Friday, August 31, 2018

[Wrap-Up] August 2018

Wrap-Up for August 2018

August was filled with excitement! Leading up the the wedding, I was so stressed. Almost every single day, we had something wedding related on the calendar. But even so, we still had a ton of fun!

One highlight of the month was our annual trip to Waterville Valley! Being up north with our friends is always such a treat!



Another of the highlights of this month was my friend Amber's magical Harry Potter party! I mean, just check out this group of photos below. She is SO clever and creative!! 



Toward the middle of the month, we had my bachelorette party. My ladies took me to one of my favorite towns in New Hampshire; Portsmouth. We did a LaBelle wine tasting and then wandered the city for a bit.



Next up, Alex and I got last minute tickets to go see Red Sun Rising, Shinedown, and Godsmack. Shinedown was absolutely incredible!! I highly recommend seeing them if they come to your area! I wasn't a huge fan until I saw them live; now I'm hooked!





My work also threw me a surprise cupcake and cookie party before I took my break for the wedding! What an amazing bunch! I was totally blown away that they also managed to find our Future Fund and made a contribution! <3




Without further delay, let's dive in to my monthly wrap-up!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

4 September Book Releases I Can’t Wait To Read

4 September Book Releases I Can’t Wait To Read

For the first two weeks of September, I WILL BE ON VACATION FOR MY WEDDING! Eek! I'm so excited. I know I will still be wicked busy, of course, but I cannot wait to have this much time off for the first time since early high school!

I hope to take a few days to do nothing but read, relax, and drink tea! Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Let's dive in!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

[Graphic Novel Review] Over the Garden Wall Vol. 2 by Jim Campbell & Pat McHale

Graphic Novel Review of Over the Garden Wall Vol. 2 by Jim Campbell & Pat McHale

Even though I didn't love the first volume of this collection, I still decided to give Over the Garden Wall Vol. 2 a shot since I had already checked it out from the library.

My thoughts about this one are pretty similar to the first...

Let's dive in!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

[Graphic Novel Review] Over The Garden Wall Vol. 1 by Jim Campbell, Amalia Levari, & Pat McHale

Graphic Novel Review of Over The Garden Wall Vol. 1 by Jim Campbell, Amalia Levari, & Pat McHale

Over The Garden Wall Vol. 1 by Jim Campbell, Amalia Levari, & Pat McHale is a cute middle grade graphic novel. While I enjoyed the read, I felt a bit like I was picking up a book in the middle of a series...

Let's dive in!

Monday, August 27, 2018

[Book Review] Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear

Book photo of Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear

I snagged this book as my August Book Of The Month pick, and I'm SO glad that I did!

Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear is a totally captivating crime novel that will keep you guessing! Many times, I thought I had the plot all figured out, but I had no idea how deep the darkness of this one went! What a crazy web of lies!

Let's dive in!

Friday, August 24, 2018

[Book Blogger Hop] Where I Post My Reviews


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 asked:

Where do you post your reviews besides your blog? Please list them all so perhaps we can find some new sites. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Book Of The Month- August 2018

Book Of The Month- August 2018

My apologies for my delay on this one! Things have been so crazy busy with the wedding quickly approaching but with all of the packages that have arrived on our doorstep recently, seeing the BOTM blue box was a very welcomed change of pace from all the wedding-related items!

Let's dive in!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

[Book Review] Hocus Pocus & The All-New Sequel

Book Review of Hocus Pocus & The All-New Sequel

Hocus Pocus is one of my favorite movies! So of course when I found out that this book was coming out, I could not wait! But did it hold up, or did it disappoint me?

I'm going to break this review into three parts; one for Hocus Pocus, the second bit for the sequel, and the third for the book overall.

Let's dive in!

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Online Shop Spotlight: Literary Book Gifts

Online Shop Spotlight: Literary Book Gifts

I'm a total sucker for anything bookish related; shirts, teacups, coasters, stickers, bookmarks, candles, prints... you name it!

One bookish online shop that I recently discovered is Literary Book Gifts. So of course I'd love to share more about the shop with you all!

Let's dive in!

Friday, August 17, 2018

[Book Blogger Hop] Other Book Bloggers I Follow


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, Amber @ The Literary Phoenix asked:

Do you follow other book blogs and if so, who are your top 3 bloggers? 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Visiting The BookMonger in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

The Bookmonger in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

Every year, I travel with my fiancé and a group of friends to Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, where we spend the weekend.

One year, there was a new shop; The BookMonger! One of our friends shouted, "E! A bookstore!" And of course I walked right in! This year, I finally remembered to take photos to share here.

Let's dive in!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

[Book Review] Crunch Time Cam by Jordan Lyons

Book Review of Crunch Time Cam by Jordan Lyons

Crunch Time Cam by Jordan Lyons had it all; basketball, sibling competitiveness, a snow day, snowballs with rocks in the middle, sports injuries, struggles with grades, rivalries, drama with friends, and most importantly, great lessons learned!

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!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

[Short Story Review] Backseat in The Dark by Milton Dewar

Backseat in The Dark by Milton Dewar

Backseat in The Dark by Milton Dewar is such an interesting tale of suspense. It's a very quick read, but it definitely packed a punch!

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!

Friday, August 10, 2018

[Book Blogger Hop] Sitting Down With A Good Book


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 asked:

Can you say this about yourself? Nothing makes me happier than sitting down with a good book. 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

[Book Review] No Man's Land by Hervey Copeland

Book Review of No Man's Land by Hervey Copeland

No Man's Land by Hervey Copeland is very intense and thrilling tale that kept me absolutely hooked. I just needed to know what happened next.

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, August 8, 2018

[Audiobook Review] Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling, Narrated by Jim Dale


Listening to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on audio again was so much fun. I mean, diving into the world of Harry Potter is always such a treat, but there is something so special about listening to the story be told. This is definitely one that I could listen to time and time again!

Let’s dive in!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

3 August Book Releases I Can’t Wait To Read

3 August Book Releases I Can’t Wait To Read

Phew, I thought July was going to be a crazy busy month... August is going to be even more busy! Even so, there are three books that I need to snag as soon as possible!

Let's dive in!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

[Meme] My Favorite... Thing About 2018 So Far

My Favorite meme graphic

My Favorite... is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. The goal is simple, every week participants will share something that they love with each other based on a prompt.

This week's prompt is:

My Favorite Thing About 2018 So Far

Let's dive in!