Life bubble 1

Life has been pretty hectic since classes started! And I, naturally, have been doing a lot of thinking as I work on adjusting to college life.

The picture above is from my college campus – that’s Johnson Pond. It’s on the far side from me, but, going to a small school, that isn’t actually too far away. I can walk there in a bit over ten minutes. It takes about half that time to get to my first class, and the nearest dining hall is actually in my dorm building. When that’s closed, the next nearest is only a couple minutes away.

As I’m experiencing independence (and adjusting to it), here are some thoughts I’ve had during the week:

  1. Classes are fun! So far, I’m really enjoying them. Especially my Latin American history class – more on that later.
  2. Lab periods are really long… which will definitely take some getting used to.
  3. Doors get slammed. A lot. Especially since the doors in my dorm building are really heavy – so if you just let go, they’ll slam.
  4. It’s important to not do homework all the time. I knew this already, but it really sank in the first few days of classes.

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“The Ice Maiden” review

I don’t have a picture of this book, since I read it on kindle. Find out more about this book here.

Recently I read The Ice Maiden by B. D. Smith. It was an interesting book, especially since I don’t typically read murder mysteries, and I liked it okay.

I give it a 3.9 out of 5 stars. Mostly for plot.


Detective Doug Bateman partners with newly arrived Anne Quinn to solve a homicide in central Maine. As they research the murder of the young woman, it becomes clear that the killer is playing an elaborate, deadly game with them. The killer continues to abduct, torture, and murder young women as Doug and Anne struggle to catch him, showing off his superior intellect; as they investigate, it slowly becomes clear that there might be a deeper purpose behind the homicides. Continue reading ““The Ice Maiden” review”

Comfort reading: a list

As a reader, there are books I always come back to.

In fact, there are books that I could reread over and over and over again. It’s a lot of fun, actually. Later I will delve into why some books stand out to me more than others, and there are different reasons for each book that eventually becomes beloved.

But here is a list of some of my favorites:

  1. Trickster’s Choice and Trickster’s Queen by Tamora Pierce
  2. The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  3. The Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher
  4. The Frontier Magic trilogy by Patricia C. Wrede
  5. The Beka Cooper trilogy by Tamora Pierce

These are actually some of the books I’m taking with me to college!

It’s important to always have a way to relax and to keep yourself from fracturing; I do so by reading. Especially by reading my comfort books. They help me keep from going insane.

I would love to hear your favorite titles!