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Reading Check-In: September 2, 2023

We made it to September. I know I'm on a hiatus, but I said in a previous post (which, you can access below) that I would still be posting about what I'm reading. This way you and everyone else know that I'm still reading regardless I'm not posting any reviews (for now). What have I… Continue reading Reading Check-In: September 2, 2023

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Why You Need to Read: “Medusa’s Sisters”

BLOG TOUR presented by Ace, Berkley, and Penguin Random House I apologize for my tardiness of posting this review. Medusa’s Sisters By: Lauren J.A. Bear Published: August 8, 2023 Genre: Fantasy, Folklore, Mythology, Retellings              …we gave our names to the guards and thus, for the first time, to the human world.             “Stheno. Euryale. Medusa.”             As… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Medusa’s Sisters”

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Reading Check-In: December 3, 2022

The last few weeks have been very busy for me. Work and life has kept me occupied; and, while I haven't read as many books as I wanted, I've been able to read enough to write up some reviews and, hopefully, reach my reading goals by the end of this year. What have I finished… Continue reading Reading Check-In: December 3, 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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TBRcon21: Another Success for Virtual Cons

It’s 2021, the pandemic is ongoing, and it still sucks. Fortunately, we’ve gotten better at entertaining ourselves through our hobbies and interests. Readers and bookbloggers have been able to make the most of lockdown by reading (or, trying to read) our TBR piles and helping authors and publishers with promoting any books we get our… Continue reading TBRcon21: Another Success for Virtual Cons

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Why You Need to Read: These Books While Waiting for “The Winds of Winter”

A list of suggested books to read while we continue to wait for the sixth book in "A Song of Ice and Fire" series.

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Who or What Is Shireen Baratheon supposed to be?

(Please Note: Spoilers from A Song of Ice and Fire series are found within this essay.) Most of us has read, heard, or seen a version of The Iliad. The blind poet, Homer, is credited for compiling the epic tale of the Trojan War. The film, Troy (2004), has Achilles played by Brad Pitt, Sean… Continue reading Who or What Is Shireen Baratheon supposed to be?