Nov 30, 2021

The Outsiders, by S.E. Hilton, is a Young Adult Fiction book.  Ponyboy Curtis, the narrator, recites his struggles in society, thinking that he is an outsider. In the book, there are two groups- the Socs and the Greasers. Ponyboy belongs to the Greasers. People view the Greasers as filthy and wrong, while they view the Socs as an asset to society. This book explains self-identity.

I somewhat liked reading The Outsiders. This book is good because it teaches us many valuable lessons, such as sticking together. Even through hard times, the Greasers stick together. They treat each other as

Oct 21, 2021

Crooked Kingdom is #2 of the Six of Crows duology. It’s about an impossible heist completed by six unlikely friends that become family. The goal of the heist is to become incredibly rich, but the goal gets side-tracked as their story progresses.

Crooked Kingdom is so much fun. I rate it a 4 out of 5 because I wish it was longer and that my favorite character had longer chapters. The relationship dynamics are so fun. The fantasy world is well made and interesting. Especially when you get all of the perspectives that Bardugo provides. It has of the thrill a heist should have with

Oct 6, 2021

One of Us is Lying follows four students trying to solve a murder of one of their own while they are put in the spotlight at school and on social media.

This book was so fun and interesting. I rate it 4 out of 5. I was interested in what was happening the whole time and because the book has perspective for each of the students, I was really able to delve deep into the plot. The representation of different stereotypes and how they are broken by the characters was such a fun aspect added to the book. The one problem I have with it is there was not enough diversity within the main characters

Jul 18, 2018

This isn't going to be a review, so much as an essay on my journey into the world of Dungeons & Dragons and general Role Playing Games (RPG) starting in my late 20's, so strap on your sword and buckler and get ready for an adventure!


Like a lot of you, I "knew" about D&D through the zeitgeist.  Seen it mocked in movies, sitcoms and sketch comedy. Had friends that played in quasi-secret for fear of shaming in high school and college. Even sold the books when I worked in a bookstore without ever opening one. I "knew" what it was, and my opinion was set. And it should be obvious at this