April 29, 2016

{Bookish} Travel Buddies: A Court of Thorns and Roses (+ Flights of Fantasy April Linky)

{Bookish} Travel Buddies: A Court of Thorns and Roses (+ Flights of Fantasy April Linky)
I wanted to come up with a way to combine my love for books with my love for travel, and thus  {Bookish} Travel Buddies  was born. It's quite simple, really, as I'm pairing up characters from books I've loved + the places that I'd love to go visit with them. I've  hung out with th…

April 28, 2016

Six Impossible Things • Queen of Hearts

Six Impossible Things • Queen of Hearts
Queen of Hearts  is a recent book inspired by Alice in Wonderland that caught my eye with its snazzy cover and fun premise focused heavily on one character that I feared and found fascinating in the original: the Queen of Hearts. It is the story of Dinah, princess and future queen of Wonderland, who…

April 27, 2016

Like a Row of Dominoes • Where We Fall

Like a Row of Dominoes • Where We Fall
Where We Fall has four different characters: Abby (the coach’s wife who is suffering from depression), Ryan (the coach who wants to do right by his family and his team), Juliana (their daughter who is in love with a boy from the wrong side of the tracks) and Lauren (Abby’s ex-BFF and Ryan’s ex who …

April 26, 2016

What I Love About A Court of Thorns and Roses

What I Love About A Court of Thorns and Roses
It is very difficult to really discern what I loved so much about A Court of Thorns and Roses because I pretty much loved everything  about this tale. I was very interested in the setting, particularly when Feyre finds herself taken to Prythian. I was swept up in this tale of love and anguish, with…

April 25, 2016

A New Dawn • Rebel of the Sands

A New Dawn • Rebel of the Sands
I went into Rebel of the Sands with high hopes. And I’m pleased to report that it delivered! Every time I cracked open the novel to continue reading, I was immediately swept up in this story. Amani’s adventures held me spellbound from start to finish, and I finished feeling both satisfied and want…

April 24, 2016

The Sunday Mix (28)

The Sunday Mix (28)
Another Sunday, another line-up of links to share with you, my dear readers (even while I'm off in Paris on an adventure with my family)! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did, and find something that you can use for inspiration, encouragement or advice. If you've found any fascinating li…

April 22, 2016

Tunes & Tales: The Spirit Room

Tunes & Tales: The Spirit Room
I have a deep love for Michelle Branch, particularly her first album. I was obsessed with Everywhere when it was first released, and that was quickly followed by an obsession with every single song. (Fun fact: The first time I ever sang for a school assembly, I actually sang All You Wanted.) I rec…

April 21, 2016

A Matter of Perspective • Two Summers

A Matter of Perspective • Two Summers
I really like reading books set in places I love. Two Summers fits the bill perfectly, as it weaves together parallel timelines – one set in New York and one set in France. While this novel and I got off to a shaky start, it definitely recovered from that. By the time I had turned the very last pa…

April 20, 2016

Bonjour! Ciao! Hola!

Bonjour! Ciao! Hola!
In a matter of days, I shall be boarding a plane and embarking on an adventure that I’ve been waiting ages for: I’m finally going to be visiting Europe! Even though I (sadly) won’t be hitting up the UK (fun fact: London has been my dream travel destination for a long time now), I am still so freak…

April 18, 2016

Book BFF Roulette

Book BFF Roulette
Last year, I teamed up with my friends Rachel , Kelly & Hannah to bring you Book Boy Roulette , where we talked about some of our favorite boys from our favorite books. We had so much fun putting it together that we thought it’d be a great idea to do it again – only this time, we were going to ta…

April 15, 2016

{Bookish} Style Files: Jodi Meadows

{Bookish} Style Files: Jodi Meadows
One of my favorite authors and human beings in the whole entire universe is Jodi Meadows . I've been a big fan of hers since her debut novel Incarnate came out in 2012, and I've been a loyal reader of her books ever since then. This month marks the end of her second series with the release …

April 14, 2016

My Favorite Childhood Book

My Favorite Childhood Book
I was a voracious reader, even as a child, so trying to pick a favorite should be a difficult exercise in theory. But in the middle of the Laura Ingalls Wilder and Ann M. Martin, the Dr. Seuss and the Berenstein Bears, the fairy tales and the fables, there is really one book that stands out for me…

April 13, 2016

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years
Five years ago, I clicked publish on my very first blog post. I honestly had no clue what in the world I was doing, save for the basics of actually writing a post and sharing what I thought of the book I’d read. I started this blog to be able to find like-minded people to talk books with, and to s…

April 12, 2016

Abbreviations #22 | March Minis

Abbreviations #22 | March Minis
March was an interesting reading month for me, because I had so many stops and starts. I'd fly through books (most in a day) for a little while. And then, all of a sudden, I'd not feel like reading and would turn to TV for entertainment. Plus, I got sick somewhere in the middle of this mon…