books · Lifestyle

Monthly Book Recommendation #1

Good evening fellow blog readers!

Aside from writing, one of my favorite things to do is read. (That should be a given.) So I’m deciding to do book recommendations from now on. Yay!

The first book I am going to recommend is one I read recently in my book club.

“Artemis” by Andy Weir

“Jazz Bashara is a criminal.

Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.

Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she’s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself—and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.” 

(Synopsis from Goodreads.com)

This is a good one. If you like Sci-Fi, you’ll definitely love this one.

It has a strong female lead, it’s action-packed, and it’s about life on the moon. What more could you ask for?

With some books, I have a hard time pushing through the book. I have to force myself to keep reading. Artemis was one of those books where I didn’t feel that way. I finished the book in about 3 days (which is quick for myself).

When reading, some books have little quirks and whatnot that seem to bother me. Artemis is one of those books that I didn’t find anything wrong with. I enjoyed the dark and crude humor, personally. I enjoyed Jazz’s care-free, fuck you attitude. (I love that in a female character.) The book leaves you wanting more. You want to know what trouble Jazz is going to get into next. What will be her next dilemma? How will she solve it?

Overall, I gave the book a 5/5 rating. I would recommend it, and I’m interested in reading more of Weir’s books.

-ss

 

Link to Book on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34928122-artemis

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College Life · Lifestyle

10 Websites & Apps You Should Check Out If You’re In College

Hi everyone! Today I’m going over my list of favorite websites. Some are great for college itself, and others are just personal favorites of mine at the moment.

  1. Goodreads.com: This is the perfect social media website for book lovers. You can find new books, create lists for books you’ve read, want to read, or are currently reading. You can also add people you know to see what they’re reading and suggesting.
  2. Quizlet.com: A lifesaver during exams. Create flashcards for classes, lectures, chapters, etc. You can share them with others to help them as well, or search for other peoples flashcard sets, and maybe you’ll already find some made up.
  3. Grammarly.com: This website is great, especially if you have trouble with editing and spelling. You can also download the Google Chrome app to have Grammarly spellcheck everything you type up online as well.
  4. Ratemyprofessors.com: A popular choice among us college students, this website lets you see reviews of professors from the college of your choice. Search up a professor for a class you are registered for to see what you are in for. Past students review professors to help the people of the future out. (It’s saved me a few times.)
  5. Canva.com: If you are in need of graphics for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or any social media website, this is your place to start. You can also create designs for flyers, brochures and more. It’s great for organizations, and it’s free to use!
  6. 8fit.com : Also an app for your phone, 8fit will help you record your workouts, meals, etc. It will also remind you to work out every day you set a schedule. This app also gives set workouts for you to do at home as well.
  7. Easybib.com:  Need help on how to cite your sources? Easybib.com can do just that. We all have to write papers during our college career; Easybib can help you format all your sources if you aren’t sure how to do so.
  8. Mint.com: Also an app, this website helps us track our expenses, our bills, and our money. We could all use help budgeting, and this app is perfect for college kids.
  9. GroupMe: This app is the perfect tool for when you’re put into that group of random people you don’t know, but you all want to get your project done. Use group me to communicate and send pictures. I used it for my last group project because we couldn’t meet up in person all the time.
  10. Honey.com: Add this application to your Google Chrome browser, and start saving money. Honey collects coupon codes for websites you use for shopping, and when you go to check out, Honey will calculate the best coupon code for your purchases. I’ve actually saved quite a bit over the years using this website.