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Ten Books I Wish More People Were Talking About

Ten Books I Wish More People Were Talking About

I love to shout about the books I love. You may have noticed that pattern among book bloggers – you may love to do it yourself.  Some books – like The Night Circus or Ready Player One – everyone is talking about.  But then, there are books you think were fantastic, but people just aren’t talking about them as much as you think they deserve. For me, this encompasses most the books on my shelf.  If I own it, I probably love it, and want to talk about it.  How about you?  Here are some books I la-la-love, that I wish got more […]

Posted September 11, 2018 in Memes // 29 Comments //
Empathy-Building Reads For Young Adults

Empathy-Building Reads For Young Adults

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about Back to School – and it’s a freebie!  Last year I made a list of some of my favorite books from my school years.  This year, I wanted to make a list of books that I thought should taught in schools because of the life-relevant lessons that can be learned from them. In making this list, it occurred to me that most these books probably wouldn’t make it to school reading lists because of the way our country perceives these topics.  I’ve chosen books that discuss everything from  racism to homophobia and […]

Posted August 28, 2018 in Memes // 18 Comments //
Five Amazing Books I Was Lucky Enough Receive as ARCs (& You Should Read!)

Five Amazing Books I Was Lucky Enough Receive as ARCs (& You Should Read!)

One of the coolest things about being a book blogger – even a little one like me – is the opportunity to get great ARCs.  Not all of them are golden, don’t get me wrong.  I’m one of those spontaneous bloggers who has requested several books on instinct only to wish I hadn’t.  I’ve has some doozies. But, on the other hand, I’ve also gotten lucky here and there, and I’ve been fortunate enough to get to read some really awesome books early and promote them on the blog and elsewhere on the interwebs.  Thank you so much to NetGalley and LibraryThing […]

Posted August 7, 2018 in Memes // 13 Comments //
Jurassic Park Book Tag

Jurassic Park Book Tag

You know how I talk about Jurassic Park all the time?  I think the book is super underrated in a world that is obsessed with the film franchise.  Well, imagine my glee when I stumbled across the tag on Port Jericho all about books and Jurassic Park/Jurassic World.  Um, sold! I wasn’t tagged in this one, but I stole it because… how could I not steal it!? The Rules In addition to linking back to the person who tagged you, it would be awesome if you link back to this post. Pick a book that fits each quote theme. Have fun! Tag 3 […]

Posted August 6, 2018 in Tags // 14 Comments //
Beachside Reads for the Non-Beachside Person

Beachside Reads for the Non-Beachside Person

The last time I can remember actually being at the beach was summer 2016.  We were on vacation in Maine with our friends and we all decided to go to Old Orchard Beach.  I went, and spent a great deal of time following their toddler around and NOT going in the water.  Two reasons: The Northern Atlantic Ocean is cold.  Even in June. As it turns out there are THINGS in the ocean.  Things that didn’t bother when I was nine, but now am super aware of.  Like jellyfish.  And giant squids.  Odds of seeing a giant squid?  Low.  Not gonna […]

Posted June 19, 2018 in Memes // 26 Comments //
January Wrap Up

January Wrap Up

2018 is off to a roaring start, n’est pas, mes chers?  I’ve not been subtle about how much 2017 stunk for me, so I’m absolutely thrilled with the way January has unwound so far.  I hope everyone else has had a good start, too! I ended up with quite a good haul this month – after a slow December on NetGalley, I ended up being granted 5 books.  I timed my requests so that there’s nothing immediate, so reading them shouldn’t be a challenge (The Phantom Tree releases in August!). I believe there’s a lot of little ones in this set… Blood Will […]

Posted January 29, 2018 in Checking In // 24 Comments //