's CBR8 Review No:27

This book made me think of my family in a different way

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (Buy on amazon.com)

Everything I Never Told You

Everything I Never Told You (2014) by Celeste Ng is a remarkable novel. I picked it up because it was on my list of21 Books From The Last 5 Years That Every Woman Should Read. I didn’t have any expectations, but I ended up being very impressed with Ng’s quiet characterization and intricate family drama. At […]

's CBR8 Review No:53

I am time-lagged, but this is a great book

To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis (Buy on amazon.com)


To Say Nothing of the Dog was delightful, especially reading it so quickly after the extended bleakness of Doomsday Book. I liked the latter, but To Say Nothing of the Dog had humor, levity, and, importantly, seemed much more edited. The story follows Ned Henry, a future historian who, along with the entire time travel […]

's CBR8 Review No:29

Stories Helped Make Me Who I Am

Faith Vol. 1: Hollywood and Vine by Jody Houser, Francis Portella, Marguerite Sauvage, Andrew Dalhouse (Buy on amazon.com)


3.5 stars, rounded up to 4 I love Faith. LOOK AT HER!!!!! She is a legitimately fat woman. She looks like a real fat woman and not just an extra curvy woman. She flies and fights crime. As a fat woman myself, I love this. I know a lot of fat women who have the […]

's CBR8 Review No:41

Alexander Hamilton had a torrid affair, and he wrote it down RIGHT THERE

It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History by Jennifer Wright (Buy on amazon.com)

it ended badly

You guys. This book had everything: Historical facts and stories spanning hundreds of years Weird facts about well-known (and not-so-much) historical figures Humor (for serious, some serious laughs) Unbiased commentary on what shitty people certain historical figures were (coughcoughNORMALMAILERcough) Some real feels, for reals (Oscar Wilde SAD FACE) I also enjoyed that it was basically […]

's CBR8 Review No:40

I’m young, scrappy, and hungry

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Buy on amazon.com)

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Well, this was an odd little book. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started it. I think I’d requested it from the library long ago based on someone else’s CBR review, but I’d forgotten why. I liken the experience of reading Every Heart a Doorway to reading The Library of Mount Char: it […]

's CBR8 Review No:30

Weird Sisters

Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart (Buy on amazon.com)


The Kopp sisters, Constance, Norma and Fleurette, are by turns amusingly and irritatingly eccentric. Living on an isolated country farm, the sisters, headstrong, fiery, and determined to live by their own lights, lead humdrum lives of farming and housework until one fateful day when their buggy is plowed into by a wayward scion of a […]

's CBR8 Review No:50

I’m just a poor boy, I need no sympathy (As I die from all these puns I’m making)

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (Buy on amazon.com)


Rating: 5/5 Summary: The story begins with Kote, a lowly though kind innkeeper in a small town off the beaten path. No one really knows his past, but he is a part of the town anyway. When a strange creature attacks one of his regular customers, Kote takes things into his own hands. While hunting […]

's CBR8 Review No:49

Choose: A quick death or a slow poison…

Poison Study by Maria V Snyder (Buy on amazon.com)


Rating: 5/5 Summary: Yelena is about to executed for murder. In Ixia when you commit a crime, your punishment is essentially the crime itself, kind of like an eye for an eye. There are no excuses. When the guards come to retrieve her, she is taken to Valek’s office, the Commander’s assassin and spymaster. He […]

's CBR8 Review No:50

Get the Epidural

You'll Grow Out Of It by Jessi Klein (Buy on amazon.com)


I believe I first became aware of Ms. Klein when she would appear on Best Week Ever. I loved that show. I have always been someone who goes to be early, so I would miss the first airing on Friday nights, and (if I’m remembering it correctly) catch the weekend rerun. Because when you go […]

's CBR8 Review No:29

Sneak Preview of The Flash Season 3

Flashpoint by Geoff Johns (Buy on amazon.com)


I’m a big fan of CW’s The Flash. If I’m being honest it’s the TV show I most look forward to watching week-to-week, and the show whose return I’m most eagerly anticipating. The end of last season ended with a game changing moment that seemed poised to shake up the show’s entire universe. I had […]

's CBR8 Review No:28

The Man Without a Story

Daredevil: The Man Without Fear by Frank Miller (Buy on amazon.com)


I keep trying with comic books and I think I may stop soon. (Although I have another review of one coming right up.) Something about the medium doesn’t work for me. I wanted to try a Daredevil comic because I really enjoyed the Netflix series. After looking into it, the Frank Miller run seemed like […]

's CBR8 Review No:143

“Dead kids are put on pedestals, but mentally ill kids get hidden under the rug”

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman (Buy on amazon.com)


This was a very strange, very trippy book. The reviews on Goodreads said to stick with it — it’ll start to make sense. I don’t necessarily agree that it really ever makes sense, but I did appreciate it when things finally began to gel a bit. “The fear of not living is a deep, abiding dread […]