Book Review: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

There are some books I read because I love the author and other books I get because I like the premise. And then there's books like this one, that I read just because I like the cover. It is a rather shallow reasoning, but, what can I say, I'm an impulse reader. I'm usually against … Continue reading Book Review: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Book Review: I was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon

I love the story of Anastasia. Since I was a child watching the 1997 animated musical of the same name, I’ve been fascinated by both Russian history and the tragic story of Anastasia. I’ve watched multiple movies and read several books on the topic. For those who are unfamiliar with the topic, Anastasia was the … Continue reading Book Review: I was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon

Reading Wrap-up October, 2018

I can't believe Spooktober has ended, and NaNoWriMo is in full swing. I usually do this wrap-up at the end of the month, but I was just too busy with other posts. So you're getting it a few days late, but as I always say, better late than never. This last month I read five … Continue reading Reading Wrap-up October, 2018

Book Review: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

We are nearing Halloween and for the final book I read this month, I thought it would be nice to finish with a classic horror. It doesn’t hurt that the title of the novel is a quote from Shakespeare (it’s from Act IV of Macbeth), who is possibly my favorite author of all time. Anyway, … Continue reading Book Review: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Book Review: The Alienist by Caleb Carr

No, this is not a book about aliens, as the title might make you surmise. Instead, it is a historical mystery about a psychologist, known at the time as an “alienist.” I was introduced to this book through its TV series adaptation released early in 2018, starring Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning, and Daniel Bruhl. I … Continue reading Book Review: The Alienist by Caleb Carr

Book Review: Nights of the Living Death: An Anthology

I came across this book at the library and was interested for two reasons. First, I went through a phase of obsessing about zombies (mostly in video games and movies, but also the occasional book). Second, this is a collection of short stories picked by Jonathan Maberry and George A. Romero, the filmmaker for Night … Continue reading Book Review: Nights of the Living Death: An Anthology

Book Review: The Witches’ Tree by M.C. Beaton

If you’ve followed my blog for some time, you’ll probably know what a massive fan I am of cozy mysteries. Even if they are repetitive and similar, I love them all. Until I read this one… A little background on this series. This is Book #28 of the Agatha Raisin mystery series, and one I’ve … Continue reading Book Review: The Witches’ Tree by M.C. Beaton

Book Review: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

This is the first book I read for Spooktober, and I thought it would be fun to read a classic horror. I’m surprised at how I never thought to read this book before, as I know the idea so well. Whether I’ve seen it featured in The Pagemaster (great movie) or The League of Extraordinary … Continue reading Book Review: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Reading Wrap-Up September, 2018

I can't believe I actually only read five books this month! I was hoping to have read more. What is even more disappointing is that they were all just 'okay' books. They weren't great, but they also weren't bad. On Goodreads, I rated them all either three or four stars. Though, I will say at … Continue reading Reading Wrap-Up September, 2018

Book Review: My Girls: My Lifetime With Carrie and Debbie by Todd Fisher

I grew up a massive fan of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. From Star Wars to Halloween Town to The Unsinkable Molly Brown to Singing in the Rain, this mother and daughter duo were a big part of my childhood. And in 2016 when they both died a mere two days apart, I was sad … Continue reading Book Review: My Girls: My Lifetime With Carrie and Debbie by Todd Fisher