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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! – […]

A Little Awareness, A Little Appreciation, & A Lotta Book Stuff:  January 2021 Wrap Up!

A Little Awareness, A Little Appreciation, & A Lotta Book Stuff: January 2021 Wrap Up!

Posted February 8, 2021 in Checking In // 2 Comments

Welcome to the first wrap up of 2021, where we get to look at everything that got rolling as the new year started and we can celebrate how strikingly different everything is now that it’s not 2020 anymore! I kid, of course, because we still have all the same things to work on as we did in 2020, all the same concerns and challenges and opportunities for growth.  But the psychology of hope is nice, right?  For myself, 2021 hasn’t been too bad on a personal level, and for that I’m truly grateful.  Still, there’s the continued opportunity to do […]

Into the Bright Unknown by Rae Carson

Into the Bright Unknown by Rae Carson

Posted January 25, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  The last book in the Gold Seer Trilogy and it is a sad goodbye. As a whole, I have loved this series.  I love the characters, the magic, and the way Rae Carson writes her historical fiction.  I really loved – and I cannot emphasize this enough – the way Leah is constantly challenged to understand her privilege and make the world a better place for everyone.  I have never, never read fantasy or historical fiction that so bluntly addresses inherent racism and urges action.  I really appreciated it, and it makes me appreciate Carson that much more. Outside of […]

The Psych Reading Challenge – Because Who Doesn’t Love Reading Challenges Based on Cancelled TV Shows That Just Won’t Die?

The Psych Reading Challenge – Because Who Doesn’t Love Reading Challenges Based on Cancelled TV Shows That Just Won’t Die?

After participating in the year-long reading challenge Start onYour Shelfathon in 2020, I knew I wanted to do at least one reading challenge in 2021 to help guide my reading.  I like the idea of reading challenges and that gamification aspect, especially how they make me look around and mix up my TBR and sometimes even search outside of it to meet challenges. So I figured I’d go find a really popular reading challenge like “Beat the Backlist” or something similar and join in. … But I know that you know… that I’m not telling the truth. (*cue music*) Okay no. […]