Hi all!! My name is Sammi and I'm a pop culture writer, with a dash of mindfulness here and there. Check out my fun takes on things like books, anime, and more!!
Books to Check Out: What I Read in October 2022
It’s my favorite time of year. October is for all things spooky: monsters, ghosts, foul play, and so on. Horror books are some of my favorites, and this month gave me three unbelievably fun reads. And everyone needs some spooky book recs, am I right?
Books to Check Out: What I Read in August 2022
I love when reading different kinds of books back to back. It’s fun going from style to style, genre to genre, and it keeps me super engaged and eager to read more. This month was one of those months. We had loud and in your face drama, and we had softer drama. There were terribly realistic scenarios, and more surreal experiences. I think these are some vibrant and interesting picks that I have going on from the past month, and I’m more than excited to share.
The Dateability of the Jujutsu Kaisen Men
Jujutsu Kaisen should be renamed “Hot People: The Anime” because literally every character is attractive. I’ve finally decided enough is enough; we need to discuss how dateable a lot of these guys actually are. And in advance, I'm so sorry if I drag your favorites, I promise I love them all, and all your choices are valid.
On Reading "Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief"
This month’s book recommendation is a little different, a little more personal. I wanted to focus on one book that appeared at the time I think I needed it most. I recently returned to my office for the first time in two years. I keep books everywhere, so unsurprisingly there was a bunch waiting for me when I came back. Sitting on my desk, the first book at the top of the pile was Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief. I immediately put it in my tote bag to bring home.
'More' from J-Hope is Always a Good Thing
I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS DAY! MORE J-HOPE! J-Hope is known for his high energy and smiles in BTS, but oh my goodness does his new single ‘More’ deliver on something different. Aka, J-Hope is back and it’s time for me to gush about how much I love him for the eight millionth time.
Books to Check Out: What I Read in June 2022
I finally gave in to BookTok. I’ve books recommended on TikTok here and there, and I think it’s a great thing. People go out in droves to acquire books they see on the platform, and I’m always down for more books in hands, so to speak. As much as I love books, I don’t get too much book-related content on TikTok (my TikTok is just hot anime men, sorry not sorry) but I figured I’d take a look at two books I’d seen on there a while ago and give them a try. So there we go. I’m keeping it current with what the people are reading these days. And I must say, the two books I got from TikTok are absolute…killers. You’ll understand more below.
Books to Check Out: What I Read in May 2022
This month was mainly filled with short story goodness for me. It’s nice to read shorter works in between all those big novels, and I felt due for something shorter. I’m always excited to recommend short stories; they’re always less appreciated than novels. So, take a look below and explore all your short story desires.
Twilight Valley Salon
There weren’t always dragons in the Valley. The Valley was the tiny hair salon in the corner of the strip mall. Its full name was the Twilight Valley Salon, but no one paid it enough attention to bother with the proper naming. Truthfully, the small town of Dorbridge questioned how the salon was still in business.
Multiverse of Madness is Completely Different from Every Other MCU Movie, and That's AWESOME
Before I start, one more time everyone: Spoiler alert. You’ve been warned. When I tell you that I saw Multiverse of Madness because I heard Sam Raimi was directing it, I mean that. In my eyes, Dr. Strange has never been a character I liked as much as the others, and I didn’t even remember his first move.
Books to Check Out: What I Read in April 2022
April turned out to be a month filled with some interesting character driven fiction. These novels are a little quieter in their drama, and more focused on the emotional turmoil of their characters. They were all super engaging, however, and I’m excited to share a bit about this dynamite batch of books.
Books to Check Out: What I Read in March 2022
I had a hard time picking out books to recommend this month. I went wild with the audiobooks, so I have a lot more than three to choose from. However, I think I’ve picked my favorites from my recent choices, and I’m more than excited to send them out into the world for others to check out as well.