I feel like I’ve been ignoring this place in the past few months, but balancing working at a job I totally love and being in a new city with beaches galore and reading and exercising and commuting is … tiring. I need to find my groove again. Unfortunately for my productivity, my mind and body… Continue reading DNF-o-rama!
Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week we’re all about that beach, ’bout that beach with a beach reads freebie. I know for some parts of the country (hey, former home state of Wisconsin) it’s not really beach time yet, but it will be Memorial Day… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Unexpected Beach Reads
Historically, I’ve not had a good track record with Disney’s reworkings of fairy tales. However, good things happened with their Journey to The Force Awakens marketing push for TFA (see my reviews of Alex Bracken and Tom Angleberger‘s take on Epidodes IV and VI, respectively), and I was willing to give them another shot. In spite… Continue reading Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen
Treasures and monks and vampires: oh my! No, it’s not the latest Dan Brown book. It’s a quirky Van Helsing-esque horror novel featuring a cowardly antiques dealer as the unlikely leader of a band of vampire hunters. And I’m using Van Helsing in a positive way, because I thought it was a fun movie, and also because… Continue reading The Fifth House of the Heart
Wooo, it’s Top Ten Tuesday again! TTT is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It’s super fun because it combines two of my favorite activities: reading and compulsively making lists! Yay! This week’s theme is a Mother’s Day freebie. I love my mom. I love her even more after finishing a book… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Mommie Dearest
Lady Killers is a strangely delightful compendium of lady murderesses (specifically serial killers) throughout the ages. Obviously, that comes with some caveats, such as: History was written by men. (And some cultures’ history isn’t written at all, but passed down orally, but that’s for another time) These men were Not Happy about women with power, even… Continue reading Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History
Royal Bastards is one of the freshest fantasy books that I’ve read in a long time. It’s snappy and sarcastic, but it’s not fluffy. The body count in this book is pretty high, and treachery abounds. This is one of my favorite new fantasies of 2017, and I’m so excited that it’s going to be a… Continue reading Royal Bastards