Tag: Off The Grid Readathon

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 //
The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis

The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis

I was on board with this book as soon as I found out it was a YA fantasy western.  I didn’t even need to know the plot – I knew I was there for the aesthetics alone and the rest would com after. I gotta tell you guys, the world Charlotte Nicole Davis built here is AWESOME.  You get hints of a western feeling world in the post-apocalyptic dystopias like LIFEL1K3 and Gunslinger Girl, but The Good Luck Girls isn’t a dystopia and the world stays constant.  I grew up watching old-school westerns with John Wayne and Clint Eastwood and while YES these […]

Posted September 19, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Scars Like Wings by Erin Stewart

Scars Like Wings by Erin Stewart

I had zero expectations for this book, and it blew me away.  What a fantastic debut. Scars Like Wings combines so many of the things I enjoy in contemporaries, and attached them to an amazing girl and an important topic.  How many times have we judged people by their outside, or thought less of them because of some sort of difference that makes us, for no good reason, feel uncomfortable? Difference is not something people like to talk about.  Because we all want to believe we have no unconscious bias and that we are all perfect humans. Ava is the sole […]

Posted September 18, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Lost Years by T. A. Barron

The Lost Years by T. A. Barron

I tend to be a bit careful about Arthurian retellings.  I really like the whole Camelot aesthetic, but I feel like they often underwhelm. Not all of them, I know!  And, also, I haven’t read them all.  But I came into The Lost Years feeling careful, and I think that was a good choice. Some scenes were great.  I really enjoyed the voice when Emrys was in the “human world”, as well as the scene with Cairpre and his amazing room of books.  Standalone scenes stood out to me, but the book as a whole had a bit of that… stumbled […]

Posted July 23, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //