4 Years!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019



 


Today we are celebrating 4 years on the blog, the end of the semester, and the start of vacation! Woohoo! Much to celebrate.

I will be back in June for more blogging goodness. Be well til then! 

Happy Reading!

Bout of Books Readathon!

Sunday, May 12, 2019


It's here, starting tomorrow! Find out more here:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 25 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. 
- From the Bout of Books team

Happy Reading!

Book Review: Star-Crossed

Thursday, May 9, 2019



Author: Minnie Darke 
 
Summary from Amazon:When childhood sweethearts Justine (Sagittarius and serious skeptic) and Nick (Aquarius and true believer) bump into each other as adults, a life-changing love affair seems inevitable. To Justine, anyway. Especially when she learns Nick is an astrological devotee, whose decisions are guided by the stars, and more specifically, by the horoscopes in his favorite magazine. The same magazine Justine happens to write for. As Nick continues to not fall headlong in love with her, Justine decides to take Nick’s horoscope, and Fate itself, into her own hands. But, of course, Nick is not the only Aquarius making important life choices according to what is written in the stars. 
 
Charting the ripple effects of Justine’s astrological meddling, Star-Crossed is a delicious, intelligent, and affecting love story about friendship, chance, and how we all navigate the kinds of choices that are hard to face alone.

Personal Review:When I saw this one, I knew I needed to get my hands on it. If you believe in horoscopes, astrology...this one is the one for you. I really enjoyed this book and the interesting story that follows. (#spoilerfreezone!) Thank you for the opportunity!

 Disclaimer: I was awarded this book from the publisher. Though I did not pay for the book, the opinions are strictly my own.


Happy Reading!

TTT: Characters That Remind Me of Myself

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Hi Everyone,

Stopping by with a TTT post this week. This weeks topic if characters that remind me of myself. I am taking it from a broader life perspective (not just a book perspective) but thought this should be fun :)

Angsty Teenager-Daria

Book Worm-Rory

Public Servant Leslie Knope

What do you think?


 
Happy Reading!

1000 POSTS!!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

I never ever thought that I would reach 1000 posts here, but this is it! I am in shock. 

Thank you for coming along on this journey with me. I wouldn't be here without your support! :)

Happy Reading!! 

Book Review: Stay Sexy and Don't Get Murdered

Monday, April 29, 2019



Authors: Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Harstark
 
Summary from Amazon:
The highly anticipated first book by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, the voices behind the #1 hit podcast My Favorite Murder!
Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and deepest fears, reflecting on the formative life events that shaped them into two of the most followed voices in the nation.
In Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered, Karen and Georgia focus on the importance of self-advocating and valuing personal safety over being ‘nice’ or ‘helpful.’ They delve into their own pasts, true crime stories, and beyond to discuss meaningful cultural and societal issues with fierce empathy and unapologetic frankness.
My Favorite Murder started as a way for Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark to work through their fears. Now it’s a worldwide community…. Even its darkest moments are lightened by Karen and Georgia's effortlessly funny banter and genuine empathy.” —RollingStone.com

Personal Review:
I like podcasts. They are entertaining and fun. They expose me to others and their worldviews. I had never heard of this particular podcast, but I figured I would try it out. If you want dark honesty from two perspectives, this may be the one for you. I enjoyed the variety of the book and now need to go check out the podcast. Thanks for the opportunity!

 Disclaimer: I was awarded this book from the publisher. Though I did not pay for the book, the opinions are strictly my own.

Happy Reading!

Waiting on Wednesday: Summer of '69

Wednesday, April 24, 2019


Hi Everyone!

Just stopping by to let you know about a book that I am waiting on!
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Author:  Elin Hilderbrand
 
Summary from Amazon:
Four siblings experience the drama, intrigue, and upheaval of a summer when everything changedin New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand's first historical novel 

Welcome to the most tumultuous summer of the twentieth century. It's 1969, and for the Levin family, the times they are a-changing. Every year the children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother's historic home in downtown Nantucket. But like so much else in America, nothing is the same: Blair, the oldest sister, is marooned in Boston, pregnant with twins and unable to travel. Middle sister Kirby, caught up in the thrilling vortex of civil rights protests and determined to be independent, takes a summer job on Martha's Vineyard. Only-son Tiger is an infantry soldier, recently deployed to Vietnam. Thirteen-year-old Jessie suddenly feels like an only child, marooned in the house with her out-of-touch grandmother and her worried mother, each of them hiding a troubling secret. As the summer heats up, Ted Kennedy sinks a car in Chappaquiddick, man flies to the moon, and Jessie and her family experience their own dramatic upheavals along with the rest of the country. 

In her first historical novel, rich with the details of an era that shaped both a nation and an island thirty miles out to sea, Elin Hilderbrand once again earns her title as queen of the summer novel.


 

Happy Reading!
 
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