My Nerdy Life, Travel

Bookish Adventures in California

My trip home to California has been pretty quiet because the weather has been really grim, but I'm certainly glad to be here. Since it's been raining pretty much non-stop, I haven't had many outdoor adventures, but several of the ones I've had have been book related. Because of course they have! I spent a… Continue reading Bookish Adventures in California

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: California Dreamin’

This week's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is about the books we like to read during the holiday season. I'm currently in my hometown in the San Francisco Bay Area visiting friends and family so I thought I'd shake my TTT up this time around to reflect my trip. Plus, those… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: California Dreamin’

Travel

I’ll Be Home For Christmas (sort of)

Hello readers! I'm currently on my way to my hometown in Northern California. I'm going to be seeing my parents and friends for an early Christmas and I am so freaking excited to see them. Plus, as I'm sure you're all aware from American Christmas movies, Christmas is a pretty big deal there. The city… Continue reading I’ll Be Home For Christmas (sort of)

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Indigenous Authors

Even though I'm American, I don't celebrate Thanksgiving. There are several reasons why, but it's mostly because of the problematic history behind the holiday and the continuous oppressive treatment of indigenous peoples in America. Being Yaqui descent, it's not really a holiday that brings me much joy. When I'm in the United States on this… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Indigenous Authors

My Nerdy Life

Vodafone Broadband is No Bueno

Since moving to the UK nearly a decade ago (has it really been that long?), I have been with the same mobile phone provider. Vodafone has always given me stellar service and awesome contracts that actually reward you for being a longstanding customer. So it seemed a no brainer to switch to Vodafone's broadband when… Continue reading Vodafone Broadband is No Bueno

Bookish Posts & Tags

Throwback Thursday Book Reviews!

It's that time of the week again! Here is a look back at three books I read around this time in 2017. They were all quite different, but I immensely enjoyed each of them. We have a hilarious memoir, a touching YA novel, and a 19th century literary classic. Because I'm nothing if not eclectic!… Continue reading Throwback Thursday Book Reviews!

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Changes In My Reading Life

This week's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a little bit different than usual: it's all about how your reading habits have changed. As we get older, we grow as people and our lives go down different paths so it stands to reason that the way we read would shift, too.… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Changes In My Reading Life

Book Reviews

Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

Released: June 2018 (November 2019 in the UK) Publisher: Saga Press (Hodder & Stoughton in the UK) Pages: 305 Rating: 4.5/5 While most of the world has drowned beneath the sudden rising waters of a climate apocalypse, Dinétah (formerly the Navajo reservation) has been reborn. The gods and heroes of legend walk the land, but… Continue reading Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

Travel

The Fall of Carthage: Remnants of Empires Past

Last month I went on a bucketlist trip to the North African country of Tunisia. Being able to walk in the footsteps of the once mighty Carthaginians has been a long-held dream of mine so I was beyond excited to finally be able to go. The country was so much more than I had expected,… Continue reading The Fall of Carthage: Remnants of Empires Past