Review: History of the Donner Party: A Tragedy of the Sierra

History of the Donner Party: A Tragedy of the Sierra

By Charles Fayette McGlashan

Available on: Amazon

Read as part of the Diversify Your Reading Challenge 2019.

Overview:

Blurb: A literal history of the Donner Party (1846-1847), the fates of the various peoples who perished, and the claims of cannibalism and murder. This book was written in 1880 and celebrated those that survived the ordeal.

Trigger Warnings:

Blood, Cannibalism, Death, Food, Gore, Gun Violence, Murder, Systemic Racism, Time Period Accurate Racism, Violence, Violent Imagery

Body Count: 42 of 90

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Review: The Witch and the Warlock

By Elisa Covey

Read as part of the Diversify Your Reading Challenge.

Available on: Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Overview:

Blurb:
Xavier Alexandros decides to solve all of his problems by trying to magically enslave the first chick who has ever withstood his magical masculine draw or something. There’s fake dating, a murderous piece of jewelry, and mild regret for having actually read this to the end. Did someone write and publish Twilight fanfiction? Because this is full of emotional abuse and manipulation. And? It’s full of UST that doesn’t get beyond a kiss. The author can write. And she can write well. I just want better characters from them.

Trigger Warnings:

Badly Written Women, Bastardization of Culture, Bastardization of Mythology, Blood, Bullying, Child Abuse, Death, Embezzlement, Emotional Abuse, Food, Plot Holes the Size of a Canadian Province, Poor Coping Mechanisms, Purple Prose, Slavery (Magical) Slavery, Theft, Toxic Masculinity, Unresolved Sexual Tension, Unsafe Lifestyle

Body Count: 1, natural death

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February Update for the 2019 Reading Challenge: Diversify Your Reading Challenge

Since I’m book addled, I’m updating on this particular challenge put on by MonganMoments.com’s, the Diversify Your Reading Challenge!

The Diversify Challenge has a category a month for a total of twelve books over the year:

  • Completed:
    • January: Memoir and Autobiography: Memoir of Jane Austen by James Edward Austen-Leigh
  • To Be Read, Still:
    • February: Romance: The Witch and the Warlock by Elisa Covey
    • March: Science and Technology: Alice in Virtuality by Norman Turrell
    • April: Graphic Novels & Comics: Twilight Lady by Blake J.K. Chen
    • May: History and Biography: History of the Donner Party by C.F. McGlashan
    • June: Middle Grade & Children’s: Seamus Tripp & The North Star Witch by John Garett and Richard Walsh
    • July: Humor: Hero in a Halfling by William Tyler Davis
    • August: Science Fiction: Claus: Legend of the Fat Man by Tony Bertauski
    • September: Nonfiction: The Universe Doesn’t Give a Flying Fuck About You by J. Truant
    • October: Young Adult: Initiate: The Unfinished Song by Tara Maya
    • November: Poetry: Fairy Tale Destruction: A Book of Dark Poetry by Erik Straker
    • December: Fantasy: The Final Formula by Becca Andre

As ever, I will be striving to review every book that I read. I’ll post to my Goodreads profile as to my progress and the reviews themselves.

2019 Reading Challenge: Diversify Your Reading Challenge

Another reading challenge I’ve chosen to do this year is MonganMoments.com’s Diversify Your Reading Challenge! It has a category a month for a total of twelve books over the year.

The Books

  • January: Memoir and Autobiography: Memoir of Jane Austen by James Edward Austen-Leigh
  • February: Romance: The Witch and the Warlock by Elisa Covey
  • March: Science and Technology: Alice in Virtuality by Norman Turrell
  • April: Graphic Novels & Comics: Twilight Lady by Blake J.K. Chen (No review).
  • May: History and Biography: History of the Donner Party by C.F. McGlashan
  • June: Middle Grade & Children’s: Seamus Tripp & The North Star Witch by John Garett and Richard Walsh
  • July: Humor: Hero in a Halfling by William Tyler Davis
  • August: Science Fiction: Claus: Legend of the Fat Man by Tony Bertauski
  • September: Nonfiction: The Universe Doesn’t Give a Flying Fuck About You by J. Truant
  • October: Young Adult: Initiate: The Unfinished Song by Tara Maya
  • November: Poetry: Fairy Tale Destruction: A Book of Dark Poetry by Erik Straker
  • December: Fantasy: The Final Formula by Becca Andre

As ever, I will be striving to review every book that I read. I’ll post to my Goodreads profile as to my progress and the reviews themselves.