Oh My Aslan
Reading progress update: I've read 193 out of 264 pages.
Penny Loafers & Bobby Pins: Tales and Tips from Growing Up in the '50s and '60s - Julie Sanvidge Florence, Jean Sanvidge Wouters, Diane Sanvidge Seckar, Susan Sanvidge
Review
5 Stars
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Book One - Robert Hack, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

I decided to read this after hearing it was going to be made into a TV show on the CW.

 

I loved the whole vibe of this. I liked that it was set in the 1960’s and the artwork matched perfectly. It had the right blend of vintage throwback and horror.

 

As for the story, I liked the darker take on Sabrina. The first couple of issues had a lot of backstory, but once it got to main plot I was hooked.

 

Overall, this was a fantastic spooky read. I cannot wait for the show.

Review
4 Stars
I Think I Love You - Allison Pearson

I really liked this mainly because I could relate to Petra and Sharon. Like them, I had unhealthy infatuations with celebrities who have no idea I exist. In fact, I still have these obsessions (I’m still waiting for Tim Lincecum to marry me).

 

As for the storyline, I liked how it included the perspectives of both Petra and Bill. You got to see two different sides to the David Cassidy mania.

 

Overall, I enjoyed this novel and its insights into fangirl culture circa 1974.

Reading progress update: I've read 288 out of 336 pages.
I Think I Love You - Allison Pearson
Reading progress update: I've read 100 out of 336 pages.
I Think I Love You - Allison Pearson
Reading progress update: I've read 53 out of 336 pages.
I Think I Love You - Allison Pearson
Review
5 Stars
The Agony of Bun O'Keefe - Heather T. Smith

I received this book for free through LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers.

 

This book was utterly amazing! It simultaneously broke my heart and gave me warm fuzzy feelings that filled my heart with joy.

 

The characters were hands down the best part. Bun was a precious cinnamon roll (no pun intended). Busker Boy was the sweetest. The way he took care of Bun was so heartwarming. I really liked how his Innu culture was incorporated in the story. Chef, Big Eyes, and Chris/Cher complete their family of misfits and I loved them all. They all had their own issues but I loved how they came together to help Bun.

 

I also loved the pop culture references. The book took place in 1986/1987 so there were a lot of them.

 

Overall, this book was insanely good. Like go and read it now!

Review
4 Stars
Style By City - Ida Magntorn

This book totally fit my dream house aesthetic. I’m definitely a combination of the Paris and London style.

 

Content wise, I loved the pictures. They showcased very intriguing design styles. Here are some of my favorite ideas from the book:

 

-Hanging lingerie on walls (Paris)
-Using doll heads for a touch of gloom (Paris)
-Putting a ladder on a bookcase (London)
-Putting a bathtub in a bedroom (London)
-Having a picnic at the cemetery where Soren Kierkegaard is buried (Copenhagen)

 

Overall, this was a great coffee table book for those looking for home inspiration.

Review
3.5 Stars
The Imperial Wife: A Novel - Irina Reyn

I received this book for free through Bookstr’s (formerly The Reading Room) giveaways.

 

I liked this but I wasn’t in love with it. I really liked the historical aspects of it. It was fun learning more about Catherine the Great since I knew very little about her. The way her story was told reminded me of how Mary Queen of Scots’s story was told on the show Reign.

 

The present day story, on the other hand, was good but it wasn’t satisfactory. It was missing that spark to make it truly remarkable. One thing I did like about the present day story was how it touched upon the immigrant experience.

 

Overall, I thought this was a solid book especially if you are interested in learning more about Russian history.

Reading progress update: I've read 219 out of 288 pages.
The Imperial Wife: A Novel - Irina Reyn
Reading progress update: I've read 145 out of 288 pages.
The Imperial Wife: A Novel - Irina Reyn
Reading progress update: I've read 11 out of 288 pages.
The Imperial Wife: A Novel - Irina Reyn
Review
4 Stars
The Debutante - Kathleen Tessaro

Overall I enjoyed this book. I'm a sucker for chick lit books set in England. However, at the end of it, I wanted more. I wanted more closure to the historical story than what I ultimately got.

Reading progress update: I've read 214 out of 384 pages.
The Debutante - Kathleen Tessaro
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Reading progress update: I've read 25 out of 384 pages.
The Debutante - Kathleen Tessaro

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