We're ONE-THIRD through 2022, everyone. Did that jar you? It stunned me! Four months down, eight remaining of 2022. But on the bright side I'd argue the months we've got left are the better group - more sun, longer days for summer, then leading in to cool, brisk fall nights and holidays. I won't miss … Continue reading April 2022 Wrap-up ☔
"The retreating winter had left cypresses shivering in the graveyard beside the church di San Felice. In the shadow of listing crosses, muddy hollows stagnated; angels slipped despairingly into a tangled sea of grass." - ch1 opening
Hi, friends, and happy May! I had a great weekend to close out April - a fun 30 year celebration tasting at a winery near us, independent bookstore day, and a full day playing volleyball with friends. One of the busiest weekends in a while! Recently I've been reading The Forever King by Ben Galley, … Continue reading Renee’s Recent Reads 5/4/22 🍷
Hi, friends! This past Saturday in honor of Independent Bookstore Day and supporting local sellers, I broke my physical book buying ban to purchase a few books. And it felt so good 😛 In total I bought five books to share with you today - a mix of recent fantasy, thriller, and nonfiction. My local … Continue reading Independent Bookstore Day Haul 📚
"Breathe, Cecily. Cold air filled her lungs. It was strange. When she'd pictured breathing up here, she'd assumed it would feel like suffocating. Choking. Maybe, in a way, like drowning. But it didn't." - prologue opening
Hi, friends! Today across the United States we celebrate Independent Bookstore Day - a booklover's dream weekend day to enjoy the warming weather and visit local bookstores in our own neighborhoods. There's all sorts of deals and events put on by individual stores and it's a guaranteed fun time for readers of all ages! After … Continue reading Happy Independent Bookstore Day 2022! 📚
Hi, friends! We're nearly at the end of April if you can believe it, and the beautiful, sunny month of May is almost here 😎🌞It'll be a much needed reprieve from all the rain... Who else is ready for some sunshine?! Recently I've been reading The Carnival of Ash as part of TheWriteRead's blog tour … Continue reading Renee’s Recent Reads 4/27/22 ☔
"Jacob Finch Bonner, the once promising author of the "New and Noteworthy" (The New York Times Book Review) novel The Invention of Wonder, let himself into the office he'd been assigned on the second floor of Richard Peng Hall, set his beat-up leather sachel on the barren desk, and looked around in something akin to despair." -Ch1 opening
"I love Thursday nights." -ch1 opening
The view of some mountains from plane ride Hi friends, and Happy Easter to those who celebrate! 🐇🐣 My husband and I are enjoying some time with his side of the family since we didn't get to visit this last Christmas. In the mean time I've been having a great reading month so far. I've … Continue reading Renee’s Recent Reads 4/17/22 + Easter 🐣
Hi friends, and happy almost Friday 😜 The weather in my area has unfortunately gone back to being cold and rainy again, but I'm hopeful that by end of April / start of May we'll start seeing more sun and higher temps again. Hopefully the weather near you has been a bit nicer! Before I … Continue reading Renee’s Recent Reads 4/14/22 + Notebook poll!
Happy April, everyone! I'm a little bit behind on wrap ups but finally got around to making the March one. Below are my stats and top reads for last month. Enjoy!!! 🍀 Moods In total through March I read 8 books and 3,075 pages, putting me at a current 2022 year's total of 23 books … Continue reading March 2022 Wrap-up 🍀
"Charlie considered himself lucky." -ch1 opening
🥳 Congrats to Aaron S. Jones on the launch of his book Memories of Blood and Shadow!!! 🥳 Read my review here, check out more info on his website https://aaronsjones.com/, or jump right in and pick up your copy on Amazon! Cover from Amazon page Guilt cuts deeper than the deadliest of blades.Tavar Farwan lives … Continue reading Happy Release Day to Memories of Blood and Shadow!
"Darkness cloaked the land of Alfara as a chill wind swept through the fields of wheat. Tavar felt an energy shimmer in the air. The threat of change. Of violence." - ch1