Tag: Once Upon a Time in the North

Some of my favorite, really long stories in book titles

Some of my favorite, really long stories in book titles

In my college writing classes, there were a lot of length-related challenges to push us outside our comfort zones.  We’d be challenged to write ten page stories, and one sentence story.  I am extraordinarily bad at writing my own stories in one sentence, but I love reading them. So I was thinking about this week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt looking for fun or unique book titles, and the ones that immediately jumped out to me were the long ones.  The book titles that are stories in themselves are my favorite ones to discover.  They make me imagine stories that are often […]

Posted October 24, 2017 in Memes // 8 Comments //
September Wrap-Up

September Wrap-Up

Well that month went by fast. Hi everyone, and welcome to my September Wrap Up… conveniently located in October!  As I was trying to schedule out my month, I realized a bit too late that September was filled… oops!  I ended up rearranging a lot of my scheduling but good news?  I have a calendar for the rest of the year now!  And that’s super important, because I’ve got reviews scheduled all the way out into November… oops? Warning:  This post features NO GIFs.  My computer is being super laggy and dumb and it kept crashing while I was trying […]

Posted October 2, 2017 in Checking In, Memes // 38 Comments //
Once Upon A Time in the North by Philip Pullman

Once Upon A Time in the North by Philip Pullman

Welcome back to Lyra’s world. Once Upon a Time in the North is a fun little novella that gives fans of His Dark Materials a little peek into the life of aeronaut Lee Scorseby, his daemon Hester, and the armored bear Iorek Byrnison.  This story is definitely more of a snapshot than a complete story, and frankly, it just left me with more questions about Lee’s history!  But it was still loads of fun to read a little about these characters outside of their roles in His Dark Materials. While this book is short, it’s bloody. Even in his youth, Lee […]

Posted September 27, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
My Autumn TBR!

My Autumn TBR!

I’m Making a Reading Plan. Usually I’m not one to commit to books, since I’m a mood reader, but this week’s Top Ten Tuesday encouraged us all to talk about our autumn TBR, and heck… I can commit to 10 specific books over three months, right?  I mean, five of these I already know I’m going to be reading ASAP, so what’s so difficult about picking another five?  I CAN DO THIS. Thank you to the ladies at The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this weekly meme.  They always have such great prompts and I really enjoy participating! Without […]

Posted September 19, 2017 in Memes // 24 Comments //