I spent this morning reading through my WordPress reader and trying to figure out the best way to do a wrap-up post. I still haven't figured it out, but I'm going to give it my very best try. First of all, here's my "Happy New Year" post from January 1. I remember writing it, but … Continue reading Goodbye, 2018!
I previewed this book a few weeks ago on a First Impression Friday post, and I actually finished it a long time ago but never got around to writing a review for it. I'm here to remedy that now. This book ended up going in a completely different direction than I was expecting. That's the … Continue reading Book Review: “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry” by Fredrik Backman
First Impression Friday is a weekly series started by JW Martin, and I haven't been able to participate in a few weeks because life has been more than a little crazy. Seriously, who has time to think around the holidays, much less blog? This week, I'm previewing a book that I've actually attempted to start … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Bridge of Clay” by Markus Zusak
Christmas is next week, y'all. Seven days away. Where has the year gone? Let me just say that this has been the fastest year I've ever experienced. It's also been one of the best years of my life (albeit one of the more stressful, between defending my thesis and getting an actual career). But you're not … Continue reading Top 5 Books on My Christmas Wishlist
Oh, geez. Now all of the shame comes out. Welcome back to Top 5 Tuesday, something I haven't participated in for a hot minute because life has been over-the-top insane. As always, it's hosted by Shannah @ Bionic Book Worm and we're here to judge each other. Harshly. Anyway. My Lady Jane - Brodi Ashton, Cynthia … Continue reading Top 5 Books I Didn’t Get to in 2018
This is a book I won a free copy of through LibraryThing. (I'd heard it was better for getting free books than GoodReads, and so far I've won three in the past week so that seems to be panning out!) From Amazon: In the 12th century, Cassandra is likely to be burned at the stake … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Grail of the Grimoire”by J. S. Sterling
I'm going apologize in advance for this review, because the majority of this is going to be dissecting the main character, MG, and why she's is the worst main character I've ever read, second only to Jazz from Artemis. If you want to skip to my review of the actual story, scroll down to the last … Continue reading Book Review: “The Frame-Up”