It’s Not You…It’s Me: Eight Books that I Now Think Differently About

It’s Not You…It’s Me: Eight Books that I Now Think Differently About

Books I Like Less… A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab This book came out right when I was a book-blogging baby, and I just saw so. much. hype for it. And at my young blogging age, I just don’t think I could process it. So I pre-ordered it, read it, and loved it. Wrote a super-hyped review for it. Recommended it to a ton of people. Yet now…I have almost zero inclination to pick up the sequel. I think I just made it out to be more than it actually was for me in my head. And that’s okay! Twilight […]

Posted May 24, 2016
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The Girl from Everywhere: A Book Review

The Girl from Everywhere: A Book Review

This is a book that I was so, so excited about. The premise sounded awesome, and I’ve heard high praise from my blogging friends. And it didn’t disappoint! I enjoyed it a lot. I liked the main character Nix. I liked the unique, historical Hawaiian setting. I liked the time travel and how they time traveled. I liked the fairytale-ish, fantasy aspects. I love the father-daughter relationship that YA is seriously lacking. One thing that wasn’t my favorite was the love triangle…But let’s just talk about these things, alright? Nix is awesome. She’s a strong girl who’s trying to fend for herself. I think she has a […]

Posted May 23, 2016
Book Reviews

You Were Here: A Book Review

You Were Here: A Book Review

When Netgalley sent me an email promoting this book, I knew I had to get my hands on it. They described it as a book for Lauren Oliver fans—aka me. And after reading it, that description is pretty dead-on. But You Were Here by Cori McCarthy is also very much it’s own unique thing. And it was a really cool reading experience for me. This book is about grief. That basically covers the major themes and plot. Jake died in a terrible accident…and he left his friends and family in his wake, not sure how to handle his loss. And this book explores five […]

Posted May 16, 2016
Book Reviews

Ten Websites I Love (That Aren’t About Books…Shocking, I Know)

Ten Websites I Love (That Aren’t About Books…Shocking, I Know)

This prompt is actually kind of hard. Like what? Do things that aren’t bookish? Who do you even think I am? Just kidding. But not really. Anyway. Hopefully I can come up with ten websites that aren’t about books!  I Waste So Much Time This was my very first thought upon seeing this prompt. Iwastesomuchtime.com is basically what the title says…it’s a website to waste time. And it’s been my loyal companion since we got laptops in high school, and they blocked all social media. What else are you going to do during class except find pointless websites like this? (Don’t worry, I got […]

Posted May 10, 2016
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‘Bout (of Books) to Read Allllll Week Long

‘Bout (of Books) to Read Allllll Week Long

This is my third Bout of Books that I’m participating in. Although the second one barely counts because I epically failed at it. BUT I’m here with my big guns and a serious attitude. Because I am nine books behind on my Goodreads goal and I’d love to bring that back a little. But I’m getting ahead of myself. You may be asking, what is “Bout of Books?” Well let me tell you: The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins […]

Posted May 8, 2016
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On My Nightstand in May 2016

On My Nightstand in May 2016

It’s May! Hurrrrah! And if you read my April recap yesterday, you’d know that about a week and a half ago, I took my last final for the semester! Which means no class for four months! Which means I’ll actually have time to read. <Insert astonished face> It’s been a slow reading year for me so far (Just ask my “9 books behind” Goodreads goal)…but I’m hoping this summer I can catch up and get ahead even? Maybe? Hopefully? Who knows actually? But let’s get this going.         Don’t mind the fact that Hotel Ruby and The Demon King have been on this […]

Posted May 2, 2016
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