Bree Crowder

Bree Crowder is a writer of dark and strange tales, and a freelance editor. She holds a B.A. in English, a graduate certificate in Creative Writing, and an M.A. in Creative & Critical Writing. Writing, reading, photography, and travel are a few of her favourite things.

  • Book Review: “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins

    Book Review: "Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins

    Listen, I know I’m really late to this series. I acknowledge that. In fact, I’m jealous of those who read The Hunger Games books as they came out. There’s nothing quite like reading a wonderful series as it publishes, and I missed that with The Hunger Games. However, even coming to the series late (and after watching all of the movies), I enjoyed these books more than anything I’ve read in months. I would say all three of The Hunger Games books deserve five stars, but Mockingjay really sticks out for me. I am not only awed by how little changed during the book-to-movie translation–and there was very little changed–but…

  • Ditch Social Media. Seriously.

    Ditch Social Media

    Happy March, lovelies! I hope February was kind to you (even if you live in a frozen tundra, like me). What have you been up to for the past month? As some of you know, I took February off of Twitter to get deep into the final revision of my current manuscript. What started as a means to get work done turned out to be a much needed break. A month later, I realize, sometimes you just have to ditch social media. It’s funny, really. I didn’t know how badly I needed a break from Twitter until I forced myself to have one. A month off has given me some…

  • 2019 Bucket List

    Bree Crowder

    What’s your New Year’s Resolution? It’s something we come around to at the end of every year. What am I going to do to be better next year? In the past I’ve resolved to eat better, work harder, be kinder, and while those things are wonderful and indicative of working toward a better future, they’re kind of… ambiguous. So, I thought, What if I had tangible goals for 2019? This year, instead of resolutions, I’m rolling with a 2019 Bucket List. The moment I considered writing a bucket list versus resolutions, I thought, this is a wonderful way to see how much I accomplish in a year. These are things I can check off the list; things I can tangibly complete. I don’t know about you, but I rarely remember what my…

  • It’s Been a While…

    it's been a while

    So, it’s been a while. I started this blog in 2014, right after I got out of school. I wanted a space where I could share my thoughts on my favourite books, some writing woes and wisdoms, and things that inspired me to make positive change. As time went on, and I found it increasingly difficult to write about something new every week, I started writing about anything just so I’d have something to post. This space became a nuisance rather than a place to grow and explore. After a break of almost seven months, my hope for this space is reinstated. As I take on several new adventures in…

  • Book Review: “Identical” by Ellen Hopkins

    I first read Identical by Ellen Hopkins when I was in high school. I’d started with Crank (if you haven’t yet read an Ellen Hopkins book, I highly suggest you start there), and was so eager to get my hands on more. The first time I read Identical was an experience I have only encountered once since. I didn’t see the ending of Identical coming, just as I didn’t see the ending of The Fault in Our Stars coming. These are the only two times that an ending has surprised me so much that I still, to this day, wonder how their authors so masterfully left me dumbfounded. I think this is the most disturbing Ellen Hopkins book I’ve read…