Monthly TBR: December 2018

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Happy December! I know I’m a little late, but it’s a new month,
which means a new “To-Be-Read” pile. 

I’m joining a readalong and a readingathon this month, so my December TBR is filled with some holiday reads and a few more books that I cannot wait to read/reread.

GOODREADS LINKS:

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What books are listed on your December TBR?

Happy Reading!

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Monthly TBR: November 2018

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Happy November! It’s a new month, which means a new “To-Be-Read” pile. 

November is an emotional month for me, so I decided to stick to reading a few of my favorite books to help ease some of that sadness. I have already read all of these books, but sometimes you just need to go back to reading a book that you know is good and will help you cope with hard times.

GOODREADS LINKS:

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What books are listed on your November TBR?

Happy Reading!

Monthly TBR: October 2018

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Happy October! It’s a new month, which means a new “To-Be-Read” pile. 

This month, I decided to keep my TBR simple and FINALLY finish reading The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater. I have already read the first two books as ARCs a looong time ago, so I thought it would be a good idea to start from the beginning as a refresher. I cannot wait to dive back into this series and finally see what happens in the end….EEEKKKK!

GOODREADS LINKS:

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What books are listed on your October TBR?

Happy Reading!

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved During My First Year of Blogging

HOSTED by The Broke and the Bookish


This week’s topic is…

Ten Books I Loved During The First Year I Started My Blog

(CLICK ON THE BOOK COVER TO BE LINKED TO MY REVIEW OR ITS GOODREADS’ PAGE)

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I have been blogging for a year and nine months, and during my first year of blogging I read some amazing books. What are some books that you enjoyed your first year of blogging or reviewing books?

 

The Blogger Aesthetic Award

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The Blogger Aesthetic Award was created by Liam @ Hey Ashers! Be sure to check out his original post about the award hereI was nominated and tagged by Kirsty at Kirsty’s Book Reviews. Thank you, Kirsty!

THE RULES:

  • Collect any number of images that you feel represent you as a person—your personality, aspirations, favorite things, anything at all that makes you you.
  • Put your chosen images together into a collage of whatever size and shape you find pleasing.
  • Share your masterpiece with everyone, in all the places.
  • Maybe nominate other bloggers as a way to tell them, “Hey, you, I think you’re awesome, and we should celebrate that awesomeness.”
  • Share these rules (and maybe the below tips, if you’re feeling helpful).

TIPS:

  • Find inspiration by spending (minimum) three hours scrolling through aesthetic Tumblr posts relevant to you.
  • Two great places to hunt for pictures are Pinterest and WeHeartIt. Pinterest requires an account; WeHeartIt does not.
  • PicMonkey’s collage editor is free to use and doesn’t require an account, heck yes. YouTube has plenty of tutorials on how to use it; I watched this one (which begins with tips on how to find decent photos).

I don’t know if this is breaking the rules, but below is a mash-up of my own pictures that I gathered to express my aesthetic. 

I like to think that this collage aesthetic is me in a nutshell. As you can see I’m a mix of donuts, books, witchiness, Funko Pops, fandom candles, NKY/Cincy sunsets, more books, feminism, coffee love, cemetery visits, cute shoes, books and more books, awesome mugs, organization, tote bag hoarder, fantasy lover, Jane Eyre fanatic, and my furbaby–Josephine the poodle. 

I tag:

Kayla
Laura
Sydney
Rendz
Lia
And anyone who would love to participate! 

The Entertainer Blogger Award

 

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A big thank you to Zainab at https://abibliophilesobsession.wordpress.com/ and Ronyell at rabbitearsbookblog.blogspot.com for tagging me and the nomination!!! 

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Add these rules to your post.
  • Answer all the questions below.
  • Display the award picture in your post.
  • Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring, and most important of all ENTERTAINING!

The Questions:

Q1. Why did you start a blog in the first place?

In 2011, I started this blog to talk about books and my geocaching adventures. However, at the beginning of this year, I revamped my site and dedicated my blog to anything and everything book related.  

Q2. What is your favorite book?

Well, I have a few…Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Trilogy, Marie Rutkoski’s The Winner’s Trilogy, and Uprooted by Naomi Novik.

Q3. What do you dislike the most?

In the book community, I would have to say people/readers that do not treat authors as real people. 

Q4. What is your favorite food item from the mall?

Warm pretzels. 

Q5. What is your favorite pastime?

Hmmm…other than reading and blogging, I love playing with my dog, writing, and binge watching amazing shows.

Nominations: 

Brittany at Ginger Night Owl

Adri the Bookworm

Megan at BookSlayerReads

Suzanne at The Bookish Libra

Mariam and Ashley at Flying Through Fiction

Alex at The Shadow Girl’s Blog

Alicia at A Kernel of Nonsense

Beth at Hello Beautiful Book Blog

Caitlin and Cynthia at Shelfie Podcast

Madeline at The SFF Bookshelf

Unpopular Opinions: Twitterless Edition

In the last few days, people have been tweeting this picture for “likes” and in response posting their “unpopular” opinions. Instead of tweeting the image, I decided to just do my own list of Unpopular Opinions that I have. 

  1. I love making lists: to-do lists, checklists, pros and cons, ALL THE LISTS!
  2. I think eating pork is disgusting, and that includes you, bacon! 
  3. John Green books are always a DNF for me.
  4. I’m an English major who loves math. 
  5. If I ever get married, I’m not changing my last name. 
  6. I’m not a fan of audio books. 
  7. I think the show Modern Family is overrated. 
  8. Having Shailene Woodley play Tris in the Divergent movies was the worst movie mistake ever made. 
  9. I don’t get the over-hyped love for Jane Austen and her books. 
  10. I love washing clothes. 
  11. Avocados and raisins are gross.
  12. Words like “moist” don’t bother me. 
  13. I hate reality TV shows. 
  14. I’d rather go to historical/literary landmarks than the beach for vacation.
  15. I enjoy sending out cards and letters through snail mail.