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

Six Months to Go!

Tomorrow marks six months since Steven proposed, and six months and seven days until the wedding. I can't believe we're already halfway there. There's been a lot of uncertainty lately. I've taken a pay cut at my job (while he's gotten a raise). I'm worried that some of the vendors we've chosen aren't going to … Continue reading Six Months to Go!

Book Review: “Children of Blood & Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi

Let's mark this down as a historic moment: in the past two weeks, I have had three separate books that I have read on three separate days, and I have read those books in their entirety. (I spent like 10 minutes trying to figure out how to word that sentence, and I'm pretty sure that … Continue reading Book Review: “Children of Blood & Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi

First Impression Friday: “Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi

First things first: I am way behind on starting this series. I bought the first book very soon after it came out (the whole "Special Barnes & Noble Edition!" caught my attention and I got it in hardback), and I even bought the SECOND book in the series before reading the first! I got maybe … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi