• Kayla is a 24 year old recent university graduate and now a college student, with a love for books, is a self proclaimed coffee snob, and a slob. This is her blog to rant, give some reviews, and hopefully connect with others!

               
  • July and Midsummer Round up.

    August 12th, 2016 | Posted in : Catch up, personal | No Comments »

    IMG_5825 Hello, all! Sorry for a bit of radio silence lately, I’ve been super busy and consumed with studying for my licensing exam that occurred this past Tuesday. I honestly have been having the life of eating, sleeping, studying, working, repeat since June when I finished placement. I haven’t had a whole lot of time for other reading, unless you count re-reading all of the Harry Potter’s until The Cursed Child came out last week, which I’m anxiously awaiting to read once I finish this darn resume re-write, for what feels as though is the thousandth time.  (more…)

    Review: All the Light We Cannot See -Anthony Doerr

    July 15th, 2016 | Posted in : Historical Fiction | 1 Comment »

    Title: All the Light We Cannot See
    Author: Anthony Doerr
    Series: None
    Genres: Historical Fiction, War, Adult
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    From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

    Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

    In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.

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    Top Ten Tuesday’s

    July 12th, 2016 | Posted in : Uncategorized | No Comments »

    top ten tuesdayEvery Tuesday is a list of Top 10 hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

    This week, the topic is Ten Facts About Me:

    1. I am currently now in the “unemployed” status looking for full time work. I consider myself unemployed even though I have two part-time jobs at the moment.
    2. I am currently studying for a big examination that pertains to my career which is set for August 9th.
    3. I just recently moved in with my boyfriend.
    4. I am a dog lover, and my boyfriend’s cat is growing on me. Only slightly though.
    5. I recently went to the hospital for the first time in my life for myself to the ER. I was washing a very sharp knife of my boyfriend’s, it slipped out of my hand, and sliced my finger open like butter. I got ‘glue’ instead of stitches, which I’m super thankful for. The tetanus shot, however, I wish I could’ve lived without.
    6. I hate needles. I’ve had to overcome this a lot recently with blood tests and things, and I’m getting better, but I still act like a baby when it comes to them.
    7. I have the worst motivation to work out but I know I really need to.
    8. I have a medical condition called Ulcerative Colitis and also mild Crohn’s Disease, something I inherited from my mom.
    9. I’m afraid of failing and feel as though I am without full-time employment. It’s only been 3 weeks since I’ve been out of school and had one job interview that I feel as though didn’t go well.
    10. I’ve been getting grey hair since I was 16, and it’s getting worse at 24. They are right at the front of my face as well, not really good hiding spots for those. My dad’s been grey since before I was born.

    This was just a short 10 facts about me! What are 10 facts about yourself?