Tag: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

2021 in Review: Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles

2021 in Review: Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles

Posted January 4, 2022 in Blogging, Checking In // 7 Comments

Is it really annual wrap up time already? Where did all the time go? This is only the second time I’ve done this annual post in this type of format – I can’t believe I’ve been with The StoryGraph for over a year now. I still love the site – its stats, its acknowledgement of audiobooks, the graphs, the content warnings! There’s a lot on the StoryGraph I haven’t used, but I love what I have used and that it’s still growing! My biggest use of the StoryGraph is for my wrap ups… and none more than the annual wrap […]

Are Adults Ruining YA? (Spoiler: Kinda Sorta Yes *ducks and hides*)

Are Adults Ruining YA? (Spoiler: Kinda Sorta Yes *ducks and hides*)

Posted August 11, 2021 in Bookish Things // 2 Comments

Newsflash: YA books aren’t written for an adult audience. I know, shocking.  Especially because an adult is writing this.. I love reading YA because I feel it’s such a period of hope and possibility for protagonists.  I’m also a big fan of not having a bunch of graphic sex scenes, which can be rampant in adult fantasy.  Since fantasy is my favorite genre (give me all the dragons and magic) I choose to put up with the love triangles and cheesy crushes over seduction and sweaty bodies.  Thanks, no thanks. This means that I have to be really careful when it […]

A Little Awareness, A Little Appreciation, & A Lotta Book Stuff:  January 2021 Wrap Up!

A Little Awareness, A Little Appreciation, & A Lotta Book Stuff: January 2021 Wrap Up!

Posted February 8, 2021 in Checking In // 2 Comments

Welcome to the first wrap up of 2021, where we get to look at everything that got rolling as the new year started and we can celebrate how strikingly different everything is now that it’s not 2020 anymore! I kid, of course, because we still have all the same things to work on as we did in 2020, all the same concerns and challenges and opportunities for growth.  But the psychology of hope is nice, right?  For myself, 2021 hasn’t been too bad on a personal level, and for that I’m truly grateful.  Still, there’s the continued opportunity to do […]

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab

Posted January 20, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  I’m not sure what I can say about The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue that hasn’t already been said by so many other people. Addie is a quiet book, playing on old themes we’ve seen before but pouring much love and emotion into them that it tugs at all your heartstrings and makes you fall in love with Addie and Henry that much more.  Schwab takes us through scenes from rural France in the early 17th century to 2014, and each snapshot is immersive and beautiful.  Addie is an easy book to get lost in because even though the chapters are […]

Good Riddance, 2020!  My December Wrap Up.

Good Riddance, 2020! My December Wrap Up.

Posted January 4, 2021 in Checking In // 0 Comments

Hello everyone!  Good morning and HAPPY JANUARY 4TH 2021.  I know that 2021 isn’t going to solve all our problems.  Or any of it, actually, but the illusion of hope and change and new beginnings are always nice tings to hold on to – it gives us a little bit o strength to pick ourselves up and persevere. *deep breath* 2021 y’all. But not without one last wrap up, and then we can say adieu, right?  So lets do this. All the things I’ve been reading I allowed myself to have a fairly light reading month in December.  I read some […]