Bookish Baking: November cakes from The Scorpio Races

In addition to reading, I spend a lot of my free time these days baking. So it seemed only natural for me to combine these two pastimes. Last week, I was listening to The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater on audiobook and falling in love with the magical island of Thisby and the terrifying water-horses …

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Recently Read Books #1 | Austen in the 21st century, rap stars, and more

So this is the start of something new! No, I'm not talking to you, Troy. Usually, I write a few reviews each month and then talk about the rest of the books I read in my monthly wrap-ups. However, since it's pretty normal for me to read 10+ books in a month, all of which …

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ARC Review: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston | giving international relations a new meaning

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston “Thank you from the bottom of my heart for having saved me. I was drowning and you threw yourself into the water without hesitation, without a backward look.” To be published May 14, 2019 by St. Martin's Griffin 432 pages Genre: new adult contemporary Date finished: March 14, …

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Recommendations: 5 books dealing with fame

Hey. I want to be famous. Just kidding - being famous sounds like an absolute nightmare to me. The constant scrutiny? People paying attention to every word I say? *shudders* No thanks. That said, I find books about fame so fascinating. Watching characters deal with various types of popularity, seeing everything that comes with that …

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ARC Review: The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman “Welcome to Four Paths. Nobody would ever stay here if they had a choice.” Published April 2, 2019 by Titan Books 368 pages Genre: YA urban fantasy Date finished: April 1, 2019 Content warnings: loss of family members, animal death, mild gore goodreads Summary: On the edge of town …

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