Small Favor by Jim Butcher

With the end of June our 2017 reading year is officially half over! I’ve read 18 books so far, with piles stacking up everywhere for the TBR. PopSugar #popsugarreadingchallenge Full List No. 4 An audiobook Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt No. 10 cat on cover Abarat by Clive Barker No. 11 pseudonym The […]

Ash by Malinda Lo

Ash by Malinda Lo This book was really good, really fast, and surprisingly all-ages appropriate! (I just figured there'd be a sex scene somewhere in there, but no!) The great thing about reading a re-telling (like Cinder, Ash was a re-telling of the Cinderella story) is seeing how the individual author breathes new life into … Continue reading Ash by Malinda Lo

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

Reading Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan is going to be tiring and distracting—because you won’t be able to put it down, and when you do, you won’t be able to stop thinking about it!! This book is absolutely fantastic. It’s a fast read, but that doesn’t detract at all from the … Continue reading Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

A book that’s been mentioned in another book

My latest read was Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan (review to follow soon). If I set out to record every author or author's characters mentioned in these pages, I'd be at it a long while. The main character is a bookseller and a librarian's daughter, after all. There's even a character named … Continue reading A book that’s been mentioned in another book


This was too utterly beautiful to not make its very own post. Below are three versions of the same image, created by artist Wendy MacNaughton and Ted-talker Courtney E. Martin, made known to me by the amazing and singular newsletter that is Brainpickings (which referred to the below as "an illustrated manifesto for creative resilience in dark times.") … Continue reading Inspiring

When a book is so bad…

You forget half the point of the post, which would be updating your crew on the read challenges! OOPS! Let's try this again. (If you missed my book review of this gem, check it out here.) The Destroyer #46: Next of Kin by Warren Murphy Reading Challenges Here we go for reading challenge updates: PopSugar 2017 reading … Continue reading When a book is so bad…

June reads in review

Okay you guys, I read a book that was pretty much completely awful, because I needed to satisfy the category "genre you've never heard of." As a side note, I find it interesting that a new bookstore, a used bookstore, and a library all organize their books in slightly different categories. Anywho, this book (The … Continue reading June reads in review

May reads in review

My main read for May was the next in the Harry Dresden series, White Night (by Jim Butcher, if you're just joining us). This book 📚 is action-packed. There are ghouls left, right, and center; a group of Wiccan practitioners who are being hunted; an appearance of one of Dresden's exes; Dresden and Tomas continuing … Continue reading May reads in review