Tag: Off The Grid Readathon

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 //
Anna of Kleve:  The Princess in the Portrait by Alison Weir

Anna of Kleve: The Princess in the Portrait by Alison Weir

Man, I really wanted to like this book. First of all, I should start off, I really like Philippa Gregory’s books.  I’ve read The Constant Princess three times.  I have both a hardcopy and audiobook edition of The Taming of the Queen, which is her take on Anne of Cleves.  I am constantly fascinated by the intrigue of the Tudor Court.  I love the way it’s a romance, a suspense, and a solidly good drama.  But it all depends on the author. And I’m the worst.  I get it.  I’m comparing authors and it’s unfair but I need to.  Because I adored Anne’s story… but […]

Posted July 21, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Time to be Accountable… My Off-the-Grid Readathon IV Review

Time to be Accountable… My Off-the-Grid Readathon IV Review

Good morning my beautiful monsters and happy Friday! Last weekend, I participated in the Off-The-Grid Readathon.  I love this ruleless readathon, because it helps me bust through my TBR.  It’s a bit difficult to tell who is participating, because “off the grid” means put away your phone!  I’ve got to be honest – I didn’t do as well with the “put away your phone” aspect this time, but I did unplug from the television, so for me that was pretty good. I had modest goals for this quarter’s readathon.  As you may remember from my TBR post, I worked all […]

Posted July 19, 2019 in Readthons & Reading Challenges // 2 Comments //
It’s that Time Again! Off-the-Grid Readathon IV is here!

It’s that Time Again! Off-the-Grid Readathon IV is here!

It’s time again for my favorite readathon. Okay, so it’s the only readathon I do, but I do it every single time.  It allows me to work with random books and read whatever’s going on in my backlog, which I really like.  Seriously, give me a readathon that tells me to “just read” and I’m there for it. The Off-The-Grid readathon is hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm and Justine @ I Should Read That.  The concept is simple:  put down your phone and read.  No points or levels or mini-bosses or rankings.  Just read. This month’s readathon starts Friday, […]

Posted July 11, 2019 in Readthons & Reading Challenges // 4 Comments //