Book Review: “Dead Dead Girls” by Nekesa Afia

We're playing catch-up here, so you're not going to find a First Impression Friday post by me regarding this book. Truth be told, I read the book on the plane ride to and from New York City, so I wasn't exactly in a position to write a FIF post for this book anyway. From GoodReads: … Continue reading Book Review: “Dead Dead Girls” by Nekesa Afia

First Impression Friday: “The Hidden Palace” by Helene Wecker

I've been trying to read this book for like four months, and every time I get it checked out from the library I forget about it so it gets auto-returned and then I have to get back on the waiting list and I finally, finally have some time to just sit down and read it … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Hidden Palace” by Helene Wecker

Wheel of Time: Episode 1

I don't know how much I've talked about Wheel of Time here on my blog, but I started reading them in 2019 and made it all the way to the middle of Book 7 in early 2020 before I hit the dreaded "wall" and couldn't push any further into them, which upset my husband because, … Continue reading Wheel of Time: Episode 1

Book Review: “A Master of Djinn” by P. Djèlí Clark

It's been almost a week since I finished this book and I've been trying to figure out the best way to write this review, because I really loved the storyline, but I didn't like how it all played out. Also, please note that this book is billed as the "Dead Djinn Universe Book #1," which … Continue reading Book Review: “A Master of Djinn” by P. Djèlí Clark

First Impression Friday: “Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman

A few years ago I picked up My Grandmother Told Me To Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman, and I enjoyed it so much that I tried A Man Called Ove next, but I read the first chapter and had to put the book down, because there was absolutely nothing in the world that … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman

Book Review: “Spinning Silver” by Naomi Novak

I'm still waiting on The Last Graduate to come out, so in the meantime I'm finding every book by Novak in my local library and reading them to pass the time. This book is a Rumpelstiltskin retelling in a Russia-inspired setting, where winter elves take the place of our creepy little goblin man that we … Continue reading Book Review: “Spinning Silver” by Naomi Novak

First Impression Friday: “A Master of Djinn” by P. Djèlí Clark

I have a terrible habit of checking books out from the library and then forgetting about them until I get a Libby notification that they're due back in three days. So here's the next book I'm reading before it's due back (and I can't extend it, because other people have it on hold). From GoodReads: … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “A Master of Djinn” by P. Djèlí Clark

Book Review: “The Once and Future Witches” by Alix Harrow

It took me a little longer to read this book than I would have liked, but it's finally done and I've got a few things to say about it. First, this book is written in present tense. If you're like me, and you're not a super huge fan of present-tense narration, this book is not … Continue reading Book Review: “The Once and Future Witches” by Alix Harrow

First Impression Friday: “Spinning Silver” by Naomi Novak

I'm impatiently waiting for The Last Graduate to release, so I decided to bide my time by reading Naomi Novak's other books. From GoodReads: Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father's inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty--until Miryem takes matters into her own … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Spinning Silver” by Naomi Novak