Books of Christmas Past (aka books from Past, Present, and Future that changed my reading life)

I'm sure everyone knows some version of Charles Dickens's story, A Christmas Carol. A wealthy man, Scrooge, lives in a privileged, selfish life. On the night of Christmas Eve, he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, which help him change his mind to be a better person. It's a timeless … Continue reading Books of Christmas Past (aka books from Past, Present, and Future that changed my reading life)

DNF REVIEW: This Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Title: The Starless Sea Author: Erin Morgenstern Pages: 498 Release Date: November 5th 2019 Publisher: Doubleday Books Format: Hardcover Genre: Fantasy, Adult, LGBTQIA+ Goodreads Rating:  4.19 (of 6691 ratings) I was like that girl in the one story that, instead of opening a door to a nice, new world, I fell down a dirty, dark … Continue reading DNF REVIEW: This Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

BPR Original Tag: Book Festival Book Tag

Just in case you missed one of the one million times that Mandy has mentioned it, she went to Yallfest 2019 this year. As she was preparing for it, she realized just how much all of the elements of a book festival/con could lend itself to a tag. So, why not create yet another BPR … Continue reading BPR Original Tag: Book Festival Book Tag

Yallfest 2019 Book Haul

So, um, books were definitely had Yallfest 2019. I hit up a lot of book drops and got lost in the haze of books. At least I managed to, um, not leave with 20+ books? We're not counting the ones that I already had, because then I would be lying. Shall we gaze upon the … Continue reading Yallfest 2019 Book Haul

🧜 Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant series review 🧜 aka my first adult horror goes swimmingly (pun intended)

Title: Rolling in the Deep Author: Mira Grant Pages: 123 Release Date: April 6th 2015 Publisher: Subterranean Press Format: Audiobook Genre: Horror, Novella, Adult Fiction Goodreads Rating:  4.01 (of 3845 ratings) representation: varied (a lot of characters) - some include: deaf character (ASL); m/m romance, physically disabled characters, various ethnicities, and more content warnings: death, … Continue reading 🧜 Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant series review 🧜 aka my first adult horror goes swimmingly (pun intended)

Yallfest 2019 Recap (Pt. 2 because there’s so much and I’m not even including a book haul???)

Y'all, this about to be long. I accidentally didn't do enough last week to give a break, so I apologize in advance. THERE IS JUST SO MUCH. Check out part 1 if you missed it here! ⏰ 11:00 am ⏰ A few minutes before 11:00 am, HMH decided to start passing out their ARCs of Running, … Continue reading Yallfest 2019 Recap (Pt. 2 because there’s so much and I’m not even including a book haul???)

Can’t Wait Wednesday: In the Role of Brie Hutchens…

In the Role of Brie Hutchens... by Nicole Melleby  Introducing Brie Hutchens: soap opera super fan, aspiring actor, and so-so student at her small Catholic school. Brie has big plans for eighth grade. She’s going to be the star of the school play and convince her parents to let her go to the performing arts … Continue reading Can’t Wait Wednesday: In the Role of Brie Hutchens…

MINI(ish)-REVIEWS: Life is Short And Then You Die & This is Kind of an Epic Love Story

Title: Life Is Short and Then You Die Author: Kelley Armstrong Pages: 320 Release Date: September 10 2019 Publisher: Imprint Format: Hardcover Genre: Horror, Anthology Goodreads Rating:  3.56 (of 86 ratings) representation: varied - hard to tell usually with anthologies content warnings: death, murder, gore This one was a mess. Usually in an anthology, I … Continue reading MINI(ish)-REVIEWS: Life is Short And Then You Die & This is Kind of an Epic Love Story