Hannah's a witch, but not the kind you're thinking of. She's the real deal, an Elemental with the power to control fire, earth, water, and air. But even though she lives in Salem, Massachusetts, her magic is a secret she has to keep to herself. If she's ever caught using it in front of a… Continue reading These Witches Don’t Burn –Review
If you step back and take a glance at your bookshelf does a specific colour feature more prominently? Every so often I see wonderful bookstagram posts where there is a spread of rainbow books, or a collection of beautiful spring coloured books arranged just so. Which got me to thinking, I don’t think I own… Continue reading What Colour Book Covers Call to You?
Ivy Gamble has never wanted to be magic. She is perfectly happy with her life—she has an almost-sustainable career as a private investigator, and an empty apartment, and a slight drinking problem. It's a great life and she doesn't wish she was like her estranged sister, the magically gifted professor Tabitha. But when Ivy is… Continue reading Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey –Review
Growing up in 1980s Niagara Falls--a seedy but magical, slightly haunted place--Jake Baker spends most of his time with his uncle Calvin, a kind but eccentric enthusiast of occult artifacts and conspiracy theories. The summer Jake turns twelve, he befriends a pair of siblings new to town, and so Calvin decides to initiate them all… Continue reading The Saturday Night Ghost Club –Review
As a human vessel for an ancient spirit, Sandis lives no ordinary life. At the command of her master, she can be transformed against her will into his weapon—a raging monster summoned to do his bidding. Unlike other vessels, Sandis can host extremely powerful spirits, but hosting such creatures can be fatal. To stay alive,… Continue reading Smoke & Summons by Charlie N. Holmberg –Review
Does anyone else remember the Animorph books? Those kids books with the amazing covers showing different kids (in very late 90’s styles) transforming into various animals. The best part of these 'morphs' was the wonderful the in-between phases of kid into animal-- which produced so many hilarious images. I have always remembered loving these books.… Continue reading Did Anyone Actually Read The Animorph Books?
The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre. First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar… Continue reading The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson –Review
Getting annoyed because the New Microsoft Word helpfully informs me to be more concise in my writing-- constantly. I understand this would be helpful for scholarly and academic writing, but this is a book blog; I don’t need this computer sass. I need to be succinct in my writing for classes, I so I like… Continue reading The Dangers of Book Blogging #382
Now that it is finally October and it’s actually starting to feel like fall, I wanted to talk about seasonal reading. In particular I'd love to know if anyone else collects books to read at particular times of the year. Before this year I honestly don’t think the season affected my reading habits too much… Continue reading Do You Save Books for Certain Times of the Year? –A Bookish Discussion
Scheduling blog posts weeks in advance and feeling really good about putting out consistent scheduling! Then once the post is published and you start to get comments on the post realising you have completely forgotten the topic of the post, and promptly go to read your own writing to figure out what you said. … Continue reading The Dangers of Book Blogging #0004