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”

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)”

Me by Elton John

This. Was. Brilliant. In his only official autobiography, music icon Elton John writes about his extraordinary life, which is also the subject of the film Rocketman. Christened Reginald Dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the London suburb of Pinner and dreamed of becoming a pop star. ByContinue reading “Me by Elton John”

By the Book: A Novel of Prose and Cons by Amanda Sellet

SMDH… I really wanted to like this book. Honestly, though, it wasn’t you, Book, it was me. I just was not in the head space for this. As a devotee of classic novels, Mary Porter-Malcolm knows all about Mistakes That Have Been Made, especially by impressionable young women. So when a girl at her newContinue reading “By the Book: A Novel of Prose and Cons by Amanda Sellet”

June 2020 Book Wrap Up!

Oy. June came, and it went, and it was… June. In the midst of everything else going on in the world, I sort of lost my reading momentum. It’s so hard to hide in a book when real life is too much. How ironic is that? Typically I do exactly that- hide in a bookContinue reading “June 2020 Book Wrap Up!”