posts by Janine:
Dear Holly Black, Over the summer I caught up with your Cruel Prince trilogy (I know, I know, I live under a boulder) and enjoyed each book more than the last. When I saw that The Stolen Heir, Oak and Suren’s story, was coming out this month, I got excited ... more >
Hi everyone, I’ve got a new conversation topic for you. Last month we talked about how our reading went in 2022. Now let’s talk about 2023. Do you have any New Year’s resolutions when it comes to your reading (i.e. read X number of books, read more of a genre ... more >
2022 was a challenging year for me when it came to reading. The DNFs were frequent but at least I got through my reading list faster because of them, and yay, ended up with a full ten books to include here. In order of how much I liked them, here ... more >
Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail by Ashley Herring Blake This book had a cute start and an interesting premise. I really liked the author’s earlier book, Delilah Green Doesn’t Care, but although this book wasn’t bad, it wasn’t quite as good. Astrid, whom we met in the last book, is standoffish ... more >
Only a Monster by Vanessa Len This YA fantasy novel, Vanessa Len’s debut, was recommended highly by two people I trust, so I stuck with it even though it had a slow and seemingly pedestrian beginning. When Joan, a British East Asian girl, is little, her grandmother tells her that ... more >
Happy New Year to you all! Do you have great reads from 2022 to talk about? What were your favorites? Which books were weakest or frustrated you most? And which books are you most looking forward to in 2023? As always, chatting about stuff in general is welcome.