Tag: Off The Grid Readathon

Solving for M by Jennifer Swender

Solving for M by Jennifer Swender

I’ve never seen a book quite like Solving for M, and frankly?  It was fantastic. Solving for M is a very specific type of story.  It’s about Mika, a fifth-grader nervous about going to a new school and being in different classes than her best friend.  The story starts with Mika in her new math class, and the teacher tells them to bring a “math journal”.  And then he eats a candle.  The story in itself is about change and adaptation and courage.  I didn’t expect this book to confront cancer, especially not in Mika’s immediate family.  So not only do […]

Posted May 15, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Off-The-Grid Readathon III Review

Off-The-Grid Readathon III Review

Good morning everyone! As some of you may know, a couple weeks ago I participated in the Off-The-Grid Readathon!  This is my favorite readathon.  It happens every three months and it all about shutting off social media and really focusing on reading.  On a normal weekend, I am 100% into this readathon, because it’s like self-care to shut off the world and jump into a book. My goal for this season’s readathon was to make progress in these four books:       For starters… I ended up finishing These Broken Stars before the readathon?  I had started it earlier in […]

Posted April 26, 2019 in Readthons & Reading Challenges // 0 Comments //
Romanov by Nadine Brandes

Romanov by Nadine Brandes

I’ve read a few Anastasia retellings in the last year (Heart of Iron and LIFEL1K3) but this is the one I’ve been waiting for. Listen, I’m all for science fiction.  I like sci-fi.  But my heart belongs to fantasy and Nadine Brandes’ retelling has hints of magic, historical fiction, and alternate history.  This is the Anastasia retelling I’ve been trying to find for a couple years.  So let me tell you why, outside the genre, I love it. Nadine Brandes’s Fawkes received a bit of love from the blogging community last year.  I was never supremely interested in Fawkes, but now that I’ve […]

Posted April 25, 2019 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

If you’re looking for a dark Beauty and the Beast retelling with a dangerous, passionate (but not overly graphic love story), you’ll enjoy Cruel Beauty. Cruel Beauty is about Nyx, a young lady whose father has sold her away after making a deal with The Gentle Lord.  Her father hopes she’ll kill the Gentle Lord and free the land of his demons.  However, after a few weeks in his house, Nyx learns that everything is not quite as it appears.  Freeing her land will not be so simple as bringing down his house, nor killing the Gentle Lord.  And what’s worse, she […]

Posted April 20, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer

The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer

First off, I’m really glad I didn’t go into this expecting Artemis Fowl, because if I had, I would have been disappointed.  I’ve actually read a decent amount of Colfer’s work, so I’m familiar with the different types of stories he has but out.  Artemis is the best, but he is always entertaining.  And that’s still true here:  The Reluctant Assassin is entertaining. The story follows unlikely pair Riley and Chevie, one a waif from Victorian England, the other an American teen who is the product of a decommissioned FBI taskforce.  When Riley falls through a time tunnel, the pair […]

Posted April 18, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Off-The-Grid Readathon III

Off-The-Grid Readathon III

What a time for a readathon. I generally LOVE the Off the Grid Readathons, because allowing myself to sit down for a weekend and skimp a little on chores and just read is such a treat for me.  And I particularly love this one, because the Off the Grid Readathon is practically rules-free.  All you need to do is spend a little time off your phone and read. This readathon in particular has been very successful for me in the past.  Last year, it helped me catch up  on my 2018 Debut Author Challenge books, and back in January it helped me […]

Posted April 9, 2019 in Readthons & Reading Challenges // 4 Comments //