Down The TBR Hole #4

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Hey guys! I decided I would start doing Down The TBR Hole which was created by the lovely Lost In A Story. I can’t believe it’s already my fourth time doing this.  I have to say I’m enjoying this and loving all your comments. Please do keep them coming. I love hearing what you guys think of the books I’m keeping and getting rid of. I’m really like seeing my TBR list slowly go down week by week. Alright let’s dig into this week!

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

The fact that I  will be repeating this process every week means that I have to keep track of where I ended and where I’m going to continue. E.g. in week one I do book 1 – 5, in week two book 6 – 10, and so on, until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR. Continue reading “Down The TBR Hole #4”

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Book Review: Worlds Between My Teeth By Tim Meyer

Worlds Between My TeethWorlds Between My Teeth By Time Meyer

Genre: Horror, Short Stories
Pages: 307 pages
Published: June 10th 2016
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
My Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars

Plot: A dream you can’t wake up from. A cruel game you never wished you played. An enormous shadow living beneath your lake. An invasion of your world.

Worlds Between My Teeth collects TWELVE short stories designed to keep you up past midnight. Strap in. Tim Meyer, author of IN THE HOUSE OF MIRRORS and SUNFALL: SEASON ONE, grants you access to the portals in his mind. Welcome to his WORLDS…

TRACK LISTING: 1. The Dream Eaters 2. The Lemures 3. The Cherry Collectors 4. Worlds Between My Teeth 5. Gingerbread Death Machine 6. Under New Skies 7. The Ice King 8. Box Game 9. Armala’s Hunt 10. The Old Church 11. The Pumpkin Tree Giveth, The Pumpkin Tree Taketh Away 12. The Man Who Never Frowned

CONTAINS THE NOVELLA -The Organ Harvest: An October John Novella Continue reading “Book Review: Worlds Between My Teeth By Tim Meyer”

Down The TBR Hole #3

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Hey guys! It’s time for another Down The TBR Hole which was created by the lovely Lost In A Story. I’ve been having a lot of fun doing these. It has been proven to be a bit tough because I don’t want to get rid of any of them. I feel I’ve been doing well overall. I can’t wait to see what books I’ll be going through this week.

Here is how this works:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

The fact that I  will be repeating this process every week means that I have to keep track of where I ended and where I’m going to continue. E.g. in week one I do book 1 – 5, in week two book 6 – 10, and so on, until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR. Continue reading “Down The TBR Hole #3”

Book Review: The Lying Game By Ruth Ware

The Lying GameThe Lying Game By Ruth Ware

Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Thriller, Adult, Suspense
Pages: 370 pages
Published: July 25th 2017
Publisher: Gallery/ Scout Press
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Plot: On a cool June morning, a woman is walking her dog in the idyllic coastal village of Salten along a tidal estuary known as the Reach. Before she can stop him, the dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick, but to her horror, turns out to be something much more sinister…

The next morning, three women in and around London—Fatima, Thea, and Isabel—receive the text they had always hoped would NEVER come, from the fourth in their formerly inseparable clique, Kate, that says only, “I need you.”

The four girls were best friends at Salten, a second rate boarding school set near the cliffs of the English Channel. Each different in their own way, the four became inseparable and were notorious for playing the Lying Game, telling lies at every turn to both fellow boarders and faculty, with varying states of serious and flippant nature that were disturbing enough to ensure that everyone steered clear of them. The myriad and complicated rules of the game are strict: no lying to each other—ever. Bail on the lie when it becomes clear it is about to be found out. But their little game had consequences, and the girls were all expelled in their final year of school under mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of the school’s eccentric art teacher, Ambrose (who also happens to be Kate’s father).

Continue reading “Book Review: The Lying Game By Ruth Ware”

Update

Hey guys I just wanted to give you a quick update. I’ll be away starting today, August 21st until August 31. I will be out of the country on vacation. I won’t have a computer with me so I won’t really have time to check my blog. I just wanted to let you guys know so you don’t think I’m ignoring you. I will do my best to check when I have some down time. I just know I’ll be pretty busy for these next 2 weeks. I know I have a bunch of posts I was tagged in but I’ll make sure to do those when I get home. I’ll miss you guys and can’t wait to hear from you all when I come back!!

100 Posts

I am overjoyed by all the love and support you guys have been giving me lately. I have hit another milestone on my blog. Yesterday I hit 100 posts. If you told me that a year ago I wouldn’t have believed you. So I decided I would take the time to write a post about my blogging experience. Basically talk about my thoughts before I started my blog and my thoughts now that I’ve been blogging for over a year now. Let’s dive in! Continue reading “100 Posts”

Down the TBR List #2

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Hey guys! It’s time for another Down The TBR Hole which was created by the lovely Lost In A Story. I really enjoyed doing last week’s clean. I’m hoping this week’s will be as successful. It’s hard for me to get rid of these first 100 books because these are all books I own but some of them I’ve had for years now and probably need to let go of. Here is how it works:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

The fact that I  will be repeating this process every week means that I have to keep track of where I ended and where I’m going to continue. E.g. in week one I do book 1 – 5, in week two book 6 – 10, and so on, until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR.


The Books:

Guardians of the GalaxyGuardians of The Galaxy, Volume 1: Cosmic Avengers By Brian Michael Bendis

This is a comic so this is something I could finish within a couple of hours.

Judgement: Keep

 

 

 

The Cuckoo's CallingThe Cuckoo’s Calling By Robert Galbriath

This is another book that I have the first and second book. I feel because of that I don’t want to get rid of it. So I’ll give this a chance.

Judgment: Keep

 

 

 

17 Mr. Mercedes

Mr. Mercedes By Stephen King

Okay but do you see this cover?!?! I love it!

Judgement: Keep

 

 

 

 

P.S. I Love YouP.S. I Love You By Cecelia Ahern

This is a book I’ve really wanted to try. I want to watch the movie after I read the book.

Judgement: Keep

 

 

 

 

SybilSybil By Flora Rheta Schreiber

I saw the movie years ago in school and found it super interesting. I had to get the book to get more details about her.

Judgement: Keep

 

 

 

 

WickedWicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West By Gregory Maguire

I really love the play a lot. I thought I would wanna check out the play but I honestly think I’m going to pass.

Judgement: Go

 

 

 

CreepCreep By Jennifer Hillier

This book seems super interesting and seems like something I would really enjoy.

Judgement: Keep

 

 

 

 

DeliriumDelirium By Lauren Oliver

I was rereading the summary of this one and it doesn’t really interest me anymore.

Judgement: Go

 

 

 

 

The Girl With The Dragon TattooThe Girl with The Dragon Tattoo By Stieg Larsson

This is a series I’ve heard a lot of great things about. I wanna give it a chance still.

Judgement: Keep

 

 

 

 

If I StayIf I Stay By Gayle Forman

I really want to read a book by Gayle Forman. I’ve heard a lot about them. This one just doesn’t interest me.

Judgment: Go

 

 

 

 


This week I made so more progress. I got rid of 3 books which in total now has brought to have removed 7 books in total which I have to say is overall pretty good. If I can remove a couple from my TBR list every week then that’s fine with me. I do feel it’s been a bit tough picking which ones to get rid of. I also feel like I have to get rid of something every week just because but I know I don’t have to. It is nice seeing my list slowly shrink. Already can’t wait to see what books next week tackles!

Light Years Blog Tour

Hey guys I am so excited to announce I will be taking

Light Years

by Emily Ziff Griffin
Publisher: Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster
Release Date: September 5th 2017
Genre: Young Adult

Synopsis:
As a mysterious virus infects the world’s population, a girl embarks on a quest to find a cure in this thrilling debut from Emily Ziff Griffin.
Luisa is ready for her life to start. Five minutes ago. And she could be on her way, as her extraordinary coding skills have landed her a finalist spot for a fellowship sponsored by Thomas Bell, the world’s most brilliant and mercurial tech entrepreneur. Being chosen means funding, mentorship, and most importantly, freedom from her overbearing mother. Maybe Lu will even figure out how to control the rare condition that plagues her: whenever her emotions run high, her physical senses kick into overload, with waves of color, sound, taste, and touch flooding her body.
But Luisa’s life is thrust into chaos as a deadly virus sweeps across the globe, killing thousands and sending her father into quarantine. When Lu receives a cryptic message from someone who might hold the key to stopping the epidemic, she knows she must do something to save her family—and the world.
Suspenseful, lyrical, and thought-provoking, Light Years features a remarkable heroine on an intensely physical and emotional quest for hope and existential meaning.
Emily Ziff Griffin lives in LA where she writes, produces, teaches, daydreams, and mothers two young kids. When she was 25, she co-founded Cooper’s Town Productions with Philip Seymour Hoffman and produced the Academy Award-winning film, ‘Capote,’ along with Hoffman’s directorial debut ‘Jack Goes Boating,’ and John Slattery’s ‘God’s Pocket.’ She’s run three marathons, slowly, and holds a degree from Brown University in art-semiotics, the study of how images make meaning. She believes children are way more sophisticated than adults typically give them credit for and writes for the teenager who is ready to claim their own worldview and be grounded in their own power. ‘Light Years’ is her first novel. Find her at www.emilyziffgriffin.com.

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Arc Review: The Red Hunter By Lisa Unger

The Red HunterThe Red Hunter By Lisa Unger

Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Fiction
Pages: 359 pages
Published: April 25th 2017
Publisher: Touchstone
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Plot: Claudia Bishop’s perfect life fell apart when the aftermath of a brutal assault left her with a crumbling marriage, a newborn daughter, and a constant sense of anxiety about the world around her. Now, looking for a fresh start with a home restoration project and growing blog, Claudia takes on a crumbling old house–one that unbeknownst to her has an ugly history and may hide long buried secrets.

For Zoey Drake the defining moment of her childhood was the horrific murder of her parents. Years later, she has embraced the rage that fuels her. Training in the martial arts has made her strong and ready to face the demons from the past–and within.

Strangers to each other, and walking very different paths in the wake of trauma, these two women are on a collision course–because Zoey’s past nightmare and Claudia’s dreams for her future take place in the same house. As Zoey seeks justice, and Claudia seeks peace, both will confront the terrifying monsters at the door.
Continue reading “Arc Review: The Red Hunter By Lisa Unger”

Book Review: Scrappy Little Nobody By Anna Kendrick

29868610Scrappy Little Nobody By Anna Kendrick

Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography, Humor, Memoir
Pages: 275 pages
Published: November 15th 2017
Publisher: Touchstone Books
My Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

Plot: A collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect.

Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen starring in films like Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air, Twilight, and Into the Woods, Anna Kendrick was unusually small, weird, and “10 percent defiant.”

At the ripe age of thirteen, she had already resolved to “keep the crazy inside my head where it belonged. Forever. But here’s the thing about crazy: It. Wants. Out.” In Scrappy Little Nobody, she invites readers inside her brain, sharing extraordinary and charmingly ordinary stories with candor and winningly wry observations.

With her razor-sharp wit, Anna recounts the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture as only she can—from her unusual path to the performing arts (Vanilla Ice and baggy neon pants may have played a role) to her double life as a middle-school student who also starred on Broadway to her initial “dating experiments” (including only liking boys who didn’t like her back) to reviewing a binder full of butt doubles to her struggle to live like an adult woman instead of a perpetual “man-child.”

Enter Anna’s world and follow her rise from “scrappy little nobody” to somebody who dazzles on the stage, the screen, and now the page—with an electric, singular voice, at once familiar and surprising, sharp and sweet, funny and serious (well, not that serious).


My Review: So this book has been on my radar since I heard it was coming out. I knew this would be a book I listen to on audio book. My favorite thing about celebrity autobiographies is that it’s always read by them. I’m not a huge Anna Kendrick fan but I’ve always found her funny so I figured this would be something I enjoyed.

I really enjoyed getting to know Anna more. I didn’t realize her career started as early as it did. She did Broadway when she was younger. So I did end up finding out a lot of things I didn’t know about her. She would talk about the movies she’s been in and the people she’s worked with. I enjoyed her talking about Zac Efron and Chris Pine. She even had some mentions of George Clooney in there. I also found some of the stories pretty amusing. She did end up getting some laughs out of me.

I think my favorite part of this book was the energy she brought to the reading. I ended up enjoying it a lot more because she was very outgoing and energetic. She was having a good time and making jokes. There were times when I found myself zoning off because I always get like that with audiobooks but I was brought back into it by Anna’s voice.

Overall I felt like I got to know Anna a lot more. I didn’t know too much to begin with. It was very enjoyable because of how Anna went about reading it. She brought a lot of energy to the reading. I will be checking out more of her movies in the future. The only thing I wish I did was have the book in front of me so I would have paid attention more.


Have you guys read or listened to this book? I would love to get your thoughts on it.