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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 […]

Feeling Hopeful Towards the Future – My May Wrap Up

Feeling Hopeful Towards the Future – My May Wrap Up

Posted June 7, 2021 in Checking In // 0 Comments

Hello loves and welcome to another monthly wrap up, where we talk all things books, reading, and writing in the month of May!  As you all know, April was a tricky month for me – I took a hiatus during April, for starters.  In watching my stats over the last couple years as well, I’ve found April to be a low reading month.  I always feel relieved in May when things start to look up a little, you know?  And they definitely looked up this year! Even though things aren’t “normal” still in the world, I have more hope for […]

Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Posted June 4, 2021 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  It’s been nearly four years since I read an Emily Lloyd-Jones book and I didn’t realize how much I missed her style.  I feel like more people know about Lloyd-Jones after The Bone Houses (or at least – Instagram would make me think so), but her previous books are really good too.  I read The Hearts We Sold in 2017 and surprised myself by loving it.  Her debut, Illusive, has been on my TBR ever since. Just as good, though less unique of a story. Illusive comes at the right time – it’s a “powered individual” story.  Superhero-adjacent, but not superheroes.  Whenever […]

Exit, Pursued By a Bear by E. K. Johnston

Exit, Pursued By a Bear by E. K. Johnston

Posted May 21, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  For such a short book, Exit, Pursued By a Bear packs a powerful punch. Hermione Winters is a senior and a competitive cheerleader.  This year is the last cheerleading camp she’ll go to – she’s determined to make it her best.  And it’s all going pretty well, until she’s drugged at a party and raped.  The story subsequently follows with her trying to come to terms with this new version of herself and trying to catch the rapist. Exit, Pursued By a Bear is brings in strong themes of friendship, support, and healing.  Hermione’s journey is fairly clean (though I […]

A Quiet Month With (Mostly) Serious Books – April Wrap Up

A Quiet Month With (Mostly) Serious Books – April Wrap Up

Posted May 5, 2021 in Checking In // 0 Comments

Bon martin, mes dames et monsieurs et tout les personnes. Not gonna lie.  March, April?  They were months.  I’m just going to be honest and straight up say that I slowed down even more on my reading compared to usual, and it should surprise no one that I did no writing.  That said, it was more or less what I anticipated from the month.  I needed a do-nothing break and while I wouldn’t say I feel rejuvenated, I would say that I feel less trampled.  But that’s enough of that – I have an upcoming post with an apology/explanation for next week. Maintenant, let’s look […]