Category: Features

Recommendations Requested [2]: From Normal to Royal

Recommendations Requested [2]: From Normal to Royal

Inspired by Lauren at Bookmark Lit’s latest Book Blog Ideas post, I decided to channel her fabulous Read-Bait feature into a post where I feature a theme in a book that I’m obsessed with, and offer my own recommendations along with collecting recommendations of other readers who might have similar suggestions! One of my all-time favorite tropes in the contemporary genre is seemingly normal characters finding out that they’re royal. I know it sounds cheesy, but it’s also the ultimate wish-fulfillment plot line, imagining that something so extraordinary can happen to someone so ordinary. My love for this theme also […]


Event Recap: Jeff Zentner and Brittany Cavallaro

Posted March 21, 2017 in Book and Author Events, Features / 6 Comments
Event Recap: Jeff Zentner and Brittany Cavallaro

When I heard that Jeff Zentner, author of one of my favorite YA contemporary novels, was passing through the Bay Area I knew I had to see him. I’ve gotten to meet so many wonderful West Coast authors over the course of the past 3 years, but it’s always exciting to meet an author who’s stopping by from another part of the country, so I eagerly arrived at Kepler’s 2 hours early to claim my seat and wait for the event to begin. While I haven’t yet read A Study in Charlotte, I had both it and Zentner’s sophomore novel, […]


A Court of Thorns and Roses Re-Read Event!

Posted March 14, 2017 in Features, Readalongs/Readathons / 8 Comments
A Court of Thorns and Roses Re-Read Event!

If you’ve been following my blog over the last few years, you can clearly see that I’ve developed into a HUGE Sarah J Maas fan (see proof here and here). After chatting with two of my favorite fellow bloggers, Kristin from Super Space Chick and Alexa from Alexa Loves Books, during this year’s Love-a-Thon, we realized that we were all planning on rereading A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury to prepare for the release of A Court of Wings and Ruin. Since we thought there are probably plenty other bloggers and readers out […]


Monthly TBR Plan | March 2017

Posted March 9, 2017 in Features, TBR / 24 Comments
Monthly TBR Plan | March 2017

I’ve made a lot of reading resolutions for 2017, 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: 14/60 Books Read Physical TBR Caraval | I desperately need to read this one since everyone raves about it! […]


Links To Love #1 | February 2017

Posted February 28, 2017 in Features, Links To Love / 6 Comments
Links To Love #1 | February 2017

One of my favorite things that comes along with blogging is discovering new posts and new bloggers to follow that aren’t in my online social circle already. I’ve found post recommendations from other bloggers so helpful, and found many a helpful blog post and new blogger to follow that way. Now that I’m using Feedly to keep track of the blogs I follow, it’s easier than ever to create boards and track the posts I would definitely recommend to others. This new feature is my way to shout out all of the wonderful posts that I’ve loved reading over the […]


January 2017 | Month in Review

Posted February 13, 2017 in Features, Month In Review / 8 Comments
January 2017 | Month in Review

Hello, 2017! We’re officially more than one month in now, and it’s been quite the ride so far. Though there’s a lot of ~things~ happening in the world right now, January proved itself to be a really exciting and wonderful month for me, full of incredible experiences and new resolutions (I am ALL ABOUT making New Year’s resolutions. I use my Erin Condren planner to break my resolutions into multiple categories and track them throughout the year!) I kicked off 2017 by heading to Aulani, Disney’s resort in Hawaii, for my birthday! I visited two years ago for my college […]


Welcome, Welcome! | Caraval & The Secret of a Heart Note Launch

Posted February 8, 2017 in Book and Author Events, Events / 10 Comments
Welcome, Welcome! | Caraval & The Secret of a Heart Note Launch

I was so incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to attend the dual launch last week of both Caraval and The Secret of  a Heart Note. While Kepler’s has an amazing line up of visiting authors ahead in 2017, attending a launch is always extra special, getting to see the author jittery with nerves, excitement, and euphoria as their book, often with years of work behind it, finally finds its way into the hands of readers. The dual launch for Caraval and The Secret of a Heart Note was such a genuine celebration, with readers coming to the Bay Area […]


Girl in the Pages Turns 3! | Anniversary Celebration and Giveaway!

Posted February 6, 2017 in Features, Giveaways / 30 Comments
Girl in the Pages Turns 3! | Anniversary Celebration and Giveaway!

It always astounds me when my blogging anniversary rolls around, because in some ways I can’t believe it means I have another year under my belt, but I also can’t really remember how my life was BEFORE blogging, before I joined this amazing community where I was only a click away from being able to talk about books with like minded individuals any time of any day. This year Girl in the Pages is celebrating THREE years in the book blogging community, and I can’t thank all of my followers, readers, and friends enough for commenting, chatting, tweeting, liking, and […]


The Art of the Binge

Posted February 1, 2017 in Features / 37 Comments
The Art of the Binge

Ever since I entered the world of book blogging, the WAY I read has undeniably changed. I rarely reread, and my reading tends to be all over the place in terms of genre, author, and format. As a result, my attention span is usually always 5 books ahead, always focused on the NEXT BIG THING being released, and not giving me a whole ton of time to focus on getting through series. At the same time, I’m reading different volumes of so many series that I often can’t really recall what happened in previous books all that well when reading […]


Bloggers and Authors and Brunch, Oh My!

Posted January 23, 2017 in Book and Author Events / 6 Comments
Bloggers and Authors and Brunch, Oh My!

Earlier this month I had the amazing opportunity to meet up with several other Bay Area book bloggers and Bay Area authors at the first ever Bay Area Book Blogger & Author Brunch! An amazing event organized and hosted by Christy and Nancy from Tales of the Ravenous Reader and Not Your Mother’s Book Club (NYMBC), bloggers had the opportunity to network with each other and local authors, as well as have a one on one interview with an author at Santa Clara Books Inc! Now let me tell you, friends, when I started blogging I always assumed that these […]