Aloha, Aulani! Hawaiian Graduation Vacation Recap

Posted July 5, 2014 in Travel / 6 Comments
Aloha, Aulani! Hawaiian Graduation Vacation Recap

Hello lovely readers! This past week things have been quiet around here, but as most of you know, I had the amazing opportunity to spend most of this week in Hawaii! The trip was a graduation gift from my amazing Aunt (also the one who took me to the Scholastic Warehouse Book Sale a few weeks ago- she’s great!) and it was truly an incredible experience, filled with history, relaxation, and of course, reading! Waikiki We started off our time on the island with a night in Waikiki, the first time I had ever been to the island of Oahu! […]


Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor- Review

Posted July 2, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 1 Comment
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor- Review

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor My rating: 4.5/5 Stars Publisher: Little, Brown & Co (April 2014) Length: 613 pgs Series: Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3 Format: Hardcover, purchased Barnes & Noble (online) Goodreads Synopsis: By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz. Common enemy, common cause. When Jael’s brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, the unthinkable becomes essential, and Karou […]


Sunday Funday: A Hawaiian Hiatus [5]

Sunday Funday: A Hawaiian Hiatus [5]

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 23-June 29, 2014 This week I wanted to let everyone know that I’m going to be gone until about next weekend to Hawaii! I’m lucky enough to have received this trip as a graduation present from my Aunt, and we are going to be staying at a couple of different resorts throughout the week, seeing the sights, and doing a lot of reading by the pool! I have a few […]


Stacking the Shelves [2]

Stacking the Shelves [2]

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 a bunch of books I had requested came in all at once at the local library (funny how they always seem to come in at once, huh?) I’ve really been anticipating Love Letters to the Dead due to a couple of factors: 1) The cover is absolutely gorgeous and 2) Stephen Chbosky, author of the Perks of Being a Wallflower, has spoken so highly about it. I’m about a […]


The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt- Review

Posted June 25, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 6 Comments
The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt- Review

The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt My rating: 2/5 Stars Publisher: Bloomsbury USA (2014) Length: 304 pgs Format: Hardcover, checked out from my local library Goodreads Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Holly wants to remember her Grandpa forever, but she’d rather forget what he left her in his will: his wedding chapel on the Las Vegas strip. Whatever happened to gold watches, savings bonds, or some normal inheritance? And then there’s Grandpa’s letter. Not only is Holly running the business with her recently divorced parents, but she needs to make some serious money—fast. Grandpa also insists Holly reach out to Dax, the grandson […]


Top Ten Cover Trends I Like/Dislike

Top Ten Cover Trends I Like/Dislike

Top Ten Tuesday is, as always, hosted by the fantastic blog the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is top ten cover trends you like or dislike! Book Trends I Love 1) Black and White with one focus color Jennifer E. Smith’s novels usually are like this! 2) Interesting Typography I couldn’t stop looking at the cover of this book while I was reading it! I wish the symbols had been explained. 3) Covers featuring silhouettes The UK always seems to get these pretty silhouette covers! 4) Covers Featuring the Dusk/ Night Sky 5) Fairytale Inspired Covers 6) Inverted […]


Sunday Funday: Week in Review [4]

Sunday Funday: Week in Review [4]

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 16-June 22, 2014 I just ended the first two weeks of my summer job, which accounts for the slower pace of posts going up lately. Now that things have settled down and I’ve gotten back into the groove of working, I’ll be posting more regularly! I was also nominated this week for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, so thanks so much to Stefani from Caught Read Handed for nominating me! […]


Scholastic Warehouse Sale and Book Haul

Posted June 22, 2014 in Travel / 13 Comments
Scholastic Warehouse Sale and Book Haul

A few days ago I had the awesome opportunity to attend the Scholastic Book Fairs Warehouse Sale, which takes place in the summer in certain major cities of the US. I was able to attend the sale thanks to my aunt who is a teacher, who was invited to attend (Remember those Scholastic Book Fair Book Orders you used to get in elementary schools? These warehouses are the fulfilling centers for them and for the rotating book fairs they set up in school libraries). Most of the books are anywhere from 20%-50% off and it goes without saying that I […]


The Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

Posted June 20, 2014 in Uncategorized / 6 Comments
The Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

Last week I was nominated for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award by Stefani over at Caught Read Handed! 🙂 Thank you so much, I really appreciate it! Here are the rules for this blogger award: 1. Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you. 2. List the rules and display the award. 3. Share seven facts about yourself. 4. Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated. 5. Optional: Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you. Seven Facts About Me: My […]


Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List Recommended by Other Bloggers

Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List Recommended by Other Bloggers

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fantastic blog, The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s post is “Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List,” but I already listed my personal summer TBR picks a few weeks ago in my “Ten Books that WILL Be in My Beach Bag” post. This week I put my own spin on the topic, choosing to highlight the Top Ten Books on My Summer TBR List that have come from recommendations I’ve seen on other blogs so far this summer! 1) To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han- I can’t […]