Writing a Great Hook:  August’s Scribbler Unboxing (SPOILERS!)

Writing a Great Hook: August’s Scribbler Unboxing (SPOILERS!)

Posted September 25, 2020 in Bookish Things, Unboxings // 0 Comments

Good morning everyone! I decided to splurge for another month and picked up August’s Scribbler box!  As you know from my past unboxings, this is a sort of unique box in that it’s not intended to push a sensational new release.  Scribbler is more a care package for writers and each month focuses on a specific theme or skill and elaborates ways to master it, and provides opportunities to connect.  For readers who are aspiring writers, this is an interesting box and every six months or so, it lures me back in. This month’s Scribbler theme was “hook”. In writing, […]

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Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim

Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim

Posted September 24, 2020 in Reviews // 1 Comment

  When I finished Spin the Dawn, I was so excited for this sequel novel. Spin the Dawn checked a lot of boxes for me – the enemies to friends to lovers vibe, the three-part adventure, the girl-breaking-into-a-man’s-world-and-being-amazing trope.  After saving the kingdom in the first book, I was really expecting a level up here. And, I feel let down, honestly. I thought Maia’s progression was fine and the story inside her head made sense and was consistent with the happenings the previous book.  Unfortunately, I felt that Unravel the Dusk failed to really take the story to the next level.  Book one […]

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A Wild Winter Swan by Gregory Maguire

A Wild Winter Swan by Gregory Maguire

Posted September 23, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing Early Reviewers and William Morrow in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I was so excited to win this ARC from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.  Honestly, I have really good luck with LibraryThing.  Secretly, I think this is because I review everything promptly and publishers tend to appreciate when you review the ARCs, even though it’s optional.  One thing about LibraryThing, though, is that there tends to be fewer authors I recognize so when I saw Gregory […]

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Happy Book Birthday, The Silvered Serpents!

Happy Book Birthday, The Silvered Serpents!

Posted September 22, 2020 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments

I don’t normally do this, but I wanted to leave a little space on the blog today to wish a very happy book birthday to The Silvered Serpents and congratulations to author Roshani Chokshi on her publication day! I was lucky enough to receive a copy of The Silvered Serpents early and by complete coincidence, started reading it just a couple weeks before the pandemic started.  I read my eBooks slowly so I’d been enjoying this work a handful of pages at a time, in the between places.  Looking back, I really couldn’t be more grateful for that ARC.  Not just because […]

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The Finally Fall Tag

The Finally Fall Tag

Posted September 21, 2020 in Bookish Things, Tags // 0 Comments

Good morning my beautiful monsters! 💜 I have been holding on to this book tag for almost a whole year, ever since Heather @ The Frozen Library tagged me last fall.  I waited to make the tag a little more aesthetically appropriate (I pre-write my posts so far ahead that I was booked into December when she tagged me 😅) but now we’re in beautiful September again and !!! I love fall 🍁.  So excited to be here, y’all. I did a little digging and was able to track this tag back to being attributed to booktuber Alina Milena.  It looks like […]

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