Bookish Discussions: Required Reading in School

Bookish Discussions: Required Reading in School

Back in school – well, middle school and high school, we didn’t get a lot of required reading, aside from the smattering of Filipiniana (books written by Filipinos).  Oh, did I mention that I did not grow up in the United States?  Well, now you know.  So back then, we weren’t required to read any novels but we did have a library day for an hour once a week (so sad, yeah?) where we can borrow a maximum of 2 books for a week.  You might say that it was the highlight of my week despite only having those old […]

• Posted August 5, 2015 • 0 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday: Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read/Want To Read

Top Ten Tuesday: Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read/Want To Read

Hosted by The Broke and The Bookish I love fairy tales.  I even love them once they have been revamped and reworked into new stories!  The last few years have been good to fairy tale retellings from books to movies (I’m talking about you Maleficent) and I am quite excited what authors are going to come up next! Fairy Tales I’ve Read The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer – I want to talk about this series as a whole because I love how each book is a retelling of a different fairy tale.  I love that each story is unique […]

• Posted August 4, 2015 • 0 Comments

Monthly Wrap Ups: June 2015

Monthly Wrap Ups: June 2015

Last Month on I Heart Romance & YA CHALLENGE READING STATS Goodreads Challenge – 67/100 Review Challenge – 40/100 Historical Romance Challenge – 29/48 Bookish Discussion Challenge – 8/15 NetGalley Challenge – 9/20 Re-Read Challenge – 8/5* LAST MONTH’S CHRONICLES BOOKISHLY EXCITED ABOUT   releasing on August 25!   READ LAST MONTH It was really slow last month since Pierre was home and we did a lot of TV marathons and Clash of Clans (LOL) Nine Rules to Break when Romancing a Rake (re-read) Reboot by Amy Tintera – Rebel by Amy Tintera – Forbidden by Jess Michaels – REVIEWS LAST MONTH DNFs & ON HOLDS Dove Arising by Karen […]

• Posted August 2, 2015 • 0 Comments

Bookish Discussions: Why I Prefer Reading 1 or 2 Star Reviews

Bookish Discussions: Why I Prefer Reading 1 or 2 Star Reviews

    One and 2 star reviews – the horror!  I know there are a lot of authors who detest the dreaded 1 or 2 star reviews (and DNF reviews) but as a reader, I prefer reading these reviews.  Now, I am not saying that I want to read those that have author bashing and insults and those that are just irrelevant to the whole book – I am talking about those reviews that have meaning, that outline or point out the things that do not work for the reader or the plot as a whole.  I follow blogs that have those […]

• Posted July 29, 2015 • 0 Comments

Commanded by Stacey Kennedy | Book Review + Giveaway

Commanded by Stacey Kennedy | Book Review + Giveaway

I received this book for free from the Publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. MY THOUGHTS I hardly read BDSM romance because it just isn’t my thing.  But I was attracted to the awesome sexy back cover so I decided to request it on NetGalley. I was really surprised that I enjoyed it.  For a BDSM romance, I felt that there wasn’t too much cringe worthy kink (which is what I wanted anyway) but the sexy times is very, very scorching.  The first chapter opens up […]

• Posted July 22, 2015 • 0 Comments

Forever Your Earl by Eva Leigh | Book Review

Forever Your Earl by Eva Leigh | Book Review

 I received this book for free from the Publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   MY THOUGHTS Forever Your Earl was a wonderful surprise!  The first book in The Wicked Quills of London series is about an independent working girl and an earl!  The heroine, E. Hawke, the editor of the Hawke Eye newspaper/scandal sheet is an independent woman, on the shelf and she feels that she is destined to stay that way.  She has been running the paper singlehandedly for a few […]

• Posted July 20, 2015 • 2 Comments

Until the Beginning by Amy Plum | Audiobook Review

Until the Beginning by Amy Plum | Audiobook Review

MY THOUGHTS Until the Beginning, the second book in the After the End series continues the cliffhanger in the first book.  Juneau and Miles are on the run, Miles is shot and Juneau had to perform The Right on him to save his life.  At this point, Juneau is also discovering her powers and the reasons behind them.  I’m not sure how to review this book.  I think it’s a love it/hate it type of thing because I think there is nothing that is going on for the most part of the book. What I love about the book: We […]

• Posted July 15, 2015 • 3 Comments