Usually around the middle of the year (i.e. now…) I start to get really lazy with my reading. 2017 was not a good year for me; every book I was excited about turned out to not be as great as I was anticipating (with a few exceptions) and I just found myself wanting to binge… Read More Reading Resolution: UPDATE!
This past week was strange… The news of Anthony Bourdain’s suicide really put me in a bad place mentally towards the end of the week. I am always sad to hear of the passing of a public figure but Anthony Bourdain’s shows and books have gotten me through a few tough times I’ve had personally.… Read More A Week in My Life: Week 3
I am always amazed at the ability that a book has to elicit an insane range of emotions from its reader. Shame, anger, bliss, annoyance, and so on. I used to read 100% Young Adult novels, and while I still mostly read them because of the nature of my job as a teen librarian, I… Read More Gut Punch Reads: Graphic Novel Edition
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books- HarperCollins Publication Date: January 16th, 2018 When twentieth-century tycoon, Albert Ellingham, opened a special school for hand-picked students in 1936, he dreamed of cultivating the future’s most creative thinkers. He never imaged that it would cost him his wife and young daughter, who were kidnapped later… Read More Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
I was scrolling through Goodreads today and saw a post by Emi, a reviewer who posted about reading challenges pulled from a jar. Basically, you write a bunch of prompts on a sheet of paper, put them in a jar, and pull one out a time when you need reading inspo. I thought I’d borrow… Read More 2018 Reading Resolutions
I don’t know about you, but I love quizzes and reading other people’s answers to them, too. I’ve been seeing this particular quiz circulate a lot on Facebook and decided to post it here, along with a TBR pile update! Forty Odd Things about Me: 1. Do you like blue cheese? ABSOLUTELY 2. Do you… Read More 40 Random Facts about Me & TBR Update
Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Publication Date: March 28th, 2017 In a world where only the elite Luminate society holds the power of magic in their hands, Anna Arden finds herself on the outskirts of the society where she should belong. Born without powers to a magical family,… Read More ARC Review: Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves