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Adventures with Alexa at Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar

Yesterday, while in Asheville, North Carolina, I visited Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar with a friend. The ambiance of this unique destination was out of this world, or at least not what I had anticipated. It almost felt like we had stepped right into an Agatha Christie novel. Well, without the murder and … Continue reading Adventures with Alexa at Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar

My 2022 Reading Year in Review

  The 2023 Reading Year has commenced! However, today I wanted to go back in time to evaluate my reading statistics. When I joined Goodreads in 2020, I set my Reading Challenge to 50 books. By reading 73 books, I dominated my challenge. In 2021, I put my Goodreads Reading Challenge to 100 books concurring … Continue reading My 2022 Reading Year in Review

Concluding the 2022 Reading Year with Nine Books

With nine books, 2,642 pages, and thirteen different genres, I think it’s safe to say that I wrapped 2022 with an epic selection and reading month. Among the authors were Backman, Moshfegh, and Lucy Maud Montgomery; however, I think the book that was the biggest surprise to me was Babel by R.F. Kuang. Now let's … Continue reading Concluding the 2022 Reading Year with Nine Books

My November Wrap-Up + Participating in the Bloomin’ Readathon

  I know, I know. Reading wrap-ups need to happen at the end of the month or the beginning of the following month. Still, here I am in the middle of December, writing about the books I read in November while also discussing The Bloomin’ Readathon, which I also participated in. Last year when I … Continue reading My November Wrap-Up + Participating in the Bloomin’ Readathon

Completing the StoryGraph Genre Challenge for 2022

  Looking back at my previous blog post from earlier this year, An Introduction to StoryGraph and the Genre Challenge, I chuckle at how incredibly accurate yet contradictory my first statement is. “Despite being a millennial, I’m not inclined to navigate new social media platforms.” This is entirely true, but then I go off on a tangent about … Continue reading Completing the StoryGraph Genre Challenge for 2022

The End of the Year Book Tag 📚✨

Hi bookish friends! Happy Monday. It's currently 1:36 a.m., and I'm wide awake, thanks to going to bed around 7:30 p.m. last night. I genuinely love my job, so waking up early to get started on work happens from time to time. Today’s blog post, a book tag created by Ariel Bissett, was written in October; … Continue reading The End of the Year Book Tag 📚✨

Let’s Play Catch Up: Here Are all the Books I’ve Read in August, September, and October

Hi bookish friends! I hope you are all doing well. I took a sabbatical over the past few months; however, I recently sat down and wrote out my thoughts on all the novels I read during August, September, and October, a total of nineteen stories. From classics to thrillers and even a few movie novelizations, … Continue reading Let’s Play Catch Up: Here Are all the Books I’ve Read in August, September, and October

Preparing to Meet Carrie Soto

  Despite being an avid reader and an even bigger purchaser of books, I do not often preorder titles. I tend to wait until I’m ready to read the novel before I commit. However, that wasn’t the case for Carrie Soto is Back. Not only did I preorder it, but I also made sure to … Continue reading Preparing to Meet Carrie Soto

Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel

“Ichita Copita Melaka Mystica” Twenty-nine years ago, I sat in a theater with my cousin, aunt, and uncle, mesmerized by three Sanderson witches, a black cat, and a few mischievous children, all of whom were running amok in Salem, Mass. Since then, the film has been a constant, especially during the Halloween “Spooky” season. Like … Continue reading Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel