Book Adventures

Exploring the Friends of the Library Book Sale

One of my favorite events in Ithaca, New York, is the Friends of the Library Book Sale. This event takes place over three weekends every fall and spring. Members of the local community and beyond line the block for a turn to wander through the shelves of used books, records, DVDs, and more.   The book… Continue reading Exploring the Friends of the Library Book Sale

Book Reviews, Mystery / Thrillers

Review: Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay

College student Matt Pine is informed that nearly his entire family died from a gas leak while vacationing in Mexico. While the death was ruled accidental by Mexican officials, not everybody in the FBI is so sure of this. And to make make matters worse, the bodies of Matt's family will not be released unless Matt himself makes a trip to Mexico to retrieve his late family.

Book Reviews, Romance Novels

Carmilla by J. Sheridan LeFanu is Vampire Goodness

I’m always looking for texts with a proximity to Twilight that aren’t Twilight. It is why I have a long standing obsession with Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy and rushed to the theater to gush over Kristen Stewart’s performance in Spencer (newsflash, she has always been talented, including in her Bella Swan days).

5 Star Reads, Book Reviews

Review: This Is How I Disappear by Mirion Malle

Image: Julia Dath This Is How I Disappear by Mirion Malle ★★★★★ Buy the book herePage count: 208Genre: Graphic novel, mental health, contemporary, fictionContent warning: discussions of self harm, suicide, depression, and sexual assault. I am not a frequent reader of graphic novels. While exploring Amsterdam with some friends, I ended up in the magnificent… Continue reading Review: This Is How I Disappear by Mirion Malle

#BookTok, Book Reviews, Romance Novels

Review: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

The TikTok viral book delivers on troupe filled twists and turns. (Image: The Love Hypothesis) The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood ★★★★ Buy the book herePage count: 384Genre: Romance, comedy, contemporary, fictionContent warning: Discussions of workplace harassment and assault Ali Hazelwood's The Love Hypothesis has earned the title of being a "BookTok book" through being… Continue reading Review: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

Young Adult

My Ridiculous Obsession with Vampire Academy

Over the summer, I was shopping at a discount store when I spotted this: pictured: more copies of Vampire Academy Book 5: Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead than a girl could ever dream of. I texted the photo to my roommate with the caption "pov you're in heaven" because that's the honest truth. Were my… Continue reading My Ridiculous Obsession with Vampire Academy

Book Reviews

Review: Atonement by Ian McEwan

How far can the consequences of a stubborn lie reach? (Image: Julia Dath) When I decide something's not for me, it's pretty hard to change my mind. I hate cooked onions. Worms creep see out. My biggest stance for a long time was that I found all museums to be boring. Take, for example, my… Continue reading Review: Atonement by Ian McEwan