Tag: The City of Ember

October Wrap-Up

October Wrap-Up

Well my dears, it’s here! October has packed her bags and gotten away from me again.  Every year I feel like I’m chasing the autumnal delights of this month, and I just can’t keep up with it!  It’s my favorite time of year, but it’s also one of the busiest times of year, and it just slips away.  I come out at the end panting like it’s been a marathon but the loot was well worth it!  The leaves are off the trees, the air is getting crisp… winter is just around the corner. Well this month was actually WORSE than the […]

Posted October 30, 2017 in Checking In // 11 Comments //
July Wrap Up

July Wrap Up

July is gone, and I’m posting this today so I can focus on Harry Potter’s birthday tomorrow.  I swear, I’m not a Harry Potter nerd. LIES! #Ravenclaw4Life I’ve had mixed feelings about this month’s books.  There’ve been a couple of DNFs, but on the other hand there were books that I really loved!  It was a high/low month and nothing inbetween.   THE JULY HAUL Click the image to go to the Goodreads page! HARD COPIES                                      DIGITAL AUDIOBOOKS                 LENDING HAUL         […]

Posted July 30, 2017 in Checking In // 26 Comments //
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

After being burned so many times post-Twilight and The Hunger Games, I’m a bit wary of YA books that smell like they may end up filled with love triangle angst.  There is a time and place, and you never know.  Plus, The City of Ember is marketed for the 8-12 crowd, and I am way, way past that.  I’m pleased to report that none of my concerns were an issue with The City of Ember, and I give it ALL FIVE hearts. Characters ❤︎ I’m not crazy about Doon, but I’m also not crazy about creepy crawlies or hot tempers.  He and Lina […]

Posted July 25, 2017 in Reviews // 8 Comments //