Title: The Starless Sea Author: Erin Morgenstern Publication Date: November 5, 2019 Format: Hardcover Rating: 5 stars "Far beneath the surface of the earth, upon the shores of the Starless Sea, there is a labyrinthine collection of tunnels and rooms filled with stories. The entryways that lead to this sanctuary are often hidden, sometimes on forest… Continue reading CJ Reviews: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
This post is happening a little later than I had hoped, but oh well. Better late than never, right? As I was thinking about this post, I also felt the need to add a disclaimer that I won't be diving deep into much of literary analysis with these posts (unless I get in the mood,… Continue reading “I Prithee, Give Me Leave to Curse a While”
Last month, as 2019 was winding down, I was thinking about New Year's Resolutions as people do. This year I didn't want to do the typical diet-type resolution. I was tired of making resolutions that are ineffective rarely kept. I wanted go into 2020 with clear, but personal goals in mind. 2020 is going to… Continue reading Resolutions and Shakespeare
When I first heard about the novel Saving Phoebe Murrow a couple months ago I was intrigued. I tried to obtain an ARC at that time, but wasn't selected as part of the lottery so when I was contacted about participating in the Blog Tour for the novel I immediately jumped on board, because I… Continue reading Blog Tour: Saving Phoebe Murrow by Herta Feely with an Exclusive Excerpt and Giveaway!
Title: Truthwitch Author: Susan Dennard Publication Date: January 5, 2016 Format: Hardcover Rating: 3.5 stars In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble—as two desperate young women know all too well. Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to… Continue reading CJ Reviews Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone Author: Laini Taylor Publication Date: September 27, 2011 Format: Paperback Rating: 3 stars Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes… Continue reading CJ Reviews Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Every once in a while a book comes along that feels like it was written just for you. The Little Paris Bookshop by Nine George is that book, which is an appropriate coincidence given the profession of the bookseller in this book. The Little Paris Bookshop is the story of Jean Perdu, a bookseller whose shop… Continue reading CJ’s Bookshelf: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George