ARC · Historical Fiction

On a Night of a Thousand Stars

Thanks to a random confluence of events, I received an eARC of this book from NetGalley and then was actually able to pick up a physical ARC from the library (we randomly get sent ARCs that are set out for employees to grab, which is a deeply wonderful job perk). While my Kindle is great… Continue reading On a Night of a Thousand Stars

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ARC · Contemporary Literature · Mystery/Thriller

Portrait of a Thief

I, like many (I am sure), do love a heist movie. There is something so satisfyingly escapist about them and I revisit classics like Ocean's 11 and The Italian Job any time I'm looking for a comfort watch. Plus, I am a *huge* fan of the entire Fast and Furious franchise, #sorrynotsorry. (Which, after reading the Acknowledgements, it seems I have that… Continue reading Portrait of a Thief

ARC · Fantasy · Historical Fiction

Ordinary Monsters

First, thanks to the publisher (Flatiron Books) for the eARC of this novel. I was quite excited about being asked to participate in a blog tour for a book that was being marketed as "A Dickensian X-Men.” I mean, if that's not my reading vibe, then idk what is? (I mean, it's lacking the Victorian aspect, but Vicious and Vengeful anyone?… Continue reading Ordinary Monsters

ARC · Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction

Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land

I try to be really careful about what I request from NetGalley. First, becasue it is so easy to overdo it and let that get out of control (on this front, I am only marginally successful, as I am fairly far behind on sending feedback there - I'm only human). Also, because those require reading on… Continue reading Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land