Tag: Magic for Liars

April Showers Bring May… Showers? – The May Wrap Up!

April Showers Bring May… Showers? – The May Wrap Up!

I cannot TELL you guys how happy I am that all the chaos of May has died down and here we are on the brink of summer.  I’ve been working really hard to get back into the flow of things – moving really messes up my mental schedule.  I’ve got a buuunch of posts to write up in the next few weeks but we’re going to make it a good one. Plus, I’m just really excited that summer is rolling around.  I’m not normally a summer person, but New England weather is wonky and we’ve had says that are 35F following […]

Posted May 27, 2019 in Checking In // 4 Comments //
Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey

Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey

At the very beginning, Magic for Liars intrigued me.  The prologue starts in a magical school – half high school, half Hogwarts – then in chapter one we’re transported to a delightfully film noir atmosphere as we’re introduced to Ivy Gamble.  From page one, the atmosphere in this book was spot on, and it’s the type of book that immediately draws you in. Throughout, the atmosphere, setting, and magic remains intriguing.  Explanations of the magical system are simple to understand, but complex enough to be impressive.  There’s a good balance of magic and reality to make the whole novel feel balanced […]

Posted May 22, 2019 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
Off-The-Grid Readathon III

Off-The-Grid Readathon III

What a time for a readathon. I generally LOVE the Off the Grid Readathons, because allowing myself to sit down for a weekend and skimp a little on chores and just read is such a treat for me.  And I particularly love this one, because the Off the Grid Readathon is practically rules-free.  All you need to do is spend a little time off your phone and read. This readathon in particular has been very successful for me in the past.  Last year, it helped me catch up  on my 2018 Debut Author Challenge books, and back in January it helped me […]

Posted April 9, 2019 in Readthons & Reading Challenges // 4 Comments //
Candy Hearts, ARC Attack, & Busyness – February Wrap Up!

Candy Hearts, ARC Attack, & Busyness – February Wrap Up!

The end of February always throws me off.  it feels like we should have another week, right?  But the end is nigh and March is upon us.  March is my least favorite month of the year, largely because we get hit with the worst of the winter weather in March.  Fortunately I have a contingency plan for that and plan to spend a week of March in the Caribbean. 10/10 I recommend this winter escaping tactic. In the meanwhile, let’s talk books. 😉 Okay, okay.  I know.  This looks bad, right?  Especially bad for being on a book buying ban.  I […]

Posted February 25, 2019 in Checking In // 3 Comments //