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Bookish Wishes (2023)

I'm piggybacking this week's post based on what Leah, Birdie, Peat Long, and One Book More shared on their blogs. Remember, these are books I'm hoping to purchase (or, to obtain) in the near future. It's clear my wishlist differs from the other bookblogers; but then, it would be boring having the same books on… Continue reading Bookish Wishes (2023)

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Why You Need to Read: “The Crane Husband”

The Crane Husband By: Kelly Barnhill Published: February 28, 2023 Genre: Folklore, Fantasy, Magical Realism, Fairy Tale Retelling *I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.             I dreamed of my mother standing in the endless fields beyond our yard, where no one was allowed to go, wings erupting from her… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Crane Husband”

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Hello from Boskone!

Hello everyone! I apologize for another non-review post; but currently, I'm attending the Boskone 60 Convention in Boston! This is the first in-person Con I've been able to attend since before the pandemic. It's amazing when you recall how much fun these events are and why authors, writers, and fans attend them. So far, I… Continue reading Hello from Boskone!

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Reading Check-In: February 4, 2023

This is the second full week I have been without my computer, which means I’m typing this week’s blog post through the mobile app. Yes, I’m able to use the app as easily as the website, but I know trying to write out or to copy-and-paste my review won’t be easy for me to do… Continue reading Reading Check-In: February 4, 2023

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Reading Check-In: January 7, 2023

Happy New Year Everyone! 2023 is underway and so are the books for this month. WOW! So many excellent titles are coming out this month! Anyone who follows me on Goodreads will notice 2 things about my Reading Challenge. First, in 2022, I fell short by 5 books. I still read 70 books, but I… Continue reading Reading Check-In: January 7, 2023

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Why You Need to Read…My Most Anticipated Speculative Fiction Books of 2023

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! A new year means new books to look forward to reading, alongside the ones from last year that we haven't read yet. 2023 looks to be an exciting year once again for book releases. At the same time, it's daunting to know that with several prequels/sequels/companion novels getting published this year,… Continue reading Why You Need to Read…My Most Anticipated Speculative Fiction Books of 2023

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End of the Year Book Tag (2022)

Thank you, Sahi for doing this Book Tag, and allowing me to "steal" it to do one of my own. Make sure you all read Sahi's List! Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish? I'm still working my way through the same stack of books I've been reading since… Continue reading End of the Year Book Tag (2022)

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Reading Check-In: October 1, 2022

What have I finished reading recently? You can read my review of this book here. This book was AMAZING! My review of this book is forthcoming; but, I will say that it's more than a retelling of Stephen King's Carrie. I'm looking forward to reading Volume Three! What am I reading right now? I am… Continue reading Reading Check-In: October 1, 2022

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The Midpoint of 2022: Favorite Speculative Fiction Books So Far & Other Reads

Once again, we're at the halfway point in the calendar year. And for me, A LOT has happened since the start of 2022. I'm working full-time and I'm participating in an awards panel, so my reading is a bit behind. I've finished 42 of the 100 books I'm aiming to read by the year's end.… Continue reading The Midpoint of 2022: Favorite Speculative Fiction Books So Far & Other Reads

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Why You Need to Read: “A Mirror Mended”

Fractured Fables, #2: A Mirror Mended By: Alix E. Harrow Published: June 14, 2022 Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Retellings, Folklore, Sequel WARNING: This review contains minor spoilers from A Spindle Splintered. You have been warned.             …I spent the first twenty-one years of my life being Zinnia Grey the Dying Girl, killing time until my story ended. I’m still technically dying… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “A Mirror Mended”