2019 is now in its death throes, and I don't know about the rest of you, but I could not be happier to see it go. It's a scab to flick away. A dry, dead skin to wriggle out of and leave behind. Something sleek and fresh is about to take its place. Something new … Continue reading 2020, Here I Come!
In case anyone was wondering, the answer is yes. I am still alive. And in case no one was wondering... well, I'm still alive anyway. Summer is hardly the time for staying cooped up indoors and composing new blog posts, is it? But summer is pretty much over now. I am now at leisure to … Continue reading Book Reviews for Summer 2019
"Groundhog found fog. New snows and blue toes. Fine and dandy for Valentine candy. Snow spittin'; if you're not mitten-smitten, you'll be frostbitten! By jing-y feels spring-y." The Old Farmer's Almanac It isn't quite feeling spring-y, yet. But February is mercifully behind us, so perhaps there is hope. Here are my book reviews for the … Continue reading Book Reviews for February 2019
"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." -L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables) By the books, it's been an eclectic month. I've been from North Korea, to fairy land, to ancient Egypt, to dystopia. There's no frigate like a book, as Emily Dickinson reminded us. Meanwhile, it's actually gotten around … Continue reading Book Reviews for October
Usually, I write (or at least sketch out) my reviews as soon as I've finished the books I'm reading. This month, I was lazy and did not do that. I did tally eight titles read in August, though. So at least I was just writing lazy, and not reading lazy. Either way, prepare yourselves for … Continue reading Book Reviews For August
I haven't had much oomph to give blogging the past week or two, but apparently if there's one thing I can scrape together, it's a book review post. Hex Breaker, by Taryn Noelle Kloeden Epic fantasy with an earthy, mythical essence. There's a lot going on— wolves and zombies and wars, oh my!— but all … Continue reading Book Reviews for March
“I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it is printed and bound you will be older still. But some day you will be old enough to … Continue reading 10 Fantabulous Fairy Tale Adaptations