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No May Flowers for Me – My May 2022 Wrap Up

No May Flowers for Me – My May 2022 Wrap Up

Posted June 8, 2022 in Checking In // 0 Comments

Good morning everyone! You may have noticed that my posting has slowed down this month. Not just the once-a-week content posts, but also a startling lack of reviews. Usually, The Literary Phoenix is rife with reviews! A few things have happened behind the scenes for me that have led to some content choices. A lot of them are personally driven. I’m trying to balance my time and energy and I really never want to come to a place where I want to leave this space. Blogging has been too important to me for too long. In many ways, it feels […]

So Long Sweet Summer – My August Wrap Up

So Long Sweet Summer – My August Wrap Up

Posted September 7, 2020 in Checking In // 0 Comments

I cannot tell you all how grateful I am that the heat has finally broken here in New England.  In line with the coming storm season, we’ve had either sunny days or massive thunderstorms and nothing in between, and I am LIVING for it.  I love thunderstorm season – there’s something to that electricity that makes me feel so alive. Also, feeling grateful because a massive might-as-well-be-a-whole-tree branch missed falling on our house by about six feet.  With a little help from the wind we avoided some serious damage – the thing took down all the saplings in its wake […]

In Which I Participated in a Readathon and … Passed My Last Exam? The July 2020 Wrap Up!

In Which I Participated in a Readathon and … Passed My Last Exam? The July 2020 Wrap Up!

Posted August 3, 2020 in Checking In // 4 Comments

Here we are everyone, in the first days of August, the summer mostly over.  I guess one of the good things about 2020 is that it’s really flying by.  I didn’t really expect that because … well … we’re all stuck at home.  Or at least, I am!  The United States has honestly been atrocious with handling COVID-19.  There are “guidelines” in place, but only about half the citizens I’ve seen out and about actually follow them.  … It’s so basic y’all! *huff puff* ANYWAY. Still, a lot of positive movement this summer.  Let’s just dig in and I’ll tell you […]

The Reading Rush 2020: In Review

The Reading Rush 2020: In Review

As I announced a couple weeks ago, despite knowing how busy I am, I decided I needed to participate in The Reading Rush again this summer because I had a lot of fun with it last year and … well?  I just wanted to.  And I’m glad I did, because even though I knew it would be a lot when doubled with my studying and work being busy but… you know?  Sometimes you gotta treat yourself. And I’m glad I did because this is my only major readathon this year (Start On Your Shelfathon is more of a reading challenge) and […]

The Spaceship Next Door by Gene Doucette

The Spaceship Next Door by Gene Doucette

Posted July 25, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  The Spaceship Next Door is a fun story I would never have discovered without Evelina’s glowing recommendation, so before I go any deeper into this review, I want to shoutout my thanks!  Book bloggers do make a difference. 🙂 Sorrow Falls, Massachusetts feels very much like where I live – a small New England town with more cows than people.  Where everyone knows each other, and there’s one small diner, and nothing interesting really ever happens.  Except, in the case of Sorrow Falls, a spaceship lands in an empty field. Just, lands. Then does nothing. For years. The Spaceship Next […]