Barnes & Noble Teen Book Festival

Hello friends! So, let’s pretend I didn’t just disappear for two months. *laughs nervously* I’m coming tomorrow with a full post complete with a very special book haul, but I just had a great evening at my local Barnes & Noble (shoutout to my favourite book store!) at their “B-Fest: Teen Book Festival,” which is a […]

Leap Day

Hi everyone! Today, as you all know, is Leap Day. I decided that I shouldn’t miss the opportunity to post today considering February 29th only comes around once every four years. (Also, completely unrelated but still rather notable— I read my first Agatha Christie book yesterday and I. Absolutely. Loved. It. You can look forward […]

Happy New Year! | One Year Blogiversary!

Well, my lovely readers, this is it. It’s been a year since I started up yasimone.com. A year since I first mustered up the courage to introduce myself to the world. A year since I was overjoyed that my blog actually appeared on Google (on the fourth page of results, no less). A year since […]

World Book Night!

I’m oh, so excited! 😀 Know why? April 23rd is World Book Night! According to its website, “World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23 April. It sees passionate volunteers give out hundreds of thousands of books in their communities to share their love of reading with […]

National Poetry Month + Poem of the Day

Hi there! I know, I haven’t been posting for a while, I’ve just been super busy lately! 🙂 Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? Poems are just amazing, because they can express so much. They take words that mean nothing, and change them so that those words mean everything. So here’s our poem of the […]

5 Beautiful Quotes from Irish Writers

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! To celebrate, here are some very inspiring and meaningful quotes from prominent Irish authors. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” — Oscar Wilde “He wanted to cry quietly but not for himself: for the words, so beautiful and sad, like music.” — […]

International Women’s Day 2015: Make It Happen

Today is International Women’s Day. A little girl I know has made a poster that reads: Today is… International Women’s Day! Go Women! She drew pictures of girls around the words: one with a bun and glasses, one with curly hair, one with straight hair, and one with a head covering. It’s absolutely beautiful. ❤ […]

The Insurgent Movie!

On March 20th, 2015, something very exciting is happening— the Insurgent movie is coming out! 😀 I’m simply thrilled, because there’s less than two weeks left! Here is what Veronica Roth, the author of Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant, says on her blog about seeing her new movie last month: Guys, Insurgent is great— and fun to […]

To Kill a Mockingbird… the Sequel!

Hi everybody! Have you heard?… Harper Lee, author of the the extremely successful classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is “humbled and amazed” that her second novel is going to be published! (55 years after writing To Kill a Mockingbird, I might add.) The new book is actually the sequel, and features Scout Finch— who is the […]

Yasimone’s One Month Anniversary!

Hello everyone! Today is January 31st, and that means it has been one month since New Year’s Eve— but more importantly, one month since I started blogging on yasimone.com! 😀 It’s quite hard to believe that it has been a whole month since I wrote my very first post, so to celebrate, I will be doing not […]