Late 2019 Review & Goals

I think it makes a lot of sense for the first post after my hiatus to be a post reviewing what I have read so far. I have been preparing for this moment all year by keeping a spread sheet with very specific graphs to analyze my reading in the light of several underlying goals … Continue reading Late 2019 Review & Goals

*Insert return from hiatus excuses here

I am happy to be back. I had a mental health emergency and had to quit everything. Namely; art, music, writing both fictional and non-fictional. I didn't stop reading though. Reading was the only hobby that evaded the grasp of my creeping mental health crisis. If only to caution others who use their hobbies as … Continue reading *Insert return from hiatus excuses here

Four stars for The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker

It is an interesting contradiction that, as an avid fan of horror novels, I don't typically enjoy "thrillers". It was Robert Englund, the enthralling actor famous for his portrayal of Freddy Krueger, who made a memorable point about this at a convention I intended almost 7 years ago. An attendee (making more of a comment, … Continue reading Four stars for The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker

Why I’m Tired of Book Hauls and New Releases

YOU'VE BEEN WARNED. Are you ready for a take so hot that everyone is talking about it? Sit tight while I briefly hold up 17 books that haven't been released yet before revealing it. I have been reading a lot of new releases in literary fiction lately. I have seriously read just about everything I … Continue reading Why I’m Tired of Book Hauls and New Releases

I Regret Writing This Review of Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li

I really wanted to order Chinese take-out after finishing this. Finicky and defiant; no matter how often I make a TBR and try to read with purpose and discipline, this is where I land. If a book is hyped I will heap undue criticism on it just to be a contrarian, and if a book … Continue reading I Regret Writing This Review of Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li

The Curse of the Award List; Transcription by Kate Atkinson

I am writing this while slowly chugging toward the conclusion of Transcription by Kate Atkinson. Starting this book was part of my sudden conviction to read all the books that are slated to be on the Women's Prize long list. This novel was a popular choice, gracing just about every list I watched or read. … Continue reading The Curse of the Award List; Transcription by Kate Atkinson