Set in a mash-up of Medieval and 1860s England, this LGBTQ+ fantasy weaves a magical tale of memories being erased & bound in books by Book Binders, a trade that was once sacred but is now being used for greed & perverse entertainment. The story begins with young farmer Emmett & his journey to cure... Continue Reading →
“The 71/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” is the debut mystery novel of Stuart Turton, taking place in early 20th century at the Blackheath country manor. “Eight days. Eight hosts. One soul. And one murder. Aiden Bishop has 8 days and 8 different hosts to solve the murder of Evelyn Hardcastle and for every failed day,... Continue Reading →
Hello everyone! I decided to do something a bit different with my book review this time around. Instead of writing a review at the end of my reading, I’d like to write updates after every reading session. That way, my opinions will be fresh and ya’ll will get a better feel of the book! The... Continue Reading →
“Highfire” is one of those books with a premise so crazy that you wonder how it will all come together in a sensible, entertaining way. Luckily, Eoin Colfer managed to write an amazing story about the last dragon on Earth and a young Cajun boy on the run from a murderous, crooked constable. But how... Continue Reading →
Quarantined & already tired of watching the paint dry on the walls? Check out this list of all the ways I keep from succumbing to boredom & going stir crazy! Give podcasts a try!I’ve recently gotten in to listening to podcasts during work since days as a technical librarian can be pretty slow. But, since... Continue Reading →
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake follows the life of Rose Edelstein as she discovers, & navigates, her newfound ability to taste people's emotions through the food they make. On her ninth birthday, Rose discovers that she can taste her mother's emotions in the birthday cake she made for her. There is a hollowness there that her young brain cannot emotionally comprehend and later, she finds that secrets don't stay hidden for long when you can taste them.
As you all know, I am participating in the GirlXOXO 'Monthly Motif Reading Challenge'. Each month, there are different requirements a book has to fulfill in order to qualify for the challenge; such as a certain theme, setting, or cover design. February's motif is 'Seeing Red'. Whichever book is chosen, it must have either a... Continue Reading →
I am excited to share that starting January 2020, I began participating in the GirlXOXO 'Monthly Motif Reading Challenge'! For each month of the year, there is a different set of criteria a book must fit such as theme, setting, or color. January's motif was 'Winter Wonderland' and the parameters of the required book was... Continue Reading →