First Chapter Thoughts: One Hundred Years Of Solitude

It's been so long since I did one of these! I've been slacking on my reading this year (for, ah, fairly good reasons) but I've been meaning to read my magical realism classics for a while. I started House of the Spirits a while ago and promptly... put it down and forgot where it went. … Continue reading First Chapter Thoughts: One Hundred Years Of Solitude

First Chapter Thoughts: Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks

*guilty expression* This is one of those books that I've been so excited to read, that I paradoxically ended up putting it off and off and off. I really want to read it, but man. MAN. But! It is a pandemic and I have a giant TBR and frankly, I could do with some cuteness right now. … Continue reading First Chapter Thoughts: Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks

First Chapter Thoughts: Authority by Jeff Vandermeer

I recently finished Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer (read the review here), and while I've gotten mixed input from others about the rest of the trilogy, I can't help but be immensely curious. So I've picked up the second book, Authority, and we're already off to an interesting start. For starters, despite many of them being … Continue reading First Chapter Thoughts: Authority by Jeff Vandermeer

First Chapter Thoughts: In the Dream House

My partner is actually the one who recommended this book to me (the wonderful Davey at @NotLisaDavis <3) and so far, I'm enthralled. In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado is a creative non-fiction memoir that combines elements of slipstream, magical realism and literary fiction to talk about an abusive relationship from her past, as well … Continue reading First Chapter Thoughts: In the Dream House

First Chapter Thoughts: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

I finally received my copy of Mexican Gothic (*excited goth boy noises*)! This is my third Moreno-Garcia book and I'm already SO into it. So, thoughts on the first chapter! Noemí Tabaoda is a high society debutante who goes through lovers at her own whims and is immediately set up as just a touch unreliable. The first … Continue reading First Chapter Thoughts: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia