There’s Something About Year Five

There's Something About KM turns five this month. This occasion comes at the start of a new decade, at the tail end of two employment changes (one voluntary and one not so voluntary), and during a pandemic. What a time. Last year I wrote about where I was physically and mentally during previous blogiversaries: 2016 (There's … Continue reading There’s Something About Year Five

Quarter 1 Wrap-Up | 2020 Reading Challenge

When I laid out my plan for my 2020 Reading Challenge, I decided to forgo my monthly wrap-ups, and instead write quarterly wrap-ups to discuss my reading progress and any general Reading Challenge updates. The end of March is now here, which means it's time to look back on the first quarter of 2020. Right … Continue reading Quarter 1 Wrap-Up | 2020 Reading Challenge

Book Review: The Sisters Grimm

The Sisters Grimm Menna van Praag The Sisters Grimm will be published on March 31st, 2020. I received an eARC from the publisher, but as always, all thoughts are my own.  SYNOPSIS: As children, Goldie, Liyana, Scarlet, and Bea dreamed of a strange otherworld: a nightscape of mists and fog, perpetually falling leaves and hungry … Continue reading Book Review: The Sisters Grimm

What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky | 2020 Reading Challenge

"Girls with fire in their bellies will be forced to drink from a well of correction till the flames die out.  But my tongue stirred anyway. I stepped into view and threw something of my own."  This book is part of my 2020 Reading Challenge. The following are my thoughts, impressions, etc. surrounding the book … Continue reading What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky | 2020 Reading Challenge

The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye (Five Fairy Stories)

Like most of the backdated books on my shelves, I found The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye: Five Fairy Stories by A.S. Byatt in a used bookstore. Because of my growing interest in fairy tales and fairy tale analysis, there was no way I was leaving that bookstore without this collection. I must admit, however, that … Continue reading The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye (Five Fairy Stories)