The Book Addiction Tag

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I’m a bit behind on my reading schedule, which means I don’t have a review for you guys — so book tag it is! 

I saw this tag on Sahi’s blog and decided to do it. 🙂 I won’t tag anyone, but feel free to do this if you are interested. 

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Book Review: Kingdom of Ash

This review will be spoiler free but I will assume you have read all previous books. 

God, this book. Kingdom of Ash definitely lived up to it’s reputation that’s for sure. I decided to take my time with this book and really savor it. So much that it took me all of November to read it, oops! I will be honest, I was a little hesitant going into this book because Maas’ finale for her other series, A Court of Wings and Ruin let me down. I felt that the plot was too rushed and that while things did happen, nothing major happened. I firmly believe that the Throne of Glass series is her strongest work out of the two, and always recommend it over ACOTAR.

In theory I should have re-read Queen of Shadows and Empire of Storms before I read Kingdom of Ash, but I didn’t.   *facepalm*    When I first started reading this book I had to look up characters names and bios because I had forgotten who they were and why they were important. Maybe if I had re-read Queen of Shadows and Empire of Storms the first few chapters wouldn’t have gone so slow for me. Because, heads up, the first 100 pages or so are slow. We are reunited with all of the characters from previous books plus characters we met in Tower of Dawn. However, it does move fairly quickly as each chapter is from a different point of view. During this stage it was easy for me to put down and pick up after a day or two, which I did a few times. (probably explains why it took me all of November to read this 😉 ) Read More »

2019 Book Resolutions

And just like that it’s December. But really, how it is December already?! 2018 flew by! Although, I do love this time of year because it means my birthday is coming up 😉

I’ve never been one to make resolutions because I don’t really believe in them to be honest. *shrugs* But I decided for 2019 I’m going to focus on my reading finally. This might sound weird that I’m making this a goal, but life has been chaotic these past few years. As you all know, I graduated in 2016 with my Masters and since then it’s been a crazy couple of years. No one tells you how difficult it is to adjust to the “real world” or that you might need to work any odd job (or two in my case) to pay rent. That’s been my life until about mid 2018. I finally got a better paying job with a normal 9-5 schedule and was finally able to breathe.  Once I adjusted to my new schedule I was itching to read again. So, I started devouring book by book and all of a sudden I had read 30 books – the most I’ve ever read in a single year. (I’m now up to 48) 

Now that I’ve been reading a lot more and have unlimited time to devote to it, I decided to do my first every yearly resolution, but book related of course. 😉Read More »

My Thanksgiving Menu

It seems like Thanksgiving was only yesterday and now, boom, it’s December. I wanted to share with you what I made on Thanksgiving this year in case you are in need of some inspiration for the upcoming holidays, a family get together, or a nice Sunday dinner. 

I didn’t do any appetizers because there were only two of us, but we did snack on cheese and crackers throughout the day. (we’re simple like that, ha) 

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Book Review: The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell


You may know W. Kamau Bell from his hit show on CNN. Or maybe you’ve read about him in The New York Times or The New Yorker, about his intersectional progressivism gimmick: he treats racial, gay, and women’s issues as inseparable.

The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell is a humorous, well-informed take on the world today, tackling a wide range of evergreen issues, such as race relations; fatherhood; the state of law enforcement today; comedians and superheroes; right-wing politics; failure; his interracial marriage; his upbringing by very strong-willed, race-conscious, yet ideologically opposite parents; his early days struggling to find his comedic voice, then his later days struggling to find his comedic voice; why he never seemed to fit in with the Black comedy scene . . . or the white comedy scene; how he was a Black nerd way before that became a thing; how it took his wife and an East Bay lesbian to teach him that racism and sexism often walk hand in hand; and much, much more.Read More »

November Reads & December TBR

I hope everyone had a lovely holiday week/weekend last week. If you work retail, I hope you had a smooth Black Friday and that no one gave you any fuss, you’re the real MVP. 

If you remember, I decided to try something new by doing a set TBR pile for the month of November. Since I’m such a mood reader and tend to pick up things left and right I thought this would be a great way for me to not get overwhelmed with all of my choices. My first go around of having a set TBR pile went okay. Not perfect, but okay. I ended up DNF-ing three books, finishing two, and ALMOST done with one — any guesses on which one? 😉 

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