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 […]


The Fault in Our Stars by John Green- Review

Posted June 15, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 8 Comments
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green- Review

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green My rating: 3.5/5 Stars Publisher: Penguin (2012) Length: 313 pgs Format: Paperback, purchased from Target Goodreads Synopsis: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. My Review: Ok, full disclosure: I didn’t cry. Not a drop. This book didn’t have me swimming in feels. But this does not mean that I […]


Discussion: New Adult Fiction

Posted June 13, 2014 in Discussions / 9 Comments
Discussion: New Adult Fiction

Lately I’ve been hearing a lot about the new(ish) genre “New Adult Fiction,” with many varying opinions regarding whether it’s a great new idea or just another way to compartmentalize younger readers out of the adult fiction section. It’s still somewhat debated as to whether “New Adult” is an actual genre or a marketing term, but the idea (from what I’ve read and researched) is that it’s a midway point between YA and Adult, focusing on the age range of 18-25 and covering issues such as college, first jobs, starting families, etc. My primary problem with the concept of “New […]


City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare-Review

Posted June 11, 2014 in Books, Five Star Reads, Reviews / 6 Comments
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare-Review

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare My rating: 5/5 Stars Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry (2014) Length: 725 pgs Series: The Mortal Instruments #6 Format: Hardcover, purchased Barnes & Noble (online) Goodreads Synopsis: In this dazzling and long-awaited conclusion to the acclaimed Mortal Instruments series, Clary and her friends fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures out of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell. The embattled Shadowhunters withdraw to […]


Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far This Year

Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far This Year

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic was “Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far This Year.” See below for a favorite quote from each book I selected! Clicking the links will take you to my review! 1) Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell- “I don’t just kiss people. Kisses aren’t… just with me.” 2) Texas Gothic by Mary Clement-Moore- “I was generally pro-bat, except when I was trekking through the dark trying not to think about the dire fate of every horror movie character stupid enough to go […]


Tag: The Book Blogger Test

Posted June 9, 2014 in Uncategorized / 6 Comments
Tag: The Book Blogger Test

I’m excited to be participating in The Book Blogger Test today! A big thanks to Moonglint at A Kernel of Nonsense for tagging me! What are your top three book pet hates? 1) When the cover design changes midway through a series! I can’t stand not having matching copies! 2) Cracked spines, dog eared pages, etc. I am one of those neurotic readers and I get really frazzled if my books are in less than pristine condition (the exception are my Harry Potter paperbacks, which are cracked and bent and manhandled because I’ve read them so much. Luckily, I got […]