Book Review: “Broken (in the best possible way)” by Jenny Lawson

I finished this entire book the first day I had it, which was the first time I'd one-shot a book since February (when I finished my incredible 60-book sprint) and then I put it down and sat back on the couch to really think about it. I've mentioned before how much I love Jenny Lawson, … Continue reading Book Review: “Broken (in the best possible way)” by Jenny Lawson

First Impression Friday: “Broken (in the best possible way)” by Jenny Lawson

I had to wait an entire week after the release of this book before it finally arrived in my mail box, but it was well worth the wait. From GoodReads: As Jenny Lawson’s hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken, Jenny brings readers along on her mental and physical health … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Broken (in the best possible way)” by Jenny Lawson

Book Review: “The Witch’s Heart” by Genevieve Gornichec

I'm going to be honest with you - I started writing this review as soon as I finished the book, and then promptly got bored with writing the review and wandered off to do something else, then didn't read another book for almost three weeks. Now that I've finished that book (The Lost Apothecary) and … Continue reading Book Review: “The Witch’s Heart” by Genevieve Gornichec

First Impression Friday: “The Witch’s Heart” by Genevieve Gornichec

Good morning, and welcome back to First Impression Friday! This is where I reveal to you that I'm currently writing this FIF post in February (February 23, to be exact!), the day after I received my February Fantastic Strangling Book Club book in the mail, The Witch's Heart. I've seen a lot about this online … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Witch’s Heart” by Genevieve Gornichec

Book Review: “The Swallowed Man” by Edward Carey

The beginning of this book feels like Frankenstein to me, albeit a monster that's made of wood and not human flesh. Geppetto is so frightened by his creation at first, and then, unlike Victor Frankenstein, he feels like he comes to care for it, goes and buys it clothes, and sends it off to school. … Continue reading Book Review: “The Swallowed Man” by Edward Carey

First Impression Friday: “The Swallowed Man” by Edward Carey

This is January 2021's Fantastic Stranglings Book Club Book, and the first thing I'm going to say is that I am incredibly upset that this tiny little book has a price tag of $26.00. (I pay a flat $30 fee every month for my subscription, but this book is 192 pages long - it shouldn't … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Swallowed Man” by Edward Carey

Book Review: “Follow Me to Ground” by Sue Rainsford

Follow Me to Ground by Sue Rainsford was the sixth book I read in 2021, and it is the first book I'd put on my "disappointing" list for the end of the year. Content Warning: Pedophilia, Incest, Spoilers The only reason I picked this book up is because it was the January 2020 book for … Continue reading Book Review: “Follow Me to Ground” by Sue Rainsford

First Impression Friday: “Follow Me to Ground” by Sue Rainsford

I purchased this book because it's the only Fantastic Stranglings book club book I didn't get last year (because I joined after the cut off), so I decided to treat myself to it as part of the 3 books I bought as Christmas presents to myself. From GoodReads: Ada and her father, touched by the … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Follow Me to Ground” by Sue Rainsford

Book Review: “A Deadly Education” by Naomi Novik

My First Impression Friday musings were correct: our main character, El (short for Galadriel), is snappy and rude with everyone she comes across, because she holds a giant grudge against the rest of humanity for not helping her when she was young and she encountered her first "mal" - creatures that prey on those with … Continue reading Book Review: “A Deadly Education” by Naomi Novik

First Impression Friday: “A Deadly Education” by Naomi Novik

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik was October's book club book for the Fantastic Stranglings Book Club, led by Jenny Lawson over at The Bloggess. I, unfortunately, was in full wedding-stress-meltdown-panic mode, and a such I just picked up this book this week. From BookShop: I decided that Orion Lake needed to die after the … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “A Deadly Education” by Naomi Novik