☀️ June Wrap Up ☀️

I feel like June was kind of a slow month for me, even though I was on vacation I spent more time in the pool than actually reading. But I managed to finish 20 books and FINALLY got my Netgalley percentage to 40%, it’s a steep mountain to climb y’all!  Pulse ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Kingdoms ⭐️⭐️Continue reading “☀️ June Wrap Up ☀️”

🐠 Vacation Review: The Maidens 🐠

“There was a word for this moment in Greek tragedy: anagnorisis – recognition – the moment when the hero finally sees the truth and understands his fate – and how it’s always been there, the whole time, in front of him.” ————————— So I was one of the few folks who didn’t think The SilentContinue reading “🐠 Vacation Review: The Maidens 🐠”

☀️ REVIEW: People We Meet on Vacation ☀️

Well, you all know rom coms aren’t always my thing but I was really surprised by last year’s Beach Read by Emily Henry, so I was more than happy to grab this one when it became available on Book of the Month. It made the perfect pool read for this week. I love that theContinue reading “☀️ REVIEW: People We Meet on Vacation ☀️”

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”

📦 Bookmail Stack 📦

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 “📦 Bookmail Stack 📦”

REVIEW: Arsenic and Adobo

“Even 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.” ————————————- 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

“‘I know my mother loved me,’ Malabar said, carefully choosing each word, ‘but not so much as she loved herself.’” “I knew Malabar loved me as much as she could love anyone.” ———————————————- 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 ❣️

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 ❣️”

REVIEW: Infinite Country

“It seemed to Mauro that in choosing to emigrate, we are the ones trafficking ourselves.” ————————————— 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”