Monday, April 30, 2018

3 May Book Releases I Can’t Wait To Read

3 May Book Releases I Can’t Wait To Read

I am SO excited for these new releases! One, I actually jumped up from my computer and bounced around the room when I first heard it was releasing!

Let's dive in!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

[Audiobook Review] The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton, narrated by Michael Kitchen


I had read this book before and had been meaning to re-read it. When I saw it for sale on audible, I had to snag it! This was such a fun listen!

Let's dive in!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Sunshine Blogger Award

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Shout out to JJ of This Dark Material for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! I'm so excited to be taking part in this and I absolutely loved all of her questions!

Let's dive in!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

[Book Review] But You Scared Me the Most by John Manderino

Book Review of But You Scared Me the Most by John Manderino

But You Scared Me the Most by John Manderino is a very interesting collection of dark, yet humorous, short stories. I absolutely loved the tone of the book overall, and I had so much fun reading it!

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. 

Let's dive in!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

[Book Review] Soul Render by T.L. Branson

Book cover of Soul Render by T.L. Branson

If you're a fan of brilliant fantasy novels with wonderful characters, a dash of humor, and a splash of brutal violence, you need to snag a copy of Soul Render by T.L. Branson today!

I had such high expectations for this book. After all, I was incredibly lucky to have been given the opportunity to read and review the short stories leading up to this book. I absolutely loved each story, but they all made me increasingly antsy to get my hands on Soul Render!

I'm so happy to say that the wait was well worth it. This book was incredible!

One thing I will say right off is that I would definitely recommend checking out the short stories before reading Soul Render. It isn't necessary, but I thought that it was so fun to understand some of the things in this book on a deeper level thanks to the shorts. If you missed my reviews for the short stories, feel free to click below and then come back here!
Without further delay, let's dive in to my review of Soul Render!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

5 Things I Like To See At Author Events

5 Things I Like To See At Author Events

I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to go to a few author events. I'm always on the look out for other events near me. From my experience, I have seen some events that were wonderfully organized, while others were lacking, while a few were just plain awful.

When thinking about these experiences, I've realized that there are a few key things that I like to see at author events.

Let's dive in!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

[Graphic Novel Review] Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

Graphic Novel Review of Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier is a quick read, but it sure packs an emotional punch! The story of these two sisters is quite bittersweet, but very powerful.

Let's dive in!

Friday, April 13, 2018

[Book Blogger Hop] Two Fictitious Towns I Would Love To Live In


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:

Is there a fictitious town in a book that you would love to live in? What makes it appealing?

Saturday, April 7, 2018

[Book Review] Collected Easter Horror Shorts by Kevin J. Kennedy

Short Story Review of Collected Easter Horror Shorts by Kevin J. Kennedy

When Kevin J. Kennedy sent me a copy of Collected Easter Horror Shorts, I could not wait for Easter to roll around! Unfortunately life got a bit too busy, so I wasn't able to finish the book before Easter... But this certainly isn't a book you want to rush!

If you're looking for a crazy rollercoaster of horror short stories all centered around a seemingly unlikely holiday, you have to check this one out! I will never think about Easter the same way again!

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

Let's dive in!

Friday, April 6, 2018

[Book Blogger Hop] Honest Review Process Stress


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 overextend yourself with too many reviews because you can't pass up a book in hopes you will get them all done or do you carefully plan and be sure you can fulfill the deadlines for all the promised reviews? 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

[Short Story Review] Sentinels of the Stone by T.L. Branson

Short Story Review of Sentinels of the Stone by T.L. Branson


Sentinels of the Stone by T.L. Branson is yet another amazing short story inspired by the world and characters of the upcoming release of the first book in the Soul Stones series, Soul Render.

I had previously read Ash and SteelMidnight Blade, and Kingsbane, three other short stories in this world, and I absolutely loved them. I'm so honored to have been chosen as another Beta Reader for his latest release, Sentinels of the Stone!

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. 

Let's dive in!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

[Book Review] Hug Chickenpenny: The Panegyric of an Anomalous Child by S. Craig Zahler

Book review of Hug Chickenpenny: The Panegyric of an Anomalous Child by S. Craig Zahler

Hug Chickenpenny: The Panegyric of an Anomalous Child by S. Craig Zahler is a wonderfully bizarre but heartbreaking tale filled to the brim with symbolism.

This is one that you should not read alone! Trust me. You're going to want to talk about it! I'm so glad that this was the book pick for my work book club. We had such an amazing conversation about it.

Let's dive in to my review!

Monday, April 2, 2018

[Wrap-Up] March 2018

Wrap-Up for March 2018

Phew, what a busy month March was! We kept getting slammed with snow storms... One storm gave us two feet of snow. It took me over an hour to shovel out... I was sore from shoveling for days after that! I'm really hoping that spring is actually here to stay now. 

I had a bit of a rough reading month. I wasn't in a slump, exactly, but I was pretty close. I was so busy  with work, wedding planning, and such that I felt myself burning out. Luckily, I had a weekend where I sat around doing nothing but reading, which did wonders for me! I'm hoping to have more weekends like that soon :)

Let's dive in to my monthly wrap-up!