Category: Weekly Features/Memes

Sunday Funday: Week in Review [2]

Sunday Funday: Week in Review [2]

Sunday Funday is a weekly(ish) post I’ve started to recap the bookish (and sometimes not-so-bookish) happenings in my life the past week! Feel free to participate, just link back! (I know it’s technically Monday today, but this week has been crazy!) Graduation! I did it! I graduated with a double-major B.A. and now am facing the vast world of opportunities that post-grad life has to offer. Moving Along with graduation I’ve moved several hours away from where I’ve been going to school the past four years to start post-grad life, so I’ve been behind on my reading and posting. I’d […]


Top Ten Books that Taught Me About Friendship

Top Ten Books that Taught Me About Friendship

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly feature hosted by the wonderful blog The Broke and The Bookish! This week’s topic is “Top Ten Books About Friendship” and I decided to break my list down into books that taught me about friendship throughout the various stages of growing up. Early Childhood: 1) Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans- Madeline teaches class, tenacity, and most of all how to make and keep friends, whether it be her classmates or Pepito the bad hat next door, and does it all with poise and grace. 2) Corduroy by Don Freeman- Because was there ever such […]


Ten Books I Put Down & Still Need to Finish

Ten Books I Put Down & Still Need to Finish

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly feature hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme was Top Ten Books You Almost Put Down but Didn’t. I found this topic to be really difficult, as I rarely power through books once I put them down for more than a few days. Therefore, I decided to put my own spin on the topic this week to suit my reading habits and instead compiled Ten Books I Put Down & Still Need (& Want) to Finish. (In No Particular Order) 1) Venom by Fiona Paul- I was […]


Stacking the Shelves [1]

Stacking the Shelves [1]

Today is my first time participating in the weekly meme hosted over at Tynga’s Reviews where bloggers share the books that they’ve added to their shelves this week, whether borrowed, bought, virtual, physical, etc! Borrowed from my Local Library: I started Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour first since I’ve seen so many bloggers freaking out over Morgan Matson’s newest book Second Chance Summer. This is my first read by Matson and I’m finding her style is easy to get into and comfortable, and listening to the narration is like chatting with a good friend. An Abundance of Katherines is my […]


Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame As Pieces of Art

Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame As Pieces of Art

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly feature hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week the topic is Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame as Pieces of Art. 1) & 2)Cinder and Scarlet by Marissa Meyer- These are actually the Spanish covers for the books, and I absolutely adore them, as they’re delicate and reflect a very dark-fairy-tale-vibe. 3) The Selection by Kiera Cass- Blue is my favorite color, and this series always has the most gorgeous gowns on the cover, and the Tiffany blue is too striking not to love. I wish everything in […]


Sunday Funday: Week in Review [1]

Posted May 4, 2014 in Sunday Funday / 3 Comments
Sunday Funday: Week in Review [1]

  Sunday Funday is a weekly(ish) post I’ve started to recap the bookish (and sometimes not-so-bookish) happenings in my life the past week! Feel free to participate, just link back! Graduation is looming. In roughly three weeks I will be walking across the stage getting my English B.A. and being thrust into the big kid world without a concrete idea of what I want to do. On the bright side, this week was the awards ceremony for my university’s liberal arts college, and I’m honored to say I won honors in both the English Department and the Religious Studies department […]


Top Ten Characters I’d Love to Have as a Best Friend

Posted April 21, 2014 in Weekly Features/Memes / 13 Comments
Top Ten Characters I’d Love to Have as a Best Friend

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly feature hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week the topic is Top Ten Characters Who___ (fill in the blank)! I’ve found myself reading a lot of books lately with really fantastic side-kick type characters, so I decided to go with Top Ten Characters I’d Love to Have as a Best Friend!         1) Harry Potter from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince– Because who wouldn’t want Harry Potter as their BFF?             2) Zuze from Daughter of Smoke and […]


Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read

Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly feature hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week the topic is Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read. This category crosses quite a few genres for me! Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read : 1) Lolita by Vladamir Nobokov- There’s never been quite as elegant, distracting, and unreliable narrator as Humbert Humbert. 2) Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Lani Taylor- Taylor takes on the most unique and elegant approach to the genre of YA angels-and-demons/paranormal romance I’ve read. She’s unparalleled in world building, and her detail-rich writing takes […]


Top Ten “Gateway” Books/Authors in my Reading Journey

Top Ten “Gateway” Books/Authors in my Reading Journey

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly feature hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week the topic is: Top Ten “Gateway”Books/Authors in my Reading Journey. These can be books/authors that encouraged me to read as a kid, got me out of a reading slump, introduced me to a new genre, etc! Top Ten Gateway Books/Authors in my Reading Journey: 1) Stravaganza: City of Masks by Mary Hoffman: I literally cannot remember meeting one person who has read this series, and it’s such a shame! I discovered these in late elementary/early middle school and I’ve never […]


Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly feature hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week the topic is: Top Ten Favorite Books in X (your pick!) Genre. Since this is my first Top Ten Tuesday, I decided to stick with my preferred genre of YA, specifically YA fiction. Top Ten Favorite Books in YA Fiction: 1) Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout- This is probably my all time favorite YA paranormal series, and it doesn’t get the hype it deserves. It features aliens, a book blogger, one of my favorite fictional guys, and doesn’t […]