Tag: Flame in the Mist

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!

Posted August 26, 2019 in Checking In // 5 Comments

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 […]

Anti-Valentines Day Book Tag

Anti-Valentines Day Book Tag

Posted February 5, 2019 in Tags // 5 Comments

Lots of people love Valentines Day.  They love the chocolate candies and fluttering candles and dew drop roses.  They love the batting eyelashes and sultry hushed voices over red wine.  I am so, so happy for those people… but I’ve never really been a Valentines Day person. Don’t get me wrong.  I will always accept chocolate.  But there’s a lot of pressure on this holiday on romantic gestures, and I just don’t want my relationship with my husband to hinge on that sort of pressure.  Neither of us are romantics, so both Valentines and our anniversary pass with a shrug […]

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

Posted January 28, 2019 in Checking In // 10 Comments

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 […]

Off-The-Grid Readathon II Review

Off-The-Grid Readathon II Review

Posted January 25, 2019 in Readthons & Reading Challenges // 4 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I participated in the Off-The-Grid Readathon! This is the second time I’ve done this readathon and I really enjoy it. It gives me the opportunity to get out of my head and away from social media and mindless drivel for a bit and into the world of a book… and really focus on it. In review, the Off-the-Grid Readathon is hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm and Justine @ I Should Read That. It’s a three-day event where you read whatever you want, but the condition is, you’ve got to put your electronics away […]

Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

Posted January 16, 2019 in Reviews // 5 Comments

I genuinely appreciated this book. I can’t say anything for the rep, and I have to admit that I am not particularly familiar with Mulan’s story outside of the Disney movie… but there were many details about this story that I thoroughly appreciated. First of all, I loved the change in setting.  I read a lot of Western European-inspired fantasies – and still I love those! – but it’s good to have a bit of variety.  The more books there are like Flame in the Mist, the more people can find themselves in these books… and honestly, I can only take […]