The Haunting of Hill House

THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE Written by Shirley Jackson Published by Arcturus Publishing in 2018 (Originally published Oct 16, 1959) My star rating – 4.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Rumors of psychic disturbances surround Hill House. Are they caused by a ghostly presence, or are the reasons for the building’s terrifying and mysterious reputation altogether more…

The Bone Shard Daughter

THE BONE SHARD DAUGHTER Written by Andrea Stewart Published by Orbit, September 8, 2020 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: The emperor’s reign has lasted for decades, his mastery of bone shard magic powering the animal-like constructs that maintain law and order. But now his rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across…

Severance

SEVERANCE Written by Ling Ma Published by Picador USA, May 7th, 2019 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: So Candace barely notices when a plague of biblical proportions sweeps New York. Then Shen Fever spreads. Families flee. Companies cease operations. The subways screech to a halt. Her bosses enlist her as part of…

Red Noise

THE SYNOPSIS: Caught up in a space station turf war between gangs and corrupt law, a lone asteroid miner decides to take them all down. When an asteroid miner comes to Station 35 looking to sell her cargo and get back to the solitude she craves, she gets swept up in a three-way standoff with…

October/Off The Grid Readathon TBR!

This is both sad and exciting to say, but this is the very last Off The Grid Readathon of 2020! This is also the two year anniversary of the readathon…. so hard to believe! The first readathon was in October of 2018. That was kind of like my trial run of the whole thing. It…

Life Update and September Wrap Up

So sorry for the blog basically being dormant for a while. It was NOT intentional, that’s for sure! A lot has happened over the last few weeks and life has been tough – that’s quite the understatement actually. If you follow me on Twitter then you may have seen what’s been going on. The short…

It’s here! The planner/bullet journal video series!

Ladies and gentlemen…… It’s here!! I’ve been talking about it for years. Bullet journalling and planning has been the thing that keeps my life together, honestly. Without my planners, nothing gets done! I am very much the type of person that needs to write it down on a list or else I forget that I…

Flamer

FLAMER Written and illustrated by Mike Curato Published by Henry Holt and Co, September 1, 2020 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: I know I’m not gay. Gay boys like other boys. I hate boys. They’re mean, and scary, and they’re always destroying something or saying something dumb or both. I hate that…

August Wrap Up & Announcement!

Hey everyone! I hope you’re well!! I just posted my most recent video where I wrapped up the books I read in August. I’m MASSIVELY behind on my reviews for the blog (something I hope to remedy soon!!) so here’s a better way to keep up with what I’ve been reading. I recently purchased a…