Random Musings

When Anxiety Narrows In and Focuses

Hello, loves. My names Nicole and I have seriously bad driving anxiety. And I hate it. It's such a weird conundrum. I enjoy driving. I enjoy listening to music, using the time to overthink (and sometimes, plot novels). But I also get so nervous when I drive. If I have to drive somewhere unfamiliar, I… Continue reading When Anxiety Narrows In and Focuses

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Empty Places On My Bookshelf

Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday! Once hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, it is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It's a weekly book feature where a topical list-prompt is posted and readers respond with their top ten for that prompt. Yours truly tends to go over ten, but hey, what can a… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Empty Places On My Bookshelf

SPFBO

SPFBO Taste Tester Results: No 4

Hello, lovelies! Happy Monday! As promised, the fates for the next three books in my SPFBO 5 batch are being revealed today! If you're confused what I'm talking about, you can check out the details here. If you're confused on what SPFBO even is, you can read my post here. It's been pouring nonstop today… Continue reading SPFBO Taste Tester Results: No 4

Books

The Poppy War

Title: The Poppy War Author: R.F. Kuang Publisher: May 2018, Harper Voyager Blurb: When Rin aced the Keju, the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies, it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating;… Continue reading The Poppy War

Books

The Silver Skull

Title: The Silver Skull Author: Anne Renwick Publisher: 2017 Blurb: Lady Olivia is not all she seems. Trained for marriage to an assigned political target, her skills lie in programming household steambots to serve tea, dress her hair… and sound the alarm while she picks locks and listens at doors. Humiliated by a failed assignment,… Continue reading The Silver Skull

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Tropes I Will Die on This Hill For

Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday! Once hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, it is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It's a weekly book feature where a topical list-prompt is posted and readers respond with their top ten for that prompt. Yours truly tends to go over ten, but hey, what can a… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Tropes I Will Die on This Hill For

SPFBO

SPFBO 5 Taste Tester Results: No. 3

Hello, lovelies! Happy Monday! As promised, the fates for the next three books in my SPFBO 5 batch are being revealed today! If you're confused what I'm talking about, you can check out the details here. If you're confused on what SPFBO even is, you can read my post here. It's over 100 degrees outside… Continue reading SPFBO 5 Taste Tester Results: No. 3