Audible’s Laudables: Stardust by Neil Gaiman

I'm sure most of you have already read it, but join me for a quick review of Stardust by New York Times bestselling author, Neil Gaiman! Here's the book summary from Amazon: Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria Forester—even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to … Continue reading Audible’s Laudables: Stardust by Neil Gaiman


Audible’s Laudables: The Infernal City

Today is my blog-aversary! (That doesn’t work, does it? Oh well.)

The post below is my very first review, appearing on Far Kingdoms on this day one year ago. What a ride it’s been- and how many fantastic books I’ve read because of it. Happy Flashback Friday- go read a good book!

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A tale of two mornings:

  1. It’s a lazy Saturday. You wake up at 10 to the gentle thrumming of rain outside your window and the smell of breakfast wafting through your door. Your significant other hands you a cup of coffee (or tea, if you like), and you curl up on the couch with a new book, drinking in that sweet caffeinated goodness and fresh imaginative world alike.
  2. Your alarm bleats angrily and you come to, bleary-eyed and hungover (you weren’t drinking, of course, that’s just how morning feels now), and suddenly there’s a toddler standing on your pillow demanding pancakes.  You look at the clock– it’s 6:33 AM. Your significant other rolls over and somehow ignores the child and the wailing now coming through the nursery monitor. There’s a book sitting on your bedside table; you’re on page two.

Hyperbole aside, if your days look more like scenario #2…

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Read, Reading, and To be Read: January 2019

All you book bloggers out there are great, you know that? Not only do you share so many fantastic books I probably would not have heard of otherwise, but you also keep me accountable in my own reading. So book bloggers and those who benefit from your hours of sifting, reading, and analyzing- here's to … Continue reading Read, Reading, and To be Read: January 2019

Audible’s (sort of) Laudables: The Witcher Series

For the better part of this year, I ate, slept, and breathed The Witcher series. It's easy to do on Audible- you finish one book and hey look! You've got another credit, want to buy the next book? To which I said, "YES PLEASE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT" thanks to Andrzej Sapkowski's affinity for cliffhangers. While … Continue reading Audible’s (sort of) Laudables: The Witcher Series

Read, reading, and to be read

I might not be the most fastidious when it comes to regular blogging, but this month I at least have a good reason! I've upped my game when it comes to reading and writing. As much as I really love keeping up this blog, I think my time (and maybe yours, too) is better spent … Continue reading Read, reading, and to be read

Audio Review: The Chronicles of Narnia

Q: How do you survive an entire day of driving with a carsickness-prone preschooler and an infant? A: Coffee, snacks, your best Disney playlists, and AUDIOBOOKS. And what better stories to introduce to your kids for the first time than those of Narnia? As previously mentioned on this blog, I'm forever in love with C.S. … Continue reading Audio Review: The Chronicles of Narnia

Audible’s Laudables: The Last Wish

Since my last Audible's Laudables, I've tried and failed to listen to two separate works by G.K. Chesterton. Orthodoxy, I think, is just too dense to absorb without being able to re-read paragraphs 4 or 5 times, and while I did get through a portion of The Man Who Knew Too Much, I wasn't feeling … Continue reading Audible’s Laudables: The Last Wish