Three DNFs: “A Discovery of Witches,” “The Midnight Library,” and “The Great Circle”

I don't think I've DNF'd three books back to back before (or if I have, it hasn't been in recent memory), but there was just something about A Discovery of Witches, The Midnight Library, and The Great Circle that I couldn't get through. I did a First Impression Friday for A Discovery of Witches, which … Continue reading Three DNFs: “A Discovery of Witches,” “The Midnight Library,” and “The Great Circle”

First Impression Friday: “Ready Player Two” by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One was one of my favorite books when I first discovered it a few years ago - and then I read back through it a few years later and realized that it was actually incredibly misogynistic and the only reason people liked it is because of the insane amount of 80s references that … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Ready Player Two” by Ernest Cline

TTT: Books I Wish I Could Read Again For the First Time

Good morning everyone and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, hosted as always by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week's theme is Books I wish I could read again for the first time, and let me tell you, there are so many books that I wish I could re-read for the first time. I'm sure … Continue reading TTT: Books I Wish I Could Read Again For the First Time

Book Review: “While Justice Sleeps” by Stacey Abrams

While I was hoping to enjoy this novel, I think it ended up being just a bunch of fluff filled with important-sounding jargon. I work in a law office (well, in real estate, but I still know a lot of legalese), and I was confused. The ending of the book takes place in a court … Continue reading Book Review: “While Justice Sleeps” by Stacey Abrams

First Impression Friday: “A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness

I'm really not sure why I decided to put this book on my holds list at the library, but I do know that I started reading it only two days before it was due to be returned (it's got a hold list so I can't check it out again). From GoodReads: Deep in the stacks … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness

Recipe Review: Tandoori Chix from Sorted Food

Similar recipe located here. This is actually from one of the Sorted cookbooks (CBA2C2), and it's slightly different than the recipe that's available on their site. The major difference is that the recipe in the cookbook uses skewers to cook the chicken under the broiler for about 20ish minutes until they're cooked through. Ingredients: 1 … Continue reading Recipe Review: Tandoori Chix from Sorted Food

Book Review: “Uprooted” by Naomi Novik

In my First Impression Friday post about this book, I said how I was annoyed with the main character's constant clumsiness, and predicted that it actually meant she'd be super strong in whatever the Dragon had taken her for, and I was correct. She's clumsy because (paraphrasing) there's so much magic inside her that she … Continue reading Book Review: “Uprooted” by Naomi Novik

First Impression Friday: “While Justice Sleeps” by Stacey Abram

All of my library holds came in at once (seriously - five books!) so I've really got to jump on the reading train. I've been cross-stitching non-stop for a few weeks now, avoiding every book I know. So much for being a book blog. At least I've got things scheduled out far enough that I'm … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “While Justice Sleeps” by Stacey Abram

The Birthday Book Tag

Today's my birthday, so I thought I would do the Birthday Book Tag! Technically, I did this tag three years ago (can you believe how long it's been??), but I feel like I can do something better now (and of course, my book selections have changed drastically), so let's get to it! I found this … Continue reading The Birthday Book Tag