Rip It or Ship It!

Goooood morning and welcome to the newest segment on my blog: Rip it, or ship it! I’ve never done this before, so I’m really excited! I asked for submissions on my Instagram page a few weeks ago, and now I’m writing my post. First up, Kylo Ren and Rey.


Kylo Ren & Rey (Star Wars)

So I’ll be up front and say that I’m not the biggest Star Wars fan; however, I do know and have seen enough to be able to rip or ship Kylo and Rey. That’s a total ship from me! I am a sucker for the enemies-to-lovers trope and these two are as swoony as they come.

Jacob & Bella (Twilight)


Honestly, ship it. I was never a huge fan of Edward and I think Bella would have been just as happy with Jacob. Now, I’m not the biggest fan of Twilight anyway; I tend to watch the movies just to make fun of them anyway. But Robert Pattinson has got nothing on Taylor Lautner. Like I’m sorry, there’s no competition for me.

Chuck & Blair (Gossip Girl)


Ship. It. I love them so much. Were they a little dysfunctional? Yes, definitely, absolutely, at times. But in the end, they love each other more than 90% of the TV couples out there and I will ship them until the end of days. It got to the point where I only watched Gossip Girl for these two because everyone else sucked.

Lorcan & Cassian (Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses)

The person who submitted these two were obviously trying to mess with me, but I’ll humor them. Rip it. Absolutely not. Never in a thousand years. Nope. Also I think Lorcan would murder Cassian; but that’s just my opinion.

Doug & Tracy (Christy Miller series)

Ship it! That one random book where Doug and Christy were dating was really awkward, so I was really glad when Doug and Tracy came to their senses. No photos of these love bird but rest assured, they are precious.

Aelin & Feyre (Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses

Y’all are killing me. Le sigh. Something tells me that Feyre may be on board with this match because she’s into strong and sassy, but I don’t think Aelin would be into it. Rip it. 

Kaz & Chaol (Six of Crows and Throne of Glass)

Who even thought to match these two up? I feel like I gotta rip it since it’s kind of difficult to ship anyone with Kaz, particularly a drama queen like Chaol. No disrespect Chaol, but you know it’s true.

Hiccup & Cress (How To Train Your Dragon and The Lunar Chronicles)

This is such a strange pairing, but I could actually see it working. Both are quirky and adorable enough to make me ship it.

Michael Scott & Donna Noble (The Office and Doctor Who)

To the person who submitted this pair (you know who you are)… what is wrong with you? I’m dead. To be honest, I wouldn’t ship anyone with Michael ever, not unless you’re name is Holly Flax. Although it’s hilarious that Catherine Tate (Donna Noble) also played in The Office, although not really alongside Steve Carell. No matter. That’s a big fat rip it from me.

The Darkling & Levana (Shadow and Bone and The Lunar Chronicles)

Huh, this one is actually making me stop and think. Two psychotic characters who have deluded themselves into believing that they’re doing right? I mean, it just might work? Right? I might actually ship it?

John Ambrose McClaren & America Singer (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and The Selection

While I definitely wish absolute happiness for that precious cinnamon roll John Ambrose, I wouldn’t ship anyone with America Singer because she sucks. Rip it.

Carswell Thorne & Nina Zenik (The Lunar Chronicles and Six of Crows)

This is another one that’s making me stop and think. They’re both strong and sassy characters, but I tend to think that opposites attract. So maybe they’d be too alike? I think I’ll rip it for now. But my mind could be changed.

That’s the last of the submissions! This was a lot of fun and I look forward to doing this again. This may have been more the ravings of a fan girl rather than the intelligent musings of a book lover, but that’s okay sometimes right?

BOOK REVIEW: Carrie Fisher “The Princess Diarist”

9780399173592_p0_v8_s1200x630Title: The Princess Diarist

Author: Carrie Fisher

Genre: Autobiographical/Memoir

My Rating: 3/5 stars


In the wake of Carrie Fisher’s tragic death, I can only guess how many times this book was probably read by mourning fans so they could hear her true, humorous voice once again. Sure, you can always watch Star Wars to watch the young star in action and in her prime, but it’s not the same. Thankfully, Fisher left us this gift before she was taken from us too soon.

In this “sort of memoir”, Fisher recounts small details from her life before becoming an actress, her first gig, her time in school, and her audition/interview for the part of Princess Leia. Mostly, though, the star talks about her time filming the Star Wars movies and many behind-the-scenes tid-bits. It’s truly a treasure trove of information and fun facts for a fan of the series and for fans of Carrie Fisher.

I will admit that I’m not a lover of Star Wars, but I’ve seen many of the films nonetheless, and I am a fan of memoirs. I love to read about the lives of celebrities that I enjoy or famous individuals that I’m interested in, and I am definitely interested in Carrie Fisher. Daughter of Debbie Reynolds and actress to play the most popular female character to ever hit the screen, her life must have been full of many interesting things.

That being said, this book didn’t include much about her personal life as it did facts about the filming of Star Wars, as I mentioned before. Fisher highlights for a good portion of the book her affair for Harrison Ford, which I’m sure many fans were interested to see her open up about. She also includes many pages of her diaries that she kept during the filming of Star Wars, something I’m sure many fans would find touching and beautiful.

You may see that I keep mentioning “fans of Star Wars”, and unfortunately it’s true. I’m a part of the small population of America it seems that doesn’t love Star Wars, so it shouldn’t be a problem for most; but I do believe you must be a lover of the series in order to fully appreciate this book.

I would have loved to hear more about Fisher’s life, but I still enjoyed reading her voice and character in this book. My favorite part is when Carrie recalls the day that she officially got the part of Princess Leia:

It was raining. It didn’t rain in L.A. It was raining in L.A. and I was Princess Leia. I had never been Princess Leia before and now I would be her forever. I would never not be Princess Leia. I had no idea how profoundly true that was and how long forever was.

This really struck me and I found myself choking up upon reading this excerpt. Carrie Fisher had the privilege to play one of the most timeless characters in film, and she will always be known to us as Princess Leia. Her young, beautiful self is forever captured on tape and in our hearts, and her words here will always be available for us to read. How special that is.


In loving memory of the beautiful Carrie Fisher.