Elysa the Biblioblogger

All about books. Mostly reviews. Sometimes I'm funny.

A Closed and Common Orbit

I had such high hopes for Becky Chambers. Alas, I was disappointed with A Closed and Common Orbit. The book itself is a fine story, but it was not what I expected. The book is presented in its description as... Continue Reading →

Call of the Kiwi

Call of the Kiwi is the final installment of my journey that started so high with In the Land of the Long White Cloud and lost some luster with Song of the Spirits. I still think the first novel is the best of... Continue Reading →

March BOTM: Exit West

I figured I would be late in posting about my March choice for Book of the Month Club, but I am much earlier than I thought because I breezed through this book. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid is quite simply a... Continue Reading →

Clockwork Angel

Because I like to look around at the book side of Instagram, I've seen that a lot of people are reading Cassandra Clare's novels, but, also because of Instagram, I didn't really know why or what the novels were about.... Continue Reading →

Song of the Spirits

Song of the Spirits is the sequel to Sarah Lark's In the Land of the Long White Cloud that I raved about a few posts ago. Frankly, I was disappointed in the sequel. It was a little shaky at first because it was... Continue Reading →


It's time for a comeback story! I gave up on Brandson Sanderson a long time ago after trying to read The Way of Kings. I could NOT deal with that book because at the 200 page mark he was still introducing... Continue Reading →

The Bookseller

It's the return of books about books...sort of. I thought a book about a bookseller would contain more references to books, but there weren't very many at all. I'm not even sure The Bookseller is what the book should be titled.... Continue Reading →

Only Love Can Break Your Heart

I am not writing an entire post about a Neil Young song (no matter how worthy of one it is). Instead, I am here to talk about Ed Tarkington's part coming-of-age, part Southern Gothic, part mystery, part historical novel. Listening... Continue Reading →

Brave New World… To Die For

I inadvertently had a bit of a creepy run with Audible after my super awesome space story. I listened to Brave New World first. I probably don't need to tell you that this story is fascinating and eerily relevant. You have probably... Continue Reading →