short stories

Pottermore Presents: Short Stories from Hogwarts by J. K. Rowling

These stories gave me the nostalgic feeling The Cursed Child should have provided. So a little while back, Pottermore (the site for all things HP, like House sorting or Patronus determination) launched a short story collection that mushed together all sorts of writing that J. K. Rowling did for Pottermore. I read all three of… Continue reading Pottermore Presents: Short Stories from Hogwarts by J. K. Rowling

2017 releases · fiction

Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Sometimes, a book just clicks with you.  I got approved on Netgalley for this book long before it started getting so much buzz, before it's nomination for the BAILEYS Women's Prize for Fiction . However, it sat on my Kindle for a while, because I had a tone of other ARCs waiting. But I finally picked it… Continue reading Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Misc

Buzz Words That Make Me Want to Instantly Buy the Book

Let's talk about buzz words in blurbs that make me want to read a book immediately. We all have a thing when it comes to books. That one thing that we always look for in a book. Imagine this: you're reading a blurb or a review and then a sentence or a word appears and… Continue reading Buzz Words That Make Me Want to Instantly Buy the Book

weekly TBR additions

Weekly TBR Additions (18. April 2017.)

A weekly feature where I tell you about books I discovered recently. It's funny how once you get to uni, holidays don't mean rest anymore. They just mean more time to dedicate to studying. Really fun. Now, what actually is fun is all new books I found in the last week. All of them sound… Continue reading Weekly TBR Additions (18. April 2017.)

2017 releases · fiction

New Boy by Tracy Chevalier (Hogarth Shakespeare Series)

Let's preface this by saying that I don't really like Shakespeare.  Yes, sad to say it, but not a big fan of Shakespeare. What I mean by this is that I have never actually enjoyed any of his plays. Ever. I find the characters entirely flat and I have trouble rationalizing and justifying their actions.… Continue reading New Boy by Tracy Chevalier (Hogarth Shakespeare Series)

weekly TBR additions

Weekly TBR Additions (11. April 2017.)

A weekly feature in which I tell you about the new books I added to my TBR.  Lots of cool new books this week. I've been getting back into Booktube, so lots of new recommendations came from there. Also, no new All the Books podcast this week, so my main resource for recs is missing… Continue reading Weekly TBR Additions (11. April 2017.)

Misc

Discussion Time: Feminist Writing, Labels, and We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Let's tackle more serious topics on here.  I just reread We Should All Be Feminist by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie and felt prompted to write this post. If you haven't read this yet, I strongly suggest you do it. If you're not in the mood to read it, check out the Ted Talk it was based upon. Recently,… Continue reading Discussion Time: Feminist Writing, Labels, and We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie