Bloggers’ Book Club: July – Shadow & Bone.

Hi 🙂 I’ve mentioned this quite a few times, but I am in a book club over on Goodreads called Bloggers’ Book Club with some awesome bloggers. I decided to do small little posts that basically just show you guys the book that we’re reading and how I felt about the book. The book chosen for July was…

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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
4.5 OUT OF 5 STARS.

“If I told you I’m trying to save the world, would you believe me?”

I am so glad that this book was chosen for the July read in the book club! I’ve always wanted to read this book, but I know I probably wouldn’t have picked it up anytime soon with how many books I have on my TBR lol! I rated this book a 4.5 out of 5, because well….it totally deserved it! It was such a great book! There were some minor things that did bug me, like I wanted to know more about these monsters in the dark! In the description it talks about them feasting on human flesh and I wanted some of that!! I mean, well, not the human flesh ( 😉 ), but I wanted to read about it! There really wasn’t much that I didn’t like though, so that was awesome!

I felt like Alina was a great character, she was cool, had me laughing at times and just overall an awesome character. I wasn’t annoyed by her or anything like that and that’s always good. I am always finding myself lately with books where the characters just bug me to death! The Darkling was interesting, but I won’t go too much into him. He plays a big role in the book, so I don’t want to accidentally ruin anything. Mal, I am totally in love with Mal! Hands down my new favorite book boy crush.

A few little surprises throughout the book, which made it even more exciting! I love Leigh’s writing style and the way she explained things; so easy to visually see everything in your head. The Grisha, the world, everything was great. Overall, I really enjoyed this book so much. I highly recommend reading this book and I can’t wait to start the next book in the series!

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Goodreads Description: Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee. Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling. Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.

Have you read Shadow and Bone? If so, what did you think? If not, do you think you’ll pick it up? Let me know in the comments! And feel free to check out some of my other posts that I’ve recently done linked below!

Friday Finds #25. –  new books I added to my TBR list.
Reading Habits Tag. – a fun tag about my reading habits.
Book Haul Three?. – the last of the books I bought in the month of July.

I am off to go read, of course! Tomorrow I’ll be posting up my July recap and some of my hopes for August, so be on the look out for that! So many awesome books on that list! Bye! ❤

Friday Finds #25.

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FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). Hosted by A Daily Rhythm.

*All linked to Goodreads*


Hi 🙂

I will just get straight into showing you some of the books that I added to my TBR and talk about them afterwards. Ahhh, so many awesome sounding books added to my TBR this week! You can see more of my TBR list over on my Goodreads account over here and feel free to add me as a friend! 

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Crane by Stacey Rourke
Ashfall by Mike Mullin
Fingers in the Mist by O’Dell Hutchison
The Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse by Daphne Lamb
This is Not a Love Story by Suki Fleet

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The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers
The Hallowed Ones by Luara Bickle
Rules for 5/50 Chances by Kate McGovern
Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten

I am pretty much beyond excited about every single one of these. I think my number one that I am most excited to read is Crane! It’s a headless horseman retelling and I LOVE retellings and the headless horseman. I am obsessed with the TV show Sleepy Hallow and that is where my love for it all started, so I am excited! These all sound absolutely wonderful though, for real! 🙂

I got my Kindle in the mail yesterday and that was super exciting…and then I opened it. I was kind of disappointed with it. It was a lot smaller than I thought it was going to be. I guess because I have been reading all my e-books on my iPad mini, I figured it was going to be a little bigger than what it really is; sigh. FYI: the Kindle pictured on the box makes it look like the screen is so much bigger than it really is. I’m sure I’ll get used to it though. I mean, I do read on my little iPhone screen sometimes too and the Kindle is definitely bigger than that.

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In case you missed them, linked below are a few of my other posts that I’ve done this week. I’ll be back sometime over the weekend with my thoughts on Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo and also my July recap of the books I read throughout the month! Be on the look out for those! 🙂

Friday Finds #24.
The Reading Habits Book Tag.
Book Haul Three? 😉
Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.

I hope you all have an awesome Friday! Bye!

Tag||Reading Habits.

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Hey! 🙂

I was tagged by Maria from Big City Bookworm to do the read habits book tag. Go check out her blog ASAP! 🙂 This looks like a pretty fun tag, so here are my answers!

Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

+ I don’t really have a certain place at home that I read. For the most part, I just usually read in bed.

Bookmark or random piece of paper?

+ Bookmark! I am obsessed with bookmarks like I am books. I have tons. Every new book, I use a different one.

Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/a certain amount of pages?

+ I usually try to stop after each chapter, but sometimes if the chapter is too long and I have to stop, then I’ll stop reading mid-chapter. I at least try to finish the paragraph when I do have to stop mid-chapter.

Do you eat or drink while reading?

+ Sometimes I’ll eat if I’m reading, but usually if I’m just snacking on something. I don’t usually though.

Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

+ If it’s songs that I love it’s hard for me to read and listen to music at the same time, because I’ll want to sing the songs instead LOL. TV while reading is really distracting, but sometimes I do it if the boyfriend is watching TV and we’re in bed.

One book at a time or several at once?

+ I’m usually a one book at a time person, but over the last few months I’ve started to read several at once. It’s kind of difficult, so I try not to.

Reading at home or everywhere?

+ I can pretty much read anywhere and everywhere and I usually do. 😛

Reading out loud or silently in your head?

+ Silently in my head, for sure. I don’t understand how people can read out loud. It feels so strange to me.

Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

+ For the most part, no. I have occasionally skipped ahead to check on a character if I got too nervous about something happening to them, LOL! Usually I don’t though. I like to be surprised.

Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

+ Like new, for sure! I like all my books to look new and I freak out if I accidentally bed a page. I also fear letting people borrow my books for that reason, lol.

Do you write in your books?

+ Never! I like that with Kindle you can highlight, because I refuse to mark in my books! I even get annoyed with myself when my nail polish accidentally leaves a streak across a page!

If you haven’t done this tag yet, then I officially tag you! If you decided to do it, link me to your posts! 🙂 In case you missed them, here are a few other posts I’ve done recently linked below.

Book Haul Three? 😉 – The rest of the books that I bought in July and a few other things.
Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award – A blogger award that I was nominated for; Q&A type.
Thoughts: ARC: Trouble is a Friend of Mine – My thoughts on the book Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly.

I hope you all have an awesome Thursday!

Book Haul Three? ;)

Hi 🙂

I decided to do a little post about the rest of the books that I bought in July (yes, I bought more lol – a couple were free though 😛 ) Sometime over the weekend I will post my recap post of all the books I read throughout the month of July and what I hope for in August. I’m not done reading yet, so I am waiting to post that when I finish my current read!

I had a couple book hauls throughout the month of July and I will link you to those two posts below, if you want to see the other books that I got this month. Below are some newer books that I got that did not make any of those book haul posts. I basically just got some more e-books and they will be listed below.

July Book Haul One.
July Book Haul Two.

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Insanity by Cameron Jace
Reckless Magic by Rachel Higginson
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Stolarz
Heart of Tin by Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die novella)
Lucky Day by Barry Lyga (I Hunt Killers novella)
Career Day by Barry Lyga (I Hunt Killers novella)
Neutral Mask by Barry Lyga (I Hunt Killers novella)
Blood Boy by Barry Lyga (I Hunt Killers novella)

I am really excited about all of these. Insanity is an Alice in Wonderland retelling, which I LOVE Alice! It’s still currently free right now! Reckless Magic is currently still free right now too! Since You’ve Been Gone was on a ridiculous sale yesterday and I got it for $2.99, so stoked! It’s sadly no longer that price though 😦 – I also couldn’t pass up the new Dorothy Must Die novella and I obviously needed the Jasper Dent (I Hunt Killers) series novellas. More on all of the novellas this weekend in my recap post though. I know I have talked about this series SO MUCH this month, lol. It’s just so amazing and I can’t wait to read these!

I also bought some bookmarks as well from the Etsy shop Happy Hello Art and I got them in the mail today. I am totally in love with them! See below…

Supernatural characters & Percy Jackson!

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Funny story: on the way home from work I stopped at Walgreens to get a drink and I seen a “LEO” coke, so I got it (obviously The Heroes of Olympus was my reasoning and I love Leo so much) and my bookmarks were in the mail today! So it was fitting! 🙂 // I’ve also been trying to get these Supernatural ones forever now and they finally got them back in stock. I miss my boys.

I also got some new TOMS today and I figured I would share them as well, because they are just way too cute not to share! Today was a GOOD mail day! They have little umbrellas on them and say “singing in the rain” on the inside! Oh and I added Dumplin’ to my corkboard yesterday and she’s cute up there, of course!

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What are some of the books you got this month? What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments! 🙂

Be on the look out over the weekend for my July recap post. In case you missed them, here are a few other posts I’ve done recently linked below.

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.
Thoughts: ARC: Trouble is a Friend of Mine.
Random Update.

I have to go now! Dell actually came to my house today to switch out my hard drive, so I have to setup up my computer and get some reading in before all my Wednesday TV shows start!

PS: Thanks for being awesome followers! Bye!

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.

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The rules are:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog
  • Answer the questions that the blogger who nominated you has provided
  • Nominate 10 other bloggers!
  • Create ten questions for your nominees and notify them of their nomination

Hi 🙂

I was nominated by Cintia @ Reflection of the Lights for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! I’ve already been nominated before, but I am always down to do it again! Thank you for nominating me Cintia! I love her blog, so you should totally go check it out! 🙂

The Questions:

1: What’s a popular book/series that you’re just not into?

16143347+ We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. I know that SO many people loved this book so much, but I just did not like it at all. You can check out my review on this book over here.

2: How many books do you aim to read every month?
+ I don’t really have a set goal that I aim to read each month. Maybe 3-4 and that’s just books that I physically read. I listen to a lot of audiobooks throughout the month.

3: What’s the last book that you fell in love with? Do you remember the first?

157908332767052+ The last book that I absolutely fell in love with was Game by Barry Lyga. It’s the sequel to I Hunt Killers. I’m not sure the exact first book, but the book that jumped started my love for reading again was The Hunger Games.

4: I like to read because…
+ It’s the perfect escape from the real world. I love being able to take myself away for a little while and live in another world. It’s nice to forget life for awhile and jump into someone else’s.

5: A place you would like to visit.
+ Non-bookish place, I would love to visit Washington DC. I am actually hoping to make this happen sometime next year! It’s definitely been one of the top places I want to visit.

6: Paperback vs hardback vs ebook. Why?
+ I love them all! I have different reasons why I like them all though. I prefer hardcovers, because I think they are prettier (lol) and you don’t risk bending the cover. Paperbacks I like because they are cheaper and if I know that I want to own a physical copy, but I don’t have the money for a hardcover, I will get a paperback. E-books I like because it’s convenient and cheap. I also prefer to buy e-books of books that I wouldn’t see myself wanting to actually spend the extra money for physical copies (or ugly book covers, but I want to read, I’ll just get e-books lol).

7: What do you like about YA?
+ Something I like about YA is that there are so many different worlds and it’s fun. There’s magic and monsters and for adults, it’s nice to go back to being a kid sometimes. I also feel like YA is more relatable to a lot of people as far as characters go and depending on the YA genre, the issues feel feel.

8: What do you dislike about YA?
+ Something I dislike about YA is that a lot of the books feel the same, just different character names and places. It can get boring reading the same type of story over and over again.

9: Favourite way of acquiring books (used bookstore, online, etc.)
+ ALL OF THE ABOVE?! 😛 I mostly order books on Amazon, because they are so much cheaper. It’s nice checking out used bookstores though and I do try to do that more as well.

10: Song you’re obsessed with right now.
+ I have so many songs that I am currently obsessed with. I’ll link you to a few songs that I love right now – the links will go to YouTube.

In Remission by The Menzingers.
Gold Rush by Knuckle Puck.
Evergreen by Knuckle Puck.
So stoked about the new Knuckle Puck album!

I’ve already done this tag a couple times in the past, so if you haven’t been nominated for this, then I NOMINATE YOU! You can answer these same questions, because they were really good questions! Link me to your posts if you choose to do it! 🙂

If you want to check out some recent posts I’ve done, check the links below!

Thoughts: ARC: Trouble is a Friend of Mine.
Random Update.

 I hope you’re all having an awesome day! Bye! ❤

Thoughts: ARC: Trouble is a Friend of Mine.

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Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly
4 OUT OF 5 STARS.

**I was sent this e-ARC by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**

I really enjoyed this book so much! I’m glad I was given the opportunity to read it. Trying to form the words to describe this book is so hard though! It was strange, but totally hilarious. I was laughing pretty non-stop throughout the book. There were tons of “what is going on” moments and “wait, what!?” moments. STRANGE THINGS HAPPEN!

The cast of characters were pretty great. Digby was hands down one of the bests! He reminded me so much like Sherlock from the BBC show. I thought he was brilliant and super witty. He made this book what it is. It’s so hard not to fall in love with him! I also enjoyed Zoe and Henry as well; among some others too! I like the mystery aspect of it thrown in too. I love a good mystery and this book put a little twist on that with how the characters were and all the little (and sometimes big crazy) things going on.

This book is a fun, silly, random, and strange read. Some things are totally ridiculous, but kind of in a good way! It’ll definitely keep you laughing, that’s for sure! There are a few little twists, which were nice. I was a little disappointed with how the book ended, but I’m hoping it ended the way that it did so there can be a sequel! I mean…there has to be! I do recommend this book, especially if you need a fun little pick me up! So strange, but totally works!

Goodreads Description: Preparing to survive a typical day of being Digbys friend wasn’t that different from preparing to survive the apocalypse. Her first day not in school (because she cut) in her new hometown that will soon be her old hometown (because she’s getting out of Dodge as fast as she can) Zoe meets Digby. Or rather, Digby decides he’s going to meet Zoe and get her to help him find missing teenager. Zoe isn’t sure how, but Digby—the odd and brilliant and somehow…attractive?—Digby always gets what he wants, including her help on several illegal ventures.

Before she knows it, Zoe has vandalized an office complex with fake snow, pretended to buy drugs alongside a handsome football player dressed like the Hulk, had a throw-down with a possible cult, and, oh yeah, saved her new hometown (which might be worth making her permanent hometown after all.) A mystery where catching the crook isn’t the only hook, a romance where the leading man is decidedly unromantic, a story about friendship where they aren’t even sure they like each other—Trouble is a Friend of Mine is a YA debut you won’t soon forget.

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? Do you think you’ll be adding this book to your TBR? Let me know! 🙂

Random Update.

Hello 🙂 !

I have a bunch of tags I need to get around to doing, but I figured I would just do a random little update; AKA me rambling about things since I haven’t posted anything since Friday. I planned to do some this weekend, but I ended up not really doing anything this weekend. I was hoping to finish at least one of the three books I was reading, but failed at that. Yesterday my mom, aunt, and I went to the beach and drank frozen margaritas instead…and I am totally regretting it today.

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So I am currently trying to read three books and I rarely ever do this. The library just sent me all the books I requested at one time and now I am scrambling to get some of them read before they go back. I may have to abandon them and check them out or purchase them at another time.

My current reads and up next:

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  • eARC of Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly. I’m hoping to have it finished by tonight and a review up in the next couple days. Definitely enjoying this one.
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. It’s the July read for the book club I am in and I am about 32% through with it and I really like it so far.
  • More Than This by Patrick Ness. I haven’t been actively reading this one like I have the other two, but so far I’m finding it super boring. I’m only 8% into it though, so hoping it gets better. It’s due back at the end of this week, so not sure if I’ll be reading it before then or have to check it out again another time.
  • I’ll be starting the audio book of The Order of the Phoenix today or tomorrow. That’ll be exciting. I am hoping it’s good. I didn’t like The Goblet of Fire much.
  • The Heir by Kiera Cass was the other library book that I got, but I am not sure if I will be getting around to reading it before it has to go back to the library. I’m going to try though.

Have you read any of these books? What did you think about them?

I am dogsitting Bella again for the next two weeks. Do you know that it is hard to walk two dogs at one time? I usually have to take them separately, but if I am feeling really lazy, I attempt to walk them both at the same time. Haha. Here is a picture of Bella and my pup Dax. I always share pictures of my cat ColbyJack.

Bella & Dax.

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I bought a Kindle this weekend, but it won’t delivered until August 3rd according to Amazon’s website. That’s kind of disappointing! When I track the tracking though, it says July 31st…so I really don’t know. lol! But I have one coming and that’s exciting! Now I can stop killing my eyesight with reading on my iPad and iPhone. I bought screen protectors and a case for it as well and it really didn’t cost much and I still have lots of money left over for books too! 🙂

Hmm…I think that’s all I really have to update on. I need to get to work and try to kick this hangover. It’s seriously killing me right now. I just want to go home and sleep!

How was your weekend? What are you currently reading? Also, tell me your all-time favorite book! Let me know in the comments!

Also, have a pretty flower! 😛

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BYE!

Friday Finds #24.

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FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). Hosted by A Daily Rhythm.

*All linked to Goodreads*


Hi 🙂

Happy Friday! I am so glad this week is over, because I am tired and I barely got any reading done this week. So I am looking forward to a weekend of catching up on all of my reading. If don’t start reading more, then I will never get around to all of the books on my TBR; like the ones I’m going to show you today!

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Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin
The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle
I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells
Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

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The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
The Tenant by Roland Topor
Liars and Losers Like Us by Ami Allen-Vath
The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle
Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz

I am pretty excited about every single one of these books that I added to my TBR this week; probably more than most weeks! They all sound fantastic and the covers are amazing! I can’t get over the cover for Black-Eyed Susans though! After reading the first two books in the Jasper Dent (I Hunt Killers) series, I was glad to find I Am Not A Serial Killer. I love books like that, so I am excited! I was able to get the e-book of Welcome to the Dark House this week; you know, because the eleven other e-books I got this month clearly weren’t enough, lol! I believe it was $0.99, so I couldn’t pass it up. I can’t wait to get to all of these. Now I just need to read more and read faster!

What are some of the books that you added to your TBR this week? Leave a comment and link me to your posts!


I have some pretty cool and exciting news! I was gifted a $250 Amazon gift card yesterday! Can you imagine all of the things (AKA BOOKS) I could get with $250?! I am pretty excited about it! So excited that I really have no clue what I even want to get, lol. Most of the books I am really looking forward to aren’t released yet, so maybe I’ll save some of this money to cover all of my pre-orders!

I was thinking of possibly getting a Kindle. I read my e-books on my iPad and iPhone and it’s totally killing my eyes. I’m pretty sure it plays a role (I also work in front of a computer for 8.5 hours at work M-F) in why I now have to wear glasses! For two years I was only reading e-books and for five years my job has been working in front of a computer.

Here is a random picture of my cat ColbyJack being cute.
He likes to chill under tissue paper.

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Anyway! I think that’s all for this post! I’ll link you below to some of my other posts I did this week! I have a bunch of tag posts to do that I will hopefully be able to do some this weekend. Last weekend my internet wouldn’t work the entire weekend, so I wasn’t able to get any done then. Also, my computer has been crappy as always even aside from the internet issues, but hopefully finally getting it fixed this weekend as well.

I bought this balloon today just because it’s Friday!
I hope you all have an awesome Friday! ❤

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Thoughts: Virals.

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Virals by Kathy Reichs
4 OUT OF 5 STARS.

I am so glad I decided to give this audiobook a chance! I really enjoyed this book and I actually enjoyed all of the characters as well. It did take a little while to really get into everything, but it wasn’t a complete torture getting there. I love the idea of this book and I thought it played out nicely. There were a few twists and surprises as well and those were great. I thought it was a fun read and it kept me interested throughout.

I am really excited to eventually read the next book in the series. I am excited to see what happens next, because the main focus on this first book was solving the murder case. There wasn’t a whole lot about the virus Tory and her friends caught. I’d like to see more about the virus. Overall though, I enjoyed this book and definitely excited about the next one!

Goodreads Description: Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (of the Bones novels and hit TV show), is the leader of a ragtag band of teenage “sci-philes” who live on a secluded island off the coast of South Carolina. When the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing on a nearby island, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvo virus that changes their lives forever. As the friends discover their heightened senses and animal-quick reflexes, they must combine their scientific curiosity with their new found physical gifts to solve a cold-case murder that has suddenly become very hot if they can stay alive long enough to catch the killer’s scent. Fortunately, they are now more than friends. They’re a pack. They are Virals.

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? What are you currently reading now? Let me know in the comments!


I have to read three books in the next 10-14 days and I am kind of freaking out about that! The library decided to give me all of my e-books that I requested all at one time earlier this month and I haven’t gotten the chance to get around to them yet and they are almost due back, yikes! Yesterday they finally sent me my book club book (Shadow and Bone) too, so I have to read that before our book chat about the book. I read pretty fast, but lately I’ve been sort of slumpish, so I haven’t been reading as much as I usually do at home. I may have to put my current read on hold (or try to finish it today; I’m half way though it), so I can pick up these other books!

Anyway, I think that’s all for this post! I have to get to work. Here are some recent posts that I’ve done if you want to check them out.

July Book Haul. – New books that I bought in the second of this month.
Top Ten Tuesday. – Ten books celebrating diversity.
Thoughts: Ketchup Clouds. – My thoughts on the book Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher.

I hope you all have a great day! Bye! ❤

July Book Haul.

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Hi 🙂

I was doing an amazing job with not buying books in June and then I went pretty much the first half of July with only spending about $11 on books at Goodwill (book haul post over here). WELL….I don’t know what happened to my doing good, because I ended up buying some books! YIKES! This book haul will be a mix of physical books, pre-orders, and e-books. I went a little crazy with e-book buying as well, because there were so many on sale and the price was just TOO right to not “one-click buy”, sigh. These are books I have gotten throughout second half of July. I don’t think I will be buying anymore books this month, so I am calling this my July book haul. They will all be linked to Goodreads; onto the books!

Physical Books:

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The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
Denton Little’s Deathdate by Lance Rubin
A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

I’ve been dying for More Happy Than Not and Emmy & Oliver, so I was finally able to get them! I can’t wait to dive into them! I am also really looking forward to The Witch Hunter. I’ve been eyeballing the other three every single time I go to Target and I finally decided to just get them! I also got these cute little magnetic bookmarks as well!

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Kindle E-Books:

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The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini
Paladin by Sally Slater
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Map to the Stars
by Jen Malone
Blood of My Blood by Barry Lyga
Hey Sunshine by Tia Giacalone
Freak of Nature by Julia Crane
The Last Knight by Nicola S. Dorrington
Hollywood Witch Hunter by Valerie Tejeda

I had to get Blood of My Blood, because the Jasper Dent (I Hunt Killers) series is just so amazing! I plan to buy the physical copies of the entire series in the future, for sure! I haven’t read The Iron King yet, but The Iron Daughter was on sale for $0.99, so I couldn’t pass it up. I am also really excited about these other books too and they were ranging in price from Free-$2.99 at the time that I purchased them, some may still be in this price range today.

I have this system regarding when I choose to buy e-books and when I choose to buy the physical books. If it’s a book that I do want to read (or on the fence about wanting to read), but I don’t see myself actually wanting to spend the extra money for the physical copy, then I will get the e-book. Also, if it’s a book that I want to read right away, then I will get the e-book and purchase the physical copy later.

Pre-Ordered Physical Books:

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Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

I pre-ordered all of these books because the pricing was below $10! I could not pass that up, because I am guaranteed the lower price once the items are available to ship! These are some of the books that I am most anticipating this year, so I am excited. I found out this week that Disney is making Dumplin’ into a movie, AHHHH! I am so excited about that and I haven’t even read the book yet! I read an eARC for Everything, Everything and I have to own it!

Super stoked about all of these books! Let me know in the comments if you’ve read any of these books and what you thought about them!

In case you missed them, here are a couple of recent posts that I have done this week linked below:

Top Ten Tuesday||Diverse Books.
Thoughts: Ketchup Clouds.

I hope you all have a great day! Bye!

Top Ten Tuesday||Diverse Books.

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters (example: features minority/religious minority, socioeconomic diversity, disabled MC, neurotypical character, LGBTQ etc etc.)


Hi 🙂

I really love this topic so much, because I truly believe that we need more diverse books! I’ve read some and then there are TONS that I still want and need to read! I decided to split the post up into 5 books I’ve read and 5 that I want to read. Let’s get started!

Five Books I’ve Read:

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Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
None of the Above by I.W. Greggorio
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Bengamin Alire Saenz
Switching Time by Richard Baer

These all were such amazing books and definitely top of my list of favorite books! I highly recommend all of these books if you haven’t read them yet!

Five Books I Want To Read:

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George by Alex Gino
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
More Than This by Patrick Ness
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Anything Could Happen by Will Walton

A few of these I already own, so I want to read them soon! I already started More Than This and plan to pick it up again soon! 🙂 I made the mistake of also starting another book while reading that one and it’s currently getting the majority of my attention, oops!

What are some diverse books you have read or want to read? Let me know in the comments and link me to your TTT posts!

I’ll hopefully have my July book haul post up tomorrow. For now, I have to finish getting ready for work. I hope you all have an awesome day! Bye! ❤

Thoughts: Ketchup Clouds.

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Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher
3 OUT OF 5 STARS.

“Doesn’t matter what language you speak or what clothes you wear. Some things don’t change. Families. Friends. Lovers. They’re the same in every city in every country in every continent of the world.”

The name of this book “Ketchup Clouds” really caught my eye and the description sounded really good. The book itself, not so much. It wasn’t completely horrible, but it wasn’t all that great either. I had really mixed feelings about it all. I found myself really bored with it and there were a few times I debated on not even finishing the book. The characters weren’t that likable and I really only liked Aaron. Throughout the book Zoe would mention little things about why Stuart was in prison, and I honestly cared more about what happened with him than with Zoe.

I felt like this book could have been so much better, especially the ending; that was annoying. I read My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher and it was so amazing. Maybe I had high hopes for this one too, because of that. I honestly don’t even really know what else to say about the book. Now that I am actually taking the time to write up my thoughts on this book, maybe 3 stars is being super generous…

Goodreads Description: Zoe has an unconventional pen pal–Mr. Stuart Harris, a Texas Death Row inmate and convicted murderer. But then again, Zoe has an unconventional story to tell. A story about how she fell for two boys, betrayed one of them, and killed the other. Hidden away in her backyard shed in the middle of the night with a jam sandwich in one hand and a pen in the other, Zoe gives a voice to her heart and her fears after months of silence. Mr. Harris may never respond to Zoe’s letters, but at least somebody will know her story–somebody who knows what it’s like to kill a person you love. Only through her unusual confession can Zoe hope to atone for her mistakes that have torn lives apart, and work to put her own life back together again.

Have you read Ketchup Clouds? If so, what did you think?

Hopefully in the next day or two I’ll have my book haul up with books I recently bought over the last two weeks. I need to get to work now though, but I’ll leave you with some of my recent posts linked below.

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. Day One. || Day Two. || Day Three.
Friday Finds #23. – books I added to my TBR last week.

I hope you all have an awesome Monday! I know Mondays can sometimes be a drag. Bye! ❤

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 3.

Hey! I was tagged to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes challenge by Giselle at Hardworkboulevard, Alina at Radiant Reads, and Analee at Book Snacks! Thank you so much for tagging me! You all should go check out their blogs ASAP! 🙂

THE THREE RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

My internet hasn’t been working all weekend, so I haven’t been able to really do much as far as blog posting and stuff. It’s still not working (I really hate Comcast) and I’m attempting this post from my phone. I saved a draft for it on Friday with the rules and stuff, so I just need to plug in everything else! Anyway though…

I am back for day three of the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. You can check out day one over here and my day two over here. Once again, since I was tagged three times, I will be posting three different quotes!

Quote 1: Late Nights In My Car by Real Friends (song lyrics):

“If you never break, you’ll never know how to put yourself back together.”

Quote 2:  From the book I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga – which I am obsessed with this book series right now.

“This is why I forgive, but I don’t forget. When you forget someone, the forgiveness doesn’t mean anything anymore.”

Quote 3:  Tyler Knott Gregson:

“I would rather wear honest tears than the most beautiful and elaborately faked smile.”  

As for tagging, since I am doing this on my phone I tag everyone that sees this post to do it and link me to your posts! I would love to see what some of your favorite quotes are! 🙂

That’s all for now! I wish I could do some other posts, but as I mentioned earlier in the post…my internet is not wanting to cooperate this weekend! 😦 I have a few tag posts to do that I will hopefully get to at some point in this coming week. I am off to go read!

Let me know in the comments what you’re currently reading! 🙂 I hope you all have been having an awesome weekend! Bye! ❤

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 2.

Hey! I was tagged to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes challenge by Giselle at Hardworkboulevard, Alina at Radiant Reads, and Analee at Book Snacks! Thank you so much for tagging me! You all should go check out their blogs ASAP! 🙂

THE THREE RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

Hi 🙂

I am back for day two of the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. You can check out day one over here. Once again, since I was tagged three times, I will be posting three different quotes!

Quote 1 from the book Jasper Jones:

“Life might be easier if you give in a little, but it’s better if you hold onto something so hard you can’t give it up.”

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Quote 2 is one of my favorite song lyrics – Some Days by The Maine:

“Some days, they taste like lemonade. Some days can feel like razor blades. I wish I could float away, some days.”

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Quote 2 from R.M. Drake:

“Your gorgeous chaos was a danger to my beautiful ordinary life, and I knew that. Then suddenly, we became beautifully extraordinary together.”

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The 3 people I am going to nominate are:

Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner.
Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books.
Claire @ Art and Soul
I also want to tag Giselle @ Hardworkboulevard, because she loves quotes and I love seeing them!
If you’ve already been tagged for this, feel free to ignore and link me to your posts!

Here’s a random picture of myself this morning looking SO tired! So glad it’s Friday. I may take a nap later. & my crazy cat ColbyJack. He likes Slurpees. 😛

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Check out some of my recent posts linked below!
Friday Finds #23. – Just posted earlier this morning. The books I added to my TBR this week.
Thoughts: Whistling Past the Graveyard. – What I thought about the book Whistling Past the Graveyard.

I hope you guys are having a good Friday! ❤

Friday Finds #23.

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FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). Hosted by A Daily Rhythm.

*All linked to Goodreads*


Hi 🙂

I think I am going to get straight into showing you the books that I added to my TBR this week. Here are ten of those books and if you want to see more of them; feel free to check out my Goodreads account over here!

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Why We Took the Car by Wolfgang Herrndorf
The Essence of Aptitude by Esha Bajaj
Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson
Court of Fives by Kate Elliott
Slasher Girls & Monster Boys by Multiple YA Authors
^^see Goodreads for list^^

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The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
Hey Sunshine by Tia Giacalone
George by Alex Gino
Alice by Christina Henry
The Curse of Crow Hollow by Billy Coffey

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Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly

I am very excited about all of these books! 🙂 They all sounder wonderful and now I just need to read faster, so I can read all these books I’m finding! I hope I live to be a hundred, just so I can read all of the books that I want to read! My TBR is crazy long. I was emailed by someone at Penguin about Trouble is a Friend of Mine and they sent me an e-book of it! So I am really excited to read it, because I had it on my TBR to begin with and it sounds like it’ll be a really good and fun read! Expect a review for that soonish. I plan to read it at some point this month.

What are some of the books that you added to your TBR this week? Leave a comment and link me to your posts!

Remember how I said I was scared the library was going to give me all the e-books I requested all at once? Yeah, that’s starting to happen. They are giving me all of them except the one that I need! I really regret not purchasing the book club book at the beginning of the month like I usually do. I figured I would get it from the library this time, because at the time I was trying not to buy books. I was going to buy the e-book version, but it’s more expensive than the paperback and I can’t justify doing that! By time I got the book from Amazon, the month would be closer to being over. It says I’m next in line, but it’s said that all month. Sigh.

Here are some other posts that I’ve done this week in case you missed them and want to check them out. Linked below. 🙂

I hope you all have an awesome Friday!

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 1.

Hey! I was tagged to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes challenge by Giselle at Hardworkboulevard, Alina at Radiant Reads, and Analee at Book Snacks! Thank you so much for tagging me! You all should go check out their blogs ASAP! 🙂

THE THREE RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

This looks like a really fun tag, so I am glad that I was tagged to do it! 🙂 Since I was tagged three times, I will post three different quotes!

Quote 1 from the book After the End:

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“Doubt everything at least once. What you decide to keep, you’ll be able to be confident of. And what you decide to ditch, you will replace with what your instincts tell you is true.” 

Quote 2 from Christopher Poindexter:

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“The thing about chaos, is that while it disturbs us, it too, forces our hearts to roar in a way we secretly find magnificent.”

Quote 3 from Doctor Who:

“You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world! This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have.”

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The 3 people I am going to nominate are:

Emily @ The Diary of a Bibliophile
Maren @ The Worn Bookmark
Shelbie @ Lu-Lu’s Rants & Reads

You can check out my most recent post I did a couple hours ago over here! It’s my thoughts on the book Whistling Past the Graveyard! I need to get to work now! Bye! ❤

Thoughts: Whistling Past the Graveyard.

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Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall
5 OUT OF 5 STARS.

“Sometimes laughin’ is all a body can do, child. It’s laugh or lose your mind.”

When I saw this book cover and book title, it really jumped out at me. The cover is so beautiful and the story is just as beautiful. I instantly fell in love with the book right from the start. It was a really sad story, but it had all the perfect happy moments too. I had tears in my eyes throughout the entire book. Tears from being sad for Starla and Eula and tears from being happy for them as well.

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Basically how I felt throughout this entire book. It was so amazing, so so so amazing and I am so in love with it. So many amazing characters in this book. The things that Starla and Eula had to go through throughout the book was insane and them making it out in one piece and able to go on with their lives was pretty intense. I constantly just wanted to hug them throughout the book. I am so glad that they had each other to pick up the pieces. I don’t think they would have made it without each other.

It was such a sweet story and even though it was so sad a lot of the time, it was brilliant and a great read. It was interesting also to read about the history and segregation and how it played a part in the story, a big part. It was perfect in so many ways; I don’t really think I can say anything bad about it. You’ll be a big ball of emotions during and after reading. I think the audiobook version made it even better for me, because you can actually physically hear the emotion of each character and what they went through. I highly recommend this book. I have so much love for this book! ❤

“A body can’t run from what they done. They carry it with them inside. It fester and spread like poison if it’s buried. It gotta be out in the air where it can heal.”

Goodreads Description: The summer of 1963 begins like any other for nine-year-old Starla Claudelle. Born to teenage parents in Mississippi, Starla is being raised by a strict paternal grandmother, Mamie, whose worst fear is that Starla will turn out like her mother. Starla hasn’t seen her momma since she was three, but is convinced that her mother will keep her promise to take Starla and her daddy to Nashville, where her mother hopes to become a famous singer—and that one day her family will be whole and perfect.

When Starla is grounded on the Fourth of July, she sneaks out to see the parade. After getting caught, Starla’s fear that Mamie will make good on her threats and send her to reform school cause her to panic and run away from home. Once out in the country, Starla is offered a ride by a black woman, Eula, who is traveling with a white baby. She happily accepts a ride, with the ultimate goal of reaching her mother in Nashville. As the two unlikely companions make their long and sometimes dangerous journey, Starla’s eyes are opened to the harsh realities of 1963 southern segregation. Through talks with Eula, reconnecting with her parents, and encountering a series of surprising misadventures, Starla learns to let go of long-held dreams and realizes family is forged from those who will sacrifice all for you, no matter if bound by blood or by the heart.

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it?

I think I will leave you with a few recent posts that I have done in case you missed them and want to check them out. They are linked below! 🙂

WWW Wednesdays #13. – books I am currently reading, recently finished, and reading next.
Top Ten Tuesday. – ten books that last came into my possession.
Thoughts: My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece. – my thoughts on the book My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher.

Also, here is a picture of my alien kitty. 😛
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I hope you all have an awesome day! Bye!

WWW Wednesdays #13.

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WWW Wednesdays is a weekly MEME hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Simply answer the following questions. 🙂)

 The three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

*Goodreads linked below.


Hi! 🙂

It’s Wednesday already! That’s actually not too bad of a thing. It means the week is going by quicker and closer to the weekend! 😛 I’ve been actually having really crazy days at work over the last two weeks, so lately I’ve been really looking forward to the weekends more. Onto the books!

Currently Reading:

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Game by Barry Lyga
Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall

I love both of these books so much and I’m only a little over half done with them both! Game will keep you constantly on the edge of your seat. It’s the sequel to I Hunt Killers and it’s just as amazing as I Hunt Killers is. Barry Lyga is amazing! Whistling Past the Graveyard is so good! It’s so sad, but so amazing at the same time. I am really enjoying this audiobook so much! I will be doing a review of it in the next day or two. So, I started Paper Towns by John Green, but I was just so bored with it that I put it back on my bookshelf and decided to just read it another time.

Recently Finished:

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My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher
From Norvelt to Nowhere by Jack Gantos
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece was such an amazing book! I really enjoyed it and I also loved the fact that it was read by David Tennant. You can see more about what I thought on this book over here. I also listened to the audiobooks of From Norvelt to Nowhere and Hush, Hush. Norvelt, was a decent book. It had me laughing and everything, but I didn’t give it a higher rating than a 3, because I liked the first book a lot better than this one. Hush, Hush was okay. I didn’t really enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I found a lot of the characters to be rather annoying, to be honest. I decided to include Made You Up in this post, because it’s an amazing book (see more about what I thought of this book over here) and it’s the last physical book that I read. I’ve been listening to more audiobooks than physically reading books this month. I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump when it comes to reading the books myself. I think that Game has definitely been helping with that though, because I’ve been flying through it any chance I get!

Reading Next:

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More Than This by Patrick Ness
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

I got the e-book version of More Than This from my library, so I plan to start that after Game. I am really excited about it, because it sounds like such an awesome book! I will also be listening to the audiobook for What Happened to Goodbye. I’ve never read (or listened) to a Sarah Dessen book and I know so many people love her books, so I figured I would give this one a try as my next audiobook.

Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think about them? What are you currently reading? Finished reading? Reading next?
Leave a comment and link me to your posts! 🙂

You can expect a book haul post in the next week or so. I’ve been really bad this week with buying books. I was actually doing really good this month so far until Monday and yesterday, OOPS! Anyway though, I am off to work now! I hope you all have an awesome Wednesday! Bye! ❤

Top Ten Tuesday||Last Books That Came Into My Possession.

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession (bought, library, review copies).


Hi 🙂

This is a really easy post and also a kind of disappointing post for me to do, because I just did a book haul post over the weekend. If you follow my blog regularly, then I apologize for having to see repeated books! Anyway, onto the books!

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Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark by Ridley Pearson
I was gifted this book this weekend.
More Than This by Patrick Ness
I got the e-book version of this book from the library.
The Bones of Others by Vickie McKeehan
Free kindle e-book I downloaded.
Game by Barry Lyga
I recently bought this e-book over the weekend.
Forgotten by Cat Patrick
Part of my Goodwill book haul this weekend.
And the rest of the books below are from that book haul as well.

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Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson
What We Saw At Night by Jacquelyn Mitchard
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by H. Paul Jeffers
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Have you read any of these books? Leave a comment below and link me to your TTT posts!

Here are a couple posts I’ve done recently linked below:
Thoughts: My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece.
Weekend, Pictures, Small Book Haul.

I hope that you all have an awesome Tuesday! Don’t forget to link me to your TTT posts, so I can check them out! Bye! ❤

Thoughts: My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece.

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My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher
5 OUT OF 5 STARS.

“If guilt was an animal then it would be an octopus. All slimy and wriggly with hundreds of arms that wrap around your insides and squeeze them tight.”

I never heard of this book before until I was looking at audiobooks online on my library’s website. The only reason I chose it at first was because it was being read by David Tennant. I mentioned in another entry that he was the actor that played the Tenth Doctor on Doctor who and that he was my favorite Doctor. The description of the book also sounded really good, so that was also a plus! I thought David Tennant did an amazing job reading this book!

As far as the book goes; I actually enjoyed it so much! Let me tell you this though, the book is so sad. I was tearing up throughout the entire book. I thought the story was great even though it was mostly sad. It had it’s happy moments and those were great.

Random: The sister that died, her name was Rose and if you know Doctor Who then you know Rose. Anytime David mentioned Rose in the book, I would think about Doctor Who…haha. And get sadder.

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Back to the book though! I think that Annabel did a really great job at writing this book. The characters were really relateable and it covered a lot of different struggles throughout the book. It was sad having to read (well listen in my case) about Jamie and Jasmine having to live with their dad that wasn’t a very good dad. He was still mourning the death of Jasmine’s twin sister Rose and turned to alcohol and barely looked after Jamie and Jasmine. Their mother wasn’t in the picture and that was a whole other thing that was completely sad about it all. I’m so thankful that Jamie and Jasmine had each other. I think that is what got them through so much. I really recommend this book. I am so glad that I found it! I definitely enjoyed it so much and it will be one that I remember for years to come.

“I stared up at the sky and raised my middle finger, just in case God was watching. I don’t like being spied on.”

Goodreads Description: “Ten-year-old Jamie hasn’t cried since it happened. He knows he should have – Jasmine cried, Mum cried, Dad still cries. Roger didn’t, but then he is just a cat and didn’t know Rose that well, really. Everyone kept saying it would get better with time, but that’s just one of those lies that grown-ups tell in awkward situations. Five years on, it’s worse than ever: Dad drinks, Mum’s gone and Jamie’s left with questions that he must answer for himself.This is his story, an unflinchingly real yet heart-warming account of a young boy’s struggle to make sense of the loss that tore his family apart.”

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think? What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments! 🙂

Random: I am really hating the new reader on WordPress. It seems annoying and I don’t like that when you click the post, it doesn’t take you the the person’s actual blog. It just takes you to a plain boring screen. :/

Before I go, here are a couple other posts I’ve done recently linked below:

Weekend, Pictures, Small Book Haul. – A little update about my weekend including pictures and a book haul.
Friday Finds #22. – Books I added to my TBR last week.

I hope everyone had a great day! Bye! ❤

Weekend, Pictures, Small Book Haul.

Hi! 🙂

I haven’t updated since Friday, so I figured I would do a random update, post some pictures, and small Goodwill book haul. That all sounds fun! 😛

+ I had this childhood best friend and we lost contact for at least 7 years. I randomly found her on Pinterest last year…how crazy right? I was literally scrolling through the “everything” section to pin some random stuff and I seen her name and picture! Totally random, but totally awesome! We have been talking through Pinterest and texting ever since. I also got her and her boyfriend obsessed with Doctor Who 😛

Anyway onto the point of mentioning her, so we decided to plan a Disney and Universal Studios trip in December together! She lives close by Disney and recently bought a house, so she said my boyfriend and I can stay with her and that saves on hotel costs! I am totally excited about this and it’ll be the first time seeing each other in 11-12 years!! Super stoked! 🙂

+ And speaking of Disney! I was watching Bella while my cousin took her family to Disney. She brought me back a book! She knows I love books and I’m excited about this book. Picture and link to Goodreads below!

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Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark by Ridley Pearson
It’s a series, so that’s cool! I’ve never heard of the series, but this book sounds interesting.

+ Today my cousin picked up Bella, but before doing that we went to get froyo and walked around the beach for an hour. That was pretty fun. Here’s a couple pictures from that.

Attempting to build a sand castle with Trace. That’s my cousin’s son. & then a view from the parking garage of the beach. I live so close to the beach that I could walk there if I really wanted to.

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+ I spent three hours on the phone with Dell and they couldn’t fix my computer. The restart didn’t work. So now they have to send me a program to manually do it. sigh.

+ Here is my random book haul from Goodwill. These only cost me like $11 dollars for them all. I’ve really been trying hard not to spend so much money on books over the next few months, especially now if I want this Disney trip to happen. I didn’t find too many books, but here are the ones that I did find.

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100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by H. Paul Jeffers
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Forgotten by Cat Patrick
What We Saw At Night by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Here are the book covers from Goodreads too. My picture doesn’t really show them that well. Bad lighting.
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+ Last, but not least, here are just some random pictures of my furbabies & bookish things. 🙂 FYI: Sorry if you follow me on Instagram..you’re seeing a lot of these again.

So I wrote about how I was in this reading slump on Friday, but I think it was possibly just the fact that Paper Towns is just a boring book. I decided to buy Game and OMG…it’s amazing and everything I ever hoped for and I’m 200 pages in and it’s a little over 500 – that means so much more amazing things to come! The I Hunt Killers series looks like it’s moving up to the top of my list of favorites! There is all these novellas that I eventually want to get! & there’s Bella on her last night with us.

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My boys. Dax being cuddly for the first time in forever. & ColbyJack. They are loners and I mean, Dax will lay on the floor away from you and ColbyJack will lay in the closet away from you. No contact unless they want something.

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That’s all for this post! I hope you all had an awesome weekend! BYE! ❤

Friday Finds #22.

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FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). Hosted by A Daily Rhythm.

*All linked to Goodreads*


Hi! 🙂

I hope you all had a good week! It was a pretty busy one for me when it comes to work. I’m so glad it’s almost the weekend! I added tons of books to my TBR this week, so here are just ten of those books. You can always see more of my TBR list on my Goodreads over here.

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Th Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke
My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak
Doll Bones by Holly Black
Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn
Streelights Like Fireworks by David Pandolfe

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The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
Alive by Scott Sigler
The Masked Truth by Kelley Armstrong
Armada by Ernest Cline
Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

These all look like good reads, so I’m excited about them all. There are so many potentially good books and it sucks when you want to read them all and can’t right away! lol. I am loving all the book covers for these books as well. Books with amazing book covers makes it hard not to want to own them all! 😛

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I did find this audiobook called My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher and it’s read by David Tennant! If you don’t know who that is then OMG! It’s the actor that plays the Tenth Doctor on Doctor Who. My favorite Doctor! So of course I am going to listen to this and probably start it today. It sounds like a really good book too, so that’s a plus.

Goodreads Description: “Ten-year-old Jamie hasn’t cried since it happened. He knows he should have – Jasmine cried, Mum cried, Dad still cries. Roger didn’t, but then he is just a cat and didn’t know Rose that well, really. Everyone kept saying it would get better with time, but that’s just one of those lies that grown-ups tell in awkward situations. Five years on, it’s worse than ever: Dad drinks, Mum’s gone and Jamie’s left with questions that he must answer for himself.This is his story, an unflinchingly real yet heart-warming account of a young boy’s struggle to make sense of the loss that tore his family apart.”

What are some of the books that you added to your TBR this week? Leave a comment and link me to your posts!


Random Talk:

I am currently kind of in a reading slump and I am not at all happy about that. Once I finished Made You Up, I haven’t been wanting to completely jump into another book to physically read. I picked up Paper Towns as my next read, but I only read about 30 pages in two days. 😦 I’m trying, but I’m not in the mood for it I guess. I honestly have no clue what I even want to read! It definitely sounds like a reading slump, sigh. I’ve been listening to some audiobooks and that has been okay; I do get into audiobook reading slumps too though, haha. Strange.

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I completed my Goodreads challenge. The second time this year, lol! I have to change the amount of books again. I first had it at 50 books, then 80, and now that I completed 80…I need to change it again! That’s exciting!

I am also currently waiting on a ton of e-books from the library, ahhh! I am so nervous that they are all going to come at one time and I’m nervous since I am in a reading slump. OH NO!

That’s all for this post! Here are a few other posts I’ve done recently in case you missed them and want to check them out:

Thoughts: After the End. – my thoughts on the book After the End by Amy Plum.
Thoughts: Made You Up. – my thoughts on the book Made You Up by Francesca Zappia.
Top Ten Tuesday. – hyped books I’ve never read.
Friday Finds #21. – books that I added to my TBR last week.

 I hope you all have a great Friday! Bye!

Thoughts: After the End.


After the End by Amy Plum
5 OUT OF 5 STARS

“Doubt everything at least once. What you decide to keep, you’ll be able to be confident of. And what you decide to ditch, you will replace with what your instincts tell you is true.” 

I had no idea what to think about this book when I first seen it. It was one of those books I added to my TBR, because I eventually-maybe-one day would want to read it. I wasn’t in any rush, but I seen that the library had the audiobook available, so I jumped on it. I am so so so glad that I did!

I enjoyed this book so much and I was kind of nervous about not liking it. It only has about a 3.6 rating on Goodreads, so I wasn’t sure if it was going to be any good. There were so many secrets in this book and it was hard not to be fully engaged with it and wanting to know what was going on.

It was a pretty interesting story and I think Amy did a great job writing it. Juneau had to go through a lot and deal with every single person she came across and knew in her life to be lying to her. Everything she thought she knew was turned upside down when she was thrown into this other world she had no idea about.

I loved Juneau and I thought she was a really great character. Even with everything that went wrong, she didn’t let it break her too much. She was on a mission to find her clan and she did everything she could to make it happen. I had a love/hate for Miles, but at the end I totally was loving him. I felt he really grew throughout the book.

Road trip, camping, mishaps, and overall just crazy things! The end was a total cliffhanger in my opinion and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book! So many questions needing answered and I’m excited about getting them! Sadly, my library doesn’t have it. 😦 I may have to just buy it. I defintely recommend this book! I didn’t have the highest expectations going into it, but I seriously came out loving this book so much! ❤

“Something is nagging at the edge of my consciousness. It’s a good feeling, but I can’t quite place it. And then suddenly I do. It’s a feeling of being where I’m supposed to be. A feeling of knowing that I’m in the right place at the right time. With the right person.” 

Goodreads Description: She’s searching for answers to her past. They’re hunting her to save their future. World War III has left the world ravaged by nuclear radiation. A lucky few escaped to the Alaskan wilderness. They’ve survived for the last thirty years by living off the land, being one with nature, and hiding from whoever else might still be out there. At least, this is what Juneau has been told her entire life. When Juneau returns from a hunting trip to discover that everyone in her clan has vanished, she sets off to find them. Leaving the boundaries of their land for the very first time, she learns something horrifying: There never was a war. Cities were never destroyed. The world is intact. Everything was a lie. Now Juneau is adrift in a modern-day world she never knew existed. But while she’s trying to find a way to rescue her friends and family, someone else is looking for her. Someone who knows the extraordinary truth about the secrets of her past.

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? Let me know in the comments! 🙂 Also, feel free to let me know what you’re currently reading! I’m of course always looking for new books to add to my TBR!

Check out some of my recent posts below:
Thoughts: Made You Up.
Top Ten Tuesday||Hyped Books I’ve Never Read.
Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag.

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Here’s a picture from this morning! I hope you all have an awesome day! Bye!

Thoughts: Made You Up.

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Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
5 OUT OF 5 STARS

“Sometimes I think people take reality for granted.”

First off, I need to point out how amazing this book cover is! The back is just as amazing, promise! You should go buy the book, so you can see it. 😛 I was so excited to read this book and to be honest, it sat on my bookshelf longer than it really should have!

I loved this book so much! The story was great and there was never a dull moment. There was a great cast of characters to both absolutely fall in love with (Alex, Miles, Tucker – some faves of mine) and then to absolutely hate. I was also not a fan of Alex’s mom, blehhh. I wanted to punch her a few times. There were tons of shocking things going on and you were left with a blank face yelling “what!?!”. That happened to me a few times.

You will not want to put it down. You’ll want to abandon all of your responsibilities, because you’ll want to read forever. You’ll start to question a magic 8 ball for all your answers to everything in life. Like whether you should stop reading and go to sleep. Or if you’re going crazy. You know….the tough life questions. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll smile. You’ll get angry. You’ll feel all the feels.

I love the story though. I loved everything about it. I’m not sure there was anything to really not like about this book (besides some of the characters, but that’s all books). Lots of twists and turns and some cute and fun stuff. You’ll not only fall in love with the book cover, but the story inside too. And you’ll fall in love with Miles…trust me, I’m in love. I highly recommend this book! Like…go read this now! GOOOO! 😉

“Believing something existed and then finding out it didn’t was like reaching the top of the stairs and thinking there was one more step.”

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Goodreads Description: Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. Made You Up tells the story of Alex, a high school senior unable to tell the difference between real life and delusion. This is a compelling and provoking literary debut that will appeal to fans of Wes Anderson, Silver Linings Playbook, and Liar. Alex fights a daily battle to figure out the difference between reality and delusion. Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, her camera, a Magic 8-Ball, and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college. She’s pretty optimistic about her chances until classes begin, and she runs into Miles. Didn’t she imagine him? Before she knows it, Alex is making friends, going to parties, falling in love, and experiencing all the usual rites of passage for teenagers. But Alex is used to being crazy. She’s not prepared for normal.

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? What are you currently reading? I have no clue what I even want to read next! I have no book picked out…ahhhh! I have to get to work now. I hope you all have a great day! ❤

Top Ten Tuesday||Hyped Books I’ve Never Read.

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read.


Hi! 🙂

There are so many books that it seems like everyone has read, except me! Some I actually do want to read and others I’m not interested in that all. This was a fun topic to do even though it was pretty hard to narrow it down to ten books since there are so many! Here are ten of those books:

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Legend by Marie Lu

These five are books that I really want to read and I am hoping to finally get around to them this year! I actually own Cinder, Outlander, and The Night Circus, so no more excuses! I am also really looking forward to Mara Dyer and Legend.

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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

These five are books that I probably won’t ever read or not at the top of my TBR list. I actually only have two of these books on my TBR and one of them (Clockwork Angel) has been on my TBR since 2013, lol! I have The Girl on the Train on my TBR as well, but I’m not in any rush to read it. My sister let me borrow her copy of Gone Girl and it’s been on my bookshelf for like a year now, oops. I don’t know that I will ever read these or anytime soon. I’m wary about Clockwork Angel (even though everyone says it so good and so much better than TMI). I just didn’t like TMI and it was such a drag toward the fourth book and to the last. I’ve been so done with the Shadowhunter world.

Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Leave a comment below and link me to your TTT posts!

I have to get to work, but here are a few other posts linked below in case you have missed them and want to check them out:

Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag. – a fun little tag based around starting up my blog and other random things about my blog. I included some pictures I took over the weekend.
Thoughts: We Were Liars. – what I thought about the book We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.
Top Ten Tuesday. – top books I read so far in 2015; TTT post from last week.

To end this post, here is a random picture of ColbyJack from last night. I was attempting to work on some blog posts, but he wasn’t having it.

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I hope you all have a great day! & don’t forget to let me know in the comments about any of these books and link me to your TTT posts!