Tag: Masque of the Red Death

Arrest The Cops Who Murdered Breonna Taylor… Also, My June 2020 Wrap Up

Arrest The Cops Who Murdered Breonna Taylor… Also, My June 2020 Wrap Up

Posted July 6, 2020 in Checking In // 0 Comments

Hi everyone. I do just want to take a sec and address the title of this post, because it’s been months and the cops who killed her have not been brought to justice.  Her family continues to suffer. If you haven’t already signed the petition for Breonna, please take a second to do so now. Additionally, if you are able to contribute, please consider donating to her family’s GoFundMe.  Every dollar makes a difference, and money in this fund not only supports her family but also helps pay for the legal fees incurred in continuing to fight for justice for […]

Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Posted June 16, 2020 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  I’ve got some mixed feelings about Masque of the Red Death.  On the one hand, it’s this beautiful, decaying steampunk world. This is a retelling, as you may have guessed, of Edgar Allan Poe’s “Masque of the Red Death” short story.  It’s takes this devastating contagion and casts a spotlight on the masked faces of the selfish upper class dancing while the city burns, essentially. But I think… I think I wanted this book to be something it wasn’t, which resulted in my explaining away a lot of it.  Trying to make excuses.  Trying to make it a better book […]

Finding My “New Normal” – The May 2020 Wrap Up

Finding My “New Normal” – The May 2020 Wrap Up

Posted June 8, 2020 in Checking In // 4 Comments

Good morning everyone and happy… June 8th! I thought about dropping this wrap up last Monday, but I wanted to give myself a little extra time to get my thoughts together as I usually write these posts the weekend before dropping them and who knows!  I may have finished an amazing book on May 31st! I’ve been personally doing a *little* better these days, and I think that comes with a better level of certainty and of course, more sunshine.  Like, literal sunshine.  I don’t do well in the spring.  While the world is still struggling, at least the outline […]

The Stuck at Home Tag

The Stuck at Home Tag

Posted June 1, 2020 in Tags // 2 Comments

I absolutely had to steal this tag from Meeghan over at Meeghan Reads, because what a tag for a time like this, yeah?  I usually sit on tags for an age, but this one was a little more time sensitive.  After all, these are the days when we’re all woefully stuck at home, right? Because, you know, I never do this by choice.  Normally.  Pre-coronavirus.  Out partying day and night, yup, that’s me! Just kidding.  I do go out a little, sometimes! 🙂 But this seemed like a really fun tag to do int the current state of things, sort of […]

Staying at Home and (Not?) Reading – The March Wrap Up!

Staying at Home and (Not?) Reading – The March Wrap Up!

Posted April 6, 2020 in Checking In // 6 Comments

What a month it has been, my loves. All over the world people are affected and their lives turned upside down by coronavirus.  I know this is a huge source of anxiety for many people, so I wish to respect that and I’ll I’m going to say is whoever you are, wherever you live, I hope you are healthy and hanging in there.  Please take care of yourself as best you can. We’ll dig right into the month wrap up this month without too much chatter. The Monthly Haul This month and into next month, you’re going to see decent […]