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

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

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

First Impression Friday: “The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In Your Home” by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

If you have never listened to the podcast Welcome to Night Vale, I suggest you head to your favorite podcast app and give it a listen. They've been on-air since 2012, so there are about 160 or so episodes for you to catch up on. I'll wait. Ready? Great. I've been listening to WTNV since about … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In Your Home” by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

First Impression Friday: “The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires” by Grady Hendrix

I've mentioned it several times by now, but I joined The Fantastic Stranglings Book Club via the Bloggess a few months ago, and I've received two books so far, American Sherlock and We Ride Upon Sticks. This month, since everyone's in isolation, she offered up another selection: The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires, available for anyone to purchase, as … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires” by Grady Hendrix

First Impression Friday: “We Ride Upon Sticks” by Quan Barry

Welcome back to First Impression Friday! This week's book is yet another Fantastic Stranglings book, We Ride Upon Sticks. I will admit that absolutely nothing prepared me for the summary of this book: From Amazon: Acclaimed novelist Quan Barry delivers a tour de female force in this delightful novel. Set in the coastal town of Danvers, … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “We Ride Upon Sticks” by Quan Barry

First Impression Friday: “American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI” by Kate Winkler Dawson

Quarantine gives you a lot of time to read (when you're not playing Animal Crossing, that is...). This week, I finally started on the February book for the Fantastic Stranglings Book Club (check it out if you want a book sent to you every month!), which has a super long title: American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI” by Kate Winkler Dawson