Well, I’m back! I read 45 books last year and reviewed not a single one. It’s a shame, too – I read some really great stuff last year. Oh well, no sense harping on the past. Rather, let’s move ahead! Honest Illusions is another Nora Roberts book. If you’ve read a lot of my reviews, you know I read her fairly frequently. This is a stand alone, recommended to me (and purchased for me) by a friend. This romance focuses on the family Nouvelle, a […]
A HUGE thank you to Caitlin for my incredible Book Exchange gifts! These books are such a good representation of me in this moment. The interactive Jenny Lawson book, the next Amanda Lovelace collection (my favorite contemporary poet) and one of Carrie Fisher’s incredible books – just in time for the final Skywalker Saga Star Wars film! I can’t wait to get reading on all of these. Happy holidays, y’all!
Bingo Update: This is for Not My Wheelhouse. I love fantasy, but I tend to skip Urban Fantasy. I read this specifically to challenge that about myself. Bonus Note: I won a free copy of this from a contest on GoodReads, courtesy of Fierce Reads. A quick summary with no spoilers. A Blade So Black is a contemporary reimagining of the Alice in Wonderland story. Sort of. Set in present day Atlanta, our heroine is Alice, this time portrayed by a badass black teen with […]
Bingo Update: This is my Birthday square. Rosalind James’ birthday is July 28th. Look, you guys know the drill here. I adore this big dumb series. I know exactly how it will end before I get to the end of the first chapter, and I don’t care a whit. I love travelling to New Zealand in my mind and spending time with these characters, even with as trite and predictable and genre-fied as the stories can be. This is more of the same, so if […]
Bingo Update: Lights All Night Long counts as my Listicle square, since it was on our list of picks for my workplace book club. It also is the reason I went to my first book club meeting here! Lights All Night Long is a multi-timeline story of two Russian brothers, the prodigy and the fuck up. Ilya is our prodigy, a young man with immense talent for English and education and therefore a world of possibilities spread before him. Vladimir is his older brother, less […]
Bingo Update: This is for my I Love This square, not because I love the book, but rather because I love wine. The only reason I picked this up as one of my free books from Amazon last month was because it was about a witch whose entire magical purpose was based around the cultivation and production of brilliant wine. I was dying to see how they applied magic to vinification. The result may have left me about as satisfied as a box wine, but […]