March 2020 Wrap Up

What I read this month Sea Witch (Sea Witch #1) by Sarah Henning, 4 stars Piper Prince (Forbidden Forest #2) by Amber Argyle, 3 stars The Will and the Wilds by Charlie N. Holmberg, 4 stars Freddie Mercury: A Life, in His Own Words by Freddie Mercury, 3 stars American Witches: A Broomstick Tour Through …

Monday Schedule: 3/30 – 4/5

Monday: 3/30 Reading: Having finished all the other books I was reading, I am currently only chugging my way through Winter’s Fury by A.E. Rayne (which is probably a good thing, it’s over 700 pages!). Blogging: This afternoon I had a scheduled review, which went up, on Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini and you should …

Review: Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini

Published first as a serial and then as a novel with continued short stories, Sabatini’s Captain Blood follows the tradition of transatlantic pirate literature in which roguish men wronged by the tyrannical monarchs they live under are forced from their homes and into a life of piracy. With many events in the story taken from …

Coffee with Catherine: March 2020

Yes book bees, it’s that time again where I post a rambling thing about what I’ve been dealing with this month. I’m going to try and be a bit more positive about things just because we’ve all been having a pretty bad March I think. Luckily, my husband and I are both healthy and that’s …

Saturday “Morning” Wrap Up: 3/28

What am I reading? Winter’s Fury by A.E. Rayne I added this book to my TBR during last month’s Polarthon, and never read it sadly. It’s a fantasy novel set in a Scandinavian inspired land. I’m not very far through it yet (it’s a hefty 700+ page book) but so far I’m enjoying aspects of …

American Witches: A Broomstick Tour Through Four Centuries, Review

In Susan Fair’s history guidebook, she leads you through the tiniest sliver of United States history. Of course, discussions of Salem and the most infamous of witch trials in the US takes up a solid chunk of the book. But Fair even delves into modern history, and how the lingering superstitious attitudes about witches have …

Why I’m Afraid of the Dark: Review

Creatures under the bed, mysterious world eating flowers, and brave guardians of the closet are brought to life in this collection of short horror stories. The mysterious world of the darkness and the creatures that lurk in it are brought to life from a myriad of unique perspectives housed in an interesting writing style. Not …

D&D Series #1: Introduction + Character Building

Hello book bees and welcome to my new D&D Thursday series! Every Thursday I will be making a post that discusses the game Dungeons and Dragons, how it ties in with writing, and other topics! These posts are not geared at people already familiar with D&D, nor are they meant to exclude those who aren’t …

Freddie Mercury: A Life in His Own Words, Review

Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen, is a household name today. His rise to fame in the band followed by the media coverage of his lifestyle and finally his tragic passing due to AIDS have been well documented in books, documentaries, and even the film Bohemian Rhapsody. This new edition takes the previously pieced together …

Discussion: YA vs Adult Fantasy

Why hello book bees! I hope that you’re prepared to read a lot of rambling thoughts about fantasy books, because that’s what I’ve got in store for this post! Personally, I am always conflicted about this topic because I love fantasy, but I’m not a huge fan of YA protagonists and tropes. I appreciate a …

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