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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Favorite Book Settings

It's that time again! Today's Top Ten Tuesday is about favorite book settings! I surprised myself by coming up with a long list of beloved settings. Here's what I narrowed that list down to. Once Upon a Marigold In fourth grade, I tried to crawl inside this book. It has the perfect fantasy world, one… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Favorite Book Settings

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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Bookish Pet Peeves

Looove doing last minute Top Ten Tuesday posts. (No, honestly, I love doing this.) (Can you tell I'm a pantser?) Today's topic is bookish pet peeves! I thought I wouldn't have much to say today. I WAS WRONG. Price stickers on books Price stickers infuriate me. When my friends lend me books, I have to… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Bookish Pet Peeves

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Witchy October Reads

So far, it has rained every day in October. Safeway has Halloween candy out and ready to buy. My coworkers are trading skeleton memes. I've restarted The Magnus Archives. This is my favorite time of year. I'm not really feeling scary books this year. Witchy books, though? I'm all about those. I fully intend to… Continue reading Witchy October Reads

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September Wrap-Up: Third quarter slump

I am exhausted. Between medication issues, difficult assignments, and work pressure, I hit a low point last month. As such, I'm in a reading slump. Behold my DNF-heavy reading stats. Reading Stats In September, I completed 15 books and DNFed 10 books for a total of 25 books. Turns out I DNFed 7 books in August. School has been weighing… Continue reading September Wrap-Up: Third quarter slump

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Dark Academia Reads for Fall

Dark academia was allegedly a big trend on Tumblr during the 2010s. I was too busy having an IRL breakdown to participate, so I'm DOING IT NOW. My general impression of dark academia is "collegiate spaces but make them creepy and possibly full of evil magic." Also, there's dark wood paneling and everyone wears a… Continue reading Dark Academia Reads for Fall

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Neon Gods Book Tag (ORIGINAL)

Help, I’m obsessed. I am trying, once again, to whittle down my Currently Reading pile and finish more of the books I own. Neon Gods is making this very difficult. If you haven't heard, Neon Gods is a modern Hades x Persephone retelling where Persephone travels to the Underground willingly and enlists Hades to help… Continue reading Neon Gods Book Tag (ORIGINAL)

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Backlist Books to Keep Me Company During the Great Book Shortage

I have bad news: due to supply chain issues, there is going to be a book shortage. Do I understand it fully? No. Am I afraid? Yes. The shortage is coming, whether we like it or not. You know what that means: It's time to finally read all the backlist books on our TBRs. If… Continue reading Backlist Books to Keep Me Company During the Great Book Shortage

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August Wrap-Up: Cooler weather at last!

Dare I say I had a good August? It started raining toward the end of the month. I'm wearing sweats and long sleeves again. I might even break out the beanies. I got to be really social last month: a friend I hadn't seen in a while threw a pool party, my writing buddies and… Continue reading August Wrap-Up: Cooler weather at last!

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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Fictional Crushes

NOT ME POSTING A TOP TEN TUESDAY ON TIME FOR ONCE. Best of all, today's topic is FICTIONAL CRUSHES. My name is Lauren and I have a Type. Hades from Greek mythology I still secretly want to be goth; crushing on the god of the Underworld seems like a decent way to achieve that. The… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Fictional Crushes

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July Wrap-Up: Historical fiction remains my nemesis

Hello! Last month I reread 8 books, an indication that I was under a lot of stress. I remember being busy and social. I saw my family and a few friends I haven't seen since before the pandemic. One of my friends moved to L.A., another announced an upcoming move, and yet another returned from… Continue reading July Wrap-Up: Historical fiction remains my nemesis