Tag: The Near Witch

Eight Spooky YA Books To Curl Up With On Halloween

Eight Spooky YA Books To Curl Up With On Halloween

Posted October 27, 2021 in Bookish Things // 4 Comments

Once upon a time, I would spend Halloween trick-or-treating.  It is my favorite holiday of the year.  I love the spookiness, the jack-o-lanterns, and the Celtic roots and just… everything.  I love everything about Halloween as I know it.  Except.  I am now an adult and trick-or-treating has turned into crowded parties and drinking and that part of the holiday is not for me. So, like I do just about every other holiday, I celebrate by eating something chocolate and bad for me and reading. Of course, if I’m going to read, I might as well read something in-theme with the […]

All Work & No Play Makes Me a Dull Girl…. – The April Wrap Up!

All Work & No Play Makes Me a Dull Girl…. – The April Wrap Up!

Posted May 4, 2020 in Checking In // 6 Comments

Trimming some of my wrap-up topics this month, my loves, because I am exhausted to my core.  We’ll make this bare bones – new books, books read, and challenges, and posts from April.  Rather than the real life adventures section, I’ll give you a sneak peek here…. First, the inevitable, I’ve definitely got the coronavirus blues.  As an essential worker, I’m only able to quarantine part time.  Some days, I’m really bitter about this, trying with a handful of people to do the work of several while adjusting to wearing a mask and gloves full time. April rounded out poorly […]

The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab

The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab

Posted April 15, 2020 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  I found The Near Witch to be incredibly aesthetic and darling… but I can also see why Victoria did not go viral with this one.  To borrow her own words, this is a small book.  And loves, there’s nothing wrong with small books.  They can be the sweetest, most beautiful stories.  They are some of my favorite escapes.  But they do not typically turn into television shows or sit on the New York Times bestseller lists for a long time, especially when that small book is a debut. However. That does not mean The Near Witch or other books like it […]