Novel Notions with Amy – Netgalley Edition

Credit: Anete Lūsiņa Well, hello there! You all haven't heard from me in a while. Nearly four months, to be exact. Yikes. Over Christmas and New Year's, I really started thinking about why I started blogging and whether I wanted to continue. It had become this negative, guilty, erm, hairball? in the back of my…

So many old ARCs… Oops?| Mini Reviews!

Designed by Freepik Hey guys! As you may know (if you've been reading my latest monthly TBRs), I have quite a few "backlist" ARCs that have been overdue for FAR too long. Thanks to the joy that is Netgalley (and Edelweiss). Therefore, I will preface this by saying that all of these books were kindly…

Review: The Thing With Feathers by McCall Hoyle

I kindly received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. Goodreads | Amazon Ummmm what is this book EXPLAIN PLEASE: Emilie has epilepsy (That means seizures at random times and that's not pretty) (Therefore she is HOMESCHOOLED with a CAPITAL BOLD H) She also has a seizure…

Fantastically realistic! | Turtles All the Way Down

Hey guys! I preordered Turtles All the Way Down, John Green's new book, a couple of months ago, and I actually got my copy a day early! It was, indeed, signed, and of course I immediately had to dig in. Since it only came out a few days ago, I thought I'd review it (wow,…

Two disappointments in one day? Aw, man!

Designed by Freepik Hey guys! A few days ago I posted a TBR for The Reading Quest as well as the 7 in 7 readathon, and I am pleased to update you with GOOD NEWS! (Well, mostly) I finished the last 100 pages of Uprooted (which I was reading for #MakeMeRead) on the 14th (first…

Everything All At Once: ALL OF THE CHARACTERS LOVE BOOKS. I LOVE THEM.

Hey y'all! It's been a while since I've done one of these (a review, that is), so I feel a little rusty. However, the challenge for Day 2 of the Biannual Bibliothon is to write a review, so I figured I could give it a go! 😉 I missed yesterday's challenge because I was participating…

Time in a Bottle: An Unexpectedly Interesting Read!

I actually received this book from my mom's friend (whom I have known since I was little and therefore still call Pattycake)! Pat is a children's book author, and she is always making author-y friends (as you do) and somehow she came across this author! Therefore, I have a signed copy addressed to Pat, which…

Always and Forever Lara Jean: A Beautiful Conclusion to a Beautiful Trilogy

I absolutely LOVE this trilogy. Surprisingly, I don't think I've ever really talked about it on my blog, but hey, I DO. IT'S GREAT. To All the Boys I've Loved Before started out as a standalone, I believe, and then P.S. I Still Love You became a thing, so I preordered that from Amazon. And…

Girl in the Blue Coat: Not so dusty after all?

Hey guys! Sorry about the unannounced hiatus... again. I've been gone for ages! I slipped into a simultaneous reading and blogging slump, and then read a book which ALSO simultaneously got me out of and into a slump. It was an ARC of a book by an AMAZING author who I actually met on Twitter.…

The First Nano-notes: Retellings (and many stars!)

Hey guys! As most of you know, I've been posting rather sporadically for the past couple of months. However, I most definitely did not stop reading, and as a result, I'm EXTREMELY behind on my reviews. Since many of the books I read at the time were for the COYER challenge, a lot of them…