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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

Ten Books That’ve Been Sitting on My Shelf for a Loooooong Time

Ten Books That’ve Been Sitting on My Shelf for a Loooooong Time

Today’s prompt is “Ten Books That’ve Been Sitting On Your Shelf Since Before You Were Blogging.” Because all of my physical books that were from before blogging are on my shelf at home, I’m just going to refer to books on Goodreads that’ve been on my TBR since before blogging. Okay? Okay. Lessgo.      Princess Bride by William Goldman Added Feb. 25, 2010 Truth be told, I’ve only seen this movie once years ago, and I only remember parts of it. But it’s a classic, am I right? I really want to watch it again, but I also really want to read the […]

Posted August 23, 2016
Top Ten Tuesday

Top Books Set in the Midwest

Top Books Set in the Midwest

If you didn’t know, I’m a Midwest girl through and through. I was born in Indiana, and then we moved to Ohio, and then we moved to Wisconsin, and then we moved back to Indiana. So, like I said, very Midwest. I live in Utah now (very not Midwest), but I still love me some Midwest setting. Especially in YA novels. And I’ve actually been noticing an increase in the amount of Midwest settings in YA novels lately! Or maybe I’m just imagining that, I don’t know. But anyway, today’s TTT prompt is Top Ten Books in X Setting, so I chose Midwest! (Who would’ve guessed, […]

Posted August 16, 2016
Top Ten Tuesday