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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 //
Turkey Coma: My November Wrap Up

Turkey Coma: My November Wrap Up

Here in New England, fall danced a little in October, teasing us with early smells of woodsmoke and pumpkin pie – then BAM!  We went straight into wintery cold.  As I’m typing this wrap up, it is a horrifying 0F outside, which is dastardly cold in my personal opinion.  Really, I will never be happy with the extremely in my neck of the woods. But some positives wit cold weather come holidays, time spent with friends and family, and of course, the ideal climate to curl up with a good book and a mug of cocoa. I went absolutely book […]

Posted November 26, 2018 in Checking In // 9 Comments //
Mirage by Somaiya Daud

Mirage by Somaiya Daud

I love that his book was both science fiction and fantasy.  I love that it was built on hope and war and poetry.  I loved this book. I haven’t seen or heard much of Mirage in the bookish world, only the FairyLoot and OwlCrate unboxing photos.  I am here to tell you that this book is magnificent.  It is sad, but it is also rich and passionate.  The characters flow off the page and the flavors and aromas seem to surround you.  I really, really liked it. Mirage is several things – it is a love story, it is a political […]

Posted November 1, 2018 in Reviews // 6 Comments //
So Long to Apple Cider & Autumn Leaves: The October Wrap Up

So Long to Apple Cider & Autumn Leaves: The October Wrap Up

October is my favorite month of the year.  Between the spooky Halloween aesthetics, nutmeg and clove in the air, and beautiful leaves… it’s the most gorgeous month of the year in New England.  Add in the fact that it’s no longer 90-degrees with 100% humidity and that my birthday is in October, this is just generally a good month.  And while I’m sad to see it go, I’m excited to see what November will bring. Without further ado, I present: October. Remember last month when I only hauled two books?  Yeah, that was adorable.  The beginning of October typical means a […]

Posted October 29, 2018 in Checking In // 4 Comments //
Weekly Tea Time for the Soul #5: Where? BACK TO THE FUTURE.

Weekly Tea Time for the Soul #5: Where? BACK TO THE FUTURE.

Today is October 21st. It is tradition, in our little household, that on October 21st we watch Back to the Future.  All three of them.  I grew up on these films and so did my husband – we both love them.  The tradition started on October 21st, 2015.  It’s the date, in the second movie, when they went back to the future.  Now we just sort of keep it up, because traditions are fun. It’s been an alright week.  I’ve read four books out of my TBR Jar since the last time I updated – three for the Off the Grid […]

Posted October 21, 2018 in Weekly Tea Time for My Soul // 14 Comments //