Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you so much Destiny for nominating me for this! I am so excited to be doing this again. I love answering these questions and picking questions to ask others. I am super excited for this. So let’s dive in!


TO ACCEPT THIS AWARD, I MUST:
  • Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog.

Destiny’s Questions

What was the first book you reviewed, and what star rating did you give it?

 

1 Eleanor & Park

So I honestly don’t remember the first book I ever reviewed. I’m sure I could go on goodreads and find that out. I decided to do the first book I ever reviewed on my blog. That is Eleanor and Park By Rainbow Rowell. You can find the review here.

Would you rather DNF a book, or give it a poor star rating?

I honestly rather DNF a book. I don’t like giving books poor ratings. It’s such a crappy feeling when I don’t like a book. I hate when it was something I was looking forward to.

Where do you primarily acquire your books from? (i.e. specific bookstore, library, Amazon, etc.)

I have to say I do usually order books from amazon. I will also go to Barnes and Nobles. I also really like walking to the library so I’ll go there as well.

Have you ever/would you ever name a pet after a bookish character?

I have never named my pet after a bookish character. I can see myself naming a pet after someone from a book though. I’m still not really sure who I’d name the pet after though.

Is there a song that makes you think of a specific book?

Gemina

When I first read this question I didn’t have an answer but the song from Gemina By Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff just popped into my head. I believe the song is from that one. It’s the oh yeah wanna lick your lollipop song.

What was the last book to make your mouth water with its food descriptions?

Destiny, I was just telling you that Anna and The French Kiss By Stephanie Perkins had me craving crepes. I was dying for one the other week. I still haven’t gotten one and now I want it again lol.

What was the last blog you followed? Give them a shout out!

I am so bad at this. I honestly don’t remember the last blog I followed. I am sorry 😦

Do you like BookTube? If so, who are your 5 favorite BookTubers?

Yes I do like BookTube. I do have a couple of favorite youtubers whose videos I try to watch when I go on.

Here they are:

  1. BooksandLala
  2. Emmmabooks
  3. Readbyzoe
  4. ChapterStackss
  5. Jadeyraereads

I think I’m going to do a post soon about my favorite youtubers. These are just a few of the people whose videos I try to watch when they upload. I do have others I really like as well. Plus I haven’t been watching as much lately.

Is there a bookish theme you refuse to read about, or a genre you won’t touch?

Um I don’t think so. I mean I’m willing to give everything a chance as long as it interests me. Sure there are some books I know I don’t want to read just cause I’m not into what they’re about.

Bookish candles: burn them or preserve them?

I currently own one bookish candle. I haven’t burned it yet. I feel I probably will once it gets colder out. I love burning candles.

What was the last book you hauled?

I ended up recently hauling The Last Time I Lied By Riley Sager and Somebody’s Daughter By David Bell. I went to their book signing event last Wednesday.


My Questions

  1. If you could meet any author who would you meet?
  2. What is the last book you regretted buying?
  3. If you had the chance to write a book with any author who would you pick?
  4. What book made a really big impact on you?
  5. Where is your favorite place to read?
  6. If you could turn any book into a movie, what book would you pick?
  7. Which bookish character do you look up to and why?
  8. If you could live the life as any character who would you pick and why?
  9. Would you ever get a bookish tattoo or do you already have one? What would you get?

You’re only allowed to read one more book and that’s it, what book do you pick?


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Thrillerathon Wrap-up

Hey guys! So I took part in Thrillerathon last week. It lasted from February 17th to February. Here you can read my TBR post for it. I just want to thank Harriet Rosie for being a great host. It was a lot of fun. I can’t wait for the next one! So let’s see how it went! Continue reading “Thrillerathon Wrap-up”

The Sunshine Award

the sunshine blogger award

Woot this is my second time being tagged in this but the first time I never actually did it. I decided I needed to change that. I am so thankful for Kristyn from The Bibliophile Empress for tagging me and also Darque from Darque Dreamer Reads for tagging me a couple months ago. I really appericate it so much. My blog has come a long way since I’ve started. I would like to continue this journey with you guys. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has in store.

For this nomination there are 4 rules to follow:

1.) Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you for the blog post and link back to their blog.

2.) Answer the 11 questions that the blogger asked you.

3.) Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 questions.

4.) List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or blog. Continue reading “The Sunshine Award”

Waiting On Wednesday: Still Me

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine which spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.


Still MeStill Me By Jo Jo Moyes

Genre: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 400 pages
Published: January 30th 2018
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books

Plot: Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She is thrown into the world of the superrich Gopniks: Leonard and his much younger second wife, Agnes, and a never-ending array of household staff and hangers-on. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her job and New York life within this privileged world.

Before she knows what’s happening, Lou is mixing in New York high society, where she meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past. In Still Me, as Lou tries to keep the two sides of her world together, she finds herself carrying secrets–not all her own–that cause a catastrophic change in her circumstances. And when matters come to a head, she has to ask herself Who is Louisa Clark? And how do you reconcile a heart that lives in two places?


Why I Need This Book: I overall enjoyed the first two books in this series. When I saw there was going to be third book I knew I was going to have to pick it up. I am anxious to see what this ones about.


Have any of you guys gotten a chance to read this early? I would love to hear your thoughts on it. I seriously can’t wait to get my hands on it.

Top 5 Wednesday

Hey guys! It’s time for another Top 5 Wednesday. It’s been a little while since I did one of these. I’m very excited for this week’s topic. I decided for this topic, I’m going to talk about books I’ve recently read and what made me decide to pick them up.

The topic is : Books You’ve Read Because of Booktube/Blogging/etc. –Discuss the books you’ve picked up because you’ve heard of them in the online book community or platform you use. Continue reading “Top 5 Wednesday”

August Wrap-Up

monthly-wrap-up

Hey guys!! I can’t believe it’s already September already. Time is seriously passing by that it’s time to post my wrap-up for August. I had planned to read a lot more books. I was hoping to read a couple while I was away but I ended up getting sick so I didn’t have the motivation to read. I did read this amazing comic which I should have a review up about tomorrow. So let’s dig in and see what I ended up reading! Continue reading “August Wrap-Up”

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”

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”

Down the TBR Hole #2

Hey guys! It’s time for another Down the TBR Hole which was created by Lia @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!

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”