Reading with Bear the dog

» 31 March, 2015 » Miscellaneous » 6 comments

Reading with Bear the dog

This might be shocking news for everyone, but: I FREAKING LOVE DOGS. Specifically, my dog. This is Bear. I got him for free via word-of-mouth many, many moons ago, back when he was like, 10 pounds. Nowadays he fluctuates between 90-100 pounds, depending on how often I run him. If you didn’t know, adult male labs are supposed to weight 60-80 pounds. So Bear is basically huge.   Fun facts about Bear He’s stupid. Not even kidding, the dog has no higher […]

It’s Monday, March 30! What are you reading?

» 30 March, 2015 » Wrap-ups » 3 comments

It’s Monday, March 30! What are you reading?

Sooooo. spring break. Looooooots of driving. 48+ hours of it. Yeah. But! It was definitely worth it! So hooray for that. However, I’ve never been one to read a lot on vacation. I’m usually a packed-agenda sort of vacationer, and since I didn’t just go home and sleep this past week, my reading was pretty much nonexistent. Which is totally fine, if atypical. This coming week I probably won’t read much either, because I have a busy school schedule as we […]

Book Review: Who Buries the Dead by C.S. Harris

» 29 March, 2015 » Book Reviews » 0 comments

Book Review: Who Buries the Dead by C.S. Harris

Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries can always be counted on to be solid reads, and Who Buries the Dead was no different. It was perhaps not my favorite in the series, but I liked it quite a lot all the same. C.S. Harris has a great eye for both developing characterization and exciting plotlines, which make this series perennially awesome. Who Buries the Dead features a fairly complex murder mystery that introduces Sebastian and Hero to the newly-famous novelist Jane Austen […]

Growing Up Literary

» 28 March, 2015 » Book Talks » 3 comments

Growing Up Literary

I cannot remember a time when I wasn’t surrounded by books. Some of my very first memories are of me rolling around my nursery with a pile of books, begging my parents to read “just one more”. I had board books aplenty, and also lots of children’s classics—Winnie the Pooh, and Dr. Seuss. I also had this really amazing series, Brambly Hedge, which I’m pretty sure never made it out of the UK, but has the absolute best illustrations. So […]

Book Review: Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare

» 27 March, 2015 » Book Reviews » 4 comments

Book Review: Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare

Oh, happiness! Say Yes to the Marquess is delightful (and quite aptly titled). This is without a doubt one of Tessa Dare’s better novels, and though it doesn’t make its way into favorite territory, it was an utterly adorable and enjoyable reading experience. I’m so pleased with this story and how everything turned out. I mean, this is just a perfect situation. Clio, after waiting around for her wayward fiancé for eight years, has decided to take matters into her […]

Book Review: The Body Electric by Beth Revis

» 26 March, 2015 » Book Reviews » 1 comment

Book Review: The Body Electric by Beth Revis

A review of The Body Electric in quick bullet-points: Eerily similar to Inception. I don’t like to point fingers in terms of accusing an author of copying/plagiarizing, but wow were some sequences in this book exactly the same as Christopher Nolan’s film. Like, whoa. Girl enters people’s dreams, is able to manipulate said dreams, all in order to steal their secrets/spy on them? Uh. That plot has been done before. Even on a scene-by-scene basis, those moments felt very familiar and close […]