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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 on this list, I’ll never finish.

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Bookish Christmas Book Tag

Happy Hanukkah, merry Boxing Day, blessed Yule, and joyful Kwanzaa.

Would you believe I got BOOKS for Christmas yesterday?

Two of them might be going in my Top Ten Books of 2019! IT’S WILD.

Emer did this excellent Christmas tag that I’m using to wrap up my winter holiday.

Enjoy your new books and leftover macaroni.
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Holiday Giving Opportunities for the Anti-Capitalist

Hey there.

Are you tired of the commercialization of the holidays?

Do you hate the conflation of “joy” with “stuff”?

Would you like to help others in less fortunate circumstances?

If that’s you, here are a few places you can help out this season. Continue reading “Holiday Giving Opportunities for the Anti-Capitalist”

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Christmas Cracker Book Tag

More Christmas tags! More Christmas tags!

I haven’t seen a Christmas cracker in quite a while.

In the U.S. (at least in my region), people don’t typically use Christmas crackers. (Also, we call them party poppers.)

We save them for New Year’s, if we use them at all.

Dee did this tag and I liked it.

Two weeks til Christmas.

Christmas Cracker

ONE /// Pick a book with a wintry cover.

Look at all the snow on Cathryn Constable’s The Wolf Princess.

Wolf Princess.jpg

I love it.

Ooh, here’s a book I might have read.

Take a gander at Jane Monroe Donovan’s Winter’s Gift.

winter's gift.jpg

Even if I haven’t read this, it’s a horse book and should be honored.


TWO /// Pick a book that you’re likely to buy as a present. 

A present for myself or for my family?

My friend is studying druidism and used to read tarot, so I might buy him The Druidcraft Tarot.

Druid Craft Tarot Deck

I think he’d appreciate it.


THREE /// Pick a festive-themed book.

Check out Karen Swan’s The Christmas Party.

Christmas Party

I’ve never read this.

It’s either a romance or a murder mystery.

My money’s on murder.


FOUR /// Pick a book that you can curl up with by the fireplace. 

Reverie by Ryan La Sala is one of the prettiest books to be released this year.


The plot involves dreams, making this book perfect for a cold winter’s night.


FIVE /// Pick a book you want to read over the festive season.

I would love to make time for Small Town Hearts.

Small Town Hearts




SIX /// Pick a book that’s so good it gives you chills.

THIS is the book I should have said for the last question!

Red, White, and Royal Blue is SUCH A DELIGHTFUL READ.


The romance, relationships, and humor in this book are everything I aspire to write.


So many feelings.

Maybe I’ll pick this up from the local library and binge it over a weekend.


SEVEN /// Pick a book that’s going on your Christmas wishlist. 

I turn into a green-eyed monster where books are concerned.

I went to a NaNoWriMo wrap party that included a book swap.

I had no interest in Magic for Liars until someone at my table won it during the swap.

Magic for Liars

Then someone stole it from her and promised to trade it to me.

Then someone else stole the book for good.

I tried negotiating with the victor, but they refused to give it up.

Now I want this book more than anything.

Christmas Cracker

It’s the 10th somehow.

I’m going to ignore that bit of information for the time being.