Favorite Non-Fiction Books

I’ll admit it: I’m a fiction junkie. When I walk into a bookstore, I will make a beeline straight for the fiction section. Most of my favorite books are fiction. Like many readers, I just love escaping into fictional worlds and seeing what writers are able to do with the craft of writing fiction. I […]

Book Review: Spellbook of the Lost & Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle

I usually try to be at least somewhat eloquent and, at the very least, coherent in my book reviews, but this book just made me want to yell OH MY GOD EVERYONE READ THIS NOW. Of course, I totally understand that you may want to know a bit more than that, so don’t worry. I […]

October OwlCrate Unboxing: Find Me in the Forest

Unboxing time! October’s OwlCrate theme was Find Me In The Forest, and I was so, so excited when they announced it because a.) I love the forest and b.) I love books that take place in the forest. So I knew this one was probably going to be a home run. On top of excitement […]

Book Review: Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker

Eep. I have some thoughts about this one. Emma in the Night is a psychological thriller by Wendy Walker that centers on the disappearance of Cass and Emma Tanner. Three years ago, the two sisters both mysteriously disappeared. Now, Cass shows back up without Emma telling a story about the two sisters being held against […]

NaNoWriMo: What You’ll Need

First, 40,000 gallons of coffee. Got that? Okay, now we can move on. In all seriousness, there’s really nothing that you need for NaNoWriMo. All you really need is your brain and something to write with…a computer, a notebook and pen, a crayon and some old newspaper—it doesn’t matter. As long as you have a […]

Spooky Book Recommendations: Part Three

It is one week until Halloween (eeee!) and it’s time for my third round of spooky book recommendations for your Halloween TBR! Does this mean I’m done recommending spooky books forever? Of course not! I love spooky books and I am always reading them, which means I’m always collecting more to recommend! But for now, […]

Not-So-Scary Books for Your Halloween TBR

Halloween is nearly upon us, and between here and my bookstagram, I’ve been recommending spooky books left and right. Part 3 of my Spooky Book Recommendations is coming up this weekend, but for the time being, I wanted to focus on a slightly different category. You see, I love everything spooky and scary. Ghosts, vampires, […]

Giveaway on My Bookstagram!

**CLOSED*** I have officially reached 500 followers on my bookstagram, @samsaraparchment, and I am so, so, so excited! Bookstagram is honestly a wonderful community, I’ve met so many amazing people there, and made some awesome friends! I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to each and every one of my […]

Book Review: Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay

Paul Tremblay has an impeccable talent for blending difficult real life situations with the paranormal in a way that makes you question whether you’re more afraid of the unknown or of the horrible acts that human beings commit against each other, and Disappearance at Devil’s Rock is another excellent display of that skill. This novel […]

September Book Haul

This is almost a bit of a mini book haul, as I managed to not go too, too crazy this month! Well, with books, anyway. In life, we crossed the crazy bridge and burned it to ashes a long, long time ago. Read on to find out which newbies I added to the collection in […]