Tag: Gunslinger Girl

10 Great Books That Have Fallen Off The Radar (Or So It Seems?)

10 Great Books That Have Fallen Off The Radar (Or So It Seems?)

Every once in a while, I like to dig through my archives of reviews and see the books people have stopped talking about.  Sometimes I feel like bookish hype rules the day, but to be honest, I really like reading books after the hype has died down.  There’s a lot less pressure to deliver a certain kind of review, and you’re left to enjoy the novel in a suspended state – no rush to meet deadlines, no pressure from the community. Unfortunately, because the publishing world is a business, the world keeps moving and the clock keeps ticking and things get […]

Posted April 27, 2020 in Bookish Things // 0 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 //
My 10 Favorite New Authors of 2018 (& 2018 Debut Author Challenge Review!)

My 10 Favorite New Authors of 2018 (& 2018 Debut Author Challenge Review!)

Last year, I participated in That Artsy Reader Girl’s 2018 Debut Authors Challenge.  This is a challenge Jana has been running for a few years now, though you probably know her better from Top Ten Tuesday!  The Debut Author Challenge is intended to encourage readers to reach out and support new and upcoming authors.  I’ve got to be honest, without this challenge, I most likely would have missed out of some of my favorite books of 2018. As a twist on today’s Top Ten Tuesday, I wanted to talk a little about my Top Ten New Authors from 2018 that […]

Posted January 15, 2019 in Memes // 19 Comments //
March Wrap Up

March Wrap Up

My loves, I am exhausted.  February and March are always difficult months for me, with many thanks to the glorious New England weather.  I can only do so much with grey skies and snowstorms, you know?  This month’s wrap up is going to be brief – mostly just to say hi and let you know what’s been going on in my library these days and see how you all are doing! My haul was pretty low key this month, which is fine!  I didn’t go out and buy any of these except Children of Blood and Bone – all pre-orders, ARCs […]

Posted March 26, 2018 in Checking In // 4 Comments //
The Things I’d Like to Read This Spring

The Things I’d Like to Read This Spring

Last autumn, I tried to do an Autumn TBR per a Top Ten Tuesday Prompt.  I might have read half of those.  These days, most of my physical books are in my three different TBR jars, so I pick them at random.  THAT SAID, yikes, there are some things I’d really like to get to reading.  February, in particular, was a month reading the things I was supposed to rather than the things I wanted to. So, as the snow melts and seasons change, here’s a few things I’d like to read in the next few months.  No promises! Ready Player One by Ernest […]

Posted March 20, 2018 in Memes // 8 Comments //
Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely

Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely

Serendipity Jones, y’all. My goodness, I loved this girl. Full disclosure?  Gunslinger Girl was preordered about two days before release, and it’s been sitting on my shelf every since.  I’ve been eyeing it with doubt and suspicion for two months until I picked it up last week thinking “might as well get this over with”. I am a fool. I wish I had read this book two months ago.  Heavens, I wish I had received an ARC.  Pity and Max and Luster and the whole gang were exactly what I needed right now in my unenthusiastic reading drudge.  I mean, for starters […]

Posted March 14, 2018 in Reviews // 3 Comments //