Book Review: A Girl is a Body of Water by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

September 5, 2020 in Blog, Book Recommendations, Favorites of 2020, Reviews - boundbythebook

🌾ᴀ ɢɪʀʟ ɪs ᴀ ʙᴏᴅʏ ᴏғ ᴡᴀᴛᴇʀ🌾Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi This book… I wish I could in this moment articulate to you just how beautiful Makumbi’s prose is paired with her ability to tell Kirabo’s story of growing up in Uganda, honoring her family, tradition, and exploring what being a “first…

Book Review: Flirtasaurus by Erin Mallon

August 27, 2020 in Blog, Reviews - boundbythebook

Trying something different today. My review is in the photos. This is a romcom that has lots of Friends references, awkwardness, and a likely award-winning cringey sex scene. 🏆 Others may well really enjoy this book. It just wasn’t for me. I read the entire thing (didn’t want to DNF…

Thriller Thursday – ☠️𝚈𝙰 𝙴𝚍𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗☠️

August 27, 2020 in Blog - boundbythebook

𝙈𝙖𝙟𝙤𝙧 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙛𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣: This book series still haunts me as a grown-ass adult. I read it in middle school—in like 2000. The gruesome events still as detailed as they were 20 (twenty!!) years ago. A few days ago, I decided to repurchase them and read the entire series again, hoping that…

Happy National Dog Day!

August 26, 2020 in Blog - boundbythebook

💕HAPPY NATIONAL DOG DAY💕 My life is immeasurably better with Callisto in it. She’s filled me with so much joy, comfort, and comedy. Calli is the most intelligent dog I’ve ever had and I love teaching her new things and watching her learn. 🐾Fun Facts About Calli🐾 🏆 She understands…

Shelfie Sunday – 8.23.20

August 23, 2020 in Blog - boundbythebook

Honestly, I’m not really feeling it today. I’ve got some stuff going on (still) and my plate is filling with typical responsibilities with Covid-19 precautions sprinkled on top. I woke up this morning with swollen tonsillar lymph nodes, a sore throat, and maybe an earache. I can’t really tell if…


August 22, 2020 in Blog - boundbythebook

Thank you to the tagged authors, publishers, and publicists for the galleys & finished copies of these gorgeous books! 🤔 Now the question is, will I actually be able to finish this stack before September? (Probably not) 😭That’s okay! The positive twist is that is that the next few months…

First Day of School 2020-2021

August 19, 2020 in Blog - boundbythebook

Tomorrow is our first day of school for 2020-2021. We’re in a forced remote until at least Labor Day (which also happens to be my birthday!) 🎉🎁 My amazing paras and I have spent the last two weeks gutting my classroom and working on organizing all our cabinets, inventorying, and…

A Girl is a Body of Water

August 17, 2020 in Blog, Book Recommendations - boundbythebook

🌊THANK YOU 🌊 to author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi & @tin_house for allowing me to be a part of the ARC galley club for this absolutely ✨GORGEOUS✨ book! I’ve anticipated its arrival and can’t wait to dive in as I can already feel my heartstrings being tugged. It has received incredible reviews thus…

Sunday Stack – Book Series Edition

August 16, 2020 in Blog - boundbythebook

🎀What’s YOUR favorite book series?🎀 My #sundaystack is Danielle Vega’s Merciless series! All I needed to hear was “Mean Girls meets The Exorcist” and that “add to cart” button couldn’t place them in my cart quick enough. 😂 Most of the series books I read are crime fiction—Temperance Brennan, mainly. I’ve started…

Thriller Thursday: 8/13/20

August 13, 2020 in Blog - boundbythebook

I’ve missed the last couple #thrillerthursdays and it’s not for a lack of trying but here we are! We made it to the next Thriller Thursday & tomorrow is FRIDAY I just finished I Killed Zoe Spanos the other day and lemme tell you—the hype is real! If you haven’t…

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The Mother-in-Law
Feels Like Falling
You and Me and Us
In Five Years
First Cut
The Safe Place
The Guest List
A Conspiracy of Bones
The Tenant
Daisy Jones & The Six
Lying in Wait and Other True Cases
You Are Not Alone
American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century
The Sun Down Motel
Morgue: A Life in Death
Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist
Blood On the Table: The Greatest Cases of New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
A History of Modern Psychology
Dissecting Death: Secrets of a Medical Examiner

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