I'm so psyched to head back to Chicago in the near future for C2E2! In the mean time, my husband and I meandered into the city recently for a day trip, mainly just to wander around and waste a day. This trip focused on the Wicker Park area, an up-and-coming neighborhood, full of artists, writers, … Continue reading Travel: Wicker Park, Chicago
I'm a horrible person. Well, maybe not horrible, but I do definitely have a problem. Our library had a book sale a couple weeks ago. On the last day, they always have their wonderful $5 Bag Sale, and I couldn't pass up an opportunity like that. Here's some of the great books that happened to … Continue reading Another Book Haul!
4 out of 5 Stars! I began reading Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunter books several years ago and have wanted to pick up The Bane Chronicles pretty much since the day it was released. Magnus Bane was always one of my favorite characters in the series, so the thought of a story from his point of view … Continue reading Book Review: The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sandra Rees Brennan,& Maureen Johnson
The weather's getting nicer, so my husband and I took advantage of the bright sunshine to take a photography walk. There's an old train bridge that crosses our walking path, so we stopped to take a closer look. The old paint, mineral deposits, and rust made for some pretty awesome color combinations. Though, I did … Continue reading Train Bridge in Sussex
3 out of 5 Stars I can honestly say that the cover was the initial draw for me here. I loved the simplicity and grittiness, enough to pick up the book and read the back cover. Rich kids living in a post nuclear war bomb shelter who suddenly realize their father has been deceiving them … Continue reading Book Review: The Compound by S.A. Bodeen
Okay. So I had been doing really good holding back on my book purchases. But March is my birthday month, so I think I'm allowed to splurge a little. Especially when our local library is having their annual book sale! A few old favorites (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Percy Jackson), but plenty of … Continue reading March Book Haul #2
My birthday is the end of March, so what's the best way to celebrate? Book splurge!!! I've been looking for a copy of 1984 for a while, so I was pretty pumped to find one, especially such a unique and gorgeous cover. My husband's big thing right now is space operas, so he grabbed two- … Continue reading March Book Haul!