Flying Alone: A Memoir by Beth Ruggiero York – A Review

Flying Alone: A Memoir by Beth Ruggiero York Non-Fiction | Memoir Self-Published Released September 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Note: I received a free copy of this book from FSB Associates in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion. Here’s a fun fact that very few people know about me:  I’m […]

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A Brief Guide to Mindfulness Meditation

Meditation is a relatively easy and completely free activity that has an incredible effect on your moods, anxiety, and stress levels. I discovered this about a decade ago, during a challenging summer when I was really depressed and randomly picked up a few books on Buddhism and meditation to read. A few years later, I […]

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Shuri, Vol. 1: The Search for Black Panther by Nnedi Okorafor – A Review

Shuri, Vol. 1: The Search for Black Panther by Nnedi Okorafor Illustrated by Leonardo Romero Coloring by Jordie Bellaire Comic Book | Science Fiction | Superheroes Published by Marvel Released May 7th, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I wanted to like this collection so badly, but it just… wasn’t good. When I saw that Marvel’s Shuri […]

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The Emperor’s Railroad by Guy Haley – A Review

The Emperor’s Railroad (Dreaming Cities #1) by Guy Haley Post-Apocalyptic | Fantasy Published by St. Martin’s Press Released April 19, 2016 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: My boyfriend often gets bored when we’re at the library. He’s not really a reader, so while I’m spending an exorbitant amount of time walking between the shelves, piling up books […]

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Autumn Colored Books – #SixforSunday

This is the second time this month that I’ve discovered weekly prompts hosted by other book bloggers. I love that this is a thing and will take any chance I get to participate in the bookish community. This morning I was reading Sarah Withers Blogs and came across her list of autumn-colored books. The post […]

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Who Says You’re Dead by Jacob M. Appel, MD – A Review

Who Says You’re Dead?: Medical & Ethical Dilemmas for the Curious & Concerned by Jacob M. Appel, M.D. Nonfiction | Medical | Ethics | Science Published by Algonquin Books Released October 8, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Note: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in […]

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Hawaii… in books

As part of Read Yourself Happy’s America…In Books feature, here are some of the best books set in Hawaii. Hawaii’s Story by Liliuokalani Goodreads | Amazon Let’s start with an important book. This non-fiction book was written by Hawaii’s last queen, Liliuokalani. She wrote this book after the area became incorporated as part of the United […]

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Quichotte by Salman Rushdie – A Review

Quichotte by Salman Rushdie Fiction | Contemporary | Magical Realism Published by Random House Released September 3rd, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Note: I received a free ARC of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinions. “Every quest takes place in both the sphere of […]

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A Hero Born by Jin Yong – A Review

A Hero Born (Legends of the Condor Heroes #1) by Jin Yong Fantasy | Martial Arts Translated from Chinese Published by St. Martin’s Press Released September 17, 2019 Originally Published in China in 1957 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Here’s a thing you guys should know about me: I tend to plan out hardcore, impossible-to-do ideas and […]

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Monstress by Marjorie M. Liu – A Review

Monstress, Volumes 1-3 by Marjorie M. Liu Art by Sana Takeda Fantasy | Science Fiction | Comic Book Published by Image Comics Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I have no idea where I first heard of Marjorie Liu’s Monstress series, but it’s one that I’ve had on my mind for a few years. While I usually stick to Marvel […]

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Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman – A Review

Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman Illustrated by Colleen Doran Retellings | Fantasy Published by Dark Horse Released August 20th, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Many readers of this blog will know that Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors. I love the whimsy and darkness that permeate his stories. I had never heard of […]

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The New Hunger Games Prequel Title & Cover Have Been Released!

The title and cover for the prequel to The Hunger Games have finally been released! The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes I’ll admit, it’s not my favorite title. The YA trend of names books “The _______ of _______ and _______” is getting really old. I’ll definitely be reading this book, however. The Hunger Games books were so amazing despite […]

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Star Ratings: Are They Fair or Necessary – Let’s Talk Bookish

While I was snacking on some hard-boiled eggs this afternoon (which are 100% the best snack), I was reading some of the WordPress blogs that I follow and came across Books on the Brain and specifically the Let’s Talk Bookish post about star ratings. I followed her link back to the creator of the Let’s […]

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September Wrap-Up

September was a difficult month for me. My anxiety and depression have been much worse than usual due to a lot of financial and life-related stress. My boyfriend and I just found out that we have to move to a new unit in our apartment complex at the end of September due to renovations, which […]

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Binti by Nnedi Okorafor – A Review

Binti (Binti #1) by Nnedi Okorafor Science Fiction | Novella Published by Tor.com Released September 22nd, 2015 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Binti is the first in a trilogy of science fiction novellas written by Nigerian-American writer Nnedi Okorafor. The series has been wildly successful, winning both the 2015 and 2016 Hugo Award for best novella. The story is […]

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