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Monthly Wrap Up

June 2020 Wrap Up

What I read this month The Social Tutor (Branches of Love #1) by Sally Britton, 4 stars Every Single Secret by Emily Carpenter, 4 stars The Vampyre; A Tale by John William Polidori, 2 stars Limbo by Thiago d’Evecque, 4 stars Hurricane Vignette by Avery Kilpatrick, 3 stars Tales From the Dark Web by JT […]

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Discussion Posts

Discussion: Consent in Romance Novels

To begin with, this discussion deserves a CW for discussion of sexual assault, harassment, and rape. I will not be discussing anything explicitly, nor will I really get into any of those topics. But the discussion of consent necessarily approaches the discussion of these things, and I don’t want anyone to be harmed reading this […]

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Monday Schedules

Monday Schedule: 6/29 – 7/5

Monday: 6/29 Reading: I’m continuing with The Beast Side, The Radium Girls, and my newly started Night of the Shadow Moon as active reads (I’ve been reading the Branches of Love series on my phone at work or in bed) Blogging: Already this morning I posted a DNF review, which I’ll be doing from now […]

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DNF’ed “Review:” Sea of Revenge by Nicola Italia

Tamzen, a wealthy nobleman’s daughter, cares most for her older brother. When her brother goes off to sea to make a name and fortune for himself, he leaves her with the gift of a little mouse necklace and promises to write. Unfortunately, only a handful of months out to sea he is killed by a […]

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Coffee with Catherine

Coffee With Catherine, 6/28

Hello book bees, new and old! For those of you that are new to the blog, “Coffee With Catherine” is a monthly post that I make on the last Sunday of each month. In this post, I mostly ramble about what’s going on in my life–less about the blogging, and more about revealing the blogger […]

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Reviews

Review: The Haunted Lady by Mary Roberts Rinehart

Nurse Pinkerton is about to head to bed when she receives a call from the police. They’ve had an unusual request from the wealthy Mrs. Fairbanks, and a nurse is just what they need. The nurse packs up her things and heads to the Fairbanks estate where she is charged with guarding the old matriarch […]

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Review: soft in the middle by Shelby Eileen

Emotional and strong, this collection of poetry explores body image, sexuality, romance, and more. Shelby Eileen’s style really stands out in this collection, which is more personal and intense. Goodreads What is soft in the middle about? This collection was Shelby Eileen’s debut of poetry about body image, heartbreak, self love, and loving women. The […]

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Saturday Wrap Ups

Saturday Morning Wrap Up: 6/27

What am I reading? The Gentleman Physician (Branches of Love #2) by Sally Britton The Beast Side: Living (And Dying) While Black in America by D. Watkins The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore This week’s reads: The Haunted Lady by Mary Roberts Rinehart, 2 stars What am I […]

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Discussion Posts

StoryGraph vs. Goodreads

Hi there book bees! Today I want to talk about the hot topic of everybody moving to StoryGraph and leaving Goodreads. By now, most people are aware of StoryGraph, a book tracking website that is currently in Beta and that a lot of people are moving to. I’m not going to make this an informative […]

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D&D Series

D&D Series #14: Queering Your World

Welcome to the latest in my Dungeons and Dragons series! This post will be about some ways you can make your D&D world more inclusive to queer identities, and in fact many of these tips can be used in games other than the D&D system! The idea behind this post is creating a world where […]