Review: The Hazel Wood

Cover of The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

3 out of 5 stars. Alice Proserpine and her mother, Ella, have been running from bad luck for as long as she can remember. It follows them like a curse, dogging their heels wherever they go, chasing them from one stable (or not so stable) living situation to the next. Finally it catches up to them, and The Hazel Wood picks up just as things fall apart for our heroine.

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Book Haul! Holiday Edition

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This year’s holiday season was a huge book success for me: I gave books to basically everyone and I got a slew of books in return. I also got a mini-mountain of Switch games, which is great, but means we’re going to have some competing priorities. Good thing I have a week of vacation next week!

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2019 Reading Goals

2019 Reading Goals

Each year, I set myself a pretty simple reading goal through the Goodreads Reading Challenge—just a number of books, no specifics, anything goes. In 2019, I want to be a bit more mindful with my reading choices, putting more focus on reading outside of my comfort zone and not just reading to increase a number. I’ll be tracking my progress in my Passion Planner, and I’ve decided to break my goals down into a few categories: books, comics, games (which I won’t be discussing here), and writing.

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Top 5 Reads of 2018

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Top Thing of the Year lists are the hot thing in December, and I am a weak willed person, so I’m making a list of my own. Welcome to the first ever Writerly Kind Top 5 Reads of the Year, where I look back at all the books I finished and highlight my absolute favorites and summarize what I liked the most about them. Links to my full reviews are included with each!

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