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In Which I Actually Work on my WIP & Read Shakespeare Retellings: The August Wrap Up!

In Which I Actually Work on my WIP & Read Shakespeare Retellings: The August Wrap Up!

Hello beautiful people and welcome to the August wrap up! Heyyy remember when I said last month that my mental health was fairly poor, so I wanted to take a step back and try and re-center myself, etc. etc.?  Well, that didn’t happen until about halfway through August once I tore myself out of the temptation of readathons and had a whole weekend without books. It was pretty difficult for me, but I think it was needed.  I’d been reading so much that my escape was becoming a chore and I was going into overload.  You may not notice it […]

Posted August 26, 2019 in Checking In // 5 Comments //
To Succeed, Or Not to Succeed?  That is the Question. (Retelling-a-Thon Wrap Up!)

To Succeed, Or Not to Succeed? That is the Question. (Retelling-a-Thon Wrap Up!)

So as you guys know, I announced a little more than a week ago that I would be participating in this year’s Retelling-a-Thon… specifically Shakespeare Week!  Retelling-a-Thon is actually a pretty small little readathon.  It’s hosted by Frayed Books, and this week was hosted by Harker over at The Hermit Librarian, so a big heaping thanks to the both of them for this fun little readathon! For Shakespeare week, I committed to reading seven books in my original announcement post.  To review, these were: Foul is Fair by Hannah Chapin Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard Tandem by […]

Posted August 20, 2019 in Readthons & Reading Challenges // 0 Comments //
Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge

I wanted so so much to like Bright Smoke, Cold Fire with the same fiery passion as I liked Crimson Bound.  Unfortunately, it didn’t quite work out for me. Bright Smoke, Cold Fire has the feeling of a book that wants to do too many things.  There are two POVs in this one – Runajo and Paris, and both are trying to accomplish the same thing – save the city.  In one POV, we learn about the inside of the religious order of the city – in the other, the reader experiences the correct underground.  Either view could have been interesting enough in […]

Posted August 15, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
In Which It’s Too Hot, I Do Two Readathons, & I Bombard You With Reviews:  The July Wrap Up!

In Which It’s Too Hot, I Do Two Readathons, & I Bombard You With Reviews: The July Wrap Up!

Good morning everyone! I’ll be completely honest, July didn’t go quite the way I was expecting in the book department!  That’s not a bad thing, but it was different!  I was planning to join with the Camp NaNoWriMo spirit and do a lot of writing and learning about writing, and instead I ended up participating in two readathons! It’s been fun but stressful.  It’s also been hot here in New England!  The heat waves have been coming by brutally, so it’s be a good time to read. And the reading?  The reading was good this month.  I actually delayed this wrap […]

Posted August 5, 2019 in Checking In // 2 Comments //
Retelling-A-Thon Annoucement:  Team Shakespeare!

Retelling-A-Thon Annoucement: Team Shakespeare!

Good morning everyone!  Happy Sunday! After having so much fun with the Reading Rush, I took to Twitter to find another readathon.  Yes, yes, I know.  I’ve come a long way from shrugging off readathons!  Honestly, after I signed up for this one, there was a moment of deep regret.  Not because of the readathon, because it’s super cool!  Just more…  I kind of miss my writing and when I’m deep into reading and blogging like this, I don’t have time for both. BUT. Here we are! For August, I’ve decided to sign up for Retelling-a-Thon! For most, August is […]

Posted August 4, 2019 in Readthons & Reading Challenges // 2 Comments //