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What’s This?  A BookTube Channel?  – My November Wrap Up!

What’s This? A BookTube Channel? – My November Wrap Up!

Posted December 7, 2020 in Checking In // 4 Comments

Hello everyone and happy Monday! I’m going to be making a few changes to my wrap ups, starting with this month.  First of all, I’m removing the “haul” section.  There’s a couple reasons for this. I always feel weird talking about new books and ARCs when there are so many out there who can’t bring in books every month because of their location or financial situation. I started a BookTube. In many ways, #2 feels like it cancels out #1.  I don’t get dozens of books every month, either… but Book Hauls seems like a central theme on BookTube and it […]

Court of Lions by Somaiya Daud

Court of Lions by Somaiya Daud

Posted November 11, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  In the intervening years between Mirage and Court of Lions, I forgot what an interesting world Somaiya Daud has built.  This is a science-fiction novel that has the distinct feel of fantasy… you almost forget it’s sci-fi until a droid or spaceship shows up.  It’s been a while since I read Mirage – a rare book that I read shortly after its release – and so getting back to so many of the interesting, creative elements of this story were interesting. This is a duology full of political intrigue and our protagonist is a body-double for royalty (something I’ve never seen before).  There’s […]

Fall is Here! And So Is My September Wrap Up!

Fall is Here! And So Is My September Wrap Up!

Posted October 5, 2020 in Checking In // 0 Comments

Hello beautiful people, and happy September?  I LOVE this time of year!  Since we didn’t go on any vacations this year, I saved up my precious paid-time-off and put it all into the fall because there’s no time I’d rather sleep in and linger lazily outdoors.  Summer is a little too warm for my comfort – but autumn?  Autumn in New England is one of the most beautiful things. And with the changing leaves and the smell of backyard campfires in the air, I’m doing my absolute best to remain positive.  The loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg hit me hard […]

So Long Sweet Summer – My August Wrap Up

So Long Sweet Summer – My August Wrap Up

Posted September 7, 2020 in Checking In // 0 Comments

I cannot tell you all how grateful I am that the heat has finally broken here in New England.  In line with the coming storm season, we’ve had either sunny days or massive thunderstorms and nothing in between, and I am LIVING for it.  I love thunderstorm season – there’s something to that electricity that makes me feel so alive. Also, feeling grateful because a massive might-as-well-be-a-whole-tree branch missed falling on our house by about six feet.  With a little help from the wind we avoided some serious damage – the thing took down all the saplings in its wake […]