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Book Reviews, Dystopia, Fantasy, Popular Posts

Book Review: The Queen of the Tearling Series

Titles: The Queen of the Tearling, The Invasion of the Tearling, The Fate of the Tearling Author: Erika Johansen My rating: 4 / 5 Genre: Fantasy Is it worth reading? Definitely. If you love fantasy, action, politics, and magic sapphires, this is the series for you. It's central plot conflict stretches across three books, making the resolution exciting and (mostly)… Continue reading Book Review: The Queen of the Tearling Series

Audiobooks, Book Lists, Features

Great Audiobook Narrators, Part 2

If you don't know yet, I am crazy about audiobooks. And now that I'm in graduate school, it's harder than ever to make time to read physical books (besides textbooks). I've found that audiobooks are a great way to achieve my reading goals while making monotonous tasks like chores, the morning commute, and cooking more… Continue reading Great Audiobook Narrators, Part 2

Book Lists, Features, Fiction, Mystery, Popular Posts

21 Agatha Christie Books, Ranked

2/1/20: I've added two books to the list, bringing the total to 21. Here's to reading more Christie in 2020! 7/30/19: It's been over a year since my original post, and this is by far my most popular post ever. I figured it was time to do a little refresh and add in some of… Continue reading 21 Agatha Christie Books, Ranked

Features, Musings

Dear J.R.R. Tolkien (Or, A Love Letter to Reading)

I wrote this letter as an assignment for a writing group I participate in. I thought I'd share it here since it speaks to my love of reading. Dear J.R.R. Tolkien, I remember the first time I read The Fellowship of the Ring. The delight of Frodo and Bilbo’s birthday party. The first encounter with… Continue reading Dear J.R.R. Tolkien (Or, A Love Letter to Reading)

Book Lists, Features, Popular Posts

On Almost Hitting My Reading Goals, Favorite Books of 2017, and More

What a turbulent, change-filled, and exhausting year 2017 has been. Besides the craziness happening in the world at large, this has been one of the most difficult years of my life. When I started this blog back in January of last year (here's my first review!), I had no clue how much things would change… Continue reading On Almost Hitting My Reading Goals, Favorite Books of 2017, and More

Book Lists, Features

The Last Three Things I’ve Read (Plus Why I Disappeared Again)

It's been a while. Again. I swore once things settled down with the move out to Colorado, I'd regularly write again. Whelp. Things didn't settle down, because almost as soon as we were unpacked, we decided to move (AGAIN) for new job opportunities. Moving for the second time in six months, starting a new job, and beginning… Continue reading The Last Three Things I’ve Read (Plus Why I Disappeared Again)

Audiobooks, Book Lists, Features

Great Audiobook Narrators, Part 1

"Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them."— Lemony Snicket Picking a good audiobook isn't just about picking the right book. It's about picking a voice you can listen to for the next 12 hours. I've written about it before, but a narrator can make or break an audiobook. Struggling to find… Continue reading Great Audiobook Narrators, Part 1

Book Reviews, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Popular Posts

Old Book, New Review: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Title: The Pillars of the Earth Author: Ken Follett My rating: 4 / 5 Genre: Historical Fiction TL;DR: For more conservative readers, there will definitely be some sections to skip over (sex, rape, violence etc.). However, despite these flaws, Follett's world is so captivating and the drama of the cathedral's construction is so captivating, that if you love being sucked… Continue reading Old Book, New Review: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Book Lists, Business, Christian Spirituality, Features, Nonfiction

4 Books to Inspire Your Next Big Change

Are you reconsidering your career? Stuck in a funk? Ready to kickstart your daily routine? Step into my office.