discussions

Discussion: Manipulation in Books

A bit of a different topic for this discussion... I have been thinking a lot lately about books I did not enjoy, but everyone else did and how that happened. I've also been thinking about author-reader relationships and how that affects books and the way we see them. All of this thinking got me stuck… Continue reading Discussion: Manipulation in Books

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weekly TBR additions

Weekly TBR Additions (17th of January, 2018)

A weekly feature in which I share new books I added to my TBR.  The first Weekly TBR Additions post of the year! I don't do these regularly because I fail at life, but that doesn't mean that I don't have a great selection of books to share with you. I have recently discovered a… Continue reading Weekly TBR Additions (17th of January, 2018)

2017 releases · thrillers

Unlikable Characters, Rural Settings and No Plot: The Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd

Color me disappointed.  I was really excited to read this book. The premise is something that entirely blew me away and I was so intrigued by it. The Innocent Wife is about a woman who starts writing to a prisoner who is on Death Row, convicted for the deaths of numerous young women. They fall… Continue reading Unlikable Characters, Rural Settings and No Plot: The Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd

2018 releases · The Minis

The Minis: Feminist Poetry, Ethics and a Heartbreaking Memoir

Welcome back to The Minis - a series of short reviews. In this post we'll be talking about a feminist poetry collection, about a manga series that grapples with some pretty meta stuff and lastly, we'll talk about a heartbreaking memoir about a brother and a sister. And we'll do it briefly. 1. The Witch… Continue reading The Minis: Feminist Poetry, Ethics and a Heartbreaking Memoir

YA

Slavery, Forbidden Romance and a Great Heroine: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Ah, YA Fantasy.  It's been known that I struggle with YA Fantasy. I keep comparing it to Adult Fantasy and in comparison, YA stands no chance. But still, I keep picking up YA Fantasies left, right and center, in search for one that will blow me away and come close to some of my beloved… Continue reading Slavery, Forbidden Romance and a Great Heroine: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

discussions

Discussion: Mid Series Cover Changes and Why It Does (Not) Matter

Once again, the book community is in an uproar.  It feels like every once in a while the book community finds itself at war. While it's not a serious kind of war, there seems to be a lot of opinions floating around and everybody picks a side and states their opinion. These kinds of things… Continue reading Discussion: Mid Series Cover Changes and Why It Does (Not) Matter