Tag: The Queens of Innis Lear

2020 in Review: Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles

2020 in Review: Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles

Posted January 8, 2021 in Blogging, Bookish Things, Checking In // 0 Comments

It’s that annual wrap up time of year again! When I set up the placeholder for this post a year ago and called it “Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles” I had no idea how true that would ring.  I know I was thinking about following through on my personal reading challenge as well as Start On Your Shelfathon… but y’all?  2020 has been rife with reading challenges.  And blogging hurdles.  I am plum worn out. Usually, I use this post to share Goodread’s “My Year In Books”.  This year, I’m going to pull a little data from that page, but they’ve stripped […]

Finding My “New Normal” – The May 2020 Wrap Up

Finding My “New Normal” – The May 2020 Wrap Up

Posted June 8, 2020 in Checking In // 4 Comments

Good morning everyone and happy… June 8th! I thought about dropping this wrap up last Monday, but I wanted to give myself a little extra time to get my thoughts together as I usually write these posts the weekend before dropping them and who knows!  I may have finished an amazing book on May 31st! I’ve been personally doing a *little* better these days, and I think that comes with a better level of certainty and of course, more sunshine.  Like, literal sunshine.  I don’t do well in the spring.  While the world is still struggling, at least the outline […]

The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton

The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton

Posted May 6, 2020 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  Listening to the audiobook for The Queens of Innis Lear was like running a high endurance marathon when what I really needed was a quick sprint.  At nearly 30 hours long, this book is… honestly, it’s a chore.  And for myself, I don’t think there was a lot of payoff. Quick aside, though.  I’m not saying The Queens of Innis Lear was a bad book.  The writing style was okay and the unfurling story was okay.  But there were no rewards.  I knew the ending of the book within my first hour of listening – the author more or less tell you. […]