Tag: Etiquette and Espionage

January Wrap Up:  ALL the Books Hauled, a Little Editing, and New Year Blues

January Wrap Up: ALL the Books Hauled, a Little Editing, and New Year Blues <3

I set out into 2019 with the intention to slay my reading list, and I feel like I’m at a really good spot!  I think I’m finally settling back in after destroying myself in November.  The blogs fairly well scheduled ahead, and I’m reading my ARCs more or less as I get them. Things in my blogging and bookish world are good, y’all?  I really hope this is an omen for the rest of the year. OKAY SO. Remember how in my 2019 Blogging Goals post, I spoke about how I was instituting a book buying ban on myself for 2019? Well […]

Posted January 28, 2019 in Checking In // 10 Comments //
May Wrap Up

May Wrap Up

Sometime in the midst of May, summer arrived! When I left to go to Europe, there was a snowstorm on our tail, following us from New Hampshire all the way up to Manhattan. When I came back, it was 80-degrees outside!  That, in a brief description, is New England weather.  I love it and I hate it, but overall I’m really glad to see the sunshine. Mentally and emotionally, May is a difficult month for me.  I’ll talk about that a little more later, but lets start, as always, with the books!             The breakdown: ARCs/Freebies from Publishers: The Story Girl, LIFEL1K3, […]

Posted May 28, 2018 in Checking In // 40 Comments //
Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

I typically don’t like steampunk novels.  I really want to, but I’ve never connected with them.  There’s always been far too much cheesy romance and swooning and belittling of women.  I almost removed this from my TBR when I reached it. Then, I took a deep breath, and borrowed the book from Overdrive. So glad I did. This one was a delight.  That’s the absolute best word that I can conjure.  Etiquette & Espionage is everything I wanted from a steampunk fantasy.  On the surface, we have a coming-of-age tale with airships and female friendships and getting into just the right amount […]

Posted May 14, 2018 in Reviews // 12 Comments //