REVIEW: Transcendent Kingdom

“This is something I would never say in a lecture or a presentation or, God forbid, a paper, but, at a certain point, science fails. Questions become guesses become philosophical ideas about how something should probably, maybe, be. I grew up around people who were distrustful of science, who thought of it as a cunningContinue reading “REVIEW: Transcendent Kingdom”

πŸ“¦ Bookmail Stack πŸ“¦

Boy, was this a long week. But I got a fabulous stack of #bookmail to bring me joy every time I went to the mailbox each day. The bottom four I purchased. Sistersong and The Deception of Harriet Fleet came from Goldsboro Books. Oculta is the Fairyloot special edition sequel to Nocturna. I got PeopleContinue reading “πŸ“¦ Bookmail Stack πŸ“¦”

REVIEW: Arsenic and Adobo

β€œEven now, the thought of staying here forever felt like a hand squeezing me tighter and tighter – this phantom hand molding me into the shape everyone else wanted me to be.” β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- Ok, so this was my first cozy mystery… the genre never appealed to me because I generally prefer a grittier story. IContinue reading “REVIEW: Arsenic and Adobo”

REVIEW: The Final Revival of Opal & Nev

“Our show for our fans ain’t have a thing to do with their show for theirs.” ————————- The Final Revival of Opal & Nev recounts the story of a musical duo and their struggles to rise to fame and maintain a presence in an era where a racially mixed group was not the norm. NevContinue reading “REVIEW: The Final Revival of Opal & Nev”

REVIEW: Wild Game

β€œβ€˜I know my mother loved me,’ Malabar said, carefully choosing each word, β€˜but not so much as she loved herself.’” β€œI knew Malabar loved me as much as she could love anyone.” β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- Wow, holy mother issues Batman. Boy, did I relate to Rennie’s story. The extent of my mother’s toxic behavior wasn’t quite asContinue reading “REVIEW: Wild Game”

❣️ February wrap-up β£οΈ

Hi guys, I had a great reading month this month. I finished 23 books, 18 of which were ones where I had committed a review – I’m getting better at prioritizing these. I had my first DNF of the year, although I don’t think it was because the book was bad but more that itContinue reading “❣️ February wrap-up β£οΈ”

REVIEW: Infinite Country

β€œIt seemed to Mauro that in choosing to emigrate, we are the ones trafficking ourselves.” β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” When I saw that Patricia Engle had a new book coming out, I knew I had to scoop it up right away. I really loved her last book The Veins of the Ocean because it was raw and intense.Continue reading “REVIEW: Infinite Country”

REVIEW: Winter Counts

“There is no word for goodbye in Lakota.That’s what my mother used to tell me. Sure, there were words like toksa, which meant ‘later,’ that were used by people as a modern substitute. She’d told me that the Lakota people didn’t use a term for farewell because of the idea that we are forever connected.Continue reading “REVIEW: Winter Counts”