• 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!

  • Where have I been?!

    December 4th, 2016 | Posted in : Catch up | No Comments »

    Hello anyone who sometimes checks in on this space! Man, have the last couple of months have been a whirlwind! Let me catch you up to speed.

    I got a full-time job. It’s at a really great company, the people I work with are great, and there are opportunities to grow and learn. I’m excited about this next step. So nervous with a lot of it, and it is stressful being unsure of yourself and hoping you don’t mess something up since you are still in the process of learning.

    I am still working part-time at Starbucks. My student loans are looming with having to start repaying them back. I work two jobs to help supplement the income I’m making to put more money towards student debt.

    I bought a car! I know I was going to wait a while before I bought a new car, so I could pay down my debt, but I was at the stage in my life where I’m sick of relying on someone else to take me to point A or B, the buses in this town always being late due to construction and detours, as well as not feeling independent. The first month I was working both jobs, I had to get picked up from my Starbucks shift every time I closed on a weekend, or else I wouldn’t get home until 12pm! Pretty late for working two jobs.

    I’ve had zero time. Well, maybe not zero, but a lot less time. I’m trying to connect with friends again, trying to find out what to do now that I am not a student anymore, and find time to learn and grown myself. I’m trying to get into a good spot and mindset in my life, and I’ve been having some setbacks. I’m trying really hard to get some stuff sorted out health-wise to hopefully start seeing some changes overall.

    What’s next? Please keep an eye out on this space! I’m trying to get back into the swing of things, I’ve got some reviews to write, and hopefully I can schedule some time to keep up a consistent schedule. I’ve been itching to write again, and I know I need to keep it up :).

    I hope everyone is having a great start to their holidays! Please let me know if there is some things I’ve missed out on 🙂

    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

    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.