Book Review: “They Did Bad Things” by Lauren A. Finny

As mentioned in my previous First Impression Friday post, They Did Bad Things is June's book for the Fantastic Stranglings Book Club, run by Jenny Lawson at The Bloggess. (She's opening a bookstore in San Antonio called Nowhere Bookshop, and it's on my bucket list to visit at least once in my life!) I always try to … Continue reading Book Review: “They Did Bad Things” by Lauren A. Finny

First Impression Friday: “They Did Bad Things” by Lauren A. Forry

This week's First Impression Friday belongs to yet another Fantastic Strangling book club book: They Did Bad Things by Lauren A. Forry. I am so excited by all of the books that have been chosen so far, and I am even more excited about the fact that all of them are newly-published, so I don't have … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “They Did Bad Things” by Lauren A. Forry

Book Review: “The Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” by Stuart Turton

I finished this book in two days, only because I had to go to sleep on the first day or risk passing out at work the following day. I even bought a new charging cord for my ancient Kindle Keyboard 3 (that's how old it is!) so I could read this book on the Kindle … Continue reading Book Review: “The Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” by Stuart Turton

First Impression Friday: “The Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” by Stuart Turton

I've really been on a Kindle kick recently. I even went and bought a replacement charging cord for my Kindle Keyboard 3 (that's how old mine is!) because I got a few books I wanted to read. And some of them were on sale. One such book is this one, The Seven and a Half … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” by Stuart Turton

Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Cake

Who knew that picking out cake would be so stressful? Back when I first got engaged, I probably spent like 10 hours looking at various wedding bakeries etc., online, and finding that literally every single one of them was so far out of what I thought that a cake should cost that I gave up. … Continue reading Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Cake

First Impression Friday: “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo

Welcome back to First Impression Friday! Several weeks ago, I talked about how I have been working through a writer's block and how I was going to try and write more. And then 2020 became more of a dumpster fire than it already was and between trying to keep up with what was going on … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo

“Vacation”

The word "vacation" means something different to me now than it did even just a few months ago. A few months ago, back before everything changed, the main "vacation" I was thinking about was my honeymoon. The original plan was to go to Iceland, as Steven has several acquaintances there (met, as all of our … Continue reading “Vacation”

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