Book Review: Nevermoore and Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend

Book Review: Nevermoore and Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend


Nevermoor Series

Book 1: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Book 2: Wundersmith The Calling of Morrigan Crow


Nevermoor is a magical world that immediately hooked me from the first few pages. We are introduced to a young girl named Morrigan Crow; a cursed child that is blamed for EVERY SINGLE thing that goes wrong in her community. Her immediate family treats her atrociously. Cursed children are meant to die on their eleventh birthday and as Morrigan approaches her eleventh birthday, her family seems to just be tolerating her until her death. Morrigan wants to be normal, she wants to be loved, she wants to be seen. Morrigan lives a very unhappy life, and when a mysterious man named Jupiter North comes to whisk Morrigan away; she takes him up on his offer. Jupiter lets Morrigan in on a secret, that the magical world of Nevermoor will allow her to escape the curse. She really has no reason to decline his offer. Furthermore, Jupiter presents her with an opportunity to join an elite society called the Wonderous Society. She is advised that she will have to face trials that are difficult and dangerous, but Morrigan longs for the promise of a family dynamic when apart of this society. She is willing to do whatever it takes. 

Rory Gilmore Reading List (How many books have I read on this list?)

Rory Gilmore Reading List



One thing that readers may not know about me is that I’m a huge Gilmore Girls fan. To this day, if I want to watch something comforting I turn on Gilmore Girls. I purchased all the box sets but now I watch them on Netflix. I literally grew up alongside Rory. I watched Rory Gilmore struggle with school expectations, I watched her navigate social relationships and I adored her love of books. When the show was on the WB station, they had a list of Rory reading recommendations and I would scan this list. I thought it would be fun to search for her list and see how many books I’ve read. In total, I’ve read 72 books. This list can be found here, if you’re interested. This is available as a free printout. 



New Routines and Check-in



I've officially been working from home for over 10 weeks. The first few weeks were stressful, I didn't think I could do it while parenting all day and now I've settled in. Honestly, I would be fine working from home indefinitely. I really do enjoy it, and I'm quite surprised. It's still stressful with me having my son at home but it works. We homeschool in the evenings, and we do our best. Somedays homeschool doesn't happen and that's okay too.

Life Update - Check In

Life Update - Check In

It's been a while, life changed pretty quickly and I had to figure out this new normal. Our schools closed March 13th and I've been working from home since. I had brought my laptop home on the 12th to test out my VPN and the 13th I texted my manager to ask if she wanted me to take the time off or work from home. At first, I was VERY overwhelmed and didn't know if I could settle into working from home while having my son with me. I work in telecommunications and as you can imagine, we had an influx of demands. I was pretty stressed out those first few weeks, I will admit. Most businesses were closed shortly after schools closed and my husband was laid off, we had to work through unemployment while so many others were also applying. My husband was called back to work two weeks after as an essential worker. His company is now working with minimal staff. So that's where we are currently regarding work. 

Book Review: The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley (A Pregnant Wife On Life Support. A Families Decision On What To Do.)




Book Review: The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley  (A Pregnant Wife On Life Support. A Families Decision On What To Do.)




Matt and Elle grew up together and fell in love as teenagers. It took them a while to find their way back to each other but they found their way back, married and hoped to start a family. After a series of miscarriages and a stillbirth, Matt told Elle they would no longer try. When he was called into the emergency room because Elle had an accident, he wasn’t expecting to see her on life support and declared brain dead. Elle was adamant that she not be kept alive by machines. She watched her mother suffer from cancer and vowed not to have the same circumstance. Matt knew he had to make a decision, and his decision was made until he found out she was pregnant. If he kept her on life support, the baby had a chance to live. His mother loved Elle like a daughter and couldn’t support Matt on his decision. She threatens to take him to court and fight to take Elle off life support.

Book Review: Bone and Bread by Saleema Nawaz (5 Star Rating)

Book Review: Bone and Bread by Saleema Nawaz (5 Star Rating)

Sisters, Beena and Sadhana grew up in a loving home with parents of different cultural backgrounds. Their mother was born in North America and travelled the world, she was very much a free spirit while their father came from a conservative family in India. Their father owned and operated a bagel shop in Montreal, while their Uncle managed the day to day tasks. When their father suddenly passes away, the three of them are left to grieve and learn to cope. A few short years later, their mother tragically passes away and the teenage girls are suddenly orphaned and left under the guardianship of their strict, single Uncle.  The family never approved of their mother and Beena and Sadhana had no other relatives they knew nearby. Tragedy and grief seemed to always be around the corner for these sisters. Beena unexpectedly becomes pregnant at sixteen and Sadhana develops anorexia.

February Month In Review (Snowfall, Life Lessons, Vet Visit, Wet'suwet'en Strong, Racism in Canada)

February Month In Review (Snowfall, Life Lessons, Vet Visit, Wet'suwet'en Strong, Racism in Canada)

I was thinking about writing my month in review. and I didn't think I had anything to say. I opened my weekly planner that I use for quick daily journaling and I realized that February was filled with a lot more that I remembered.  This is why I started daily journaling, I love jotting down snippets of my thoughts throughout the week.

We started out February with 45 cm of snow and my city really dragged their feet in removing it. It made walking to school pretty difficult, and parking was a mess. I'm at the point where I want winter to finish up. I know we don't have that many weeks left, but I'm just over it.

Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (What happens when a pandemic hits North America?)



Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (What happens when a pandemic hits North America?)



Station Eleven is a post-apocalyptic book, and the story starts out really strong and believable. Jeevan Chaudhary attends a play featuring, a famous actor named Arthur Leander. During the middle of the play, Arthur has a heart attack and dies. Jeevan leaves the theatre and heads home, and then he receives a phone call from his friend that he needs to get out of town, fast.  A plague has hit North America and within hours, those who are symptomatic are dead. Station Eleven tells the story of Arthur, Jeevan and a group of actors who roam around the ruins of this post-apocalyptic world.

Book Review: As Long as the Rivers Flow by James Bartleman (Indigenous Author)

Book Review: As Long as the Rivers Flow by James Bartleman (Indigenous Author)



At the age of six years old, Martha boarded a floatplane all alone and left for the residential school. Frightened and traumatized by the floatplane, her journey was just beginning, her screams were heard by no one. The moment she arrives at the residential school- sincere affection would no longer be shown to her. Children were to obey. Her language was no longer to be spoken or severe consequences would ensue. Stripped of all her clothes, she was showered by the nuns and sprayed with lice powder. Martha was to assimilate, and she would have no say in the matter. She soon began to understand that she was powerless. When the priest took a liking to Martha, she was summoned by the nuns and forced to visit the priest for her “special lessons.” This continued until Martha became a teenager, and he lost interest.  Martha would attend residential school for ten years. Over the course of her education, Martha had moments of laughter and joy,  and she forgave the nuns when she realized that they were victims too, doing what they were told and taught not to question their chain of command. In her final years of school, Martha appeared calm and resigned. She returned home and would be scolded for not trying to hang on to her language. Years of estrangement would take a toll on mother and daughter and Martha had a lot of resentment for her mother who refused to hear her stories.  Her father had passed on, and he remained a memory. Martha left school with a high school education, and emotional wounds so deep they would never fully heal. When the school closed its doors for good, the trauma had already been done. 

Book Review: Seven Fallen Feathers Racism, Death and Hard Truths In A Northern City (Indigenous Author) Non Fiction

Book Review: Seven Fallen Feathers Racism, Death and Hard Truths In A Northern City (Indigenous Author) Non Fiction




The month that I read this book, I had to take it slow. Seven Fallen Feather by Tanya Talaga., hurt my heart. As an indigenous woman, and a mother this was difficult to read. 

Over the course of 11 years (2000-2011) seven indigenous teenagers were found dead, 5 of those were found in the river. This happened in Thunder Bay, Ontario while these children were attending high school, hundreds of miles away from their families. Living in remote communities, these children were forced to leave their homes if they wanted a chance to finish their high school education. Beyond the eighth grade, these children need to leave home because their communities don't have schools set up to educate them. Why? the funding isn't there. Can you imagine sending your child away from home at such a young age? These young teenagers are vulnerable, in many cases living with strangers, and the system failed them.

Book Review: Motorcycles and Sweetgrass by Drew Hayden Taylor (Indigenous Author)

Book Review: Motorcycles and Sweetgrass by Drew Hayden Taylor (Indigenous Author)


35-year-old Maggie is recently widowed, her mother has just passed, and her teenage son is becoming increasingly distant. Virgil is still struggling with his father’s death and the fact that his mother is never home. Maggie took on the responsibilities of becoming the Chief of Otter Lake when her husband passed. She has held the position of Chief for three years now, her husband was the previous chief and she felt that she needed to finish what he started. Maggie didn’t realize how taxing this role would be, the people she governed were always around, and never fearing to voice their opinions of what needs to be done. Upon Lillian’s death, John, a white man, riding a vintage Indian Chief motorcycle came to town to say goodbye. No one knows their history, but everyone is curious about him. Virgil happened to be peaking into his grandmother’s window when he noticed the two of them kissing passionately. Virgil was shocked and told no one. Since Lillian has passed, John has stuck around, and Maggie has been spending more and more time with him. Virgil is suspicious of John, he knows that there is more to him and worries about his mother, he decides to enlist the help of his Uncle.

Weekly Recap: Life, Indigenous Racism is still alive, Knowledge is power, Wet'suweten strong

Weekly Recap: Life, Indigenous Racism is still alive, Knowledge is power, Wet'suweten strong

It's Friday, and I have another weekly recap. We started the week with my son having a cold, and we're ending it with my husband and I also sick. Things they don't tell you when you have a child, you ALL get sick. My son also lost his second front tooth and it's cute to see him without them. I did change the domain name on this blog, I really wanted to open it up to who I am as a person. The domain littlecornerofmine is about this blog being my little corner on the internet. I can share what's on my mind, I can share reviews and I can try to provide some insight into Indigenous issues.

Dollar Tea Club 3 Samples for 1$ February Haul (Explorer Subscription)

Dollar Tea Club 3 Samples for 1$ February Haul (Explorer Subscription)

Are you a loose leaf tea person? I am and this is my second month subscribing to The Dollar Tea Club. I have the smallest package, they do have different size subscriptions. The Explorer has 3 sample packages and it costs 1$ plus shipping. It normally costs me 5.50$ and each pack does give you a few large size cups of tea. This month I received Love AcTeally, a black tea. Ruby Red Apple, an herbal tea and Long Island Strawberry, a green tea. I really like these sample packs but I do wish they allowed you to seal them again. I haven't tried all of these yet, but they do sound like flavours I would enjoy.

Three Indigenous On Deck Books (Native American Reads)

Three Indigenous On Deck Books (Native American Reads)

When I was in grade 2 or 3, I had a student-teacher who took an interest in me. I was the child who adored school and adored books. I told her I was Mi'kmaw and she came to school one day with a picture book that had a Native American girl in it, and I remember how excited I was to have a book with that had someone like me. I was always the only "Indian" in the class, and I didn't know much about my culture growing up in the city. I just knew I was Mik'maw and no one else identify as Indian. I can still remember bringing this book home and showing my parents. It wasn't until post-secondary education that I had access to more Native American authors. I love seeking out Indigenous authors because I can honestly tell you that I always learn something new in each book that I read. When you study a particular time and place, you don't get the 'feel' just the particulars. When you read books, fiction or nonfiction you're transported to the time and place and you can really feel the surroundings. Today, I want to bring you three Indigenous reads that are on my "on deck" reading pile.

Book Review: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Book Review: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother seem to live in a world of luxury in Nigeria.  Their father, a self-made man found Catholicism and devoted his life to the religion. He’s a wealthy man, but in actuality, he is a religious fanatic who shelters and controls his families every move. Kambili and Jaja have their daily lives scheduled for them, and they must never deviate from his plan. When political unrest sends Nigeria into a military coup, the family is threatened and their father sends them to live with his sister who lives a very different life. 

Cheekbone Beauty : Pink Pop Liquid Lipstick Trio and the Women Behind the Shade Names

Cheekbone Beauty : Pink Pop Liquid Lipstick Trio and the Women Behind the Shade Names
Cheekbone Beauty recently launched three new liquid lipstick shades, and while I love discovering the new shade selection I enjoy the announcement of the shade names just as much, if not more. That might sound strange; shade names are shade names but Cheekbone names each shade after a strong Indigenous woman. The end goal is to empower Indigenous youth. The lipstick collection is aptly named 'The Warrior Collection' and has a total of 17 shades. This brand is founded on the idea that we can all make a difference. We have such amazing women in our culture, it's really humbling to see all that our warriors have achieved. The newest trio of lipsticks is the Pink Pop Warrior Women. Full disclosure, I am apart of the brand ambassador program. I do not receive a commission from sales, but I do receive products to help promote the brand. I've loved Cheekbone Beauty long before I became an ambassador.

Weekly Recap: Grief, Morning Walks, Wet'suweten Strong

Weekly Recap: Grief, Morning Walks, Wet'suweten Strong


Friday has come again. I had a good week overall, but I have been struggling with knowing that March will be two years without my Mom. She was hospitalized in February and those dates keep swirling around in my head. I don't want to write too much about that here because I have been journaling and I will write a more dedicated post about grief pretty soon. I've been feeling really distant from my extended family and that's been hard. I'm not good about reaching out and I don't have many people in Montreal. My inlaws are supposed to visit in March, I think that will help.

I've been watching the Wet'suweten protests and it breaks my heart that Canada is still here. They still call in militarized RCMP when Indigenous people protest. The government calls for the Rule of Law, but the Rule of Law doesn't apply equally to us. The Rule of Law also allowed it to be illegal for Indigenous people to hire lawyers until 1951. Rule of Law has allowed them to break treaties over and over again. The Wet'suweten people are not a conquered people, they have not given up rights to their land. The Wet'suweten hereditary chiefs offered an alternate route for this pipeline to proceed, and it was denied. Now railways are being blocked and many people caught in the middle. For a government that promised to build relationships with reconciliation, it has time and time again proved that to be a lie. If you want to read an interesting article you can read "A Pipeline Offers a stark reminder of Canada's Ongoing Colonialist" by Alicia Elliot. I'm thinking of writing more education posts when it comes to Indigenous people in Canada. I think education is key, and we've been negatively portrayed for generations.

How To Read More (Deep Focus Reading, On Deck Pile, Tracking Your Reading, ASMR)

How To Read More (Deep Focus Reading, On Deck Pile, Tracking Your Reading, ASMR)

I'm a working mom, and I've lived in a world of books for as long as I can remember. Books have always been my form of entertainment and it's my form of self-care. When I know I'm reading and I'm finishing books at a pace that I'm comfortable with, I know I'm taking time for myself. If I look back at my yearly reading totals, I can tell you why my reading slowed down in certain years, it usually coincides with a huge life event. When I was newly grieving the loss of my mother, books helped to pull me out of the depths of grief and give me something else to think about. Books are comforting to me. If you're already a reader; these tips might be an added addition to your routine. If you're looking to find a new hobby, these might help to set you up for success.

Double Book Review: The Secret Daughter and The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Double Book Review: The Secret Daughter and The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda


Today, I'm bringing you two book reviews from books that I read quite a few years ago. The first is Secret Daughter, a debut novel as well as The Golden Son by author Shilpi Somaya Gowda. Both of these were 5 star reads for me, and I had previously reviewed them on my book blog. I decided to rewrite the posts and bring you a double review. Often we see new releases being reviewed, but you don't see that many backlist titles being reintroduced to readers. I have years of old blog posts, I'd like to work on and freshen up and I'll probably work on posting some of my favourite books I read.

Book Review: Open Book by Jessica Simpson



Book Review: Open Book by Jessica Simpson





As this book was about to release, I Googled the year Newlyweds was released and I calculated how old I was at the time; I was 18 years old and I closely followed Jessica Simpson for years before the show aired. So, it's safe to say I've been a longtime fan of hers. I remember reading her blog on her website many moons ago. Throughout her career, Jessica Simpson has been the butt of many jokes, and often you'll see her laughing along but for the first time, her audience can really get a sense of what was going on in her life. On the audiobook, you'll hear Jessica cry and laugh along. Within the first chapter, Jessica mentions she "know[s] there are people who think [she] can't string two thoughts together, let alone sentences" and to me, this sentence really sets the tone for her to open up and tell her side of the story, in her own words. If you've been a fan, you'll want to pick up "Open Book," it far surpassed my expectations.

Month in Review: January 2020


Month in Review: January 2020


January was back to work, back to school, back to extracurriculars,  back to our regular routine. I was a bit hesitant about the "back to school" because my son was showing some signs on anxiousness before the break, and it did show up again a few weeks into the month. I decided not to wait, and I reached out to his teacher. She was quite surprised by what I had to say, she didn't realize that my son doesn't do well with change, that he likes to attach to people who he feels comfortable with, and it was a very productive meeting. Once he felt like he was heard, and that we were going to work with him, we started to see improvement pretty quickly.

Monthly Lifestyle Favorites (Tea Hippie, Davids Tea, Airpods, Manitobah Mukluks, Amazon Kindle)

Monthly Lifestyle Favorites (Tea Hippie, Davids Tea, Airpods, Manitobah Mukluks, Amazon Kindle)

Am I the only one who felt like January flew by? I kept seeing posts about January feeling so long and drawn out, and I didn't feel that way at all. I guess that's a good thing. I'm not a fan of winter, but I do like slowing down, staying home and enjoying the coziness of home. In an attempt to include more lifestyle content, I want to start posting my monthly favourites. I've been including more book content and I'm working to expand this blog. I want this to be my creative space, my corner of the internet and I want to keep it open and fun. I hope these changes are positive. I'm excited about the possibilities. Let's get into the favourites!

Tea Hippie Butter Beer, and David's Tea Nordic Mugs

A pot of tea is essential to my morning routine. I make a pot, pour a mug of tea and fill up my thermos for work. This month I've been on a hunt to find new loose teas. I found a Canadian shop on Etsy called Tea Hippie and they had really interesting blends. I immediately saw some Harry Potter inspired blends and I couldn't wait to try Butter Beer. This is a black tea (my favourite) that includes; almonds, coriander, red peppercorns and natural flavouring. It's really good and I can see myself ordering more from this shop. I've also been enjoying some new Nordic Mugs from David's Tea. Honestly, I have about 15 of these mugs and they are just perfect. I love the shape, size and the designs. This particular cat mug is colour changing. When you add water, stars show up. So cute!

Book Review: One Native Life by Richard Wagamese (Indigenous Author)

Book Review: One Native Life by Richard Wagamese



One Native Life sat on my shelf for years, and it's one I wish I would have picked up sooner. It’s really hard to even review this one because it was such a personal read for me. Richard Wagamese passed away in 2017, he was an Ojibway man and a master storyteller. I previously read Indian Horse and loved it as well but this book REALLY SPOKE to me. It made me reflect on my life in so many ways and made me understand that I wasn’t the only one who struggled with what it meant to be Native. Many Indigenous people struggle with identity and what it means to be Native when you're so disconnected from your culture.

Review: Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez




Review: Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez




I'm always on the lookout for Canadian fiction, and having this book titled "Scarborough" really drew me in. Scarborough is a diverse city, east of Toronto. As a Montrealer, it's not that far away from me. Like many inner-city communities, Scarborough has it's a fair share of people living in poverty, and crime. Scarborough tells a narrative through many voices. We have the adults and the children's view which really adds to the storyline. Victor is a black artist, harassed by the police. Hina, a Muslim School worker who tries her best to help the children and families. Wimsum, a West Indian restaurant owner who's struggling with the day to day. Then we have three children who have to rise above a system that doesn't help them succeed. Silvie and Bing are best friends, Silvie is Native and living with her family in a shelter. Bing, an intelligent gay Filipino boy who has a father dealing with mental illness. Laura, a white girl who's parents have a history of neglect. Her father doesn't know where her next meal is coming from. This is a book that will open your eyes and break your heart.

BH Cosmetics Zodiac Palette Review and Swatches

BH Cosmetics Zodiac Palette Review and Swatches

A makeup review? Oh, it's been a while... Yes, it has. I've really slowed down on my makeup and skincare purchases. I really started getting tired of always feeling like I was testing and reviewing makeup, I kept feeling like I was always onto the next product. I didn't feel like I was able to appreciate what I already had. When I started slowing down my purchases, and not paying so much attention to the newest product launched I started feeling much more content with my collection. I am one person, with one face and I don't need to constantly be purchasing new makeup. At the same time, I decided to branch out more with my blog posts. Now, that I've explained that a bit, I'll get into the palette review.

Book Review From The Ashes by Jesse Thistle (Indigenous Reads, Metis, Canada Reads 2020, Memoir, Resilience)

Book Review From The Ashes by Jesse Thistle (Indigenous Reads, Metis, Canada Reads 2020, Memoir, Resilience)

There are some books that you pick up, and read and when you're done you're done. This is not that book; From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle will be a story that stays with you. It will break your heart in many ways, it will be frustrating to be a bystander reading the accounts, and it will be uplifting to see such resilience in a family that had so much going against them. We begin the memoir with Jesse as a young child living with parents who will soon abandon him and his two brothers. Three boys caught in a world that quickly spirals out of control; a brief period in the foster care system, a life with tough-love and eventually each boy chooses their own path. Unfortunately, Jesse finds himself on the street and incarcerated for petty theft. As a reader, it's tough to read because just when you think Jesse has had to hit rock bottom, he doesn't and you have to keep following him along on his journey.

Weekly Recap; My current read, Morning routine and listening to your child.


Weekly Recap; My current read, Morning routine and listening to your child.


It's that time again, Friday afternoon and the weekend is coming soon. I want to start having more personal content on this blog and I'm thinking about weekly check-ins. I want to work on more free form writing and getting my thoughts put down in writing. I think weekly and/or bi-weekly check-ins would work. Let me first say; Montreal weather is COLD. As my son and I were walking to school this morning my legs started hurting and I realized it was much colder than I expected. I checked my weather app and it was showing "feels like -28 degrees Celcius.) I was not ready for that. Saturday is supposed to be cold and snowy, and I don't plan to do too much. This winter I've really been enjoying staying home and taking it easy as much as possible.

The Tea Club | Dollar Tea Club Review and Referral Code (US and Canada Subscription) 1$ for 3 Samples

The Tea Club | Dollar Tea Club Review and Referral Code

Are you a tea lover and would like the chance to try more teas but you don't really want to spend much? Are you wanting to try loose teas but don't know where to start? The Dollar Tea Club has a subscription service where you can spend 1$ for three sample blends. You do have to pay for shipping and handling which is fairly priced. These three sample blends will allow me about 6 cups to tea. If you're familiar with David's Tea I use the Nordic mugs (16oz) and use a Perfect Spoon for measuring.

Book Review: Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese



Book Review: Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese




Synopsis:

Saul Indian Horse has been encouraged to share his story. He’s currently dying in a hospice and coming to terms with his life as a Northern Ojibway boy. He knows there’s too much to just orate, so he begins to write his story. He goes back to the beginning when he was a boy who was abandoned by his parents and left with his grandmother. His grandmother did her best but died while clutching him in her arms, trying to get them to safety. He was a boy all alone, sent to a residential school, and found solace in playing hockey. A game he taught himself and a game that allowed him to escape his life. When the game became more about him being an Indian, it lost its spark and Saul felt like he didn't belong. He lost the ability to escape within hockey and he became bitter. Saul became a man who was happiest amongst nature but needed to look for opportunities. He was always searching for a place to call home.

20 Random Facts About Me

20 Random Facts About Me

I decided to cover more than just beauty on this blog, and 2020 has a wide variety of blog topics written in my notebook. I thought I would start the year off by giving 20 random facts about me and letting my readers know a little bit more about me on a personal level.

1. I’m an avid reader, and when I go through reading slumps I feel like I’m missing something. Normally, it’s when life gets busy and I realize that I’m not taking time for myself.

2. I’ve fallen into a routine with my makeup/beauty products and I’m trying to stay within my comfort zone instead of always switching out products. I felt like I was constantly testing products and I couldn’t take the time to enjoy the products I really wanted to use. I’m currently on a low buy, trying to use up some products.

3. I don’t drink coffee, I’m a tea lover but no coffee. I love the smell of coffee, but I don’t like the taste. I'm thinking of adding tea reviews to this blog.

4. Before I had Mrs Q Beauty blog, I had a book blog that I started in 2009. I’ve pretty much been a blogger for 10 years.

5. I don’t watch much TV or movies. I prefer to watch Netflix or YouTube on my tablet when I have time.