Bookish Discussion: Do You Judge a Blog by their Cover?

Bookish Discussion: Do You Judge a Blog by their Cover?

Let’s talk about anything bookish! Do you judge a blog by their cover or theme? As readers, it is safe to say that we judge books by their cover.  I mean, I am personally more likely to pick up a book that has a gorgeous cover rather than a cover that doesn’t catch my interest.  Well, book bloggers, this week, I wanted to talk about blog designs or themes, because I realized that they actually influence my preferences in following or even subscribing to a blog. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not being snooty or whatever but I have […]

• Posted January 11, 2016 • 24 Comments

Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor | Audiobook Review

Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor | Audiobook Review

MY THOUGHTS Don’t want to read the whole review?  Click to jump to the Skinny Review. I can’t believe that I am waaaaay behind on this series!  I have seen these around the blogosphere but I thought it wasn’t my thing.  I mean – angels, paranormal?  I’m not really a fan of those themes.  Luckily, I sort of ran out of books to listen (le gasp!) and I was browsing the online library catalog (like you do) and I decided to borrow this.  My was I BLOWN away! Did you say it was AMAZING? I mean, The Daughter of Smoke […]

• Posted January 7, 2016 • 6 Comments

The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey | Audiobook Review

The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey | Audiobook Review

MY THOUGHTS Don’t want to read the whole review?  Click to jump to the Review At a Glance. Ok, I admit it, I have never heard of The Fifth Wave until I saw the trailer a couple of months ago.  If you know me, you would know that I am so into aliens.  In fact, one of my favorite shows is Ancient Aliens, but I digress.  Let’s just say that I am very fascinated by aliens. What is it about? The Fifth Wave is about an alien attack on Earth.  The attacks come in waves; the first wave: total blackout; […]

• Posted January 6, 2016 • 4 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday: New Year Resolutions

Top Ten Tuesday: New Year Resolutions

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish It’s 2016 and we’re talkin’ RESOLUTIONS! Everyone always makes a list of resolutions for the new year BUT not all of us follow through.  I admit, I am guilty of abandoning my resolutions.  But for now, I will TRY my best NOT to break these resolutions and actually follow through. In this list, I will add a little snippet of what I will do to accomplish said resolution.  Ready? GO! Goal #1 Forge relationships with other book bloggers The last part of 2015 was amazing in that I finally connected with a lot […]

• Posted January 5, 2016 • 8 Comments

Monthly Wraps: December 2015

Monthly Wraps: December 2015

  Last month’s deets on I Heart Romance & YA I know I’m a little late in posting my December wrap-up post but I actually wrote a lot of posts and did a couple of surveys towards the end of the year so…  I know, excuses.  But I’m glad that I finally caved in and wrote this post. READING CHALLENGE STATS GoodReads Reading Challenge – 106/100* Review Challenge – 48/100 –  I know I’ve been really bad about writing reviews so this will be one of my goals this year. Historical Romance Challenge – 41/48 – almost made it!  I’ve […]

• Posted January 4, 2016 • 3 Comments

6th Annual End Of Year Survey – 2015 Edition

6th Annual End Of Year Survey – 2015 Edition

Hosted by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner Number Of Books You Read:  103 Number of Re-Reads: 11 Genre You Read The Most From: Surprisingly it is Young Adult!  I say that is a surprise because last year, I mostly read Historical Romance. 1. Best Book You Read In 2015? How can you make me choose?!  So, I will pick top 3 instead Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost Winter by Marissa Meyer 2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t? Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children […]

• Posted January 3, 2016 • 0 Comments

Statistics Survey 2015

Statistics Survey 2015

hosted by Brittany @ The Book Addicts Guide & Andi @ Andi’s ABCs Number of books read…   Under 250 pages (not including novellas): 11 Between 400-449 pages: 18 Between 450-499 pages: 6 Over 500 pages: 3 Over 1000 pages:  none, thank God!  I think those tomes are more daunting to me and I don’t think I have the guts to pick it up! Number of… Audiobooks: 60 Re-reads: 11 DNFs (did not finish): 13 (41 on hold) I know I’m really so bad at picking a book back up when I’ve abandoned them. Number of books rated… Five Stars: 20 One/Two Stars: 18 Number of authors met […]

• Posted January 1, 2016 • 4 Comments