I know it’s been kind of quiet on here (save for the four book reviews I just reblogged) so I just wanted to give an update.
I’ve probably mentioned this somewhere in my reviews before, but I’m a writer and because of that I have a blog to showcase it. I’ve been updating that blog for over a year now and a few months back I got the idea that instead of having separate blogs with my writing and book reviews that I should combine them together so that my writing is altogether.
Basically, I’ll reblog my book reviews from my writing blog onto here but this site will probably be solely book reviews and no other book related topics. It’s not that I don’t want to talk about them, it’s just that I’m focusing a lot on writing and I just don’t have the time to focus on particular focused book blog posts.
And thank you all for reading my book reviews and be ready for more! And if you like my writing, maybe check out some of my other stuff on my personal blog!
Publication: August 1st 2017 Publisher: Smith Street Books Pages: 95 pages Source: Gift (Thanks Andrea!) Genre: Fiction, Sci Fi, Media-Tie-In My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤
Whenever life gets particularly difficult there’s only one question we can ask: What Would Barb Do?
The Book of Barb is an ode to all things Barb, our favourite minor character from the ever popular Netflix series Stranger Things. I know I loved with Barb the moment she appeared on screen: her clear caring and love for her best friend Nancy, her logic and worry about following the rules and not wanting to give in to peer pressure but wanting to keep Nancy safe, her demise at the demigorgon when she did NOTHING WRONG!
Publication: October 11th 2005 Publisher: Knopf Canada Pages: 216 pages Source: Niagara on the Lake Book Shop Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Feminism, Mythology (Greek), Historical Fiction My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤
I’m a Greek Mythology junkie; give me a book on it or a book focusing on one myth or character and it’s mine to read. With all the talk of Circe by Madeline Miller, I’ve been itching to read it or something similar to tide over my mythology craving.
I’ve had The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood since last fall so it was the obvious choice, plus I’m also an Atwood junkie so it was like giving myself an extra treat to read. Continue reading →
Publication: October 10th 2017 Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company Pages: 386 pages Source: Gift (Thanks Dad!) Genre: Fiction, Sci Fi, Feminism, Dystopia, Gender Studies My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤
“Gender is a shell game. What is a man? Whatever a woman isn’t. What is a woman? Whatever a man is not. Tap on it and it’s hollow. Look under the shells: it’s not there,” (Alderman 381).
I’ve been waiting to read this book a good long time. Whenever you are waiting to read something that’s been on your To-Be-Read pile for a long time, you can’t help but get notice. The hype to reading the book is so great, will reading the actual book be as good as the wait? With Naomi Alderman’s The Power I can safely say it is. Continue reading →
It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday and I’ve been looking forward to this theme for quite a while!
This week’s theme is Top Ten Frequently Used Words In (Insert Genre/Age Group) Titles, and just think about all the words that are possible for this theme! First you choose which genre/age group and it’s the best theme in the world!
I was debating doing YA, but after some thought knew I had to do common words in Thriller Titles, because I keep getting so annoyed by the recent trend of calling adult women protagonists “girls” (in fact, it’s the first word on the list!). Let me know in the comments below what words you’re tired of seeing in certain book genre/age group titles!
Publication: 2016 Publisher: Riverhead Books Pages: 400 pages Source: Birthmas Gift (Thanks Andrea!) Genre: Fiction, Choose Your Own Genre! My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤
I absolutely adored Romeo and/or Juliet by Ryan North, my first time reading a Choose-Your-Own Adventure book, and now want to make every review I write chooseable! It’ll make writing reviews twice as long, but it will make it more fun and entertaining for you bookworms right? So, without further ado, let’s start the review! (rhyming couplets for the win!) Continue reading →
Happy Bookmark Monday bookworms! It’s been a while since I’ve posted one of these, huh?
I haven’t been having much luck with bookstagram lately. The algorithm is really messing with my likes, not that it should matter, but it’s frustrating going from posting pictures and some people seeing it to no one seeing them.