Monday Chatter: Portal Fantasies and the Best Game of 2019 (So Far)

Happy Victoria Day to all you Canadian readers! I meant to go for a bike ride around the coastal beach trail in "celebration," but it's pouring rain so I'm writing this post instead.   Last Week - Books All the Worlds Between Us by Morgan Lee Miller: A YA F/F contemporary featuring a swimmer protagonist. … Continue reading Monday Chatter: Portal Fantasies and the Best Game of 2019 (So Far)

Review: The Binding – Sweetly Flawed and Somewhat Forgettable

Title: The Binding Author: Bridget Collins Publisher: HarperCollins UK Release Date: January 7th, 2019 Genre(s): Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance Subjects and Themes: LGBTQIAP+, Memories Page Count: 448 (hardback) Rating: 7.0/10     Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives summoning him to begin an apprenticeship. He will work for a Bookbinder, … Continue reading Review: The Binding – Sweetly Flawed and Somewhat Forgettable

Monday Books & Games – Broken Hearts and a Romp Through Sengoku Japan

I've seen Sionna (Books in Her Eyes) and Lisa (Way Too Fantasy) doing Monday updates forever now, talking the books they have lined up for the current week, and I was always on the sidelines going, "Huh, I should join them someday." Well, someday is now, apparently, and as my creatively-lacking title suggests, I'm expanding … Continue reading Monday Books & Games – Broken Hearts and a Romp Through Sengoku Japan

Top 5 WedTuesday – Disappointing Books of 2018 That I Still Appreciate

"Kathy. I think it's time for an intervention." "Uh, I have no idea what you're talking about. As usual." "'Top 5 WedTuesday'? Published one day before the next Top 5 Wednesday?" "Oh, get off my back. You make it sound like I do this every other week. This is literally the first--" "And speaking of … Continue reading Top 5 WedTuesday – Disappointing Books of 2018 That I Still Appreciate

Review: The Gutter Prayer – A Dark, Imaginative Debut

Title: The Gutter Prayer (The Black Iron Legacy 1) Author: Gareth Hanrahan Publisher: Orbit Release Date: January 17th, 2018 Genre(s): Epic Fantasy, Steampunk Subjects and Themes: Deities Page Count: 544 Rating: 8.0/10     The city of Guerdon stands eternal. A refuge from the war that rages beyond its borders. But in the ancient tunnels … Continue reading Review: The Gutter Prayer – A Dark, Imaginative Debut

Top 5 Wednesday – 2019 Releases that I Didn’t Care About But Am Now Tentatively Anticipating

"Top 5 Wednesday" is a weekly meme currently hosted on Goodreads by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes in which you list your top 5 for the week's chosen topic. Oh boy oh boy. It feels like I haven't done one of these in forever. So, this week's prompt was "2019 releases that I don't care about." … Continue reading Top 5 Wednesday – 2019 Releases that I Didn’t Care About But Am Now Tentatively Anticipating

Top 5 Wednesday – Books Featuring Werewolves & Vampires

This week's topic is books featuring any paranormal creatures of our choice, so I went with werewolves and vampires. But it's less "Five Books with Werewolves and Vamps" and more "Four Werewolf Books Plus One Vamp Book Because I Couldn't Remember Any More Good Werewolf Books." I've read quite a number of werewolf/vampire stories over … Continue reading Top 5 Wednesday – Books Featuring Werewolves & Vampires