Category: Weekly Features/Memes

Christmas (Book) Haul and Recap 2015!

Posted December 26, 2015 in Features, Stacking the Shelves / 21 Comments
Christmas (Book) Haul and Recap 2015!

Merry Christmas, blogosphere! This holiday season definitely snuck up on me, and while it was a crazy rush Christmas shopping and prepping for the holiday, I managed to finish all of the essentials! I received some wonderful gifts (and books!) this year and thought I would share them here! Max and I started the morning at our place with our personal tree and gift exchange. As it’s our first full size tree together (and not one of the mini-trees used in our college dorms and previous apartments) the decorations are a little sparse, but we do love it! One of […]


Top Ten Books I Read in 2015

Posted December 14, 2015 in Top Ten Tuesday, Weekly Features/Memes / 33 Comments
Top Ten Books I Read in 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is perhaps the most important of the year, choosing 10 of the 70 books I’ve read for the illustrious category of “best books I’ve read in 2015.” I’ve decided to not only list the ten best books I’ve read this year (in no particular order), but give them superlatives as a nod to their greatness. Most likely to encourage you to be yourself: Most nostalgia-inducing: Most worthy of the hype: Most likely to feed your royal addiction: Most likely to […]


Top Ten New to Me Favorite Authors I Read in 2015

Posted December 7, 2015 in Top Ten Tuesday, Weekly Features/Memes / 16 Comments
Top Ten New to Me Favorite Authors I Read in 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is focusing on the top ten favorite authors that are new to YOU, no matter how long they’ve been on the literary scene. I found that this year I read fewer books by “new to me” authors than last year, as I really focused on the authors who had impressed me during my first year of blogging. In backwards chronological order (starting with the most recent new to me authors I’ve enjoyed all the way back until January 2015), here […]


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 […]


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 […]


Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession

Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly feature hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books That Recently Came Into Your posession (bought/borrowed/library/etc). Since I just attended ALA a TON of books have come into my possession, so I’ll cover the ones I’ve received since then and the last ones I received at ALA time-frame wise (so Sunday afternoon). My list will also include recent pre-orders! 1) Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge- I LOVED this book when I got it from the library last summer, so when I saw it on […]


Stacking the Shelves [23]

Stacking the Shelves [23]

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where bloggers share the books that they’ve added to their shelves this week, whether borrowed, bought, virtual, physical, etc! So this week I ended up with a bit of an unexpected mini haul! My boyfriend found a bag of books at his office abandoned by some co-workers who had attended ALA midwinter. Upon noting that they were YA and that no one else wanted them, he was able to give them to me! I’m super excited about All The Bright Places (the cover under the book jacket is GORGEOUS) […]


Sunday Funday: Week in Review [31]

Sunday Funday: Week in Review [31]

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! June 8-14, 2015 Life This week has been exhausting, adjusting to a new full time work schedule and balancing blogging, reading, and other life commitments. BUT there was a light at the end of the tunnel, as on Saturday I attended the Scholastic Warehouse Book Sale! I did an in-depth post of it last year, but essentially it’s when Scholastic opens their warehouses to teachers and educators to come in and […]


Top Ten July-December 2015 Releases I’m Excited For

Top Ten July-December 2015 Releases I’m Excited For

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly feature hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week we’re looking forward to our top ten 2015 releases in the second half of the year (I cheated and added a novella I’m rally excited about, too!) These picks are in no particular order…except for Winter! This year has been amazing for covers…all ten of these are gorgeous! Are any of these your highly anticipated July-December 2015 list? 1) Winter (Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer 2) Firewalker (Worldwalker #2) by Josephine Angeline 3) Rowan  (Worldwalker #1.5) by Josephine Angelini […]


Sunday Funday: Week in Review [30]

Sunday Funday: Week in Review [30]

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! June 1-7, 2015 Life This week has been busy and full of changes, as I just started a new job for the summer and I’m adjusting to the new hours. I’ve been doing my best to schedule blog posts in advance so that I can be sure to keep up with my reading and posting! This weekend didn’t provide much of a reprieve in terms of relaxation, as Saturday was spent […]