Stacking the Shelves #17

Stacking the Shelves #17

It’s been a pretty blah week around these parts. Mike had his long off (8 days straight, happens once a month) this week and we spent a lot of time together. But I’ve also been in a terrible reading… not slump, but funk. I haven’t finished anything since I read Queen of Shadows. I’ve picked up and put down a handful of books and nothing has been working. But I did watch Vampire Academy – AGAIN – this week and […]

Posted September 19, 2015
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Book Review: This Side of Home

Book Review: This Side of Home

Wow wow wow. Why aren’t there more people talking about This Side of Home? Not only was the writing beautiful but this story is amazing and important for every kind of reader out there. In your next attempt to support diversity in YA, make sure you take a look at this contemporary! It is so, so good. This Side of Home follows Maya, a black girl from Portland who is dealing with her neighborhood’s gentrification, fighting for her school’s Black History Month’s […]

Posted September 18, 2015
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I Am Perfectly Fine With My Overflowing TBR

I Am Perfectly Fine With My Overflowing TBR

Is it just me or does it seem like every week there is a new post about trimming down your TBR? There seems to be a lot of focus on getting that number down, whether that simply means your Goodreads shelf, or if it means the actual unread books that you own. I feel like there’s a bit of shame involved in having an “uncontrollable” TBR, and I have, in the past, fallen victim to this feeling. Or, I’ve felt […]

Posted September 17, 2015
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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I HAD to Buy But Haven’t Read

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I HAD to Buy But Haven’t Read

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This week’s topic: Freebie! I struggled to figure out what list I was going to put together today, but I finally settled on one that would undoubtedly make my husband cringe: 10 books I just HAD to buy this year but haven’t yet read. This is embarrassing and you’re all going to get to see a glimpse of my shameful shame. 1. The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta. I bought this immediately […]

Posted September 15, 2015
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Book Review: Illuminae

Book Review: Illuminae

I read Illuminae over the course of a single day, staying up until 7am the next morning just so I could finish and find out how it all ends. I was not expecting this book, in any way. All I thought was the it had a cool concept and I love epistolary novels, so I would give it a shot. I don’t have any experience with Kristoff’s writing, as steampunk is not for me, but I read These Broken Stars […]

Posted September 14, 2015
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Stacking the Shelves #16

Stacking the Shelves #16

So this week was 9/11, and instead of moping around the house by myself, I decided to go out with Mike on his Amiibo hunt. He’s an avid collector of those goofy Nintendo figurines and I’m a big fan of the collective excited energy of waiting in line for something fun to release. So we made a day of it, doing an inordinate amount of shopping. He bought a ton of Amiibo and I bought a boatload of Funko Pops. […]

Posted September 12, 2015
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How Do You Use Your Ereader?

How Do You Use Your Ereader?

So today, someone I follow posted a question that got me thinking. Of course, “today” is early August, but that is the nature of being way, way ahead on discussions posts. Anyway, she asked if you use your e-reader for any specific purpose. for those of you who use an e-reader and paper copies of books, do you find that you use the e-reader for anything in specific? — hi im meagan (@mgnwrites) August 9, 2015 I know there are […]

Posted September 11, 2015
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