Norwegian Wood, by Lars Mytting

Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way by Lars Mytting My rating: 5 of 5 stars People forget their schoolmates. They forget their holidays and their favourite toys, but they never forget the woodstove that warmed them in their childhood homes. I grew up with a woodstove. A glass-fronted iron stove, to […]

Balefire (W&G #10)

Balefire by Jordan L. Hawk My rating: 5 of 5 stars Did I pre-order this book? Yep. Was I up half the night, excited like a kid on Christmas Eve, trying to catch it as it went live? Yep. Did I power through this in as close to one sitting as I could manage? Yep. […]

Death or Canada

Death or Canada: The Irish Famine Migration to Toronto, 1847 by Mark G. McGowan My rating: 4 of 5 stars 3.5 stars. A basic, fact-filled primer on the Irish Famine Migration to Toronto in 1847. I myself know very little about the Famine, despite having lived in Kerry for over thirteen years — so I’ve […]

Voices at the World’s Edge

Voices at the World’s Edge: Irish Poets on Skellig Michael by Collected Rating: 4/5. Perfectly encapsulating my feelings toward the Skelligs, Kerry, and Ireland as a whole. > Goodreads Point docked because the inclusion of Cathal Ó Searcaigh considering the events that would’ve come to light not long before the formation of this book. Otherwise, […]

Baby Teeth

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage Rating: 2/5. Good enough writing, just not my jam. > Goodreads Received from Netgally in exchange for a fair and honest review. This review is for the first 40% only; I decided to DNF after that. I’ll be talking about what I did read, and my general thoughts on it. […]

A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns

A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni Rating: 5/5. Short and accessible for anyone looking to brush up their language game. > Goodreads Received from Netgalley for a fair review. Really is a quick-n-easy guide to they/them pronouns! As someone who is more comfortable with neutral pronouns than any other, this […]

Whispers Under Ground

Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch Rating: 4/5. Solid coffee-break urban fantasy. > Goodreads No lie, I find it a little hard to review books that are clearly meant to be read in a series (whether they have an episodic nature or not) on a book-by-book basis a bit difficult. I enjoyed Rivers of London […]

A Fort of Nine Towers, by Qais Akbar Omar

A Fort of Nine Towers by Qais Akbar Omar Rating: 5/5. Emotions were many. > Goodreads So, one of my new, very much long-term goals is to read at least one book from every country. Preferably about that country, but more importantly to me (for now, at least) is the author. I suppose, technically, that […]