• Review: Armada by Ernest Cline

  • Review: Tangled Webs by Lee Bross

  • Review: The Cage by Megan Shepherd

  • Review: Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt

  • Review: Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn

  • Review: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

Aug 29
Stacking the Shelves: August 29, 2015

Stacking the Shelves: August 29, 2015

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! Visit Tynga’s Reviews to learn more about this weekly meme. I just finished reading Everything, Everything, and wow, that was quite an experience.  Add this to your TBR if it’s not already there.  I doubt… Read more »


Aug 24
Books That Would Be on My Syllabus If I Taught Girls About Unhealthy Relationships

Books That Would Be on My Syllabus If I Taught Girls About Unhealthy Relationships

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given, and this week’s topic is: Books That Would Be on My Syllabus If I Taught Girls About Unhealthy Relationships One of the things that bothers me about some YA and NA books is how they idealize obsessive, possessive relationships.  Instead of depicting these relationships as unhealthy, destructive, and potentially very dangerous, some authors seem to think that possessiveness expressed by a… Read more »


Aug 19
Review: Armada by Ernest Cline

Review: Armada by Ernest Cline

This is my Twitter profile: “Anxiously awaiting an alien invasion. Or a zombie apocalypse. Either will do.”  This is on page 4 of Armada: “I had spent hundreds of hours…silently yearning for the outbreak of a zombie apocalypse.”  Zack, the MC, also expresses the desire for humanity to make contact with intelligent alien life sometime during his lifetime, which is a also a desire that I have often expressed.  So I was certain from the beginning that I would feel a… Read more »


Aug 17
Top Authors Who Need to Write Their Next Book NOW

Top Authors Who Need to Write Their Next Book NOW

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given, and this week’s topic is: Top Ten Authors Who Need to Write Their Next Book NOW I did a minor tweak to this week’s Top Ten Topic.  They aren’t necessarily all auto-buy authors in the sense that I can’t say I will always buy their future books, but for all of the authors listed below, I loved their last books so much… Read more »


Aug 15
Stacking the Shelves: August 15, 2015

Stacking the Shelves: August 15, 2015

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! Visit Tynga’s Reviews to learn more about this weekly meme. I pre-ordered Illuminae on Amazon last week when I saw on Twitter that the hardcover was under $10 on Amazon.  Good news!  That… Read more »


Aug 10
Review: Tangled Webs by Lee Bross

Review: Tangled Webs by Lee Bross

One of the things that caught my eye in the synopsis for “Tangled Webs” is the description of the protagonist as “the most notorious blackmailer” in eighteenth-century London.  But after reading “Tangled Webs,” I have to say, “er, not so much.”  Arista is a sympathetic and fairly complex character, but a notorious blackmailer?  I think it would be more honest to call her a glamorous messenger. It’s impossible not to feel compassion for Arista who, along with other children, is… Read more »


Aug 05
Review: The Cage by Megan Shepherd

Review: The Cage by Megan Shepherd

After finishing “The Cage“, I’m questioning whether this story is actually “otherwordly,” as described in the synopsis, because I unfortunately never really had the sense that we were dealing with aliens on some distant planet.  No, it wasn’t because the aliens intentionally created Earth-like environments in order to put their human captives at ease, as was explained numerous times in the story.  (Yeah, good luck with that.)  There was just no sense of “otherness”; it felt like this book could… Read more »


Jul 30
Review: Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt

Review: Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt

This poor book.  It’s a mess.  The first 20% of the book could have been an article in a women’s magazine titled, “My Rare and Potentially Fatal Illness,” by Penelope Landlow.  I learned more than I cared to know about Penny’s illness which results in her bleeding internally at the slightest bump and requires regular monitoring and treatment.  It goes on and on: Don’t touch Penny!  Don’t let Penny go outside!  Keep treating Penny like a helpless infant!  When it… Read more »