Month: October 2015

Unsettling Chills or Slow Burn Thrills? A Halloween Discussion

Posted October 30, 2015 in Discussions / 13 Comments
Unsettling Chills or Slow Burn Thrills? A Halloween Discussion

With Halloween a mere sleep away, spooky book recommendations are flooding the internet, from classic horror literature picks to unnerving psychological thrillers. Yet I find that there’s a stark difference in the appeal of a thriller novel and a horror story, a line that separates two distinct experiences a reader has when choosing one of the two genres. While some may welcome both horror and thrillers and discriminate against neither, I find that my personal reading preference lie firmly on one side of the two common Halloween genres. I love thrillers, but 99% of the time I will run in […]


Celebrating One Year of Book Buddies: A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis (& Giveaway!)

Posted October 29, 2015 in Book Buddies Reviews, Reviews / 9 Comments
Celebrating One Year of Book Buddies: A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis (& Giveaway!)

Cristina, Kaitlin, and Lauren Read: Book Buddies is a discussion style review I participate in every other month with my friend Lauren who runs the blog Bookmarklit. This month marks the one year anniversary of book buddies, and to celebrate Lauren had the fantastic idea of doing a group Book Buddies read with Kaitlin from Next Page Please!, who serves as her other book buddy. In keeping with the spirit of Halloween we chose a book that we had all been curious about that seemed appropriately eerie. You can find the last part of the chat below, but be sure […]


Top Ten Characters Who Should Totally Throw A Halloween Party

Posted October 26, 2015 in Top Ten Tuesday, Weekly Features/Memes / 22 Comments
Top Ten Characters Who Should Totally Throw A Halloween Party

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and the Bookish. I really enjoyed making my Halloween list for TTT last year (Top Ten Characters I’d Want to Be For Halloween) and I wanted to think of a fresh new spin on it, as Halloween’s one of my favorite seasons. This year I decided to reflect upon which characters could throw an awesome Halloween party (which I’d be inviting myself to, of course). Fred and George Weasley from Harry Potter: How awesome would a Halloween party in Fred and George’s joke shop be? Wizards […]


A Thousand Nights by E. K. Johnston | ARC Review

Posted October 19, 2015 in ARCs, Reviews / 13 Comments
A Thousand Nights by E. K. Johnston | ARC Review

My Review “Good men fall to monsters every day. Clever men are tricked by their own pride or by pretty words. That is what happened to the king in the tale she tells.” Very rarely do I find myself reading -and finishing- a book that was completely and totally not what I was expecting. Somehow, however, A Thousand Nights slipped through my bookish radar and when I finally got my hands on a much-coveted copy at ALA, I was somehow convinced it was going to be your average, run of the mill, Disney-washed Arabian folk tale retelling that was heavy […]


Sunday Funday: Week in Review [32]

Posted October 18, 2015 in Sunday Funday, Weekly Features/Memes / 5 Comments
Sunday Funday: Week in Review [32]

Life Hello! Remember me? Where have I been? Everywhere, it seems, except for the book blogging world for the past two weeks, tragically. I’m in the midst of the busiest time of year at my work, I just had a major move into a new apartment, and I also just got back from a week long trip to DISNEYWORLD. So while I haven’t had too much time to be in the blogosphere, I really can’t complain because I’ve been lucky enough to have SO many other adventures in the meantime. I’m considering doing a recap on the blog of my […]