Books

October TBR: Stretch Goal City

It's spooky season now. This year, I'm leaning in EXTRA hard to the pumpkins, black cats, and skeletons. (The election is incoming. Let me have this joy.) I crafted this overly ambitious October TBR that I almost certainly won't finish, BUT...what if I did? Wouldn't that be sooo spoooky? Seriously, there are dozens of books… Continue reading October TBR: Stretch Goal City

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New Year’s Eve Book Tag

ANOTHER DANCE, ANOTHER WAY, ANOTHER CHANCE...ANOTHER TAAAAAAAG. It was Chinese New Year not too long ago, so...happy New Year! This tag is still relevant! If you don't know about Jenna from Bookmark Your Thoughts, she is awesome. She leaves the kindest comments, finds great book tags, and buddy-reads pirate novels with me. Which reminds me...JENNA,… Continue reading New Year’s Eve Book Tag

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TOP 5 TUESDAY: Dear Santa, I would like these 5 books.

Planning my Christmas + birthday book wishlist on this lovely Top Five Tuesday. I keep changing my mind. One day, all I want are witch mysteries; the next, graphic novels. That Holiday Book Shopping Guide really did me in. NO REGRETS. Bloodlust & Bonnets by Emily McGovern Lord Byron is apparently in this and he is… Continue reading TOP 5 TUESDAY: Dear Santa, I would like these 5 books.

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Knights of the Round Tag

How far will I go to avoid working on my WIP? Well, Cori McCarthy tweeted a fan-created video book tag inspired by their book. As you might recall, McCarthy and their fiancee Amy Rose Capetta wrote a genderbent Arthurian space book that none of you liked but I enjoyed. I had to do the tag, obviously,… Continue reading Knights of the Round Tag

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Spooky Book Tag

I know Halloween is over, but I haven't accepted it. I'm searching for black lace dresses to wear to keep that Halloween spirit alive. My inner Wednesday Addams is appeased. TO CONTINUE THE HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION, I did the Spooky Book Tag I found at Zezee with Books. Zezee produces such quality content - her blog… Continue reading Spooky Book Tag

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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Who Would Win in a Fight (Halloween edition)

This week's Top Ten Tuesday is a Halloween freebie. So... ...I decided to make my favorite spOoOoOoOoky fictional characters fight in a tournament. (SPOILERS for The Lunar Chronicles, The Girl With All the Gifts, The Witch (2015), and The Scorpio Races.) Contestants Witch Mila (Undead Girl Gang) Tough. Punk. Magically-inclined.   Vampire Carmilla (Carmilla) Seductive.… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Who Would Win in a Fight (Halloween edition)

Entertainment, Real Life

Halloween the First

Today marks the first day of Halloween. I've never cared much for Halloween in years past. THIS YEAR IS DIFFERENT. This Halloween season, I vow to...   Listen to "Spooky, Scary Skeletons" ad nauseum Dr. Stiig's remix is my favorite version, but pick whichever one you like best.   Scream "I, JACK, the PUMPKIN KING,"… Continue reading Halloween the First

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Fall 2019 TBR

Here I go participating in Top Ten Tuesday at the last second. I hate to be left out. Fall is my favorite time to reread books. This fall, I want to reread some books and try some spooky new reads. (Hey, Mansfield Park.) It's. Happening. 1. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore This is my favorite book in the Graceling series. Rain,… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Fall 2019 TBR

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Halloween Book Tag

HALLOWEEN IS FINALLY HERE. My plans: Eat candy Enjoy our office dessert potluck WIN THE COSTUME CONTEST Listen to "Spooky, Scary Skeletons" on loop Watch Hocus Pocus Today's tag covers fun Halloween-y activities. Personally, after the Great Pumpkin Mishap of 2016, I don't carve pumpkins. For today, I'll play along.   Carving Pumpkins What book would… Continue reading Halloween Book Tag

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Book Betrayal: Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender

Between the fall of 2016 and the summer of 2017, I read a number of trashy YA novels for stress relief. Kale, My Ex, and Other Things To Toss in a Blender marked a breaking point for me; after reading that mess, I decided to stop altogether. Before hitting my limit, I picked up a book called Marie… Continue reading Book Betrayal: Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender