Weekly Update

In case you missed it, here are this week’s blog posts:

Tags this week:

I’ve been reading:

Recently acquired:

  • nothing this week!

1 thing this week:

  • I thought I’d have a lot of time for reading this week, but it turned out to be the opposite! Turns out that unpacking and organizing takes a lot longer than throwing stuff in boxes. I haven’t read very much in the last week, but my new apartment is starting to sort of resemble a home.

Blog hopping:

  • One of Daniel‘s reviews is showing up for the second week in a row — I already read You’d Be Mine (at his recommendation, no less) and I’m about ready to re-read it after reading his review.
  • Luana shared a bunch of things she’s learned from reading!

Song of the week:

Hopefully you’re not sick of all the Sigrid yet, but I’m not really listening to anyone else right now. I don’t feel like crying right now, but next time I do, I’m pretty sure this song will pull me out of it.

I just hope she does a US tour at some point this year.


How was your week? What’s the best thing you read or listened to? Anything interesting happening in your life? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Book review: Cast No Shadow by Nick Tapalansky

Cast No Shadow by Nick Tapalansky
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Links: Amazon • TBD • Goodreads
Publication Date: October 10, 2017
Source: Borrowed

Greg has lived in Lancaster his whole life. The town’s always had its quirks, and being born without a shadow means he’s counted among them. When Greg discovers an old mansion in the woods just outside of town, he didn’t expect to meet a smart, beautiful, funny, and…very dead teenaged girl named Eleanor.

Yeah. He’s in love with a ghost.

And before he knows what’s happening, Greg finds himself at the wrong end of a history lesson when the town’s past, and his own, threaten to pull the two of them apart permanently!

From acclaimed comics writer Nick Tapalansky and phenomenal newcomer artist Anissa Espinosa, Cast No Shadow is a teen romance with humor and heart. 

I told myself that I was done with graphic novels (after all, I’ve read a ton of them recently) but then I saw this on display at my library and impulsively checked it out. I read it in one sitting that same night and… it was fine, I think?

I guess that I expected a book about ghosts and a haunted house to be at least a little spooky. This wasn’t really spooky. It also wasn’t particularly romantic or particularly deep. I think my favorite part was Greg’s struggle to come to terms with his father’s new girlfriend moving in. (I’ve been there and I get that.)

I also understood Greg’s reluctance to accept Layla, his best friend, dating his former bully and his annoyance at his town’s constant flow of roadside attractions. I felt like both of these ideas were brought up and kind of swept away with little resolution. I especially wish that the conflict with Layla had been dealt with better since it seemed to me that Greg had a really legitimate complaint and Layla just didn’t care.

Overall, I guess I just wish that the book would have looked at the issues it brought up in a little more depth, but the art was cute and it was a quick read.

#mm19: cover love
#ps19: a ghost story


Have you read Cast No Shadow? Can you recommend any good spooky graphic novels?
Let’s talk in the comments!

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Weekly Update

In case you missed it, here are this week’s blog posts:

I’ve been reading:

Recently acquired:

  • Eyes On Me by Rachel Harris | thanks to Entangled for the physical ARC! ❤

2 thing this week:

  • I HAVE A NEW APARTMENT. IT REALLY ONLY HAS BOOKS RIGHT NOW BUT THAT’S ALL I REALLY NEED, RIGHT.
  • I don’t know if you were aware, but I have the best boyfriend in the entire world. He commissioned a drawing of me holding Starry Eyes and you’ll be seeing it around here soon. 🙂

Blog hopping:

  • I’ve been a little busy moving and haven’t really done much blog hopping this week! I’m hoping to be back at it next week!

Song of the week: