• 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

  • Fireside Chats: How to Read Nonfiction

    April 19, 2021 by

    As a history major, one of my required courses was historiography, or the study of historical writing. I didn’t retain very much from the course, mainly because it was taught through the lens of colonial American history, which at the time did not interest me in the slightest (and still doesn’t, unless it’s filtered through… Read more

  • Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2021

    March 31, 2021 by

    A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson (★★★★★) Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers (★★☆☆☆) Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft (★★★★☆) Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (★★★★★) A Border Passage by Leila Ahmed (★★★★☆) The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole (★★★☆☆) Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (★★★☆☆) The Project by Courtney Summers (★★★★★) Fireheart… Read more

  • Book Review: A Border Passage by Leila Ahmed

    March 18, 2021 by

    A Border Passage: From Cairo to America — A Woman’s JourneyLeila Ahmed Penguin, 1999★★★★☆ “It was as if there were to life itself a quality of music in that time, the era of my childhood, and in that place, the remote edge of Cairo. There the city petered out into a scattering of villas leading… Read more

  • Woman Crush Wednesday: Bela Talbot (Supernatural)

    March 10, 2021 by

    Before we all collectively forget Supernatural and eradicate it from our cultural consciousness I’d like to take a moment to appreciate my favorite female character from the show: Bela Talbot. Sadly, she was only around for a brief period of time in the third season, but boy, did she make an impression! Bela Talbot was… Read more

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