Bloggers’ Book Club: June – The Shock of the Fall.

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


The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer

“I decided each name on each spine was the person who the book had been written for, rather than who had written it. I decided everyone in the world had a book with their name on, and if I searched hard enough I’d eventually find mine.”

I don’t really have much to say about this book, to be honest. I didn’t really like it as much as I really hoped that I would. I think I had my hopes set way too high. I didn’t really like Matthew. I also thought this book was way too confusing and I didn’t like the writing style. I also hated that it kept switching back and forth to the point that you really didn’t know what was going on or at what point in time it was all happening. I constantly felt like I was missing out on something and I hated that feeling.

It wasn’t extremely horrible, but it wasn’t great at all. I will say, that it did have a lot of good quote worthy stuff. I also liked Nanny Noo, she was pretty cool. I didn’t like any other characters in the book. It was a huge disappointment, because it was my choice for the book club. 😦 I’m pretty sure that if anyone was going crazy in/with this book, it was me as the reader. Maybe that was the point of the way that it was written, who knows. I just didn’t really like it all that much.


“Some madness doesn’t act mad to begin with, sometimes it will knock politely at the door, and when you let it in, it’ll simply sit in the corner without a fuss – and grow.”

Description: While on vacation with their parents, Matthew Homes and his older brother sneak out in the middle of the night. Only Matthew comes home. Ten years later, Matthew tells us, he has found a way to bring his brother back…// What begins as a the story of a lost boy turns into the story of a brave man yearning to understand what happened that night, and in the years since, to himself and to this family. Unafraid to look at the shadows of our hearts, this rare and brilliant debut shows us the strength that is rooted in resilience and love.


“Writing about the past is a way of reliving it, a way of seeing it unfold all over again. We place memories on pieces of paper to know they will always exist.

So that this post isn’t a complete downer, here is a picture of my furbaby ColbyJack chillin on some wrapping paper. I had to use old Christmas wrapping paper to wrap a gift, lol. 😛


I hope everyone is having a great day! Bye!

Bloggers’ Book Club: April – Throne of Glass.

Hi 🙂 I hope every has been enjoying their weekend and any of the books that you are currently reading! I’ve mentioned this quite a few times, but I am in a book club over at Goodreads called Bloggers’ Book Club with some awesome bloggers. I decided to do small little posts that basically just show you guys the book and how I felt about the book. The book chosen for April was…


Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
3 out of 5 stars.

I was so excited that this book was chosen for the book club, because I had recently discovered it before I joined the book club and seen that so many people loved the book and the series. As you can see by my star rating…I didn’t love it. It took me almost all of April (I just finished today 4/26) to get half of the book read! I was just so bored and I didn’t want to read it. I ended up taking a break and reading something else. It took 250 pages of the book until I finally started to enjoy it. I flew threw the last half of the book this weekend! It just sucked that it took me so long to get into it…250 pages (the book is 404 pages), that’s crazy. I finally did though and I flew threw to the end. Celaena was a total badass and I loved her so much. Chaol and Dorian were also so great too. They were completely different, but they were both great characters and I especially loved Dorian.

Even though I didn’t like most of the book, I am glad I stuck through and finished it. I do plan to eventually read the entire series, because I did like the last of the book enough to want to see what happens next. It just took me so long to get into it as you can see and for that, I rated it 3 out of 5 stars. I am excited about the next group chat in the book club to discuss the rest of the book! If book clubs are your thing and you love chatting about books, then you should totally join the book club! The book for May hasn’t been chosen yet, but I am excited about all the choices! 🙂

**let’s pretend ColbyJack was going to give me a high five for finishing the book and not that he was actually getting ready to bop me. 😉

Goodreads Description: In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien. The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass–and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.

Here are some of my other recent posts in case you missed them and want to check them out!

I am off to catch up on some TV shows until the boyfriend gets home. I’ve been struggling trying to get this book read and binge watching The Office (thank you, Netflix!) that my DVR is now almost full! I hope you all have a great rest of the weekend! ❤

Bloggers’ Book Club: March – The Glass Arrow.

Hi 🙂

I know I have mentioned this a couple times in my blog already, but I am in a book club over at Goodreads called Bloggers’ Book Club. It was started by one of the book bloggers I follow on here and I am so excited to be apart of it. There are tons of bloggers (some I’ve met on here and some I haven’t yet) that are in the book club as well. Twice a month we are supposed to do group discussions/chats on the book and we did our first one and that was actually so much fun! I figured I would do small little blog posts about the books we read each month. Basically, just how I felt about the book and whether I liked it or not. I’ll try to keep from spoilers as much as I can in case you haven’t read the book yet or plan to ever read it. I set up a “category”, so you can find the posts easier if you are interested in reading them. There is a drop down menu on the right sidebar on my blog with it in there. The book that was chosen for March was….


The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons. 4 out of 5 stars.

I really enjoyed reading this book and it was good at keeping my attention. It was kind of a scary read, even though it wasn’t the scary/horror type of genre. It was scary, because it’s something that I could see happening in the world. There were also some things and views of some of the characters that you see every day in the world today. It really makes you think about society now and what it could possibly be like in the future. It was kind of realistic, to be honest; similar things like what was happening in the book could very well be happening in other places that we really don’t know about. I loved the main character Aya, she was such a badass. Some of the other characters were lovable too, especially Brax (he’s a wolf). You also have your annoying characters and the characters you want to knock some sense into! The entire story was so great and I really like how it ended, although I really wanted more. It ended perfectly, but there is still part of you that wants to know what happens to everyone afterward. Like what happens now? It was a great read though.

Here is the Goodreads description of the book: “The Handmaid’s Tale meets Blood Red Road in Glass Arrow, the story of Aya, who lives with a small group of women on the run from the men who hunt them, men who want to auction off breeding rights to the highest bidder. In a world where females are scarce and are hunted, then bought and sold at market for their breeding rights, 15-year old Aya has learned how to hide. With a ragtag bunch of other women and girls, she has successfully avoided capture and eked out a nomadic but free existence in the mountains. But when Aya’s luck runs out and she’s caught by a group of businessmen on a hunting expedition, fighting to survive takes on a whole new meaning.”

The moderators of the book club set up a Q&A with the author Kristen Simmons, so I am excited to see how she answers all of our questions!

Have you read The Glass Arrow? If so, what did you think about it?

A couple recent posts to check out in case you missed them:

  • Friday Finds – some of the books I added to my TBR list this week.
  • Day 14 here from the 30 day book challenge that I am doing. It’s about unfinished books.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! ❤