The Dispatcher by John Scalzi

The Dispatcher by John Scalzi

Ehhhhh. So conceptually, this sounded really interesting.  This is a world where people don’t have to die.  If you’re murdered, you get to come back in a place that feels comfortable and safe, reverted to a few hours before your death.  Our protagonist is a Dispatcher, meaning that he’s on call for things like medical emergencies, tidily “dispatching” the patient so they don’t die from the procedure. I expected to learn more about this world, but honestly, this is more like… an episode of NCIS.  Someone is missing, so a law official connects with another dispatcher to understand how the […]

Posted June 16, 2019 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
Soulless by Gail Carriger

Soulless by Gail Carriger

I need to be honest straight into this and say – Soulless is a bit silly. This is a book about a declared spinster – a young Victorian lady in her twenties – who just so happens to have no soul.  It’s an unfortunate side-effect of her birth, as her father is also soulless.  She’s also half-Italian, which is a constant source of difficulty for her in civilized society.  She doesn’t really talk about her preternatural state, but she does argue with werewolves, flirt with vampires, and stab people with parasols. Really, Soulless is a typical cheeky paranormal romance with a steampunk edge, […]

Posted June 15, 2019 in Reviews // 5 Comments //
“Nerd” – It’s Not an Insult and This is Getting Silly

“Nerd” – It’s Not an Insult and This is Getting Silly

Hello loves. Today’s rant is brought to you by the Book Blogger Hop prompt of the week, which asks, “Have you ever been called a “book nerd?” If so, how did you react?”.  I immediately rolled my eyes at this because I think that flinging around the word “nerd” as an insult is ridiculous and I am going to tell you why this really isn’t a bad thing, or even a thing, especially in 2019. *sigh* I’m a firm believer in the power of words – they’re weapons in the right hands and should be used responsibly.  Any kind of name-calling […]

Posted June 14, 2019 in Memes, Thoughts // 8 Comments //
The Orphan’s Song by Lauren Kate

The Orphan’s Song by Lauren Kate

This book was absolutely beautiful. I don’t typically go in for romance, but sometimes, when it’s paired with exquisitely written historical fiction, I fall head-over-heels for it.  That’s how I feel about The Orphan’s Song. I picked this book up at BookCon a couple weeks ago, and had the opportunity to meet Lauren Kate.  I’d read Fallen when I was younger and I remember very little of it except that there were parts I really liked, and parts I thought were super cheesy.  I wasn’t sure what to expect from The Orphan’s Song as Lauren moved from YA to adult, but I […]

Posted June 13, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
May NerdyPost Unboxing – The Weasleys (SPOILERS!)

May NerdyPost Unboxing – The Weasleys (SPOILERS!)

Another month of Nerdy Post!  For those who haven’t popped over for my other Nerdy Post unboxing, Nerdy Post is a monthly subscription box that centers around a theme.  There are different tiers of box that cost different amounts, depending upon what you want to receive. Nerdy Post is a box that does not include a book.  The themes can be anything from pop culture.  Alexis curates boxes that are around bookish themes, but she’s also done television and cinema. The May theme was the Weasleys!  Nerdy Post has done a Harry Potter box before, but this is the first time […]

Posted June 12, 2019 in Unboxings // 4 Comments //
Unpopular Bookish Opinions:  In Which I Discuss the Grishaverse, J.K. Rowling, and DNF-ing.

Unpopular Bookish Opinions: In Which I Discuss the Grishaverse, J.K. Rowling, and DNF-ing.

Good morning everyone and welcome to this week’s Top Ten Tuesday post!  I know I haven’t been participating consistently in this meme, but this week, I couldn’t resist!  I think all of us bloggers have some solid opinions about what we do and don’t like, and sometimes it’s difficult to express those opinions for fear of backlash. But I am always one for a salty post… so I’m totally here for this.  Y’all ready?  I’ve got some unpopular bookish opinions for y’all. This may be one of my new favorite GIFs, by the way.  I’ve used it twice in the […]

Posted June 11, 2019 in Memes // 41 Comments //