Weekend Recap

Monday, November 30, 2015

Hey Everyone!

I wanted to stop by quick with another reading recap from this weekend. I enjoyed a long Thanksgiving Weekend that gave me ample time to read. Yay!  

Here are the highlights: 

The Gratitude Diaries
In this book, Janice shares with her readers the ways in which she works to infuse gratitude into her life over the course of a year. She shares her experiences in doing so, the effects, and research that she discovers on the topic. If you liked the Happiness Project, you probably will enjoy this book.

Ms. Marvel

A short entry into this comic series. I enjoyed it. I have to say that I haven’t done much with the Marvel adventures, so I felt a little lost at times. The action was there and I enjoyed the story.

Plain Janes
This was recommended to me by Good Reads based off some of my other reads. The book follows the ‘Janes’ and their P.L.A.I.N Project. I enjoyed the story and am looking forward to the next one!

A Year Without a Purchase
Another memoir type story. This time it was about keeping track of what you own and making do without the extra in your life. This book was an entertaining read with a good message. There are some religious tones to it for those that take note of it. I enjoyed the story and the adventure that the family experienced to live this out.

The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy
This book was an informational read about the different fandoms that exist for geek girls. I enjoyed the story and learned a lot. I don’t follow any one particular fandom, but it was interesting to see the particular types. As with anything, there are a lot of terms and places that you can go to get additional information about your interests.

Reasons to Love a Nerd Like Me
The author of this book was offering a free copy on twitter, so I said that I would try it out. (Thank you!) I did and I enjoyed it. The book follows Scott and his friend Olive. Scott is bullied and dealing with some personal issues related to who he is. I liked the writing, though there were a few vulgarities every now and again. I appreciate the messages that are included in this book.

What did you guys read over the weekend?

Happy Reading!

Top Ten Bookish Things I am Thankful For This Year

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and to link up, I have created a list of ‘Bookish Things’ I am really thankful for this year! 

In no particular order….
Teachers-When I was in the first grade my teacher would read to us every day. It made me want to be a good reader and go along on adventures to all of the places they would go in the stories I read. Thank you to those of you who read to young people.

Authors-When I was young, books like the Babysitter’s Club, Goosebumps, the Boxcar Children-they gave me so much hope and something to look forward to. I loved the thrill of what would happen next in a story.

Book Bloggers-You guys rock! Seriously. I never thought that I would start a blog of my own or that I would have such a community to be apart of. I love reading your reviews and suggestions. I love when you can link up with others.

Cute bookmarks-Seriously, I didn’t really plan on collecting any of them, but now that I look I have a pretty sizable stack. Thanks for people being passionate about causes or just willing to put a cute face out there to mark my page.

Book Tube community-I will not be posting videos anytime soon but it doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy listening to those that do! I love the inspiration and excitement when you go through your book hauls. Thanks for making reading entertaining.

Read Sessions-Thanks for those of you who host read-a-thons and share about them! I love joining in the fun of reading with other people. I have had a lot of fun doing a few different ones this year!

Book Events-I love book signings and last year Book Con was a blast. I am excited to go again this year! Especially because Ann M. Martin is going to be there. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Publishers-Thank you for finding new books for me to love. Thanks for taking a chance on new authors and helping to get the books out to the readers!

Good Reads-I have been very fortunate for the number of books that I have ‘won’ this year. I am surprised and thankful. Thanks for having a system that allows me to keep my books organized.

And Finally…
Libraries-Probably my favorite places in the entire world. I love that I can go to you and borrow books for free! What an awesome thought. 

So to each of you-thank you from the bottom of my heart! Happy Reading!

Another Weekend Recap

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hey Everyone!

I wanted to stop by quick with another reading recap from this weekend. I am continuing to make process on my #0by16 list. Yay!  

Here are the highlights:

Forever Your Earl
Part romance/part scandal story, this one was a story about Eleanor Hawke and the Earl of Ashford. The story is one that gives you the behind the scenes look at the life that he lives and the secrets he keeps. When faced with whether to expose the truth, Eleanor has a hard choice to make. Expose the man she has fallen for or tell it all.

Basket Case
This a story of Nixy and the mystery that happens at her aunt’s farmhouse in Arkansas. When a murder happens, it is up to her to clear her name. She does so in an adventurous ways.  A quick read with a cozy mystery feel.

Black Cat Crossing
Sabrina has made a new friend, a black cat. Rumor around the town is that he is bad luck. When things start happening around here including a murder, she has to start to wonder. Determined to not let the superstition be real she steps in for helping to find the killer. A quick read that keeps you turning pages to the end.

Your Sacred Yes
A religious driven book, this one is about the ought to’s and should-do’s in a person’s life. The author reflect on the ways in which you can “trade your life draining obligations for freedom, passion, and joy.”  A quick read that gives the reader a lot to reflect on.

What did you guys read over the weekend?

Happy Reading!