Tag: Daughter of the Burning City

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 //
In Which I Am Master of Everything (The Reading Rush 2019 Follow Up)

In Which I Am Master of Everything (The Reading Rush 2019 Follow Up)

AHHH GUYS. The Reading Rush was SO. MUCH. FUN. I am definitely on board to do this readathon again next year.  When I built my TBR for Reading Rush, I thought only of hardcopy books off my shelf, and as such this was the first time in ages I feel like I’ve been reading off my shelf.  Yes, I did throw War Girls in there because I felt like I still needed to follow my actual TBR a little, but otherwise?  It was just so nice to read some different books and to check off challenges and I loved it. So what […]

Posted August 3, 2019 in Readthons & Reading Challenges // 4 Comments //
Mini Reviews:  Tess of the Road, Daughter of the Burning City, & The Game of Love and Death

Mini Reviews: Tess of the Road, Daughter of the Burning City, & The Game of Love and Death

I know I rarely do mini reviews (read: never) but every once and a while, I do humor myself and re-read a book that I’ve read before.  For posts like these, I don’t think that a unique, standing review is strictly necessary.  After all, I’ve already outlined all the good stuff about these novels.  However, experiences differ between an initial read vs. a reread, and I still want to talk about these books. To solve the repeat-book dilemma, I’ve decided that every time I collect 3 re-reads, I’m going to give y’all a set of mini reviews!  Not as much of a […]

Posted July 30, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
The Reading Rush – Booktube-A-Thon Has Been Reborn!

The Reading Rush – Booktube-A-Thon Has Been Reborn!

Hey y’all.  Have you heard of Booktube-A-Thon? Even though I’m not a Booktuber, don’t really follow much of Booktube… I know what this readathon is.  It’s an epic week-long readathon and it’s been around since 2013.  It’s the oldest online readathon I know of.  I’ve never participated.  As a blogger (not vlogger) I never really thought I could? Which is dumb, I know. Don’t get me wrong – I’m sure some people have joined it even without a Booktube… but this is really exciting for me.  With a brand new flashy website where you can sign up and earn badges, Booktube-A-Thon […]

Posted July 20, 2019 in Readthons & Reading Challenges // 2 Comments //
I Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to Spend More Time in These Books

I Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to Spend More Time in These Books

As a reader, it’s easy to be left wanting MORE.  There are some worlds that are so broad and exciting, it’s easy to dive in and lose ourselves in companion novels and sequels and prequels.  I’m thinking of Tamora Pierce’s Tortall universe, or of Tolkien’s Middle Earth in particular, but you can even go beyond books and talk about Star Wars or Marvel.  These worlds are vast and delicious and have enough content that if you need more of their creator’s imagination, it’s easy to find. Then, there are standalones. I actually have no problem with standalone novels, but every […]

Posted March 12, 2019 in Memes // 14 Comments //
Today is Brought to You By the Color Purple – #TTT

Today is Brought to You By the Color Purple – #TTT

Today is a celebration of the color purple. To be completely honest, I am keen on all sorts of colors, but purple makes me smile.  It’s regal and pretty and the color of lilacs and dreams.  I have exactly twelve books in my personal library that are purple-ish enough to qualify – so voila!  Twelve glorious books in perfect purpleness just for you on this fine Tuesday.             I’m not the sort of person who rainbow-organizes her books.  The aesthetic-lover in me WANTS to, but the more sensible, organized mind knows I’d never be able to find ANYTHING if I […]

Posted May 8, 2018 in Memes // 17 Comments //