• Monthly Wrap-Up: September 2021

    October 1, 2021 by

    Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki (★★★★☆) The Low, Low Woods by Carmen Maria Machado (★★★☆☆) The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor (★★☆☆☆) The Daughters of Ys by M.T. Anderson and Jo Rioux (★★★★☆) Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn (★★★☆☆) That Can Be Arranged by Huda Fahmy (★★★★☆) Witchy by… Read more

  • The In or Out Book Tag

    September 28, 2021 by

    The In or Out book tag was created by Rick MacDonnell of Booktube, but I discovered it on Marija’s blog. I haven’t done a tag in ages because I’m lazy, but since this basically just involves giving your opinions on a bunch of tropes/bookish habits, it should be quick and easy and not too laborious.

  • Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2021

    September 1, 2021 by

    The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid (★★★★☆) Hexed by Michael Alan Nelson (★★★★★) Shiver by Junji Ito (★★★☆☆) Sleepless Volume 1 by Sarah Vaughn (★★★★☆) Sleepless Volume 2 by Sarah Vaughn (★★★★★) Fangs by Sarah Andersen (★★★☆☆) Uzumaki by Junji Ito (★★★☆☆) Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV (★★★☆☆) The… Read more

  • 35 Books for a Spooky Season TBR!

    August 19, 2021 by

    Happy SPOOKY SEASON, also known as THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR. For me Spooky Season starts on September 1st and ends sometime around the end of November, so I’ve got a good three months to tackle this TBR, but even so, it’s extremely ambitious and it’s highly unlikely I will read all of these… Read more

  • Monthly Wrap-Up: July 2021

    August 2, 2021 by

    Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke by Eric LaRocca (★★★☆☆) Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw (★★★★☆) A Dark and Secret Place by Jen Williams (★★★☆☆) Practical Magic by Nikki Van De Car (★★★★★) Assembly by Natasha Brown (★★★★☆) Madam by Phoebe Wynne (★★★☆☆) Half a Soul by Olivia Atwater (★★★★★) Dragonslayer… Read more

  • The Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag

    July 14, 2021 by

    I feel like overall it’s been a bit of a lackluster reading year, but I’m still excited to do this tag, which is a staple in the book blogging world!

  • Monthly Wrap-Up: June 2021

    June 30, 2021 by

    People Like Us by Dana Mele (★★★★☆) For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten (★★★★☆) Persuasion by Jane Austen (★★☆☆☆) The Ophelia Girls by Jane Healey (★★★★☆) The Return of the Sorceress by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (★★★★☆) MONTHLY TOTAL: 5YEARLY SO FAR: 46 I started off the month by almost immediately DNF-ing POSSESSION by A.S. Byatt lmaooo,… Read more

  • Road-Tripping Up the Maine Coast: A 5-Day Itinerary

    June 18, 2021 by

    This month three friends and I took road trip up to Maine, where we hung out for five days! After California, Maine is the state that I’ve always wanted to visit, since I’ve heard such great things about Portland and the seaside up there, and it did not disappoint! Itinerary and photos below the cut!

  • 13 Books I Want to Reread

    June 10, 2021 by

    A few years ago I wrote up a similar post about books I’d like to reread, but I wanted to do an updated version that was more niche. In this case, these are books I want to reread for one of two reasons: I distinctly recall enjoying the book very much, but have almost entirely… Read more

  • Monthly Wrap-Up: May 2021

    June 1, 2021 by

    The Mask of Mirrors by M.A. Carrick (★★★★☆) The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse (★★★☆☆) A Dead Djinn in Cairo by P. Djeli Clark (★★★★★) The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djeli Clark (★★★★★) Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi (★★★★☆) Night Film by Marisha Pessl (★★☆☆☆) Working on a Song: The Lyrics of Hadestown… Read more

  • Book Review: Working on a Song, the Lyrics of Hadestown

    May 21, 2021 by

    Working on a Song: the Lyrics of HADESTOWNAnais Mitchell Plume, 2020★★★★★ There was no way I was going to rate this anything less than five stars, given my absolute sentimentality regarding HADESTOWN. For context: I first listened to and loved the original album way back in 2010, spent years and years hoping it would one… Read more

  • How I Got My Book Deal: The Road So Far

    May 17, 2021 by

    There’s a reason the title has a Supernatural reference, and it’s not just because I am, unfortunately, a genuine Supernatural fan (I mean, it is partly that). I also realize I’m doing this a bit backwards, as I never actually wrote the classic How I Got An Agent post, because I’m lazy and I kept… Read more

  • Anticipated 2021 Releases (June-December)

    May 6, 2021 by

    Time for Part 2 of one of my favorite posts! It’s my most anticipated releases for the second half of 2021 (see Part 1 here). I have once again tried and failed to be circumspect in my choices, as there are thirty-three books here, but at least that’s less than the forty-six Part 1 had!… Read more

  • Monthly Wrap-Up: April 2021

    April 30, 2021 by

    The Wolf of Winter by Paula Volsky (★★★☆☆) Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (★★☆☆☆) Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav (★☆☆☆☆) Hex Life by Christopher Golding & Rachel Autumn Deering (★★★★☆) The Drowning Eyes by Emily Foster (★★★★★) Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (★★☆☆☆) MONTHLY TOTAL: 6YEARLY SO FAR: 29 I…have had a rather dismal reading… Read more

  • TV Corner: Shadow and Bone!!!!!!!

    April 24, 2021 by

    I thought I would give myself some time before writing this so that I could put together some coherent thoughts instead of just endlessly screaming like the fangirl I am, but I’ll probably just end up screaming anyway, because I absolutely loved this. It’s just. The gold standard of adaptations, to be honest. It exceeded… Read more

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