The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy by Megan Bannen

I went into this book with no expectations other than having enjoyed a book by this author years ago, and as I read “The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy” I was constantly surprised, not only by how different this book is from “The Bird and the Blade”. No, it was also because this book wasContinue reading “The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy by Megan Bannen”

One Thursday Afternoon by Barbara DiLorenzo

This book should not have to exist. But here is why you need to read it. Thank you to Netgalley for providing an early copy for review.Note: My full review is after the Short Review. Trigger warnings for those who decide to read the full review. Short Review: “One Thursday Afternoon” is a beautifully illustratedContinue reading “One Thursday Afternoon by Barbara DiLorenzo”

Ophie’s Ghosts by Justine Ireland

This book was provided to me by What a delightful and spooky book! TLDR: If you’re anything like me, then you grew up on a steady diet of Goosebumps books and scary stories before bedtime, superstitions and witches, and the undying belief that ghosts are everywhere, even if you can’t see them. If you’reContinue reading “Ophie’s Ghosts by Justine Ireland”

Balancing the Books

Has anyone else been… shall we say, overbuying? Perhaps shopping online more than usual? Perhaps looking for anything that can distract us from this world? Well, the 2020 Me certainly did. And the structural integrity of my bookshelves are suffering for it. As such, I have a new goal for 2021! And it is: ReadContinue reading “Balancing the Books”

2020 Wrap Up: It’s Been a Minute…

Hello W@nderers, It’s been a minute since I last posted on here, hasn’t it? 2020 was a hard year for all of us and I feel like, for the most part, I was coping fairly well- all things considered. Then in October I lost a family member and everything in my life just… came toContinue reading “2020 Wrap Up: It’s Been a Minute…”

September Book Wrap Up!

September is one of my favorite months of the year. Not only is it my birth month, but it’s also the bridge between summer and fall. Leaves start to change colors, a cooler breeze blows through that smells of rain and makes you feel like getting cozy under a blanket, and the sun is stillContinue reading “September Book Wrap Up!”

August 2020 Book Wrap Up!

Hello! It is finally time to chat about books again! Unfortunately this post is a couple weeks late. The fires got pretty scary where I live, but now that things are… no longer getting worse… I’d love to tell you all about my latest joy, which was meeting my August reading goal! I read someContinue reading “August 2020 Book Wrap Up!”

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives. Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But thisContinue reading “Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo”

Witchy by Ariel Slamet Ries (Graphic Novel)

Okay, I see you, Witchy. You have my attention! In the witch kingdom Hyalin, the strength of your magic is determined by the length of your hair. Those that are strong enough are conscripted by the Witch Guard, who enforce the law in peacetime and protect the land during war. However, those with hair judgedContinue reading “Witchy by Ariel Slamet Ries (Graphic Novel)”