Hey there, Internet! Nice to meet you. I’m leannaatc.

Clearly, I’m an adorable bespectacled owl:


Just kidding, that’s me in animagus form. (I have trouble with the glasses.)

I’m a self proclaimed bookworm, music lover, aspiring writer/scientist, and nerdfighter of Ravenpuff house (who uses way too many parentheses in her blog posts). Notorious for many things—multireading, playing a song on repeat for many hours, prowling the book section of thrift stores, singing in the shower—I’ve never been able to make a “long story short,” and I don’t plan to.

Short Story Long was born as an assignment for school but quickly became the book journal I always wanted to have. A few notes before you enter the labyrinth:

Posts you may encounter:

The Playlist. Each weekend I post a new song I’ve added to my playlist. I love music and my selection is random and diverse.

Notable Quotables. Pretty self explanatory. Usually while I read, I flag quotes I enjoy, and then compile them together in a post to be shared. Sometimes quotes come from other media.

Listopia. Sometimes Top 10 lists, or maybe a random list of things, this posts are simply lists that I’ve made up, often with lengthy commentary.

In Medias Res (IMR). Latin for “in the middle of things”, IMR posts are thoughts that come up while I’m reading a book. WARNING: Unlike Reviews, these posts are often rampant with spoilers. You have been warned…

Reviews. Any book posted in the Book Count from April 2, 2014 to June 2015 will have at least a review to accompany it, and (with great control) contain little to no spoilers*. Reviews usually follow a flow of analysis of plot, characters, writing, theme, and personal enjoyment.

*With certain exceptions

A Break Down of the Rating System

The rating system I use is based on personal recommendation rather than the quality of the book. The discussion of the book throughout the review usually discusses the quality, but rarely talks about how strongly I recommend it. Thus the following rating system:

Don’t Bother: books that aren’t worth the read. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.

Maybe: You may or may not like this book. Mixed feelings about the reading experience, but I don’t hate it.

Read: Books that I believe that you should read at least once.

Buy: You’re going to want to own this book. Because it is amazing.

Bookmarked For Life: Read this book. Love this book. Reread it. Feel all the things. Reread it again. Seriously, if you don’t you’re missing out.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you find something worth reading!


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