suddenly it's soon going to be 2019 and I'm finding it hard to wrap my mind around this. But also after August, I… Continue reading July Whispers // bingeing book series, nothing happened this month but it’s finally my summer break!
If you haven't heard of Caraval in your life, then, where have you been? It was one of the hottest YA releases out there last year and EVERYONE was reading it. Apart from me. I only managed to read a copy this year and finally join in the hype, which had died down a lot,… Continue reading Caraval and Legendary by Stephanie Garber // Are they worth the hype?!
June was literally such an overwhelming month. Some of it was super fun!! Most of it was SUPER tiring!! A lot of it was literally torturing!! And did I mention it was SO tiring? Agh, I'm SO TIRED. I probably should be doing about 9 homeworks right now but honestly, I just need to calm… Continue reading June Whispers // Everything’s fine! Uh, No it’s not actually; a reading slump, procastination, and being an overall exhausted mess™
So I freak out about a loOOoooOoOoooOoot of things. (like a lot) And the fact that it is ALREADY THE MIDDLE OF 2018!! YES!! I AM FREAKING OUT!! All those books I STILL haven't read?? FREAKING OUT. All the bad things I've done this year? FREAKING OUT. That chocolate cake right there? FREAKING OUT. I… Continue reading The Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag // New releases, 2018 = rubbish reading year, and beautiful book covers!