Interview with Becky Wallace and Giveaway!

Interview with Becky Wallace and Giveaway!

About a year or so ago, I won a Twitter contest from Becky Wallace, an author I’d heard of and whose books I wanted to read eventually. She sent me a signed copy of her first book with some swag, and I was so excited! It was my first time winning a Twitter giveaway and I was still a young blogger and hadn’t interacted with a lot of authors, so I was just mostly in shock. And then on the postcard she included, she said that she used to live on the same street that I was living on at the […]

Posted September 19, 2016
Author Q&A

Bookish Twitter: #CheeseBooks

Bookish Twitter: #CheeseBooks

I don’t know how many of you know this, but I used to live in Wisconsin. Aka the land of cows and dairy and cheese. Literally, we all willingly and enthusiastically call ourselves cheeseheads. We wear cheese hats and cheese ties, and (I kid you not) I’ve seen a cheese bikini (all fake cheese, but still). We are quite cheesy. So when I saw #CheeseBooks trending on Twitter, my heart melted into a little puddle of cheesy fondue. So let’s showcase some of my favorites, shall we?   The Princess Brie #cheesebooks — Michael Pryor (@michaeljpryor) September 16, 2016 A Brienkle in […]

Posted September 16, 2016
#BookishTwitter

Top Ten Best Historical Fiction Novels

Top Ten Best Historical Fiction Novels

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is “Top Ten All-Time Favorite Books of X Genre.” Aka I had to pick a genre that I had ten all-time favorite books in. And it’s hard! Just tell me what to do, and I’ll do it…but give me options, and I’m a lost cause. I’d like to think of myself as a pretty eclectic reader; I read from and enjoy a lot of different genres. And that’s awesome! At least I think so. So anyway, this topic was hard, so I decided to scroll through my Goodreads favorite shelves…and I realized something: Only 5 of the […]

Posted September 13, 2016
Top Ten Tuesday

On My Nightstand: September 2016

On My Nightstand: September 2016

Hello, hello, hello. It’s September…….I was trying to think of a good September pun, but I couldn’t think of one. Bugger. Anyways! I’m back in school, which means more books to add to my “For Class” section. I do consider myself a pretty classy person, so it works. Eh? Eh? No? Oh, okay. #awkward Let’s just talk about books, okay? I can do without being weird. (Lol, right *sarcastic side-eye to myself*) ALL OF MY REVIEW BOOKS ARE SO OLD. I’ve been very good about not requesting new ones because I hardcore need to catch up on my older ones. The Starlit […]

Posted September 3, 2016
Monthly TBR

Looking Back: August 2016

Looking Back: August 2016

Hello, hello! It’s now September! Which means that hopefully it’ll stop being 90+ degrees all day, every day. I don’t think I did a recap for July, but that’s okay. Not much happened in July for me. I know what you’re thinking, “Julying, Carlisa. There had to have been stuff you did.” But not really—just my internship, and that’s it. So let’s just move on and talk about August, shall we? What I… Said goodbye to: My summer editorial internship. I interned for a magazine about an hour away from where I’m living in Utah, and it was such a great experience. […]

Posted September 2, 2016
Looking Back

Anne of Green Gables Book Tag

Anne of Green Gables Book Tag

I saw this tag created by Pages Unbound, and I knew that I had to do it. You can see the original post here. I read Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery for the first time last fall when I had to read a YA book that was published before 1920 for my YA literature class. I immediately fell in love with Anne. She’s easily the cutest, most dramatic, and loveliest little girl. She sees the world in such a beautiful light, and I aspire to be like that someday. I aspire to see the good in everybody from the get-go. I […]

Posted August 24, 2016
Book Tag