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25 Books for an Adult Advent Calendar

‘Tis the season and we’re barreling through it. Before you know it, Christmas will be here and we’ll all be posting our end-of-year reading wrap-ups. In amongst all the snow, cold weather, warm blankets, hot cocoa, and good feelings is the wonderful Advent season. Whether you celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday or not, this …

3 Beautiful Book Covers on My Shelf

I’m sure I could make a handful of judging-a-book-by-its-cover jokes here, but suffice it to say that none of us are innocent of this. The cover of a book helps tell the story; it’s the first glimpse into the characters, world, and atmosphere. So it actually makes sense that we would judge a book by …

My Favorite Magical Reads for Halloween

To be completely honest, I’m not a Halloween kinda gal. I’m not one for the scary and frightful and gory. It’s just not my jam. I figure, I already think and worry about the worst-case-scenario, I don’t really need someone to commit it to paper or film and put it to creepy music for me. …

London & Bath Book Adventures

Howdy! It’s been a minute, but I have some exciting book-themed stories from London and Bath. While I can’t say I hopped into every bookstore I found, I definitely hit three great ones that had lovely displays and lots of books to peruse. Anyone following my Instagram has probably seen the handful of London and …

A Jane Austen Fan’s Favorite Film Adaptations

With an Instagram username like @austen.etc it is a given that I watch a lot of Jane Austen film adaptations. I like most of them and love a lot of them. So, without further ado, my list of a Jane Austen fan’s favorite film adaptations. Enjoy! Emma (2009) Jonny Lee Miller. I don’t know if …

Daughter of the Pirate King: My First Negative Review

I don’t know what the sound effect is for internal cringing but I’m feeling pretty ugh about even writing this review because I hate being negative about books and I just … ugh! Daughter of the Pirate King had such great potential so I never thought I’d be writing my first negative review of it. …

My 2022 To-Be-Read List

This sucker is going to be short because I’m too defiant to even listen to myself. I’ve set many goals like this before and I never follow through, so jokes on me for even posting this. But, no matter, all of these are at least on the list to be read in the near future. …