Tag: Off The Grid Readathon

Disclosure by Michael Crichton

Disclosure by Michael Crichton

  Disclosure is a tricky book.  Early on, I almost put it down because I was truly afraid it was about to be a train wreck.  Historically, I like Michael Crichton.  Or, at least, I enjoy his Jules Verne-esque ability to zero into science aspects of science fiction and create an intriguing, unique thriller. I own a bunch of Michael Crichton books, largely because there was a library book sale and they were all there and I plucked them up without abandon.  Disclosure ended up being one that I would not have read if it was not there for a […]

Posted January 28, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

  I must be completely honest. I struggled a little bit with Children of Virtue and Vengeance. It wasn’t a difficult book to read, and I’ll be honest, when I sat down and focused, I read it pretty quickly.  It’s significantly shorter than Children of Blood and Bone… and it’s significantly less organized.  I’m going to discuss it, but this seems like a good time to warn you all of spoilers if you haven’t read the first book.  Also why are you reading a review of book 2 without reading book 1?  Go read Children of Blood and Bone, it’s fantastic. On most […]

Posted January 27, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Mini Reviews! The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Graveyard Book, & Anne of Green Gables

Mini Reviews! The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Graveyard Book, & Anne of Green Gables

Time for another round of mini reviews!  The following three books are all books I’ve read before and have reviewed before on the blog, but they’re still good books and deserve a little time in the spotlight. These reviews are short and sweet, with a handful thoughts and impressions but nothing too deep. So, these are a little more spread out than the last time I did a mini review bundle.  Both The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and The Graveyard Book were actually read in October.  I’ve been putting the bits about the books I’m reading in this post as I read […]

Posted December 24, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
In Which I Do Not Read Books:  Off-the-Grid Readathon V Review

In Which I Do Not Read Books: Off-the-Grid Readathon V Review

Hey guys! Last weekend, I participated in the fifth Off-The-Grid Readathon!  If y’all’ve been around the block a while, you know that I’ve been participating in this one every time it comes up, usually with a lot of success (back in January, I got through six books!).  For me, this is a super fun one because there’s no goals and no requirements – really, the point of it is just to get off social media for a minute and read. And I am the worst when it comes to picking up my phone in the middle of a chapter, because I’m bored […]

Posted October 25, 2019 in Readthons & Reading Challenges // 2 Comments //
Off-the-Grid Readathon V:  What Am I Reading?

Off-the-Grid Readathon V: What Am I Reading?

Good morning my beautiful monsters! For once, I have my act together, and I am posting this TBR with plenty of notice for you beautiful souls to join in! On October 18th – October 20th, Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm and Justine @ I Should Read That are hosting the fifth Off-the-Grid Readathon!  I have participated in every one of these, and I like them because they’re very loose readathons.  They’re all about unplugging from our various electronics, buckling down, and reading. That’s it.  No challenges, no complicated game boards.  Just turn your phone on silent and see how much reading you can do! […]

Posted October 10, 2019 in Readthons & Reading Challenges // 2 Comments //
Homerooms and Hall Passes by Tom O’Donnell

Homerooms and Hall Passes by Tom O’Donnell

This is definitely not the type of book I would normally pick up for myself.  Even as this ARC has been sneaking closer and closer to the top of my TBR, I’ve found myself dreading it.  It’s just so… solidly… not something I would have chosen, based on the cover and the description? But I gotta be honest, y’all.  Homerooms and Hall Passes was actually pretty entertaining! At no point did this book take itself seriously, and thank goodness for that because if this took itself seriously, it would have been intolerable.  There were a lot of chuckle moments.  Now, right off the […]

Posted September 25, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //