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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 […]

Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig

Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig

Posted April 22, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  I was not ready for Death Prefers Blondes.  Wow, did I like this book. Sometimes, unexpected books come into your life when you need them.  Sometimes those books are deeply meaningful to you in that moment.  And sometimes those books are a drag queen Ocean’s Eleven in the middle of a bunch of really serious books. Death Prefers Blondes is the latter. I picked this up with no expectations.  I needed a heist book for fulfill a reading challenge prompt and the bright pink cover drew me and I was like “sure”.  But this book was fun!  Every single character in […]