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February 18, 2023

Galen Leather Review

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you probably know that along with books I love stationery. Probably something very common to all bookworms right? So when Galen Leather, based out of Istanbul, Turkey, reached out to me to see if I would be interested in receiving a product for review I jumped at the chance. I have known about Galen Leather for years and have a couple of their products already so I was excited for the opportunity to try out a new item. They kindly sent me, an A6 Notebook cover in navy blue. This particular design […]…

February 12, 2023

Just a Quick Check-In

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend. I feel like I spent half of it doing laundry as our washing machine went kaput last month and we had to wait several weeks to get a new one. Other than that, not much to report. I did start State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny. I typically don’t read political thrillers but this one is quite a page-turner and I’m really enjoying it. I have so many questions about how the writing process must have been like but I’m going to wait to look into that after […]

February 7, 2023

Check Out What’s New This Month!

I hope your month is off to a great start and if you are like me you are probably trying not to get distracted by shiny new books but we can’t help it right? Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers, I have some new review copies to tell you about. Our Share of Night by Mariana Enriquez, translated by Megan McDowell. A young father and son set out on a road trip, devastated by the death of the wife and mother they both loved. United in grief, the pair travel to her ancestral home, where they must confront the terrifying legacy she […]

February 2, 2023

Checking Out

We’re welcoming the month with very cold temps and icy conditions but luckily my husband and I worked from home. Granted all day yesterday I’ve been hearing the cracking and breaking of tree branches. We’ve lost some but luckily so far have avoided any major damages. I feel so bad for so many in our city who are without power or have a lot of damages. I remember the experience we had a couple of years ago when we were without power and water for a week! Anyway, let’s move on to something a lot more fun to talk about […]

January 31, 2023

Recapping the Month

I was going to wait until end of day to post this but I don’t see myself finishing another book today so let’s get started on the monthly recap. How’s your year going so far? I completed four books this month and have quite a few in progress. First off, I finished A Winter Away by Elizabeth Fair which gave me an opportunity to read something from Dean Street Press and indie publisher. This was the perfect book to welcome the year with as it is set in winter and is a cozy story about a young woman set in […]

January 27, 2023

Linkin’ Around!

It’s been so long since I’ve done one of these posts but I love sharing bookish/paper arts/etc. stories that I think you might enjoy as well. So I’m back with another post! Do you miss library card catalogs? It’s so nice to be able to find things quickly thanks to the internet but I have fond memories of learning how to use the card catalog. If you want to learn a bit more about its history read this article. Speaking of libraries, did you know that the New York Public Library has a collection of weird objects? I loved Virginia Woolf […]

January 24, 2023

What’s the Mystery?

Last week I joined my Mystery Book group to discuss Stone Dead by Christopher Wortley. To sum it up, this book was not one of our favorites. It was a bit all over the place. Was it a mystery, was it fantasy, who was the target audience? I will say though as usual with a book that is not a favorite, we had a very lively discussion. I’ll try to do a bit of a review later. Now to look forward to our upcoming reads: State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton Walk the Wire by David Baldacci Ghost Daughter by […]

January 22, 2023

Sunday Salon

Hello and happy Sunday! I hope you’ve been enjoying your weekend so far and want to catch up a bit and join in on The Sunday Salon. Thank you to Deb at Readerbuzz for hosting the chat. What I’m reading: Aside from the current reads I mentioned in my previous post, I’m also catching up with World Literature Today as I’m a couple of issues behind. Nowadays when so many magazines are ceasing publication it’s so great to have this wonderful literary magazine. If you’ve never read it, I highly recommend it. What I’m recommending: If you need a bit […]…

January 18, 2023

Let’s Get Planning!

In a recent Sunday Salon post I mentioned how I was enjoying my Legend Planner and I think a lot of us who love books also love stationery so I wanted to chat a bit about that. Last year I was using two planners (one for work and one for personal plans) and I know I’ve seen people who use more but that’s just too much for me. This year I decided to consolidate and just use one planner. And, yes, I use stickers, colored pens and what have you, and it works. I love my planner because I feel […]…

January 16, 2023

Two Books – Thrillers

I barely reviewed any books last year so needless to say I have a lot of catching up. Let’s get started with a couple of thrillers. “Now we were here, all those years later, with our beautiful three-year-old daughter, and in July it would be the first anniversary of our separation. So much promised and so much lost. It hadn’t been a divorce because we’d never married. But we’d shared a child and a house and a life.” The Unheard By Nicci French Source: Advance review copy Rating: ★★1/2 Tess and Jason have separated and share custody of Poppy. While […]

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