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2021 Rewind

This was a rough year for me. I mean 2020 was no walk in the park but this year kicked my ass, handed it back to me, then kicked it again. Considering I’m writing to back post this after nearly a week of no power (we’ve gone to a hotel that had a room open […]

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Pondathon II Sign-Up Post!

Pondathon II: The Quiet Pond’s Story-Driven Readathon. A small spade and watering can are crossed with vines wrapped around it frame the words Pondathon II. Three little forest sprites – one with a leaf on its head, another with twigs on its head like antlers, and a mushroom on the other’s head – sit on […]

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Echoes and Empires eARC Review

Josslyn Drake knows only three things about magic: it’s rare, illegal, and always deadly. So when she’s caught up in a robbery gone wrong at the Queen’s Gala and infected by a dangerous piece of magic—one that allows her to step into the memories of an infamously evil warlock—she finds herself living her worst nightmare.  […]

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The Girl Who Knew Too Much eARC Review

High school senior Riley Ozment is desperate to change her reality after making a fool of herself on social media. She needs to do something drastic to repair her social standing—like trying out for a Survivor-style reality TV show. Suddenly, Riley’s dropped onto a deserted tropical island with nineteen other teens competing for a million […]

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Christmas [Eve] Traditions

    Hey all, so if you don’t celebrate Christmas, I apologize, this may be a bit of a boring post for you but I would love to hear about your favorite holidays and how you celebrate them in the comments. This is about Traditions, and I would love to hear your traditions, no matter […]

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The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding

An English country house at Christmas time should be the perfect place to get away from it all – but nothing is ever simple for Hercule Poirot, as he finds not one but five baffling cases to solve. –GoodReads My Review This is one of those books I reread every year/other year or so. So…the […]

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A Holiday for Murder

In Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, the holidays are anything but merry when a family reunion is marred by murder — and the notoriously fastidious investigator is quickly on the case.  –GoodReads My Review This is one of those books I reread every year/other year or so. So…the mystery of it all is not a surprise for […]

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Jade Fire Gold eARC Review

Her destiny. His revenge. In an empire on the brink of war . . . – GoodReads My Review Reading the synopsis of this, I can say I was definitely *jazzed* about it. Yea, I’m old enough to say things like that, so what? Anyway, totally was excited and honestly, this was a pretty damn […]

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The Midnight Girls eARC Review

It’s Karnawał season in the snow-cloaked Kingdom of Lechija, and from now until midnight when the church bells ring an end to Devil’s Tuesday time will be marked with wintry balls and glittery disguises, cavalcades of nightly torch-lit “kuligi” sleigh-parties. Unbeknownst to the oblivious merrymakers, two monsters join the fun, descending upon the royal city […]

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Read This Not That GoodReads 2021 Winners Edition

2021 GoodReads winners were announced…and it was a time. Was it frustrating? Yes Was it baffling? Sadly not. It seems that some authors will always dominate but to see such amazing contenders just dropped, it was…as I said, frustrating. I stared at the results and couldn’t even fathom how some won, others I knew why […]