The Pen

Hello kind strangers!

Angela
50% Mexican 50% British 100% lost in books

My name is Angela, I’m 23, and this is a space I’ve created to babble honestly about books. I’ll try to avoid going on and on about them like a leaky faucet and keep it a crisp and clean review site…but I don’t make promises I might not (and probably won’t) keep.

My tag line is “honest babble about books” which is 100% accurate. While yes indeed I could write tiny, clinical, little reviews this is my blog and I want my reviews here to flow freely. I want them to feel like a genuine conversation…which also means that I hope you will reply (:

So, if I am to begin this blog (what an odd word) with utter honesty then I must begin by admitting that while this world is a beautiful (albeit broken) place I often find myself daydreaming and yearning to return to the stories lying in wait upon my bookshelf with their siren song and dive in leaving this world behind. That is even a part of why I chose to study Theatre at University. On one hand I know it can affect people and change the world but it also allows me to bring these characters of ink and paper to life and to explore different paths of humanity. 

I am not an English major or a Creative Writing major or anything of the sort and I don’t pretend to be. I am not anyone with any kind of “official” credentials to back up my opinions. I am merely a young lady, a dog lover, an aspiring author, and a semi-recent college graduate who is feeling utterly lost but maintains an affinity for books and the magic they bring to people’s lives. I’ve lived my whole life in the education system but now that I’ve earned that seemingly useless distinction of Summa Cum Laude, I have set out with a pack slung over my shoulder and shoes on my feet walking the road to somewhere. And I would like nothing more than to share my thoughts on the books I read and to perhaps be so lucky as to have you share a few of your own.

Cheers. (:

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NetGalley Pro readerNetGalley top Reviewer2015 NaNoWriMo Winner2016 NaNoWriMo Winner


My Top 3 Auto-Recommendations for Readers

Six of Crows   red rising   knife of never letting go


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“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”

― J.R.R. Tolkien

“Never depend upon institutions or government to solve any problem. All social movements are founded by, guided by, motivated and seen through by the passion of individuals.” But never forget and “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” 

― Margaret Mead

Book Art_girl with butterfly
art by Emanuel M. Ologeanu

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21 thoughts on “The Pen

        1. Okay so I’m probably telling you this a hundred years too late, but I never got an email for the gift card. It’s not a big deal but I thought I’d better tell you in case you sent it to the wrong email 😅

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