Tag: First Test

Where are all the Tamora Pierce Fans At?  (+ My Ten Favorites) #TopTenTuesday

Where are all the Tamora Pierce Fans At? (+ My Ten Favorites) #TopTenTuesday

Did y’all know that I’m turning 30 this year?! For the record, 30 is a terrifying number.  You can sort of get away with a lot of indecision and childishness in your 20s, which is my zone.  By 30, generally speaking, you’re really expected to have your act together and behave in a socially acceptable way for an adult. I mention all this because I’m twisting today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt and using an author that is technically YA… but I started reading her books legit 17 years ago, so I feel like I can work with the umbrella of “childhood” […]

Posted July 2, 2019 in Memes // 19 Comments //
Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, This Is My December Wrap Up!

Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, This Is My December Wrap Up!

Happy December, loves. This is it.  This is the end of the year, and fresh with good memories and bad ones – joy and regret.  This is the final push to reach our reading and writing and blogging goals.  I’ll be doing a proper 2018 wrap up tomorrow, but suffice it to say that things went well this year, at least as far as reading goes! I hope everyone has had a marvelous holiday season!  For myself, I am exhausted and excited for the year to be swinging to an end.  The holidays are always delightful, but tiring, don’t you […]

Posted December 31, 2018 in Checking In // 0 Comments //
Why Were These Books on My TBR So Long?!

Why Were These Books on My TBR So Long?!

Guys, let my life be a lesson to you: pay attention to your TBR. You put stuff on there for a reason.  You put it there because someone said the book was AMAZING.  Because the cover was glamorous.  Because something in the summary called to your heart and you knew you needed that book.  Sure, you’ll go through and some of them will be duds.  But some of them will be magical. I am notorious for falling to series and rereads and ignoring my TBR.  Mistake. In the last year, I’ve gone back to the beginning of my TBR and reading […]

Posted March 13, 2018 in Memes // 4 Comments //
I Love You, I Cherish You, Please Don’t Die // Characters I LOVE in Fiction

I Love You, I Cherish You, Please Don’t Die // Characters I LOVE in Fiction

Raise your hand if you’ve ever read a book and immediately fallen in love with a character. It doesn’t have to be the protagonist.  It could be a weird, random side character that only appears occasionally.  It could be a character that dies.  A character that comes back to life.  It could be a large bear.  Whichever way it is, that character makes you smile like a fool every time they’re mentioned.  You know they’re the best character in the book, and will argue it to the death. They’re the characters you fall in love with.  The ones you will […]

Posted February 13, 2018 in Memes // 21 Comments //
First Test by Tamora Pierce

First Test by Tamora Pierce

Keladry, I have been missing you all my life. First Test is about Kel of Mindelan, the first girl to apply for pageship since Alanna the Lioness became the first lady knight.  Kel is allowed to enter the program on a one year probation to prove herself – not as an individual, but to prove that girls can do whatever boys do.  She trains hard, works hard, and suffers hazing just like the boys – but she is not without her allies. I cannot believe I waited twenty years to read this book.  Yes, twenty.  My first Tamora Pierce book was Wild […]

Posted December 21, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
BAM! POW! ZAP! Insta-Reads from Buzzwords – #Top5Tuesdays

BAM! POW! ZAP! Insta-Reads from Buzzwords – #Top5Tuesdays

Good morning my sweet centaurs! I bounced back and forth about whether or not I was going to participate in this week’s top five, as buzzwords aren’t really my thing.  When I think buzzwords, I think phrases like “wildly popular” and “long-anticipated” etc. etc.  Then I decided, ANY word can be a buzz word if it gives me that warm, bumblebee feeling in my bones. As always, Top 5 Tuesdays are hosted by Shanah @ The Bionic Bookworm, and her prompt is: Top 5 buzzwords that make me want to read a book. Pirate I am a sucker for pirate […]

Posted August 8, 2017 in Memes // 20 Comments //