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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus is an immediate favorite. This book has been on my TBR since November 2011, two months after it released.  I am kicking myself SO HARD because it took me six years to get around to it.  It is magical, breathtaking, intriguing.  It is hands-down the most beautiful romance I’ve ever read.  This could be a very long review as I extol endless praises upon this story.  Ye have been warned. Characters ❤︎ Celia.  Marco.  Horace.  Alexander.  Bailey.  Poppet.  Widget.  Isobel.  Tara.  Lainie. Chandresh.  Friedrick.  Ethan.  Tante Padva.  Tsukiko.  Everyone.  Everyone, everyone, everyone.  Every single character in this […]

Posted July 14, 2017 in Reviews // 5 Comments //
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Mongomery

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Mongomery

This book is so charming that it left me smiling even when I wasn’t reading it. Anne of Green Gables is a classic I watched growing up, then read as an adult.  While the miniseries from the early 1980s is fantastic, the book is even better because it has so many more of Anne’s little adventures to share.  It took me years to pick it up, not because I was avoiding it, but because I hadn’t really thought about it.  I’m so glad I did because Anne Shirley is my new bosom friend. Anne is the sweetest child you will […]

Posted April 6, 2017 in Reviews // 3 Comments //
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

 I love this book.  Either by audio or hardcopy, I think I visit it at least once a year.  As such, it’ll probably be reviewed many times.  Every read is different, after all. Characters ❤︎ The third year is when the trio start to come into their own and become more complex as characters.  Harry is re-affronted with his parents’ deaths in a new and raw way, Ron begins to fight for his own happiness – whether that’s in defense of his pets or himself – and Hermione’s reaction to Harry’s Firebolt and Divination shows her less tolerant side.  We also […]

Posted February 17, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Literary Love Potion – #TTT

Literary Love Potion – #TTT

Top Ten Tuesdays is hosted by the ladies over on The Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s theme is all about romance tropes and types!  Check up the other linkups for more great books! I’m going to be a rebel this week and I don’t want to talk specifically about romance in the books I read, because if I do, it’s going to end on a lengthly rant on love triangles and I’m already done that at least once. On a related vein, I got thinking about Amortentia, which is a love potion from the Harry Potter series.  The description, from Harry […]

Posted February 14, 2017 in Memes // 6 Comments //
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is my second favorite of all the Potter books, and for good reason – it’s filled with action, new characters, and it’s the turning point of the series.  Listening to the audiobook just made it better.  Narrator Jim Dale continues to improve his voices.  I particularly enjoyed his choice for Madame Maxime.  I also continue to enjoy his choices for the Weasley twins, Professor McGonagall, and Professor Snape.  I think a good narrator really brings the characters to life. As for the story itself, I think that GoF is most enjoyable because it […]

Posted December 29, 2016 in Reviews // 1 Comment //
Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton

Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton

This review comes from a different perspective than many of my other reviews because I have read this book before – not once, but three times before. I was introduced to Anita Blake by a faraway friend who thought that with my love of (traditional) vampires, I may enjoy it. He was right. I argue though that it may not have been appropriate reading material for a 16 y/o, but what happened happened and I loved not only reading this series in high school, but passing the books around in my group of friends. Guilty Pleasures is the second-most tattered book […]

Posted July 12, 2012 in Reviews // 0 Comments //