WayWitch Tour Recap: A January Tradition

Posted January 19, 2017 in Book and Author Events / 3 Comments
WayWitch Tour Recap: A January Tradition

For the second year in a row I’ve been lucky enough to kick off January by seeing Alex Bracken and Susan Dennard on tour promoting their newest books! This year’s WayWitch Tour came on the heels of the release of Wayfarer and Windwitch, the final installment in Alex’s Passenger duology and the second installment in Susan’s Witchlands fantasy series. Seeing these two again was such a pleasure, especially since their energy and friendship is palpable to everyone in the audience. Max and I arrived at Kepler’s around 6:25pm and there was already quite the turnout…we ended up with 4th row […]


This is Where the World Ends by Amy Zhang | Review

Posted January 18, 2017 in Reviews / 4 Comments
This is Where the World Ends by Amy Zhang | Review

  “Miracles do not belong to religions. Miracles belong to the desperate, which is why every religion, every philosophy, and most importantly, every fairy tale always has a moment of salvation, a eureka, an enlightenment.” It’s rare that I don’t really know what I’m getting myself into with a book, but This is Where the World Ends can’t really be explained in any other way for me. Like everyone else, I had heard a lot of people rave about the author’s debut, Falling Into Place, so when I saw her second novel available immediately on Overdrive I thought it would […]


Looking Back on 2016’s Bookish Events

Posted January 16, 2017 in Book and Author Events / 6 Comments
Looking Back on 2016’s Bookish Events

2016 may have been a flaming garbage pile of a year in many ways, but it had some bomb author events and book releases! I was so lucky to attend SO many author events over the course of the past year and I thought I’d put a post together to give a quick recap of each! This was my first bookish event of 2016, and it was AMAZING. There was such a good turn out, and Alex and Susan have a really great natural chemistry! I can’t wait to see them again this month! You can read my entire recap […]


Carry On by Rainbow Rowell | Review

Posted January 11, 2017 in Reviews / 6 Comments
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell | Review

I love love love Rainbow Rowell, and Carry On was the last novel of hers I had left to read. I put it off for quite some time, I think mostly because I was a bit wary of one of my favorite contemporary authors writing in a completely different genre. I was scared I wouldn’t love it as much, and I’ll admit I did some skimming during the Simon Snow portions of Fangirl. While my feelings about Carry On aren’t as vast and burning as my love for Rainbow’s other novels such as Fangirl and Eleanor & Park, I’m so […]


Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant to Read But Didn’t Get To

Posted January 10, 2017 in Top Ten Tuesday, Weekly Features/Memes / 26 Comments
Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant to Read But Didn’t Get To

This week’s TTT post is all about those coveted 2016 releases that we had every intention of getting to…but for some reason didn’t. This is perfect timing for me, as I am in the process of completely restructuring my Goodreads system and committed to making and sticking to a more regulated TBR schedule in 2017. Below are the ten 2016 releases I most regret not getting to, and I’m aiming to read all of them before 2017 is over! Did any of the above books end up on your list of 2016 reads you didn’t get to? Would you recommend […]


Building My Hawaiian Vacation TBR Plan

Posted January 5, 2017 in Features, Travel/Events / 14 Comments
Building My Hawaiian Vacation TBR Plan

Having a winter birthday means I have a lifelong complex about the cold. It always limited the birthday activities I could have (I’m still longing for all the pool parties I missed out on having), limited who could come (many people were away visiting family or on vacation), and my parties and celebrations were overshadowed by the holidays. I vowed to myself that ONE YEAR I would finally spend my birthday somewhere tropical, where I could lounge on the beach and enjoy the outdoors and perhaps have a cute birthday outfit that wasn’t obscured by a winter coat. Well my […]


Pre-Order Priorities [3]: First Picks of 2017!

Posted January 4, 2017 in Features, Pre-Order Priorities / 12 Comments
Pre-Order Priorities [3]: First Picks of 2017!

Pre-Order Priorities is a feature that highlights all of the books that I’ve recently pre-ordered and am anxiously awaiting to arrive at my door! This post I’m highlighting all of the 2017 releases that I’ve pre-ordered so far! I’m tyring to be more responsible about my book buying this year, so having some of my most anticipated reads already ordered (and knowing they’ll be en route to me ASAP) keeps me (somewhat) satisfied! Release Date: January 10th, 2017 I’m currently reading Windwitch and loving it, so I knew I’d want it’s sequel in my hands ASAP! I’m also seeing Susan […]


Top 2017 Debuts on My Radar

Top 2017 Debuts on My Radar

A few weeks ago I posted the top 2017 releases on my radar. This week’s TTT prompt fit in perfectly with that series, which is highlighting the top ten debuts I’m excited for releasing in the upcoming year. While some of the titles I mentioned in my initial post are debuts, I’ll be focusing on titles I haven’t mentioned previously in this post. Top Ten Tuesday is, as always, hosted by the lovely blog The Broke and the Bookish. The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilian Rivera | If there’s a book about a Latino family I am there. City […]


Christmas Recap & December 2016 Month in Review

Posted January 2, 2017 in Monthly Recap / 13 Comments
Christmas Recap & December 2016 Month in Review

There’s no denying that December recaps are my favorite because I get to focus on Christmas and all of it’s colorful, sparkly, and joyful glory. December means time off from work, cold weather, and more excuses to stay inside under my pile of blankets and read. This year was my second Christmas living with Max, and we had a great (if exhausting) holiday, running all around the state seeing our friends and family. Our Christmas weekend started out pretty hectic. We spent Christmas eve-eve together (I had the day off work so I finished my wrapping and shopping and watched […]


To All The Books I Neglected To Review: 2016 Edition [Part 1]

Posted December 31, 2016 in Reviews / 8 Comments
To All The Books I Neglected To Review: 2016 Edition [Part 1]

Last December I compiled a post at the end of the month with mini reviews for all of the books I had read but never got around to penning my review for. Most of the time I try not to let the stress of missed reviews get to me, however I always seem to be hit with last minute guilt at the end of the year for those missed reviews. So I decided to turn this into an end of year tradition, and have compiled mini reviews for most* of the books I read but did not review upon finishing […]