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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Down the TBR Hole #33

Hey guys! It’s time for another Down the TBR Hole which was created by Lia @Lost In A Story! I added a couple of books to my TBR but not too many. This week won’t be the week I go under 600 but hopefully next week will. Let’s see what this week has in store.

  • 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 #33”

Book Review: Unraveling Oliver

Unraveling OliverUnraveling Oliver By Liz Nugent

Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
Pages: 272 pages
Published: August 22nd 2017
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Plot: I expected more of a reaction the first time I hit her.

Oliver Ryan, handsome, charismatic, and successful, has long been married to his devoted wife, Alice. Together they write and illustrate award-winning children’s books; their life together one of enviable privilege and ease—until, one evening after a delightful dinner, Oliver delivers a blow to Alice that renders her unconscious, and subsequently beats her into a coma.

In the aftermath of such an unthinkable event, as Alice hovers between life and death, the couple’s friends, neighbors, and acquaintances try to understand what could have driven Oliver to commit such a horrific act. As his story unfolds, layers are peeled away to reveal a life of shame, envy, deception, and masterful manipulation.

Continue reading “Book Review: Unraveling Oliver”

Waiting on Wednesday: In Her Skin

In Her SkinIn Her Skin By Kim Savaga

Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, Mystery
Pages: 304 pages
Release Date: March 27th 2018
Publisher: FSG

Plot: Sixteen-year-old con artist Jo Chastain is about to take on the biggest heist of her life: impersonating a missing girl. Life on the streets of Boston these past few years hasn’t been easy, and Jo is hoping to cash in on a little safety, a little security. She finds her opportunity in the Lovecrafts, a wealthy family with ties to the unsolved disappearance of Vivienne Weir, who vanished when she was nine.

When Jo takes on Vivi’s identity and stages the girl’s miraculous return, the Lovecrafts welcome her back with open arms. They give her everything she could want: love, money, and proximity to their intoxicating and unpredictable daughter, Temple. But nothing is as it seems in the Lovecraft household—and some secrets refuse to stay buried. As hidden crimes come to the surface, and lines of deception begin to blur, Jo must choose to either hold onto an illusion of safety, or escape the danger around her before it’s too late.


Why I Need This Book: The premise of this story sounds amazing. I really want to see how Jo pulls off pretending to Vivi. It just sounds like it’s going to keep me on the edge the whole time. Plus it’s been getting amazing ratings on goodreads so that just makes me more excited.


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 start it. What books are you looking forward to being released?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Spring TBR

Hey guys!!! It’s time again for another Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is books on my spring TBR. Last year I only read 4 of the books on my Spring TBR. I made this year focus on books I actually have in my possession and plan to read in the next couple of months. I am excited to share these books with you. Let’s dive in! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Spring TBR”

Down the TBR Hole #28

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

  • 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 #28”

Waiting on Wednesday: The Broken Girls

The Broken GirlsThe Broken Girls By Simone St. James

Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Thriller, Gothic
Pages: 336 pages
Release Date: March 20th 2018
Publisher: Berkley

Plot: Vermont, 1950. There’s a place for the girls whom no one wants–the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the too smart for their own good. It’s called Idlewild Hall. And in the small town where it’s located, there are rumors that the boarding school is haunted. Four roommates bond over their whispered fears, their budding friendship blossoming–until one of them mysteriously disappears. . . .

Vermont, 2014. As much as she’s tried, journalist Fiona Sheridan cannot stop revisiting the events surrounding her older sister’s death. Twenty years ago, her body was found lying in the overgrown fields near the ruins of Idlewild Hall. And though her sister’s boyfriend was tried and convicted of murder, Fiona can’t shake the suspicion that something was never right about the case.

When Fiona discovers that Idlewild Hall is being restored by an anonymous benefactor, she decides to write a story about it. But a shocking discovery during the renovations will link the loss of her sister to secrets that were meant to stay hidden in the past–and a voice that won’t be silenced. . . .


Why I Need This Book: I’ve had the arc of this book for a while. I have yet to read it. So far it’s been getting amazing reviews. I am so excited to start this book after my current read. It sounds different from the mysteries I usually read so I’m excited for it.


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 start it. What books are you looking forward to being released?

Netgalley Arcs I Need To Read #2

Hey guys! I decided to do another post about the number of arcs from Netgalley I need to read. Last time I did this the number was 7 arcs. Now the number has gone up to 10. I did end up reading a couple of the ones that were on the last. There are some I still need to get to. I also have a lot of new ones I requested. So I’m very excited to share with you my list! So let’s get to it. Continue reading “Netgalley Arcs I Need To Read #2”

Down The TBR Hole #27

Hey guys! It’s time for another Down the TBR Hole which was created by Lia @Lost In A Story! Wow I can’t believe I have almost done 30 of these and I still have such a long way to go. I have noticed I have been stricter on myself. I really want to get my TBR down. I also keep adding books to my list so I don’t forget them. When will this madness end! Alright let’s see what books I’m choosing to keep or get rid of.

  • 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 #27”

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”