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Games to play if you’re new to gaming (or just like cool games)

Hello hello, Sarah asked me for game recs and I couln't resist making it into a full blown rec list, because I never can. These are all games I've played and loved and rec wholeheartedly. As always, ask me for tws if you need! Note: please ignore the various platforms in the trailers. All these… Continue reading Games to play if you’re new to gaming (or just like cool games)

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My favourite things: January – August 2020

Hello hello, as you might’ve noticed, I haven’t really been around lately, and I think the reason is pretty obvious. I also haven’t really been reading books bcs A) brain no likey and B) at start of the plague I got a new hyperfixation and reading fics about the russian plague doctors confessing their love… Continue reading My favourite things: January – August 2020

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Slippery Creatures by KJ Charles

Title: Slippery Creatures Author: KJ Charles Publisher: Self-published Genre: Romance, Historical Stars: ★★★★★ TWs/CWs: violence, death, the 1918 pandemic, WW1, chemical warfare, mention of attempted sexual assault   This book is a ride. I need you to understand that this book is a wild ride from start to finish, amping up the action from chapter one… Continue reading Slippery Creatures by KJ Charles

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Helena’s top “10” favourite books of 2019

Friends, it's the most wonderful time of the year again. I'm talking of course about January, and you know what that means! Top tens of last year! Yes!! I changed up my own rules, of course, because there were just that many books I loved. First, this is "books I've read in 2019" instead of… Continue reading Helena’s top “10” favourite books of 2019

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The Wolf at the Door by Charlie Adhara

Title: The Wolf at the Door Author: Charlie Adhara Publisher: Carina Press Genre: Romance, Paranormal Stars: ★★★ TWs/CWs: genre typical violence, racialized bigotry, dubious consent, parental death (in the past)   Before I tear into this book, please know that I ended up liking it enough that I will be reading the rest of the series.… Continue reading The Wolf at the Door by Charlie Adhara

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In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

Title: In Other Lands Author: Sarah Rees Brennan Publisher: Big Mouth House Genre: Fantasy, YA Stars: ★★★★★ TWs/CWs: Fantasy typical violence and war, neglectful parents, toxic relationships   "Elliot was trying to teach himself trollish via a two-hundred-year-old book by a man who'd had a traumatic break-up with a troll. This meant a lot of commentary… Continue reading In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

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Get into the mood, aka what to listen to during the spooky season

If you look outside the window, you will notice the spooktacular season is upon us! And while I don't particularly understand Halloween, I do love two things: Spooky Shit Podcasts And since the Horror podcast genre really delivers, here's some of my faves! I've organized them into two categories: narrative podcasts and podcasts about the… Continue reading Get into the mood, aka what to listen to during the spooky season

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Gilded Cage by KJ Charles

Title: Gilded Cage Author: KJ Charles Publisher: Self-published Genre: Romance, Historical Stars: ★★★★★ TWs/CWs: miscarriage (in the past), genre typical violence, abusive relationship (side character, in the past)   "The inconvenience, obstacles, arguments, narrow evasions of the law, and unexpected need to change one's extremely comfortable life, all in the desperate hope of what? Winning the… Continue reading Gilded Cage by KJ Charles

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Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor

Title: Welcome to Night Vale Author: Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor Publisher: Harper Perennial Lenght: 401 pages, 12 hours on audio Genre: Horror, fantasy, sci-fi Stars: ★★½ TWs/CWs: regular Night Vale things- death, body horror, disappearances, car crash   Jesus, where do I even start with this book? The thing is, I adore the Welcome to Night… Continue reading Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor

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Spellbound by Allie Therin

Title: Spellbound Author: Allie Therin Publisher: Carina Press Lenght: 243 pages Genre: Romance, Historical, Paranormal Stars: ★★★★★ TWs/CWs: period typical racism (from secondary characters), violence   You know that feeling, when you start reading a book and it immediately clicks? With Spellbound, I knew I was in love only few pages in. Allie Therin's writing is… Continue reading Spellbound by Allie Therin