2021 Reading Challenge: Bookish Jay and the Reading Mermaid

Here it is...The Scented Library and The Redolent Mermaid's fourth annual reading challenge! We've almost made it to 2021, *small sigh of relief, hearts full of hope and fingers crossed. If you, like myself, didn't complete 2020's challenge, no judgement. It turns out I'm not a pandemic reader and I'm ok with that. We all... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 books that gave me bookish hangovers #bookhangovers

*Apologies for the delay on this post. That 3-day weekend here in the states must have thrown me out of whack. I believe the point of today's topic is to give bookish hangovers a positive connotation, as in books that were so memorable, one couldn't get over them. Well, it has been a long time,... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday: 5 star book predictions

5-star ratings should be given few and far between. Not that I'm ironfisted or anything, it's just that I reserve the highest rating for those special books I consider to be nothing short of legendary. Books possessing that elusive combination of powerful story, enjoyability, plus top-quality writing garner my legendary status. The last two years... 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 | Neil Gaiman ★★★★☆ 8. Fahrenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury ★★★★☆... Continue Reading →

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