Tag: These Witches Don’t Burn

5 Spooky Book Recommendations with Queer Romance by Queer Authors to Celebrate Coming Out Day!

5 Spooky Book Recommendations with Queer Romance by Queer Authors to Celebrate Coming Out Day!

Posted October 11, 2022 in Bookish Things // 1 Comment

Today’s list of recommendations is a bit of a mashup – I wanted to honor Coming Out Day (which is TODAY, October 11th!) and stick with my longstanding “spooky-related posts in October”, so I’m excited to bring you this list of recommendations. It’s short and sweet, but the books are quality. I’ve personally read and recommend all of them. None of these books revolve around the theme of coming out. The characters in these books are either already out, or things go a bit unspoken. In addition, all these covers are safe – meaning, looking at the covers of these […]

12 Books That Kept Me Reading Even When 2020 Was Too Much

12 Books That Kept Me Reading Even When 2020 Was Too Much

Posted January 22, 2021 in Bookish Things // 2 Comments

I have never faced a reading slump quite like the year 2020. Everyone has their reasons for not meeting personal goals and reading challenges last year.  Early on, there was this expectation that being stuck-at-home was going to mean loads of reading, but somehow, that didn’t pan out.  I’ll tell you what I did a lot of in 2020, and that is video games.  Over 400 hours logged on Animal Crossing and I got Pokemon Sword at the end of the year so that started usurping a bunch of my time as well. Reading, though?  Reading started to feel like a […]

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 […]

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

Posted May 26, 2020 in Reviews // 4 Comments

  This book was so good. I can come at this from so many angles.  Should we talk about modern day Salem?  The complicated romantic relationships?  The magic system and its origin story?  All three?  Okay! Modern.  Day.  Salem.  Salem, MA is one of my favorite cities in the world, right up there with London and Paris.  There’s this deep energy in that place that grounds me, whether it’s the gravity of its history or just my perception of its buzzing aura.  Either way, I love Salem, and I’m trash for any book set in Salem.  Sterling’s perception of Salem is spot on […]

Staying at Home and (Not?) Reading – The March Wrap Up!

Staying at Home and (Not?) Reading – The March Wrap Up!

Posted April 6, 2020 in Checking In // 6 Comments

What a month it has been, my loves. All over the world people are affected and their lives turned upside down by coronavirus.  I know this is a huge source of anxiety for many people, so I wish to respect that and I’ll I’m going to say is whoever you are, wherever you live, I hope you are healthy and hanging in there.  Please take care of yourself as best you can. We’ll dig right into the month wrap up this month without too much chatter. The Monthly Haul This month and into next month, you’re going to see decent […]