Top 5 Books I Didn’t Get to in 2018

Oh, geez. Now all of the shame comes out. Welcome back to Top 5 Tuesday, something I haven't participated in for a hot minute because life has been over-the-top insane. As always, it's hosted by Shannah @ Bionic Book Worm and we're here to judge each other. Harshly. Anyway. My Lady Jane - Brodi Ashton, Cynthia … Continue reading Top 5 Books I Didn’t Get to in 2018

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First Impression Friday: “Grail of the Grimoire”by J. S. Sterling

This is a book I won a free copy of through LibraryThing. (I'd heard it was better for getting free books than GoodReads, and so far I've won three in the past week so that seems to be panning out!) From Amazon: In the 12th century, Cassandra is likely to be burned at the stake … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Grail of the Grimoire”by J. S. Sterling

First Impression Friday: “The Frame Up” by Meghan Scott Molin

I chose this book as my Kindle First book of the month, and within the first two pages I was regretting it. I read through the reviews and looked at the other books available (a memoir, a "heartbreaking" literary fiction, and then a suspense novel that totally didn't look interesting, and two others that I … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Frame Up” by Meghan Scott Molin

Book Review: “Practical Magic” by Alice Hoffman

I read this book in a day. A single day, starting before work at 7:45, and then continuing through lunch and even a bit at the comic shop later. I devoured this book, turning pages so quickly towards the last quarter of the book that I'm surprised the book didn't burst into flames. Was it … Continue reading Book Review: “Practical Magic” by Alice Hoffman

First Impression Friday: “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry” by Fredrik Backman

This is another book I bought months ago and am just getting around to reading, thanks to the thesis work that previously took up all of my free time. I was going to get A Man Called Ove, but after reading the first two chapters I found that I couldn't stomach it and put it back … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry” by Fredrik Backman

First Impression Friday: “Practical Magic” by Alice Hoffman

I think I'm a few decades late getting on this train. I read The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman while traveling to LA a few weeks back and was absolutely stunned at how amazing it was. It was one of those where I was almost tempted to skip sight-seeing just to stay inside and finish … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Practical Magic” by Alice Hoffman

Book Review: “The Ragged Edge of Night” by Olivia Hawker

Holy cow. That's all I could think when I finished this book. Holy. Cow. The ending, breathtaking, wonderful -- this book surpassed all of my expectations. And then I got to the afterword -- this book is based on a true story. While somethings were changed, the majority of things stayed the same. I'm not going to tell you … Continue reading Book Review: “The Ragged Edge of Night” by Olivia Hawker