Friday Finds #46.


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 Jenn at Books And A Beat*All linked to Goodreads*

Hi 🙂

So stoked it is Friday! I’ve been so tired lately and I am ready to get through today and take a nap until Monday. 😛 I’ve been doing pretty good with read the last couple of weeks and I also found a ton of new books to add to my Goodreads TBR as well. That could be a good thing or a bad thing, lol. Here are some of the books that I added to my Goodreads TBR shelves over the last couple of weeks. You can see more of my TBR list over on my Goodreads account over here and feel free to add me as a friend!


Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood
You Know Me Well by David Levithan & Nina LaCour
Two Summers by Aimee Friedman
Futhermore by Tahereh Mafi


Relativity by Antonia Hayes
Change Places with Me by Lois Metzger
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls by Emily Carpenter
A Tyranny of Petticoats by Jessica Spotswood (& tons of authors)
Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix

They all sound like they will be pretty good and I am loving all the book covers! Now if I can just get the tree in my backyard to grow some money, that would be lovely. I need ALL THE BOOKS! Would it be crazy of me to add just books to my wedding gift registry? 😛

Have you added any new books to your TBR? Link me to your posts if you have one!

I hope you all have a wonderful Friday!


Book Haul||April.


Hey! 🙂

I’ve been trying really hard to be good on the book buying front. I have actually been doing A LOT better than usual. There are SO MANY books that were released over the last few months that I have been dying to get, but I have been majorly holding back. I have so much going on this year, so I’ve been sticking to not buying AS many. I can’t completely not buy books, but instead of buying the 30+ that I really want to, I’ve been limiting myself by A LOT! Here are the books and some other bookish things that I got throughout the month of April.



A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

I actually bought these last month, but they didn’t get delivered to me until after I posted my March book haul. I read The Serpent King this month and loved it so much. You can check out my review over here. I still need to read A Study in Charlotte, so hopefully I will next month. I planned to this month, but it ended up not happening.


The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

I wasn’t a huge fan of The Wrath and the Dawn. It didn’t blow me away like it did almost everyone else and I actually forgot that I even preordered this book until the money was taken out of my bank LOL and I was like “wtf is this charge” and then I went through my Amazon orders and there it was. lol. I still want to give this series another chance, because the ending was good enough to see what happens next.

The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer

I bought this one from Second Edition books. It doesn’t have the greatest rating (I think like a 2 point something) in the world, but it sounded interesting. I also couldn’t find anything else I wanted and I really wanted to visit the cat Catsby that lives there and I thought it would be weird of me to just be like “hey I came to play with your cat” and not buy anything, haha. So I basically paid $5 to play with Catsby and take pictures of him.


Golden Son by Pierce Brown
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I got Golden Son and The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly from Book Outlet. I really wanted The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly and they only had 4 copies left, so I had to get it. Last month I found Red Rising at Goodwill and I seen that Book Outlet had Golden Son, so I decided to get that one too. But the sizes of each paperback are different, so I’m going to have to end up repurchasing Red Rising, ughh! The Red Rising I found last month is a lot taller than Golden Son I got from Book Outlet and it’s annoying lol! I loved The Book Thief so much and found a hardcover copy at another thrift store, so that was exciting.

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

In a major fangirl moment; a singer from my favorite band recommended me A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius when I asked him what his favorite book was or to recommend me one, so I had to get it. It sounds really good though, so that’s a plus.



Bulletproof by Maci Bookout
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

I’ve been known to go crazy with the e-book buying, but I actually only got three this month! I am a sucker for Teen Mom and Bulletproof was on sale this month for $1.99, so I decided to get it. I’ve also been really wanting to read Walk on Earth a Stranger and I see that it was on sale for $1.99 as well and got that. I’m excited about them both. I’ve heard that Good Omens is a really awesome book and that it’s really hilarious, so I wanted to check it out for myself.

Other bookish things.

I seen the Alice in Wonderland coloring book (linked to Amazon) at Target and grabbed a copy. I love Alice so much. It’s so pretty and I don’t even know if I can get myself to color it in like I can’t get myself to color in my Doctor Who one, LOL! I need to buy double copies, so I can actually color the pages haha. The picture on the right is just a picture I took for my bookstagram (foreverbookish_) that I really liked and it has the Alice coloring book and some other ones.

Maren (The Worn Bookmark) sent me some copies of Kindred Spirits and some awesome stickers and pins. My friend Kristen (Blonde Eskimo) also sent me some cute little bookmarks from Happy Hello Art; caticorn, unicorn, and unicorn poop. 😛 So glad to have met Maren and Kristen and that we have been becoming awesome friends.

I finally got my Dobby Funko. I’ve been wanting to get him since he came out, but never got around to it. I also have been trying not to spend a ton of money since I have a wedding to plan and pay for. I caved though and got Dobby since there was only one left on Amazon. I also got this cute little sprout bookmark that I am in love with. It’s a lot greener than it shows in the picture.

These two things aren’t really bookish, but I got them and love them. I have a love for cactus and so when I seen this pen that was a cactus, so I had to get it. It was only a $1, but the best dollar I ever spent haha. The plant part comes out of the little pot, lol. It’s also blue ink and I love blue ink pens. Fact about me: I’m obsessed with office supplies (pens, post-it notes, etc.). The fiancé and I got these Doctor Who bracelets. We both love Doctor Who and are huge nerds. His says “Doctor” and mine says “Companion”. 😛

That’s all for my book haul. Compared to past months and book hauls, I have done pretty amazing lol. I remember my hauls would be 20-30+ books a month. I am pretty proud of myself with limiting my book buying. It’s been so hard, you guys! There are so many books that I want!

Did you get any new books this month? Link me to your posts!

I hope you have a great day! 😀


April||2016 read my books challenge.



I’ve been taking part in Maren’s (The Worn Bookmark) read my books challenge over on her blog, where I read the books that I already own versus only new books. I made a TBR jar of all the books I own (NOT including books I bought and will buy in 2016). My goal is to read 30 of my already owned books from that TBR jar.

# Books read in April: 2
# Books read year to date: 6/30


Winter by Marissa Meyer
Alienated by Melissa Landers

I’ve been kind of doing horrible with my read my books challenge this year and this one I had to do some major justifying by asking Maren if it was okay LOL! So I own both of these books and Alienated is one that has been one I’ve had for awhile. I technically borrowed the audiobooks from the library and listened to them, but I figured it should count since I do own the books. So I am “reading” (or borrowing haha) books I already own. 😛 She said it was okay, so I was able to knock off two books from the list of older books I own this month.

Random update about last month; I was able to finish The Ask and the Answer before the month ended. I had posted my update post before I finished the book, but I made it just in time to finish the book before the month ended; so I was able to update my blog post and count it.

My April book haul post to come soon; probably tomorrow. Be on the look out for that! I’ll also have my recap post up of the books I read in April at the end of this week. I am hoping I can get in at least two more books before the end of the month (one I’m reading myself and one audiobook).

I hope you have a good day! 😀


Thoughts||Too Late.


Too Late by Colleen Hoover
4.5 out of 5 stars.

“I read once that the difference between an extrovert and an introvert isn’t how you act in a group setting. It’s whether or not those group settings give you fuel or drain you.”

Goodreads Description: Sloan will go through hell and back for her little brother. And she does, every single night. Forced to remain in a relationship with the dangerous and corrupt Asa Jackson, Sloan will do whatever it takes to make sure her brother has what he needs. Nothing will get in her way. Nothing except Carter. || Sloan is the only good thing to ever happen to Asa. He knows this and he never plans on letting her go; even if she doesn’t approve of his lifestyle. But despite Sloan’s disapproval, Asa knows what it takes to get what he wants. He knows what he needs to do to remain on top. Nothing will get in his way. Nothing except Carter.

I’ve been trying to write my thoughts on this book for over a week now and I can’t seem to find the right words for it. This may be on the shorter side. I pretty much loved this book so much and I don’t really have a negative thing to say about it. I also have no idea how to put my thoughts into words for this one, so it will guarantee be all over the place. Sorry in advance. 😛

Colleen Hoover wrote a free book on Wattpad, so I had to check it out. I love CoHo’s writing and she hasn’t disappointed me yet. Too Late was hard to put down and I read it in a day. It was crazy intense and dealt with a lot of difficult things too. Sloan was such a strong character and the things she had to go through day to day were pretty crazy. She did it all for her brother though, so she felt like she had no choice but to stick things out. She was so strong for that, because it was crazy. The entire book was just INSANE. It was so so so good though! I really loved Carter and thought he was an awesome character. Asa was…I don’t even know. You’ll have to read it and see, lol. I will say that he definitely scared me, that’s for sure.

When I first read the book on Wattpad I was disappointed with the ending, because I wanted more out of it and I felt it was incomplete. Then I found out that Colleen Hoover wrote TWO epilogues to conclude the book and they were amazing. The book ended perfectly and it’s definitely one of my favorites now. I highly recommend that you check it out! Plus, it’s free, so why not? I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with this one, especially all of you CoHo fans!

Have you read Too Late? If so, what did you think?

I’ll have my April book haul posted in a couple days. I also have two other reviews to write and post. I’m having such a difficult time with them lately and probably because I haven’t been doing them regularly like before; so I am drawing a blank. I need to get back into the swing of things ASAP! The next few months are going to be crazy busy for me though. I have a feeling this entire year is going to be a crazy one for me with all the wedding stuff happening. I am also trying to organize my life and home and I am failing completely at it, sigh.

Anyway, I hope you have a great day! 😀


Thoughts||The Serpent King.


The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

“If you’re going to live, you might as well do painful, brave, and beautiful things.”

Goodreads Description: Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life—at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father’s extreme faith and very public fall from grace. He and his fellow outcast friends must try to make it through their senior year of high school without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self. Graduation will lead to new beginnings for Lydia, whose edgy fashion blog is her ticket out of their rural Tennessee town. And Travis is content where he is thanks to his obsession with an epic book series and the fangirl turning his reality into real-life fantasy. Their diverging paths could mean the end of their friendship. But not before Dill confronts his dark legacy to attempt to find a way into the light of a future worth living.

I’ve found that lately I haven’t been in love with hyped books. I tend to just find them “meh”.  That wasn’t the case for The Serpent King though and I am so glad that maybe I broke my hyped book curse! I laugh, I cried, I got angry. It tore me to pieces and I had to gather up all the pieces to try to put myself back together. It was happy, it was sad; it left me happy and sad. SO MANY FEELS. The last half of the book I had tears in my eyes until the very last word on the very last page.

There was a great cast of characters; Dill, Travis, and Lydia. They were best friends and completely different from each other. They also each had their own struggles and with what they were going to do after their senior year of high school and with things going on in their personal life. Some of them didn’t have the best home life and that was sad. They had each other though and they had an amazing friendship.

The book is told in multiple point of views of Dill, Travis, and Lydia. I don’t always like multiple POVs in books, but The Serpent King did it perfectly. I was able to connected with every single one of them and fell in love with them each of them. Sometimes it’s hard to connect with characters when there are lots of POVs, so I am glad I was able to with this one. There were some things that happened that I was completely shocked about and left my jaw dropped.

Overall, I really loved this book so much. I am so glad I finally found an amazing book to love. Lately the books I’ve been reading have been good, but not amazing and didn’t blow me away completely. This one did that though and I am so glad for that. Some characters needed saving and in the end this book may have been the book that saved me from my dreaded never-ending reading slump. I highly recommend this book.


Have you read The Serpent King? If so, what did you think? If not, do you think you will?

I have a couple more reviews to put up, but I have to figure out what to write for them. I’m drawing a blank on what to say and I guess I can’t figure out how to get my thoughts down into something that will make sense. It’s been so long since I’ve done a ton of reviews, so I need to figure it all out again lol. 😛

I hope you have a great day! 😀


Top Ten Tuesday||books that made me laugh.


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

Ten Books That Will Make You Laugh (or at least chuckle)


I’m not a fan of the weekends going by way too fast, but I survived Monday and made it to Tuesday. 😛 I love when a book can make me laugh and sometimes I’m easily amused. I’m just going to get right into my TTT and show you the books that had me laughing like crazy.


Trouble Is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
Winger by Andrew Smith
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Trouble Is a Friend of Mine was so ridiculous, but I loved it so much haha. Digby was hands down an awesome character. So many crazy things happen in Dead End in Norvelt, but it was funny and pretty ridiculous at times too. Winger was really funny when it wasn’t serious (it can be at times) and there are little drawings and cartoons within the pages. If you weren’t smiling and giggling when you were reading Simon vs. then something may be wrong with you. 😛 Amy Poehler is my spirit animal. I love her and her book was so hilarious.


Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
Eightysixed: Life Lessons Learned by Emily Belden
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn
Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn
Percy Jackson and the Olympians series || The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan

Like Amy Poehler, I love Aziz Ansari. I loved him in Parks & Rec and I love his stand up. His book was not at all a let down and it was so funny at times. Eightsixed had me laughing non-stop. It’s been a few years since I’ve read it and I defintely want to do a reread. It was non-stop hilarious. Dash & Lily and Broken Hearts were fun reads with tons of laugh out loud moments. I love the Percy Jackson books and there are always funny commentary thrown in with the mix of characters. I definitely need to do a reread of these books as well!

Have you read any of these books? What are some of the books that make you laugh? Let me know and feel free to link me to your posts. I would love to see them!

Random picture. I did a book rainbow on my bookstagram (foreverbookish_) and I liked how it came out. Feel free to add me on Instagram! 🙂


I should hopefully have a couple of book reviews up this week. I know I have been slacking with reviewing the books I read. Hopefully that’ll change soon and I can get those up on the blog. I miss being on here regularly. I’ve been in this weird place (or mood – I don’t really know what to call it) in my life lately and can’t quite figure out what or why. I hope that I get out of whatever it is that I am in and get back into blogging (and reading) regularly again.

Off to work. I hope you have a great day!


Friday Finds #45.


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 Jenn at Books And A Beat*All linked to Goodreads*


It’s been such a long week for me, so many things going on. It was a better with as far as reading goes though. I was able to listen to a few audiobooks, which hopefully is getting me out of this on-going reading slump that I am in. Over the last week or two I also added a few books to my Goodreads TBR lists. You can see more of my TBR list over on my Goodreads account over here and feel free to add me as a friend! Here are the books that I added to my TBR recently…


The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman
It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too) by Nora McInerny Purmort

I loved Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon SO much and decided that I would be reading anything she ever writes. She recently released the cover for her new book and OMG THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR COVER IS AMAZING!!! I also added It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover on my TBR as well, because like with Nicola, I will read anything that CoHo writes. She wrote a free book (Too Late) on Wattpad, which I hopefully will read over the weekend. The other three books all sound so good and I am so stoked for them.

Have you added any new books to your TBR recently? Let know and feel free to link me to your posts!

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I hope you have an amazing Friday!


WWW Wednesday #26.


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 am still pretty much slumping, but I have been getting back into audiobooks. I was slumping so bad that even listening to audiobooks seemed like a chore and too much for me. So maybe now that I am actually wanting to listen to more books is a step toward getting out of this reading slump completely! Here is what I’ve been reading/listening to this week.

Currently Reading:


Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
Winter by Marissa Meyer

I am still slowly making progress with Seveneves. I’m annoyed that my progress is so slow with this one since I really love it, but at least it’s some progress. I’m a little over 200 pages in. I’m a little over 100 pages into Winter. I started the audiobook yesterday, because reading the other books in the series took me forever, because I haven’t been 100% in love with this series. The majority of the series bored me to death, but I still want to see how it ends, so I figured audiobook would be best for me. So far it’s okay.

Recently Finished:


Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes
Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell

I listened to the first two books in the Falling Kingdom series. The first book was good. I wasn’t blown away by it, but it was good. Too much Merlin BBC similarities and all I could think about was the TV show and finding all the similar things, lol. You can check out my review over here. Rebel Spring was a lot better! I really liked that one so much. There was so much death in it though, lol. I was convinced there wouldn’t be anymore characters left in the book once it was finished. 😛 In Rebel Spring though with the audiobook, King Gaius sounded just like Mr. Gold from Once Upon a Time. So all I kept thinking about was Mr. Gold. I was just waiting for the Rumpelstiltskin laugh, lol. I read Kindred Spirits the other day in one sitting. It’s only a 62 pages book though. It was good, but I wasn’t completely sold on it. Probably because I don’t really like Star Wars. I think had I been a huge Star Wars fan, I would have loved it.

Reading Next:


The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
Alienated by Melissa Landers

I am still hoping to start The Serpent King next. My on-going reading slump has prevented me from getting any reading done myself. I own Alienated on e-book, but I think I’ll be listening to the audiobook after Winter. It sounds really good and I’ve been wanting to read it forever now and the library had it available. I’m currently waiting for the third audiobook in the Falling Kingdoms series from the library. So hopefully by time I’m done with Winter and Alienated, it’ll be available.

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

I hope you have an awesome day!


Thoughts||Falling Kingdoms.


Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
3.5 STARS.

“You must continue to believe with all your heart. Sometimes belief is all it takes to make something real.”

Goodreads Description: In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface. As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed… and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love. The only outcome that’s certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed? It’s the eve of war…. Choose your side.

I finally finished a book in April! 😛 Major slumping and it totally sucks, but I decided to listen to the Falling Kingdoms audiobook in the hopes to get me back into the reading mood.

There were certain parts in this book that made me think of Merlin (the BBC show), which was kind of annoying. I LOVED Merlin so much, but it was annoying in the book because all I could focus on was the fact that lots of things were similar to that. So I just kept thinking about the Merlin TV show instead of what was going on in the book, OOPS. I was just like “hey, this is like Merlin” “Merlin” “Merlin Merlin” “Hey Gaius was Merlin’s guardian in the show” “Magic was not allowed in Camelot” “Arthur’s sister found out she had magic and was a sorceress too” “MERLIN MERLIN MERLIN” “Merlin starts with an M and so does Magnus” “Morgana – Lucia, both have an the same “A” sound”. LOL. NO JOKE, this was how I was the majority of the time while listening to this book. I just kept trying to find all the similarities between the BBC show and this book. I’m sure I even tried TOO hard sometimes.

It did have it’s exciting moments though and I did enjoy it some of the time. Some things were a little weird like Magnus being in love with Lucia. I also felt bad for him throughout the book though. 😦 Poor guy. I did like Magnus and Lucia was okay. Their story/kingdom is the one that made me think of Merlin the most. Cleo annoyed me so much. I was definitely not a fan of her character. It was also annoying that there were three guys that liked her. It seemed a little excessive. I was a huge Jonas fan. So right now my side is definitely with the rebel. 😛

I’m curious to see how the rest of the series plays out. I liked the book enough to want to continue with the series. There were a lot of awesome moments in the book where I was like “what!?” or “OMG” and that was fun. I liked the world and I’m really interested in getting more into the magic side of things. I think if it wasn’t for the Merlin thing, I would have loved this book so much. It was a decent read though and I am planning to start the second book today. Hopefully I can get past the Merlin thing and enjoy the second book more!

“Even paradise could become a prison if one had enough time to take notice of the walls.”

From Goodreads Description:
Princess: Raised in pampered luxury, Cleo must now embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of magic long thought extinct.
Rebel: Jonas, enraged at injustice, lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country cruelly impoverished. To his shock, he finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making.
Sorceress: Lucia, adopted at birth into the royal family, discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.
Heir: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, firstborn son Magnus begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword….

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think? What side did you choose?

This wasn’t the greatest review (sorry about that), but I am trying to get back into the swing of things. I haven’t been reading much at all. I haven’t been reviewing books, sadly. 😦 I am still trying to get out of this lame reading slump and get back into blogging. I’m having major case of the Mondays today. I better get to work!

I hope you had a great weekend and I hope you have a great Monday!


WWW Wednesday #25.


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.

Hi 🙂

I am still in quite the reading slump, but I think I am just going to force myself to get through my current read regardless. If I don’t, I feel like I will never start reading again. 😦 I cannot let that happen! I need to get back into the swing of things. I haven’t been the same since my trip to California, lol sigh.

Currently Reading:


Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

I’m only a little over 100 pages into Seveneves, but I’m really enjoying it. It’s so interesting and I wish I wasn’t in this reading slump, so I could fly through it. It’s a really long book (870 pages), so I have a ton left to read. Here’s the Goodreads description:

A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space. But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a handful of survivors remain . . .Five thousand years later, their progeny—seven distinct races now three billion strong—embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown . . . to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time: Earth.

Recently Finished:


The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness

I LOVED The Knife of Never Letting Go and it pretty much emotionally drained me and I never started the second book. I finally got around to reading it and I was so disappointed. It was nowhere near as good as The Knife of Never Letting Go (rated 5 stars) was. I rated The Ask and the Answer 3.5 stars. It wasn’t as exciting until the last 100 or so pages. It took me quite awhile to read it, because it dragged on bit for me and was a little boring. I also didn’t like that it switched between Todd and Viola. I’m not a big fan of Viola and I really just wanted to read about Todd. So sad that I didn’t love it as much as I did the first book. It was still really good at times, but it fell really flat for me compared to the first book.

Reading Next:


The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about The Serpent King, so I decided to buy a copy. Since I gave myself book buying restrictions, I am reading it this month. I decided I would only be buying books if I planned to read them within a month of buying them. If I don’t plan to read it right away, then I don’t bother to buy the books. I also really just want to read The Serpent King, because I want to see what everyone is raving about. I hope I love it, because I don’t have the best track record with hyped books. I tend to not like them as much as everyone else.

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

I hope you have a great day!


Random||Life Update with Pictures.


I’ve been in this really crazy reading slump and blogging slump. I’ve mentioned it before. I think the blogging slump is brought on by the fact that I am not reading. If I’m not reading, then I’m not blogging. I don’t have very many ideas floating around in my head of blog posts to do. Please feel free to share with me anything you would like to see me post about. Or I can even take pictures of things too. Anything you want to see a picture of? Have any questions? Let me know! 🙂


I’ve been reading this book called Seveneves, which I have mentioned before. It’s a Sci-Fi book and the moon explodes and the people on Earth have are trying to figure out what to do and repopulate in space, so the human race can go on. It’s so good, but this slump is totally killing my mood to read it. It’s also a really long book, so I feel like I’m making no progress in it even though I read it all the time and that is frustrating too. I’m a little over 100 pages in and the book is about 870 pages! Here’s a little snippet from the description: “A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.”


One of my favorite bands The Summer Set has a new album that just released; Stories for Monday. I am so obsessed with it already. I’ve heard it a million times already, lol. 😛 Being the huge fangirl that I am, Brian (lead singer) was answer questions from fans on Twitter and being the huge bookworm that I am I asked what his favorite book was or to recommend me a book. He actually answered my question! So I almost died for a minute, but I survived and ordered the book he recommended LOL.

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

I went to my cousin’s house for an Easter party. That was a lot of fun. She throws a family Easter party every single year. I went a day early, so I could help with food and setting everything up for the party. We made homemade noodles, which is always fun and a little messy. There was also an Easter egg hunt for the kids and an Easter bunny pinata, lol. The kids had fun with that.


My nephew in the Bunny pinata head, lol. My cat dying for those Easter baskets. My Easter eggs that I made.

The fiance and I decided that we wanted pizza at our wedding. If you don’t know already, I am OBSESSED with pizza. So we are going to once a week (or every other week) to try a new pizza place out in the search for the perfect pizza for our wedding. This weekend we did just that! We went to our first pizza place out of MANY to go! We also stopped at a bookstore, which is the home of Catsby (check him out on Instagram: catsby_the_bookshop_cat). He’s 14 years old and lives in the bookstore. HOW FREAKING COOL IS THAT?! I’m so jealous. I want to live in a bookstore!

Pizza: I rated it a 3 out of 5 and Andy rated it 4 out of 5. And there is Catsby! He’s so cute and soft!

And speaking of wedding, I got a lot of things done…kind of. I picked out the food that I want. I picked out the wedding colors. I bought a couple decorations and have an idea of other decorations that I want. I think we found the wedding venue. I picked out my save the dates (and possibly invites) and made the guest list. Save the dates will be mailed in a week or two!

“I’m getting meowied” 😛 Crazy Cat Lady over here! *waves*


Here are some random pictures of my sock game. It’s pretty strong. 😛 I have so many socks and they are all pretty crazy and cute. You guys should know that I LOVE socks. French Fries. Easter bunnies. Slytherin house. Pizza. Mermaids.

And here are some random pictures to end the post with.

The Fiance, our pup Dax, and I
Me and my pup Dax
Me and the fiance with our #RedNose
ColbyJack loves poop 😛

I still love swinging as much as I did when I was a kid. Albus Dumbledore. I’m doing a photo a day challenge on my my personal Instagram and Day 3 was “starts with A”.

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I hope you have a good day!


Hello April.

Hey, sadly I come to you guys with some sad news. I’m done blogging forever. It was a very difficult decision. I’ll truly miss you guys! 😦 I decided to sit in a corner for the rest of my life with my favorite books and a stack of pizza. It’s been so much fun blogging and getting to know you all, but I have to choose blogging or pizza. Pizza wins of course! Don’t take it personally, because you all are so great, BUT PIZZA THOUGH!




I would never quit blogging, but I mean pizza is amazing though. It forever has a “pizza my heart” 😛 but so does blogging and you guys!

I’m here to share my April TBR with you. I’m kind of against TBRs, but I ended up having one this month. I don’t know how accurate it will be throughout the month, because I kind of suck at sticking to them. We’ll see though. I am really excited about reading all of these books, so it should be fine. You can check out my March wrap up post over here. Here is my April TBR:


Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

I started Seveneves in March and I am dying to read it. I didn’t get that far into it, but it’s so good already. Here’s a little snippet from the description: “A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.” One of my friend’s read it and rated it 5 stars and she’s a VERY tough rater! She also told me about some of the things that happened, which made me really want to read it for myself. So I am a little spoiled with what happens in the middle of the book, but OMG what she told me was totally awesome! STOKED FOR THIS ONE!

I’ve seen amazing things about The Serpent King, so I am hoping that I love it. My track record with loving hyped books hasn’t been the greatest. I usually end up not liking them. I decided I would read it this month, because I told myself I wouldn’t buy any new books unless I planned to read them right away. I’m hoping to buddy read A Study in Charlotte with my bestie Tammy from The Art of Failing. We are both Sherlock Holmes fans. I pulled The Darkest Minds out of my TBR jar, so that’s a must. I’ve also been wanting to read it for YEARS, so it is finally happening! I want to try to do at least one TBR jar pick a month. I would love for it to be more, but definitely one a month.


The New Guy and Other Senior Year Distractions by Amy Spalding

I forgot to include this in my picture above, but I also still need to finish and review The New Guy, so I will be trying to do that this month as well. I was sent an ARC and it’ll be released next week. I definitely need (and want) to read and review it though, because I was kindly sent the ARC.

Have you read any of these books? What do you plan to read this month? Let me know and if you have any TBR posts link me, so I can check them out!

OH YEAH! Check out this cool new Harry Potter Funko I got! SORTING HAT!


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I hope your Friday is full of TRICKS! APRIL FOOLS! 😛 I hope you have a good day!