This is a day late, but I fell like my life this week is continually a day late. Normally, dear friends, come autumn with the falling leaves and Pumpkins and Pumpkin Spice Lattes and cranberries, comes November and with that NaNoWriMo. Each year I strive for that so far unreachable hope, thinking one day, I'll … Continue reading Sherlockathon 2020
Welcome back readers, to the second installment to the Beth Labonte's Autumboro's series Maple Sugar Crush. That's a winner! I was really excited when this second installment told the story Josie Morgan, our Powerball winner from the first story. Josie won the Powerball of 458 million dollars five years before this story. Learning the dangers … Continue reading We need a little Maple with our Pumpkin.
There are so many websites on the Internet that promote books, sometimes offering books for reduced or free prices. This gets books not normally visible to the public and gives readers something new to read, taking a chance on a story they normally wouldn't. This past week I discovered two books written by Beth Labonte; … Continue reading It’s Fall Y’all and everything’s Pumpkin
If I am completely honest, I've read a few Mr. Darcy, vampire book in my time. Mostly, as we've seen from my previous review, I like vampire books...some of them. And I like Pride and Prejudice variations. I'm a sucker like that. So when my Amazon Kindle Unlimited sent me a notification telling me that … Continue reading Lizzie Bennet, Vampire
There's no doubt that 2020 is a festering pile of doggy doo-doo with a side of puke on the side. But there have been some really nice things that have come out of the this hell year: seeing plays we normally wouldn't be able to see because we live an entire continent away. Hamilton on … Continue reading The Book 12 Years in the Waiting
Hello friends. You probably thought I was gone, didn't you? The truth, as always, is never quite so interesting. I'm in my Senior Year of College and between life, a full time job and doubling up on my classes this past year so I can graduate in December, well, things had to give. Reading outside … Continue reading Where the Heck Were You?
Remember several posts back when I spoke about my guilty pleasure of reading Pride and Prejudice AU's? Well, recently I stumbled across Pride- an Afro-Latino retelling. Because I'm a junkie for almost every version I can find, of course I picked it up for a read. Pride by Izo Zoboi is the story of the … Continue reading Pride Goeth before the Fall
Warning: Sensitive Subject matter ahead: A little over a year ago, I listened to the entire five book series of Patrick Melrose by Edward St. Aubyn. The series was spellbinding, powerful and there are much better reviewers than me whose reviews your should read. Anyone who knows me knows exactly why I picked them up, … Continue reading I Will Never Look At Silk Ribbons the Same Way Again.
This month, I went a little down the variation road with my reading choices. The first book is actually a collections of short stories written by various authors who all have one thing in common, they love Sherlock Holmes. Dammit Holmes, not another story. For the Sake of the Game is, in fact, edited by … Continue reading The Variations are On
I' m about to be controversial without meaning too. But I have words. This week there’s been chatter about a certain questionable “best-selling” writer who is thinking of writing a queer BDSM story because according to the author it, and I quote “would take away gender-based power imbalances.” (www.pinknews.co.uk) There are soooo many things I … Continue reading Right, here’s where it gets weird.