Everything is so soggy here. At least Scully enjoys all the water to splash through on walks, but trudging through mud isn’t the most fun activity for humans.

Labrador dog running through pond, face is all smushed up in an unflattering manner, sky is dark and ominous.

On the blog:

Review: Emily Wilde’s Encyclopedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated January to June 2023

Books read:

Five Survive by Holly Jackson

Gripping thriller set in an RV over the space of eight hours. I’m not sure the thing behind it all was entirely believable but that didn’t distract from the entertainment value.

  • Popsugar # 43. A book that takes place entirely in one day

The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi

This was a big helping of nerdy fun. I haven’t read any Scalzi before, despite his books being long time TBR lurkers, but I’ll definitely read more.

  • ATY # 33. A book by an author with a first name popular in 1923
  • ATY Rejects: A book about crossing over to another world

Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo

Sequel to Ninth House, I don’t want to say too much but I loved it. And the rabbit (I still think it looks more like a hare) on the cover will make sense after reading it.

  • Popsugar # 24 A book with a rabbit on the cover
  • ATY # 1. A book set in a location that begins with A, T, or Y


I started playing Stray, a game where you’re a cat in a post-apocalyptic city, trying to get back to your cat buddies in the “outside”. Lovely graphics and very atmospheric, but I’m at the stage where I keep dying from mutant blobs attacking me, so need a bit of a break, but I do intend on finishing it.

Digital artwork for Stray game showing a ginger cat in a backpack and a robot in the background.

Books acquired:


Bought โ€“ Physical:

Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo

The River of Silver by Shannon Chakraborty

Bought โ€“ Digital:

Wolf Pack by Will Dean (audiobook)

A Gift of Poison by Bella Ellis (audiobook)