Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Review: The Necromancer's Library (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #12) by J.L. Bryan

Title: The Necromancer's Library

Series: Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #12

Previous books in this series: Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper (#1) | Cold Shadows (#2) | The Crawling Darkness (#3) | Terminal (#4) | House of Whispers #5 | Maze of Souls #6 | Lullaby (#7) | The Keeper (#8) | The Tower (#9) | The Monster Museum (#10) | Fire Devil (#11)

Author: J.L. Bryan

Publication date: April 2020

Published by: J.L. Bryan

Source: eARC from author

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Synopsis: The antebellum mansion sits isolated in the overgrown countryside like a forgotten temple. Within it lie the dark, twisting paths of a private library possessing secrets from across the ages. The collection of ancient and medieval occult manuscripts tell of conjuring spirits and raising the dead, of making contact with supernatural realms and beings usually forbidden to living mortals.

The house's recently deceased owner was a reclusive former professor who transformed his home into a great library, but his desire for hidden knowledge and arcane power may have led him into madness, even death.

Disturbing specters now haunt the new occupants of the house, who turn to paranormal investigator Ellie Jordan for help. Ellie must unravel the mysteries of the occult library before she can banish its ghosts and make the house safe again for the living.

My rating: ★★★★★

It's been a hot minute since I read the last Ellie Jordan book, so I was really excited to dive into this one! I missed Ellie and Stacey and their fun bickering! 😂 And things get even more fun once Jacob arrives! The quips between the characters is one of my favorite things about this series! And just the characters in general! I love Jacob and Ellie and Stacey who is just really sassy and bubbly! I love her!

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Buying Different Editions of the Same Book (+ Chain of Gold Giveaway!)



I was never one to buy different editions of the same book, or even the same book in different formats. I thought it was pointless. But boy did things change for me. Lol. Today I wanted to share the books I own several different versions of and why I decided to buy them. Things started off pretty innocuous, but then this March things got crazy...

Supernatural Crazy

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Spooky Scary Book Tag


Why, hello there...

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Happy Spooky Season!

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Long time no see! I wanted to squeeze in some spooky content before, you know, spooky season is over 😅 This is probably the first post I really work on since the blogger change, and let me tell you, I HATE IT! I liked to work on my posts in the html view, but now they've made it harder! And adding these two gifs above? ☝ A nightmare! And you know I love my gifs! It took me a bit to finally be able to add them BUT THEN I couldn't freaking resize them so then I had to mess with their html... UGH! So if the formatting of this post is all over the place and the images don't show up... you know why 😒

Anyway, I hate change 😂 But onto more fun stuff! I saw this fun tag over at The Book Critter!

Spooky Scary Skeletons

Friday, October 2, 2020

Monthly Wrap-Up: September 2020



It was another not-very-productive month. Literally all I've been doing is playing Animal Crossing, and now with the recent Halloween update... I'm sorry but I'm not stopping now! Lol.

My mental health has just not been great these last couple of months. As you know from my previous post, my grandmother has cancer. She isn't doing terrible well, unfortunately, but she has her good days. I think that coupled with lockdown and just all the other awful things going on in the world have really gotten to me. My anxiety isn't as bad as it was early in the summer, but it's definitely still there.

I've been in a better mood since Fall came around, but I still haven't been doing a lot of reading.  Besides Animal Crossing, I've also been re-watching a lot of stuff. I've been rewatching Supernatural because it is coming to an end and I am not okay 😩 Anyway, I'm up to season 10 with that. I also started rewatching all the Marvel movies in the order of their release date. This week I watched Thor Ragnarok which is just incredible! I love it! Up next is Black Panther, I believe. And lastly, yesterday, very late in the day, I decided I wanted to do the whole 31 days of Halloween thing where you watch one horror/Halloween movie a day. Yesterday I watched Child's Play and right now I'm actually watching Child's Play 2! I love these movies!

So that's what I've been up to. Oh, I've also been painting my nails a lot, but what else is new. Lol.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2020



It's been a tough month. In July we found out my grandmother had cancer and a couple of weeks ago we went to go see her down in California. She's not doing great but she has her good days. It was really good to see her and the rest of my family down there. We don't get to see them very often just because we're all the way up in Washington. Plus, it was nice to just be around people. I haven't seen my extended family that lives here near me in MONTHS. Me being super antisocial, I thought I was okay with being in lockdown, that I was made for this. But man, this past month it made me realize that I'm not. I miss interacting with people and going to the store without fear hanging over my head that I might catch something. Speaking of that, traveling down to California, I was terrified. It is definitely not an ideal time to be traveling right now, and if it wasn't a family emergency, I wouldn't have even gone. It's about a 16 hour drive and even though we made as few stops as possible and were safe and wore masks and used sanitizer and did everything we were supposed to, it did not lessen my fear of traveling. All of my family down there is being extra safe what with my grandmother being on chemo and being immunocompromised, so that gave me peace of mind. And luckily we made it down there and back without issue.

Besides that though... I'm still addicted to Animal Crossing lol, AND I just changed up the design on my blog! Idk, I felt like I wanted a change so one morning I just woke up and tweaked things a bit. I like it!
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