May Releases

spring book releases

I sat down to make this list and I’m realizing there are quite a LOT of great books coming out this month. So many in fact that I had to really narrow down this list, otherwise it was going to be way too long. As always, I got all of these books from bookbirds. I can only just HOPE to potentially get to even half in the near future. I’m also late with getting this written and posted; however, I think we can just know that I’m going to be late for almost everything except work and appointments. It’s fine. 

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April Wrap Up

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And just like that I blinked and realized that another month was gone. I also realized that the last time I sat down and typed out a post was almost two weeks ago? Time really flies when you’re short staffed and literally working every single day. Somehow I have survived a crazy time period and I have four days of vacation, time to relax and catch up on posts I’ve been meaning to get done… Now let’s just get into everything that I read/watched in the month of April. Continue reading “April Wrap Up”

Harley Quinn: Reckoning

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*I received an ARC through Netgalley; but all my opinions are my own*
Trigger warnings: SA, domestic abuse

Harley Quinn: Reckoning is blurbed as ‘ The feminist Harley Quinn backstory fans have been waiting for’ and I one hundred percent agree with that. There are so many feminist themes woven throughout this novel complemented with a main group of powerful, strong and kickass women.

In this novel, Harleen is a young scientist, taking a gap year between high school and college, working as an intern at Gotham U in their Bridge Scholars program. Seeing a young adult version of Harley and seeing young women in STEM was so fun, and much needed  .

Obviously, since she’s only 18 in this, she’s not the ‘super villain’ we all know and love (or hate); her voice is still very much spot on. As is her interest in psychology and neuroscience and why people do the things they do. A version of Harley with ADHD, who goes through the same daily struggles that I face on a regular basis, was so easy to relate to. And I’m glad I finally read a book with this representation in it.

I think this novel is a perfect prequel to the Harley Quinn we know from the DCEU, and it serves as a wonderful introduction to the character from a younger audience. Or those who are not familiar with comic books. Allen did Harley proud and I’m glad to see it.

This novel comes out on the 26th and I’m so excited for it to be out in the world!

Let’s Talk Bookish – Reading & Eating?:Yay or Nay?

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Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted  now by Aria @ Book Nook Bits and Dani @ Literary Lion where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts. 

After the long week I’ve had, I didn’t think I’d have the time to sit down and get this written before Friday. Unluckily, or luckily I guess, I had to cut out of work early today; because I was over hours; so I magically now have the time to set down, relax and chat about books/bookish topics.

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March 2022 Wrap Up

monthly wrap upSo it’s been quite a while since I did a legitimate wrap up  – making this the first official wrap up of 2022. I have to admit that there was a time this month that I had a huge hyper fixation on true crime; so that’s mostly all I consumed for about two weeks. I regret nothing. All in all this month, I read 4 books, watched 2 movies, watched 2 shows (true crime documentaries), listened to 2 podcasts, went to 2 concerts and played through a video game – though it was probably like my 10th playthrough of it. 

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Let’s Talk Bookish – The Makings of a Great Audiobook

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Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books sand Dani @ Literary Lion where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts. 

It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these posts. I think that last time was over a year ago? But I saw this topic and couldn’t pass it up. This weeks topic is all about audiobooks which is something that I definitely have a lot of thoughts about. Also we’re gonna ignore the fact that this is like a day late, it’s fine. I’m terrible at time management. I also went to a concert on the very last day of March and then slept all day yesterday, it’s fine. It’s totally fine. 

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Favorite Fictional Women

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In March of 1908, a women-led labor movement in New York laid the framework for Women’s History Month. Around 15,000 women marched for shorter work hours, better pay, voting rights, and an end to child labor. 

March being Women’s History month – with March 8th being International Women’s day. While I wasn’t able to get this post out on that day, I still wanted to take a minute and talk about some of my favorite fictional women. I also took way too much time, trying to narrow down this list; but also, I blanked on every woman I’ve ever read about or seen on screen when I sat down to write this. Continue reading “Favorite Fictional Women”

March Releases

spring book releases

So it’s been quite a while since I’ve sat down and wrote a most anticipated books of a season. I think the last one was almost exactly a year ago… It’s been even longer since I’ve even tried to keep up on new book releases in general. Since it’s almost spring and we finally got a nice day here with the high being over 70 degrees…. just for it to drop back to the 50s the next day giving me a false sense of security; but also the motivation to start looking for spring releases.

As always, all of these books I found from booksbirds. I was originally gonna do the entire season in one post; but it got way too long. So I decided to just split it up by months.

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