Tag: The Bad Beginning

In Which I Participated in a Readathon and … Passed My Last Exam? The July 2020 Wrap Up!

In Which I Participated in a Readathon and … Passed My Last Exam? The July 2020 Wrap Up!

Posted August 3, 2020 in Checking In // 4 Comments

Here we are everyone, in the first days of August, the summer mostly over.  I guess one of the good things about 2020 is that it’s really flying by.  I didn’t really expect that because … well … we’re all stuck at home.  Or at least, I am!  The United States has honestly been atrocious with handling COVID-19.  There are “guidelines” in place, but only about half the citizens I’ve seen out and about actually follow them.  … It’s so basic y’all! *huff puff* ANYWAY. Still, a lot of positive movement this summer.  Let’s just dig in and I’ll tell you […]

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The Reading Rush 2020: In Review

The Reading Rush 2020: In Review

As I announced a couple weeks ago, despite knowing how busy I am, I decided I needed to participate in The Reading Rush again this summer because I had a lot of fun with it last year and … well?  I just wanted to.  And I’m glad I did, because even though I knew it would be a lot when doubled with my studying and work being busy but… you know?  Sometimes you gotta treat yourself. And I’m glad I did because this is my only major readathon this year (Start On Your Shelfathon is more of a reading challenge) and […]

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The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

Posted July 22, 2020 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  I’m not sure if it was the audiobook recording, or just a lack of memory, but this book is a lot more grim and horrible than I remembered. And yes, I know, Lemony Snicket warns you in the blurb.  In the first words of the first chapter.  It’s there out in the open that this isn’t a happy book about butterflies and kittens, but I had somehow forgotten the sheer level of child abuse in this book? Because I watched the Netflix series recently enough to have that fresh in my mind, I do remember that the rest of […]

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My Very Ill-Advised But I’m-Doing-The-Readathon-Anyway READING RUSH 2020 TBR!

My Very Ill-Advised But I’m-Doing-The-Readathon-Anyway READING RUSH 2020 TBR!

Hey everyone! I have been so, so light on readathons this year because of EVERYTHING but also because of my limited ability to read frantically due to other responsibilities.  That said, I really still wanted to join in on the Reading Rush because I had a blast with this readathon last year.  So here we are! This is, for the record, the absolute worst time for me to be doing a readathon.  It falls the week before my FINRA 99 exam and I honestly should be hitting the books hard.  With this in mind, I’ve tried to compromise a bit between having […]

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Authors Who Hooked Me With the First Book I Read (& I Am Forever Theirs)

Authors Who Hooked Me With the First Book I Read (& I Am Forever Theirs)

Posted August 9, 2019 in Memes // 8 Comments

Good morning everyone! Every once in a while, I find myself reading a book that sucks me in.  Sometimes, it’s a debut that wraps me up so thoroughly that I can’t believe this author doesn’t already have a dozen publications behind them.  Other times, it’s an author who delights me every single time.  These authors are the ones that inspired to try and pick up their next work. If you haven’t read any works by these authors, or don’t have their debuts on your TBR, I  highly recommend them. Charlotte Nicole Davis Charlotte Nicole Davis is my most recent contribution […]

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