september recap

Hey 🙂

I can’t believe it’s going to be October! WHAAAT?! I am excited about the holidays coming up, that’s for sure! Let’s talk about September though. It wasn’t the best reading month for me so far this year and it also wasn’t the best month for me with things in my personal life outside of the blogosphere and bookish world. I am actually glad to see this month is over and I can start new again in October! Even though it wasn’t the best month for me with reading, I was able to read and listen to seven books. I know all the months before I was in double digits, but that’s okay. Seven is still good for a slow month and a reading slump thrown in.

Let’s get into the recap! You can find a full list of these books and the other books I read this year over here. All will be linked to Goodreads below and I will also link to individual blog posts for them if I did a review.

DNF (did not finish) Books:
These are the books I started, but did not end up finishing throughout the month of September.


Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid
I do plan to continue this book. At the time I picked this up, I was not in the mood for it or really liking it at first. I decided to put it down for now. I do plan to start it again, because it’s one of the books I was really excited about this year. I didn’t want to end up hating the book by making myself read it when I wasn’t in the mood for it.

Physically Read Books:
These are the books that I read by myself (aka not audio) throughout the month of September.


Shattered Blue by Lauren Bird Horowitz – REVIEW – 5 OUT OF 5 STARS.
My review speaks for itself. I loved this book so much! It was such an awesome take on the Fae and I enjoyed it from start to finish. I am dying to see what happens next in the series.

Queen Song by Victoria Aveyard – 3 OUT OF 5 STARS.
I enjoyed this novella a lot and it’s always great reading about other characters in books. It was definitely no Red Queen though!

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy – REVIEW – 5 OUT OF 5 STARS.
This book was fantastic! I enjoyed it so much. It was one of my most anticipated book releases of the year and it did not let me down! You can see more about what I thought about it by checking out my review.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – 3 OUT OF 5 STARS.
I’ve been wanting to read this for so long and I finally got the chance. Sadly, I didn’t like it as much as I hoped I would. It was pretty confusing for me, but I did enjoy some of it. It wasn’t a complete fail, but it was just an okay read for me.

The Water Travelers by Daniel – REVIEW – 4 OUT OF 5 STARS.
I enjoyed and liked this book so much. I thought it was a unique story and it was such a fun read. Lots of adventure and things to going on. There is some insta-love between the characters, but it wasn’t too bad as the story went on. I flew through it pretty quickly and can’t wait to pick up the next book in the series.

These are the books that I listened to the audio versions of throughout the month of September.


Bone Gap by Laura Ruby – REVIEW – 3 OUT OF 5 STARS.
I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it. It was a weird and confusing read a lot of the time. It was enjoyable at times though. It was strange, so strange. It was and still is hard to even process my thoughts on it.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling – 5 OUT OF 5 STARS.
I loved the Half-Blood Prince! There was so much going on, but it was so GOOD! It was also so sad! I cried a few times. 😦

I sadly did not get to finish Deathly Hallows this month. I am not counting it as a “DNF”, because I am currently still listening to the audiobook, it’s just SO LONG and I haven’t had the chance to listen to it as much as I hoped. I am also currently reading Siege and Storm, so I’ll probably finish it up the first couple days in October.

I did a book haul post, which I will link below. But I did end up getting a couple more e-books, so I am going to share those with you. These are still on sale for $1.99 until October 13th I believe.


Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern

I think I am definitely done buying books this month now. It’s just so hard to pass up on good e-book deals and of course they all come out after I already posted my book haul, lol! My October/Halloween TBR will be up in the next couple days. Feel free to check out some of my recent posts linked below!

Thoughts||The Water Travelers.
Book Haul||September.
E-Book Haul.

I hope you guys have an awesome day! Feel free to link me to your wrap up/recap posts and let me know if you have ready any of the books that I read this month and what you thought about them! 🙂


Thoughts||The Water Travelers.


The Water Travelers by Daniel Waltz

“If you just take a moment to stop and look around, the world will open itself up to you.”

Goodreads Description: Adventure finds those who are brave enough to take the first step. Aaron never wanted to pursue kingship, but his care for the lives of his people forced him toward it. When his father, The King of Upitar, sends him on a quest to find a girl who was prophesied long ago to destroy their world, Aaron finds himself fighting the option of running away forever or fulfilling his destiny as the Heir of Upitar. By water traveling, a gift his people have that allows them to go back and forth between their world and Earth through water, Aaron starts this adventure with thousands of thoughts and questions racing around his head. While on his journey, he inadvertently meets the very girl he’s sent to kill, Madalyne Harper. Without knowing it’s her, an unlikely romance between the sarcastic and daring Madalyne Harper begins to flourish with the rebellious and curious, Prince Aaron Archien. As they grow closer, Aaron begins to learn of secrets within the Harper family regarding water travelers. Wanting to learn more, and wanting an excuse to hang out with Madi, Aaron continues to delay his original mission. As family problems and outside forces press down on them, Aaron and Madi soon find themselves running away together. Everything between them is great until Aaron learns the girl he has connected so well with is the same girl he’s going to have to kill…

Heir of the Unknown is the first book in the Water Travelers series and I am glad that I finally got around to reading it. I thought it was such a fun read and it kept me interested throughout the book. I was dying to know what was going on and was going to happen next! I even stayed up until 1:30AM to finish it knowing that I had to get up for work five hours later. I didn’t want to put it down. I loved the world building and I loved the entire concept of water traveling. I was tempted to jump in my pool and sit at the bottom until I water traveled. I thought Daniel did a great job with describing everything, so that it was easy to visualize it all.

I enjoyed Aaron’s character a lot and poor Aaron had no idea what a lot of things on Earth were, so it was funny reading about his reactions to things. I think he will make the perfect future king. He actually reminded me a little bit of King Arthur (more so from the BBC show Merlin). He was so different from his father and he wants to unite Earth and Upitar, but his father wants nothing to do with Earth or Earthlings. Arthur wanted peace, but his father wanted to rid the world of magic and the people that practiced it. 

At first I really wasn’t a fan of Madi and I didn’t like that she trusted Aaron right off the bat and was fine with running away with him. Girl, calm down. You don’t just run off with a good looking guy in the middle of the night. I also didn’t really like the inta-love that happened right from the beginning; it ended up not being too bad as the story went on though. Madi eventually started to grow on me and I loved her adventurous attitude. I think that’s why she was a little too trusting with Aaron. She wanted adventure and was down for whatever.

“Life isn’t fun unless it’s a little dangerous and unknowing.”

Overall, I thought Daniel did a great job with writing this book. I enjoyed it so much and thought it was such an easy, fun read. Lots of laugh out moments and a lot of adventure. There is also so much to learn about Upitar and the water traveler world! There is still so many unanswered questions and so much more to learn. I loved the little twist at the end and I’m itching to find out what happens with that! I can’t wait to pick up the second book (it’s out now!) and see what happens next!

You can check out more about Daniel and the Water Travelers series by checking out his blog over here! There is also a website dedicated to all things Water Travelers!

Have you read the Water Travelers? If so, what did you think about it?

Here are a couple posts I did recently over the weekend linked below. Feel free to check them out if you missed them or just want to check them out. 🙂

Book Haul||September.
Tag||My Life in Books.

I hope you have a great day! Bye! ❤

Book Haul||September.


Hey! 🙂

I’ve been pretty good about not buying books this month, but I did get a few. I got really awesome deals on all of these, so I actually didn’t spend too much money on them. I decided to divide the post into sections, physical, e-books, etc. Onto the books!

My pre-orders (first four below) were on ridiculous sale at the time I pre-ordered, so I got them for $10 or under! The last three I got for $2-3 each (Book Outlet & Goodwill)!

Physical Books:

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich
The Brilliant Light of Amber Sunrise by Matthew Crow
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Fallen by Lauren Kate

I have an ARC of The Brilliant Light of Amber Sunrise, but I couldn’t pass up $2.99 for the hardcover. I wasn’t sure I ever wanted to read Fallen, but I seen it at Goodwill for $2 and decided to just get it. Same for The Winner’s Curse; I wasn’t sure I ever wanted to read the book, but it was so cheap on BO. Sorry for the glare, I took the pictures at my sister’s and she had bad lighting in her room, so I used flash.

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

Technically, Fablehaven isn’t mine, but I decided to include it in this post. My younger sister has the complete series, so she let me borrow the first book to try out. I’ll probably try to read it before the year ends. We did a book trade. I let her borrow Fallen and she let me borrow Fablehaven.

Shelbie from Lu-Lu’s Rants & Reads and I have become really great friends this year, which has been awesome. She sent me a package this month, which had a few books in it and some other awesome goodies!

Here are the things she sent to me:

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Skinned by Robin Wasserman


There’s a page I colored from the coloring book she sent me. I’ve been really wanting to read Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour, so I was excited that she sent it to me. I really wanted to read The Great Gatsby as well. I did end up reading it in September and sadly didn’t like it as much as I hoped I would. Still glad I got it though and I can say I read it. I plan to check out the movie sometime.


I was also able to get a few more e-books this month, which I am excited about. Below are the other e-books I bought and you can check the e-books I got in the beginning of this month over here.


Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
The F-It List by Julie Halpern
The Jewel by Amy Ewing

These were all on sale and I decided to get Library of Souls in e-book version, because I have my others in the series in e-book and my older sister read the series and uses my Kindle account. I knew she would want to read Library of Souls right away. I am currently making her read The Knife of Never Letting Go, because it tore me apart and I knew she would like it and I need someone to talk to about this book. She’ll also hate me for making her read it, because that book will emotionally drain you and tear your heart apart a million times.

I didn’t go too crazy this month, which was a good thing; compared to last month when I got 70 books! I’ve had so much going on this month and really couldn’t afford it. I probably won’t be buying too many books the rest of the year, actually. Christmas is around the corner and no one ever knows what to get me, so I’ll probably just ask for books this year. Also, with everything that has happened this month; I can’t really afford to go crazy spending on books like I usually do. I’ll probably stick to my pre-orders for the month of October and maybe a few books here and there the rest of the year. Stay tuned for my wrap up post and my Halloween TBR this week.

Have you read any of the books that I got? If so, let me know! And let me know what books you got this month. Link me to your book haul posts if you have one! 🙂 .

Apparently, this is my 200th post! I hope you had a great weekend! I am determined to finish The Water Travelers today, so I am off to read. BYE! ❤

Tag||My Life in Books.

Hi 🙂

It’s been one crazy week, but it ended on a happy note. Thanks for your comments on my last post about my dog Dax. The X-Ray showed that it wasn’t something really serious and he should be getting better and be back to his normal cute self! So thankful for that, because I don’t know what I would do without my pup.


Anyway! Tag time! I was tagged by the awesome Analee from Book Snacks to do the “my life in books” tag. It looks like a lot of fun, so here we go!

1: Find a book for each of your initials.
+ My initials are A-N-D and here are the books that I found on my bookshelf with those initials!


Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
Denton Little’s Death Date by Lance Rubin

I still haven’t had the chance to read Alice in Zombieland or Denton Little’s Death Date, but I really want to. I have copies of them, so that is definitely a possibility soon! I read None of the Above and loved it.

2: Count your age along your bookshelf- which book is it?
+ I chose to go with my hardcover bookshelf and the 27th book (geez, I’m old!) is A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. I really need to read it!

A Darker Shade final for Irene

3: Pick a book set in your city/state/country.
+ The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. I live in Florida and I believe that this book takes place in Florida. I haven’t had the chance to read it yet, but I have been really wanting to!


4: Pick a book that represents a destination you would love to travel to.
+ Virals by Kathy Reichs. I’ve always wanted to go to South Carolina and this book takes place there. I also really enjoyed this book and I may start book two audiobook in October! 🙂


5: Pick a book that’s your favorite color.
+ My favorite color is pink, so I am going with Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. I recently got the e-book, because it was on sale. I haven’t read it yet, but I may give it a chance sometime.


6: Which book do you have the fondest memories of?
+ Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. I love this book so much and it always makes me happy; it’s such a great fun book.


7: Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?
+ Endgame: The Calling by James Frey. I didn’t even finish it. I think I mentioned this a couple times, but it was just so hard to get into and you have to remember SO many things. It’s told in multiple points of view. At one point I had to make a note in my phone (I still have it in my phone) of all the character’s names, family name, and their age; some also had some crazy names! It was quite confusing and annoying trying to remember who is who, because sometimes they would talk about other characters in the book by the family name they came from and not always their own name! See below my list:


8: Which book in your TBR pile will you give the biggest sense of accomplishment when you finish it?
+ I am definitely going to go with Outlander by Diana Gabaldon on this one. I have it on my TBR and my bookshelf. I really want to read it, but the amount of pages is kind of terrifying, haha. I have it in e-book form too, so maybe reading an e-book version will make it not as intimidating since I won’t be seeing the physical pages? lol 😛


This was a fun tag! 😀 I am going to tag:

Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner
Emily @ The Diary of a Bibliophile
Anette @ Anette Reads
Maren @ The Worn Bookmark
Alina @ Radiant Reads
Shelbie @ Lu-Lu’s Rants & Reads
Giselle @ Hardwork Boulevard
Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions
Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks
Kayla @ Bookedsolid1989

And anyone else that wants to do it, please do! I’d love to see your answers! 🙂 Feel free to ignore if you have already done this tag or not interested in doing it. I think I’ll go read some in my current read (The Water Travelers). I’m almost halfway through it and really enjoy it. I am hoping to finish it this weekend, so Shelbie and I can read Siege and Storm together! I hope you have a great weekend! Bye! ❤

Friday Finds #32.


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*


I don’t think I ever been so glad that it’s Friday as I am today. This has been one of the most stressful weeks I’ve had in such a long time. Honestly, its been a crappy month for me in my life outside of my blog. With my crazy week, I didn’t add too many books to my TBR this week, but here are the ones that I did add.


Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Shift by Em Bailey
Once Upon a Time: Red’s Untold Tale by Wendy Toliver

Did you add any new books to your TBR? Have you read any of the ones that I added? Let me know! 🙂

Sorry for this super short post, but hopefully you guys like some of these books! They all sound really good to me and I love OUAT, so Red’s Untold Tale sounds good. Honestly, I have so much going on and its just been a crazy week. A big thing going on is my dog (Dax) is pretty sick, so its been pretty emotional for me. I’m sure you guys have seen how much I love both my cat and my dog. I’m hoping he’s okay and we’re doing all we really can do right now. Today he is getting an x-ray done. I’m crossing my fingers that he’s okay after everything. He’s only 5 years old, so he’s pretty young and I guess I didn’t expect something to happen to him now.

Anyway, enough sadness! I’ll be posting my September wrap up, my September book haul, and my Halloween TBR, sometime next week. I really want to try to finish The Water Travelers and Deathly Hallows before the end of September, so I can include them in my wrap up. I haven’t made much progress in the Deathly Hallows audiobook (it’s 21 hours of listening time!!), because my mind has been elsewhere this week and I haven’t been able to focus on it. We’ll see how that goes though. I think that’s it for me today. I hope you enjoy your Friday! Bye ❤

WWW Wednesday #18.


WWW Wednesday 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.


I actually had a good reading week with finishing some books and audiobooks. It hasn’t been the best month and I know I’ve mentioned that quite a bit! Here’s what I’ve had going on as far as books in the last week or so…

Currently Reading:

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The Water Travelers by Daniel Waltz
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

I’m not too far into either of these, but I am excited to read them. The Water Travelers is pretty interesting so far and I can’t wait to read more! You should also go check out Daniel’s blog OVER HERE! I haven’t exactly started Deathly Hallows yet, but I am as soon as I post this! It’ll be the audiobook I listen to this week. I’m sad to see the series end, BUT I still have the movies to watch. I’ve only watched the first two so far.

Recently Finished:


The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

Shelbie sent me a copy of The Great Gatsby, because she knew I wanted to read it. Sadly, I didn’t like it as much as I hoped I would. I was confused a lot of the time. There were some times where I did enjoy it though. I’m going to watch the movie and see if I like the movie better. Dumplin’ was such a great book and I’ll link you below to my review in case you missed it or want to check it out. I loved Half-Blood Prince! There was so much going on and I really enjoyed it. I even cried a few times. 😦 Prisoner of Azkaban is still my favorite. I’ve said that a million times, lol.

Reading Next:


I have no idea what I will be reading next, to be honest. I do know it’ll hopefully be a spooky one for October! And maybe Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. I think Shelbie and I are going to read it together at some point.

What are you currently reading? Recently finished? Reading next? Let me know in the comments and link me to your posts if you have one!

I am off to work! Here are a few posts I’ve done this week linked below.

Tag||How I Read.

I hope you have an awesome day! Bye! ❤



After months of being on the waiting list, I was able to finally get an OwlCrate subscription! OwlCrate is a monthly book subscription box and they send you a new release YA hardcover book along with 3-5 bookish goodies to go along with the theme and book. September’s theme is “leading ladies”. Yesterday I received my OwlCrate and I was so excited about it! I’m going to share with you the things I got in my OwlCrate.

Inside the OwlCrate:


Funko keychain of Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones
Prints of Hermione from Harry Potter
Divergent bookmark
Divergent tote bag
Arrow necklace inspired by Katniss
A letter from Julie Murphy and Dumplin’ sticker
And the book is of course, Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

This was a really cool box and I am excited about future boxes. I’m guilty of not being a Hermione fan though and I have no clue about Game of Thrones (I haven’t read the books (YET!) or seen the TV show). Everything else is cool though! It was kind of sad that the book was Dumplin’ since I already bought it and read it. Honestly, since Dumplin’ came out in September I really didn’t think it would be in the box. This book did cross my mind though, but I figured it wouldn’t since the release date was September and the boxes shipped a few days after the release of it. I may do a giveaway soonish for the book.

You can check out my review of Dumplin’ over here.

The theme for next month is “spooky” and I can’t wait. I love Halloween so much. I am pretty excited that I was able to finally get a subscription and that it was in the holiday months! Overall, I love the idea about the subscription boxes and the pricing is pretty reasonable considering all the things you get. I know shipping to other places may be super expensive though. If I’m going to keep with the subscription, then I should probably stop buying new releases. LOL! I’m kind of fearing that the October box may be a “spooky” book I already bought this month too.

Anyway, I just wanted to share this with everyone because I was excited about finally getting it! Be on the look out for my “Halloweenie” TBR! I’ll be doing my September book haul post soon as well. I hope you have a great day! Bye! ❤



Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

“I think you gotta be who you want to be until you feel like you are whoever it is you’re trying to become. Sometimes half of doing something is pretending that you can.”

Goodreads Description: Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked . . . until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.

Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all. With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine— Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart.

“All the best things in my life have started with a Dolly Parton song.”

I am so excited to share my thoughts on Dumplin’, because I loved this book so much! Trying to find the words to express how much I love this book is going to be a little difficult. Dumplin’ was one of my most anticipated books of that year and it was totally worth the wait. It did not disappoint and I was loving the book so much. Even with my reading slump, I was flying through it when I was reading.

I insta-fell in love with Willowdean and was rooting for her from beginning to end. She was such a cool character and it was heartbreaking watching her slowly lose all the confidence she had. Honestly, this book started to make me question my own confidence. I’ll be real with everyone, I am not completely happy with my own body image and throughout the book I actually found myself thinking about my own self, questioning myself, and in ways realizing how unhappy I really am with certain things about myself. I was going through the motions with Willowdean and I think that’s why I connected so much with her and was rooting for her. I think deep down I was rooting for myself as well.

“Sometimes figuring out who you are means understanding that we are a mosaic of experiences.”

I’ve never read a book by Julie Murphy (I do have her other one (Side Effects May Vary) and plan to read it soon), but this one was so easy to read and written in a way that made you not want to put it down. I had tears in my eyes at times and I was laughing at other times. It was a mix of emotions and it was a great read. There is an awesome cast of characters that also make this book such a great read. The description says “Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart.” and she did, this book did. Bo also stole my heart too. 😉

I know this review is totally lacking, but I just can’t form the right words to explain how much I really love this book and I enjoyed it so much. I definitely recommend it. Although I may still lack some confidence when it comes to certain things in my life, reading this book gave me more confidence. You can go out there and do whatever you want to do even if it’s not the “norm”. I think everyone needs a little Dumplin’ in their life, and maybe even some magic eight balls, lollipops, and Dolly Parton songs. “Go big or go home.”

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

 I can’t believe it’s Monday already, sigh. I have to get to work, but I hope you all have an awesome Monday and I’ll catch up with you guys later! Bye! ❤

Tag||How I Read.


Hi! 🙂

I hope you are having an awesome weekend! I was tagged by Joey from Thoughts and Afterthoughts to do the How I Read tag!  I’m glad he tagged me, because it saves me from not having a post for the weekend! I’ve been slacking on the blogging this month with not reading much. Onto the questions and answers!

How did you find out about new books to read?

+ I use Goodreads and fellow bloggers to find out about new books. When I wasn’t on or using either of these, I was just trusting Amazon to find me books that I would like based on what I’ve already read and purchased and Amazon never failed me!

How did you get into reading?

+ I used to have a love/hate for reading, to be honest. When I read the Hunger Games series a few years ago though, it really got me into loving reading so much more. I haven’t looked back since, even though this book reading journey has broken my heart over and over again 3849738472 times!

How has your taste in books changed as you got older?

+ I used to only read non-fiction books or fiction based on real things. I never really into fairy-tales, make believe, or things that couldn’t possibly happen. Reading the Hunger Games changed that for me though and I started to read all kinds of books. Right now I am mostly reading just YA stuff. So I guess as I got older, I’ve allowed myself to read other types of genres and I am all about that magic and make believe now.

How often do you buy books?

+ The real questions is how often do I NOT buy books, hah. I buy books a lot, probably way too much. Last month I acquired about 70 books! Also, Joey got me into checking Book Outlet every single day when I wake up, lol. THANK YOU, JOEY…it wasn’t like my debit card hated me enough already. 😛

How did you get into book reviewing?

+ I tried to talk about books to the boyfriend, but he’s not really into reading and he would just be like “oh, cool, okay” and I’m like “TALK TO ME ABOUT BOOKS” and he just never understood what I was talking about. So I decided to look around WordPress for other book bloggers and when I found that it was actually a pretty big community, I decided to turn my old blog of nothingness into a book blog and here I am today.

How did you react when you don’t like the end of a book?

+ I get really disappointed and yell “WHHHHHYYYYYYYYY” and then when my cat and dog don’t answer me, I just write a review about it and how much I didn’t like it.

How often do you take a sneak peek at the ending to see if there is a happy ending?

+ PEOPLE DO THAT?! I never do that. I may want to throughout the book, but I hold myself back and never look. If things start looking bad, I usually put the book down…breathe…and then pick it back up. I like to prepare myself for the worst, so if that happy ending isn’t there…it might hurt a little less. FYI: it never hurts any less.

I am going to break the rules and tag everyone, because I want to see all of your answers to these questions! So I tag YOU, and YOU, and YOU! FYI: the “YOU” is your name, so do the tag. 😛

Share your links with me if you choose to do it, so I can check them out!

I hope you have a great Sunday! I plan to finish Dumplin’ today and post a review tomorrow; I am flying through this book. Then I really need to get back to this eARC I started. I may just finish the Half-Blood Prince audiobook though, because I am really enjoying it and I only have four hours left of it. The Prisoner of Azkaban is still my favorite though! OH, I watched the second HP movie on Friday. Okay, that’s all! BYE! ❤

Friday Finds #31.


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*

Hey 🙂

I am so disappointed in myself when it comes to reading this month, even though I actually planned for this month to be a slow one as far as reading goes. I guess I didn’t plan for it to be THIS slow with a big reading slump thrown into it. Sigh. I haven’t read much so far this month, but I also haven’t really been finding too many books to add to my TBR this month as well. Last week I didn’t add any books and this week I only found three books to add to my TBR. These all sound like they’ll be awesome reads and I really love the book covers! Since I only found three, I will include the Goodreads descriptions for you guys.

18005086The Nobody Show by Jonathan Dunne

Goodreads Description: The Nobody Show is an accident waiting to happen…
Old Castle (population 666 … 665 … 664) is a town ravaged by unemployment. The magic is gone and the economy is in the gutter, but newest dole statistic, Arthur Lawless, has a dream…
Arthur wants to chase down his childhood dream to build his own circus. He makes it his mission to put on The Greatest Show on Earth – Old Castle’s slice of Earth, at least…

24910975Inconceivable by Tegan Wren

Goodreads Description: A popular, young royal couple can’t produce an heir? INCONCEIVABLE!
When Ozarks native Hatty goes “whole hog” during karaoke, she catches the eye of Prince John. He isn’t what she expects the heir to a small European nation to be: he’s affable, witty, and isn’t put off by her tell-it-like-it-is demeanor. Their flirtation should be short lived, but a force stronger than fate—Hatty’s newspaper editor—assigns her to cover the royals. After spending time together, she and John soon begin dating, and Hatty finds herself making headlines instead of writing them.

But challenges loom that are even more complicated than figuring out how to mesh Hatty’s journalism career with life at Belvoir Palace. Hatty and John soon find themselves embroiled in an unusual sex scandal: they can’t produce an heir. Tabloids dub Hatty a “Barren-ess,” and the royals become irate. Hatty politely tells them to shove it. But beneath her confident exterior, she struggles to cope with a heartbreak that invades her most intimate moments with John. Pressured to choose between invasive medical procedures and abandoning John’s claim to the throne, the couple feels trapped until a trip to Ethiopia shows them happy endings sometimes arrive long after saying “I do.”

21525995In Real Life by Jessica Love

Goodreads Description: Hannah Cho and Nick Cooper have been best friends since 8th grade. They talk for hours on the phone, regularly shower each other with presents, and know everything there is to know about one another. There’s just one problem: Hannah and Nick have never actually met.

Hannah has spent her entire life doing what she’s supposed to, but when her senior year spring break plans get ruined by a rule-breaker, she decides to break a rule or two herself. She impulsively decides to road trip to Vegas, her older sister and BFF in tow, to surprise Nick and finally declare her more-than-friend feelings for him. Hannah’s romantic gesture backfires when she gets to Vegas and meets Nick’s girlfriend, whom he failed to mention. And it turns out his relationship status isn’t the only thing he’s been lying to her about. Hannah knows the real Nick can’t be that different from the online Nick she knows and loves, but now she only has one night in Sin City to figure out what her feelings for Nick really are, all while discovering how life can change when you break the rules every now and then.

What books have you added to your TBR this week? Link me to your posts if you have one! 🙂

With this month being super slow for me with reading, it has kind of hurt my blogging as well. I never wanted that to happen, so I am going to start to think of some new types of blog posts I can do aside from what I usually do. I know this isn’t the best month for reviews for me. I am working on my “Halloweenie” TBR for October and I’ll be sharing that with you guys closer to October. I plan to read some scary/creepy books throughout the month and I am excited. I also got some cool Halloween bookmarks as well, but currently waiting for them to be delivered. I plan to use those throughout the month!

Random: the new album from The Front Bottoms is pretty amazing! 🙂 Okay, I am off to work! It’s Friday and that’s one of my busiest days at work! I hope you guys have an awesome Friday! And thanks for bearing with me throughout this month so far. Hopefully you’ll see lots more from me soon! You guys are awesome! Bye! ❤

Top Ten Tuesday||Freebie.


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

Freebie: Books I just HAD to buy, but are still sitting on my bookshelf.

Hi! 🙂

Freebie TTT’s are always fun! I decided to go with one of their older topics that they have done, which is books that I was dying to buy, but they are still sitting on my bookshelf unread! Narrowing it down to just ten books is pretty crazy, since I have bought so many books that I still haven’t read yet, lol. I think subconsciously I’m thinking that if I don’t buy them now, they will be gone forever, LOL! Obviously, that is not really the case…but who knows what I am thinking when I see these books that I need. The following ten books are some of the ones that I had to have, but I still haven’t read them yet.


More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider


Anything Could Happen by Will Walton
The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker
Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

I was super stoked about all of these books when they first came out, so I bought them as soon as I could. I am still super stoked about them, but with my TBR continuing to grow and me being crazy continuing to buy MORE MORE MORE; they kind of just got pushed to the side. Sadly and realistically, I probably won’t get to every single one of these this year. I do plan to not let another year go by without reading them though! So in 2016 I will definitely hopefully (<— me being realistic again.) have all of these read if I didn’t get to them this year!


Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think about them? Feel free to link me to your TTT posts as well! I would love to see what lists you have come up with as the “freebie” topic!

I hope you all have an awesome Tuesday! Bye! ❤

Little Update.

Hi 🙂

I planned to step back from reading so much this month, because I wasn’t enjoying most of what I was reading last month. I felt like it was way too strange, because almost everything I was reading and listening to couldn’t have ALL been not good. I figured I must be burnt out from reading/listening to so many books so far this year (over 100!).

So far I have done that, step back. BUT I think I have definitely fallen into a reading slump as well and I didn’t want that to happen! I still planned to read this month, but at a slower pace than usual. I now find myself not even really wanting to read, sigh. I’ve been reading this eARC for a week now and I’m not even halfway done! I try to read, but my mind just wanders.
I’m not thrilled about this reading slump at all! Hopefully it doesn’t last long, because I’m supposed to be getting Dumplin’ tomorrow and I really want to read it! I had a pretty chill weekend though. I caught up on all my TV shows and then slept most of Sunday. It’s so strange to see my DVR nearly empty.

I watched the first Harry Potter movie last night. I’ve never seen the movies and I just started to listen to the audiobooks this year (I’m on the 6th). I liked the first movie so much better than the first book. Some of the characters weren’t pictured how I seen them in my head though.

Random ColbyJack picture. 😛

That’s all I have for this post! This reading slump is really killing my blogging, because I haven’t been able to post reviews on what I’ve been reading (I haven’t finished many) and I really want to! I wanted to do a post today though, because I haven’t all weekend. Let me know if there are any certain kind of posts that you would like to see me do aside from reviews and tags. I know I do have a few tags to get to though. I hope you all had a great weekend! Bye! ❤

E-Book Haul.


Hey! 🙂

So I usually do the Friday Finds meme on Fridays, but since I actually didn’t add anything to my TBR this week (*shock face emoji*), I will do an e-book haul instead. These are the ones I got so far this month and I am sure there will be tons more by time the end of the month rolls around. I love getting good deals on e-books! Last month I got about 30 e-books!

Kindle E-Books:



The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Queen Song by Victoria Aveyard
Breathe by Sarah Crossan
Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
Awoken by Sarah Nofke
The Demon in the Wood by Leigh Bardugo

A lot of these are still on sale if you are interested! Also, if you check out the Epic Reads e-book deal page you can get some of these and more for $1.99! I seen that the price for the Chaos Walking series Kindle editions dropped, so I decided to get them. I already read The Knife of Never Letting Go, but I borrowed it from the library, so I decided to get my own copy. I also already read Queen Song, which was a good read.

Netgalley Approvals:


Time to Die by Caroline Mitchel
Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
Placebo Junkies by J.C. Carleson

I was approved on Netgalley for these books this month, which is exciting! They all sound like really good reads, so I am excited to read them. I also have two others that I was approved for last month. I am currently reading Time to Die and it’s pretty interesting so far. It has murder, serial killers, and supernatural elements thrown in! I’m not too far in yet, but it’s interesting.

I’ve been doing pretty good with not buying physical books so far this month! I basically just got my preorders (with two more coming Tuesday) and then I bought two others aside from those. Not bad, considering last month I bought close to 40 physical books! I won’t completely praise myself yet though since the month isn’t over and so many awesome books released and being released, LOL! 😛

Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think? Do you know of any other good e-book deals going on? Let me know!

On a random note, yesterday was my cat ColbyJack’s second birthday! I can’t believe he’s already two years old! When I first got him he was so tiny and I didn’t think he would ever go as fast as he did! Sigh. He’s still my baby though and still as cute as ever. ColbyJack birthday picture. 😛

He’s not a fan of hats, so this was the only picture I was able to get.
He’s still cute in it though even if he wasn’t happy about it. LOL.


I hope you have an awesome Friday! It’ll be pretty busy for me today at work, because yesterday was pretty insane for me and I didn’t get all my work done before I left. I’m excited about the weekend though, because hopefully I’ll finish Time to Die. Just in time for Tuesday, because I should be getting Dumplin’ in the mail and I can’t wait to start it! Another of my most anticipated book releases of the year! Anyway, that’s all! Bye! ❤

Tag||Pastry Book Tag.


Hi 🙂

I was tagged by Nicole from Sorry, I’m Booked to do the Pastry Book Tag! Go check out her blog! This tag looks like fun, so here we go!

Croissant: Name a popular book or series that everyone (including you) loves.


The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games series got me back into reading and I know that so many people really love the series. It’s pretty popular as well, of course.

Macaron: Name a book that was hard to get through but worth it at the end.


Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I have to go with Throne of Glass, because it was so hard for me to read and get into this book. It took me a very long time and I dreaded reading it the majority of the time. I started to really enjoy it in the last 150 pages and made me look forward to continuing the series. I’m glad I didn’t give up on it. I am hoping the next book is so much better though.

Vol-au-vent: Name a book that you thought would be amazing but fell flat.


The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

I tried so hard to love The Wrath and the Dawn, but it was just not for me. I was bored a lot of the time and I felt like nothing was really going on until the very end of the book. It was confusing with all the characters since there were so many and all being thrown at you at once. The names and titles were confusing as well. I was disappointed, because I really thought it would be an amazing read.

Pain au chocolat: Name a book that you thought would be one thing but turned out to be something else.


We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

I thought this book was going to be really awesome, but it really was not awesome at all. The entire book was just bleh. Nothing really happened and the characters weren’t great. I say this a lot, but the food was on point though. Honestly, it turned out to be a huge food craving for me than anything. LOL. It’s like they had a Thanksgiving feast 3 times a day every day.

Profiterole: Name a book or series that doesn’t get enough attention.


Razorland triology by Ann Aguirre

I loved the Razorland series so much and I wish that more people would read it! It’s definitely one of my favorites and it is an interesting series. I don’t really see anything about it anywhere, which is so sad!

Croquembouche: Name a book or series that’s extremely complex.


Endgame: The Calling by James Frey

The Calling was the most confusing book I ever tried to read and there was just so much going on and not the good kind. It was told in multiple (LOTS) of different points of views and it was hard to keep up with everything and everyone. I got a little over halfway done with it and just stopped reading. I don’t know if I will ever pick it up again or not. It sounded promising, but it’s just way too confusing and too many things to try to remember that it took away from the story for me.

Napoleon: Name a movie or TV show based off a book that you liked better than the book itself.


Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

I honestly have no clue what to put down for this one. I guess I will go with Mary Poppins. I love the movie so much and I wasn’t a fan of the first Mary Poppins book. I think it’s because I was so used to the movie and loving the movie so much that it wasn’t as enjoyable for me.

Empanada: Name a book that was bittersweet.


Blood of My Blood by Barry Lyga

It was bittersweet, because I didn’t want the series to end. It was an amazing book and an amazing series. I was happy to see how it all ended, but I didn’t want it to ever end.

Kolompeh: Name a book or series that takes place somewhere other than your home country.


My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece takes place in London and I live in the United States. I’ve always wanted to go to London.

Pate a Choux: Name one food from a book or series that you would like to try.


Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Chocolate frogs, PLEASE! They just sound so delicious and I love chocolate and frogs are kind of cute. 😛

Thanks again for tagging me, Nicole! It was a really fun tag to do. I’m going to tag:

Shelbie @ Lu-Lu’s Rants & Reads
Emily @ The Diary of a Bibliophile
Claire @ Art and Soul
Erika @ Erika in Bookventureland
Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner
Jesse @ Books at Dawn
Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books

I also tag anyone else that wants to do this tag! Feel free to ignore if you’ve already done it or if you’re not interested in doing it. I hope you have a great day! Bye! ❤

Thoughts: Bone Gap.


Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

“Funny how you notice how beautiful things are just when you’re about to leave them.”

Goodreads Description: Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps—gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren’t surprised. After all, it wasn’t the first time that someone had slipped away and left Finn and Sean O’Sullivan on their own. Just a few years before, their mother had high-tailed it to Oregon for a brand new guy, a brand new life. That’s just how things go, the people said. Who are you going to blame? Finn knows that’s not what happened with Roza. He knows she was kidnapped, ripped from the cornfields by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember. But the searches turned up nothing, and no one believes him anymore. Not even Sean, who has more reason to find Roza than anyone, and every reason to blame Finn for letting her go.

What can I say about Bone Gap? I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it. This review may be hard to write and not the best, because I’m not sure how I feel about it.

It was weird and kind of confusing. It switched between the now and past. That made it confusing some of the time. It was strange, because I didn’t know if there was something magical going on or if some of these characters were just on some type of drug, or had some kind of mental illness. It was boring at times and some of the time I wasn’t sure I wanted to finish it, because I was just so confused.

I really liked Finn and I felt bad for him throughout the book. It annoyed me to no end that no one would believe him about what happened to Roza. It was also why I felt like maybe Finn had something going on with him. Someone in the town actually thought he was sniffing something, LOL. I was beginning to believe the town people, even though it made me angry no one would believe him. I was especially angry at his brother Sean that seemed to think Finn was a liar and at fault.There were a couple twists in the book with Roza and with Finn.

Overall, it was a strange book, but it was an okay read for me. I liked it, but I didn’t love it. I think because it left me so confused the majority of the time is why I didn’t love it. The times where I wasn’t so confused, I really enjoyed it. I do recommend it though, because I think a lot of people may like it a lot more than I did.

“I’ve never understood why people choose to do the things that are hardest for them.”

Have you read Bone Gap? If so, what did you think about it?

That’s all for this post, but feel free to check out some of the other posts that I’ve done recently linked below. 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday || Series I Haven’t Finished Yet.
Weekend || Other Bookish Things.
eARC: Shattered Blue.

I hope you have an awesome day! Bye! ❤

Top Ten Tuesday||Series I Haven’t Finished.


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

Ten Finished Series I Have YET to Finish.

Two posts in one morning! 😛 Hello, again!

I was debating on if I was going to do this week’s TTT post, because I couldn’t think of all the series that I haven’t finished yet that are complete series. I know there are tons that I haven’t started yet.

Here are some of the started ones that I haven’t finished yet:


The Grisha series by Leigh Bardugo
+ I’ve only read the first book Shadow and Bone, but I will definitely be reading the rest of the series.
Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness 
+ Same as above with this one. I’ve only read The Knife of Never Letting Go, but I will read the others soon!
The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater
+ I’ve read them all except Sinner. I don’t think I will be reading Sinner though.
Harry Potter series J.K. Rowling
+ I’ve read them all except the last two books, but I will be finishing up the series this year.


Artemis Fowl series Eoin Colfer
+ I’ve read the first two books in this series and I believe there are eight books in the series! I will eventually read them all.
Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia
+ I’ve read them all except Beautiful Redemption and I don’t plan to ever finish. I started to get bored with the series during the third book and I am so over the Caster world.
The Looking Glass Wars series by Frank Beddor
+ I only read the first book, The Looking Glass Wars. I do plan to read the rest of the series. I just need to get the second book, because I have the third one.
Hush Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick
+ I only read the first book, Hush Hush. I will not be finishing this series, because the first book was not good at all.

Here are a couple that I haven’t started, but really want to read soon!


Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi
Legend series by Marie Lu

These two series are high on my TBR, because they both sound amazing! I have a copy of the first book for each of these, so I am hoping to get to them both at some point before the end of the year. I know so many people are raving about these two series, so I definitely want to check them out!

What are some of the completed series that you haven’t finished yet? If you have a TTT post, link me to it and I’ll check it out! 🙂

I made a post a few hours ago about my weekend and some random bookish talk. You can check that out OVER HERE in case you missed it. Catch up with you guys later! ❤

Weekend||Other Bookish Things.

Hey! 🙂

I hope you had an awesome weekend! I was able to have a three day weekend, which was so nice! The time flew by though and that was not so nice. I’ve been feeling kind of slumpish, but I knew that was going to happen with how my month of August went in terms of reading and not really enjoying what I was reading. I was able to finish two books though; one a novella.


Shattered Blue by Lauren Bird Horowitz
Queen Song by Victoria Aveyard (3 out of 5 stars)

I enjoyed Shattered Blue so much and you can check out my review OVER HERE. Queen Song was a good short read and a novella in the Red Queen series. It didn’t blow me away like Red Queen did, but it was still a good read. I ended up putting Never Always Sometimes back on my bookshelf. I’m not in the mood for it and I don’t want to force myself to read it and end up not liking it. Instead, I chose to read another Netgalley I received.


Time to Die by Caroline Mitchell

It sounds really good and it’ll be released at the end of this month. Murders, serial killers, YES PLEASE! I will of course be doing a review on it as soon as I finish it. This weekend I got two books in the mail and I was pretty excited, because they came three days early. I’ll just include them here instead of waiting until the end of the month for a book haul post.

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

First I must point out how amazing these book covers are! I can’t wait to reread Everything, Everything. I read an eARC of it and loved it so much. Vengeance Road was one of my most anticipated releases for this year, so I had to get it! So stoked about it. 🙂

My cousin Michelle came over on Saturday to drop off Bella. I’m dogsitting her again for a week. We also went to take her son Trace to get his first haircut. That was cute even though he was not happy about it.

Here’s a picture of Bella and then of Trace petting my pup Dax. 


I am in the process of redoing my TBR book jar. I love my red jar I got a couple months ago, but now that I went to get colored paper, you can’t really see that they are colorful in the jar. I need a different one at some point. I’m redoing it, because I deleted a bunch of e-books and lost track of what I added and didn’t add to it. I’m not finished with it yet. There’s about 200 pieces of paper I need make and fold. I got tired of doing it half way through. lol. If my printer had ink it would have made things so much easier!


Here is ColbyJack forever making things difficult. He’s too cute to move though, so I tried to work around him when doing my book jar. I had to unfold all those little white papers to write down all the book titles to add to the colored strips I made.


And a picture of my pup Dax, his face is just too cute not to share this picture with everyone, lol.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Hopefully I’ll get back into the swing of things with doing more reviews. I’ll probably finish the audiobook of Bone Gap today and do a review on that. I’ll also be starting the sixth Harry Potter book this week too. I have a few tag posts coming soon too. Off to work! I hope you have a great day! Bye! ❤

eARC: Shattered Blue.


Shattered Blue by Lauren Bird Horowitz

Goodreads Description: For Noa and Callum, being together is dangerous, even deadly. From the start, sixteen-year-old Noa senses that the mysterious transfer student to her Monterey boarding school is different. Callum unnerves and intrigues her, and even as she struggles through family tragedy, she’s irresistibly drawn to him. Soon they are bound by his deepest secret: Callum is Fae, banished from another world after a loss hauntingly similar to her own. But in Noa’s world, Callum needs a special human energy, Light, to survive; his body steals it through touch—or a kiss. And Callum’s not the only Fae on the hunt. When Callum is taken, Noa must decide: Will she sacrifice everything to save him? Even if it means learning their love may not be what she thought?

I am really excited to share this book with you guys! I was given an opportunity by the publisher via NetGalley to read this book in exchange for an honest review. I was instantly drawn to this book by the description and I love reading books about Fae. Shattered Blue had a really interesting twist on the whole Fae world and I was so excited for something new! It was such an easy read and I love the way that Lauren writes. There were so many things going on and some pretty crazy twists throughout! It always had my attention and me on the edge of my seat!

I really enjoyed Noa, but there were a few times where she just seemed so impulsive and didn’t want to listen to reason. I find that a lot though in books when the love interest goes missing and the girl is trying to save them. She overall was a really great character though. I also really enjoyed Callum as well and he seemed so cool and mysterious. It’s really hard to talk about some other characters though, because they play really big parts in the book. I would hate to give anything away, because this book was so great and any spoilers at all would just ruin the entire thing.

You have to go into this not knowing a single thing, because that helps with the “OMG” shock factor! That ending was just WOW! The twist at the end was pretty insane! Lauren seriously did such an amazing job with writing this story and capturing a new take on the Fae. I loved learning about them and bits and pieces of their world. I am so glad that it’s going to be a trilogy, because I am excited to learn so much more about these Fae and I am dying to know what happens next! Huge cliffhanger ending, that’s for sure!

I highly recommend this book and I am excited to share with you guys that it is expected to be released this month; September 15th! That’s not too far away, MARK YOUR CALENDARS! I definitely recommend picking it up and I know I will be picking up a copy for myself as well!

Here is just a closer look at the book cover, because I know my picture may not be as clear since it’s on my iPad mini.

I hope that you are having an amazing weekend! I have a few tag posts to do and I may try to have one posted up tomorrow since I have the day off from work! Bye! ❤

Friday Finds #30||Bookish Talk.


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 🙂

This week has felt like it was never-ending. It just dragged on and on. I am so excited that it’s Friday, because it’s a three day weekend! I just need to get through today and then I can catch up on sleep and maybe read some. I’ve been reading super slow this week, but I don’t mind it since I am trying to take a small break from the chaos of it all. I’m slumpish and not liking anything I read lately, so I think I am totally burned out and need a kind of break. I say “kind of break”, because I plan to still read, just not excessively.

Anyway, I am rambling, so here are the books that I 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!


Die for Me by Amy Plum
One by Sarah Crossan
Cut Both Ways by Carrie Mesrobian
Rite of Exile by E.J. Godwin


Tandem by Anna Jarzab
Paper Things by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble
What the Dickens by Gregory Maguire

What books did you add to your TBR this week? Let me know in the comments and link me to your posts if you’ve done one! 🙂

Random Bookish Talk:
+ I am currently reading Queen Song, Shattered Blue, and Never Always Sometimes. To be honest though, most of my attention is on Shattered Blue right now.
+ I am currently listening to Bone Gap. To be honest though, I listened to thirty minutes of it yesterday and haven’t listened to it again. Maybe I will today.
+ I started coloring in my Secret Garden coloring book and I used the wrong orange, got annoyed, and I haven’t picked it up since. I am tempted to buy a new one, because I had big plans and ideas for that page.
IMG_1637 + I deleted 40 e-books from my Amazon account that I was pretty sure I would never read, but my e-book count is still insane.
+ Also, I’ve already bought eight e-books and it’s only the fourth day of September, sigh. I’m addicted.
+ Impatiently waiting for my copies of Vengeance Road and Everything, Everything to come in the mail! I NEED THEM NOW! They are supposed to be here Tuesday, I guess. 😦 I want to reread Everything, Everything!
+ I got a new bookshelf last weekend. I now have three and my new one is almost filled up too, sigh.

I think that’s all for this post, but feel free to check out some of my other ones that I’ve done recently. I’ll even link them down below for you, because it’s the nice thing to do. 😛

Summer Reader Book Tag.
Top Ten Tuesday||Characters I didn’t click with.

I am off to work! I hope you have an amazing Friday! Bye ❤

Tag||Summer Reader.


Hey! 🙂

I was tagged by Giselle @ Hardwork Boulevard for the Summer Reader Book tag! This looks like a really fun tag, so thank you Giselle for tagging me! It’s sad to see that Summer is almost over, but I am excited for the weather to get cooler! I mean, it’s never really cold here in Florida, but it’s nice when it’s not 90-100 degrees every day! 😛


LEMONADE: pick a book that started off bitter, but got better.

+ Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.

GOLDEN SUN: pick a book that made you smile beyond compare.

+ I know I always choose this book for these type of questions, but it’s hard not to. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.

TROPICAL FLOWERS: pick a book set in a foreign country.

+ The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

TREE SHADE: pick a book in which a mysterious or shady character was first introduced.

+ Digby from Trouble Is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly.

BEACH SAND: pick a book that was grainy, and the plot barely developed.

+ Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick.

GREEN GRASS: pick a character(s) that were full of life, making you smile.

+ Dante from Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz.

WATERMELON: pick a book that had some juicy secrets.

+ Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn.

SUN HAT: pick a book that had a vast, big universe/setting.

+ Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.

BBQ: pick a book in which a character was portrayed as a hunk.

+ Raffe from Angelfall by Susan Ee.


I am going to tag:

Amy @ Book Enthral
Anette @ Anette Reads
Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner
Emily @ The Diary of a Bibliophile
Shelbie @ Lu-Lu’s Rants & Reads
Maren @ The Worn Bookmark
Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts
And anyone else that wants to do this tag! Feel free to ignore if you’ve already done it or don’t want to do it.

A sign that summer is almost over, but one of the best part of the coming months!

That’s all for this post! I’ll probably be back Friday with a new post of all the books I added to my TBR this week. Bye! ❤

Top Ten Tuesday||Characters I Didn’t Click With.


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

Ten Characters You Just Didn’t Click With.

Hi! 🙂

It’s Tuesday, so Top Ten Tuesday time! The topic today is ten characters that I didn’t click with. Lately, I’ve been having trouble connecting with characters, which is sad. Here are the ones that I didn’t click with the most.


America – The Selection
Hermione – Harry Potter
Cadence – We Were Liars
Ember – Talon
Matthew – The Shock of the Fall


Clary – City of Bones
Lena – Beautiful Creatures
Nora – Hush Hush
Austin – Grasshopper Jungle
Jam – Belzhar

I know that pretty much everyone loves Hermione, but I honestly hate her. She’s such an annoying character and I really can’t stand her. I also really can’t stand America. I really enjoy the Selection series, but I don’t enjoy America at all. Same goes for Ember from the Talon series. It’s such a good series, but Ember was so hard to deal with and so was her brother Dante. I wasn’t a big fan of Cadence from We We Liars, because I just thought she was so dumb. Honestly though, I didn’t like any of the characters or the book. As for Matthew, I just didn’t like him. There was just something about him that I didn’t like.

Clary, Lena, and Nora were plain annoying when it came to the love interests. Grasshopper Jungle was one of my recent DNF books. Austin was just a weird boy and it got annoying when all he thought and talked about was sex. Jam, like Matthew from The Shock of the Fall, I just did not like her at all. Lately, characters have just been super annoying to me and so hard to connect with.

What are some characters that you didn’t click with? If you have a TTT post, link me to it and I’ll check it out! 🙂

I posted my August recap post of the books I read throughout the month yesterday, so feel free to check it out. It’s OVER HERE. I hope you an awesome day! Bye! ❤