Pairs well with spiced ale
Library Haul! (Not that I finished the last one mind you...😅)
CW for daughter vampire monster apparently having magic-immobilized her dad and given him bjs and then bitten and drained his blood that way. As well as a fair amount of necrophilia content from the prince. That's what makes me say HECKIN NO KIDS for this book.
This is an intensely disturbing horror story with stunning artwork. 5/5 stars from me. EDIT: EXTREMELY ADULTS ONLY. You'd see why if you opened it to any four pages (honestly had a hard time finding a panel that wasn't NSFW for the pic and CW for very disturbing sexual assaults, incest, etc.) Like I'm all for sex positivity but some of this beats out GoT.😳
We went to a "SpookEasy" hidden behind the bookshelf off to the side. I thought I took a picture of the shelf itself but apparently did not. The whole thing was halloween themed and fantastic, and I now think of the bookshelf entrance into a secret room whenever I open a book. :P
Dropped off the face of the earth and:
Got a doctor
Got a new job (with the library!)
Moved into an apartment I love where we can have a pet
Adopted a kitten!
"There is power in stories" ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Starting this, finally!
Little over halfway through, enjoying it so far.❤️ Growing up in fundie "courtship" culture, romances by authors from more conservative backgrounds is much more relatable to me and I get rather emotional cheering for them to break free while empathizing with the fear of losing family and community that you love very much.
Spread for my Beauty and the Beast rankings, should be fun!
"Can we stop at the library? I have one (1) hold I need to pick up?" ???
What books do I need to read before Summer?
My March reading summary! I read 13 books and can't begin to pick a favorite. (Illuminae, On the Come Up, Cruel Prince, Woman at Point Zero- how can I choose?!) The one I enjoyed least was Conspiracy of Fools but the author is a great person with a spicy twitter.
Starting my run of Beauty and the Beast retellings- will review and rank them at the end.
Started the "chosen one readathon" yesterday in the Flourish and Blotts group, tagged book was my first draw. ?
Ooh look, the part where my family got hit. (My dad worked for Arthur Andersen, I was in second grade when this down and remember being hauled out for a demonstration of all the kids who would be thrown under the bus if the company couldn't be saved. Welp.
My February Reads
4/5, LOVED IT but too tired to write much. It's been a physically hard day of migraines. 🥺
I had a hard time believing this was written by woman, googled the author and found that "Miranda" is a pseudonym and these are in fact written by an old white guy from Mississippi. The protagonist's pay and cost of living made no sense and did not enjoy the serial sexual assaulter who is caught in the act and "encouraged to move on" rather than you know, arrested- tho at least that is realistic.
Book haul from the second shop😅😅😅 SO EXCITED to have stumbled across Blackbringer for $2!!!!
Chilling at a local coffeeshop/bookstore...I'm headed to a different one to buy books but felt like I needed to get coffee here first to show them both some love.😅