Book Review: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab Greenwillow Books, 2016 9780062380876 4/5 Stars This Savage Song was definitely my most anticipated book of the summer, if you couldn’t already tell the review blitz of Victoria Schwab’s other books. And to my utter delight, this book did not disappoint. Schwab kicks off the Monsters of Verity series…

Book Review: Land of Enchantment by Leigh Stein

Land of Enchantment by Leigh Stein Plume, 2016 ISBN 9781101982679 2/5 Stars Despite having not been to the Land of Enchantment myself, New Mexico has been on my pop culture radar this year, mostly through Netflix marathons of Roswell, Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul. Naturally, I picked up Leigh Stein’s memoir, Land of Enchantment,…

All Your Favorite Bands: “Are Your Stars Out?” by Mark Stoermer

Mark Stoermer recently released his 2nd solo album, Dark Arts, and needless to say, I’ve been listening to it non-stop since its debut on August 5th. Here’s one of the best songs on the album, “Are Your Stars Out?” (Perfect for a bookish blog, given that’s a Salinger reference, per Mark) Be sure to listen…

Book Review: Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

I’ve been on vacation, so here’s a short listicle of a review to capture my thoughts on Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. She’s quickly moving up in my must-read authors ranks, as I enjoyed her debut novel Signal to Noise as well. You should know that Certain Dark Things will be officially released on…

Book Review: Vicious by V.E. Schwab

And last round of this week’s book reviews for Victoria Schwab’s books! I’ve since finished This Savage Song but am still digesting that story. So stay tuned for a review in the next few weeks. Without further adieu, here’s Vicious. Vicious is my favorite V.E. Schwab novel. Yes, I’ve gushed about how much I loved…

Book Review: The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

Round 2 of book reviews for Victoria Schwab’s books this week! Celebrating the release of This Savage Song, which is pretty good so far! I’ve been making my way through Victoria Schwab’s books and found my way to her debut novel, The Near Witch. The Near Witch reads like a fairy tale, ethereal in description…

Book Review: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

This year I found my new favorite author: Victoria/V.E. Schwab. I’ve been pouring through her books at a rapid pace, so in honor of last week’s release of This Savage Song, I’m reviewing A Gathering of Shadows, Vicious, and The Near Witch. Upon finishing A Darker Shade of Magic, I had, HAD, to get my…

As of Late: Jupiter, Dewmoji, BuJo, American libraries

Summertime is in full swing, and here’s a few things that have caught my eye: NASA’s Mission to Jupiter Will Tell Us Earth’s Origin Story “I cannot wait to learn more about Jupiter from the Juno voyage”is a bit of an understatement as I AM SO EXCITED! This is a great piece from Gizmodo that…

All Your Favorite Bands: New Summer Jams

Lazy blog post alert! Here’s some tunes I’ve been enjoying lately. Kristin Kontrol’s (née Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls) new album is so ridiculously catchy and good. Jenny Lewis formed a new band, and they just released their album! Here’s the lead single, which I haven’t been able to stop listening to. Ngl, I…

Cultural Club: Dr. Pepper Museum

It was a warm, overcast day with lingering sogginess from the morning rain when I pulled up to the Dr. Pepper Museum in Waco, TX. I climbed out of the car and circled around to the passenger seat to organize my purse when a pair of pink panties caught my eye from the damp green…

Librariana: Library Humor on Social Media

Book cover collage courtesy of ACME Upstairs Library School Truth be told, I have never identified with a Tumblr post more than this one: So if you’re looking for some library-related chuckles or, like me, some catharsis for common frustrations (please note that I bear no ill will towards my co-workers. It’s just the nature…