Book Review: “Spellbreaker” by Charlie N. Holmberg

I really, really enjoyed Spellbreaker's London (and by extension, England). The magic system is believable (anyone can become a magician, but the main barrier is money, like it is with most things), and the characters all seem to have some purpose. Elise Camden is the main character of the book, although the perspective shifts between … Continue reading Book Review: “Spellbreaker” by Charlie N. Holmberg

January 2021 Wrap-Up

What's this? It's a monthly wrap-up post? I can't remember the last time I did one of these! Let's start with the books I read in January (and most of which have been scheduled into April for reviews/First Impression Friday posts!). I read 23 books during the month of January: The Thirty Names of Night … Continue reading January 2021 Wrap-Up

First Impression Friday: “The Lost Hero” by Rick Riordan

I ended last year by running through the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, and was surprised when I found the ebooks were available through Amazon Prime. (I'd been trying to catch up on all the outstanding Kindle First books I have sitting unread on my account, and found these while browsing the store.) I'd … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Lost Hero” by Rick Riordan

The Disney Parks Book Tag

Good morning, and welcome to the third week in a row where I actually do a book tag! This week's book tag was found on Foxes and Fairy Tales and comes from Reading By Starlight. I haven't been to Disney World since 2012, and I'm hoping that the pandemic settles down enough soon that I'll … Continue reading The Disney Parks Book Tag

TTT: New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2020

Welcome back to Top 10 Tuesday, where this week's topic is going to be the easiest one I've done so far in 2021! As always, TTT is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and you can find hundreds of other participants on the blog if you click through! I want to go ahead and thank … Continue reading TTT: New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2020

Book Review: “The Devil and the Dark Water” by Stuart Turton

Samuel Pipps is Sherlock Holmes before Sherlock Holmes was invented. His escapades are written down by his loyal bodyguard ("I'd be lost without my blogger"!) and they're distributed all over the East India Trading Company's lands for people to read. How, then, did he find himself locked up in the filthy windowless room in the … Continue reading Book Review: “The Devil and the Dark Water” by Stuart Turton

First Impression Friday: “Spellbreaker” by Charlie N Holmberg

So far, I'm on a roll this year. As of this writing, it's only January 4 and I've read two books and started a third. I don't think I read this many books in the first three months of 2020. Today's book is Spellbreaker, which I received as a Kindle First book ages ago (I … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Spellbreaker” by Charlie N Holmberg

The Reread Book Tag

Good morning! It's Thursday, which means it's Book Tag Day! This week's tag comes from Brianna's Books & Randomness. I figured since I'm currently doing my reread of The Lord of the Rings, this would be a good tag to do! A childhood favourite that you could read 100 times and still love. The Phantom … Continue reading The Reread Book Tag

TTT: Books I Meant to Get to in 2020, but Didn’t

Welcome back to Top 10 Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week's topic is "Books I meant to get to in 2020, but didn't," which, honestly, we should just take a picture of my entire bookshelf because the entire thing is an embarrassment. If you were to look at my bookshelf and ask … Continue reading TTT: Books I Meant to Get to in 2020, but Didn’t

Book Review: “The Thirty Names of Night” by Zeyn Joukhadar

The Thirty Names of Night was December 2020's Fantastic Stranglings Book Club pick from Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess), and I'll have to admit that I wasn't sure that I'd like it going into the book. The first chapter made me a little uncomfortable, but sometimes you have to be uncomfortable in order to grow. … Continue reading Book Review: “The Thirty Names of Night” by Zeyn Joukhadar