Summer Reading: Circe, The Last Child, The Outsider, Notes from the Upside Down

My Summer reading started off gung-ho but my current status is gung-slow. Hoping to check off 4 more books on the Bookish Jay and Reading Mermaid co-challenge before Labor Day, but figured I'd submit some finished book reviews while they're still freshly read. Circe-Fiction --Mythology --sucks to be Prometheus --Titans v. Olympians --witches, bad-assess Circe... Continue Reading →

Teaser Tuesday: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

I generally don't tease a non-fiction read, but it would actually be criminal not to share a book of this caliber. I have spent the last five days inside this story, (it could easily be read in two) it has crept under my skin, meandered through my thoughts during waking hours and flowed through my... Continue Reading →

Book Reviews: Scythe, The Dry, The Power

Greetings fellow readers, time for another Bookish Jay and the Reading Mermaid mini-update. I have been in reading binge mode lately and felt the need to review a few so as not to unload them all upon you at once. Young adult--dystopian --apocalyptic vision --challenging --Science fiction, death --Skynet just became self-aware Scythe by Neal... Continue Reading →

Teaser Tuesday: The Dry

I've broken up my non-fiction readathon with an audio book mystery. As it happensĀ The Dry runs parallel to The Great Alone which I teased last month. The story doesn't inhabit the grand icy landscape of uncivilized Alaska, but the scorching drought-prone rural farms of Australia. However, in both novels, the atmosphere sets a stifling mood... Continue Reading →

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