Tag: Shadow Frost

House-Hunting, ARC Reviews, & a SMALL HAUL WHO AM I EVEN? – The September Wrap Up

House-Hunting, ARC Reviews, & a SMALL HAUL WHO AM I EVEN? – The September Wrap Up

Good morning everyone!  September is swinging to a close and here in Massachusetts… we are fully immersed in autumn.  The leaves are beginning to go a little red-orange around the edges and the mornings have been crisp and cool.  When I leave for work in the mornings, I can smell woodsmoke and for me?  That’s the truest sign that fall have arrived. This is my favorite season – I thrive in fall.  I feel more alive September – November than I do the rest of the year and I try to live these months to my fullest… which means getting out […]

Posted September 30, 2019 in Checking In // 4 Comments //
Shadow Frost by Coco Ma

Shadow Frost by Coco Ma

The first word that pops into my mind to describe Shadow Frost is “indulgent”. This isn’t, strictly speaking, a bad book.  It’s relatively entertaining, but it’s extreme and predictable.  It has that Disney-esque quality of good triumphing over evil.  The characters are highly powered with limited training and few consequences.  There were some pretty cool ideas in the skeleton of this novel, but I just didn’t believe it.  At all. And, yeah, okay, this is a fantasy and requires suspension of disbelief.  I get that, I really do.  But I also have a problem with characters who achieve the highest levels of […]

Posted September 16, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Books On My Summer 2019 TBR – #TopTenTuesday

Books On My Summer 2019 TBR – #TopTenTuesday

At the beginning of the year, I was really good about TBRs. I was using my Novel Companion and filling out the TBR page every month and coloring it in and everything.  Then I began packing and I moved and now I don’t even know where the Novel Companion is and TBRs stopped happening and everything is fine, I swear. I generally do okay without a TBR because I have a TBR Jar and I have ARCs and everything, but it is sorta nice to have it all laid out?  So while I don’t usually participate in the TBR posts… […]

Posted June 25, 2019 in Memes // 28 Comments //
Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag: 2019 Edition

Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag: 2019 Edition

It’s that time again! Every year in mid-late June, I like to participate in the Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag.  It’s a bit of an institution here in the bookish community – I see it on bookstagram, booktube, and the book blogs alike.  It’s a great time to check in and see where I’m at, and to share some favorites with you. Every year, I try a choose a different blogger from the previous year to steal the tag from.  This year, I’ll be using the set of questions from Scorpio Book Dreams.  If you haven’t checked out Rachael’s blog […]

Posted June 21, 2019 in Tags // 5 Comments //
Basically Just Moving (Me, Not the Blog) – April Wrap Up

Basically Just Moving (Me, Not the Blog) – April Wrap Up

Such a quick update this month, loves.  Next month I aim to do better, but for now, I’m afraid I’m unpacking my whole life and as it turns out, I have way more STUFF than I need!  Moving isn’t usually such a haul for me – I haven’t lived in the same place for more than three years for… thirteen years now?  But because my work schedule/commute has me ragged and exhausted at the best of times, it’s been a real struggle to put everything together.  I know I’ve been talking about The Move for months now it seems, but this […]

Posted April 29, 2019 in Checking In // 0 Comments //