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Book Review – Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

June 11, 2019 cassie 4 min read

Stiff by Mary Roach This is the first book review that I’ve actually done on a nonfiction book! I’ve found that when I start to write one, it seems a bit tricky. Mostly because then I feel like I’m critiquing the actual writing instead of the story or the characters. Luckily for me (and you) Mary Roach is an amazing author! Goodreads Synopsis –  Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two…

May Books

June 4, 2019 cassie 7 min read

May Reading List This month was HARD for me to get my reading done, which means the May reading list is on the shorter side. That sounds terrible because reading is something that literally brings me some of the most joy in my life. I think that recently work has been hard and I’ve been struggling with some seasonal depression so typically I always see a drop off in things I love doing around that time. I wish that wasn’t the case…

Ready Player One: Book Vs. Movie

May 28, 2019 cassie 6 min read

Ready Player One So I thought of this idea when I was going to bed one night after watching Ready Player One for the 50th time. I love this movie with a passion, but I was one of “those people” that hadn’t actually read the book until after I saw the movie in theaters. For a variety of reasons, I’m glad I did it in this order – and actually, you know what – why don’t I just tell you why?  The…

Book Review – Heartsick

May 21, 2019 cassie 6 min read

Goodreads Synopsis –  Damaged Portland detective Archie Sheridan spent ten years tracking Gretchen Lowell, a beautiful serial killer, but in the end she was the one who caught him. Two years ago, Gretchen kidnapped Archie and tortured him for ten days, but instead of killing him, she mysteriously decided to let him go. She turned herself in, and now Gretchen has been locked away for the rest of her life, while Archie is in a prison of another kind—addicted to pain pills,…

Library Book Sale Haul

May 14, 2019 cassie 5 min read

Library Book Sale  Soo.. I know I just did an April Book Haul post, but the May Book Haul Post is coming early in the month! So a little backstory – the library back in my home town does a yearly book sale. They sell the older copies of books or books that they have excess copies of as a fund rasier. It has always been one of my favorite events to attend – not just because I get to buy a…

Book Review – We Set The Dark On Fire

May 2, 2019 cassie 4 min read

Goodreads Synopsis –  At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their polarized society. Depending on her specialization, a graduate will one day run a husband’s household or raise his children, but both are promised a life of comfort and luxury, far from the frequent political uprisings of the lower class. Daniela Vargas is the school’s top student, but her bright future depends upon no one discovering her darkest secret—that her pedigree is…

April Reading List

April 30, 2019 cassie 7 min read

I can’t believe April is almost over! Isn’t that insane? I feel like I was just doing my March list. I read 15-16 books this month but only provided 14. I’m going to try to change some of my blog designs and some layouts here soon so look out for some fun changes! The Cinderella Murder – Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke  A continuation of the Under Suspicion series – I really enough seeing the character development when you read shorter…

Book Review – Never Tell

April 23, 2019 cassie 4 min read

|| This Book Review may have spoilers – Never Tell by Lisa Gardner||             My second book review! I read a couple of other book bloggers posts recently and realized that I can be too hard on myself when it comes to my writing. I’m doing awesome out here and need to acknowledge that! I still promise to keep improving, but from now on I promise on being more positive about my writing.  So besides that, I’m looking for more book bloggers to follow/read….

April Book Haul

April 18, 2019 cassie 6 min read

So I’ve never done a book haul, I usually just buy my books willy nilly, so I thought that I would try one! I think I’ll probably be doing another one of these in the near future due to the fact that I’m writing this while I’m on vacation in the Pacific Northwest. I’m hoping that I’ll get to visit many bookstores/ book related places while I’m here. Fingers crossed, wish me luck. I thought I’d mention where I heard about the…

Book Review – Rose Daughter

April 16, 2019 cassie 4 min read

Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley Book Blurb  A magical retelling of Beauty and the Beast. This retelling has more backstory for lovely Beauty and her family that has fallen on hard times. They’ve made the best of their situation but then things have taken a turn for the worse. The introduction to the Beast comes pretty late in the book but that doesn’t dampen his fierceness.  The story is full of roses, love and acceptance while showing others how they can adapt to…