An Autumn Reading List | feat. favorites to be re-visited

Hello again, dear readers. Somehow, Autumn has arrived once again. The trees are all turning, providing our lovely green landscape with delightful pops of color. There are few times of year in New England as beautiful as the last days of September and the first weeks of October. I have always loved Autumn, and although… Continue reading An Autumn Reading List | feat. favorites to be re-visited

Portrait of a Thief – Grace D. Li | A Brief Book Review

History is told by the conquerors. Across the Western world, museums display the spoils of war, of conquest, of colonialism: priceless pieces of art looted from other countries, kept even now.  Will Chen plans to steal them back. A senior at Harvard, Will fits comfortably in his carefully curated roles: a perfect student, an art… Continue reading Portrait of a Thief – Grace D. Li | A Brief Book Review

The Final Gambit – Jennifer Lynn Barnes | A Brief Book Review

Avery’s fortune, life, and loves are on the line in the game that everyone will be talking about. To inherit billions, all Avery Kylie Grambs has to do is survive a few more weeks living in Hawthorne House. The paparazzi are dogging her every step. Financial pressures are building. Danger is a fact of life.… Continue reading The Final Gambit – Jennifer Lynn Barnes | A Brief Book Review

Worthy of Legend – Roseanna M. White | A Book Review | RELEASE DAY!!

1906 After a summer of successful pirate-treasure hunting, Lady Emily Scofield and her friends are forced to hide the unprecedented discoveries they’ve made, thanks to the betrayal of her own family. Horrified by her brother who stops at nothing to prove himself to their greedy father, Emily is forced to take a stand against her… Continue reading Worthy of Legend – Roseanna M. White | A Book Review | RELEASE DAY!!

Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of An American Dynasty – By Anderson Cooper + Katherine Howe | Non-Fiction Bookish Thoughts

When eleven-year-old Cornelius Vanderbilt began to work on his father’s small boat ferrying supplies in New York Harbor at the beginning of the nineteenth century, no one could have imagined that one day he would, through ruthlessness, cunning, and a pathological desire for money, build two empires—one in shipping and another in railroads—that would make… Continue reading Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of An American Dynasty – By Anderson Cooper + Katherine Howe | Non-Fiction Bookish Thoughts

Mini-Reviews | The Spring 2022 Edition | Part Two

Hello again, dear readers. I cannot believe that it has already been a month since I last posted. Summer life has been hectic over here. Combine normal life with a stomach bug and family visiting and blogging has slipped down to the bottom of my priorities. I have missed popping on here though and hope… Continue reading Mini-Reviews | The Spring 2022 Edition | Part Two

Non-Fiction TBR | Summer Reading – 2022

Hello again, dear readers! After a very full two+ weeks, I am happy to be back. Summer life is full swing here, things on our farm are crazy - it's that time of year - and every day seems full to overflowing. Strawberry season is slipping by far too quickly for my liking and after… Continue reading Non-Fiction TBR | Summer Reading – 2022

Shadowed Loyalty – Roseanna M. White | A Book Review

Sabina Mancari never questioned her life as the daughter of Chicago’s leading mob boss until bullets tear apart her world and the man she thought she loved turns out to be an undercover Prohibition agent. Ambushes, bribes, murder, prostitution—all her life, her father sheltered her from his crimes, but now she can no longer turn… Continue reading Shadowed Loyalty – Roseanna M. White | A Book Review

Miscellaneous #2 | flower photography, recent favorites + springtime rambling

Hello again, my dear readers. I finally managed to take a few photos of the flowers right outside of our house (I have no idea why I find this to be so difficult) and after glancing through them decided to share a few. One of my wonderful aunts gave my sister and I a macro-lens… Continue reading Miscellaneous #2 | flower photography, recent favorites + springtime rambling

Mini-Reviews | The Spring 2022 Edition | Part One

Hello again, dear readers. After a crazy week - and the actual arrival of spring - I am happy to be back. We have three more weeks of school, including this one, before I complete my high school years and we all jump into summer life. Perhaps unsurprisingly, I am the least excited about the… Continue reading Mini-Reviews | The Spring 2022 Edition | Part One