Favorite Fall Reads

The best reading season is inarguably fall. Summer is sometimes nice for reading outside, except that actually it’s super hot and sweaty and buggy and awful. People glorify “beach reads,” but books get all sandy and suncreen-y and warped just from being near the ocean, I guess. (Insert Danny from The Mindy Project shouting “I…

The Best Books of 2017

We’ve reached that time of year again. Tis the season of apocalyptic cold, delicious hot beverages, and songs that are only played for one month out of the year. But most importantly, it’s time for yearly wrap ups. There are approximately one billion book awards. It is genuinely impossible to keep track of them all….

Book Review: A Work in Progress

Lately, a lot of YouTubers have been writing books. (Click here for my Atlas Online article about YouTubers branching out.) While I had heard of a ton of YouTubers coming out with books, I never bought one because none of the YouTubers who had released books were YouTubers I really followed closely. When Connor Franta…

Movie Review: Paper Towns

Unlike a lot of people who get upset when they see a book they enjoy is being made into a movie, I enjoy watching movie versions of books I’ve read. I treat the movie as its own separate entity and respect it as an interpretation of the original work. I also have fun comparing them…

Book Review: The Infernal Devices

Warning: There are some spoilers! The Infernal Devices is a a urban fantasy series by Cassandra Clare. There are three books in the series, Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess. I loved Clare’s first series, The Mortal Instruments, and when I realized that The Infernal Devices trilogy was the prequel, I had to read it. The series starts…

Movie Review: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

*Warning: Spoilers! The first time I had heard of this movie was when I got an email inviting me to a screening. I had never seen a preview for it, but a free movie is a free movie, so I signed up for passes. I was expecting it to be something like The Fault in Our…

Dear Diary

It’s the ultimate cliché for teenage girls everywhere: the diary. According to most movies and cartoons, every girl has one: the private receptacle for their thoughts, hand-written in purple ink and with I’s dotted with hearts, doomed to be stolen and read by annoying younger siblings for blackmail. In real life, journals aren’t usually this…