Taylor Swift Midnights Book Tag

Taylor Swift Midnights Book Tag

It's been a hot minute since I did a book tag, and considering Taylor Swift just released a new album called Midnights, I knew several people were probably going to end up making book tags related to it. I really like this one from Star Is All Booked Up, so check out their blog to see the original. But these are the ones I came up with for each of the prompts based on the song titles.…

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Disney’s Answer to Nintendo Animal Crossing: Dreamlight Valley

Disney’s Answer to Nintendo Animal Crossing: Dreamlight Valley

Disney Dreamlight Valley was launched, or rather opened in Early Access, in August 2022. This game is still being developed, and it will eventually be free to play. It's a life simulation and adventure game that's very similar to Nintendo's Animal Crossing. So, I thought I'd look at the differences and similarities between the two games.…

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My Thoughts While Reading Caraval (Caraval, Book 1) by Stephanie Garber

My Thoughts While Reading Caraval (Caraval, Book 1) by Stephanie Garber

It's been a while since I did a review in which I shared my thoughts while reading something. Since Caraval by Stephanie Garber is divided into parts, I thought this would be a fun way to read the book. I've heard good things about it, but not much about the plot. So, I'm going in blind. All I know is that there is magic and a caraval (a game of sorts) involved, which is next to nothing.…

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Looking Back at September 2022

Looking Back at September 2022

How is the month over already? I swear this year is flying by... and dragging at the same time. It was a combination of training, customer support, twitch streaming, reading an armful of books, and bodypainting. So, you know, the usual.…

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My Thoughts on Kingdom of the Feared (Kingdom of the Wicked, Book 3) by Kerri Maniscalco

My Thoughts on Kingdom of the Feared (Kingdom of the Wicked, Book 3) by Kerri Maniscalco

Kingdom of the Feared is the final installment of the Kingdom of the Wicked trilogy by Kerri Maniscalco. I was looking forward to this book as we were promised to learn all the secrets that had been laid out in the previous two books. As the book opens immediately at the close of the second installment in the trilogy. So, if you don't want spoilers for the previous books in this series, look away as I'm going to be getting into it during my review of this book.…

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Book Review: From These Dark Depths (Aisling Sea, Book 2) by Vanessa Rasanen

Book Review: From These Dark Depths (Aisling Sea, Book 2) by Vanessa Rasanen

The second book in the Aisling Sea trilogy by Vanessa Rasanen is similar to the first book, From These Dark Depths in that it ends on a cliffhanger and features multiple POVs in the third person limited style. This series has been compared to Black Sails and Throne of Glass. While I haven't read Black Sails, I can see the Throne of Glass parallel. They are on the hunt for a magical dagger that will aid them in defeating a corrupt ruling body. Not to mention the presence of fae, sirens, and other mythical creatures.…

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Book Review: On These Black Sands (Aisling Sea, Book 1) by Vanessa Rasanen

Book Review: On These Black Sands (Aisling Sea, Book 1) by Vanessa Rasanen

Ever since reading From Tormented Tides by Val E. Lane, I've been into more sea-faring tales (pirates, Vikings, etc.) so I had put the Aisling Sea series by Vanessa Rasanen on my TBR. Originally, I wasn't going to read the series until it was completed, as both books in the trilogy end on a cliffhanger. But on my recent trip to Boston, I felt called to pick up the first book, On These Black Sands, as the sea was calling to me. Not to mention, this series features a morally grey hero, a found family, a slow-burn romance, and the one-bed trope. Not that I pick up books for tropes, but those are the ones I enjoy.…

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My Thoughts on Married by Scandal by Tessonja Odette

My Thoughts on Married by Scandal by Tessonja Odette

I'm not usually someone who reads short stories. I like my books being at least 300 pages at minimum, due to the speed at which I read. However, when I learned that Tessonja Odette was releasing Married by Scandal I had to read it. One, it's set in a universe I know. Two, it's on a character that I wanted to see more of in that universe. Three, I love pretty much everything this author puts out. It's one of the reasons I'm extremely excited that I'm on the ARC list, so when Tessonja Odette releases new books I can read them right away.…

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