Top Ten Books of 2016 (So Far)

Top Ten Books of 2016 (So Far)

Yaaaay for pushing favorite books, am I right? The prompt today is actually “Top Ten 2016 Releases So Far,” but I haven’t read enough 2016 releases for that to be a fair game. In fact, I’ve read 11 2016 releases so far…and I’m not about to leave that one extra alone. So I’m going to tell you the top books I’ve read so far in 2016. Sound good? Good.      Me Before You by Jojo Moyes I obviously read this book because of the movie. And I thought it was beautiful. I don’t necessarily agree morally with how it ends, but […]

Posted June 21, 2016
Top Ten Tuesday

Let’s Talk Movies: Finding Dory

Let’s Talk Movies: Finding Dory

It’s here. It’s real. The sequel to my childhood. Finding Dory was released this past weekend, and I jumped on the opportunity and watched it Saturday night. And long story short: I loved it. It was funny and endearing and thought-provoking and sweet and much deeper than I thought it was going to be. That’s what I kind of love about Disney animation recently. Or animation in general. I have a blog post on this in its entirety brewing…but I feel like animation is being used as a children’s movie on its most basic level and as a commentary on social issues on its […]

Posted June 20, 2016
Let's Talk Movies

#BookishTwitter: Dad Books

#BookishTwitter: Dad Books

If you didn’t see the first time I did this, I love a good bookish Twitter trend. And if you know me at all, you’d know that I love me some dad jokes. Like seriously, my sense of humor is 95% dad humor (And to my future children: #sorrynotsorry). So today when I saw #DadBooks trending on Twitter, I loved every second. So here are my favorites of the trending topic! What Am I, The Giving Tree? #DadBooks @BNBuzz — Mike is Happy (@mikeishappy) June 16, 2016 Don’t Make Me Turn This Streetcar Named Desire Around #DadBooks — Penguin Random House (@penguinrandom) June […]

Posted June 17, 2016
#BookishTwitter

Make Me Read It Readathon

Make Me Read It Readathon

Hey y’all. If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been in a bit of a reading/blogging/everything slump. I’m working from 8–5 with an hour and a half of commute each way…and I’ve been dying a little inside. BUT I’m hoping to fix that and maybe this readalong will help me make it through my TBR! You may be asking, “What’s the Make Me Read It Readathon, Carlisa?” Well, I’m glad you asked, kind person. It’s a readathon hosted by Val at the Innocent Smiley (click on the link for the sign-up post) where our audience picks what we reads. The title kind of explains itself, […]

Posted June 15, 2016
Events

What Do These Letters Even Mean?: The Acronyms of Book Blogging

What Do These Letters Even Mean?: The Acronyms of Book Blogging

A few months ago, I was scrolling through my Twitter feed when I saw a tweet that made me stop for a minute or two. Lillie and Mariam were having a little bookish conversation…but I couldn’t figure out what exactly Mariam was saying. Here’s a screenshot and maybe you can see why: There are five acronyms in that one tweet. Which I applaud Mariam for because we only have 140 characters and we gotta do what we gotta do, right? But I had no idea what they meant. I figured out a couple of them…and some of them are book titles that I’m still not […]

Posted June 15, 2016
Bookish Thoughts

Dear Emma: A Unique Take on a Classic Austen Story

Dear Emma: A Unique Take on a Classic Austen Story

If you’ve read Emma by Jane Austen, you’d know that the premise of that book is about Emma meddling in her friends’ lives, mostly match-making. She’s endearing in a get-out-of-everyone’s-business kind of way. Katie Heaney takes that story and placed it in a modern, college setting, a concept I was very intrigued by. Overall, I enjoyed Dear Emma, and I found her really relatable, especially to me as an English-major college student who works in the library. But it wasn’t my favorite, which is why it sits at a solid three stars. I really did love Harriet (the main character) in this book. She’s just very relatable […]

Posted May 29, 2016
Book Reviews