Friday Favorite Five: Guilty Pleasure Reads

  Favorite Five Guilty Pleasure Reads First of all....I still haven't had time to make a new banner. Whoops! Eventually. I kind of dislike the term 'guilty pleasure'. Because as far as books go, why are we made to feel ashamed of the things we like to read? If you like something, you like it.... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: Valour and Vanity by Mary Robinette Kowal

Summary: In Valour and Vanity, master glamourists Jane and Vincent find themselves in the sort of a magical adventure that might result if Jane Austen wrote Ocean's Eleven. After Melody's wedding, the Ellsworths and Vincents accompany the young couple on their tour of the continent. Jane and Vincent plan to separate from the party and... Continue Reading →

The Weather in Books Tag

This is a fun tag I picked up from Kaya at A Fictional Bookworm, another great book blog! If you're not following, definitely recommend checking it out. šŸ˜€ Sunshine:Ā  A Book That Made You Smile I loved The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison SO MUCH. I felt such empathy for the main character (I know... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Nightmare We Know by Krista D. Ball

Summary: Allegra had tried compromise and all she had to show for her work was a crater in the side of a mountain. She had tried peace, and that just made the rebellion worse. She had seen a demon with her very eyes, and that hadnā€™t been enough to move the cardinals into action. But... Continue Reading →

This Week in Reading: Finishing up Chaos Mages, Lady Astronauts, Ghosts, Witches, and even more Mages!

Last week was a pretty good week in reading for me. At least in audiobooks. I managed to finish up The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris, Traitor's Blade by Sebastien de Castell, and most of Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman all in audio. I also read Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky... Continue Reading →

Friday Favorite Five: Publishers

Favorite Five Publishers Well, this is a tougher topic than I thought it'd be! There are so many wonderful publishers out there, it's hard to choose favorites. Also, a lot of times do we really pay attention to who is publishing the books we love? I've always been aware of a few publishers because of... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss

Summary: Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parentsā€™ death, is curious about the secrets of her fatherā€™s mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her fatherā€™s former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his captureā€¦a reward that would solve all of... Continue Reading →

The Fancy Tea Party Book Club

I've been meaning to write a post about this for a while now but keep getting distracted. Whoops!   I'm not only obsessed with books, but I'm a bit obsessed with tea and tea cups and other assorted china. I love going to antique stores and picking up new things for my collection. Well, after... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Holtur Curse by Cameron Wayne Smith

Summary: Most creatures are predictable. Humanity is not.Ā  Captain Sonja Bluwahlt is the kind of woman that monsters hide from. Slaughtering wyverns, beasts, and horrors is all simply part of a slayer's job description. It's not until the Brothers of Eternity show up that she discovers the true monsters walk among us.Ā  The definition of... Continue Reading →

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