Sunday, April 30, 2017

[Book Tag] Inside & Out

Inside & Out Book Tag

It's been awhile since I've done a book tag, so I thought I would give this one a go!

I saw this tag posted by Irena over at Books and Hot Tea, but I couldn't track down the original creator. If you know who created this post, please let me know so I can credit them.

Friday, April 28, 2017

[Book Blogger Hop] April 28th - May 4th


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. 

This Week's Question:
How many books have you re-read? If you have re-read books, please tell us the book's title and why you re-read it.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

[Graphic Novel Review] Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile

Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile graphic novel review

This was such a FUN graphic novel! I need to get my hands on Volume 2 ASAP!

Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile comic photo

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

[Top 5 Wednesday] Authors I Want To Read More From


Authors I Want To Read More From, Top 5 Wednesday

So many great authors, so little time! I love this topic and I cannot wait to see who you all chose!

Top Five Wednesday is hosted by Thoughts on Tomes. For those of you that are interested in taking part, check out the Goodreads group here: Top 5 Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

[Top 10 Tuesday] Things That Will Make Me Instantly Not Want To Read A Book

Top 10 Tuesday Things That Will Make Me Instantly Not Want To Read A Book

For last week's Top 10 Tuesday, I wrote about the things that make me instantly want to read a book. This week's prompt is the complete opposite of that.

Enjoy!

Monday, April 24, 2017

[Book Review] The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn

The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn


I have been in a bit of a funk for a couple of weeks now. So I was definitely in need of a creepy read like this!

The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn


The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn book cover

Sunday, April 23, 2017

[Graphic Novel Review] Locke & Key, Vol. 6: Alpha & Omega by Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez

Graphic Novel Review for Locke & Key, Vol. 6: Alpha & Omega by Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez

I was dreading reaching the end of this series because I love it SO much. But this is the most wonderful conclusion that I could have ever imagined.

Click below to check out my reviews for the other volumes:
Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft
Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games
Locke & Key, Vol. 3: Crown of Shadows
Locke & Key, Vol. 4: Keys to the Kingdom
Locke & Key, Vol. 5: Clockworks

Friday, April 21, 2017

[Book Blogger Hop] April 21st - 27th


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. 

This Week's Question:
Would you stop reading a book if an element of the plot strongly clashed with your personal beliefs, or would you continue reading until you finished finished the book?

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

[Top 5 Wednesday] Favorite LGBTQ+ Reads

Favorite LGBTQ+ Reads Top 5 Wednesday

This is another prompt that I had a hard time narrowing down to just five! Without further ado, let's dive in!

Top Five Wednesday is hosted by Thoughts on Tomes. For those of you that are interested in taking part, check out the Goodreads group here: Top 5 Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

[Top 10 Tuesday] Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book

[Top 10 Tuesday] Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book

I never really thought about what made me want to read a book until I read this prompt. And I have to admit... I struggled to come up with this list! I'm just not a picky reader. So the littlest thing could convince me to add a book to my TBR.

However, while thinking about this prompt, I realized that there are a few cases where I would add a book to the very top of my TBR.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

[Graphic Novel Review] Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games by Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez

Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games by Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez Graphic Novel Review

I am SO glad that I checked out both Volume 1 and Volume 2 of this series from the library at one time so I could immediately jump into this second volume after finishing the first. I'm officially hooked!

Click here if you missed my review of Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

[Graphic Novel Review] Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez

Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez graphic novel review

I cannot believe it took me this long to finally check out this series. I think Joe Hill's books are absolutely incredible! I'm so ecstatic that he has ventured into comics!

If you've been waiting to check this series out, don't wait any longer! Go grab it today!

Friday, April 14, 2017

[Graphic Novel Review] Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection by Kate Beaton

Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection by Kate Beaton Graphic Novel review

A couple of weeks ago, my reading buddy sent me a photo of this book's cover and I was immediately interested. Within seconds I was on my local library's website seeing if they had it in the system. I am very thankful that they did because this was such a fun read!

[Book Blogger Hop] April 14th - 20th


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. 

This Week's Question:
When you feature a book in your posts, do you include a book cover?

Thursday, April 13, 2017

[Book Review] Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman book review

I've been interested in Norse Mythology for quite a while now. Of course the Marvel stories helped to really boost that interest when I started getting into the movies and comics! But I've also read a number of other works about these tales. So in this collection, many of the stories were familiar, but others were not.

Reading Neil Gaiman's renditions of these myths was such a treat! I would definitely recommend checking this out!

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman


10 Things In The Book World That I Am Tired Of

bookish rant 10 Things In The Book World That I Am Tired Of

As you can see from the title, this post is going to be quite negative. I debated whether or not I actually wanted to post it…but I decided to just go for it.

So first things first: I think the book community overall is a very amazing place! There are so many incredible people out there that are positive, fun, and really work to create a wonderful atmosphere.

In the last few years, I have made more of an effort to get involved. To do this, I created this blog on Blogger, followed a number of other blogs using platforms such as Bloglovin’, joined numerous groups on Facebook, followed many accounts on Twitter, and other such things.

But of course… with any type of community, there are some downfalls and things that irk me personally.

Before continuing on, please keep in mind that these are all things that I personally do not like. They are in no particular order.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

[Graphic Novel Review] ApocalyptiGirl: An Aria for the End Times by Andrew MacLean

ApocalyptiGirl: An Aria for the End Times by Andrew MacLean book review

Shout-out to Heather over at Heather's Reading Hideaway for recommending this one to me! I hadn't even heard of it until she showed it to me.

This was such a fun read! My only "complaint" is that it went SO fast and I wanted more! 😀

So if you're looking for a graphic novel with a deep storyline, you should probably look elsewhere. But if you want something quick and fun, I would highly recommend this.

[Top 5 Wednesday] Books That Would Make Good Video Games

Books That Would Make Good Video Games Top 5 Wednesday

What a fun topic! I wanted to go more in-depth here, but I just didn't have the steam this week. 


Top Five Wednesday is hosted by Thoughts on Tomes. For those of you that are interested in taking part, check out the Goodreads group here: Top 5 Wednesday.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

[Top 10 Tuesday] Unique Sounding Books On My TBR

Top 10 Tuesday: Unique Sounding Books On My TBR

Technically this week's prompt is "Top Ten Of The Most Unique Books I've Read," but I've decided to go with one of the other suggested topics.

I can't wait to give all of these books a try sometime soon!

[Book Review] Appetite for Innocence by Lucinda Berry

Appetite for Innocence by Lucinda Berry book review

Phew, this was quite a read. Right from page one I was hooked. I had such a hard time putting it down so I could go to work! I'd highly recommend picking this up on a day when you don't have any other plans because you'll certainly want to read the entire book in one sitting!

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.

Monday, April 10, 2017

[Graphic Novel Review] The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg graphic novel review

The first work by Isabel Greenberg that I read was The One Hundred Nights of Hero (check out my review by clicking here), and I really loved it! As soon as I finished that book, I went to my library database to see what other works I could request.

I had to wait quite some time to get my hands on The Encyclopedia of Early Earth, but it was definitely worth the wait!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

[Book Review] Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough book review

Very early on I debated DNFing this book...but yet again, I pushed through because I had high hopes that it would get suspenseful and intense. It didn't. I thought that this entire book was incredibly boring.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

[Book Review] The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel

The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finked book review

Because I am a born and raised Mainer, I followed the story about the "North Pond Hermit" in the news pretty closely when he was found. When I heard there was a book being written, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it! I was seriously like a little kid that was about to be handed a giant ice cream cone when I heard it was available at my local library.

Unfortunately, I did not like this book at all. Reading it actually made me angry. So angry that I've been sitting on this review for a while so I could cool off.

It didn't help.

My Reading Story

My Reading Story

Phew, I cannot believe that this is already my 100th blog post!

Thank you so much for following this blog. I really, truly appreciate it. I hope you will continue to enjoy my content as much as I enjoy writing it.

In honor of this milestone, I thought I would discuss my reading story. I also put together a few top five lists that I thought you would find interesting.

Enjoy!

Friday, April 7, 2017

[Book Blogger Hop] April 7th - 13th


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. 

This Week's Question:
If you could meet one author, dead or alive, who would it be?

Thursday, April 6, 2017

[Book Review] None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio

None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio book review

I picked up this book after seeing that The Rainbow Library picked it as their first book of the month. So shout out to their channel for steering me in this books direction! It was such an incredible read! Definitely another must read for all.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

[Top 5 Wednesday] Fantasy & Sci-Fi Books To Read ASAP

Fantasy & Sci-Fi Books To Read ASAP Top 5 Wednesday

Each of the books on my list this week are books that I keep telling myself I am going to read ASAP, but I keep bumping them. I own three of them... so really just need to get a move on!

Top Five Wednesday is hosted by Thoughts on Tomes. For those of you that are interested in taking part, check out the Goodreads group here: Top 5 Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

[Top 10 Tuesday] My Favorite Harry Potter Merch

My Favorite Harry Potter Merch

The first fandom that I really felt ties to is the wonderful world of Harry Potter. So for this edition of Top 10 Tuesday, I have decided to share my favorite Harry Potter related merch.

Enjoy!

Monday, April 3, 2017

[Graphic Novel Review] Giant Days, Vol. 4

Giant Days, Vol. 4 graphic novel review

Another lovely addition to the Giant Days series! This series is such a treat.

Click below to read my reviews of volumes 1-3:
Giant Days Vol 1.
Giant Days Vol 2.
Giant Days Vol 3.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

[Wrap-Up] March 2017

[Wrap-Up] March 2017

March was a really good reading month for me! Though I am feeling a bit slumpish... So fingers crossed that I snap out of it soon!

[Graphic Novel Review] The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi graphic novel review

What a neat way to write a memoir! Unfortunately, it fell very flat with me. If it wasn't written as a graphic novel, there is no way that I would have finished reading it.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

[Graphic Novel Review] Snow White by Matt Phelan

Snow White by Matt Phelan Graphic Novel Review

I picked up Snow White by Matt Phelan simply because someone commented on one of my posts told me to check it out. So if that was you, and you are reading this, please let me know! I'd like to thank you personally.

Needless to say, I had no idea what the storyline would be about, though of course I assumed it was a Snow White retelling. I also had no idea what the artwork would be like. But I was excited to dive in!