How many of my anticipated 2020 releases did I read? (+ more 2020 books on my TBR)

At the beginning of every year, we always see lots of lists about the anticipated releases for the next year. I always love writing my own version of that list with the books that look interesting to me, but I have to wonder: how many of these books do I actually read? So today, we're … Continue reading How many of my anticipated 2020 releases did I read? (+ more 2020 books on my TBR)

8 nonfiction book recommendations

It's book recommendation o'clock! I don't read much nonfiction—what can I say? I like a narrative—but within the past year or so, I've pushed myself to try some out and actually found some that I've really enjoyed. For me, the trick is audiobooks, since I can basically trick my brain into thinking I'm just listening … Continue reading 8 nonfiction book recommendations

NaNoWriMo update | join me on the struggle bus

We're halfway through NaNoWriMo! How's everyone doing? I hope you're all doing well with your NaNo progress, because I very much am not. Oops. Here's what my graph looks like: Not great, Bob. I haven't written yet today, but I'm currently at 15,201 words, whereas the target for today is 26,672. I'm over 11k words … Continue reading NaNoWriMo update | join me on the struggle bus

10 authors that I’d love to meet

Who else misses in-person book events? There are a lot of things I miss right now because of coronavirus: movie theaters, concerts, eating at restaurants, traveling. Up there on the list, though, is going to events where I get to hear my favorite authors speak and then stand nervously in line until I can meet … Continue reading 10 authors that I’d love to meet

Review: Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth | watch out for murder hornets

Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth "That's history for you, my darlings. When you dig it up, it always carries a whiff of rot." Published Oct. 20, 2020 by William Morrow 608 pages Genre: historical fiction/horror Date finished: Sept. 25, 2020 Content warnings: bugs (hornets), suicide, gore, drug use, homophobia, sexual assault goodreads | bookshop … Continue reading Review: Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth | watch out for murder hornets

October Wrap-Up | pumpkin spice existential dread

October always feels like it goes by too fast. That was especially true this year, because spooky season is one of the only things I had to look forward to so of course it had to go by too quickly. Also, I've spent the last four years dreading this November, which obviously meant that it … Continue reading October Wrap-Up | pumpkin spice existential dread

Writing update | racing to finish a draft + my NaNoWriMo project

Well hello there! I haven't written a writing update since July. I guess I should probably do that now, then, huh? So. Progress updates.  Currently, I'm working on the second draft of a novel that I wrote last year (hereafter referred to as "the dragon WIP"). My progress on that has been all over the … Continue reading Writing update | racing to finish a draft + my NaNoWriMo project

I don’t understand the concept of overhyped books and at this point I’m too afraid to ask

After two and a half years of having a book blog and almost as much time on book twitter, I'm finally ready to make a confession. I don't understand the concept of overhyped books. Every now and then in bookish conversations, I'll hear someone refer to a book as "overhyped," aiming to dismiss it entirely. … Continue reading I don’t understand the concept of overhyped books and at this point I’m too afraid to ask

ARC Review: The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow | let’s go burn down the patriarchy

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow "A girl is such an easy thing to break: weak and fragile, all alone, all yours. But they aren't girls anymore, and they don't belong to anyone. And they aren't alone." Published Oct. 13, 2020 by Orbit 528 pages Genre: historical fantasy Date finished: Oct. 15, … Continue reading ARC Review: The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow | let’s go burn down the patriarchy