Zodiac Killer: Ninth House Review

Apropos of nothing, I discovered this week that the Sagittarius' ruling house is the ninth, whatever that means. I happen to be a Sagittarius, through no fault of my own, so I thought that piece of trivia fit nicely with me finally getting to reviewing Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo.

Titles on Trend: Wives & Daughters, Pt. 1

So, a couple years ago I came across a thread expressing outrage about a headline for an article that was about a collaborative art exhibition. The headline in question, rather than including the names of the artists, identified the two women by their respective husband and father, who just happened to both be somewhat famous… Continue reading Titles on Trend: Wives & Daughters, Pt. 1

The Ninth Day of Christmas: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

After writing my post about books that follow a particular title trend, I picked up this one from that list. I read The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin over Thanksgiving weekend and it was a nice light read with a charming atmosphere, entertaining and unique characters, implausibly plausible incidents manufacturing drama for… Continue reading The Ninth Day of Christmas: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Titles on Trend: Eight Books of Life and Death and Full Names

Title trends come and go. Sometimes they’re a phrase—we were all there for the “A noun of noun and noun” young adult fantasy trend. Is it over yet? It felt like a bad case of déjà vu every time I walked into the YA section there for a while. Like, wait, didn’t this book come… Continue reading Titles on Trend: Eight Books of Life and Death and Full Names