Reading Challenge year 5! Bookish Jay and the Reading Mermaid

Hello bookish buddies. I'm back to celebrate year number 5(!) of the Bookish Jay and Reading Mermaid challenge with Julie from The Redolent Mermaid. Our collaboration has outlasted many a celebrity marriage, and I'd argue, possesses more substance than most. We look forward to generating these lists for you, and for us, every year. What... Continue Reading →

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: 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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