Story Time!

So, on Valentine’s Day, I was at an elementary school with some of my classmates, teaching fifth graders introductory Spanish. They’re doing some kind of video project with a Spanish-speaking country, so we were asked to come and teach them a little. It was actually quite a bit more fun than I expected. The first kid…

Current Reads: The Hammer of Thor

It took me far too long to even start this book, and it’s taking me even longer to finish it. There really are a bunch of small reasons for this, but there’s really only one that’s making me reluctant to even pick it up in my spare time: I hate being preached to, and that’s…

TBR Tuesday: The Love Interest, Cale Dietrich

Today, I’ll talk about a book that I’m actually super excited about: The Love Interest, by Cale Dietrich. Summary: There is a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The agents are called Love Interests because getting close to people destined for great power means getting valuable secrets. Caden is a Nice: The boy next door, sculpted to physical…

Folktale Friday: Pygmalion and Galatea

Today, I’m going to talk about Pygmalion and Galatea, one Greek myth with a happy ending. Pygmalion was a famous sculptor on the island of Cyprus, who gave each of his creations a truly lifelike appearance. He was deeply devoted to his art and didn’t really spare a thought to anything else, least of all…

Troublesome Thursday!

Today, it’s “Things I seriously dislike about YA heroines”: 1. Their love triangles Look, even I can appreciate a good romance, but when a love triangle enters, I just know everything’s going to go downhill fast. 99% of the time, the book devolves into a protagonist trying to choose between Love Interests #1 and 2,…

I can’t believe it’s already January 31st. It feel like the New Year was just yesterday. A lot of things have happened. This year, I’m actually trying to stick to my resolutions, and so far, it’s been working pretty well. I’m trying to make newer, better habits, that’ll improve my life in the long run….