Month: August 2020

Prophet Reborn by Diane M. Johnson

Posted 08/31/2020 by Charli - 0 Comments -

CW: Profanity, death, suicide, violence, religion, religious cult When I read Perfect Prophet last year, I kept hoping there would be a sequel. The book had left off perfectly for a sequel and while I had a feeling there would be one, I wasn’t positive. I was glad I was right. Prophet Reborn picks up a bit after Perfect Prophet leaves off and this time, the book focuses more on Lucas, who wants to see if he can be redeemed for the things he’s done in his past. He has a pretty good idea that he can’t but he at least wants to try. While he doesn’t exactly go about getting his redemption in the right way, I can relate to Lucas. I think many of us can. While most of us haven’t done anything as bad as Lucas, we should all be able to relate to wanting redemption and not being sure we can […]

Some Laneys Died by Brooke Skipstone

Posted 08/28/2020 by Charli - 0 Comments -

CW: Violence, sexual assault, death, animal death, sexual situations, suicide If there is one thing I love, it’s a good mystery. And let me tell you, Some Laneys Died is a good mystery. But it’s not just a mystery. It’s a mystery with a science fiction1 twist to it. What makes this mystery unique is the addition of the Many Worlds Theory/Interpretation. I can’t really tell you too much without giving away a good portion of the book, but let’s just say that things aren’t necessarily what you think they are in the world. And those flashes of memory that you can’t explain because you know you’ve never done something? Yeah… that’s probably because of the many worlds theory. In any case – there is a large cast of characters, all of whom are well written. You don’t get a big info dump on their backgrounds either. You find out bits and pieces about […]

The Twitter Book Community is Toxic

Posted 08/21/2020 by Charli - 0 Comments -

I’ve been waiting for quite a while to write this post, because I know its going to ruffle feathers. But at this point, I really don’t care. I’m going to write this post and I’m going to say it – the Twitter book community is toxic. I know, I know, you don’t think so. But honestly, it is. I get you (and you know who you are if you’ve every done this) might want to call out an author for “problematic” behavior. However, you need to understand that what you find problematic is not necessarily considered problematic to someone else. They may not see anything wrong with it. However, I’ve noted that in many cases, when an author is “called out” they aren’t truly called out. Calling them out would mean that you @ mention them on the social media platform and inform them of what they’ve done wrong and […]