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: “My Lady Jane” by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

I blame all of this one Shanah, and she's probably perfectly happy with that. Lately, I've been taking a lot of surveys online and getting some decent Amazon gift cards out of the deal, so I've been buying a ton of books on Amazon. (In the past few weeks, I've bought this book and three … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “My Lady Jane” by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

First Impression Friday: “Irena’s Children” by Tilar J. Mazzeo

One of these days I'll get back on a regular posting schedule, I swear. Until that day comes, though, you're going to have some weeks where I post nothing and then some weeks where I post everything. I'm trying to get things under control. Ever had those times where the more you try to hold … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Irena’s Children” by Tilar J. Mazzeo

Book Review: “The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women” by Kate Moore

I am going to start off this review with a warning: if you are the slightest bit squeamish, this is not the book for you (and, quite possibly, not the book review for you). This nonfiction account of the dial-painters of the 1920s and 1930s goes into explicit detail about the physical ailments the factory … Continue reading Book Review: “The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women” by Kate Moore

Tomorrow is Talk Like a Pirate Day

Aaaand because tomorrow's Tuesday, and I really like the post I have set up for tuesday (after all, it's Top 5 Tuesday!), I'm going to go ahead and do this post today. Talk Like a Pirate Day is something I've celebrated for almost five years now. I say almost because, after tomorrow, I will have missed … Continue reading Tomorrow is Talk Like a Pirate Day

Montevallo’s Bicentennial Celebration

I'm currently attending the University of Montevallo for my last year of graduate school. By the time I graduate in May 2018, I will have spent 5.5 years living in the small town of Montevallo, in the dead center of the state of Alabama. I've learned a lot about the town in the past several … Continue reading Montevallo’s Bicentennial Celebration

Book Review: “The Astronaut Wives Club” by Lily Koppel

This is one of the books that I bought from Thriftbooks a few weeks ago. I'd noticed it on the shelves when I worked at BAM (I wrote it down on my list of books to buy, eventually), but I never actually got around to buying it. So I threw it in my cart on … Continue reading Book Review: “The Astronaut Wives Club” by Lily Koppel