From My Bookshelf: Handmaids, Station, Terrible

For this month’s From My Bookshelf feature, I pulled three books that are either about the end of the world, or take place in a variation of our world/an alternative future. Two are frightful and one is hopeful; all are genius.

Poison Study | Maria V. Snyder | Reading

2017RC: Poison Study

After falling in love with Deborah Harkness’ The Book of Life series, I sought out other fantasy series to fill the void I was left with after completing her trilogy. For my 2017 Reading Challenge, I decided to include The Lord of the Rings as my “series pick,” but wanted to read an additional series I was not familiar with. So after reading countless blogs and scanning…

Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Nail

“A merchant had done good business at the fair; he had sold his wares, and lined his money-bags with gold and silver.” This fairy tale isn’t about those wares, it’s about the merchant’s horse, ignorant decisions, and foolishness. Oh, and an oxymoron.

Audiobook Review: The Magician’s Nephew

To kick things off for the month of August, and to commemorate the new beginning that a new month brings, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on something new-to-me: a love for audiobooks. More specifically, the audiobook version of The Magician’s Nephew from The Chronicles of Narnia. I recently spent an entire day listening to it, which has increased both my desire to explore more audiobooks and…

Powell's City of Books | Portland, Oregon

Powell’s City of Books – Portland, Oregon

For my first trip to the west coast (Portland, Oregon to be exact), I made sure Powell’s City of Books was at the top of my must-see list. Powell’s is an independent bookseller, has an inventory of over two million books, and is a third-generation owned business with five locations around Portland. Its flagship location at 1005 W Burnside St. also happens to be the largest…

From My Bookshelf: Beautiful, Moonstone, Canterbury

Barnes & Noble Classics are some of my favorite books to purchase. Besides their uniformity, the artwork on the covers are always wonderful. The following are three B&N Classics that I’ve acquired most recently, and three books that are on my TBR list: The Beautiful and Damned, The Moonstone, and The Canterbury Tales.

Another Read Through Bookstore | Portland, Oregon

Another Read Through – Portland, Oregon

At the end of June, I made it to the West Coast for the first time in my life. It was hot but beautiful, and I was visiting a friend who moved out to Portland, Oregon last fall so that made it all the more enjoyable. I told her I wanted to visit Powell’s Bookstore, and maybe one or two other bookstores if time allowed…

Reading Nook Inspiration: Black and Green

I’ve been working on a review for Weike Wang’s Chemistry (among one thousand other things), and while it’s not a long review (or book) I’m not totally happy with what I’ve written so far. Therefore, to take a break from that, and to put off unpacking from my weekend camping trip just a little longer, I’ve found another dreamy reading nook that I will surely include in…

Book of the Month Club Books and Swag

Six Months with the Book of the Month Club

We have reached the second half of 2017! July 1st has brought with it clouds and mugginess here in Maine, and for readers across the United States, it has brought a new selection of books to choose from for the Book of the Month Club (BOTM). Since I’ve now been a member for six months, I’m going to show it a little love by talking…

Halfway Through 2017

Well sh*t, 2017 is halfway over. Anyone else out there in their early-mid-or-late twenties starting to realize time starts moving way too quickly as you age? Oh, the humanity. Anyway, as many bloggers I admire and follow have done, I am posting a little update on my [terrible] reading progress of the year. I don’t always bring my snark into my posts, so just know…

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