Tag: Shadow and Bone

Unpopular Bookish Opinions:  In Which I Discuss the Grishaverse, J.K. Rowling, and DNF-ing.

Unpopular Bookish Opinions: In Which I Discuss the Grishaverse, J.K. Rowling, and DNF-ing.

Good morning everyone and welcome to this week’s Top Ten Tuesday post!  I know I haven’t been participating consistently in this meme, but this week, I couldn’t resist!  I think all of us bloggers have some solid opinions about what we do and don’t like, and sometimes it’s difficult to express those opinions for fear of backlash. But I am always one for a salty post… so I’m totally here for this.  Y’all ready?  I’ve got some unpopular bookish opinions for y’all. This may be one of my new favorite GIFs, by the way.  I’ve used it twice in the […]

Posted June 11, 2019 in Memes // 41 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 //
The NOPE Tag

The NOPE Tag

Today’s book tag was lovingly stolen from Destiny @ Howling Libraries and was originally created by A Booktube Book.  Because sometimes you need to be a bit of a negative muffin about books that just didn’t work out.  Let’s get grumpy, shall we? NOPE. Ending A book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage, or simply because the ending was crappy. Immediately jumping to mind is The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. Yes, yes, I know, I often recommend the Queen of the Tearling trilogy and have actually listed The Fate of the Tearling on […]

Posted January 31, 2018 in Tags // 15 Comments //
Bookish Secret Santas are the Best

Bookish Secret Santas are the Best

One of my new favorite things in the world is Bookish Secret Santas. Seriously, as a book lover, it’s frustrating when people ask you “so what do you want for Christmas” and you’re always like: “Books.  Books.  Books.  Books.” and then you get a scarf and you’re like And of COURSE you appreciate it, but a scarf is definitely not books. That’s pretty much why I was head-over-heels thrilled when I was organizing my books on LibraryThing (they’re a less social, more organizepalooza version of Goodreads – good for libraries) and I saw the new blurb for the annual SantaThing! In […]

Posted December 22, 2017 in Memes // 13 Comments //
February Round Up!

February Round Up!

Well folks, that’s two months down, ten more to go.  How’s the TBR pile going? February was a pretty bookish month for me, both regarding the incoming and the outgoing novels!  Firstly, I received my first ARC-for-review in February!   Drawn Away by Holly Bennett One minute Jack’s in math class. The next, he’s on a dark, cobblestoned, empty street. Empty, that is, except for a skinny girl wrapped in a threadbare shawl. “Matches, mister?” she asks, and just like that, Jack’s life collides with one of Hans Christian Andersen’s grimmest tales. And just when he has almost convinced himself […]

Posted March 1, 2017 in Checking In // 8 Comments //
Drawn into a Fiery Tower of Princesses and Myth – #IMWAYR

Drawn into a Fiery Tower of Princesses and Myth – #IMWAYR

It’s Monday, What are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by The Book Date.  It’s a great way to catch up on all the literary ins-and-outs of the previous week, and see what everyone is up to.  Check out this week’s linkup! It’s been a good/bad reading week. I finished off both The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien and Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo early last week.  Those were good. Still trudging through Myth in Human History by The Great Courses – the next lecture is about the myth surrounding Isis and Osiris, which is one of the few Egyptian myths I know so […]

Posted February 27, 2017 in Memes // 1 Comment //