Book Review: “Gallant” by V.E. Schwab

Is this the time to admit that I've never read The Secret Garden? I think I once watched one of the movies, a long time ago, but I couldn't tell you anything about it. I assume there's a hidden garden, and so I picked up Gallant on a whim because it sounded like a better … Continue reading Book Review: “Gallant” by V.E. Schwab

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

TTT: Bookish Merchandise I’d Like to Own

Welcome back to the first Top Ten Tuesday that I've managed to do in a long time, hosted as always by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week's theme is bookish merchandise I'd like to own, and honestly, there are so many things that I'd like to have, but I can't remember most of them under … Continue reading TTT: Bookish Merchandise I’d Like to Own

Book Review: “Rule of Wolves” by Leigh Bardugo

We'll get this out of the way first: I really, really love the Grishaverse books. I think the magic system is pretty cool (although it sometimes gets a little muddy as to who can do what and why), and the Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom duology have become some of my favorite books. However, sometimes Bardugo … Continue reading Book Review: “Rule of Wolves” by Leigh Bardugo

First Impression Friday: “Gallant” by V.E. Schwab

Confession time: after the abysmal The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue, I thought about cancelling this pre-order so many times. (I'm seriously glad I borrowed Addie from the library instead of buying it outright!) However, I'm glad that I didn't, and I think I'm really going to enjoy this one. From GoodReads: Olivia Prior … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Gallant” by V.E. Schwab

TTT:  New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2021

Good morning and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, hosted as always by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week's theme is new-to-me authors in 2021, and I think I've actually got a lot of these! 1 - Jeff Smith, author of the Bone graphic novels I bought my husband the entire 9-book set of the … Continue reading TTT:  New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2021

TTT: Most Recent Book Acquisitions

Good morning and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, hosted as always by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week's list is about your most recent additions to your book collection, and since we just finished the holiday season, I have a lot of new books to talk about! 1 - Shadow and Bone by Leigh … Continue reading TTT: Most Recent Book Acquisitions

TTT: Most Anticipated Books of 2022

Good morning, and welcome to the first Top Ten Tuesday post of 2022, hosted as always by That Artsy Reader Girl! While this week's post is technically supposed to be about the new releases in the first half of 2022 that I'm looking forward to, I'll have to admit that I have not been paying … Continue reading TTT: Most Anticipated Books of 2022

An End-Of-Year Shelf Clean Out

Welcome to the End of the Year. It's been a hot minute since I posted anything on here, mostly because I wasn't reading anything and if I'm not reading, what is there to be writing about? (I actually could have written a lot - maybe about my NYC trip or about the new recipes I've … Continue reading An End-Of-Year Shelf Clean Out