August 2017 Wrap-Up

events – I saw the full solar eclipse. It was so, so amazing. I wrote an entire post about it. – I received my first ARC! It’s Artemis by Andy Weir, author of The Martian, and comes out in November. I got the ARC through NetGalley, which I signed up for this month. 🙂 – We went to a Cardinals game. I’m

#TheReadingQuest Reading Challenge

I’ve never done a reading challenge before because I’m notoriously slow and kind of an unpredictable reader. Sometimes I can get through a massive book in a day or two. Sometimes a month or two (as you’ll see Tuesday). You never really know. But when I heard about this challenge (via The Chronicles of Danielle), I had to join in.

I hate magical realism.

I like contemporary. I’m not denying that. I definitely lean that way, but I’ve also enjoyed quite a few fantasies. I’m able to enjoy fantasies. But when the two collide, I find it revolting. Magical realism is a genre of fiction where something extraordinary occurs in an otherwise perfectly normal or mundane setting. The scene opens with Joe brushing his