2023 Bookish Hype Train

Per my post about 2023, I really need to refocus on refilling my creative well. So, this year, I’m limiting the number of author interviews I do and reshuffling my to-read list to be mainly about backlist titles. Plus, I am releasing a novella of my own, which I am more than thrilled to unleash upon the world.

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February 2022 Reading Recap

February is a month where I largely took off from writing my own fiction in preparation for Futurescapes this weekend. Like, I dabbled a bit, mostly played video games. Still did some reading. I finally can go back to listening to audiobooks, which is great for my brain buzz.

Here is a round up of my February reads. I got to interview two fabulous authors to kick off the month:

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Review: THE VIOLENCE by Delilah S. Dawson (2022)

Genre: Adult Horror
Year Release: 2022
Source: Libro.fm

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Listened to the audiobook
Content warnings: domestic abuse, domestic violence, child abuse, gas lighting, pet death (graphic), violence against animals, threats of suicide

Three generations of woman undergo a journey of healing as a new pandemic sweeps the world. It’s called The Violence, and it makes some people snap and make them kill the nearest living object near them. But there are other forms of violence, namely in the cruelty of the men around grandmother Patricia, mother Chelsea, and teenager Ella. In an effort to survive more common terror, these three go on their own character journeys to find their own strength, whether it’s in the form of tenderness for a grandchild, the improv and support from a wrestling troupe, or getting separated and striking on out on your own in the more desperate circumstances imaginable.

Heart-wrenching and cathartic, with some delightful moments in the form of self-discovery via wrestling and women surviving together and individually.

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