Books

Revisiting the Night Circus

(Spoilers ahead for The Night Circus) (CW: depression, anxiety, alcohol, suicide) I expected to hate The Starless Sea. I'd been hyped about everything from the cover (bees! keys!) to the plot synopsis (something something pirate ship in a magic sea!) until I realized who wrote it: Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus, my least favorite book… Continue reading Revisiting the Night Circus

Books, Real Life

January Wrap-Up: WHO EVEN CARES

WOW, I THOUGHT DECEMBER WAS BAD. PRESIDENT-SANCTIONED INSURRECTION? MUTATED STRAINS OF COVID-19? A SECOND IMPEACHMENT? CAN WE PLEASE CATCH A BREAK? PLEASE? Last month, I worked even more mandatory overtime. Oh, and I turned 28 during quarantine. This is not exactly the fresh start I'd hoped for. I'm trying to stay optimistic. "Trying," of course,… Continue reading January Wrap-Up: WHO EVEN CARES

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Support Black Authors: #BlackoutBestSellerList

Perhaps you've seen the hashtags #BlackoutBestsellerList or #BlackPublishingPower on Twitter and Instagram. If not, here's a quick summary. Simple enough, yeah? If you need recommendations for books to buy, you've come to the right place. Here are a few books I'm excited about. BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Here are some Black-owned bookstores you can order from:… Continue reading Support Black Authors: #BlackoutBestSellerList

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Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

I COULD HAVE SWORN I'D ALREADY DONE THIS TAG. APPARENTLY NOT! Emer did this recently and she killed it, as always. I want to rag on books, too. A popular book or series that you didn’t like I know The Art of Racing in the Rain was on the bestseller list for a while, but I HATED… Continue reading Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

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The Strictly Book Tag

My parents love Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom. I refuse to watch it out of spite. However, I never turn down a tag, even one that reminds of Baz Luhrmann's continued existence. I misunderstood this tag's title. It's not strictly about books - it's about DANCE! I found this tag at A Dreamer's Library and loved how… Continue reading The Strictly Book Tag

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The Tag of Rage and Sorrow

I'd never heard of Sangu Mandanna's Celestial trilogy until Sahi posted about it. She seems to love it, though, and I trust her opinion. *after a quick Google* Hm...I may need this trilogy in my life. Welcome to the Tag of Rage and Sorrow, as created by Krisha @ Bookathon, inspired by The Celestial Trilogy, and… Continue reading The Tag of Rage and Sorrow

Books, Real Life

September Slump (or Comeback of the Year)

Some unexpected news set the tone for my September. That, along with starting a new work schedule, turned me into a zombie. To cope, I spent much of the month hanging out with friends and watching horror movies. I checked my stats this morning and... ...I only read 9 books last month. Whaaat. So, uh...I'm… Continue reading September Slump (or Comeback of the Year)

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Fall Book Tag

I'm doing my best to summon fall. It's 80 DEGREES, today. Are you JOKING? I'm supposed to be eating SOUP. I don't believe I did this tag last year, so here it goes. Come on, fall. Bring your fog and your crisp afternoons. I found this tag on Kristin's blog with the following rules: Please… Continue reading Fall Book Tag

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Jane Austen Character Book Tag

One thing I love about the blogosphere: the amount of creativity and number of shared interests in the community mean I don't have to make my own book tags. Case in point, Madame Writer created a Jane Austen Character book tag. And just in time - playing multiple rounds of Marrying Mr. Darcy every weekend put me… Continue reading Jane Austen Character Book Tag

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The Book Sacrifice Tag

I am here to destroy some books. I turn over and/or cover up books I don't like when I see them displayed in a store; I would have no compunctions about burning one of them. Hit me with the questions. (I found this over at Beth's blog Reading Every Night.)   An Over-Hyped Book Situation: You’re… Continue reading The Book Sacrifice Tag