Book Review: “Bringing Down the Duke,” by Evie Dunmore

Another week, another amazing romcom! Only this time, historical romance is the name of the game. Bringing Down the Duke was recommended by a friend and I will never be able to repay her because League of Extraordinary Women may be my new favorite historical fiction series! Women's suffrage and hot dukes and scandals, oh … Continue reading Book Review: “Bringing Down the Duke,” by Evie Dunmore

ARC Review: “The Beach Reads Book Club,” by Kathryn Freeman

Another day, another late ARC review. However, I had such a blast reading The Beach Reads Book Club! I requested this book from Netgalley and Harper Collins UK because I am a sucker for everything book related, and the idea of a fun, kitschy romance book club on a beach is basically me in a … Continue reading ARC Review: “The Beach Reads Book Club,” by Kathryn Freeman

ARC Review: “A Glimmer of a Clue,” by Daryl Wood Gerber

Happy Friday, all! I am a tad delinquent on this review, though in my defense I finished the book on time! A Glimmer of a Clue is book two in the Fairy Garden Mystery series by Daryl Wood Gerber, and I can confidently say it is much better than book one (I had the pleasure … Continue reading ARC Review: “A Glimmer of a Clue,” by Daryl Wood Gerber

ARC Review: “Little Black Book,” by Kate Carlisle

Hello all! What a week. I have been cramming at work and cramming my ARCs, two of which are out next week! Little Black Book is from one of my favorite cozy series, Kate Carlisle's Bibliophile Mystery series. At number 15, this series is still fun, albeit with some minor quirks. But would can't love … Continue reading ARC Review: “Little Black Book,” by Kate Carlisle

ARC Review: “Ordinary Miracles” by Martyn Carey

Good morning, all! I am giving a fair warning up top that, despite being super excited about receiving this ARC from Netgalley and Matador, Ordinary Miracles fell flat for me, in more ways than one. I generally dislike giving bad reviews because I feel that one person's opinion shouldn't inform the decision of other people's readership, … Continue reading ARC Review: “Ordinary Miracles” by Martyn Carey

Down the TBR Hole #7

Finally back on track! This is officially my third week in a row being consistent with my TBR Challenge. Given that I am basically the worst with follow through, and COVID has made my productivity and motivation levels fluctuate alarmingly, I am really really excited about this. A month ago, I discovered this meme, Down … Continue reading Down the TBR Hole #7

#5OnMyTBR, 5/11/2020

I was so bummed to miss last week's #5OnMyTBR challenge, so I am looking forward to this week! A couple of weeks ago, I started this weekly book challenge hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook called #5OnMyTBR, and I really enjoyed the exercise. It occurs every Monday when they post about 5 books on … Continue reading #5OnMyTBR, 5/11/2020

ARC Review: “Little Bookshop of Murder” by Maggie Blackburn

Thank you, Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books, for this ARC of Maggie Blackburn's new series! What may not be apparent on my blog is that I have a secret semi-guilty pleasure for cozy mysteries. Beyond that, I love cozy mysteries that include "book people," whether it be librarians, book sellers, or book cafes. So when I … Continue reading ARC Review: “Little Bookshop of Murder” by Maggie Blackburn

A quick PSA on the National Emergency Library

Hi all, sorry for the non- book review post. However, I find this issue to be particularly important and given the controversy, I think it is important to talk about it. The Trouble with "Free" Books The Internet Archive has recently launched what they call a "National Emergency Library," which they explain will allow readers … Continue reading A quick PSA on the National Emergency Library

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