• 10 Books for a Black History Month TBR

    January 18, 2021 by

    I’ve been doing this themed TBR for the past couple of years, where I try to read only or mostly black authors in the month of February, and I guess it’s becoming an annual tradition! These books are all on my TBR anyway — some of them have been on there for a very long… Read more

  • 10 Fantasy Series to Read in 2021

    January 11, 2021 by

    I’ve made this post for 2019 and 2020 and I’ve actually made some progress, though it is…slow going (series are LONG okay). Because of that, there’s going to be a lot of repeats here, but some new series I’d like to begin or finish up as well. I’m also no longer being a stickler about… Read more

  • 2020 Scrapbook

    January 9, 2021 by

    This post is coming a lot later than usual because I almost didn’t do it, because I got lazy, but then I remembered how much I love coming back and looking at an overall wrap-up of the new media I discovered and loved in the year. So, as usual, this is a compilation of media… Read more

  • Favorite Speculative Books of 2020

    January 3, 2021 by

    Okay, so it’s time for my final favorite books post for 2020, my favorite speculative/fantasy reads! I read more fantasy than anything else, so there was a lot to choose from, and I finished a bunch of series this year, so that made this even more difficult. This is my favorite post of the three… Read more

  • Favorite Non-Speculative Books of 2020

    January 1, 2021 by

    I’m cheating a bit with my favorites list this year; I read so many books (124 in total) that there’s no way I can choose only ten, so I’ve separated things out. This is going to be my list of favorite non-fantasy (or, more broadly, non-speculative) reads.

  • Wrap Up: December 2020

    December 31, 2020 by

    Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse (★★★★★) One by One by Ruth Ware (★★★☆☆) The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty (★★★★★) The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty (★★★★★) The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty (★★★★☆) Magic in Islam by Michael Muhammad Knight (★★★☆☆) MONTHLY TOTAL: 6YEARLY SO FAR: 124 I finished The Daevabad… Read more

  • Favorite Non-Fiction Books of 2020

    December 30, 2020 by

    I read a lot of non-fiction this year, huzzah! Not very many five-stars, but a lot of of them were solid enough that I want to highlight them. Here’s to reading just as much non-fiction in 2021!

  • 2021 Bookish Resolutions

    December 27, 2020 by

    For 2020 I made a 20 Things to Do in 2020 list, and I actually didn’t do too bad on the things that I had any sort of control over. But considering the only thing we know about how 2021 is going to shake out is that we’re probably gonna still be quarantining for at… Read more

  • Goodbye, My Wayward Sons: A Supernatural Retrospective

    December 8, 2020 by

    I started watching Supernatural in 2013, which is quite late for a show that aired on a channel that went defunct in 2006 (The WB). Supernatural itself had aired a year earlier, in 2005, and with its eleventh season became the longest running American fantasy television series in history. In 2013, I was a junior… Read more

  • Anticipated 2021 Releases (January-June)

    December 4, 2020 by

    It’s time for my absolute favorite post: my most anticipated releases for 2021! Specifically, I’m only going to talk about books that are releasing from January through June, because a) this post would be insanely long otherwise, and b) most of the post-June releases don’t have covers yet. So there are FORTY SIX books here,… Read more

  • Wrap Up: November 2020

    December 1, 2020 by

    The Loop by Jeremy Robert Johnson (★★★★☆) Flaneuse by Lauren Elkin (★★☆☆☆) The Sin in the Steel by Ryan Van Loan (★★★☆☆) Don’t Tell a Soul by Kirsten Miller (★★★★★) Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (★★★★★) The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart (★★★☆☆) Witches of Ash & Ruin by E. Latimer (★★★★☆)… Read more

  • Wrap Up: October 2020

    November 2, 2020 by

    A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik (★★★★★) The Patient by Jasper DeWitt (★★★★☆) Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell (★★★★☆) The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay (★☆☆☆☆) Clean by James Hamblin (★★★★☆) Home Before Dark by Riley Sager (★★★☆☆) Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (★★★★☆) The Gothic: A Short Introduction… Read more

  • A #Hamilton Reading List

    October 29, 2020 by

    I majored in history. At my university, all history majors were required to take a class in historiography, and the sources you studied were based on the professor assigned to teach. Whatever he specialized in was what you were going to be neck-deep in for a semester. I got a professor who specialized in early… Read more

  • TV Corner: Monsterland

    October 22, 2020 by

    Monsterland is kind of like Black Mirror, only with supernatural creatures instead of technology. Based on the short story collection North American Lake Monsters by Nathan Ballingrud, it is indeed very American in its horrors; I might even call it a modern iteration of American Gothic. It’s not a Creature Feature; though the monsters are… Read more

  • Book Review: Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

    October 16, 2020 by

    Harrow the Ninth Tamsyn Muir, 2020★★★★☆ So, the thing about Harrow the Ninth is that it is completely fucking incomprehensible. On purpose. It’s also kind of brilliant. But like, here’s the thing. You don’t realize that it’s brilliant until after the fact, and the only reason I made it through the whole book for… Read more

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