Review: That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston

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Publication: October 3 2017
Publisher: Dutton Books
Pages:  330 pages
Source: Gift (Thanks Dad!)
Genre: Fiction, YA, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Alternate History
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤

That Inevitable Victorian Thing has been on my To-Be-Read pile for so long! I can’t remember how I found out about the book, most likely on bookstagram. I remember falling in love with the cover first, because look at it! It’s gorgeous! I then became interested because it’s 1) set in the future and 2) set in Canada and 3) YA and finding a book that fits all three of those categories is a very rare thing. Combine that with finding out that Johnston is a Canadian writer (who I had the pleasure of meeting at Toronto Comic Con this year) and I knew this was a book for me. Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme/feature created by The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted by The Artsy Reader

Hi bookworms! How are you enjoying Spring? I don’t know about you, but it’s still a bit cold out where I live (but maybe that’s just Canada). Sure, it looks nice and spring-like when you look out the window, but step outside and you can still see your breath clouding the air. Hopefully it will warm up soon!

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is for all of you wanderlust folks, Books That Take Place in Another Country. I’m going to assume this means another country than where the poster (me, or you I guess) lives so all the books I list will be outside of Canada.

Making this list, I realized I really need to diversify my reading habits. What books do you like set in different countries? Continue reading

Bookmark Monday

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Bookmark Monday is a weekly feature by Guiltless Reader.

Wow, haven’t posted one of these in a while! Sorry about that bookworms, though I will say I’ve been doing a pretty good job of posting on here and I’m pretty proud of that.

I’m still reading That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston (sigh). Don’t let the sigh fool you, I am enjoying it, I’m more-so sighing at myself and how slow of a reader I am this year. Snap out of it! Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme/feature created by The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted by The Artsy Reader

Hey bookworms, guess what? IT’S SPRING!

That’s right, Persephone left her hubby Hades back in the Underworld to bring the nice weather back to us! Though I think she’s taking her time, it’s still a bit chilly. Hurry up Persephone!

This week’s theme is Books on My Spring TBR, which means I’ll be repeating a lot of what I’ve said in my past posts because I’m doing the #UnreadShelfProject2018. It’s coming along, I’ve actually read more books than I thought, but nowhere near enough to finish by the end of the year!

On to the theme!

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The End of The F***ing World by Charles Forsman

teotfwPublication: August 3rd 2013
Publisher: Fantagraphics
Pages:  136 pages
Source: Gift (Thanks Andrea!)
Genre: Fiction, Graphic Novel, Dark Comedy, Mystery, Crime, Comics
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤.5/5

“Sometimes I get this feeling of nothingness. It’s not a bad feeling. It’s a calm feeling. When everything is quiet. No expectations. It doesn’t happen very often” (Forsman, pages not numbered).

I was interested in reading The End of the F***ing World after binge-watching the Netflix show of the same name based on the graphic novel. The show, like the book, is a dark comedy focusing on seventeen-year-old James and sixteen-year-old Alyssa. James believes he’s a psychopath, and after disfiguring his hand and killing multiple animals, he decides he wants to know what it’s like to kill a person and chooses his classmate Alyssa to be his first victim. Alyssa is looking for escape from her uncaring mom and perverted stepfather, she finds this escape in James whom she falls for hard and fast, and will go to the ends of the earth for him. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme/feature created by The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted by The Artsy Reader

How’s everyone’s Tuesday looking? Would you say it’s a…ten?

I’m really getting the hang of these Top Ten Tuesday’s and I’m loving it! Sure, it takes work, but blogs are supposed to take work!

This week’s theme is top ten books that surprised me (in a good or bad way) so I split it up into five I liked and five I didn’t like. Enjoy! Continue reading