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February Book Haul

February Book Haul

February may be the shortest month, but with all of the arctic temperatures and blizzards we’ve been experiencing here in the Hudson Valley, it felt interminable! Those wintry feelings probably have a large part to do with my amazing book haul for this month, yay for silver linings! There are three categories of books that … Continue reading

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

It’s so tempting to get stuck in a particular pattern of reading, to follow a trail of books you like, that are fun, lighthearted, not too challenging; you can dip in and out of them easily because they don’t demand that much from you, but the flip side is that they don’t really give you … Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Waiting on Wednesday: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. In honor of Leigh Bardugo (mistress of all wonder and inspiration that is the magic of the Grisha Trilogy), moving the release date of her forthcoming Six of Crows up to September 29th, I’m … Continue reading

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

I go bananas for books featuring female characters with agency. I go crazy for stories where the heroine’s story is her own, and she isn’t immediately (or at any point of the journey) chasing after a male stud. I go berserk for novels where the ‘strong’ female lead is something other than an Arthurian / … Continue reading

Happy Spring!

Happy Spring!

At long last we’ve arrived at that wondrous day, which officially marks an end to Winter and the slow beginnings of Spring! Although it’s currently snowing outside, and I’m nestled under a blanket, in my studio in front of a smoldering fire AND my trusty space heater, I can’t help but frantically search the branches outside my … Continue reading

Top Ten Books on my Spring To Be Read List

Top Ten Books on my Spring To Be Read List

Thank the Goddess! It would appear that we are finally, perhaps teetering at the edge of the dark woods of Winter, staring blearily in to the grayish, cold, yet still promising, sunlight of Spring! After all the pummeling snow that the North East received this year, 30 degree days seem like a gift from Persephone herself. … Continue reading

The Magic of Snow Storms and Narnia

The Magic of Snow Storms and Narnia

Growing up on the border of New York and Canada, with winter lingering in our bones from our Swedish mother, and a predisposition for reading in front of the fire, my sister and I embraced snow storms with open arms. And with Blizzard Juno sneaking off in to the night earlier this week, I found myself … Continue reading