Tag: The Hazel Wood

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 //
May Wrap Up

May Wrap Up

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 breakdown: ARCs/Freebies from Publishers: The Story Girl, LIFEL1K3, […]

Posted May 28, 2018 in Checking In // 40 Comments //
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

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 as […]

Posted May 16, 2018 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
The Things I’d Like to Read This Spring

The Things I’d Like to Read This Spring

Last autumn, I tried to do an Autumn TBR per a Top Ten Tuesday Prompt.  I might have read half of those.  These days, most of my physical books are in my three different TBR jars, so I pick them at random.  THAT SAID, yikes, there are some things I’d really like to get to reading.  February, in particular, was a month reading the things I was supposed to rather than the things I wanted to. So, as the snow melts and seasons change, here’s a few things I’d like to read in the next few months.  No promises! Ready Player One by Ernest […]

Posted March 20, 2018 in Memes // 8 Comments //
February OwlCrate Unboxing // “Hidden Worlds”

February OwlCrate Unboxing // “Hidden Worlds”

Haha.  So.  I thought that The Hazel Wood was going to be January’s OwlCrate box – but lo and behold here we are in February! I would like to apologize, foremost, because there is an incredible wall tapestry included in this box by Evie Bookish and it was so big, I couldn’t find a place to photograph it!  Guys, this designer is incredible and regardless of whether or not you want to subscribe to OwlCrate of got this amazing tapestry… do check out her Society6 store.  There are only a few designers I love enough to wholeheartedly recommend, and Evie is one of […]

Posted March 5, 2018 in Unboxings // 2 Comments //
February Wrap Up

February Wrap Up

February is always the fastest month of the year.  Maybe it’s because there’s so much going on, maybe it’s because it’s technically the shortest month… I don’t know!  But here we are again at the end of it! For all you beautiful people reading this, I hope you all had an amazing Valentine’s Day, Lunar New Year, President’s Day – the whole shebang.  And all the holidays I missed.  February is ripe with holidays! My bookishness wasn’t as ambitious this month as January, but I loved all the books I got through.  It was just slow going.  February hits me hard as […]

Posted February 26, 2018 in Checking In // 4 Comments //