Reading Slumps, Social Media Overload, & Life Updates

Hiiiiiiiiiii! Long time no talk, oops! This month has been insanely busy that I completely forgot to post on here the past couple of weeks, my bad. 

This month started out with us moving into our new place (!), and while that has been exciting and amazing it has also been completely draining. I’m sure we all have moved a time or two (or many times) — we all know how it is. 

The first thing I made sure to organize and put away were my books. Now, some of you know that at our old place I had the pretty rainbow shelf. When we moved, I decided to forego the rainbow aesthetic and sort by genre instead. It’s definitely not as pretty, but it’s much easier to find my books now 😉 

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Book Review: Sadie

34810320What you want him for?
I want to kill him.

Sadie was the book that I wished I would have read sooner. This is the type of book that I look for in a YA Mystery/Thriller. The book follows Sadie, a young adult, on her journey to find her sister’s killer. The book overall was dark and creepy at times, but I LOVED that.

The formatting of the book was very original, and it captivates the reader early on. Sadie is split between two POV’s, Sadie’s and West McCray — the host of a podcast series called The Girls. The podcast is described as “Serial-like” and for anyone who has listened to Serial (season 1 & 2 especially) this definitely felt true. Read More »

Book Review: Black Klansman

37901607.jpgBlack Klansman centers around Ron Stallworth, the first black cop in 1970s Colorado Springs, undercover investigation into the Colorado Ku Klux Klan chapter. It was also recently made into a movie directed by Spike Lee. 

This book was a wild ride. It’s a short book, about 175 pages, but its jam packed will information. 

The book begins as Stallworth begins his career at the CSPD. He starts his career serving in the records department, but after being persistent with the head of the Investigative Department, he gets his first undercover gig by going undercover at a Black Panther rally. With minor success he’s transferred to the Investigative Department. One day while looking through the local classifieds for any criminal activity he notices an informational ad placed by the local Ku Klux Klan. So, he calls it, and requests information. Read More »

January Wrap Up

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a productive reading month! This is the first time where I definitely felt productive in the reading department — and also felt that January dragged on for f o r e v e r. I’m usually a fan of January, but wow, not this year. 

This month I was able to finish a total of six books, which is a record for me. It would have been eight, but I DNF-ed two. Read More »

DNF: Mrs. Sherlock Holmes

29939393Mrs. Sherlock Holmes is the second DNF for me in 2019. I don’t know if I’m just picking not the greatest books to start this year off, or if I’m becoming pickier about what I like. Maybe a little bit of both? Who knows.

I am a huge fan of true crime and I so wanted to love this book because the synopsis sounded SO cool. I almost bought this book with some of my birthday money, but am glad I decided not to. Instead I checked out the audiobook from my library, and maybe that played a factor into DNF-ing this book. 

The book is set in 1917 New York and follows two women, Grace Humiston, New York lawyer, detective, and later the first woman U.S. District Attorney, and Ruth Cruger an 18-year-old who disappears without a trace. Grace ultimately becomes Ruth’s family’s attorney and helps search for her when the NYPD have all but given up. Read More »

DNF: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Man oh man did I want to love this book. I have seen lots of praise for this book and I have seen the movie on Netflix probably seven or eight times now, and thought I would give the book a try.

Sadly, this was the first DNF book for me of the year. 

Book Lara Jean vs. movie Lara Jean were a bit different — which is normal and understandable. I wonder if I had read the book first if I would have finished it or not. Book Lara Jean felt really young to me, which I understood because after all she is in high school, but for some reason it wasn’t believable to me. Read More »