REVIEW: The Light Pirate

Wanda is born amidst a hurricane that devastates her family and is indicative of the destruction that is ahead for Florida. This future world has Florida being returned to the wild as storms repeatedly lash it taking life and livelihood. The storytelling is unique and covers the nuts and bolts of survival intertwined with theContinue reading “REVIEW: The Light Pirate”

REVIEW: The Book of Everlasting Things

“That day, two hearts broke, like the fragments of a newly divided land.” ————————– “The paper boat of your memory has drowned in the river of this heart.” ————————– “Like the stories in the book, this perfume struck the precise chords of history, legend, mythology, magic, poetry and delight.” ————————– “Lahore feels at a standstill,Continue reading “REVIEW: The Book of Everlasting Things”

2022 Reading By the numbers

300 books 101,945 pages204 Netgalley / ARC / Author request 66 Backlist 67 Audiobook 231 Female 87 BIPOC author 32 Contemporary 57 Historical Fiction 100 Fantasy / Scifi 43 Thriller / Mystery 17 Horror 26 Romance 24 Non-fiction 1 Graphic Novel 7 DNF

December Wrap Up

This month I read 28 books… lots of audiobooks finished as I’ve had a few quiet work weeks without endless conference calls so I could listen while I worked. 🎧 Rough Country* ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📱 The Circus Train* ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 📗 Factory Girls* ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐ 📱 The Christmas Clash* ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐ 🎧 All the Dangerous Things* ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐ 📱 The Witch ofContinue reading “December Wrap Up”

REVIEW: Above the Bay of Angels

Bella lives a charmed life in Victorian London until her mother dies and her father’s drinking leaves her to become a servant. She is living a pretty quiet life but always dreaming of more until one day she witnesses a deadly accident. The woman who is killed was heading to the palace for a roleContinue reading “REVIEW: Above the Bay of Angels”

REVIEW: Factory Girls

“You can talk sh*te about your Irish blood but ah’ll tell ye for free, you’re sure as f*ck not Irish.” ———————— Maeve, Aoife and Caroline are three Catholic friends living the summer between high school and college in a small town in Northern Ireland in the 1990’s. They go for a job at the localContinue reading “REVIEW: Factory Girls”

REVIEW: Notes on an Execution

“Tragedy had a texture. A knot, begging to be unraveled.”—————————— Ansel Packer is scheduled for execution in 12 hours. He is hopeful he will find a way out of his fate. His whole life he has been working on his theory of good and evil. We learn more about him, his upbringing and the crimesContinue reading “REVIEW: Notes on an Execution”

REVIEW: The Circus Train

Lena is a young girl who survived polio as a baby.  Because of this, her life is limited. She travels with her father as he performs with a traveling circus. She has safety, security and love but longs for more. She wants to be a normal kid. As WWII begins to break out in Europe,Continue reading “REVIEW: The Circus Train”

Pub Day REVIEW: The Seamstress of Sardinia

The Seamstress of Sardinia tells us the story of a young girl growing up with her Nonna in the early 1900’s. Orphaned by disease, she shadows her grandmother as she works sewing for the people in their little town. Nonna is wise and does what she can to keep a reputation as a skilled and reliableContinue reading “Pub Day REVIEW: The Seamstress of Sardinia”

November Wrap Up

This month felt a little slower, I only read 20 books. I did have one DNF but I’m most proud of myself for digging deep in the Netgalley queue to knock a few more of my 2020 backlist. I finally hit 50%! 📗 Sugaring Off* ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📘 Fatty Fatty Boom Boom* ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📕 Nightbitch* – DNF at 25%Continue reading “November Wrap Up”