Top Ten Tuesday: New Books on My Shelf

Top Ten Tuesday: New Books on My Shelf

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish It’ another Top Ten Tuesday this week and today, I will be sharing books that I recently added to my overflowing TBR pile.  This time, I’m going to pick 5 YA and 5 Historical Romance novels that I recently added in the last month or so.  I actually had a hard time picking books to show this week because it seems that I just went wild with adding books on my TBR pile. YOUNG ADULT The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman – Historical YA and a demon fighting lady in 1812 London?  GIVE IT […]

• Posted January 19, 2016 • 6 Comments

Bookish Discussions: Book to Movie Expectations

Bookish Discussions: Book to Movie Expectations

Let’s talk about anything bookish! Do you expect too much in book to movie adaptations? Readers know that books are waaaaaay better than the film/TV adaptations, right?  But why do we still watch these adaptations? 2016 is a great year for adaptations because we have quite a lot of those releasing this year.  Some of them, I’ve read already and others I haven’t.  But this discussion is about my expectations for books I’ve read. Honestly, I love watching these adaptations but more often than not, I get utterly disappointed by it.  I mean, let’s not talk about The Mortal Instruments, shall […]

• Posted January 18, 2016 • 9 Comments

Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis | Audiobook Review

Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis | Audiobook Review

MY THOUGHTS Don’t want to read the whole review?  Click to jump to the Review At a Glance. Disclaimer:  I listened to the audiobook way back in August so I am not 100% certain about most of the details, but I will review this to the best of my memory. Not another Snow White re-telling! I know many reviewers have compared Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis to Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles but I promise you, it isn’t!  Sure, it has the same themes as TLC but there is a marked difference. Tell me more! Obviously, Princess Snow is missing and she is […]

• Posted January 13, 2016 • 5 Comments

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