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One Dark Window by Rachel Gillig

What It’s About: Elspeth needs a monster. The monster might be her. Elspeth Spindle needs more than luck to stay safe in the eerie, mist-locked kingdom of Blunder—she needs a monster. She calls him the Nightmare, an ancient, mercurial spirit trapped in her head. He protects her. He keeps her secrets. But nothing comes for…

Writers & Lovers by Lily King

Rating: 4/5 What It’s About: Blindsided by her mother’s sudden death, and wrecked by a recent love affair, Casey Peabody has arrived in Massachusetts in the summer of 1997 without a plan. Her mail consists of wedding invitations and final notices from debt collectors. A former child golf prodigy, she now waits tables in Harvard…

Let’s Talk Bookish: Collecting Books

Let’s Talk Bookish is a bookish meme created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and hosted by Aria @Book Nook Bits. Each Friday bloggers write posts discussing a bookish topic. You can see the topic schedule here. January 20: Collecting Books (Zahra  The Owl) Prompts: Do you enjoy collecting books? Do you feel like physical books are overpriced? Do you…

Mini-Review: Before the Coffee Gets Cold

Rating: 4/5 What It’s About: In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time. In Before the Coffee Gets Cold, we meet four visitors,…

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Rating: 3/5 What It’s About: Set against Iceland’s stark landscape in 1829, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution.  Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids…

Let’s Talk Bookish: Problematic Inspiration

Let’s Talk Bookish is a bookish meme created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and hosted by Aria @Book Nook Bits. Each Friday bloggers write posts discussing a bookish topic. You can see the topic schedule here. January 13: Problematic Inspiration (Ikwords @ Words on Key) Prompts: Can inspiration for a book be problematic? What inspiration would you consider to…

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Rating: 5/5 What It’s About: In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world. Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound…

Let’s Talk Bookish: 2023 Reading and Blogging Goals

Let’s Talk Bookish is a bookish meme created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and hosted by Aria @Book Nook Bits. Each Friday bloggers write posts discussing a bookish topic. You can see the topic schedule here. It’s been awhile since I’ve participated in a Let’s Talk Bookish post! I’m excited to do some discussions and read other…

December 2022 Blog Post Round Up

My final post round up for the year! With being off for two weeks for the Christmas holiday, I had some free time to do more things that I enjoy. I did alot of reading, watching shows, and sewing. I also did some decluttering in my house and I’m hoping to keep it up. It…

No Quiet Water by Shirley Miller Kamada

Rating: 3/5 What It’s About: After the U.S. declares war on Japan in 1941, all persons of Japanese descent in the Western U.S. come under suspicion. Curfews are imposed, bank accounts frozen, and FBI agents search homes randomly. Despite the fact that two generations of the Miyota family are American citizens, Fumio and his parents…

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