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June 2021 Wrap Up

Life Update This month has been great for my husband! Things are chugging along and he’s finally able to legally work, and he immediately got a job. Now that we’re in a better position there, I’m hoping to get a full time job and actually not move to another state at the end of the […]

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Review: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her magnetic and guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher. 2017. Amid the rising wave of allegations against powerful men, a reckoning is coming due. Strane has been accused of sexual abuse by a former student, who reaches out to Vanessa, […]

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Discussion: Why Happy Endings Need to be Earned

We’ve all read a story that ended with a quick wrap up of what every single character is doing now, in which all of them are happy and healthy and thriving (except for the villains of course). There’s a time and a place for these flowery happy endings, but for the most part a happy […]

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Review: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Seventeen-year-old Keralie Corrington may seem harmless, but she’s, in fact, one of Quadara’s most skilled thieves and a liar. Varin, on the other hand, is an honest, upstanding citizen of Quadara’s most enlightened region, Eonia. He runs afoul of Keralie when she steals a package from him, putting his life in danger. When Varin attempts […]

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Review: A Hope Divided (The Loyal League #2) by Alyssa Cole

For three years of the War Between the States, Marlie Lynch has helped the cause in peace: with coded letters about anti-Rebel uprisings in her Carolina woods, tisanes and poultices for Union prisoners, and silent aid to fleeing slave and Freeman alike. Her formerly enslaved mother’s traditions and the name of a white father she […]

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Saturday Wrap Ups

Saturday Morning Wrap Up: 6/12

Hello everybody! I know this week has been a slow one for me, what can I say… Being unemployed and having no income is stressful! So if you’d like to see more regular content from me, consider donating to my Ko-Fi. You’ll see there I’ve got a goal set up for covering the cost of […]

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Book Updates

DNF Updates: The Midnight Library and The Last Templar

Yeah in one day I DNFed both of these books. I may be open to picking up The Last Templar some time in the future–since I did enjoy the rest of the series, and Raymond Khoury’s writing in general–but I’m fairly certain The Midnight Library won’t be making it back onto my TBR. Ultimately, The […]

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Discussion: Cheating Tropes

I’ve seen some discussions about books lately that have frustrated me, largely because they center around “the cheating trope.” For this post, I’m going to be breaking down that “the cheating trope” is actually a few key tropes with major differences, and how applying the same interpretation to all of them does a major disservice […]

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Saturday Wrap Ups

Saturday Wrap Up 6/5

Woohoo we survived another week! For me, this is my first full week of unemployment since the pandemic started last March and I was temporarily laid off. Thank you so so much to those of you who have donated to my Ko-Fi and bought Tarot card readings! I’m about 31% to my goal for buying […]

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DNF Review: Tiny Pretty Things on Netflix

So normally my DNF reviews are about books, but as I tried to watch the Netflix adaptation of Tiny Pretty Things specifically as soon as I finished the book this seemed appropriate for a blog post! In fact, part of my motivation for reading the book at all was that the show suddenly seemed like […]