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Top Ten Tuesday: 2021 Releases I Was Excited To Read But Didn’t Get To

Top Ten Tuesday is a series hosted on That Artsy Reader Girl! This week, we’re looking back at tantalizing new releases from a year already past. I’m known to revive the backlist, so there’s a good chance I’ll still get to these in the years to come… 1. Jade Fire Gold by June C. L. … Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: 2021 Releases I Was Excited To Read But Didn’t Get To”

“The Raven Boys” Is Pretty Much As Good As Everyone Says It Is

True to its eclectic central ensemble, The Raven Boys, the first entry in the much-beloved Raven Cycle quartet by Maggie Stiefvater, is a study in odd yet illuminating pairings. Eerie paranormal atmosphere with a small-town, (mostly) working class point of departure. A messy present against a legendary past. Witches, ghosts, tombs and rituals…all explored in … Continue reading ““The Raven Boys” Is Pretty Much As Good As Everyone Says It Is”

Let’s Talk Bookish: How Many Books Is Too Many?

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly discussion series hosted by Rukki @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. This week, we’re discussing purchasing habits…and whether or not we overdo them. I should first say that my staunchest opinion on the ‘right’ amount of books is this: it is the right amount of books for … Continue reading “Let’s Talk Bookish: How Many Books Is Too Many?”

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Winter 2021 To-Read List

Top Ten Tuesday is a series hosted on That Artsy Reader Girl! This week, we’re looking ahead to yet another season of books I hope I’ll finish (feel free to poke me until I do)… 1. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater Immensely popular among my bookish friends, Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle series has been … Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Winter 2021 To-Read List”

An Excellent Romance and a Middling Mystery in “The Inheritance Games”

It’s a pitch straight out of Knives Out. Or, barring that, a common American fantasy. Avery Grambs, a working-class teenager with a penchant for actuarial science, struggles to make ends meet, until, one day, an eccentric billionaire bites it, and leaves her his entire fortune. Except, in The Inheritance Games, it comes with a caveat: … Continue reading “An Excellent Romance and a Middling Mystery in “The Inheritance Games””

Let’s Talk Bookish: Do You Keep Up With New Releases?

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly discussion series hosted by Rukki @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. This week’s topic was suggested by…me! Anyway, you can’t *not* do your own topic, so I’m back from a long hiatus, and hopefully here to stay. (Though with a caveat––I’m taking some rather demanding classes this … Continue reading “Let’s Talk Bookish: Do You Keep Up With New Releases?”