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North of Happy by Adi Alsaid | Review

Posted January 21, 2018 in Reviews / 0 Comments
North of Happy by Adi Alsaid | Review

Many thanks to the publisher for providing a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review! As a reader, I’d been curious about North of Happy for quite a while. I hadn’t read any of Alsaid’s previous work, but I had heard a lot of buzz surrounding both Let’s Get Lost and Never Always Sometimes, so I was surprised that this one had seemed to fly under my radar. I’m also a HUGE fan of FoodNetwork, Chef’s Table, food blogs, etc. so seeing a YA book explore a protagonist with similar interests (and a great deal more talent than […]


Change of Scenery // High Tea Tuesday

Posted January 19, 2018 in Change of Scenery, Features / 5 Comments
Change of Scenery // High Tea Tuesday

In an effort to integrate more variety into my blog and talk about things I love outside of books, I’m starting this feature to showcase non-bookish travel destinations, shops, and venues I love, from local to out of state. What’s high on every bookworm’s preferred beverage list? Tea, of course! So when I was able to attend a holiday party on a random Tuesday in December I knew I had to document it for the blog. Now, I’m not a complete stranger to high tea- I’ve been in London at BB Bakery and in Walt Disney World at the Grand […]


Warcross by Marie Lu | Review of Possibly the Most Hyped Book of 2017

Posted January 17, 2018 in Reviews / 1 Comment
Warcross by Marie Lu | Review of Possibly the Most Hyped Book of 2017

In some ways I don’t even know how to begin reviewing Warcross, because there is SO MUCH going on in this book, and it was quite possibly the most hyped book of 2017. It was EVERYWHERE, at every bookish event, conference, or festival people were going crazy trying to get their hands on an ARC. I’ll admit I was wary because I’m not the biggest gamer (I enjoy the Sims, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Nancy Drew, etc. but not really games in the vein of WOW, LOL, etc.) so I didn’t know how much would go over my head. Luckily, Max […]


How Do My Reading Habits Fluctuate By Month?

Posted January 12, 2018 in Discussions, Features / 7 Comments
How Do My Reading Habits Fluctuate By Month?

I’ve been having a lot of fun looking back at my reading statistics at the end of 2017, and I’ve already analyzed some information such as Whose Books Am I Reading? and How I Used My Kindle the First Year. However, another piece of data I was interested in looking at was when during the year I was getting the most reading done. Was I reading about the same amount of books every month, or was I fluctuating depending on the month and/or season? I also have a blast making graphs, so this post was the perfect excuse to make […]


Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed | ARC Review

Posted January 11, 2018 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed | ARC Review

*Thanks so much to NetGalley and Soho Teen for providing an ARC copy for review! What a better way to start 2018 off than to receive one of those coveted emails from NetGalley that one of my “wishes” had been granted? I was jumping up and down with glee when I saw the email come through only a few days into the new year, as Love, Hate & Other Filters is no doubt one of the most coveted YA releases of 2018. I eagerly downloaded the title to my Kindle and read Maya’s story about love, family, fear and hope […]


Christmas Recap & December 2017 Month in Review

Posted January 8, 2018 in Features, Month In Review / 3 Comments
Christmas Recap & December 2017 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 third Christmas living with Max, and we actually had a pretty quite yet restful holiday- exactly what we needed after a super busy year! Max unfortunately had a pretty bad cold Christmas weekend, so we spent most of it inside reading and watching tv (and binge watching Season 2 of […]


Monthly TBR Plan: January 2018

Posted January 4, 2018 in Features, TBR / 14 Comments
Monthly TBR Plan: January 2018

I’ve made a lot of reading resolutions, and one of them is to be better about cultivating a monthly TBR. I know so many bloggers do beginning of the month TBR posts and I always LOVE reading them, so I’ve decided to post my own as well! I will include my physical, e-book, and ARC TBRs as well as a status update of where I am prior to starting my upcoming month’s TBR. Reading Progress Prior To This Month: 0/80 Books Read I can’t believe another year is here! Where does the time go? I’m riding high after reading 81 […]


Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin | Review

Posted January 3, 2018 in Reviews / 6 Comments
Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin | Review

“I refused to be shamed.”- Kindle Edition, Location 3718 Young Jane Young was my first read of 2017, and I couldn’t have asked for a better book to kick off the year with. Funny, feminist, and surprisingly poignant, Young Jane Young is a story about defining oneself, reinventing oneself, and embracing oneself at different points in a woman’s life. Borrowing heavily from the Monica Lewinsky scandal of the 1990s, Young Jane Young focuses on a political scandal with a young 20 year old Jewish intern, Aviva Grossman, who is caught having an affair with the Congressman she interns for (who […]


How I Used My Kindle the First Year (2017)

Posted December 31, 2017 in Features / 20 Comments
How I Used My Kindle the First Year (2017)

I can’t believe that it was just last Christmas that I received my first ever Kindle. I was a staunchly physical book person for years, and in 2016 had only just started branching out into E-Books via Overdrive on my phone (or occasionally my iPad). I was frustrated by how hard it sometimes was to read e-galleys if you didn’t have a Kindle, so I finally caved and asked for one for Christmas, and my dad gifted me the Kindle Paperwhite in White (the no-ad version). It’s safe to say that adding a Kindle to my bookish life was a […]


Whose Books Am I Reading? | A Discussion Inspired by Lauren @ Bookmark Lit

Posted December 30, 2017 in Discussions, Features / 6 Comments
Whose Books Am I Reading? | A Discussion Inspired by Lauren @ Bookmark Lit

This post has went through a bit of an evolution, as I’m making my own version of Lauren’s post that she in turn made after being inspired by a conversation that we had with each other about where we’re getting our books lately. Since I’ve read 80 books this year (more than I can ever remember reading), I wanted to dive a little deeper, as Lauren did, into where I am acquiring my books, especially as there are SO MANY new releases these days and there’s always the struggle of wanting to keep up vs. wanting to save money. When […]