Tag: Strange the Dreamer

“Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” Books – #Top5Tuesday

“Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” Books – #Top5Tuesday

I think everyone has books they devour.  These are the books that light you up inside and even if you have to pause in your reading to go adulting or to school or whatever, your brain is still where with the characters and following the plot down different possible paths and you simply cannot shake yourself from the world. That, mes chers, is what makes an excellent book. These are definitely the types of books that cause reading slumps because when you come out of them, your head is still spinning and life feels meaningless and how can another book ever add up?! […]

Posted May 21, 2019 in Memes // 16 Comments //
My OTP Narrator/Book Matches

My OTP Narrator/Book Matches

I am a HUGE audiobook listener – more than 2/3 of my reading the last two years has been via audiobooks.  So color me surprised when I went to review my “read by” section of my review archive, only to discover that I’ve only listened to a handful of narrators a couple times.  This post was supposed to be about ten amazing narrators, but instead, I’m giving you something else. One of the audiobook pain points that came up for the post a couple weeks ago was that a bad narrator ruins a book.  I am 100% on board with this […]

Posted March 26, 2019 in Memes // 24 Comments //
10 Love Stories That Melt My Heart

10 Love Stories That Melt My Heart

Earlier this month, I did the Anti-Valentines Book Tag, which was all about how I’m not a romantic and how my husband and I don’t celebrate Valentines Day.  I don’t want y’all to get the wrong idea though!  I’m not against love.  Cheesy love stories make me roll my eyes, but dang there are some out there that I’m crazy about. Some of them even make me go weak at the knees.  And while I complain a lot about a love story overriding the main plot, sometimes the love story subplot is the icing on the cake.  Here are ten couples whose love stories […]

Posted February 12, 2019 in Memes // 20 Comments //
Anti-Valentines Day Book Tag

Anti-Valentines Day Book Tag

Lots of people love Valentines Day.  They love the chocolate candies and fluttering candles and dew drop roses.  They love the batting eyelashes and sultry hushed voices over red wine.  I am so, so happy for those people… but I’ve never really been a Valentines Day person. Don’t get me wrong.  I will always accept chocolate.  But there’s a lot of pressure on this holiday on romantic gestures, and I just don’t want my relationship with my husband to hinge on that sort of pressure.  Neither of us are romantics, so both Valentines and our anniversary pass with a shrug […]

Posted February 5, 2019 in Tags // 5 Comments //
January Wrap Up:  ALL the Books Hauled, a Little Editing, and New Year Blues

January Wrap Up: ALL the Books Hauled, a Little Editing, and New Year Blues <3

I set out into 2019 with the intention to slay my reading list, and I feel like I’m at a really good spot!  I think I’m finally settling back in after destroying myself in November.  The blogs fairly well scheduled ahead, and I’m reading my ARCs more or less as I get them. Things in my blogging and bookish world are good, y’all?  I really hope this is an omen for the rest of the year. OKAY SO. Remember how in my 2019 Blogging Goals post, I spoke about how I was instituting a book buying ban on myself for 2019? Well […]

Posted January 28, 2019 in Checking In // 10 Comments //
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Well. This book broke me into a thousand tiny pieces. I’ve never read Laini Taylor before, so I wasn’t prepared for her beautiful, gripping writing.  In the bookish community, we talk so much about our love for characters and stories that we often don’t discuss the writing itself.  They way Laini Taylor writes… she reminds me why I love words.  It’s lyrical but not flowery. It’s slow and soft and sometimes sends shivers over your skin.  It’s beautiful. Then there’s Strange the Dreamer itself. This book is magical.  It’s fantasy, but it feels like mythology.  While you read it, you get the sense […]

Posted January 20, 2019 in Reviews // 9 Comments //