This is only my second China Mieville book, and I can already tell he’s going to be a favorite. I didn’t love this one as much as I loved The Scar, but I am in awe of his writing and his imagination. There’s so much going on in this book I’m not even sure how … [Read More »]
Okay, now when you’re done with that, come back and read this review. And then maybe get yourself a copy of The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet and snuggle up in your reading chair for a couple of hours.
What this book is, basically, is an adaptation of a YouTube series, which is … [Read More »]
ETA: My initial review stated one thing wrong: this is not the final book. THERE IS A FOURTH BOOK COMING NEXT YEAR OH MY GOD WHY ISN’T THIS SERIES OVER YET.
I gotta be honest here. I went into this book fully expecting it to be awful. The cover appeals to me on a … [Read More »]
I was pleasantly surprised by Monica McCarty’s Campbell trilogy, which includes Highland Warrior (#1), Highland Outlaw (#2), and Highland Scoundrel (#3). They’re all good, steamy romances with a generous helping of clan battles, alliances, betrayals, and feuds that are all actually based on historical events. I personally preferred the second and third books in the … [Read More »]
Man, this was a hard book to read. But it was well-written and told an important story, and I’m glad I did read it. Gregory’s account of how she overcame her horrifying, abusive upbringing was inspiring and informative, as well as disturbing. *Review is kind of spoiler-y*
“I am going to shrink and shrink until … [Read More »]
Last year, my kids did the swim team at our pool. That meant I had HOURS of time for reading, just sitting pool-side, and I got through the first three GOT books. This year, one kid had a broken arm and we also ended up going away for a month. This meant very little time … [Read More »]
You’ve probably heard of Calvin and Hobbes which explains my title. In my opinion, these are the two greatest collections of Calvin and Hobbes because one of them has one of the great story lines of Calvin and Hobbes: Revenge of the Babysat. The other one is great because it’s funny and it’s hilarious and … [Read More »]
Buckle up, folks, because I’m gonna do this quick and dirty. I took almost a fucking year to finish this book, because I kept putting it down, leaving it for months at a time, picking it up again, realizing that I have to start from the beginning since so much time has passed, putting it … [Read More »]
Last year, I read and reviewed the first four novels in The Patrick Melrose series, and it was, without a doubt, some of the most eye-opening books I read last year. At Last is the final book of the series, and finishing it makes me so sad. My friend who introduced these books to … [Read More »]
This book has EVERYTHING.
There is simply no other author doing what Courtney Milan is doing. She wears her heart and her mind on her sleeve, and in doing so, my heart and mind are engaged to their fullest capacity when devouring her stories. The amount of romantic passion, intellectual rigor, and political zeal that … [Read More »]