Review: I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

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Publication: June 14th 2016
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Canada
Pages: 224 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Suspense, Canadian
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

You might have to read this book twice.

This is more of a warning than anything else, and one I’ll go into later on in my review for anyone who’s curious about this strange book that seemingly popped out of nowhere. It’s just a warning, but be prepared to start over.

Just be ready. Continue reading

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Review: The Book of Imaginary Beings by Jorge Luis Borges

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Publication: March 30th 1957
Publisher: Vintage Red Spine
Pages: 172 pages
Source: Birthmas Gift (Thanks Ashley!)
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Mythology, Classics
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

I stumbled upon this book in a used book store many years ago and didn’t end up buying it, convincing myself that I would find it the next time I visited. Well, I visited and it was gone and I’ve learned my lesson about making purchases in used book stores.

But my friends know me very well and when one of my friends was visiting the U.K. she got me this book as a present because it reminded her of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander (J.K. Rowling) and she thought it was something I would like, and she of course was right. Continue reading

Review: Literary Witches by Taisia Kitaiskaia (Illustrated by Katy Horan)

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Publication: October 10th 2017
Publisher: Seal Press
Pages: 128 pages
Source: Christmas Gift
Genre: Non-Fiction, Feminism, Biography
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤

Literary Witches is an odd book. When one thinks of women writers one doesn’t usually think of them as witches (or at least all of them, arguably some of them have that aura about them). But Kitaiskaia and Horan saw something in women writers that was magical, and after reading their book I can’t help but see it as well. Continue reading

Review: The Cake House by Latifah Salom

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Publication: March 3rd 2015
Publisher: Vintage
Pages: 336 pages
Source: Birthday/Christmas Gift
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Retelling, Contemporary
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤

Hamlet retelling where Hamlet is a girl? Yes please!

The Cake House has been on my TBR pile for at least four years and was a surprisingly hard book for me to find. Not online, it’s easy enough to find on Amazon. But I was never able to find it at my library or at Indigo/Chapters which surprised me. Luckily I got it as a birthday/Christmas gift and made it one of my first reads of 2019 and it did not disappoint! Continue reading

Review: Sadie by Courtney Summers

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Publication: September 4th 2018
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Pages: 311 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult, Contemporary
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

CW: Pedophilia, Rape, Child Abuse, Drug Abuse, Murder

My God this book was amazing.

Thirteen-year-old Mattie Southern is dead and now her sister nineteen-year-old Sadie is missing. Podcast host West McCray doesn’t find these facts interesting. Sad, but these things happen, “girls go missing all the time.” But when West gets a call from someone begging him to find Sadie, his boss sees a story and sends West on a hunt to find Sadie. While West is researching where Sadie went, Sadie is out for revenge on the man who murdered her sister, and she will stop at nothing until he’s dead. Continue reading

Review: City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

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Publication: August 28th 2018
Publisher: Scholastic
Pages: 272 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, Middle Grade
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤

“People think that ghosts only come out at night, or on Halloween, when the world is dark and the walls are thin. But the truth is, ghosts are everywhere…Just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean they aren’t there,” (Schwab 1).

So begins Schwab’s foray into the middle grade genre, and she does so as spookily and addictively as ever. Continue reading

Top Ten Winter 2018 TBR

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

Who am I kidding, I’m not going to be able to read ten books before the end of 2018 and I DEFINITELY won’t be reaching my Goodreads goal for this year. Oh well, there’s always next year.

So instead of choosing ten books I won’t be reading, for this Top Ten Tuesday I’m going to focus on what five books I plan on finishing by the end of the year. I think I’ll be able to do it, wish me luck bookworms! Continue reading

Library Loot

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Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.

MORE LIBRARY BOOKS AND MORE THINGS I WANT TO READ AHH! Though of course I don’t think I’ll ever run out of books I want to read, but it can be a bit overwhelming at times!

This week I got City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab from the library and I am so pumped to read it! Continue reading

Library Loot

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Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.

Guess who has more library books and not enough time to read them all? It’s me! And of course they’re all books I want to read so either I have to read them fast or decide which ones I have to return, if they can’t be renewed of course (PLEASE LIBRARY GODS LET ME BE ABLE TO RENEW THEM!).

This week I got Sadie by Courtney Summers and The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White. Continue reading