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 FLYLÄ“F. 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.)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

[Book Review] Final Girls by Riley Sager

Book Review of Final Girls by Riley Sager

I'm a total sucker for thrillers that keep me on my toes. The suspense in Final Girls by Riley Sager was done so well! I found myself guessing at what would happen next and each time... I was wrong! It's one of those thrillers that makes you go, "OH! Why didn't I see that earlier!" or "I KNEW there was something up with x!"

In this book, Riley Sager takes the trope of the "final girl," the sole survivor that manages to stagger away from a massacre with serious injuries at the very end of a horror movie, and shows us what happens next.

Friday, August 11, 2017

[Book Blogger Hop] August 11th - 17th


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, Kristin @ Lukten av Trykksverte asks:
Do you participate in readathons and/or reading challenges?

Thursday, August 10, 2017

[Book Tag] The Mystery Blogger Award


Thank you so much to Amy @ A Magical World of Words for nominating me for The Mystery Blogger Award! The original post can be found at Okoto Enigma's Blog.

Let's dive in!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Happy National Book Lovers Day!


How are you going to celebrate National Book Lovers Day?

I'm hoping to curl up with a book this afternoon and do nothing but read for a couple of hours.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

[Book Review] The Dip by Seth Godin

Book Review of The Dip by Seth Godin

I snagged The Dip by Seth Godin at a local thrift store for just a dollar! I couldn't believe it; what a find! I brought it with me to the gym and read it while I walked on the treadmill. I didn't leave the treadmill until I had read it cover to cover. It took less than an hour to read. 

I thought this book was absolutely incredible! If you are struggling with your job, a project at work, or any other project in your personal life, this is a must read!

The Dip by Seth Godin book image

Monday, August 7, 2017

[Book Blogger Hop] August 4th - 10th


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 ever go "way back" to when you first started blogging and look at your old review posts? Do you see any differences from then to now?

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Discussion of the Film Adaptation of A Monster Calls

Discussion of the Film Adaptation of A Monster Calls

When I first heard that A Monster Calls was being turned into a movie, I was ecstatic! I read the book for the first time in July of 2016 and absolutely loved it.

Before watching the movie, I gave the book a reread and adored it just as much as I did the first time around. If you missed my review for the book, feel free to check it out here.

NOTE: THERE WILL BE SPOILERS. 

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

Saturday, August 5, 2017

[Book Review] A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness


I recently received the A Monster Calls DVD in the mail from Netflix. Before I watched, I wanted to make sure to give this book a reread as the first time I read this was over a year ago. While I still remembered most of the book, the refresher was still nice.

So let’s dive in!

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness cover image

Friday, August 4, 2017

[Book Review] Bet You Didn't Think MS Could Look This Good: The Ramblings of a Medicated Mind by Lisa A. Baeringer

Book Review of Bet You Didn't Think MS Could Look This Good: The Ramblings of a Medicated Mind by Lisa A. Baeringer

Bet You Didn't Think MS Could Look This Good by Lisa A. Baeringer is such an incredible, but heartbreaking read.

Special thanks to Lisa for sending me a copy of this!

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. 


Thursday, August 3, 2017

[Graphic Novel] Fahrenheit 451 by Tim Hamilton

Graphic Novel of Fahrenheit 451 by Tim Hamilton

What perfect timing! I just finished rereading the Fahrenheit 451 novel just a couple of days ago, and then I received the notification that the graphic novel was available at my local library!

Needless to say, I dove in immediately.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

[Book Review] The Defining Decade by Meg Jay

Book Review of The Defining Decade by Meg Jay

I cannot believe it took me so long to read this book! I purchased it back when I was 23 years old. I am 27 now and I am totally kicking myself! There is so much information in this book that I could have used when I was 23!

Photo of The Defining Decade by Meg Jay

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

[Wrap-Up] July 2017

Wrap-Up for July 2017

Phew, what an amazing month July was this year. Not only is July my birthday month, but I also got engaged! With all of the excitement in my personal life, I am pretty shocked to see my final stats for the month.

Let's dive in!