Top Ten Tuesday: Character traits I value

The most important attribute for any character is multi-faceted behavior. Those who grow and learn, question and falter, are both heroes and failures become the most memorable to me. 10. Unreliable- my real-life friends and family are solid as rocks, but in fiction I prefer a character with skewed perception or less than forth-coming narration.... Continue Reading →

The Melting Library: Magic is Might candle

Under a tuft of jet-black hair over his forehead they could see a curiously shaped cut, like a bolt of lightning.J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone With these words, as Professors McGonagall and Dumbledore bent over a wee bundle of blankets, we are introduced to the boy who lived, Harry James Potter. The... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday: Show me the numbers

There are so few threads tying these random books together, I could only conjure two: numeric titles plus at some point, I've read them. Just for funzies, I included my star rating. 10. A Million Little Pieces | James Frey ★★★☆☆ 9. Marvel 1602 |Neail Gaiman ★★★★☆ 8. Fahrenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury ★★★★☆ 7.... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday- Fall 2019 TBR

Keeping it semi-short and sweet with my Fall to-be-read list. Each of these titles coordinates with a prompt from my reading co-challenge: Bookish Jay and the Reading Mermaid. 75% of the year has already passed, and I'm 66% completed; these are the final ten to bring the reading year home: 1. The Testaments by Margaret... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Nickel Boys

The Nickel Boys | Colson Whitehead (Bildungsroman reading challenge prompt) ★★★★☆ Audio narration | JD Jackson ★★★★★  "Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida."- Goodreads *note* I listened to the Penguin Random House audio and the narrator... Continue Reading →

Summer Burn book–Fragrance Journal

100% owing credit to Andy's Yankee Candles' burn diary and the Yankee Candle Sisters' monthly report card for inspiring this post. I've missed the monthly best and worst recaps I used to write, which among other things, highlighted memorable scents I've been melting and burning. Although I'm unable to adhere to a rigid blogging schedule... Continue Reading →

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