First Impression Friday: “Invisible Cities” by Calvino

Welcome back to First Impression Friday, a meme created by JW Martin @ Storey of Storeys. I'm (finally) working my way through my reading list for my thesis (just a few months late...not too bad, right?), and this is the next one on my list. I'm not sure what I expected when I opened this … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Invisible Cities” by Calvino

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Life in Books Tag

Welcome back to Thursdays here on BAOTB, where I throw a random book tag out at you that I found somewhere on the internet. This week's book tag was found on Jamsudreams, and it honestly made me think. Find a book for each of your initials L - Leviathan Wakes by James SA Corey M - Mostly … Continue reading Life in Books Tag

A Response to Forbes’ Misinformed Library Article

We're taking a break from Recipe Review Wednesday to bring you this important news bulletin. I don't know if you keep up with the news or anything (trust me, there are many days where I wish I didn't read the news), but a few days ago Forbes published an op-ed by someone who claimed that … Continue reading A Response to Forbes’ Misinformed Library Article

Top 5 Books I’ve Read Because of Blogs & YouTube

Welcome back to Top 5 Tuesday, hosted as always by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm. I know I've been conspicuously absent for a few days, but I'm hoping to get things back in gear relatively soon. This week's topic is "Top 5 Books I've Read Because of Blogs & YouTube," which is a little unsettling … Continue reading Top 5 Books I’ve Read Because of Blogs & YouTube

First Impression Friday: “My Lady Jane” by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

I blame all of this one Shanah, and she's probably perfectly happy with that. Lately, I've been taking a lot of surveys online and getting some decent Amazon gift cards out of the deal, so I've been buying a ton of books on Amazon. (In the past few weeks, I've bought this book and three … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “My Lady Jane” by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

Recipe Review: Lembas Bread

Hold on to your hats, dear readers, because I'm about to reveal centuries-old Elvish (Elven?) secrets to you. Well, one at least: how to make Lembas Bread. Lembas Bread, if you're a reader (or watcher, I don't judge) of Lord of the Rings, is the Elvish equivalent of hardtack (also known as cram in the LOTR-verse), except … Continue reading Recipe Review: Lembas Bread

Top 5 Books I Want to Reread

Welcome back to Top 5 Tuesday, hosted as always by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm. This week's topic is "Top 5 Books I Want to Reread." A few months back, I wrote a post defending rereading books, after reading a post declaring that rereading books was probably the worst thing you could do for your … Continue reading Top 5 Books I Want to Reread