First Impression Friday: “Carry On” by Rainbow Rowell

I've seen this book on the shelves in bookstores for years (it came out while I was still working at BAM), but I never bothered to open it. I heard a few things about it from people online as to how good it was, but honestly, I didn't like the cover and so I didn't … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Carry On” by Rainbow Rowell

First Impression Friday: “King of Scars” by Leigh Bardugo

You'll notice that we're jumping right from the Shadow and Bone trilogy to the King of Scars duology, but don't worry - I did actually read Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom in-between these. I've already read those two books, though, so they're not going to make it into the FIF/Book Review posts on this … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “King of Scars” by Leigh Bardugo

Wheel of Time: Episode 1

I don't know how much I've talked about Wheel of Time here on my blog, but I started reading them in 2019 and made it all the way to the middle of Book 7 in early 2020 before I hit the dreaded "wall" and couldn't push any further into them, which upset my husband because, … Continue reading Wheel of Time: Episode 1

Book Review: “A Master of Djinn” by P. Djèlí Clark

It's been almost a week since I finished this book and I've been trying to figure out the best way to write this review, because I really loved the storyline, but I didn't like how it all played out. Also, please note that this book is billed as the "Dead Djinn Universe Book #1," which … Continue reading Book Review: “A Master of Djinn” by P. Djèlí Clark

Book Review: “Spinning Silver” by Naomi Novak

I'm still waiting on The Last Graduate to come out, so in the meantime I'm finding every book by Novak in my local library and reading them to pass the time. This book is a Rumpelstiltskin retelling in a Russia-inspired setting, where winter elves take the place of our creepy little goblin man that we … Continue reading Book Review: “Spinning Silver” by Naomi Novak

First Impression Friday: “A Master of Djinn” by P. Djèlí Clark

I have a terrible habit of checking books out from the library and then forgetting about them until I get a Libby notification that they're due back in three days. So here's the next book I'm reading before it's due back (and I can't extend it, because other people have it on hold). From GoodReads: … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “A Master of Djinn” by P. Djèlí Clark

Book Review: “The Once and Future Witches” by Alix Harrow

It took me a little longer to read this book than I would have liked, but it's finally done and I've got a few things to say about it. First, this book is written in present tense. If you're like me, and you're not a super huge fan of present-tense narration, this book is not … Continue reading Book Review: “The Once and Future Witches” by Alix Harrow

Book Review: “The House in the Cerulean Sea” by TJ Klune

I really, really wanted to love this book. You've got no idea how much it pains me to write those words. I loved this book. It's got everything I wanted - mysterious children (reminds me a little bit of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children), unsatisfied office drone worker (Stardew Valley), and the "found family" … Continue reading Book Review: “The House in the Cerulean Sea” by TJ Klune

TTT: Books on My Fall 2021 To-Read List

Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, hosted as always by That Artsy Reader Girl! I haven't participated in a few weeks (mainly because I couldn't think of enough books for the last few weeks) but this one I've got an entire bookshelf full of books to talk about, so let's get started! I can't remember … Continue reading TTT: Books on My Fall 2021 To-Read List

Book Review: “Uprooted” by Naomi Novik

In my First Impression Friday post about this book, I said how I was annoyed with the main character's constant clumsiness, and predicted that it actually meant she'd be super strong in whatever the Dragon had taken her for, and I was correct. She's clumsy because (paraphrasing) there's so much magic inside her that she … Continue reading Book Review: “Uprooted” by Naomi Novik