Book Review – Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

This debut book was pitched as a retelling of Snow White with an emphasis on the relationship between the princess and her stepmother. You know how I love my fairy tale retellings?! Would that they all be a good as this one. I had a few problems with it, which is why it is not…

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Monthly Recommendations – Best First-in-Series

Monthly Recommendations is a GoodReads group. Check it out here for topics In honour of the beginning of the year, this month we are asked to recommend our favourite first-in-series. I read A LOT of series fiction. Even with a great opener, I often leave off reading the sequel. The following are a few opening…

Music Monday – Greatest Showman

Music Monday was created by Fatima at Stacks and Ranges. On New Year's Eve, I went to go see "The Greatest Showman" starring Hugh Jackman.  It chronicles the early life of P.T. Barnum. I highly recommend it. The film is a feel good musical with an amazing soundtrack. Here are two of my favourite songs.…

Best of 2017 – Top 10 Books of 2017

2017 was an excellent reading year. I think I’m getting better at choosing books, also at putting down books I’m not enjoying, so I didn’t really have many complete duds. First, some stats. I read a total of 82 books in 2017. Of that, 53 are considered adult by GoodReads, 27 young adult, and 2…

January 2018 TBR

One of my reading resolutions this year is to try doing TBRs. I plan to keep these very casual, we'll see how it goes. Currently, I am reading three books. The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick  I'm reading this in paper format. We follow the titular Arthur Pepper who discovers a charm…

December 2017 Wrap-Up

With Christmas and the craziness of the holiday season, I only managed to read a total of four books in December (totally 1470 pages). I ultimately enjoyed them all though, so I consider that a win. Three were adult urban fantasy/paranormal romance and one was a young adult contemporary. One I listened to as an…