November 2020 Wrap Up

What I read this month: This Coven Won’t Break (These Witches Don’t Burn #2) by Isabel Sterling, 4 stars Ninth House (Alex Stern #1) by Leigh Bardugo, 5 stars Coliseum Arcanist (Frith Chronicles #3) by Shami Stovall, 5 stars The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein, …

Coffee With Catherine: 11/29

I can’t believe that December is starting this coming week! It’ll be awesome to have 2020 finally come to an end. I’m just slightly hoping that 2021 will be better, but trying not to be too optimistic so it doesn’t suck as much when things inevitably go horribly. Just like this time last year, my …

Saturday Morning Wrap Up: 11/28

What am I reading? Plague Arcanist (Frith Chronicles #4) by Shami Stovall A Bargain in Silver (Solis Invicti #1) by Josie Jaffrey Finished this week: Coliseum Arcanist (Frith Chronicles #3) by Shami Stovall The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein What am I posting? Reviews: TV Adaptation Review: You on Netflix Review: A Secret History of …

Review: These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling [Hocus Pocus Readathon #4]

Hannah’s a witch, but not the kind you’re thinking of. She’s the real deal, an Elemental with the power to control fire, earth, water, and air. But even though she lives in Salem, Massachusetts, her magic is a secret she has to keep to herself. If she’s ever caught using it in front of a …

Discussion: The generational story of A Secret History of Witches

Generations as story telling: How the book does it For those unfamiliar with A Secret History of Witches, the book’s formatting is told in generations. Each section is titled “The Book of _” and told from the POV of one of the women in a line of witches, beginning with Nanette. The chain stretches from …

Review: A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan [Hocus Pocus Readathon #3]

An ancient and dangerous power is being handed down from mother to daughter through some of the most consequential historic events of the last two centuries. After Grandmére Ursule gives her life to save her tribe, her magic seems to die with her. Even so, her family keeps the Old Faith, practicing the spells and …

TV Adaptation Review: You on Netflix

You by Caroline Kepnes You is a novel–the first in a series–told from the perspective of a young man named Joe Goldberg. Joe lives in New York City, manages a bookstore, and falls in love one day with a girl named Beck. Quickly, Joe’s love becomes obsession as he stalks Beck in person and online, …

Saturday Morning Wrap Up: 11/21

What am I reading? The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein Coliseum Arcanist (Frith Chronicles #3) by Shami Stovall What am I posting? Review: The Wolf and the Water by Josie Jaffrey Discussion: Atlantis Retellings What’s Next? So instead of posting Monday schedules, as part of my new more relaxed approach to blogging, I’ll be using …

Discussion: Atlantis Retellings

Introduction: Explaining Atlantis The nation/city/island of Atlantis was used by Plato as an allegory in one of his works, and has since become incredibly popular and widely known. Though many of us have not read the original myth, most are familiar with the idea of Atlantis: a nation of great learning and pride that angered …

Review: The Wolf and the Water by Josie Jaffrey

Some secrets are worth killing for The ancient city of Kepos sits in an isolated valley, cut off from the outside world by a towering wall. Behind it, the souls of the dead clamour for release. Or so the priesthood says.Kala has never had any reason to doubt their word – until her father dies …

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