"I write this because, as of now, I am not sure if I am privy to a terrible secret or if I myself am insane." - chapter 1 opening
Hi, friends! Cool sweater weather, changing autumn leaves, and spooky season are at our doorstep. Today I'm excited to recommend some fall seasonal fantasy reads. I've put together a list of books in the fantasy genre that take place in autumn and/or hit on darker fantasy themes appropriate for the changing weather. Each one will have a quick blurb why I think they're perfect for fall!
Hi, friends! Another month has flown by and we're on our way to summer! Overall May was a very successful reading month for me! I'm very excited to share my stats and top reads with you. Keep reading to get the run down 🙂
"It would have been nutritive gel for dinner, same as always, if I had not discovered stuck to my apartment’s front door a paper menu advertising the newly expanded delivery service of a neighborhood restaurant." - Ch1 opening
Photo by S O C I A L . C U T on Unsplash Hi, friends! Hope you had a wonderful long weekend if you're in the United States and celebrated Memorial Day this past Monday. Recently I've been reading Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson, which is book three of the Skyward series. At this point … Continue reading Renee’s Recent Reads 6/2/22 😎
Alright, friends. Brace yourself for a rough post 😂 I've been tagged by Lysackandrew from WriteWithAndrew to do this memory challenge book tag and I'm prepared to fall flat on my face trying.
Hi, friends! Hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was really nice - excellent weather, got to visit some wineries with friends and saw the new Dr Strange movie in theater. It was a bit darker than I expected! View from outside a local winery Recently I've been reading the classic revenge story, The … Continue reading Renee’s Recent Reads 5/24/22
Hi, friends! Today I thought I'd share my personal template for book reviews! My hope is that making this available helps both enterprising readers looking to dip their toes into reviewing, as well as seasoned reviewers looking to glean some new ideas as well.
Hi, friends! A very quick check in this Wednesday to let you know what I've been up to. Because the weather has still been pretty terrible for May there hasn't been much going on aside from work, reading, and typical day-to-day activities. Recently I finished Ben Galley's epic fantasy story The Forever King. Check out … Continue reading Renee’s Recent Reads 5/18/22 ☠
"A whimper. A garbled moan of a half-prayer to an absent god. That was the sum total of the last words the woman was allowed before the noose slid tight against her pallid neck. A whimper. A garbled moan of a half-prayer to an absent god. That was the sum total of the last words the woman was allowed before the noose slid tight against her pallid neck." -ch1 opening
Hi, friends! Here to break up the recent cloudy weather with some sunny reading updates 🙂 Currently I'm reading Shorefall, book two of Robert Jackson Bennett's The Founders Trilogy. I'm about 50 pages in and loving my time revisiting Sancia and the incredible scriving system! Book one set this one up for some epic plot … Continue reading Renee’s Recent Reads 5/12/22 ⛅
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! 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! 📚