Tag: Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos

My Most Disappointing Reads of 2017

My Most Disappointing Reads of 2017

Posted December 31, 2017 in Bookish Things, Reading // 4 Comments

A couple weeks ago, I highlighted my favorite books I read this year.  Every one of them was an excellent, well-written, intriguing read.  Unfortunately, not all books can be perfect and meet all our expectations.  What follows is a list of the books I read this year that didn’t live up to my expectations and why. By no means does this mean you shouldn’t read these books!  Just because I thought a book fell short, doesn’t mean others wouldn’t completely and totally love it.  In fact, at least two books on this list are very popular on Goodreads, so by […]

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Mailbox Monday & What’s New (#IMWAYR) – 1/29/17

Mailbox Monday & What’s New (#IMWAYR) – 1/29/17

Posted January 30, 2017 in Memes // 9 Comments

Mailbox Mondays are hosted by the ladies over on the Mailbox Monday blog.  Hop on over to see the rest of today’s linkups and show them some love! Hello my loves!  Happy Monday!  I hope everybody got through the weekend alright – I know for some of us, it’s been a struggle… physically… emotionally… politically…. But I digress! I know last week I said I was done ordering hard copy books for a while, but last Wednesday, I panicked a little bit.  This was part “state of the world” and part “I’ve just started reading 1984“.  In my frenzied stupor, I’ve […]

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Finishing Books – #BookBloggerHop

Finishing Books – #BookBloggerHop

Posted January 27, 2017 in Bookish Things, Memes // 9 Comments

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Billy on Ramblings of a Coffee Addict.  This week’s question is: “How many books have you started, but just couldn’t finish?”   Check out the linkup to see everyone’s answers! It’s difficult for me to put a book down.  I know how much work goes into writing them. There’s the drafting. Then the editing. Then the redrafting. Then submission and cover letters and inquiries and reading and rewrites prompted by agents, editors, publishing houses.  There’s title changes, cover releases, marketing, promotion, book readings and signings.  A lot of work and love goes into a story, […]

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Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers

Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers

Posted January 24, 2017 in Reviews // 1 Comment

  Oh Theo. I wanted to love you.  You have such a fun cover.  And Egyptian magic! Yes please!  Why must you be such an insufferable brat? To be fair to R.L LaFevers, this book is intended for grades 2-5… and I am about 17 years above the targeted audience.  The things that bother me in this book are likely to delight someone the age of my best friend’s daughter.  Alright.  Fair. But, but! I believe a well-written children’s book should be accessible (if a bit juvenile) to any age.  I still adore Harry Potter.  Lemony Snicket still makes me chuckle.  I […]

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Mailbox Monday & What’s New – 1/23/17

Mailbox Monday & What’s New – 1/23/17

Posted January 23, 2017 in Memes // 9 Comments

Good morning all!  I hope everyone had a delightful weekend. I’m afraid this may be my last mailbox Monday until my next Audible haul, unless I come across something completely delicious.  My last two books from my Thriftbooks purchase came in last week.  They’re both sequels to books I’m currently reading and I’m excited to add them to my TBR pile! Something Rotten is the fourth installment in the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde.  Thursday Next is one of the few series that can make me laugh out loud, and yet somehow I seem to only manage to get […]

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