The Most Disappointing Books of 2020

On Tuesday, I did a list of my favorite books of 2020. Today, I'm doing a list of my most disappointing books of 2020. None of these were actually published in 2020, but I read all of them this year. I'm going to limit this to just five, like Tuesday's list, so that it doesn't … Continue reading The Most Disappointing Books of 2020

The Unfinished Books of 2020

With every year, there are always a few books that you start and don't finish. For me, I had six this year. A Crown of Swords: I'm not sure why I didn't finish this one. I blew through the first few books of the series in 2019, but hit a wall around August and read … Continue reading The Unfinished Books of 2020

My Favorite Books of 2020

I read 51 books in 2020 (I'll be having a few more posts about them in the coming days, so stay tuned!), and I had the hardest time picking out just five books to talk about for my top books. It's been a long time since I've done a Top 5 Tuesday post, and this … Continue reading My Favorite Books of 2020

Book Review: “Ella Minnow Pea” by Mark Dunn

I started and finished this book in a single night. It's not all that long, but it did leave a lasting impression on me. As mentioned previously, this book covers the island of Nollop, where the man who invented the phrase "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" is worshipped almost like a … Continue reading Book Review: “Ella Minnow Pea” by Mark Dunn

First Impression Friday: “The Golden Compass” by Philip Pullman

First of all, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! Today, I'm starting The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. It's one of those kids' series that I missed growing up, and now that my husband has moved in with me, I have access to all of his books, too, and there are so many that … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Golden Compass” by Philip Pullman

Book Review: “A Deadly Education” by Naomi Novik

My First Impression Friday musings were correct: our main character, El (short for Galadriel), is snappy and rude with everyone she comes across, because she holds a giant grudge against the rest of humanity for not helping her when she was young and she encountered her first "mal" - creatures that prey on those with … Continue reading Book Review: “A Deadly Education” by Naomi Novik

First Impression Friday: “Ella Minnow Pea” by Mark Dunn

I've spent a lot of time on Pinterest lately (first for wedding stuff, and now for Animal Crossing: New Horizons inspiration), and I came across a post about Ella Minnow Pea, thought it looked interest, and snagged a cheap copy off ThriftBooks. From Bookshop: Ella Minnow Pea is a girl living happily on the fictional … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Ella Minnow Pea” by Mark Dunn

Twelve Days of Christmas Book Tag

Welcome back to what might be the second-to-last book tag of the year! This one came from Kristin Kraves Books, but was created by Falling Down the Book Hole (where she first wrote it in 2017!). I haven't done many book tags this year (I blame the stress of wedding planning and the creativity-crushing existence … Continue reading Twelve Days of Christmas Book Tag

Book Review: “Dark Archives” by Megan Rosenbloom

I always find it hard to review non-fiction books, because a topic that's interesting to me could still be interesting to me if the author presents it in a rather dry format, but other people may want their non-fiction to be a bit spicier, and they don't like reading dry and dull books. At least … Continue reading Book Review: “Dark Archives” by Megan Rosenbloom

First Impression Friday: “A Deadly Education” by Naomi Novik

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik was October's book club book for the Fantastic Stranglings Book Club, led by Jenny Lawson over at The Bloggess. I, unfortunately, was in full wedding-stress-meltdown-panic mode, and a such I just picked up this book this week. From BookShop: I decided that Orion Lake needed to die after the … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “A Deadly Education” by Naomi Novik