ARC Review: “Premeditated Mortar,” by Kate Carlisle

Hi all, and sorry I have been absent! My new job is kicking my butt (in a good way, but still a lot of work), and my reading has fallen to the wayside. It is only week one, so hopefully I will get over the growing pains soon. I could not neglect my ARCs, however, … Continue reading ARC Review: “Premeditated Mortar,” by Kate Carlisle

Book Review: “Hallowe’en Party,” by Agatha Christie

Phew, what a week. It took me forever to finish Hallowe'een Party, partly because it was a bit disappointing and partly because, I am happy to announce, I am starting a new job next week. So last week was a veritable shitshow of tying up loose ends and saying goodbye to beloved coworkers from afar, … Continue reading Book Review: “Hallowe’en Party,” by Agatha Christie

Book Review: “The Orphan of Cemetery Hill,” by Hester Fox

I am very delinquent on this review - this week has been hectic, since I am changing jobs in a couple of weeks and needed to get affairs in order. As such, I read The Orphan of Cemetery Hill in almost no time, but took almost a week to review it. This is my first … Continue reading Book Review: “The Orphan of Cemetery Hill,” by Hester Fox

Book Review: “Hooked on Ewe,” by Hannah Reed

Ah,another day, another cozy mystery set in Scotland. Hooked on Ewe is the sequel to Off Kilter, the first book by Hannah Reed set in the Scottish Highlands. I wasn't in love with it, but they are fun reads and the Scottish setting has given me the happy autumn shivers. It is also funny, because … Continue reading Book Review: “Hooked on Ewe,” by Hannah Reed

Book Review: “Off Kilter,” by Hannah Reed

Happy Thursday! I only procrastinated a *little* writing this review (read: a lot!) but I am happy to finally put hands to keyboard and send it off. Off Kilter was my first Hannah Reed experience, and I didn't hate it. From the Publisher: After the recent death of her mother and the dissolution of her … Continue reading Book Review: “Off Kilter,” by Hannah Reed

Book Review: “The Bookshop on the Shore,” by Jenny Colgan

Hi all, and happy Tuesday (meh...) Here is another edition of "Sam has obsession with books about books." Jenny Colgan started the Scottish Bookshop series with The Bookshop on the Corner, which was a delightful series about a young woman named Nina who drops her life in London after losing her job and goes to the … Continue reading Book Review: “The Bookshop on the Shore,” by Jenny Colgan

ARC Review: “Shadow in the Empire of Light,” by Jane Routley

Good morning everyone! I'd like to start by thanking Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for what was a pretty interesting ARC. I have to admit, I have put this review off for about a week, because it is hard to review a book that you wanted to like so bad, but ended up feeling disappointed. Shadow in … Continue reading ARC Review: “Shadow in the Empire of Light,” by Jane Routley

Book Review: “The Grim Reader,” by Kate Carlisle

Hello, reading people! I am so sorry to have been absent - my job job is kicking my butt, and the unrest in New York has made it hard to focus on anything other than the news. It has been a rough couple of weeks, but things are looking up. I hope you have all … Continue reading Book Review: “The Grim Reader,” by Kate Carlisle

ARC Review: A Sprinkling of Murder, by Daryl Wood Gerber

Hi all! As you can see, I am on a cozy mystery kick. COVID quarantine has been getting to me, and my favorite hobby (reading!) is actually more strenuous despite having more time to do it. That's why I have been requesting light books in subject areas I am comfortable with - to try and … Continue reading ARC Review: A Sprinkling of Murder, by Daryl Wood Gerber

ARC Review: “Hazel and Holly” by Sara Snider

Thank you, Netgalley and Double Beast Publishing, for Sara Snider's fantastical Hazel and Holly! As a side note, I learned recently that Double Beast is actually Sara Snider's own publishing house that she created after writing this book. I thought that was super cool! As a reviewer, it makes you feel like your words matter more, as … Continue reading ARC Review: “Hazel and Holly” by Sara Snider