Redecorating and The Lack of a Soul

As you may have noticed, I’ve done some redecorating. I proudly present to you Of Books and Bailey. I do so hope you like what I’ve done with the place. I find the revisions not too shabby myself, if I may say so. You might want to check out the updated About page as I have re-branded and refocused.  I am confident in the direction I’m heading. Continue reading “Redecorating and The Lack of a Soul”

Reading Wednesday: Shadow and Bones (#1 The Grisha Trilogy)

shadow_bone_sketch_castleI’d heard of the author Leigh Bardugo because her latest novel, Six of Crows, has taken off. However, upon perusing her other work, the onion domes on the cover of the Grisha Trilogy immediately caught my eye. I lived in Russia for a year, and I just love anything and everything related to the Russians, especially Russian culture. I just had to read this book!

The story follows Alina, a teenage orphan now serving her time in the army of Ravka. When her lifelong friend and fellow orphan Mal is injured, she manifests an incredible and unique power unseen among the world’s magic users. Continue reading “Reading Wednesday: Shadow and Bones (#1 The Grisha Trilogy)”

Reading Wednesday: The Golden Compass + Film

119322The Golden Compass by Philip Pullmanis a fantasy, steampunk novel in a theocratic society. Each person is accompanied by an animal companion called a daemon, which is essentially a physical representation of the person’s soul. These animals talk and eventually take a permanent shape. The story follows Lyra, a 12-year-old orphan who has grown up at Oxford College. Children all over England have begun to disappear. Lyra ends up going on an epic journey to find these children, befriends an armored polar bear, and becomes the wielder of the Golden Compass. Continue reading “Reading Wednesday: The Golden Compass + Film”

Reading Wednesday: The Ordinary Spaceman by Clayton C. Anderson

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetAlright folks, it’s our first Reading Wednesday review! It’s an exciting time. Especially because yesterday, I was contacted by a publisher to do a review for a YA novel and received a free copy. That is great news for me! Of course I was more than happy to oblige and that review will be up in the future. Continue reading “Reading Wednesday: The Ordinary Spaceman by Clayton C. Anderson”