Brain fog, burnout and why I’m taking a month away from blogging

Hello everyone! I’m going to open with it: I have decided to take the month of August away from blogging.  There are several reasons for this: My birthday is in August and I intend to spend it relaxing. Due in part to several reading slumps in quick succession, I am behind on my reading goals for … Continue reading Brain fog, burnout and why I’m taking a month away from blogging

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Reviewing: Heart and Hand by Rebel Carter

Content warnings: Racism, repeated mention of pregnancy/motherhood, discussions of grief and loss of spouse.  My Rating: 3.5 books out of 5 Highlights:   Main character is a woman of colourPolyamory and resulting relationship discussions Julie Baptiste has no time for your judgement Half of these characters have names that I’m pretty sure are from Marvel moviesThis is the … Continue reading Reviewing: Heart and Hand by Rebel Carter

Reviewing: The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite

A copy of this book was provided by the publisher and Eidelweiss+ in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.  Content warnings: Discussions of abuse in relationships, rampant sexism, ill treatment of natives on scientific expeditions mentioned briefly.  My rating: 5 books out of 5 Highlights: Women being unapologetically brilliant Historical sapphists This book made me want … Continue reading Reviewing: The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite

Reviewing: The Hobbit by J.R.R.Tolkien

Content warnings: Mentions of death, persistent fat-shaming of Bombur the dwarf My Rating: 5 books out of 5 Highlights:  High-fantasy shenanigans Surprisingly hilarious Gandalf is a little shit and I adore himStill-relevant takes on the hoarding and value of material wealthNumerous musical numbers  “Not the Gandalf who was responsible for so many quiet lads and lasses going … Continue reading Reviewing: The Hobbit by J.R.R.Tolkien

Reviewing: Deadline by Stephanie Ahn

Content warnings: Contains scenes of BDSM, Blood, Grief, mentions of stalking, scenes of violence My Rating: 4 books out of 5 Highlights: Korean main characterLesbian main characterDiscussion of kink with specific mention of aftercareThe phrase ‘repto-mammalian sassery’Positive representation of sex workers Café Amara is right next to a Starbucks, which sounds like horrible business practice— … Continue reading Reviewing: Deadline by Stephanie Ahn