• Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2019

    December 2, 2019 by

    Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin (★★★★★) The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins (★★★★★) Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (★★★☆☆) The Body Lies by Jo Baker (★★★★☆) Verity by Colleen Hoover (★★★★☆) Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney (★★★☆☆) The Lost Sisters by Holly Black (★★★★☆) Angel Mage by Garth Nix (★★★☆☆) The Tenth… Read more

  • End of Year Book Tag

    November 25, 2019 by

    I haven’t done any kind of book tag in forever but this one is just short and simple enough for me to tackle, so here goes!

  • 10 Anime I’d Like To Watch

    November 21, 2019 by

    When I was a teenager, I was obsessed with anime and manga. For various reasons, as I got older, my fanaticism began to recede, until it transformed from obsession to occasional, passing interest. I definitely have issues with a lot of the tropes found in anime, but it’s hard not to be drawn to the… Read more

  • Monthly Wrap-Up: October 2019

    November 5, 2019 by

      Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson (★★★★★) A False Report by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong (★★★☆☆) Lock Every Door by Riley Sager (★★★★☆) Wytches by Scott Snyder (★★★★☆) A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill (★★★★☆) Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (★★★★★) Dracula by Bram Stoker (★★★☆☆) Final Girls by Riley Sager… Read more

  • Nonfiction November 2019 Recommendations & TBR

    October 30, 2019 by

    I used to be a much more avid reader of nonfiction, but for some reason this year and last have not been particularly fruitful in that category. I couldn’t even tell you why, exactly, because I loooooove nonfiction. I think there’s just so many fiction books out there that get so much more hype that… Read more

  • 13 Spooky Films to Watch in October

    October 7, 2019 by

    I don’t tend to watch a lot of movies these days, even though there was a time when I would watch something like five a day, but this October, I wanted to make an effort to watch some horror/thriller movies that would get me in the mood for Halloween! Most of them are classics in… Read more

  • Wrap-Up: September 2019

    October 1, 2019 by

    The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon (★★★★☆) Gideon The Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (★★☆☆☆) Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff (★★★★★) Blood+ Adagio Volume 1 by Kumiko Suekane (★★★★★) Blood+ Adagio Volume 2 by Kumiko Suekane (★★★★★) MONTHLY TOTAL: 5YEARLY SO FAR: 59 So, as you can see, my intended TBR for September was… Read more

  • Wrap-Up: August 2019

    September 3, 2019 by

    The Hidden Face of Eve by Nawal El Saadawi (★★★☆☆) These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling (★★★★☆) Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger (★★★★★) Headscarves and Hymens by Mona Eltahawy (★★★★☆) Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (★★★★☆) Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich (★★★★☆) Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty… Read more

  • Most Anticipated Releases for the Remainder of 2019

    August 30, 2019 by

    Last year, I did a post about my most anticipated releases of 2019. As I was perusing it I realized that a) I haven’t read half the books on the list even though they have either been released or I have ARCs and b) I really only talked about books that were coming out up… Read more

  • September Fantasy TBR

    August 26, 2019 by

    No, there’s no particularly good reason for me to be dubbing September a month of fantasy, except that I’m suddenly in the mood for fantasy. This is probably because I’m hardcore drafting my own high fantasy at the moment, so I like to read other fantasy novels for inspiration. Anyway, I’ve got six books here,… Read more

  • Woman Crush Wednesday: Elizabeth Jennings/Nadezhda (The Americans)

    August 21, 2019 by

    Elizabeth Jennings is one of the most complex female characters I’ve ever come across. She is an undercover KGB agent posing as a travel agent in 1980s Virginia, at the height of the Cold War, with her husband Phillip and their two American-born children. From the outside they seem like the perfect American couple, but… Read more

  • 5 TV Shows To Binge Watch

    August 9, 2019 by

    If you know me, you know I watch a ton of television. Like, a truly obscene amount. In fact the reason I probably don’t read as much as I could is because I spent most of my free time watching television. I could spend a lot of time talking about how I think television is… Read more

  • Wrap-Up: July 2019

    August 1, 2019 by

    Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson (★★★★☆) The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich (★★★☆☆) Descendant of the Crane by Joan He (★★☆☆☆) Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (★★★☆☆) The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty (★★★★☆) Miracle Creek by Angie Kim (★★★★☆) MONTHLY TOTAL: 6 YEARLY SO FAR: 46

  • Woman Crush Wednesday: Anne Hale (Salem)

    July 31, 2019 by

    It was somewhat disconcerting to arrive at the final season of Salem only to realize that the entire series had essentially been Anne Hale’s Start of Darkness tale. This was not immediately obvious at all – Anne’s story is the epitome of the expression “the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.” That is… Read more

  • Road-Tripping Down the California Coast: An 8-Day Itinerary

    July 29, 2019 by

    Last week I came back from an eight day road trip along the California coast, which has been one of my major travel dreams for as long as I can remember. My Tumblr literally has a tag called “take me to California” so being there felt surreal. I mean, it really is as gorgeous as… Read more

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