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Review: The Sometimes Sisters by Carolyn Brown

When they were growing up, Dana, Harper, and Tawny thought of themselves as “sometimes sisters.” They connected only during the summer month they’d all spend at their grandmother’s rustic lakeside resort in north Texas. But secrets started building, and ten years have passed since they’ve all been together—in fact, they’ve rarely spoken, and it broke […]

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Review: The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar

Nishat doesn’t want to lose her family, but she also doesn’t want to hide who she is, and it only gets harder once a childhood friend walks back into her life. Flávia is beautiful and charismatic, and Nishat falls for her instantly. But when a school competition invites students to create their own businesses, both […]

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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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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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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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Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. When she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of […]

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Review: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Noah was born a crime, the son of a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the first years of his life, bound by the extreme and often […]

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2020 Year End Wrap Up

First and foremost, apologies for the delay in this post and my recent unannounced hiatus. I’m moving in two weeks (less now actually, more like ten days), have started my new work schedule in which I have zero full days off a week, and also it was my wedding anniversary yesterday so I took the […]

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Saturday Morning Wrap Up: 9/12

What am I reading? Coliseum Arcanist (Frith Chronicles #3) by Shami Stovall The Heart Forger (The Bone Witch #2) by Rin Chupeco The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein Knight in Paper Armor by Nicholas Conley The Wolf and the Water by Josie Jaffrey What am […]