Book Review: “Mr. Churchill’s Secretary” by Susan Elia MacNeal

What is this? A book review? In my book blog?! How dare you! Oh, wait. That's the whole reason this blog was created in the first place. This week's book is Mr. Churchill's Secretary, by Susan Elia MacNeal. I picked it up on a whim at Barnes & Noble a few months ago (I think I've got … Continue reading Book Review: “Mr. Churchill’s Secretary” by Susan Elia MacNeal

Recipe Review: The Best Coffee Cake. Ever.

Original recipe located here. Well, well, well. It's been a long time since I've done a recipe review on the blog, mostly because I haven't been cooking as much as I used to. Or, rather, I'm cooking, but I'm not trying anything new. This past week I needed to have some sort of easy-to-make dish … Continue reading Recipe Review: The Best Coffee Cake. Ever.

Podcasts: Lore

This week's podcast is related to the first one I did, Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities. Like Cabinet of Curiosities, this one was written and produced by Aaron Mahnke. Unlike Cabinet of Curiosities, this one is much longer and covers a wide variety of unsettling topics. Winner of the iTunes "Best of 2015" & "Best … Continue reading Podcasts: Lore

Series Review: “Shades of Magic” by VE Schwab

I finished this book on December 28, but I wanted to have all of the First Impression Friday entries done before I went through with this review. I have to say, I am still sitting here, about ten minutes after finishing the last book, just in shock at what I read. What did I read? … Continue reading Series Review: “Shades of Magic” by VE Schwab

Book Review: “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry” by Fredrik Backman

I previewed this book a few weeks ago on a First Impression Friday post, and I actually finished it a long time ago but never got around to writing a review for it. I'm here to remedy that now. This book ended up going in a completely different direction than I was expecting. That's the … Continue reading Book Review: “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry” by Fredrik Backman

Book Review: “The Frame-Up”

I'm going apologize in advance for this review, because the majority of this is going to be dissecting the main character, MG, and why she's is the worst main character I've ever read, second only to Jazz from Artemis. If you want to skip to my review of the actual story, scroll down to the last … Continue reading Book Review: “The Frame-Up”

Book Review: “A Darker Shade of Magic” by V. E. Schwab

It has been a long time since I've read a book that made me want to just sit and finish it in one sitting, and in the past two weeks I've read two of them. One of them is the one in this review, A Darker Shade of Magic, and the other I'll review next … Continue reading Book Review: “A Darker Shade of Magic” by V. E. Schwab