ARC Review: The Monsters of Chavez Ravine

TW: Suicide, Violence, Death I love a horror story that takes place pre-modern technology. There are challenges that characters will have to face that are foreign to the modern world. But there are also things that are, sadly, very much the same. Brenda Castaneda brings a tale of family, home, and social justice in TheContinue reading “ARC Review: The Monsters of Chavez Ravine”

ARC Review – Escape Book: Madam Mortell’s Haunted House

I’ve always loved puzzles. I’m not sure how many puzzle games I currently have on my phone, and every time I head out on vacation, I pack a couple of puzzle books. I like problem solving, I guess. I went to an escape room with my family a few years ago and we had aContinue reading “ARC Review – Escape Book: Madam Mortell’s Haunted House”

Bookish Confessions: I Hate When Dogs Die in Books

Ok, it’s confession time. There are several thing I don’t like as a reader. I don’t like to call them “triggers” because I feel it minimizes the true trauma that some people can experience when reading or watching certain material. I have things I prefer to avoid in my reading. Reading tends to be anContinue reading “Bookish Confessions: I Hate When Dogs Die in Books”

Book Review – Shriekers: Episode One “The Scarecrow Man” by Jess Jay

“There’s no place that’s home…” Jess Jay delivers a twist on the apocalypse/zombie novel and I am here for it! Her MC is an orphan, and doesn’t remember the world before the Green took over. In fact, Thea is sure she’s the last living person in the world, until she meets a little girl. TheContinue reading “Book Review – Shriekers: Episode One “The Scarecrow Man” by Jess Jay”

3 Books I Will Read Over and Over Again

Given that I have an endless TBR, it may be a bit surprising that I love to re-read books. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve revisited the Harry Potter series at this point, and I read Deborah Harkness’s A Discovery of Witches twice last year. But there are a select few books thatContinue reading “3 Books I Will Read Over and Over Again”

Book Review: Bad Girls Don’t Die

Alender brings the chills. I’m a relatively new lover of the horror genre. I’m a big chicken when it comes to scary things – not too long ago, I would bury my head and cover my ears whenever a preview for the newest horror flick came on TV.But something’s changed for me in the lastContinue reading “Book Review: Bad Girls Don’t Die”

My March Bingo Card

One of my favorite people on Litsy hosts “Bookspin Bingo” every month. Basically you put together a list of 20-25 books on your TBR, and on the 2nd of each month, she draws the numbers to create the Bingo card. I’m participating in several reading challenges this year, so my list is usually made upContinue reading “My March Bingo Card”

Book Review – Murder Most Pemberley

I have a confession – I have never read Pride and Prejudice. I have never read any of Jane Austen’s works. I did see a lovely community theatre production of P&P, so I know the basics of the story. But unlike the author, I have never dreamed of walking the halls of Pemberley. With thatContinue reading “Book Review – Murder Most Pemberley”