The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

I spend far too much time on tvtropes. Some of my favorite tropes are TooCleverByHalf & GentlemanThief, these books embody the epitome of these tropes.

Locke Lamora is exactly the kind of character I love reading. Clever, humorous, loyal, skilled, but all of these to a fault. I also adore books with a group of friends that share some sort of ridiculously tight bond, the kind you only really envision in fiction. The Gentleman Bastards, a group of intelligent thieves who design elaborate schemes to make their fortune, are so close, they’re brothers because they don’t really have any other family. Continue reading

Bradstreet Gate by Robin Kirman

I received this book from Crown Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for review.

This book promises Secret History vibes, Jeffrey Eugenides vibes! These comparisons will only set it up for failure to meet the reader’s expectations.

But even without the comparisons, it isn’t going to grip you the way a “murder story” does. Probably because it’s not much of a murder story. It’s more of a scope of three characters’ lives, Georgia, Charlie, & Alice. Continue reading

Top 10 Things Readathonners Can Relate To:

Top 10 Things Readathonners Can Relate To:

10. Taking the books with you on bathroom breaks. Unsanitary? Probably. Necessary? Yes.


9. Eating unhealthily. Sure you made a salad, a sandwich, & a fruit smoothie, but for some reason the only thing you crave during a readathon is chocolate & chips?


8. Leg cramping/hand cramping. Your legs are asleep & your hands hurt from bending your book open. You the real MVP.


7.  Overly alert coffee burst! YOU ARE SO AWAKE BECAUSE YOU OVERPREPARED & DRANK FIVE CUPS OF COFFEE BEFORE THE SECOND HOUR WAS EVEN UP!


6. Tired eyes. Ow my eyes hurt from reading, let’s take a break to stare at the bright light of twitter for thirty minutes to see what people are posting…


5. Anxiety. Should I be entering more challenges? I’m only 50 pages in! I’ll never read all these books in my pile!


4. Annoying pets, friends, family. Yes, cat. That’s exactly where you should plop down. Right on my book. *Phone buzz* Why do I only seem to have friends when I can’t answer them? Where were you yesterday when I was home doing absolutely nothing!?


3. Intense time lapses. WHAT!? It’s 1:00PM already? Last I checked it was 10:00AM… Where did the time go? Did I enter another realm?


2. Community! I made so many new friends today! So many new follows & followers! Dewey retweeted me! YAYYYAYAY

1. HAPPINESS! For the love of books 🙂

Pre-party Post for Dewey’s Readathon!

Less than a half an hour till kickoff! Be sure to follow my twitter for updates! I’m so excited! I’m so happy to finally just have carved out a day just for reading! I’ve felt so behind on my reading to-do list for the year & now I can play catch up!

Here’s some questions to fill out before reading begins! Post yours as well 🙂

Be sure to donate: https://fundraise.pencilsofpromise.org/reinreads

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon!

Pictured above is a photo of the location I’ll be spending my Saturday 🙂 Between my beautiful bookshelves!

I’ve been doing more & more tags & awards, & less & less book reviews recently. My schedule has been crazy, but in the past I’ve always carved out time for reading, especially in the fall. So this Saturday I’m going to participating in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon! Since I live in New York, it’ll begin around 8:00 AM for me & I’ll probably participate until around 5:00 PM. But I will be reading non-stop!

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Three Quotes Book Tag

Thank you to Greenish Bookshelf for tagging me in the three day quote challenge. I know it’s less of a challenge if you do it all in one day, but my schedule is crazy & I still wanted to share some quotes so here’s all three!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

The Quotes:

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So there’s this movie made in 1959, based on this memoir published in 1958, Beloved Infidel, that recounts this quote said by F. Scott Fitzgerald to Sheilah Graham. The book actually shows you that Fitzgerald is probably not the person you want to marry, because he deals with alcoholism, & affairs, & just being damn crazy. Overall the book is about her though. But I just love Fitzgerald. I think he has this incredibly ability for quotes not unlike Wilde at times. This is probably my favorite because it explains why we love quoting books in the first place. Continue reading