Tag: The Hazel Wood

The Disney Book Tag

The Disney Book Tag

Posted December 21, 2020 in Tags // 0 Comments

This one is a bit of an oldie, but as a Disney fan, it was definitely a tag I needed to feature on my blog.  Before I go too deeply into that, though, I do want to send out a lot of love to the folks who were furloughed and eventually laid off by Disney.  So many people give their loves to the parks and company and making magic happen, and it’s heartbreaking any time something like this happens.  While I understand the business need of downsizing when profits dip (side-eyeing the overpaid execs here, though), that doesn’t make it […]

Anyone Hungry? How About a BURRITO BOOK TAG?

Anyone Hungry? How About a BURRITO BOOK TAG?

Posted May 1, 2020 in Tags // 6 Comments

Do you guys every just go out hunting for fun book tags? I do.  I like to do the ones trending the community, I really do, but also?  It takes me so long to get to them that trying to keep in the trending curves feels a little pointless for me.  After all, I just did the #NowWeRise Book Tag, and that one was inspired by the release of Children of Blood and Bone.  So yeah, I got to that several months after the sequel was released.  I will never be on-trend, haha, but I’m okay with that! I found today’s book […]

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

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

Posted January 15, 2019 in Memes // 19 Comments

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 […]

May Wrap Up

May Wrap Up

Posted May 28, 2018 in Checking In // 40 Comments

Sometime in the midst of May, summer arrived! When I left to go to Europe, there was a snowstorm on our tail, following us from New Hampshire all the way up to Manhattan. When I came back, it was 80-degrees outside!  That, in a brief description, is New England weather.  I love it and I hate it, but overall I’m really glad to see the sunshine. Mentally and emotionally, May is a difficult month for me.  I’ll talk about that a little more later, but lets start, as always, with the books! The Monthly Haul The breakdown: ARCs/Freebies from Publishers: The Story […]

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Posted May 16, 2018 in Reviews // 4 Comments

  The Hazel Wood has quickly built itself a reputation as one of those books you either ADORE or are really disappointed in.  I’ve heard some folks call it an Alice in Wonderland retelling (disagree) while other complain that too much of the book is set in the real world. I really liked it, and I’d like to break down for you why I did. First of all, I’m not going to go out and say that Alice, or Finch, or Ella, or any of them were great characters.  I’m usually a character reader, but when a world has been built […]