"Saturn's moon Titan is the nearest celestial body that is hospitable to human life." First line in The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer As promised, I'm here with the opposite post of what I did last week so I'm reacting to 1-star reviews of books I loved. 1-star reviews are always more fun to… Continue reading Reading 1-Star Reviews of Books I Loved (Part 2)
"Perhaps it was a tired thing, all the references the world had already made to the Ptolemaic Royal Library of Alexandria." First line in The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake As the title suggests, today I'm reacting to 5-star reviews of books I didn't like. I've done this before but almost two years ago so… Continue reading Reading 5-Star Reviews of Books I Hated (Part 2)
"The circus arrives without warning."First line in The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern It's Eurovision week! Even better, it's the day of the Grand Final, and as a Eurovision fan, I just had to write about something Eurovision-related today. I've chosen to very simply share my top ten from this year and pair them with… Continue reading My Eurovision 2022 Top Ten and the Books They Make Me Think Of
"The queen waited."First line in The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner Tomorrow (Sunday) my blog turns 3 years old! 🥳 I must admit, it feels like I've been doing this for much longer but that's probably just time not being real since 2019. Anyway, 3 years old means my blog is still in… Continue reading 3-Year Blogiversary! Looking Back on My Most Popular Posts
"He was an easy mark."First line in City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty This post is inspired by a Top Ten Tuesday prompt I did last year that I figured needed to be a reoccurring one. I read books from 19 different authors in 2021, and in this post, I'm going to be judging… Continue reading New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2021: Will I Read More of Their Books?
"When I was seven, I found a door."First line in The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow Last week I posted my list of favorite books of 2021 so now we've made it to the disappointments, and honestly, this one was much harder to narrow down to ten. It's just been that… Continue reading Most Disappointing Books of 2021
"The king stood in a pool of blue light, unmoored."First line in Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Hi, everyone. In today's post, I'm taking a closer look at the site Storygraph, which is a place where you can track your reading and leave reviews for the books you've read, much like the popular… Continue reading Do I Agree With Storygraph Reviewers?
"I was ninty-nine point nine percent sure I was dreaming."First line in New Moon by Stephenie Meyer Today I'm dealing with a hot topic: unpopular opinions. I stumbled upon some glorious Buzzfeed articles about unpopular opinions people have about YA books, and there were just too much gold in those to not make a post… Continue reading Reacting to Unpopular Opinions About YA Books
"We should agree on some passwords."First line in Half Lost by Sally Green From the title you can probably guess what I'm attempting again. That's right, I have found five new books that I expect will be 5-star reads for me. I'm notoriously bad at predicting this but practice makes perfect as they say so… Continue reading 5-Star Predictions #3
"I'm pretty much fucked."First line in The Martian by Andy Weir I love music almost as much as I love books, so I've long been wanting to do something music-related here on my blog. I've taken a closer look at my "on repeat" playlist on Spotify to find some of my favorite songs that I… Continue reading Matching Books To My Favorite Songs