I sure as heck used to be. I used to look down on people who read romance and fantasy. I was all about the classics and literary fiction. Then one fateful day I found myself without anything reading. My ex-husband is obsessed with the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. I thought to myself,Continue reading “Are You a Reading Snob?”
I’ve heard tell that folks either love Legendborn or are lukewarm about it. I’m not one to judge, but if you fall in to latter group, you are wrong. Legendborn is brilliant, and just look at that cover. It’s beautiful. Legendborn is one book that can be judged by its cover. The book starts offContinue reading “Legendborn by Tracy Deonn”
Welcome back. Last week’s game was a real bummer. If you had the time and inclination to give it a shot, did you die as horribly as me? I sure hope not, but in case you did grab yourself a warm drink, and let’s dive into a bit of a grimdark palate cleanser with IntoContinue reading “Into the Glacier”
There are quite few games that use the Wretched & Alone system that I want to take a look at, so why not start with the progenitor of of the system: The Wretched by Chris Bissette. In The Wretched you play as the sole surviving member of the titular spaceship, The Wretcher, after an attackContinue reading “The Wretched by Chris Bissette”
Hello, hello. Here’s something a little different for you. Howdy, I’m Gallus. Who’s this jerk? I’m the eldest spawn of your regular host, Bookish Wendy. My hobbies include listening to They Might Be Giants too much, petting my cats, getting pecked by chickens, and playing TTRPGs. That last one there is what I’m here toContinue reading “Introducing Gallus”
by Andrea Stewart This is an absolutely fantastic book. It’s got a sentient animal familiar, political intrigue, light romance (including sapphic), and many twists and turns. The Bone Shard Daughter is told from the point of view of four protagonists: Lin, Jovis, Phalue, and Sand. Lin is the emperor’s daughter who has lost the lastContinue reading “The Bone Shard Daughter”
Trigger Warning/Content Warning: Sexual abuse, pedophilia, and PTSD My Dark Vanessa, how do I feel about you? I have never read a book that has me so conflicted and fraught with emotion. Vanessa Wye is a scholarship student at a small, exclusive Maine boarding school. She is a loner and insecure. In the tenth gradeContinue reading “My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Kate Russell”
and I ain’t wrote a post since I don’t know when/long time gone/and (I’m back again) Faithful readers (hi mom) may have noticed I’ve been away since October. Now I’m gonna lay down my excuses. I have a chronic pain condition called trigeminal neuralgia. The trigeminal nerve is around the ear and branches out acrossContinue reading “Been a Long Time Gone”
I’m sorry I’ve been neglecting posting reviews. I could give some legit excuses, like my boyfriend is moving in on Wednesday, I’m helping my daughter and her boyfriend move into a new apartment on Sunday, I’m doing major home renovations, the political climate, the pandemic but….. What really happened is I read A Court ofContinue reading “I fell down a Sarah J Mass hole”
This all new book (release date October 13, 2020) reads like an old world fairy tale. You would never know that it isn’t a 100 year old tale that someone dug out of the back of a falling apart hardback in the grandmother’s bookshelf. While this isn’t strictly Halloween themed, it is a Sci-Fi DystopianContinue reading “The Puppet Masters Apprentice”
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