I’m Nervous About Starting This Book


A dense fog has sunk into mid-Michigan this week. It’s made my new, 30-mile commute dreadful and the woods across the street from my house particularly spooky. Perhaps the ominous atmosphere is what drove me to pluck Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris from the library shelf on Saturday. Or, perhaps it was the glitter […]

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A Recent Book Breakup | Soulless by Gail Carriger

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Prior to my Monday review of Little is Left to Tell, my Jon had so lovingly informed me (twice) that the last time I published something on Books & Tea was May 24, which was nearly three weeks ago. First, I didn’t realize he was such a consistent reader of my blog. Second, I blame […]

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Welcome to Celaena-mania! | Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

[Insert some tired quip about how I’m reluctant to read the books everyone else is raving about because more often than not I’m left feeling disappointed] But then Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas happened, and I’m sad that I didn’t read it sooner. Sad that I didn’t get to anticipate the release of […]

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Book Blind Date | Shakespeare Undead by Lori Handleland

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I’ve mentioned it before, but I go in “blind” with almost every book I borrow from the library. It encourages me to select books I never would have otherwise because of perceptions of a genre or a style. This was the case for Shakespeare Undead by Lori Handeland. I picked up this novel for two […]

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Halt You Villains! Unhand That Review! Nimona by Noelle Stevenson


Nimona by Noelle Stevenson Released: October 2014 Publisher: Marvel Age Group: Young Adult Add to Goodreads ★★★★ Synopsis: Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove […]

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Admitting Defeat with Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger

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Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger (Keeper of the Lost Cities #1) Released: October 2012 Publisher: Aladdin Add to Goodreads NO RATING, DNF Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has a secret. She’s a Telepath—someone who hears the thoughts of everyone around her. It’s a talent she’s never known how to explain.Everything changes the day she […]

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Fairy Tales and Girl Powa!


Fables Vol. 1 & 2 by Bill Willingham Released: October 2009 (Fables originally released 2002) Publisher: Vertigo | DC Comics Add to Goodreads ★★★★☆ Synopsis: When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among […]

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The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima Review

The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima (Seven Realms #2) Released: September 2010 Publisher: Hyperion Books Add to Goodreads ★★★★☆ Synopsis: Haunted by the loss of his mother and sister, Han Alister journeys south to begin his schooling at Mystwerk House in Oden’s Ford. But leaving the Fells doesn’t mean that danger isn’t far behind. […]

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I Finally Finished Another Series: Twilight

[Warning: this post may contain spoilers] I’ve done it! I’ve really done it! I have officially completed two entire series in my 26 years of existence. I spent the afternoon of Labor Day power reading the last 200 pages of Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. And this GIF of Kristen Stewart sums up my feelings […]

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