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2018: My Year In Books

2018: My Year In Books

Annual round up time!  I like this time of year because it’s like this amazing gallery of all the different worlds I’ve visited and the people I’ve meant.  Okay, so granted, all these people and places are fictional, but books are still the sort of thing that make me happy, so taking a brief revisit is always fun. As I predicted last year, 2018 was so much better than 2017 in regards to my personal life, travel, reading, everything!  I’m so grateful for this upturn, and I’m sure 2019 will bring whole new slew of joy and surprises.  I started my […]

Posted January 1, 2019 in Bookish Things // 9 Comments //
January Wrap Up

January Wrap Up

2018 is off to a roaring start, n’est pas, mes chers?  I’ve not been subtle about how much 2017 stunk for me, so I’m absolutely thrilled with the way January has unwound so far.  I hope everyone else has had a good start, too! I ended up with quite a good haul this month – after a slow December on NetGalley, I ended up being granted 5 books.  I timed my requests so that there’s nothing immediate, so reading them shouldn’t be a challenge (The Phantom Tree releases in August!). I believe there’s a lot of little ones in this set… Blood Will […]

Posted January 29, 2018 in Checking In // 24 Comments //
Banished by Betsy Schow

Banished by Betsy Schow

Well.  This book was silly. Princess Dorothea of Emerald (sometimes called Dot) is trapped in Kansas, a terrible place without magic and with terrible fashion sense.  She’s trapped in a mental hospital where she talks to a doctor who isn’t a psychiatrist, gets chemo treatments that are actually green sludge, and is repeatedly told she’s crazy and beyond hope.  It is, frankly, a terrible representation of both a mental hospital and cancer patient treatments.  Fortunately, the hospital staff is completely incompetent and Dorothea manages to escape and go to a club where she asks someone to commission her a pair […]

Posted January 17, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
November Wrap Up

November Wrap Up

Well this is going to be a short post. Remember last month when I got a gazillion books and everything was busy and I read all the posts and was awesome?  This month is the exact opposites.  My beautiful people, I have been DYING to finish La Belle Sauvage.  To catch up on NCIS or Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.  None of these things are happening. On the bright side, I am making a little bit of pocket change working overtime.  So there’s that?  My brother-in-law told me a couple weeks ago, “You always find the silver lining, huh?” and I told him, […]

Posted November 27, 2017 in Checking In // 26 Comments //