“Vacation”

The word "vacation" means something different to me now than it did even just a few months ago. A few months ago, back before everything changed, the main "vacation" I was thinking about was my honeymoon. The original plan was to go to Iceland, as Steven has several acquaintances there (met, as all of our … Continue reading “Vacation”

Book Review: “Catherine House” by Elisabeth Thomas

I received Catherine House through my Fantastic Stranglings Book Club subscription for the month of May. After the disappointment of last month's book, this was exactly what I was looking for, although it still didn't leave me satisfied at the end. The book is split into three separate parts, for the three years that Ines spends at … Continue reading Book Review: “Catherine House” by Elisabeth Thomas

First Impression Friday: “Catherine House” by Elisabeth Thomas

This week's First Impression Friday novel is Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas. I've seen things here and there about it (mostly targeted ads on Instagram), and then I found out that it wasn't originally supposed to make it to print due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Jenny Lawson (The Bloggess and founder of the Fantastic Stranglings … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Catherine House” by Elisabeth Thomas

Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Opening Lines

After skipping last week's T5T topic (I have zero romance books on my shelves and I find romantic subplots to be the bane of my existence, whoops), we're back with this week's topic, Top 5 Opening lines, courtesy as always of Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm. This week's topic is top five opening lines. And … Continue reading Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Opening Lines

Book Review: “Wow, No Thank You” by Samantha Irby

I know I just previewed this book on Friday, but you also have to understand that at the pace I'm reading through books due to the Shelter-in-Place orders, I'm reading them way ahead of time and attempting to schedule things as best as I can. As mentioned Friday, this book is my April book from … Continue reading Book Review: “Wow, No Thank You” by Samantha Irby

First Impression Friday: “Wow, No Thank You” by Samantha Irby

This is my third (technically fourth, if we count The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires, but I'm not because it was a bonus book I bought and not one from the actual subscription) book from the Fantastic Stranglings Book Club, and I am very interested to see how it turns out. (Wow, that was … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Wow, No Thank You” by Samantha Irby