Tag: The Invasion

Anyone Hungry? How About a BURRITO BOOK TAG?

Anyone Hungry? How About a BURRITO BOOK TAG?

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 […]

Posted May 1, 2020 in Tags // 4 Comments //
Staying at Home and (Not?) Reading – The March Wrap Up!

Staying at Home and (Not?) Reading – The March Wrap Up!

What a month it has been, my loves. All over the world people are affected and their lives turned upside down by coronavirus.  I know this is a huge source of anxiety for many people, so I wish to respect that and I’ll I’m going to say is whoever you are, wherever you live, I hope you are healthy and hanging in there.  Please take care of yourself as best you can. We’ll dig right into the month wrap up this month without too much chatter. The Monthly Haul This month and into next month, you’re going to see decent […]

Posted April 6, 2020 in Bookish Things, Checking In // 6 Comments //
The Invasion by K.A. Applegate

The Invasion by K.A. Applegate

  Going back to a series you loved as a kid is difficult.  For one, nostalgia adds a sweet filter to our memories that may not truly be deserved.  For another, our reading tastes change.  And we get older – we expect different writing styles. Returning to The Invasion, the very first Animorphs book, was a journey for me.  These books influenced me so much when I was younger.  I wanted to believe in these kids and their abilities so bad.  As an adult, I was pretty sure these would be ridiculous and I would hate them and why was I so […]

Posted March 19, 2020 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Our Own 24-in-48 Readathon Wrap Up

Our Own 24-in-48 Readathon Wrap Up

Impulsively Saturday morning, I decided to participate in a readathon. Honestly, my relationship with most readathons is exactly this – I see it a little after the readathon starts and decide “that sounds like a good plan”.  I do this with NaNoWriMo, too.  It’s… not always a good plan. In doing my morningly Instagram scroll, I stumbled across this post:   View this post on Instagram   Because the official #24in48 readathon in January was cancelled, @inge.isreading, @jenniferdewolf and I planned our own for this weekend. Feel free to join us! We have no challenges or prizes, and no official […]

Posted March 16, 2020 in Readthons & Reading Challenges // 0 Comments //
A New WIP, A Finished Constellation, & Studying Begins! – The February Wrap Up

A New WIP, A Finished Constellation, & Studying Begins! – The February Wrap Up

GUYS GUYS GUYS GUESS WHAT. Winter is almost over. Here in Massachusetts, we probably still have a solid month of snow and cold and misery but THEN spring will be here!  And while, yes, I realize that really just adds mud into the mix, I’m still pleased.  I like the visual aesthetics of winter, but it really makes me hate leaving the house.  Particularly in the morning to go to work.  Also driving home in the dark is a major bummer.  I’m over it! Still, there was a lot of good to February, so lets get down to it! The Monthly Haul […]

Posted March 2, 2020 in Checking In // 6 Comments //
New Books, New Hobbies, New Look: My January Wrap Up!

New Books, New Hobbies, New Look: My January Wrap Up!

January is the month that lasts forever. Here in the northern hemisphere, January is the first full month of really, really cold.  Well, at least it is in Massachusetts.  I’m looking forward to the thaw – I’m tired of shivering and numb fingers.  Grateful to have a home and a place with heat, so I try to focus on life’s small blessings instead of the single digit temperatures. I am not a winter person, I swear. But there’s been a lot of things going on this month, so that can also be exciting! The Monthly Haul Um. So.  I tripped […]

Posted February 3, 2020 in Checking In // 0 Comments //