Where Have I Been?

I have been a very bad blogger these past few months, but gosh! the end of the year has been a whirlwind-- Nay! A tornado! I could express my dismay for neglecting my blog, but who wants to read about that? Here is the juicy stuff: Jackie & Jon Get Hitched! Remember back in January [...]

Spoil This Books For Me, Please? | And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich

There was a time when I would actively seek out books with "unique formatting". They could have been epistolary novels or verse novels. They could have been novels with doodles or comics throughout. They could have even been books that simply had font face and size changes throughout the course of the novel. Granted, this [...]

Four Reasons Why I Would Never Want to Live During the 1800s| Madame Presidentess by Nicole Evelina

Have you ever been asked the question, "If you could go back in time and live, which year/decade/century would you choose"? After reading Madame Presidentess by Nicole Evelina, I can, with certainty, tell you that I wouldn't want to live in America during the 1850s and 1880s. Madame Presidentess by Nicole Evelina Released: July 2016 Publisher: [...]

And the Award for Best Characters Goes to…|The Survivor’s Guide to Family Happiness by Maddie Dawson

I may have over-committed myself this October. I had these grand plans to devour a collection of spooky novels and write all about them, but instead I found myself in a bit of a reading rut after abandoning three books back to back to back. I can't decide if the books were particularly uninteresting to [...]

I Had Hoped for a Boarding School Novel but was Taken on a Wild Ride Instead | Deliver Her by Patricia Perry Donovan

I may have hyper-focused on the portion of the synopsis that mentions that Alex Carmody is shipped off to the Birches, a boarding school in New Hampshire. That coupled with a beautiful cover of a young woman standing in what I perceived to be the campus of a boarding school in the middle of Autumn [...]

When Expectations Do Not Meet Reality | The Readahoics and the Gothic Gala by Laura DiSilverio

It's not uncommon that I start a cozy mystery novel somewhere near the middle of the series. I can only think of three series where I started with book one (Lending a Paw by Laurie Cass, Crepes of Wrath by Sarah Fox, and the Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum by Kirsten Weiss). And honestly, I've never [...]