Wednesday, September 20, 2017

[Book Review] From Ant to Eagle by Alex Lyttle

Book Review of From Ant to Eagle by Alex Lyttle

From Ant to Eagle by Alex Lyttle is heartbreaking but incredible story about family and the special bond of two brothers.

Make sure to grab your tissues before you jump in here. And be warned, once you pick it up, you won't be able to put it down.

Thank you to NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read this incredible story.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

[Top 10 Tuesday] Ten Books On My Fall TBR

Top 10 Tuesday Ten Books On My Fall TBR List

Top 10 Tuesday is created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

I'm not usually one to create a seasonal TBR list simply because seeing a list of books that I want to read in a certain amount of time tends to stress me out!

However, since Fall is my favorite season, I just couldn't pass this one up!

Enjoy!

Monday, September 18, 2017

[Book Review] Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong


Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong is a heartbreaking, but lovely novel about family and growing up.

As it is written in a journal format, the content was a bit too choppy for my preference. However, I still enjoyed this read quite a bit!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

[Book Review] The Pink Heist by Adam El Shalakany


The Pink Heist by Adam El Shalakany was such a fun read! I was laughing out loud on almost every page. From very early on, I decided that it definitely had a similar humorous tone as Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, so of course I loved every single second of it!

If you're a Hitchhikers fan, stop right here and go pick up this book! Here's the amazon link.

Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

[Book Blogger Hop] September 15th - 21st


Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer, where you answer a question and join a "hop". The purpose is to help bloggers discover and get to know one another.

For this week's question, Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books asks:
Have you ever bought a more expensive edition of a book, when a cheaper edition was available, just because you preferred the cover of the more expensive one?

Thursday, September 14, 2017

[Book Review] Weave a Murderous Web by Anne Rothmans-Hicks & Ken Hicks


Weave a Murderous Web by Anne Rothmans-Hicks & Ken Hicks is a wonderful crime thriller that will keep you guessing right up until the very end! I really enjoyed this book and definitely look forward to reading another in the Jane Larson series.

Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

[Book Review] The Talented Ribkins by Ladee Hubbard

Book review of The Talented Ribkins by Ladee Hubbard

The Talented Ribkins by Ladee Hubbard is a slow, but very intriguing story about a man on a mission, his niece (whom he just found out existed), and a long family history of "peculiarities".

Monday, September 11, 2017

[Graphic Novel Review] Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 1 The Crucible

Graphic Novel Review of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 1 The Crucible

If you are expecting the same fun, bubbly teenage witch played by Melissa Joan Hart, this graphic novel will disappoint you. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 1 is very dark and gory. Of course I loved every second of it!

Book photo of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 1

Sunday, September 10, 2017

[Book Review] Feel Me Fall by James Morris

Book Review of Feel Me Fall by James Morris

Feel Me Fall by James Morris is an absolutely incredible YA mystery/triller that is filled to the brim with suspense!

Warning: Once you pick this one up, you won't be able to put it down!

This was another book that I lost sleep over simply because I had forced myself to put the book down to go to sleep, and couldn't stop thinking about it.

Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way. 


Book photo of Feel Me Fall by James Morris

Saturday, September 9, 2017

[Book Review] A Killer Harvest by Paul Cleave

Book Review of A Killer Harvest by Paul Cleave

A Killer Harvest by Paul Cleave is an incredible crime thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Once I picked this one up, I really struggled to put it down; I just couldn't wait to see what happened next! This is definitely going to be one of my favorite books of the year!

A Killer Harvest by Paul Cleave book photo

Friday, September 8, 2017

[Book Review] Corduroy by Don Freeman

Book Review of Corduroy by Don Freeman

Corduroy by Don Freeman was one of my favorite books as a child. I hadn't read it since I was five or six, so this re-read was definitely needed!

Corduroy by Don Freeman book cover

[Book Blogger Hop] September 8th - 14th


Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer, where you answer a question and join a "hop". The purpose is to help bloggers discover and get to know one another.

For this week's question, Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer asks:
Have you ever bought a book because you liked its cover art?

Thursday, September 7, 2017

[Book Review] Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin & Daniel Salmieri

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin & Daniel Salmieri

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin & Daniel Salmieri is a wonderfully humorous book about a boy and his dog that throw a taco party for a group of dragons!

If you love dragons or tacos, you need to give this book a read!

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin & Daniel Salmieri book cover image

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

[Book Review] Pigeon-Blood Red by Ed Duncan

Book Review of Pigeon-Blood Red by Ed Duncan

Pigeon-Blood Red by Ed Duncan is a crime thriller that will suck you in and not let you go until the very last page. I absolutely loved every second of this book and would highly recommend it to others.

Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way. 

Pigeon-Blood Red by Ed Duncan book cover photo

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

[Top 10 Tuesday] Ten Books I've Recently DNFed

Top 10 Tuesday- Ten Books I've Recently DNFed

Top 10 Tuesday is created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Before I started this blog, I absolutely refused to DNF books. However, after making a list of "books I should have DNFed," and seeing how quickly it was filling up... I finally came to terms with the fact that I had a problem. :)

From this situation, I ended up creating a DNF policy that helps guide me and prevent my stubbornness from resurfacing. Of course I still slip up here and there. But even so, I feel like I have been doing a decent job of bailing on books that I'm just not enjoying.

Here are ten books that I've recently DNFed.

Monday, September 4, 2017

[Book Review] The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy

Book Review of The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy

The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy has a VERY intriguing prologue! This did a wonderful job of drawing me in and I was hooked for quite a while. Unfortunately, things started to go downhill for me around page 75. Even so, I did enjoy this read.

The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy book photo

Sunday, September 3, 2017

[Book Blogger Hop] September 1st - 7th


Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer, where you answer a question and join a "hop". The purpose is to help bloggers discover and get to know one another. 

For this week's question, Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews asks:
Do you participate in The Bloggiesta?

Saturday, September 2, 2017

[FLYTIP] A Few Blog Post Formatting Do's and Don'ts


Welcome to another FLYTIP post!

FLYTIP is an original feature hosted by FLYLēF. The purpose is to share blog design graphics and advice, as well as encourage related discussions.

The topic for Saturday, September 2nd is... a guest prompt from me! :) I can't wait to see everyone's answers!

The prompt: FLYTIP: Post Format || What are your do's and/or don'ts for formatting a blog post?

Friday, September 1, 2017

[Wrap-Up] August 2017

Reading Wrap-Up for August 2017

Phew! What a month. I started off really strong, but then ran into a bit of a reading slump toward the end of the month. Even so, I read a bunch of really awesome books this month!

Let's dive in!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

4 September Book Releases I Can’t Wait To Read

4 September Book Releases I Can’t Wait To Read

I cannot believe we are almost in the month of September. Phew! This summer is going by way too quickly. I still haven't even made it to the beach!!

While I sit here dreaming about the sand and the sea, please enjoy the 4 September releases that I cannot wait to read.

Monday, August 28, 2017

6 Things Readers Want You To Stop Asking

6 Things Readers Want You To Stop Asking

We've all been there before... We've mentioned our love of reading to a non-reader just to have them ask a ridiculous question. Some questions are easier to answer than others, as some just make you want to roll your eyes and walk away from the conversation.

Here are some of the things that I am totally sick of being asked.

Please note: This is meant to be a fun post!! I know that I can come across as a bit snarky sometimes. But I promise, while the questions below are real, I'm just trying to have some fun with them. :)

Sunday, August 27, 2017

[Book Review] Humbug Witch by Lorna Balian

Book Review of Humbug Witch by Lorna Balian

Humbug Witch by Lorna Balian is an absolutely adorable read that is sprinkled with humor in both the narrative and the illustration. If you're looking for a fun read for October, I highly recommend this one!

Shout-out to Catherine C. Thank you for recommending this one to me! :)

Humbug Witch by Lorna Balian book cover

Saturday, August 26, 2017

How To Set Up The Followers Widget On Blogger

How To Set Up The Followers Widget On Blogger

Blogger users! Is your Followers Widget set up?

If you answered "Yes," great!

If you answered "No," or "What is the Followers Widget?" read on! 

Friday, August 25, 2017

[Book Blogger Hop] August 25th - 31st


Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer, where you answer a question and join a "hop". The purpose is to help bloggers discover and get to know one another. 

For this week's question, Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books asks:
Have you ever read a book written in a foreign language you might be fluent in, and then read the same book in English?

Thursday, August 24, 2017

[Bookish Discussion] 5 Reasons Why I Won’t Lend Out Books

Bookish Discussion 5 Reasons Why I Won’t Lend Out Books

I used to have no problem lending out my books! But that was back in middle school and high school when the vast majority of my book budget came from my parents (thanks guys!).

Today, because I pay for all my own books, I'm much more hesitant. I have also had really bad luck letting other people borrow my books... which has made me realize that I no longer want to risk lending them out at all.

Why, you may ask? Here are 5 reasons why.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

[Book Review] True East by Raymond Ahrens

Book Review of True East by Raymond Ahrens

True East by Raymond Ahrens is a book that is filled with history, genetic anthropology, oil, murder, and lust, among other things.

Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way. 


True East by Raymond Ahrens book photo

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

[Top 10 Tuesday] Ten Books That Should Be Required Reading for Middle/High Schoolers

Top 10 Tuesday- Ten Books That Should Be Required Reading for Middle/High Schoolers

Top 10 Tuesday is created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week's prompt is: Back To School Freebie. So I will be writing about ten books that I think should be required reading in middle school or high school. 


Enjoy!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Discussion of the Film Adaptation of Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

Discussion of the Film Adaptation of Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

Fahrenheit 451 is one of my favorite classics! When I realized that I hadn't yet seen the 1966 film, I immediately requested it from Netflix.

Feel free to click the corresponding links if you missed my reviews for the novel or the graphic novel.

NOTE: THERE WILL BE SPOILERS. 

So if you haven't watched the movie or read the book, please proceed with caution.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

[Book Blogger Hop] August 18th - 24th


Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer, where you answer a question and join a "hop". The purpose is to help bloggers discover and get to know one another. 

For this week's question, Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books asks:
When you enter an unfamiliar house or apartment for the first time, do you feel disappointed if you don't see any bookshelves, or books on the coffee table?

Saturday, August 19, 2017

[FLYTIP] Ten Of My Favorite Book Photos


Welcome to another FLYTIP post!

FLYTIP is an original feature hosted by FLYLēF. The purpose is to share blog design graphics and advice, as well as encourage related discussions.

The topic for Saturday, August 19th is:
FLYTIP: Bookstagrams || Share 5-10 of your favorite book photographs. Please join even if you don't have an Instagram account.

While I don't have a specific bookstagram account, I do take lots of bookish photos that I share on my blog, Instagram, and Litsy.

Let's dive in!

Friday, August 18, 2017

[Book Review] You'll Never Know, Dear by Hallie Ephron

Book Review of You'll Never Know, Dear by Hallie Ephron

You'll Never Know, Dear is a great mystery with lots of very tense suspense! I cruised right through this one because I needed to know how things turned out!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

[Book Review] The Dark by Lemony Snicket, Illustrated by Jon Klassen

Book Review of The Dark by Lemony Snicket, Illustrated by Jon Klassen

The Dark by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Jon Klassen is absolutely adorable! It has a great storyline and wonderful artwork. I would highly recommend this for anyone that enjoys children's books.

And if you're looking for a great gift for a child you know, I would definitely suggest this!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

[Book Review] Here And Gone by Haylen Beck

Book Review of Here And Gone by Haylen Beck

Here and Gone is a suspense novel that is sure to get your heart pounding! I thought that the premise was incredibly spooky because it’s so realistic.

Let's dive in!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

[Top 10 Tuesday] Ten Book Recommendations For Memoir Lovers

Top 10 Tuesday- Ten Book Recommendations For Memoir Lovers

Top 10 Tuesday is created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week's prompt is: Ten book recommendations for ____.  I have decided to fill in that blank with "memoir lovers."

Memoir is a genre that is usually pretty hit or miss with me. Even so, there are a number of memoirs that I have really loved!

Here are my top ten.

Monday, August 14, 2017

[Book Tag] The Longest Book Tag

Book Tag of The Longest Book Tag

This tag was originally created by Ditsha at Bewitchingly Paranoid. I was tagged by Elise at The Roaming Reader. Please take a moment to check out her lovely blog!

My answers will be based on books that I have added to my Goodreads shelves. I'm sure I'm missing some of the longer books I read before I joined the platform, but that's alright!

Let's get started!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

[Book Review] Mission in a Bottle by Seth Goldman & Barry J. Nalebuff

Book Review of Mission in a Bottle by Seth Goldman & Barry J. Nalebuff

During my Trip to the Niantic Book Barn, I discovered this book in a "Business" section of Store Four. The cover was what pulled me in at first, and when I opened it up, I immediately added it to my to-buy stack! Why? Because it's a graphic novel!

Not only did I have SO much fun reading this book, it also convinced me to go out and try Honest Tea, embarrassingly, for the first time. And I warn you... if you haven't tried the teas yet...you're going to want to! They are DELICIOUS.

(My thoughts on each drink pictured below is at the end of this post.)