January 31, 2016

January 2016 (+ Flights of Fantasy January Linky)

January 2016 (+ Flights of Fantasy January Linky)
January has been surprisingly busy, considering I normally hibernate during the winter months. I've gotten to spend some quality time with some of my best friends, whether it's at their places or at our apartment. I've played games, watched television and read a few books. And last wee…

January 29, 2016

Bon Voyage: 3 Questions with Alexandra Bracken

Bon Voyage: 3 Questions with Alexandra Bracken
I'm so excited to be dedicating an entire week on the blog to celebrate the fabulous novel  Passenger  by  Alexandra Bracken . It's a time travel novel like nothing I've ever read before, written with Alex's fabulous storytelling skills, and I'm head over heels in love with it!  Rac…

January 28, 2016

Bon Voyage: Time Travel Book Recs

Bon Voyage: Time Travel Book Recs
I'm so excited to be dedicating an entire week on the blog to celebrate the fabulous novel  Passenger  by  Alexandra Bracken . It's a time travel novel like nothing I've ever read before, written with Alex's fabulous storytelling skills, and I'm head over heels in love with it!  Rac…

January 27, 2016

Bon Voyage: Dreaming of Damascus

Bon Voyage: Dreaming of Damascus
I'm so excited to be dedicating an entire week on the blog to celebrate the fabulous novel  Passenger  by  Alexandra Bracken . It's a time travel novel like nothing I've ever read before, written with Alex's fabulous storytelling skills, and I'm head over heels in love with it!  Rac…

January 26, 2016

Bon Voyage: In All of Time & Space, Where Would You Go?

Bon Voyage: In All of Time & Space, Where Would You Go?
I'm so excited to be dedicating an entire week on the blog to celebrate the fabulous novel Passenger by Alexandra Bracken . It's a time travel novel like nothing I've ever read before, written with Alex's fabulous storytelling skills, and I'm head over heels in love with it! Rac…

January 25, 2016

Travel Through Time • Passenger

Travel Through Time • Passenger
I loved Passenger a whole lot, a fact that most of you may be well aware of now since I've mentioned it more than a few times on social media. But I'm struggling to figure out just where to begin talking about it, because so many parts of this story are fighting to be the center of my atte…

January 24, 2016

The Sunday Mix (23)

The Sunday Mix (23)
As I type this in the wee hours of Saturday morning, the snow is beginning to fall outside, the beginnings of the snowstorm that is supposed to hit us this weekend. It's nice and cozy here at home, and I'm comfortably nested among my pillows with a cup of tea on the table by my side. It…

January 23, 2016

3 Lessons From Just One Day

3 Lessons From Just One Day
Gayle Forman is one of my favorite contemporary authors, and I've read almost everything she's written (with the marked exception of I Was Here , which I intend to get to this year). Each novel has taught me something different, or offered me a fresh perspective.  Sisters in Sanity reminds us…

January 22, 2016

Tunes & Tales: 25

Tunes & Tales: 25
My first introduction to Adele was via my cousin Clarissa, who was obsessed with the album 19. Back when I lived with her family, we would listen to 19 on a lot of our car rides together. I really loved the unique tone of her voice, and her songs were a welcome addition to my playlist. Flash forwa…

January 21, 2016

Disney Princess Book Tag

Disney Princess Book Tag
This is one of those rare situations where I did not actually get tagged for one of these, but I couldn't help myself and had  to do it after seeing it surface a couple of times in my reader. The combination of Disney Princesses and  books was entirely irresistible. The Disney Princess Tag was o…

January 20, 2016

Us Against the World • Heart's Blood

Us Against the World • Heart's Blood
I sincerely doubt I will ever be able to do a Marillier novel justice whenever I write a review. She is simply in possession of this magical ability to weave words together in an incredible way, and I am so in awe of her writing talent. This is the fourth novel of hers that I've read so far, a…

January 19, 2016

No One Like Her • The Good Sister + Instructions for the End of the World

No One Like Her • The Good Sister + Instructions for the End of the World
The Good Sister  by Jamie Kain Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin Publication Date: October 7, 2014 (pb: December 8, 2015) Source: Paperback received from the publisher (Thanks!) I almost always want to read a novel when I hear that it features sisters. It's interesting to see how different author…

January 18, 2016

The Radiant Road Blog Tour: Katherine Catmull's Writing Inspirations

The Radiant Road Blog Tour: Katherine Catmull's Writing Inspirations
When I first heard about The Radiant Road , the fact that it was set in Ireland  immediately interested me. Add to that the mysterious, whimsical sounding nature of the plot, and I was sold! I'm still reading the book at the moment (and it's good!), but I'm extremely honored to be a part…