Bookish News: July 8, 2020

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Happy Canada Day

This isn’t a very bookish related post, and it will be rather short.

July 1, 2020 is the 153rd anniversary of Canada’s founding as a country.

For some this is good news, for others it is a sign of pain and suffering that has been lasting generations.

I am not an expert on the subject by any means, and quite a few people would have choice words with what I’m about to say I’m sure, but I am proud to be Canadian.

No person, family, city, state, or country, there will always be things that can be improved on. I recognize that Canada has made many mistakes in the past, and I am sure we will make many more.

At the end of the day, it is a nation that has brought hope and happiness to hundreds of thousands of people across the world.

It might not be a perfect nation, it owes a lot to the Indigenous peoples that were here before, but it does do good in the world.

Every day I work to become a better, more understanding, more knowledgable individual. It doesn’t happen overnight, but if everyone tries to see the world in a different way, we can all create a better society.

WWW Wednesdays: May 27, 2020

Hello dear readers, I am sure you know the drill. What have I finished recently, what am I currently reading, and what do I plan on reading next?

Let’s find out!

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What Have I Finished Recently?

  • Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
  • Harrow Lake by
  • Heir of Ashes by Jina S. Bazzar

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What Am I Currently Reading?

  • Crossing In Time by D.L. Orton
  • Tower of God by S.I.U
  • Come Join the Murder by Holly Rae Garcia

What Will I Read Next?

  • Of Myth and Shadow by Matthew S. Cox
  • Heir of Doom by Jina S. Bazzar
  • Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan

Poetry Events, Bookish Tank Tops, Queer Women Romance Books….Check out these bookish items!

Hey there dear readers. Just a quick post today. I found some interesting bookish things to read, follow, or buy occupy your time during quarantine. Consider giving them a look if you want something to do!

Live Poetry Events

Some cool looking bookish tank tops you might want to wear this summer

10 Great 2020 Queer Women Romance Books to Watch Out For

Writing/Reviewing Poetry

Letting Books Create your Summer

NetGalley eArc Review: The Jealousy of Jalice

Dear readers, this was my first ever approval from NetGally. I received an eArc of this book in return for an honest review.

When I went on NetGalley, I will be honest this was the first book I saw. I got swept up in the excitement and got instant approval for this book and started reading it right away.

Title: The Jealousy of Jalice
Author: Jesse Nolan Bailey
Rating: ★★★☆☆

In this dark fantasy, two women enact a scheme to overthrow a tyrant chief by first kidnapping his wife. The land and its people are corrupted. The Sachem, chief of the Unified Tribes, is to blame. It is this conviction that drives Annilasia and Delilee to risk their lives. Afraid of the aether magic he wields, they enact a subtler scheme: kidnap his wife. In her place, Delilee will pretend to be the chieftess and spy on the Sachem. Unaware of this plot against her husband, Jalice is whisked away by Annilasia. Pleading with her captor proves futile, and she rejects Annilasia’s delusional accusations against the chief. After all, the Sachem has brought peace to the land. Yet a dangerous truth hides in Jalice’s past. As she and Annilasia flee through a forest of insidious threats, they must confront the evil plaguing the tribes and the events that unleashed it.


I only really read this book whenever I was on the elevator or waiting for it. Since I take the elevator a minimum of eight times a day, and am able to read a minimum of three or four pages were elevator ride, I got through this book surprisingly quickly.

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I enjoyed the world that the book took place in. It seemed large and like I, as a reader, was only scratching the surface. There was so much more that we could discover if we just kept exploring.

I liked the idea of the story, but for some reason I don’t think it stuck with me very much. It’s not that the book itself was bad, but I never really found any moments that hooked me in.

There was nothing that turned me off of the book, it just sort of felt okay the whole time I was reading it.

I honestly don’t have much else to say, and it kind of upsets me because I spent a lot of time reading the book, but I don’t want to just tell you that everything was okay.

The characters were hit and miss. I wasn’t a fan of Jalice. Her writing seemed inconsistent to me, and she brought down some enjoyment for me. But other than that, most characters were okay.


To counteract the mediocre character development, I will admit that I liked the story’s premise; Jalice at first believing she has been kidnapped, then realizing the truth behind all the lies she has been told.

It was a different take on a fantasy story that I enjoyed, but there just wasn’t enough to save it for me.

I commend Jesse Nolan Bailey on writing this book. From what I’ve seen a lot of people enjoyed it, I just think it wasn’t the proper book for me, so in that sense I’d say my review is out of the norm.


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WWW Wednesday: April 28, 2020

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You all know the drill. Answer the three Ws and win a prize! Or so I’ve been told.

What did I finish recently?

It’s been a bit slow on the books lately, but I finished my elevator/walking the dog book this week. This was my first ever NetGalley book, so I will hopefully be posting a review in the next couple weeks!

The Jealousy of Jalice

What am I Currently Reading?

Currently I have two books and a manga ongoing, but I am less than 100 pages to go in Priory of the Orange Tree.

Tower of God Manhwa

Heir of Ashes

The Priory of the Orange Tree

What do I Plan on Reading Next?

Next in line I have a book tour for Harrow Lake, and a free kindle book I received called The Dragon Lady.

WWW Wednesday: April 28, 2020

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You all know the drill. Answer the three Ws and win a prize! Or so I’ve been told.

What did I finish recently?

It’s been a bit slow on the books lately, but I finished my elevator/walking the dog book this week. This was my first ever NetGalley book, so I will hopefully be posting a review in the next couple weeks!

The Jealousy of Jalice

What am I Currently Reading?

Currently I have two books and a manga ongoing, but I am less than 100 pages to go in Priory of the Orange Tree.

Tower of God Manhwa

Heir of Ashes

The Priory of the Orange Tree

What do I Plan on Reading Next?

Next in line I have a book tour for Harrow Lake, and a free kindle book I received called The Dragon Lady.