A Snicker of Magic Book Review

When I was a children’s librarian, I enjoyed reading juvenile books, especially for the Battle of the Books at my work. One of the titles that I read to prepare for that competition was A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd. Even though it can be predictable, it’s a good novel about finding the rightContinue reading “A Snicker of Magic Book Review”

Once Upon A Winter: A Folk and Fairy Tale Anthology Book Review

Full disclosure: One of the authors of this book gave me an electronic copy in exchange for an honest review. There are certain aspects that influence what kind of books readers take a look at. Some are personal, while others are coincidental, but they could be seasonal too. Much like certain songs, some books areContinue reading “Once Upon A Winter: A Folk and Fairy Tale Anthology Book Review”

Goodbye, Mr. Chips Book Review

I’ve read and reviewed plenty of character studies on this website, but I’ve not tackled the most quintessential kind: the-old-man-looking-back-on-his-life trope. That is until now. One of the most well-known titles in this subgenre is the 1934 novella Goodbye, Mr. Chips by James Hilton. Even though it doesn’t have the same cultural legacy that itContinue reading “Goodbye, Mr. Chips Book Review”

What Am I Reading – Chapter Forty-One

Hi Everybody, I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving! I sure did with family and friends as we yelled at the Lions and cheered on the Wolverines! Because I did so much, I haven’t had much time to read, yet I finished The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson today.Continue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Forty-One”

Firekeeper’s Daughter Book Review

Content warning: This review contains brief discussions on drugs and sexual assault. A long time ago, I mentioned about the success of Where the Crawdads Sing and if the hype was worth it. With that book, I was mixed despite the praises coming from everywhere (but I still gave it 4 stars). Since 2018, plentyContinue reading “Firekeeper’s Daughter Book Review”

The Number Ones: Twenty Chart-Topping Hits That Reveal the History of Pop Music Book Review

Full disclosure: I was given a free eARC copy of this book by NetGalley and Hachette Books in exchange for an honest review. I’ve been excited to read books over the years. One can look at my review of Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography by Eric Idle to see thatContinue reading “The Number Ones: Twenty Chart-Topping Hits That Reveal the History of Pop Music Book Review”

What Am I Reading – Chapter Forty

Hi Everyone! I hope you all had a great Halloween! I sure did with seeing all the kids trick-or-treating in my neighborhood! I still have plenty of candy leftover. I can’t believe that I’ve been doing this for 40 chapters! Before you know it, it’s going to be 50! I’ll have something planned for theContinue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Forty”

What Am I Reading – Chapter Thirty-Nine

Hi Everybody! I hope everyone’s having a great October so far. I sure have! My job as an archivist will become permanent very soon. I’m also getting my cosplay ready for Youmacon! Even though I have a lot on my plate, I still managed to find time to read some new books. They are someContinue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Thirty-Nine”

What Am I Reading – Chapter Thirty-Eight

Hi Everybody, I hope all of you had a great Labor Day weekend and a wonderful September! I certainly did, especially with my birthday being last week! I made schnitzel and spaetzle as well as went to trivia! Anyway, it’s been awhile since the last chapter, and I’ve also spent last month reading plenty ofContinue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Thirty-Eight”

Valley of Shadows Book Review

Full disclosure: I was given a free PDF copy of this book by Books Forward in exchange for an honest review. Within the last few years, there has been more attention on books written by authors of color. These often reveal perspectives that’s normally not highlighted in the mainstream, and they can find ways toContinue reading “Valley of Shadows Book Review”