Winter Bookish Bingo – December Update

One month over and I have read 5 out of 25 books. Not the greatest showing, but not that bad either. Yes, I know most of these are romance titles -- a majority of my reading in December was part of the Smutathon Readathon. Let's hope I can do a bit better in January.   BLUE COVER …

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Read Harder Challenge 2019

Happy New Year Hope all is well with you and yours at the beginning of 2019. So, this is the year --- the year I am finally going to attempt Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge. This annual list of 24 prompts is designed to push you to read outside your comfort zone. Some of these…

Smutathon 2.0 Wrap-Up (4 Books in 7 Days)

I recently participated in the second round of the Smutathon. This is a week-long readathon (Dec. 9-16) dedicated to reading smutty adult romance books. Smutathon was created by Lainey @ Ginger Reads Lainey and Riley @ Riley Marie. While there are challenges --based around romance tropes -- I decided to simply challenge myself to read as many romance…

Winter Bookish Bingo

Bookish Bingo is created by Pretty Deadly Reviews. The whole point is to expand your reading horizons -- get you to pick up different things. I LOVE this idea! The Winter Bookish Bingo runs from December - February. As a slight rule to myself, I am only going to include books read entirely in the…

Book Review – Starless by Jacqueline Carey

In a world where gods walk the earth and sea serpents rule the waves, a brave princess and her warrior-trained shadow work to save it from an immortal and all-consuming evil. Starless by Jacqueline Carey is epic fantasy at its finest. This book creates an immersive and complete world. It feels real. As readers, we are exploring it…

Rainbow Books – Red Books

This is a new series I'm going to try on this blog -- book recommendations based on colour. I saw this done by the lovely ladies at Owlcrate and thought it was brilliant. First a few ground rules: I must have read the book. It does not have to be a recent read, but definitely…

September/October Books

As I was getting ready to write my October wrap-up, I realized I never wrote one for September. Relatively speaking I did not do a lot of reading these past two months -- and I've written full reviews for a lot of what I did read. So, instead of boring you all with long-winded wrap-ups…

Maggie Stiefvater on Piracy

I had not heard about this until Lenora mentioned it in a comment on my last post. Good on her [Maggie]! In my opinion, there is absolutely no reason to pirate a book. There a whole host of ways to acquire legit copies at a low cost of even for free. The glitch is sometimes…

Book Talk – To Buy or To Borrow?

My apartment requires some emergency repairs, as a result, I was forced to box up 90% of my books and clear one room. This has caused a lot of thought and I've come to a few conclusions The huge size (over 100) of my physical TBR pile is stressing me out. Keep in mind we…

Top 5 Wednesday – Largest TBR Books

Top 5 Wednesday is a GoodReads group hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. This week's prompt ... November 7th: Largest Books on TBR -- In honour of #TomeToppleReadathon coming back this month, discuss those big books on your shelf! I often find big books intimidating, not because I don't enjoy them, but I sometimes need…