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

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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

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

First Impression Friday: “The Last Castle” by Denise Kiernan

I think this may be one of the only posts I'm able to remember to do every week. First Impression Friday was started by JW Martin @ Storeys of Stories, where you give a short preview of the book you're currently reading and how you think you'll end up rating it. This week, I'm working … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Last Castle” by Denise Kiernan

First Impression Friday: “The Ragged Edge of Night” by Olivia Hawker

Welcome back to First Impression Friday, where I give my thoughts on a book I've just recently started reading. This was started by JW Martin at Storeys of Stories. This week's book is an Amazon First Kindle Book entitled The Ragged Edge of Night by Olivia Hawker. I picked it up for two reasons: (1) it … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Ragged Edge of Night” by Olivia Hawker

First Impression Friday: “Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World” by Haruki Murakami

Welcome back to First Impression Friday, started by JW Martin. This week I'm writing about my last thesis book, the last thing I'll ever be forced to read, Murakami's Hardboiled Wonderland. My professor recommended it to me on the basis that it deals with alternate worlds that are similar to our own. Since my novel does take … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World” by Haruki Murakami