December 2021 Wrap Up

In true Hedwig fashion, a delayed December wrap up to begin 2022! So December was a warped reading month. Mostly beween work, the usual seasonal prep and uncertainty of a certain Ms. Rona. But also because I wanted to finish on my goal of 100 books this year! Sudden hospital tests last year prevented it…

A Challenge for 2022: 12 Books from 12 People

Now hear me out, I know I said death to the TBR a year ago. There is however, in my melted brain anyway, a difference between a TBR and recommendations. Very little for sure but there is something easier in it for me to just pick up a book (sooner than later sometimes) someone recommended…

2020 Reading Review; Favourites, stats and plans

Well, we made it. 2022 is upon us and I and my bedraggled carcass are thrilled for it. Also a bit apprehensive but isn’t everyone right now? So 2021 was, to put it frankly, A YEAR. I have very mixed feelings for it and a lot of fatigue. I don’t think I’ve ever spent so…

Review: Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

Now this is good timing, the final Discworld post on actual Hogswatch eve! Welcome back to the Disc everyone, two reviews in one month for the first time in a while. In my last review of Soul Music, I mentioned that for the first time I had timed my Discworld reading both continuity and season…

Review: Soul Music by Terry Pratchett

Welcome back to the Discworld Project! So fun fact about me today, I have a long, emotional connection to various genres of rock music. I went through a very distinct punk/emo/goth part of my teenage years obsessing over Kerrang!, music videos and getting band merch as gifts. I at one point wanted to study music…

Blog Tour: The Bone Shard Emperor by Andrea Stewart

Spoilers mentioned for The Bone Shard Daughter, first book in the series. A new Emperor, betrayal, secrets and more and more bone shard magic. Today is my stop on the Compulsive Readers blog tour for The Bone Shard Emperor by Andrea Stewart, sequel to the excellent book The Bone Shard Daughter! The Emperor is Dead….

Review: Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

****Trigger warnings for gore, body horror, torture, mentions of sexual assault, physical and domestic abuse, coerced drinking/drug taking, and death of a sibling**** There are very few books that have astounded me so much and taken me so aback that it takes me weeks to formulate words to review them. Not in the same way…

Review: Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu

Okay so classics very rarely need to be reviewed, especially in the style I do mine where it’s focused on the elements that did and didn’t work for me. However, this is also my blog I made for random book chats so here we are! My first time reviewing a Classic! In an isolated castle…

October Wrap Up

Year is coming to a close so might as well stay on brand with a delayed wrap up! October come and gone everyone and I hope you all had a great month. I know we all say this every month but I really have no idea where October of all months went. I love autumn…