Tag: Tempests and Slaughter

Election Nerves, Reading Slowly, & Pretty Leaves – My October Wrap Up!

Election Nerves, Reading Slowly, & Pretty Leaves – My October Wrap Up!

Posted November 2, 2020 in Checking In // 0 Comments

And just like that, my favorite month of the year is over.  We’re dipping into winter up here in New England – what’s left of the beautiful leaves have faded to brown, but most the trees are skeleton bare.  The air is chilly and just a few days ago, we had our first snow frosting. And so, here we are.  To quote Game of Thrones… winter is coming. Overall, it was a good month.  I had a lot more interactivity than I’m used to, particular for this year.  We had the opportunity at the beginning of the month to connect with […]

Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

Posted October 15, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  I first read Wild Magic when I was, I think, 11?  Which means that I first met Numair in 2000, and I’ve been waiting for 20 years for the rest of his story.  And even though I have this in hardcopy and it came out two years ago, I still waited and ended up listening to an audiobook, because once you’ve waited that long for a book… what’s another couple years, right? Tempests and Slaughter has all the magic I was expecting from a new Tamora Pierce novel. It felt like she brought her two worlds together a bit with this […]

Books I Meant to Read In 2018 but Didn’t Get To

Books I Meant to Read In 2018 but Didn’t Get To

Posted January 22, 2019 in Memes // 29 Comments

In June, it feels like there’s soooooo much time left in the year to work towards my annual goals and stuff, but dang.  The end of the year really snuck up on me in 2018.  I was going strong with the 2018 Debut Authors Challenge, and then about halfway through the year it occurred to me that I should probably start reading the debuts exclusively until I caught up.  Then those took me right to the end of the year, with An Absolutely Remarkable Thing just squeaking by. This year, I’m not actively participating in the debut authors challenge (says the girl who’s read three […]

Mid-Year Freak Out Tag! (2018)

Mid-Year Freak Out Tag! (2018)

Posted June 18, 2018 in Tags // 7 Comments

I really wanted to do this tag last year, and it just didn’t work out with my posting schedule.  This year, I bookmarked the tag from the lovely Lia @ Lost in a Story and I am ready to DO THIS THING. ARE YOU READY TO FREAK OUT?! The Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2018 Gosh this one is hard.  I’ve read a lot of really fantastic books so far this year and it’s so hard to pick JUST ONE.  I think I have to go with Tess of the Road, because it’s the one that spoke to me […]

February Wrap Up

February Wrap Up

Posted February 26, 2018 in Checking In // 4 Comments

February is always the fastest month of the year.  Maybe it’s because there’s so much going on, maybe it’s because it’s technically the shortest month… I don’t know!  But here we are again at the end of it! For all you beautiful people reading this, I hope you all had an amazing Valentine’s Day, Lunar New Year, President’s Day – the whole shebang.  And all the holidays I missed.  February is ripe with holidays! My bookishness wasn’t as ambitious this month as January, but I loved all the books I got through.  It was just slow going.  February hits me hard as […]