The Collector’s Society Review

After years in Wonderland, Alice has returned to England as an adult, desperate to reclaim sanity and control over her life. An enigmatic gentleman with an intriguing job offer too tempting to resist changes her plans for a calm existence, though. Soon, she’s whisked to New York and initiated into the Collectors’ Society, a secret…

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe (As Perfected by Quarantine.)

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe (As perfected by quarantine.) Ingredients: 1 cup unsalted butter 3 cups All-Purpose flour 1 cup light brown sugar (not dark brown) 1 cup white sugar 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp almond extract (1/2 tsp if you’re sensitive to the taste of marzipan) 2 eggs ½ tsp baking powder…

Three Mages and a Margarita Review

Three Mages and a Margarita is a book about a redhead with a temper problem (in Canada of all places, ha!). She is employed as a bartender to pay rent, which works right up until a customer says something stupid (every week or so). Finally, she applies to work at a bar in the seedy…

The “Book Nerd Rainy Day” Cocktail

Book Nerd Rainy Day Cocktail (Aka, The Earl Grey Masterpiece) Ingredients . 2 oz gin . 3/4 oz lemon juice . 1/2 to 3/4 oz earl grey simple syrup depending on desired sweetness (see recipe for instructions on how to make this) . (Optional) 1/2 of an egg white Simple Syrup Steep earl grey tea…

The Wolf in the Whale Review

In 1000 AD, a young Inuit shaman and a Viking warrior become unwilling allies as war breaks out between their peoples and their gods-one that will determine the fate of them all. “There is a very old story, rarely told, of a wolf that runs into the ocean and becomes a whale.” Born with the…

The Very Basics of Archery (How Not To Suck, pt. 1)

Today’s blog post will be on something completely not related to books, because it’s my blog and I can do whatever the hell I want. Namely ARCHERY!!!! Today’s informative post will be on how to shoot a bow like a badass, i.e. how not to do the stupid things you see actors doing in the…

Aurora Burning Review

First, the bad news: an ancient evil–you know, your standard consume-all-life-in-the-galaxy deal–is about to be unleashed. The good news? Squad 312 is standing by to save the day. They’ve just got to take care of a few small distractions first. Like the clan of gremps who’d like to rearrange their favorite faces. And the cadre…

Aurora Rising Review – Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the academy would touch . . . A cocky diplomat with…