Tag: Firekeeper’s Daughter

2021 in Review: Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles

2021 in Review: Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles

Posted January 4, 2022 in Blogging, Checking In // 7 Comments

Is it really annual wrap up time already? Where did all the time go? This is only the second time I’ve done this annual post in this type of format – I can’t believe I’ve been with The StoryGraph for over a year now. I still love the site – its stats, its acknowledgement of audiobooks, the graphs, the content warnings! There’s a lot on the StoryGraph I haven’t used, but I love what I have used and that it’s still growing! My biggest use of the StoryGraph is for my wrap ups… and none more than the annual wrap […]

It’s Too Darn Hot: The June Wrap Up

It’s Too Darn Hot: The June Wrap Up

Posted July 5, 2021 in Reviews // 2 Comments

Truth?  I spent a lot of time in June hiding in our bedroom.  Why?  Because there’s an air conditioner in the bedroom and the temperature is lovely in there.  Honestly if we just moved the refrigerator up there, I’d never leave.  Well, almost never. Summer is not my favorite season.  I like it in theory and through windows, but as far as frolicking and enjoying the season? Ehhh, I’ll pass.  I get all sweaty and it’s icky.  If y’all haven’t figured it out yet, the only season I really like is autumn, and I adore autumn. But that’s alright, because you […]

The Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag (2021 Edition)

The Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag (2021 Edition)

Posted June 30, 2021 in Tags // 3 Comments

Following tradition on this blog, the month of June means that at some point… we’ve got to do the Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag.  I love this tag because it’s so widely used in the community… but also from a personal perspective, it’s a time capsule for me and my reading experience.  Every year I continue to nod to the posts of the past so I can see what has changed… and all the books I “really want to read” that I still haven’t read. This year’s post is coming a little bit late – I know, I’m sorry! – […]

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

Posted June 20, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Firekeeper’s Daughter is everything I hoped it would be.  This contemporary mystery set in Sault St. Marie (that’s “soo” not “salt”) deliveries a realistic world, an interesting story, and memorable characters.  Boulley’s debut is formidable.  She builds a story with an intriguing rotation of characters, a crime that is familiar but explored from a different perspective, and a narrative that keeps the reader engaged.  I read this book slowly and enjoyed it – if you stop reading this review right now, know that I recommend this book highly.  It’s wonderful. Sault St. Marie and Sugar Island are beautifully crafted. […]