(54) The Grace Keepers // Bookish Blurb

The Grace Keepers by Kirsty Logan

I forget where I got the recommendation for this book and I remember almost not getting it but I am so glad that I did. This book follows the lives of two very different women in a world where the earth is almost entirely covered in water. Callanish is a gracekeeper who lives alone with the dead to keep her secret safe and herself alive. North is part of a traveling circus and performs with her bear for a living. These two women live very different lives yet they are brought together by fate, chance, and the need to belong in a world that won’t accept them. Continue reading “(54) The Grace Keepers // Bookish Blurb”

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Another University Walk // Scotland

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I’m assuming I meant to take a picture of the sheep but I actually quite like how this picture turned out.

While I was in Scotland I look a number of random walks around campus and took pictures. Yes, Scotland has the reputation of being very grey and gloomy but it also has a number of gorgeous days with blue skies like this one. This is the walk where I ended up taking a bunch of pictures of the different birds I found but I think the birds will get their own post.  Continue reading “Another University Walk // Scotland”

(53) The Round House // Bookish Blurb

The Round House by Louise Erdrich

This story follows how 13 yr old Joe’s life alters after his mother is raped one day. The search for the perpetrator is complicated by the fact that Joe and his family live on a reservation and few laws are created to protect the people who live there. Continue reading “(53) The Round House // Bookish Blurb”

Hyde Park

CIMG6393aWhen my parents came and visited me at the end of my Scotland trip we ended up in London for a few days since I wanted to spend a little time there and also our flights left from there. One  of the things we did while we were in London was walk through Hyde park. I really don’t know much about Hyde park but it’s a famous beautiful park in London and here are some pictures from it. Continue reading “Hyde Park”

(52) Frozen Tides // Bookish Blurb

Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes

This is book 4 in the Falling Kingdom series. See my reviews for books one, two, and three. This book doesn’t really do any recap so you kind of have to have read the other books to understand what is going on. In this book we follow Lucia as she teams up with a venge seeking fire god, Jonas, who continues to be manipulated and fail at what he does, and Magnus and Cleo as they fight over the kindred and their hearts. Continue reading “(52) Frozen Tides // Bookish Blurb”

(51) The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage // Bookish Blurb

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: the (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer by Sydney Padua

The title of this book basically tells you everything you need to know. This is a graphic novel about Lovelace and Babbage and the first computer. It is a book chock full of facts (both real and somewhat less real). If smart people, steampunk, or computers interest you then you should look into this book. Continue reading “(51) The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage // Bookish Blurb”