Modern Fantasy


The first two weeks of the school year have been insanely busy. I’ve found minimal time to read until this weekend. Thank God for Labor Day Weekend! Hopefully, I’ll finish reading Elizabeth Ross’ Belle Epoque this weekend so I can post a review sometime this week. Meanwhile, I would like to provide some entertainment until I… Continue reading THE NOOB’S GUIDE TO FANTASY READS by polandbananasBOOKS

Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Review · Young Adult

Faking Faith by Josie Bloss

Synopsis from Goodreads: Dylan Mahoney is living one big unholy lie. Thanks to a humiliating and painfully public sexting incident, Dylan has become the social pariah at her suburban Chicago high school. She’s ignored by everyone–when she’s not being taunted–and estranged from her two best friends. So when Dylan discovers the blogs of homeschooled fundamentalist… Continue reading Faking Faith by Josie Bloss

Children's Literature · Classics · Modern Fantasy · Review

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Synopsis from Goodreads: The Nutcracker is a Christmas story about a little girl named Maria and her wooden doll, the Nutcracker, who becomes alive to fight the evil seven-headed Mouse King. This edition includes 20 illustrations by Artuš Scheiner and Ludwig Willem Reymert Wenckebach. Review: E.T.A. Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, the basis for… Continue reading The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann


Week-Long Hiatus

I’m going on hiatus for a week or two. I don’t count on being able to access the Internet for that time because I’m moving. If I happen upon a router or if I get Internet hooked up quickly, I’ll post something. For now, don’t expect a post until August 10th or 11th.

I did read part of Robin LaFevers, but I can’t get through it. I blame it on the writing style and the lack of time I have to read as I’m packing. There will be a review of E.T.A Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker coming soon, maybe during the hiatus if I’m lucky.

Happy reading, everyone. I’ll see you in two weeks!