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Mean Girls Book Tag

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Mean Girls Book Tag

I was tagged in this almost a year ago by the lovely Kacie at A Bumble in Books (see her post here), and if you haven’t checked out her blog, I suggest you do so. I’m so sorry that I haven’t done this yet, but I’m doing it now. I’m also currently watching the movie to get myself in the mood for it, and let’s be honest here. Mean Girls is fantastic and hilarious.

{Story time: my roommate literally came running when she heard the movie playing through my door. “Are you watching Mean Girls?!”}

On to the tag!

“It’s pronounced like ‘Cady.’” – Which fictional characters’ names did you get completely wrong?

Basically everyone from And I Darken by Kiersten White. Ladislav Dragwlya, Mehmed. It’s not that I necessarily got their names wrong, but I don’t know how to pronounce their names in general. When I first read Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, I had no idea how to pronounce Carlisle. I vividly remember debating about the pronunciation with my friend in middle school. Read the rest of this entry »


Review: As You Wish by Cary Elwes

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As You Wish

You have breakfast, lunch, and dinner with your coworkers, and in the evening you gather together over coffee or a drink and rehash the highs and lows of the day while getting to know one another. It can be an intense, almost claustrophobic environment. But with the right group of people, and the right director, it can also be the adventure of a lifetime. And so it was with The Princess Bride.

When I was a young girl, I was first introduced to the movie The Princess Bride and then the novel however many years later. Regardless, both have now been a part of my life for years, and they are both very dear to my heart. You could say that I am essentially the perfect audience for this book. With that said, I’m heavily biased towards this beautiful, wonderful book. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Will Never Read

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created be gingerreadslainey on YouTube, but it is now managed by Thoughts on Tomes. The Goodreads group page can be found here.

I don’t know exactly how to go about this list. On one hand, I’m excited because there is a long list of books that I don’t plan on reading. On the other, I really don’t want people to be offended because I never plan on reading what could possibly be their favorite book, so please keep in mind that everyone has their own taste in what they like and do not like to read.

With that said, I would also like to put a disclaimer on this. I will probably never read these. Never say never. Let’s get to it!

Passion by Lauren Kate


At one point in my life, I owned this one. It’s the third book in the Fallen series, and I actually unhauled it. I have zero interest in continuing with the series because I can’t even remember what happened in the second book. Read the rest of this entry »

August 2016 Book Haul

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I’m back with what will probably be my last book haul for a while. I’ve been getting quite a few books lately, and now that I’m back at college, I’m going to take a step back from purchasing books when I have so much to read for my courses. (But I bet we all say that, so who knows.)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (The Illustrated Edition)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone illustrated edition

I have been itching to get this one for a while now. It’s absolutely gorgeous, and I cannot wait to reread the series in these editions. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Steps to Tackle a Reading Slump

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Like most readers out there, I detest the moments when I am not in the mood for reading. Funnily enough, I’m actually writing this post to avoid reading, but that’s more because the Olympic trials are on than that the book I’m reading isn’t grabbing my attention.

Reading slump

Personally, I don’t suffer generally from what the majority define as a reading slump. Actually, what normally happens is that I make excuses about how busy I get and that college is getting in the way of reading. Yeah, those are pretty pathetic reasons, but life happens. When I am truly not in the mood for reading though, I typically follow the advice that I will give you in a second. This post was inspired by the fact that someone asked me for advice for the slump that they were going through, and I thought that perhaps we could all gain something by me putting my thoughts on this topic to paper. Obviously, this is not the scientific method, so if these ideas don’t work for you, I’m sorry. Truthfully, while there are tips and tricks to getting out of slumps, they are a part of life, and they are completely okay. Read the rest of this entry »

Review: Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell

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Were I you… I’d not put my trust in stories. They tend to pass off lies as the truth and hide the truth in their lies.

Everybody who knows me or reads this blog knows that I have a passion for Peter Pan. (And if you don’t, welcome to the blog, my friend.) Anyway, this is a grand retelling of Peter Pan, and I ate it up greedily. I was completely sucked into the world, and I was not released until I finished the final page. It definitely satisfied my craving for some magic in Neverland.

So, a synopsis before we get into the meat of my review: Unhooked follows a girl by the name of Gwen. All her life, Gwen has been moved over and over again by her mother who believes that monsters are chasing after them. Gwen dismisses her mother’s worries, and after another move to a new location, Gwen and her best friend are kidnapped away to Neverland by those said monsters. From there, she struggles to hold on to her memories as Neverland calls her to forget, but what she wants is to find a way home. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite First Sentences

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created be gingerreadslainey on YouTube, but it is now managed by Thoughts on Tomes. The Goodreads group page can be found here.

Okay, can I just first say that I absolutely love this topic? The first sentence of a book is so important. It is your first exposure to the author’s writing in a novel, the characters, and the setting. I want it to pack a punch and peak my interest to make me want to keep reading—not that I’ve ever wanted to put down a book after reading the first line, but you know what I mean. While I was picking out these books, I actually went through and read the first sentence of every single book that I own that I have read, so this is actually completely accurate. I don’t think I have mentioned most of these books on my blog before, but incidentally, all of these books got a high rating from me. So, are you ready?

Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone

Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield

The night before Amelia Anne Richardson bled her life away on a parched dirt road outside of town, I bled out my dignity in the back of a pickup truck under a starpricked sky. Read the rest of this entry »