Before They Are Hanged – Joe Abercrombie

Hannah read the second novel in the Third Law Trilogy. This book took each of the main people of the novel to the north, south, and edge of the world. Abercrombie still moves forward with his great ability to take a character’s trope and reinforce certain aspects while inverting all expectations in ways you wouldContinue reading “Before They Are Hanged – Joe Abercrombie”

Hannah’s October Reads

It should be known that I am terrible at reading on brand. If it is a “spooky season” I forget because I am under a mass amount of books that fall in my to be read pile. I am more of a “let’s see what we have this year.” I feel like when I tryContinue reading “Hannah’s October Reads”

The Mountains Sing – Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai

“Somehow I was sure that if people were willing to read each other, and see the light of other cultures, there would be no war on earth.” The Mountains Sing is a wonderful novel that tells the story of the Tran family, as seen through the eyes of the matriarch and her granddaughter. It takesContinue reading “The Mountains Sing – Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai”

Gideon the Ninth – Tamsyn Muir

Hannah recently finished Gideon the Ninth and it was a romp. What a fantastic book to add to any TBR. The book follows Gideon, an indentured servant on the Ninth Planet. She has been raised on this harsh planet with one other person her age, the Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House, Harrowhawk, a necromancerContinue reading “Gideon the Ninth – Tamsyn Muir”

OWWR Favorite Non-Fiction

We admit, non-fiction is not OWWR strong suit. We love a good escapist novel that makes us feel for characters and feel joy or pain for them. But that doesn’t mean that we are blind to non-fiction or choose to never read non-fiction. So without further ado, here is a list that Hannah and LauraContinue reading “OWWR Favorite Non-Fiction”

OWWR Favorite Bookish Products

Everyone buys into some type of literary hype. Whether you collect books, bookmarks, pictures of books, we all have our things. So Laura curated a list of bookish products she loves: Library Scented Candles Book lovers love anything to remind them of their favorite thing, books! These library scented candles make you feel like you’reContinue reading “OWWR Favorite Bookish Products”

Books to Get You Ready for Spooky Season

As fall descends (or waits to descend on us), Laura and Hannah prepared a list of horror films that at least one of them enjoyed. Some of these are lighter on the horror, but are atmospherically fall. One of us has read each of these books and approve of them for this list. Hannah’s favoriteContinue reading “Books to Get You Ready for Spooky Season”

Why We Made OWWR Podcast

My best friend and I have known each other since I was 19 and she was 18. We met when she was entering the same university as I was. We had actually never met, but were from rival high schools. I mentioned this to her and she looked me up and down and said “Oh.”Continue reading “Why We Made OWWR Podcast”