A Season in Middlemarch, Weeks VIII to X

Book IV: Three Love Problems (Chapters XXXVIII to XLII) and Book V: The Dead Hand I was not particularly enthralled with these sections. I didn't make any annotations in the second part of Book IV. Book V was slightly better. But honestly, Eliot just goes on for far too long about the small town politics… Continue reading A Season in Middlemarch, Weeks VIII to X

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

My Rating: 4 stars While I've read some Nigerian fiction before, it has all been literary fiction for school. My Sister, the Serial Killer is the first book by a Nigerian author that I've picked up just for fun. And damn was it fun! Korede realizes that her sister now qualifies as a serial killer… Continue reading My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

A Season in Middlemarch, Weeks III to VII

Book II: Old and Young, Book III: Waiting for Death, and Book IV: Three Love Problems (Chapters XXXIV to XXXVII) I got a new edition of Middlemarch (as you may have seen in my latest Come Book Shopping with Me post)! I'm quite pleased with it, and it's making the novel much easier to read.… Continue reading A Season in Middlemarch, Weeks III to VII

A Bookish Birthday, 2021

My 28th birthday was on Monday, which means more books! I've actually now put myself on a book buying ban since I still haven't read all the ones I got from the last few gift-giving occasions. These are all from my parents and were picked from a list I gave them. None Shall Sleep by… Continue reading A Bookish Birthday, 2021

Come Book Shopping with Me at The Country Bookseller

Another trip to my fiancé's lake house means another stop at my favorite bookstore: The Country Bookseller! It was technically out of the way since we didn't go to my family's lake house too, so we had to drive 20 minutes in the wrong direction on the way home. But my birthday is Monday, so… Continue reading Come Book Shopping with Me at The Country Bookseller

Gold Spun by Brandie June

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to the author, CamCat Books, and Wunderkind PR for the review copy! Gold Spun is a YA retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin." When con-artist Nor is given golden thread by a faerie in return for saving his life, she spins a plan to get money by tricking people into thinking ordinary… Continue reading Gold Spun by Brandie June

A Season in Middlemarch, Week II

Book I: Miss Brooke (Chapters VII to XII) I continue to get even further behind. I must admit, Middlemarch isn't exactly a book I turn to when I want something relaxing. And I've wanted to use the little amount of time I have for reading to relax. But I'm done with Book I now. Only… Continue reading A Season in Middlemarch, Week II

Books Promiscuously Read: Reading as a Way of Life by Heather Cass White

My Rating: 2 stars Many thanks to Farrar, Straus, and Giroux and NetGalley for the ARC! This book is being released today, Tuesday July 6th 2021. So I requested Books Promiscuously Read because it was labeled on NetGalley has a memoir focused on the author's life as a reader. It is not. White doesn't discuss… Continue reading Books Promiscuously Read: Reading as a Way of Life by Heather Cass White