Tolkien, Special Editions, and Paper Insects: Foxy Links – July 26, 2019

“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit or There and Back Again You’ve probably noticed that things have been a bit slow on the blog this week, which is due to some random mysterious sickness that I’ve been dealing with. I’ve […]

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Reading Rush 2019 TBR

I’ve been looking for a Read-a-Thon to participate in, and this one sounded perfect. The Reading Rush was previously called Booktube-a-Thon. This year, it’s got a new name and even a fancy new website where you can sign up and interact with other people participating. If you’re participating, here’s my profile if you would like […]

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The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur – A Review

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur Poetry Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing Released October 3, 2017 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: At the end of April, I read Rupi Kaur’s first poetry collection, Milk and Honey, which I gave 3.5 stars. While I wasn’t super impressed by it, I understood the hype around it. At times, though, […]

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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tell, this challenge was created by the writer at the literary blog, Lost in a Story, but it appears that the domain is no longer valid.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: […]

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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 […]

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[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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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