Down the TBR Hole #3

In my ongoing mission to reduce my massive TBR list on Goodreads, here is another Down the TBR Hole Challenge. As far as I can tell, this challenge was created by the writer at the literary blog, Lost in a Story, but it appears that the domain is no longer valid. Here are the rules: […]

Read More

June Plans & TBR

More than likely, June is going to be a very busy month for me. There’s a chance I’m moving at the end of the month (we are possibly extending our lease, but we haven’t decided yet). If we do end up moving, I’m fairly certain that I won’t be getting much reading done. However, if […]

Read More

[Updated] Everything We Know About the Star Trek Picard Series So Far

Breaking News Update: 5/24/19 CBS has released the first trailer for the new Picard series! Here you go: As many of you who are long-term readers know, I’m a huge Star Trek fan. As such, I’m eagerly looking forward to the bevy of new shows that CBS is creating after the success of Star Trek: Discovery. The show that I’m […]

Read More

Remembering My Mother on Mother’s Day

My amazing mother passed away on Memorial Day, 2010. She had been sick, but her death was still unexpected. The guy I was dating at the time drove me (while I was weeping uncontrollably) nine hours to be by her side, but she wasn’t conscious by the time I got there. She died shortly after […]

Read More

Is Your Anxiety Harming Your Relationships?

I read this amazing article on the blog Wit & Delight today, written by Jackie Saffert. It made me reflect on my past relationships and how I reacted to the failure of those relationships. Jackie Saffert writes about her own relationships and personal issues with anxiety, It wasn’t until a week later that I understood […]

Read More

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone – A Review

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone Young Adult | Contemporary Published by Disney-Hyperion Released June 16, 2015 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Synopsis Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never […]

Read More

Tori: Friday Favorites

For last week’s Friday Favorites, we talked to Taylor from Working Classless. This week we’re talking to Tori! Tell us a bit about yourself. Hello, I’m Tori! I love books, tacos, cats, fashion, and baking. I love posting about the books I’m reading on my personal Instagram (@itstorihalligan). What types of books are you drawn […]

Read More

These Books Will Help You Get Your Finances Straight

Just because tax day is behind us (you did do your taxes, right??), that doesn’t mean you should stop thinking about your finances. The first step to adulting is getting your finances in order. These books will help you do just that! Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin & Joe Dominguez You Are a Badass at […]

Read More

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett – A Review

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett Humor | Fantasy Published by William Marrow Released May 1, 1990 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I’m furious at myself for not reading this book sooner! It’s been on my TBR for years, and despite Neil Gaiman being one of my favorite authors, for some reason unknown to me, I […]

Read More

Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson – A Review

Words of Radiance (Book Two of the Stormlight Archive) by Brandon Sanderson Fantasy Published by Tor Books Released March 4, 2014 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Read my review of Book One of the Stormlight Archive, The Way of Kings, here. Note: This review contains spoilers. If you haven’t read Words of Radiance yet, you might want to save the page […]

Read More

Kindle Deals for April 7, 2019

None of these ebooks will be over $5 and, honestly, most of them are under $3. Some of the deals expire at the end of the day, so if you see something you really want, be sure to buy it! I am an Amazon Affiliate, so if you purchase any books through the links provided here […]

Read More

X-23: Family Album by Mariko Tamaki – A Review

X-23: Family Album by Mariko Tamaki Art by Juann Cabal Comics | Superhero Published by Marvel Released January 22, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Once my boyfriend introduced me to comic books, and Marvel Comics in particular, two characters that quickly became some of my favorites were Laura Kinney (X-23) and her little sister/clone Gabby. The […]

Read More

Dark Energy by Robert Morgan – A Review

Dark Energy by Robert Morgan Poetry Published by Penguin Books Released May 26, 2015 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Let me preface this review by saying that I’m not very knowledgeable about the poetry world. I’ve read very little of it (unless you count Shel Silverstein) and sometimes the meanings are simply lost on me. April is […]

Read More

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling – A Review

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling Middle Grade | Fantasy | Classic Literature Goodreads | Amazon Published by Scholastic Released June 26, 1997 Rating: I was eleven years old when the first Harry Potter book came out in the United States. I grew up with the series, eagerly awaiting each next book. When the 800+ […]

Read More

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. […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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. […]

Read More

The Willow Woman by Laurence Westwood – A Review

The Willow Woman: A Philip Ye Novel by Laurence Westwood Mystery Published by Shikra Press Released January 7, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I received a free paperback of this novel in exchange for an honest review. I tend to mostly read fantasy or science fiction, so I’ve been trying to make a conscious effort to […]

Read More

The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton – A Review

The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton Paranormal| Magical Realism | Young Adult Goodreads | Amazon Published by Candlewick Press Released March 13, 2018 Rating: Leslye Walton’s The Price Guide to the Occult follows the Blackburn women on an island in the Pacific Northwest. Eight generations of this family have lived on Anathema Island, founded by […]

Read More

Shelf Life by Suzanne Strempek Shea – A Review

Shelf Life: Romance, Mystery, Drama, and Other Page-Turning Adventures from a Year in a Bookstore by Suzanne Strempek Shea Non-Fiction | Memoir Goodreads | Amazon Published by Beacon Press Released May 15, 2004 Rating: As a book lover, I take a lot of pleasure in hearing other people talk about their love of books, which is […]

Read More

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography by Eric Idle – A Review

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography by Eric Idle Memoir | Non-Fiction Goodreads | Amazon Published by Crown Archetype Released October 2, 2018 Rating: I don’t remember how old I was when I was first introduced to Monty Python, but I’ve been a fan for a very long time. Flying Circus, Life of […]

Read More

If We Had Known by Elise Juska – A Review

If We Had Known by Elise Juska Contemporary Fiction Published by Grand Central Publishing Released April 17, 2018 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: If We Had Known by Elise Juska is a book surrounding a mass shooting in a mall in a small college town in Maine. We primarily follow Maggie, a writing professor at that college, who […]

Read More

The Secret Token by Andrew Lawler – A Review

The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke by Andrew Lawler History | American History | Nonfiction Goodreads | Amazon Published by Doubleday Released June 5, 2018 Rating: My father has always read non-fiction history books and has a vast collection on a wide variety of topics. While I was […]

Read More

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – A Review

  The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Contemporary | Young Adult Published by Balzer + Bray Released February 28, 2017 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give deserves all the hype surrounding it. It’s a well-written, thoughtful, important book that deals with difficult topics, and I’m certain this book is going to be read […]

Read More

Trouble No Man by Brian Hart – A Review

Note: This review was originally published in December 2018, but I wanted to repost it in honor it being released today. It was one of my favorite books from 2018, and now that it’s finally out, I definitely recommend picking it up.  Trouble No Man by Brian Hart Fiction | Post-Apocalyptic Goodreads Published by Harper Perennial […]

Read More

The Light Between Worlds by Laura Weymouth – A Review

The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth Young Adult | Fantasy | Portal Fantasy Goodreads | Amazon Published by Harper Teen Released October 23, 2018 Rating: I remember the first time I heard of The Light Between Worlds – it was in a booktube video about new releases. As soon as I heard the premise I […]

Read More

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson – A Review

The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive Book One) Written by Brandon Sanderson High Fantasy Goodreads | Amazon Published by Tor Books Released August 31, 2010 Rating: “I understood in a moment of stillness. Those candle flames were like the lives of men. So fragile. So deadly. Left alone, they lit and warmed. Let run […]

Read More

Tonoharu by Lars Martinson – A Review

Tonoharu by Lars Martinson Graphic Novel Goodreads | Amazon Published by Pliant Press Released May 1, 2008 Rating: Whenever I’m at my local library, I always try to search out a couple of books I’ve never heard of before to check out. I’ll walk down random aisles, grabbing books off the shelf until I find something […]

Read More

The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes

The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes Non-Fiction | Nutrition Goodreads | Amazon Published by Anchor Books Released December 27, 2016 Rating: I’ve mentioned several times on my blog now that I gave up sugar for the month of January in an attempt to be healthier and to try to get my body to stop craving […]

Read More

Sadie by Courtney Summers – A Review

Sadie by Courtney Summers Young Adult | Contemporary | Mystery Goodreads Published by Wednesday Books Released September 4, 2018 Purchase: Amazon Rating: Sadie was everywhere in the latter half of 2018. It was being talked about on booktube, popping up all over bookstagram, positive reviews filling up my RSS reader. I don’t read a lot of contemporary […]

Read More

The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch by Neil Gaiman – A Review

The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch Written by Neil Gaiman Art by Michael Zulli Graphic Novel Goodreads Released April 1, 2008 Published by Dark Horse Books Purchase: Amazon Rating: I had never heard of this Neil Gaiman graphic novel until I came across it while perusing the comic book shelves […]

Read More

Skyward Volume 1 by Joe Henderson – A Review

Skyward Volume 1 by Joe Henderson Art by Lee Garbett and Antonio Fabela Comic Books | Sci-Fi Goodreads Published by Image Comics Released September 25, 2018 Purchase: Amazon Rating: I would like to preface this review by mentioning Hoopla, a website that allows you to check out all sorts of books, comics, films and television shows, […]

Read More

The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand – A Review

The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand Young adult | Retellings | Holiday Published by Harper Teen Released October 24, 2017 Goodreads Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | Thriftbooks Author Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook Rating: I kept seeing Cynthia Hand’s The Afterlife of Holly Chase on Bookstagram and Booktube, recommended by people […]

Read More

The Age of the Vikings by Anders Winroth – A Review

The Age of the Vikings by Anders Winroth Non-Fiction | History | Scandinavian History Published by Princeton University Press Released September 7, 2014 Goodreads Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | Thriftbooks Author Links: Twitter Rating: History was always one of my favorite classes at school, and I miss a lot of the assigned […]

Read More

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo – A Review

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo Young Adult | Fantasy Published by Orion Children’s Books Released September 27, 2016 Goodreads Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | Thriftbooks Author Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Tumblr Rating: Crooked Kingdom is the second book in the Six of Crows duology. As such, I won’t be able […]

Read More

Lady Killer Vol 1 by Joelle Jones & Jamie S. Rich – A Review

Lady Killer, Vol 1 by Joëlle Jones & Jamie S. Rich Graphic Novel | Thriller Published by Dark Horse Released September 15, 2015 Goodreads Purchase: Amazon | Books-a-Million Jamie S. Rich Links: Website Joëlle Jones Links: Website | Twitter | Tumblr Rating: The first book/graphic novel I finished in 2019 ended up being a re-read for me. […]

Read More

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey Young Adult | Science-Fiction Goodreads Published by G.P Putnam’s Sons Released May 7, 2013 Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | Thriftbooks Synopsis The 5th Wave is a young adult science fiction novel about an extraterrestrial invasion of earth. The […]

Read More

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman – A Review

“It’s like the people who believe they’ll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn’t work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.” The Book The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman Middle-Grade | Magical Realism | Supernatural | Fantasy Published by HarperCollins Released September 30, 2008 Goodreads […]

Read More

Heavenward by Olga Gibbs – Blog Tour

I was invited to participate in a blog tour for Olga Gibbs’s Heavenward hosted by Melanie at  Fraser’s Fun House and I jumped on the opportunity. If you would like to read Heavenward, you can do so for free just by signing up to the Celestial Club. You’ll then receive a free e-copy of this book. You can go […]

Read More

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

On this road there are no godspoke men. They are gone and I am left and they have taken with them the world. Query: How does the never to be differ from what never was? The Book The Road by Cormac McCarthy Post-Apocalyptic | Adult Fiction Published by Knopf Released September 26, 2006 Goodreads Author Links: […]

Read More

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – A Review

No Mourners. No Funerals. The Book Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Fantasy | Young adult Published by Henry Holt & Co Released September 29, 2015 Goodreads Author Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Tumblr Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | ThriftBooks Synopsis Six of Crows is a young adult fantasy […]

Read More

Our Frail Disordered Lives by Mary M. Schmidt – A Review

The Book Our Frail Disordered Lives by Mary M. Schmidt Horror | Supernatural Published by Lulu Released May 16, 2018 Goodreads Author Links: Website | Twitter | Instagram Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review Synopsis Roach is […]

Read More

Grimenna by N.K. Blazevic – A Review

The Book Grimenna by N.K. Blazevic Goodreads Published by EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing Released March 5, 2018 Obtained through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble Synopsis It was in the great forest Grimenna that the first spirits were born, created from the beliefs of men and nourished […]

Read More

The Early Chinese Empires: Qin and Han by Mark Edward Lewis – A Review

The Book The Early Chinese Empires – Qin and Han (History of Imperial China Book 1) by Mark Edward Lewis Goodreads Published by Harvard University Press Released June 30, 2009 Buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ThriftBooks | Books-a-Million Synopsis This book focuses on the history of the Qin and Han dynasties in early Chinese […]

Read More

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir – A Review

“Curse this world for what it does to the mothers, for what it does to the daughters. Curse it for making us strong through loss and pain, our hearts torn from our chests again and again. Curse it for forcing us to endure.”  The Book A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir Published by Razorbill, […]

Read More

Foundations of Chinese Civilization by Jing Liu – A Review

“After 17,434 disasters, 3,791 wars, 663 emperors, and 95 dynasties, the 5,000-year-old Chinese civilization marches on.” The Book Foundations of Chinese Civilization: The Yellow Emperor to the Han Dynasty (2697 BCE – 220 CE) by Jing Liu Released May 31, 2016 Published by Stone Bridge Press Goodreads Author links: Facebook Synopsis Foundations of Chinese Civilizations is the history […]

Read More

Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson – A Review

The Book Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, with art by Emily Carroll Published by Farrar Straus Giroux Released February 6, 2018 Goodreads Author Links: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Tumblr Artist Links: Website | Twitter | Synopsis This book is the graphic novel adaptation of the novel, Speak. It’s about a […]

Read More

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir – A Review

“When the fear takes over, use the only thing more powerful, more indestructible, to fight it: your spirit. Your heart.” The Book A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir Published by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Released August 30, 2016 Goodreads Author: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | Goodreads | Facebook | Pinterest Read My Review of An Ember in the Ashes Synopsis A Torch Against the […]

Read More

Battlestar Suburbia by Chris McCrudden – A Review

“‘You know,’ added Alma, ‘the older I get, the more I think it’s not war or politics or all that stuff that makes history what it is. From what I can see, it’s all about the house prices.’” The Book Battlestar Suburbia by Chris McCrudden Published by Farrago Release Date: September 20, 2018 Goodreads Author Links: […]

Read More

Short Reviews

I’m almost always reading multiple books or comics at one time, and many of the smaller books I read are too short to warrant a long review. Therefore, I’ve gathered those books to review in one post! Note: All of these books were obtained through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Good Night, Kitty […]

Read More

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl – A Review

The Book Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl Published by Alfred A Knopf Released in 1970 Goodreads Author Links: Website | Twitter Synopsis Fantastic Mr. Fox is a children’s book about Mr. Fox and his family. Every night, Mr. Fox goes to one of the three farms surrounding the hole they live in and steals food for […]

Read More

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – A Review

“I look up at the stars hanging low in a sky that makes me think I’m seeing the infinite. But beneath their cold gaze, I feel small. All the beauty of the stars means nothing when life here on earth is so ugly.” The Book An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir Published by Razorbill, […]

Read More

Daisy’s Run by Scott Baron

The Book Daisy’s Run by Scott Baron Part One of The Clockwork Chimera series Amazon | Goodreads Published by Curiouser Release Date: November 15, 2018 Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter Obtained through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review What It Is Daisy’s Run is the first in a five-part science fiction series focused […]

Read More

Bunnicula by Deborah & James Howe

Bunnicula review; james and deborah howe; read yourself happy; halloween books, children books

The Book Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe, illustrated by Alan Daniel Amazon | Goodreads Published by Scholastic Released 1979 Author Links: Website What It Is Bunnicula is a children’s book told from the point of view of two of a family’s pets: Harold, a dog who loves to eat, and his best friend Chester, a […]

Read More

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

Book Review of The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee; historical fiction; best books of 2018; what should i read next; great feminist books

“Everyone has heared stories of women like us – cautionary tales, morality plays, warning of what will befall you if you are a girl too wild for this world, a girl who asks too many questions or wants too much. If you set off into the world alone.  “Everyone has heard stories of women like […]

Read More

The Witches by Roald Dahl

The Book The Witches by Roald Dahl Amazon | Goodreads Published by Jonathan Cape, a division of Penguin Random House Released 1983 Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter 10 Things You Should Know About Roald Dahl on His Birthday What Is It About? The Witches is a children’s book about a little boy that goes […]

Read More

Book Review: Tales from The Warming by Lorin R. Robinson

“Without taking her eyes off the emerald waters of the island’s central lagoon, she said: ‘This is unbearably lovely. What a tragedy that the people who contributed least to the causes of the warming are the ones who bear its greatest burdens.’” The Book Tales from The Warming: 10 Near-Future Stories Envisioning the Human Impact […]

Read More

Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

The Book Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi Amazon | Goodreads Published by Henry Holt, part of Macmillan Publishing Group Released: March 6, 2018 Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise. What […]

Read More

Book Review: City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

“Every time I get nervous or scared, I remind myself that every good story needs twists and turns. Every heroine needs an adventure.” The Book City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab Amazon | Goodreads Author Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Tumblr Publisher: Scholastic, 2018 What It Is Cassidy Blake is a young […]

Read More

Banned Books, Part Seven

September 23-29 is Banned Books Week, a week that promotes the freedom to read. Every day this week, I’ll be sharing three banned books that you should add to your TBR lists. Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Part Five Part Six Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell While many people remember the […]

Read More

Banned Books, Part Six

September 23-29 is Banned Books Week, a week that promotes the freedom to read. Every day this week, I’ll be sharing three banned books that you should add to your TBR lists. Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Part Five     Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Bloom When I […]

Read More

Banned Books, Part Five

September 23-29 is Banned Books Week, a week that promotes the freedom to read. Every day this week, I’ll be sharing three banned books that you should add to your TBR lists. Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four     The Witches by Roald Dahl Beloved children’s authors are not exempt from having books […]

Read More

Banned Books, Part Four

September 23-29 is Banned Books Week, a week that promotes the freedom to read. Every day this week, I’ll be sharing three banned books that you should add to your TBR lists. Part One Part Two Part Three     Carrie by Stephen King Stephen King’s first published novel, Carrie was banned in some places due to people […]

Read More

Book Review: Mortals and Immortals of Greek Mythology by Francoise Rachmuhl

The Book Mortals and Immortals of Greek Mythology by Francoise Rachmuhl, illustrations by Charlotte Gastaut Amazon | Goodreads Children’s literature, mythology Published by Lion Forge, 2018 I received an ARC of this book for review through NetGalley What It Is This is a children’s book about the most important figures in Greek mythology. Each page […]

Read More

Banned Books: Part Three

September 23-29 is Banned Books Week, a week that promotes the freedom to read. Every day this week, I’ll be sharing three banned books that you should add to your TBR lists. Part One Part Two   The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain This may be one of the most well-known banned books in […]

Read More

Book Review: I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel

“We are readers. Books are an essential part of our lives and of our life stories. For us, reading isn’t just a hobby or a pastime; it’s a lifestyle.” The Book I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life by Anne Bogel Amazon | Goodreads Author Links: Website | Facebook | […]

Read More

Book Review: People of the Sun by Jason Parent

“So you’re a space camel vampire that derives superpowers from water? That’s not nearly as terrifying as your appearance suggests.” The Book People of the Sun by Jason Parent Author links: Website | Facebook | Twitter Publisher: Sinister Grin Press Science fiction Amazon | Goodreads Obtained from NetGalley What Is It About? Jason Parent’s People […]

Read More

Book Review: Flora and the Shooting Stars by Chantal Van den Heuvel

The Book Flora and the Shooting Stars by Chantal Van den Heuvel, art by Daphne Collignon Amazon | Goodreads Graphic novel | Romance Published by Europe Comics Obtained through Netgalley What It Is Flora is a 40-something divorcee looking for romance after her marriage fails disastrously. She and her friends meet up frequently to talk about […]

Read More

Book Review: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

The Book The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee Amazon | Goodreads Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books Published: 2017 Genre: Young adult, historical fiction, adventure, LGBT Author Links: Website | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram What It Is Set in the 1700s, the story follows Henry Montague (“Monty”), his sister […]

Read More

Book Review: The Realm by Seth M. Peck & Jeremy Haun

“Funny how quickly you can get used to some things, and how quickly you can forget others. One day you’re worrying about passing your algebra final and the next thing you know, you’re trying not to get eaten by trolls.” The Book The Realm, Volume 1 (plus issues 6 and 7) by Seth M. Peck […]

Read More

Book Review: Invincible Living by Guru Jagat

We’re in a new trajectory on the planet. This is a new time with new challenges, requirements, and rules of engagement than even five years ago. And part of what’s happening is that the entire psychomagnetic field of the Earth is changing. As a result of this shift in the Earth’s psychomagnetic field, there’s a […]

Read More

10 Things You Should Know about Roald Dahl on his Birthday

Today is legendary children’s author Roald Dahl’s birthday. Not surprisingly, it’s also Roald Dahl day. When I was in fifth grade, I had a teacher who adored Dahl, and for at least fifteen minutes every day, she would read to us from one of his books. It was my introduction to his work, and I […]

Read More

Book Review: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

We were determined to ignore whatever needed to be ignored, to build a new world from nothing if nothing in our world could be salvaged. The Book Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer Goodreads What It Is Nine-year-old Oskar Schell is am an ambitious child, spending his time inventing, learning, acting, making […]

Read More

Book Review: The Water Knife – Paolo Bacigalupi

Toomie sighed. “I used to know this Indian guy. Skinny dude, came over from India. Didn’t have a wife or family anymore. Maybe they were back there in India, I can’t remember. Anyway, the thing he said that stuck with me was that people are alone here in America. They’re all alone. And they don’t […]

Read More

Book Review: The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

He looked across the sea and knew how alone he was now. But he could see the prisms in the deep dark water and the line stretching ahead and the strange undulation of the calm. The clouds were building up now for the trade wind and he looked ahead and saw a flight of wild […]

Read More

White is for Witching – Helen Oyeyemi

“Dear Miranda Silver, This house is bigger than you know! There are extra floors, with lots of people in them. They are looking people. They look at you, and they never move. We do not like them. We do not like this house, and we are glad to be going away. This is the end of […]

Read More