Misc

A Long Slump

April 14, 2018

No one is going to read this because I haven’t written a post in 9 months, but no I didn’t have a baby, just a long long reading slump. I haven’t finished a book since Turtles All the Way Down back in October (which I loved of course). After that, I’ve started several books but I haven’t finished any. I’m currently reading Six of Crows which I started back in February. If I keep up my current pace I may finish by the end of this month. I miss reading, I really do, I just haven’t found anything that really moves me. Even SoC, which I was so excited to read is a bit boring…

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Book Blog, Book Reviews

Review: The Tower by Nicole Campbell

August 13, 2017

Original Title: The Tower by Nicole Campbell Edition: ARC, 342 pages Published: June 21st, 2017 by Nicole Campbell Books Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | Kobo Rating: 4 out of 5 Summary: On our sixteenth birthdays, our kind is gifted with awesome powers. Except no, not really, because this isn’t Narnia, or Hogwarts, or whatever other mythical realm where witches supposed live. This is Elizabethtown, Illinois, and much to the chagrin of the local chapter of Susie-Homemakers, we live here. All witches understand that the universe is a scary sort of powerful on a good day. On a bad day? Well, that’s when The Tower card shows its face during a…

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Book Blog

Blog Tour: The Lightning Luminary by RS McCoy

June 3, 2017

I’m very excited to help promote a new book by one of my favorite indie sci-fi authors. This post should have been up yesterday, but I am a terrible blogger as you all should be aware by now and I didn’t schedule it. If it excuses me, yesterday was also my birthday! Without further ado, here are the details for The Lightning Luminary by RS McCoy! Pick it up at Amazon for only $.99! Title: The Lightning Luminary Author: RS McCoy Genre: Urban Paranormal Romance Cover Designer: Kit Foster Design Now Available Blurb:  Talia Stanley may look like the typical wealthy New Yorker, but she’s hidden her secrets for more than a thousand years. One of…

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Book Blog, Book Haul, Monthly Rewind

April Wrap-Up

May 2, 2017

So, I’m blogging from my phone because my landlord still doesn’t offer Internet. On the upside, I’m reading much more than I usually do. I read 5 books this month which is a record for me. I’m halfway done with Trylle #3 as I type this. It’s hard to say that I have a favorite from the bunch. Most were all 3 star reads, which means that I liked and enjoyed them, but they’re not amazing. I’m looking forward to finishing The Selection series, Trylle series, and Dorothy Must Die series. My least favorite was definitely The Thousandth Floor, which I gave 2 stars for reasons I can’t even remember now. Disappointing because I was…

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Book Blog, Book Haul, Monthly Rewind

Quarterly Wrap-Up

April 9, 2017

This is my first quarterly wrap-up because it’s been over 3 months since the last time I wrote a blog. It’s been longer than that but I’m not going to think about what I didn’t do in 2016.  I’m a terrible, terrible blogger now but it is what it is. So here’s my wrap-up for January, February, and March. Books I’ve Read in 2017… So Far My favorite book so far (and probably for the rest of this year) is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. If you live under a rock and haven’t heard about this book yet, it’s a fictional but very accurate account of the Black experience in America, for those of us…

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Book Blog, Bookish Things, Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Favorite Reads of 2016

December 28, 2016

I completed my Goodreads 2016 Reading Challenge by 148%, reading 37 of 25 books this year. Go me! I read a mixture of books this year including some highly anticipated new releases by my favorite authors, debut authors, independent authors, diverse authors and stories, and so on. I also completed my first audiobook and my first graphic novel. This year I really wanted to explore books that were outside of my usual picks (especially trying to read more grounded and contemporary fiction), and for the most part, I ended up loving every second. Without further ado, here are my Top Ten Favorite Reads of 2016.

Book Blog, Misc

I’m still here.

December 11, 2016

I know I haven’t posted a blog, Instagram picture, or even to Twitter in over a month now, but I’m still here. Things have been going… I officially moved back to Phoenix almost two weeks ago now. I started my new old job–same job title and same district, just at a different school site. It has been a rough start. The schedule was a mess because the previous case managers wrote IEPs with absurd and ridiculous minutes. As if that wasn’t enough stress, I got a transfer student on my very 1st day with a severe emotional disturbance. But I don’t know… Phoenix has grown on me. I don’t hate it. It’s not my first choice, but I…

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Book Blog, Book Reviews, Book Tours

Book Tour: Review + Giveaway of Flashfall by Jenny Moyer

November 17, 2016

I am a whole day late with this review. My deepest apologies to Jenny Moyer and the lovely tour hosts! No excuses other than not planning and scheduling this post on time, then being swept away by life so I couldn’t do it the day of. Without further ado, I present my tour stop on the Flashfall Book Tour. Check out the absolutely amazing trailer first! TRAILER:

Book Blog, Discussion

Discussion: The Popularity Principle

November 7, 2016

I recently finished reading the second novel in an extremely popular series. Despite my general boredom and in spite of my infuriation with the characters the entirety of both books, I decided to keep reading. Only a very small part of the decision was because I  genuinely wanted to know what comes next in the story. (I do have a problem with never DNFing that I need to get over.) But the majority of the decision was made because I feel compelled to read popular series and books.

Book Blog, Monthly Rewind

October Rewind: Book Haul, Reviews, & Recap

November 1, 2016

Omari and the People by Stephen Whitfield Iron Cast by Destiny Soria I only finished two books in October, both were for blog tours or else I probably wouldn’t have struggled to finish those either. Iron Cast was my favorite of the two. I really loved the characters, the early 1900s setting, and the gritty crime noir feel. I also started A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. I’m a little over 50% done as of writing this post. I’m still having mixed feelings about this series overall. I liked ACOTAR in the end, but I’m having the same trouble with ACOMAF that I had with that one, which is just that…

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