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

ARC Review: Charlie Holmberg’s “Myths and Mortals”

Thank you, Netgalley and 47North, for the ARC of Charlie Holmberg's Myths and Mortals. I am so pleased to jump right into the series, with books one and two being available for ARC review within days of each other. I am not sure if book three will be available with the same alacrity, since there is … Continue reading ARC Review: Charlie Holmberg’s “Myths and Mortals”

Book Review: Deanna Raybourn’s “A Dangerous Collaboration”

For those of you who have seen this blog before, you may know of my obsession with this series. I recently (too recently) posted my review of the last book, A Treacherous Curse, and before had reviewed the first book here. That being said, it took me a little while to process this book before reviewing it, because … Continue reading Book Review: Deanna Raybourn’s “A Dangerous Collaboration”

Deanna Raybourn’s “A Treacherous Curse” – lucky number 3.

I received A Treacherous Curse from Penguin's First to Read program ages ago, and slacked on writing a review about it because so much went on and law school got horribly in the way. Suffice to say, I am obsessed with this series. Before I had this blog, I had the pleasure of reviewing the … Continue reading Deanna Raybourn’s “A Treacherous Curse” – lucky number 3.

Vicki Delany’s Elementary, She Read: Great Start to a New Series

Vicki Delany's Elementary, She Read is really wonderful start to a series I have come to love. Thank you, Netgalley! Synopsis: Gemma Doyle, an English transplant in Massachusetts, owns a Sherlock Holmes-themed bookstore, complete with an attached tea shop and fitting address. Gemma herself is similar to the famed detective, with an insatiable curiosity and slightly cold … Continue reading Vicki Delany’s Elementary, She Read: Great Start to a New Series