Happy Halloween! It's rainy, everything is dying, and, also, they're selling pumpkin pies at the grocery store! What better time for curling up with a book and also an entire pumpkin pie all for yourself, which you can eat while you read said book, providing that the LOCAL GROCERY STORE ISN'T ALL OUT OF THEM. … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Ten (OK, Four) Characters You Should be for Halloween
There are stories we all know. The ones with once upon a time and wishing on stars and happily ever afters. These are not those stories. It should not surprise anyone that Leigh Bardugo is amazing, and these stories are just as amazing as that. They're dark and bittersweet and, yes, thorny, but they ring … Continue reading Book Review – The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
Well, that was an interesting ending. Marie Lu writes movie books. They're fast, addictive, and fairly short. Warcross was a very Marie Lu book. I read it quickly and had trouble putting it down. It was very enjoyable. Right off the bat, I'll warn you that I am not a video game person. I think … Continue reading Book Review: Warcross by Marie Lu
Hi, my name is Leonora (hi, Leonora), and I am a bookaholic. What brings this on? It might be this beauty. This is the 10th Anniversary special edition of The Name of the Wind. In my defence, I have borrowed this book from the library, read it, loved it, borrowed it again, and all that … Continue reading Bookaholics Anonymous
Fall is upon us! It's raining, it's chilly, and I have a cold, and those are all the surefire signs that fall is a thing. Top Ten Tuesday is a thing created by www.brokeandbookish.com and there's a new prompt for every Tuesday and you just get to make top ten lists, which is fun because I get … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Fall Books
So this is a thing started by Paper Fury and Further Up Further In as an excuse to flail about NaNoWriMo projects. (Aside: if you have never been to Paper Fury's blog, what are you doing with your life, friend? It's the best blog ever and I want to be Cait when I grow up.) The original … Continue reading Beautiful Books – NaNoWriMo 2017
I will sell my soul for the next book in this series. Just thought I'd throw that out there in case there are any takers. My God , I love this series. I have come to the conclusion that I just must not have been in a reading mood when I was reading the second book because … Continue reading The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch.
I realize that, in the order that these are on the page, this looks like I wrote it after I wrote the review for the second book. Actually, I wrote this before. I just make this site ten minutes ago and copy/pasted these reviews from Goodreads in a strange order. (I did not copy/paste this … Continue reading Book Review: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
AAAAAAHHHHHHH! I love these books. I'll give Red Seas Under Red Skies (hereafter referred to as RSURS because I have the same amount of patience as my cat, who thinks right now is too slow) a 4.5 stars out of 5 because the first half was not my favourite, but, DEAR LORD, that second half. Don't get … Continue reading Book Review: Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch, or, why Leo is going to be a pirate when she grows up.
Ahh. I wanted this to be SO GOOD. And it had its moments here and there, but it also had huge swaths where nothing really seemed to happen. This book really felt like it fell into that middle-volume trap. It felt like the story actually got going about a hundred and fifty pages before the … Continue reading Book Review: Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray