Showing posts from August, 2015

Tackling Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part One

Hello, my lovely readers! So, in a fateful twist of events, I am writing this post two weeks after its intended publication date from a conference room in an apartment building in Nebraska. How's that for unexpected? But let us proceed. We're almost done with the series!
Just a note: this series, while marketed in and popular with the YA market, was originally intended for twenty-to-thirty-something married women with kids (according to Stephenie, the author). And even if the first three books are considered pretty acceptable and fitting for the majority of YA readers, this book is definitely a grown-up book. Marriage, kids, family drama -- the works.

Ashley Madison, Media, and Me

I find all the news and opinions on the recent hack intriguing. As a future journalist, I figured I'd throw my thoughts into the ring.

For those who don't know, the basic story here: a website called was hacked earlier this summer. is a site advertised and known for facilitating marital affairs, but its purpose is just discreet hook-ups. The hackers, who call themselves Impact Team, posted some users' information and some of the website's source code to prove the hack was legitimate. Then they threatened to release the names, addresses, emails, credit card information, and sexual preferences of the 35-40 millions users if the parent company, Avid Life Media, didn't shut the site down completely and immediately. ALM did not post a warning to its users on the site and did not shut the site down. So this week, the hackers made good on their promise and released all the details of all those users on the world wide we…

What do you believe about psychiatry?

Good evening, my lovely readers. Or morning, depending on where you are in the world. I wrote this earlier this week with a plan to post it once the Twilight review series was over, but I think I need to share it now. I'm writing a follow-up post, too; make sure to subscribe so you don't miss it if you're interested.

I'm a writer. And I'm a blogger. As such, I do a lot of reading and a lot of blog-following, because you can't write something until you've read a lot of that something by other people. As often happens when I read book blogs, I ended up following rabbit trails on and off GoodReads one night. Somehow, I ended up reading a lot of reviews of books and a lot of articles about the same topic: the evils and lies of psychiatry.

Tackling Twilight: Eclipse

Hi guys! So I fiiiiinally got this one up. At least it's still the right week, eh?

I don't think I've ever had such conflicting feelings in one book before. This should be interesting.