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

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

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

Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Opening Lines

After skipping last week's T5T topic (I have zero romance books on my shelves and I find romantic subplots to be the bane of my existence, whoops), we're back with this week's topic, Top 5 Opening lines, courtesy as always of Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm. This week's topic is top five opening lines. And … Continue reading Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Opening Lines

Book Review: “Wow, No Thank You” by Samantha Irby

I know I just previewed this book on Friday, but you also have to understand that at the pace I'm reading through books due to the Shelter-in-Place orders, I'm reading them way ahead of time and attempting to schedule things as best as I can. As mentioned Friday, this book is my April book from … Continue reading Book Review: “Wow, No Thank You” by Samantha Irby

Book Review: “Children of Blood & Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi

Let's mark this down as a historic moment: in the past two weeks, I have had three separate books that I have read on three separate days, and I have read those books in their entirety. (I spent like 10 minutes trying to figure out how to word that sentence, and I'm pretty sure that … Continue reading Book Review: “Children of Blood & Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi

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