My 25 Favorite Books – A Birthday Post

Well today is my birthday, the big 2-5! This beautiful planet has been blessed with my presence here for a quarter of a century. Man, that makes me feel old. And tired. But as the saying goes, wisdom comes with age and I like to think that I have wisdom coming out the wazoo. Whether my family and [...]

The Magicians Trilogy by Lev Grossman: Is It Worth It?

**UPDATE** As I am reading this trilogy I will update my thoughts on each book here, so be sure to keep on the lookout! Here's a short synopsis: "Like everyone else, precocious high school senior Quentin Coldwater assumes that magic isn't real, until he finds himself admitted to a very secretive and exclusive college of [...]

The POPSUGAR 2016 Reading Challenge

The POPSUGAR 2016 Reading Challenge

I love POPSUGAR. It is a great lifestyle website that has some really good articles, especially when it comes to books. Their annual reading challenges are pretty popular with avid and casual readers alike. These reading challenges help introduce people to some different books that they might not normally think to look at. For me, I [...]

Ready Player One: An Oasis for Nerds

Ready Player One: 4/5 stars Full Disclosure - I am a nerd. Loud and proud. I read every single day (if possible), can quote way more movies than should be possible, and have spent a horrendous amount of hours playing all kinds of video and computer games. WoW? Check. Skyrim? You betcha. LoL? Yeah, I [...]

January Owlcrate Review

Owlcrate is a monthly subscription literary box that costs $29.99 plus shipping. It is a bit more costly than some other subscription boxes but they do a very good job of making sure the items you receive are worth the price. Each month, Owlcrate has a theme so all of your goodies go together. Another good thing [...]

January Uppercase Book Subscription Review

I love subscription boxes. I think they are a really fun way to discover some new and interesting products/companies. And subscription boxes focusing on all things literary? SIGN ME UP. However, sometimes the price tags just do not add up to what each company includes in their boxes. They also can vary from month to [...]

A Review: The Outlander Series

A Review: The Outlander Series

**Tiny Spoil Alert** I’ll admit it, I am a sucker for a good romance. I don’t mean those cheesy Nora Ephron stories that my Nana cannot get enough, no offense to Nora Ephron fans. I am talking about an exciting, well-written, can’t-put-it-down type novel where the romance is just one facet of it. Naturally, this [...]