Shouting from the Shelftops #20

Shouting from the Shelftops is a bimonthly(-ish) feature to gush over book news that come to my attention, to celebrate good news amidst whatever the year is delivering to you. The basic mood for these posts is just Enthusiastic Screaming™. Naomi Novik has a new trilogy! Novik is writing a series, A Deadly Education, which is … Continue reading Shouting from the Shelftops #20

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Retellings

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl, wherein each week bloggers list out their Top Ten. This week's prompt was favorite books in a genre, and yeah, I know retellings aren't technically a genre, but I feel like … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Retellings

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I’ve Read In 2018 (So Far)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl wherein each week bloggers list out their Top Ten. Half the year has gone by and it feels so long since January. My time can best be described in the stories I've immersed … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I’ve Read In 2018 (So Far)

ARC Review: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Release date: July 10, 2018 Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders... but her father isn't a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife's dowry and left the family on the edge of … Continue reading ARC Review: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl wherein each week bloggers list out their Top Ten. This week's original topic was beach/poolside reads but since I have never done either, and also because I am not generally an outside reader, … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR

Review: Uprooted

Uprooted by Naomi Novik My rating: 5 of 5 stars Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as … Continue reading Review: Uprooted