48 Hours by William R. Forstchen – A Review

48 Hours by William R. Forstchen Adult Fiction | Post-Apocalyptic Published by Forge Released January 8, 2019 Received free copy courtesy of the publisher Goodreads | Amazon Rating: My favorite genre in literature, television, film, and video games are all the same:  Post-apocalyptic. I seek out any novel I can find that involves the world ending. […]

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When Love of Literature Becomes Book Buying Obsession

I’ve written about my issues with anxiety and depression on this blog before, but I want to talk about a specific problem that arose out of my depression that I wasn’t aware of until recently. I’m a bit ashamed of it, but I’m proud of myself for being aware of the issue so that I […]

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Not My Bag by Sina Grace – A Review

Not My Bag by Sina Grace Graphic Novel | Fiction | LGBT Published by Image Comics Released October 30, 2012 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Working in retail, or any type of customer service, is difficult. You have to deal with the messiest, rudest people imaginable, and the work is rarely fulfilling. I worked in retail for […]

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The Tea-Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill – A Review

The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill Graphic Novel | Fantasy Published by Oni Press Released in January 2019 Received in an Owlcrate Box Goodreads | Amazon Rating: This short graphic novel is probably one of my favorite items that I’ve ever received in a subscription box. I had never heard of Katie O’Neill before, but […]

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Doctor Strange: The Fate of Dreams by Devin Grayson – A Review

Doctor Strange: The Fate of Dreams by Devin Grayson Young adult | Supernatural | Superhero Published by Marvel Released October 18, 2016 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: While I knew that DC Comics had published various novels based on their iconic comic book characters (such as Catwoman, Batman, and Wonder Woman), I wasn’t aware that Marvel had […]

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The J.K. Rowling Controversy, Explained

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has been all over the news and social media sites this week due to statements she’s made regarding a sexual relationship between her characters Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald. Here’s a quick rundown on what exactly is happening. The Statement In a special feature for the Blu-ray release of Fantastic Beasts: The […]

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The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke – A Review

The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke Young Adult | Fantasy | Historical Fiction Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux Released October 2, 2018 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I was intrigued by this book after hearing it described numerous times as a gender-bent retelling of Beowulf. I thought that was a really awesome idea, so I decided […]

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The 2019 Man Booker International Longlist

The longlist for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize was released today, and there are some great titles to add to your TBR. Before we get into those books though, I want to point out a few cool things about this year’s list. First, only two of these novels are from large conglomerate publishing houses; […]

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A Quick Update

It’s been a while since I posted anything, and I just wanted to give you guys a quick update. I’ve been sick for nearly a week and as a result, far too fatigued to sit down and write. More distressing, I’ve been too tired to read. Thankfully, I appear to be on the mend, so […]

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Beowulf – A Review

Beowulf Unknown author Epic Poetry | Classics | Fantasy First written around 975 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I’m not sure what kept me from reading the epic poem Beowulf. It’s sort, it’s metal, it’s based on Norse legends, there’s a dragon – those are all elements that usually make me love a story. Whatever the reason […]

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – A Review

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han Young Adult | Contemporary | Romance Published by Simon & Schuster Released April 15, 2014 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I’m usually pretty good at avoiding the hype surrounding books, but To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is one that I chose to read because of that hype. […]

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My March TBR

March is going to be a bit of a busy month. My birthday and a corresponding trip to Washington D.C. falls about half-way through the month, I’m participating in the Re-Read-a-Thon, and I want to spend more time working on some personal goals and projects. I also want to have a great reading month. I’m […]

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Re-Read-A-Thon 2019

I first heard about this readathon through Elliot Brooks’ Youtube channel, and since I’ve been wanting to reread some old favorites, decided I am going to participate. (As a side note, if you aren’t already subscribed to Elliot Brooks’ youtube channel, I recommend you check it out. She’s one of the best booktubers, in my opinion, […]

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