A Week in Reading from Quarantine

Greetings, friends! I don’t normally do weekly recap posts – mostly because I have weeks that I do literally nothing – but considering everything that’s been going on in the world and my personal life over the last month, I thought now was a good time!

So let’s grab a cup of coffee, pet a local cat, and chat about what’s been going on in the last week.

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I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall

I Am Still Alice is a powerful story of survival. Reading this one had me on the edge of my seat and fully invested.

“If you can’t be strong, you have to be smart. And smart is better than strong, out here.”


This book made me feel things, friends. It’s evocative, tense, and compelling and made my heart hurt so much while reading it. But there’s also a lot of hope and Jess’ grit to survive no matter the setbacks also filled my heart.

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Announcing the Nerd Voraciously Discord Server!

I grew up in AOL chat rooms and have always loved getting to know people from around the world. Now, more than ever, we need to maintain the human connection. With so many people practicing social distancing, I felt it was important to finally announce the server.


Nerd Voraciously is a place for anyone to chat with people about the things they are passionate about! With text and voice chat, you’ll be able to interact with people in a “chat” setting, make new friends, and maybe find new passions along the way. Plus, we organize some games and activities if you want some extra interaction!

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LitJoy Crate Unboxing: Once Upon a Retelling (Feb 2020)

Welcome to a LitJoy Crate unboxing, friends! I don’t regularly subscribe to book boxes and have some rather conflicting thoughts about how much I adore them (would you want a discussion post on this?), but I am known to grab an occasional crate now and then when the theme tickles my fancy.


The February 2020 theme definitely tickled my fancy. Once Upon a Retelling! I can’t get enough of retellings and was fairly confident I knew what the book was, so I ordered a crate.

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Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle #3) by Jay Kristoff

“Be assured there will be no cliff-hangers in this, our final dance together. As promised, her birth you’ve witnessed, her life you’ve lived. All that remains is her death.”

In many ways this end to the Nevernight trilogy was both an amazing and lackluster read for me, and it’s taken almost two and a half months for me to sort through my feelings to write this review (thank goodness I am a note-taker!). But regardless this is going to be a difficult book to review due to it being the end of a trilogy. Tread lightly as the review will discuss spoilers from the first two books but is spoiler-free for Darkdawn.

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