Tag: The Deepest Roots

“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 //
Wonderful Books that Need a Spotlight in the Blogosphere

Wonderful Books that Need a Spotlight in the Blogosphere

Book bloggers tend to be individuals who read a lot. A LOT.  It’s very easy to fall into the hype of books promoted by one of the bigger influencers in our community.  These books blossom out like wildfire.  And, yes, they’re largely very good.  Things like Six of Crows and Strange the Dreamer.  But there are books – a lot of other books – that slip under the radar.  And they’re good books. Today, I want to share with you some great books that haven’t been really seen by the community as a whole.  Only two of these books are pre-orders (so […]

Posted February 19, 2019 in Memes // 18 Comments //
My 10 Favorite New Authors of 2018 (& 2018 Debut Author Challenge Review!)

My 10 Favorite New Authors of 2018 (& 2018 Debut Author Challenge Review!)

Last year, I participated in That Artsy Reader Girl’s 2018 Debut Authors Challenge.  This is a challenge Jana has been running for a few years now, though you probably know her better from Top Ten Tuesday!  The Debut Author Challenge is intended to encourage readers to reach out and support new and upcoming authors.  I’ve got to be honest, without this challenge, I most likely would have missed out of some of my favorite books of 2018. As a twist on today’s Top Ten Tuesday, I wanted to talk a little about my Top Ten New Authors from 2018 that […]

Posted January 15, 2019 in Memes // 19 Comments //
So Long to Apple Cider & Autumn Leaves: The October Wrap Up

So Long to Apple Cider & Autumn Leaves: The October Wrap Up

October is my favorite month of the year.  Between the spooky Halloween aesthetics, nutmeg and clove in the air, and beautiful leaves… it’s the most gorgeous month of the year in New England.  Add in the fact that it’s no longer 90-degrees with 100% humidity and that my birthday is in October, this is just generally a good month.  And while I’m sad to see it go, I’m excited to see what November will bring. Without further ado, I present: October. Remember last month when I only hauled two books?  Yeah, that was adorable.  The beginning of October typical means a […]

Posted October 29, 2018 in Checking In // 4 Comments //
The Deepest Roots by Miranda Asebedo

The Deepest Roots by Miranda Asebedo

Full disclosure:  when my preorder of The Deepest Roots arrived, I didn’t even remember ordering it.  I had to jump on Goodreads in order to refresh my memory of what it was.  I can’t remember ever doing this for a book before, and the fact that I had forgotten I ordered it didn’t sit well for me.  If it was already forgettable, reading it would probably be a chore. I am a fool, loves.  An absolute fool.  The Deepest Roots is one of my favorite reads this year.  Here’s why. The characters are wonderful.  As a white woman, I see myself represented in […]

Posted October 25, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Off The Grid Readathon 1.0 – How It Went

Off The Grid Readathon 1.0 – How It Went

Bonjour my loves! I wanted to check in with you about the readathon I did this weekend!  I mentioned it in passing in last week’s Weekly Tea Time for the Soul, but in short: Shanah (Bionic Book Worm) and Justine (I Should Read That) announced they’d be co-hosting a weekend readathon in October, January, April, and July.  The goal?  Stay off social media and read.  I was a huge fan of this idea, especially because I’ve been struggling with my new bookstagram.  One day last week, I spent an accumulative three hours on Instagram trying to post, promote, and insert myself […]

Posted October 14, 2018 in Readthons & Reading Challenges // 5 Comments //