Monday, January 21, 2019

[Book Review] No Exit by Taylor Adams


It has been a long time since a book has kept me up late into the morning simply because I couldn't put it down.

No Exit by Taylor Adams was a tale about a young woman who stumbles across a kidnapping in progress. With each twist and turn, my stomach dropped. I just had to keep reading to find out what would happen next!

Let's dive in!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

[Series Review] Eli Roth’s History of Horror- Season 1


When I first heard about this show, I could not wait to watch! Unfortunately, it aired late at night, and with work beginning at 7 am for me, I just couldn't stay up late enough to watch it.

When I saw that all of the episodes were available on demand, I dove right in!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

[Book Review] The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris


The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris is a powerful tale of true love and survival during one of the darkest times of human history. Based on a true story, this book is one that you will definitely want to keep tissues near by while reading.

Let's dive in!

Friday, January 18, 2019

[Book Blogger Hop] A Trope That Drives Me Bonkers


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 Book Blogger Hop question, C. Lee @ cleemckenziebooks asked:

Is there anything that drives you bonkers when you're reading a book and makes you want tell the author a thing or two?

Monday, January 14, 2019

[Book Review] An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

Book cover photo of An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena is a cozy murder mystery that centers around an interesting cast, all of whom have brought more than just their overnight packs of baggage with them!

This was the perfect read for a cold January day! I could not put it down.

Let's dive in!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

[Book Event] Meeting Katherine Arden @ Gibson's Bookstore in Concord, NH


Last night, my book club and I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Katherine Arden, author of The Winternight Trilogy.

Our book club had read The Bear and the Nightingale last year and we all absolutely loved it! When we saw that she was coming to Concord, a meet up was planned immediately.

Here are some photos from the event!

Friday, January 11, 2019

[Book Blogger Hop] First Read of 2019


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 Book Blogger Hop question, Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews asked:

What was your first book of the year?

Thursday, January 10, 2019

[Book Review] On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

Book Review of On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King was a wonderful blend of memoir and lessons about writing fiction. I am a huge Stephen King fan, so I really enjoyed learning about his life and his process!

I can't believe it took me so long to give this one a read! If you've been putting it off as well, I highly recommend moving it closer to the top of your TBR list!

Let's dive in!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

2019 Book Adaptations I Can’t Wait To Watch

2019 Book Adaptations I Can’t Wait To Watch

2019 is looking like a very exciting year for book to screen adaptations! There are SO many that are listed as coming out in 2019.

Out of the various lists that I have seen, I am most excited for eight adaptations so far.

Let's dive in!

Monday, January 7, 2019

[Book Review] Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down

Book photo of Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down

Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down was not only a fun dive into the creation of the popular TV series, but it was also wonderfully creative and so well put-together! 

I absolutely adore this show, and when I first heard that they were creating a behind the scenes companion, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Shout-out to my wonderful husband for gifting me a copy of this book for Christmas of 2018!

This is a must-read for all Stranger Things fans! Diving into the process of how the show came about was so interesting. But be warned: Reading this book will make you want to binge the first two seasons all over again!

Let's dive in to my review!


Sunday, January 6, 2019

[Book Photo Sunday] My January TBR

Book Photo Sundays is hosted by Ronyell of Rabbit Ears Book Blog. The purpose is simply to give readers the chance to showcase photos of your books, bookshelves, and other bookish things and share with a like-minded crowd. The hashtag for the overall event is #bookphotosundays.

On this week's edition of Book Photo Sundays, I'm showing off my January TBR.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

My Favorite Book Quotes from 2018

My Favorite Book Quotes from 2018

I am a total sucker for quotes! Last year, I posted a list of my favorite book quotes from 2017.

This year, I just couldn't wait to put a similar post together!

Let's dive in!

Friday, January 4, 2019

[Book Blogger Hop] 2019 Releases I Am Looking Forward To


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 Book Blogger Hop question, Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews asked:

Any books you are looking forward to for 2019?

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Goodreads: Your Year In Books Meme 2018


I'm so excited to participate in the Goodreads: Your Year In Books Meme hosted by Ester of BiteIntoBooks again this year!

Check out Esther's post for 2018 here!

Let's dive in!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

My Goals for 2019


2018 held a number of very excited events for me! The two biggest events were that I got a new job and I got to marry someone who makes me laugh and who tells me how much he loves me every single day! I am so honored to be his wife.

The year also had quite a bit of frustration as well... But now we're in a new year and I am hoping to leave that negativity in the past where it belongs so I can move on!

On that note, let's dive in to my goals for the new year.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

[Wrap-Up] December 2018

Wrap-Up for December 2018

The cold weather arrived in early December. I'm so thankful for my gloves from Storiarts! They come in so handy at work when it's a bit chilly and I need to type!

Every year, I just love seeing the holiday lights go up! This was a quick scene from downtown Manchester. I snapped the photo really quickly because it was ten degrees, very windy, and we had a couple of blocks to walk in order to meet our friends, Ross and Taylor, for dinner. 


This month was filled with holiday parties! The first was on the 1st of the month and we had so much fun! The second one was on the 8th, and that was a lovely time as well. 


Next up was my first company party with CCA and it was AMAZING. The decor was lovely, the food was delicious, the band was great, the photo booth was fun, and there were two free drinks for each person! I was thrilled because this event was held at one of my favorite places, LaBelle Winery! My boss even got up and sang a hysterical rendition of Baby It's Cold Outside with another woman from the office.


When we went to leave, we were given a beautiful rose that the owner had purchased for each employee. How thoughtful!?


Next up was a gender reveal party for our friends. We cannot wait to meet the baby next year!


Toward the end of the month, the holidays were in full swing! Alex and I traveled back to my hometown for Cookie Day and to celebrate the holidays with my family. 


Alex made just one cookie, Boo (the ghost) from Mario and then he helped me frost a few of mine. I was attempting to make snow globes. But as you can see below, they didn't go exactly as planned. 


Next up was Christmas Eve where Alex and I exchanged gifts and Christmas Day, which Alex and I spent with his family. 

This month, I also had a wonderful photo shoot with a local family. I just love shoots with this crew, they're always so fun!

Lastly, we rang in the new year with our friends The Gaw. It was a wonderfully low-key night. 

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

[Top 10 Tuesday] My Favorite Books Published In 2018

Top 10 Tuesday- My Favorite Books Published In 2018

2018 was an amazing year for new releases! There were so many that I wanted to read, but unfortunately didn't have the time to get to. But even so, there were many books in 2018 that I absolutely adored!

Let's dive in!