Posts By: Bec

5 Things About Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

5 Things About Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

February 23, 2017 Review 22 ★★★★½

Victorian Era Forensics If I’m going to read a crime novel, it’s going to be a historical one! Victorian and regency eras in particular seem to be my favourites. As a fan of science, I love seeing how it’s used to solve things without modern advancements. The vet side of me also loves the autopsies and science things. I’m a […]

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When I’m Not Reading: Podcast Edition

When I’m Not Reading: Podcast Edition

February 20, 2017 Discussion, When I'm Not Reading 18

I think it was back in my “how I listen to audiobooks” post from a while ago that I mentioned using podcasts to help adjust me to audiobooks. They’re a bit easier to get into, require somewhat less focus, and generally each episode is its own shorter story. Since I so specifically mentioned podcasts back then, and I listen to […]

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5 Things About Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan

5 Things About Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan

February 17, 2017 Review 18 ★★½

Meh Once upon a time I tried to read REIGN OF SHADOWS and didn’t get past the first chapter because of boredom. I decided to give it another go and actually managed to finish it, however my reading experience wasn’t fantastic. I just couldn’t bring myself to care for some of the characters, and there were so many cliched lines. […]

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My Favourite Fictional Furries

My Favourite Fictional Furries

February 12, 2017 Discussion 32

That title makes me cackle so much. Lucky for all of us, this post isn’t about the creepy furries. This post is about the cute and sometimes fluffy ones. One of my favourite tropes in fantasy is the animal companion. That cute and fluffy side kick always makes a story 1000% better. Sometimes they die and break our hearts, and other […]

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5 Things About The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova

5 Things About The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova

February 9, 2017 Review 16 ★★★★

The most high fantasy thing I’ve read in a while I can’t remember the last time I read a novel where humans weren’t a species featured at all. THE ALCHEMISTS OF LOOM has three races/ species: dragons, fenthri, and chimera (!!). They’re humanoid in shape but that’s almost where the resemblance ends (fenthri would be the closest). The tensions and history between […]

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January 2017 Wrap Up

January 2017 Wrap Up

February 5, 2017 Meme 20

It’s the end of January and I’m still trying to write 2016 on everything I put a date on. Will I ever adjust? Probably not until November. Also Alise is busy with real life and job searching, the usual new graduate things, so hasn’t had time to add stuff about her life to the post. But that’s okay because I’m […]

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5 Things About Caraval by Stephanie Garber

5 Things About Caraval by Stephanie Garber

January 29, 2017 Review 32 ★★★★

Intimidating Hype I was scared to start CARAVAL. Every book that gets a lot of hype is incredibly daunting because of that fear of  “What if I don’t like it?” There have been times where I’ve had high expectations as a result of overwhelming praise from book bloggers which the book couldn’t meet and so I was left disappointed. Fortunately CARAVAL […]

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