Tag: The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

2019: My Year in Books!

2019: My Year in Books!

Good morning everyone!  How has the beginning of 2020 gone for everyone so far?  Has everyone stuck to their New Years Resolutions?  I’m rubbish at resolutions, if I’m being completely honest, but one of my big ones this year is to take better care of myself physically – sleep, hydration, diet, etc.  I mean, most people have that, right?  Here’s hoping that I can keep to it, and you all are doing amazingly on your resolutions as well! Every year, I do a bit of a review on my blog to look at all the reading I did in the […]

Posted January 8, 2020 in Checking In // 4 Comments //
My Absolute Favorite Ten Books of 2019!

My Absolute Favorite Ten Books of 2019!

New Years Eve is a day where many people take time to reflect on the year that has passed and all the things have done, the people we’ve spent time with, the places we’ve been… and in the case of book bloggers, the books we’ve read. Of course, this year is a big one, because not only is today the end of a year, but it’s an end of a decade.  I’m going to keep it simple and just keep it to 2019, but this has been a crazy decade!  Over the course of the last ten years, I’ve graduated […]

Posted December 31, 2019 in Memes // 22 Comments //
In Which I Actually Work on my WIP & Read Shakespeare Retellings: The August Wrap Up!

In Which I Actually Work on my WIP & Read Shakespeare Retellings: The August Wrap Up!

Hello beautiful people and welcome to the August wrap up! Heyyy remember when I said last month that my mental health was fairly poor, so I wanted to take a step back and try and re-center myself, etc. etc.?  Well, that didn’t happen until about halfway through August once I tore myself out of the temptation of readathons and had a whole weekend without books. It was pretty difficult for me, but I think it was needed.  I’d been reading so much that my escape was becoming a chore and I was going into overload.  You may not notice it […]

Posted August 26, 2019 in Checking In // 5 Comments //
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

You know that feeling when you read a book or watch a movie and feel like you’re found a kindred spirit in the creator?  That’s how I feel about Mackenzi Lee and The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.  There are so many bits and pieces that I really loved about this book… both its content and the writing itself. Okay so first of all, let’s talk about the language Mackenzi Lee used.  It’s perfect.  Both the dialogue and the narrative flow expertly.  The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is completely immersive.  Mackenzi Lee has gone the extra mile to use […]

Posted August 7, 2019 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
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 //