The Winners of the 2019 Hugo Awards

The winners of the 2019 Hugo Awards were announced on August 18th. There are some truly great titles on this list. Let’s get to it. Best Novel The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal Best Novella Artificial Condition by Martha Wells Best Novelette “If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again” by Zen Cho Best Short Story […]

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The Best Merch for Doctor Strange Fans

I’ve mentioned so many times on this blog that Doctor Strange is my favorite Marvel character. I spent some time this morning playing around on Amazon for some cool Doctor Strange merch (I like to virtually window shop when I’m bored) and wanted to share some of the stuff I found with you guys. Note: […]

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Colorado… in books

As part of Read Yourself Happy’s America…In Books feature, here are some of the best books set in Colorado. The Shining by Stephen King The Shining was the very first book that popped into my head when I was preparing for this article. Set in a remote hotel in the mountains of Colorado, this horror novel will […]

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Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – A Review

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Fantasy | Mythology Published by Del Rey Released July 23, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I was inspired to pick up Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Gods of Jade and Shadow for the #MythTakeReadathon hosted by Ashley at A Frolic Through Fiction. This novel is based on Mexican folklore, which is something that […]

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With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo – A Review

With the Fire on High

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo Young Adult | Contemporary Published by HarperTeen Released May 7, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Elizabeth Acevedo’s With the Fire on High is a book that lives up to all of the hype surrounding it. In fact, it’s such a good book that I started the audiobook just a couple […]

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California… in books

As part of Read Yourself Happy’s America…In Books feature, here are some of the best books set in California. East of Eden by John Steinbeck Let’s start off with a classic. This novel takes place on a farm in California’s Salinas Valley and follows two rival families. Where I Was From by Joan Didion Writer Joan Didion […]

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Interview with Author Robert McCaw – Friday Favorites

Robert McCaw is the author of the Koa Kāne Hawaiian Mystery series, the second book of which I reviewed last week. The series is focused on Hilo police detective Koa Kāne as he works to uncover mysteries and crimes. After reading the interview, take a look at my review for Off the Grid (Koa Kāne Hawaiian Mystery #2) or […]

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Friday Wrap-Up – August 16, 2019

So far, August has been about reading as many ARCs as I can as quickly as I can. I’ve received so many August and September releases from publishers (which I’m very thankful for), and I’ve gotten behind on reviewing them. Fortunately, so many of the books I’ve been reading are great, so it’s making it […]

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Arkansas… in books

As part of Read Yourself Happy’s America…In Books feature, here are some of the best books set in Arkansas. Warriors Don’t Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock’s Central High by Melba Pattillo Beals The first time I read this book I was in my freshman year of college and studying American […]

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I Have Too Many Books on My TBR

I’ve mentioned several times on my blog that my Goodreads TBR usually has well over 4,000 books on it. Those numbers you see above? Those are my Goodreads numbers as of August 12. Which is crazy and unreasonable. I have a really bad habit of adding any book that sounds even remotely interesting to my TBR list […]

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Healthy as F*ck by Oonagh Duncan – A Review

Healthy as F*ck: The Habits You Need to Get Lean, Stay Healthy, and Kick Ass at Life by Oonagh Duncan Nonfiction | Health & Fitness Published by Sourcebooks Goodreads | Amazon Release Date: September 17, 2019 Rating: Note: I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This […]

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Arizona… in books

As part of Read Yourself Happy’s America…In Books feature, here are some of the best books set in Arizona. Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver Barbara Kingsolver is one of the most well-known modern American writers, and with good reason. This novel focuses on a woman who travels back to her hometown in Arizona. While there, she […]

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Best Comic Book Covers for the Week of August 14th, 2019

One of my favorite things about comic book release day is seeing all of the wonderful cover art. Here are the five best covers of the week. Silver Surfer Black #3 Art by Tradd Moore Captain Marvel Vol 9 #9 Art by Mark Brooks Doctor Strange Vol 5 #17 Art by Emanuela Lupacchino Wonder Woman Vol 5 […]

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New Comic Book Releases for August 14, 2019

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s comic book release day! Here are some of the most exciting issues coming out. For a complete list, head over to Midtown Comics. Not sure where to buy your comics? Check out Comic Shop Locator for shops near you. If you don’t live in an area with a local shop, you can purchase […]

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Alaska… in books

As part of Read Yourself Happy’s America…In Books feature, here are some of the best books set in Alaska. The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker This new adult romance novel takes place in a very rural town in Alaska, and a hate-to-love romance between a pilot and a city girl. I loved this book, even as […]

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