Catching Up: The crazy chaos that is moving

Catching Up: The crazy chaos that is moving

May 25, 2016 Challenges, Updates 1

Catching Up on Life It seems like any time things have really slowed down in my blogging and reading life it’s because my life is just insanity. Plenty of good things  have happened since the last time we caught up, but family drama and extreme amounts of travel have left me drained. And even though this next month or so is probably going to be extremely busy due to more travel and packing up and moving half way across the country, I’m determined to let you all know what’s been going on: (Sorry in advance for the novel below) – One of my… Read more »

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Review: Boomerang

Review: Boomerang

April 15, 2016 Reviews 4 ★★★★½

This book is the swooniest, steamiest, and definitely my kind of New Adult fiction. Seriously, though I tend to struggle with NA books, but this one does everything right. What I Liked Both of the main characters had distinct ambitions. Ethan is just trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life and is struggling with money. Mia knows what she wants in terms of her career, but she’s still trying to figure out her artistic voice. They both have reasons for wanting the job at the end of the internship. There is relationship baggage. Mia and Ethan… Read more »

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Review: Once Upon a Dream | Giveaway

Review: Once Upon a Dream | Giveaway

April 12, 2016 Reviews 3 ★★★★

I had kind of a slow start to Once Upon a Dream, but once it got going I really enjoyed this twisted version of Sleeping Beauty. My Review My main struggle at the beginning of the book was figuring out exactly what was supposed to be the dream and what actually happened to Aurora Rose. In hindsight, it definitely made me sympathize with Aurora Rose because she kind of goes through the same struggle trying to figure out what is the truth within her dream world and the real world. But after the first 100 pages or so, I definitely… Read more »

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Review: Truthwitch

Review: Truthwitch

April 7, 2016 Reviews 2 ★★★½

It feels like I have been hearing about Truthwitch FOREVER, there was soooo much hype for it. And I the premise sounded right up my alley, but I got a little nervous about some of the mixed reviews I was seeing, and even though I had a slightly rocky start to Truthwitch I’m happy I stuck through it! What I Liked: Iseult was my kind of character. She’s steady and determined, not completely sure of herself yet, but that’s just because there are things she still is learning about herself. I loved Isuelt’s side of the threadsister bond with Safi (though I… Read more »

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Mini Review: Size 14 Is Not Fat Either

Mini Review: Size 14 Is Not Fat Either

April 2, 2016 Reviews 0 ★★★½

I’m really enjoying the Meg Cabot’s Heather Wells series! I waited far too long in giving her adult books a try. I liked that it had a light approach to a pretty gruesome murder mystery – I don’t consider myself a mystery lover by any means, though I do appreciate Sherlock and some light thrillers. But this series is seriously making me think that maybe there is a whole chick-lit kind of mystery genre out in the world that I haven’t really given a chance. The mystery in this book is pretty dark in some aspects (I mean they find… Read more »

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Let’s Talk: Annoying Book Tropes #ShelfLove

Let’s Talk: Annoying Book Tropes #ShelfLove

March 31, 2016 Discussion 3

I’m participating in the #ShelfLove Challenge this year! And along with focusing on reading my own books, the hosts have also provided monthly discussion prompts. March’s prompt is… What is one book trope that gets on your nerves? What do you wish the publishing world would STOP doing? Hmmmm some tropes that bother me are… The tragic tortured bad boy in most NA books. Either he’s secretly a softy and only the main character can get through all his rough edges to see his TRUTH, or he’s tragic and tortured and gives him the right to treat everyone like crap, or… Read more »

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Get Up Offa that Slump | The Positives of Blogging

Get Up Offa that Slump | The Positives of Blogging

March 30, 2016 Blog Events 2

The lovely Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf is hosting this wonderful event to help out bloggers like me who trying to avoid a long-term blogging slump. Today’s prompt was… The Positives of Blogging It’s THE LAST DAY. I hope you’ve enjoyed the Blogging Extravaganza and that it’s helped to give you a gentle shove back into blogging, and that it’s given you some blogging inspiration. For the last post we’re getting just a wee bit serious. Even if you’re struggling with blogging, you’re still here and you’re still doing this; there’s a reason why you don’t want to quit blogging, and… Read more »

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Get Up Offa that Slump | Book Spine Poetry

Get Up Offa that Slump | Book Spine Poetry

March 21, 2016 Blog Events 3

The lovely Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf is hosting this wonderful event to help out bloggers like me who trying to avoid a long-term blogging slump. The prompt I choose to do for today was… Book Spine Poetry It’s World Poetry Day! I don’t know about you, but poetry really isn’t my forte and I’m not its biggest fan. But book spine poetry? I can dig that. All you have to do is take titles of books–books spines!–and make them into a poem (or, oh my gosh, go even further and dissect a book and make sentences into a poem, you… Read more »

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Catching Up: Yep, It’s March

Catching Up: Yep, It’s March

March 20, 2016 Challenges, Updates 2

Okay so I KNOW that I was pretty much patting myself on the back for doing such an AMAZING *cough*decently/sorta consistent*cough* job with my monthly updates in 2015. Well, 2016 has proved to be a completely different animal, and the struggle has been real. So I’ve come up with a new format to keeping you all in the loop of my going-on’s and I’m calling it “Catching Up” because I’ll be catching up with all you guys and catching up on my challenges, and catching up on anything and everything blogging and reading related. Catching Up on Life This year… Read more »

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Top Ten Books on My Spring TBR

Top Ten Books on My Spring TBR

March 15, 2016 Memes 7

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week we list our top 10 book-related things. This week is Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR. Most of these aren’t going to be new releases because realistically I’ve got plenty of books on my shelf (#ShelfLove) that I’ve been meaning to get to and a bunch of back list that I have checked out from the library. Also, I’m not going to lie some of these may have been on previous TTT TBR lists. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater A Little Something Different by… Read more »

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