Pet Peeves in Books

It is hard to make a likable main character.  She or he has to be smart- but not too smart, since stupidity flatters the reader- brave but not foolish, kind but not a pushover, and the slightest bit angsty.  I have read very few books where the protagonist has stood out to me as particularly… Continue reading Pet Peeves in Books

Saying I Love You

I love you.  A declaration of loyalty, affection, and trust; the most powerful words in the world.  Depending on yourself and the people around you, you may hear this statement every day, or almost never. image credit: Ryan Kramer I have never sincerely told anyone I love them, in person.  It's not that I'm not… Continue reading Saying I Love You

The Youtuber Book Controversy

Binge by Tyler Oakley.  The Amazing Book is Not on Fire by Dan Howell and Phil Lester.  The Pointless Book by Alfie Deyes. A new trend has been developing in the past few years: Youtubers writing books. Created by three former Paypal employees in February 2015, Youtube has since then grown from a small video-sharing… Continue reading The Youtuber Book Controversy

I Don’t Have My Life Under Control

I have reached the point in my life where the question, "What are you going to be when you grow up?" becomes more than a vague inquiry.  Teenage-hood is the time when I have to start really focussing on school, consider what university I will attend, and decide what career I will choose. Source: There are… Continue reading I Don’t Have My Life Under Control