Ariel in Paris #4: Homesick

So last week I talked about some of my language struggles, especially when it comes to forcing myself to speak French when it’s not absolutely necessary to do so. This week I thought I would keep up with the theme of struggles by talking about homesickness. I think this...

Bookish Pet Peeves

Obviously, reading books is awesome. It can transport you to other worlds, and all you have to do is sit there. And yet, all my fellow readers know that, in spite of all the awesomeness generally associated with books, there are a few things about them that can really...

Ariel in Paris #3: Disneyland and Le Défi

Hey guys! Welcome to another thrilling update in the “Ariel goes to Paris for a semester abroad” series. Today I actually have something to tell you about that happened this week, yesterday actually (assuming I managed to get this post up before midnight). I went to Disneyland Paris! It...

A French Book Haul

Hey guys! As many of you know by now, I’m currently in France, but even here (maybe especially here), I can’t resist buying new books. After all, who knows when the next time will be that I’ll have ready access to this many books in the language I’m trying...

Ariel in Paris #2: So it Begins

How cheesy are my titles for these things, honestly? Thursday marked the end of my fourth week of real classes in my study abroad program, and suddenly, I’m being reminded that my semester here isn’t about just goofing off and seeing cool stuff in Paris—I also have to do...

Books That Make Me Feel at Home

Hey guys! As some of you might know, I am currently in France for a semester abroad, and so far it’s been an awesome experience that I honestly wouldn’t trade for anything. I’ve already done so many incredible things and I’m still going to be here for three more...

Ariel in Paris #1: A Late Start

Hey guys! Today’s post is something very different from the sorts of things that I normally post on this blog—it’s not book-related in any way. As some of you might know, I am currently in France for a semester abroad, and I’ve decided it would be fun to keep...

Feeling Like a Bad Reader

Hey guys! Today I’m going to be talking about some of my personal struggles with being a slower reader. Hopefully some of you will be able to relate. Before I start, though, let me just say that whether you’re a fast reader or a slow one or a medium...

Hate the Book, Love the Cover

Hey everyone! A few weeks ago, I did a post called “Love the Book, Hate the Cover,” where I talked about some of my favorite books that have very unfortunately ugly covers. Now, I thought it would be kind of fun to do the reverse and talk about some...

Book Review: Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd

Hey guys! Today I’m bringing a review! I’m going to be talking about all my thoughts about Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd, which came out in October of last year. I had a ton of fun reading this book, and I can’t wait to share my feelings with you!...
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