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Book Reviews & 2023

Something I’ve been working on, personally, is figuring out what is and isn’t worth my time and effort. This blog goes through that analysis pretty much nonstop, and I always want to post on it but never quite find the right rhythm. Something I think needs to change is the way I write book reviews. […]

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Once again: YA is not NA is not Adult Fiction

If you’re here you probably already know what Book Twitter discourse this is addressing. If you don’t know, enjoy that blissful peace, you deserve it. What is YA? YA is the classification guideline for books written with a “young adult” audience in mind. Generally, that age range is defined as 13 – 18 years old. […]

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random lil updates

Howdy! Yeah it’s been a minute. You all know the story: life, money, work, energy, all the usual excuses. I am still working on some bookish content, but I don’t really prioritize a lot of it so it’ll come when it comes. Sorry not sorry. I’m exploring different projects these days. Maybe that means this […]

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A Shout in the Void

Hello readers, clickers, followers, whatever you may be. I know I haven’t been around this blog much, but every attempt I make to revive it seems to just…dissolve into nothing. Back when I was at my “peak” blogging, I was spending 2-3 hours a day on my blog because it was COVID lockdown and I […]

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Review: With A Vengeance by Freydís Moon

Kye Lovato left their hometown in search of a better future, but when their estranged mother passes away, they return to their parish to settle her affairs. Even though Kye escaped their traumatic past, being back in swampy Madison, Louisiana only worsens their debilitating depression, increases their dissociative episodes, and intensifies the intrusive voice plaguing […]

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Book Review: The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup

If you find one, he’s already found you. A psychopath is terrorizing Copenhagen. His calling card is a “chestnut man”—a handmade doll made of matchsticks and two chestnuts—which he leaves at each bloody crime scene. Examining the dolls, forensics makes a shocking discovery—a fingerprint belonging to a young girl, a government minister’s daughter who had […]

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How to add Book Blogging to your Resume

So I had a real “kick myself” moment today. I was applying for jobs and, in doing so, applied to a few positions I figured I wasn’t qualified for and likely wouldn’t get responses from. Surprise! I was offered an interview. I like to do my research before an interview, so I dove into the […]

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Book Review: Along for the Ride by Mimi Grace

THIS ROAD TO LOVE MAY HAVE A FEW SPEED BUMPS… Former hot mess Jolene Baxter is committed to doing better. It’s why she offered to help her sister and brother-in-law move across the country. However, her goodwill is tested when last minute changes—mainly her father ditching her for an all-expenses paid vacation—forces her to make the […]

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Review: Darknesses by Lachelle Seville

It’s been a year since Oasis stumbled away from Blessed Falls with wings carved into her back and too many scars to count. A year spent razing delusions of being an angel’s vessel, proving to her brother that she doesn’t belong in a psych ward, and mourning the loss of her mother’s vinyl pressed ashes. […]

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How to Keep Blogging When the World Sucks (spoiler alert: you don’t)

If you’ve been following me long enough, you probably know that I’ve taken multiple long lapses from blogging due to Real Life problems. Most of those problems are related to the ever spiraling disaster that is the United States, and its effects on my life and the lives of my loved ones. When I started […]