Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books With Bisexual Main Characters

Posted September 26, 2017 by Madalyn / 2 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is “ten books that feature characters ‘x’,” so I decided, in honor of Bi Visibility Month (which is this month!), to go with ten books that feature main characters who identify as bisexual. I did some similar posts as part of the Pride Month feature we did back in June, but I’ve never done a list of specifically bisexual main characters. And, since that’s how I personally identify, I thought it was much-needed. Without further ado, let’s get into the list! madalyn’s top ten * denotes #ownvoices representation of bisexuality Far From You by Tess Sharpe* // This is one of the first […]

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Weekly Novel Rewind (13)

Posted September 23, 2017 by Madalyn / 8 Comments

Novel Rewind is our version of a weekly wrap-up post. We will be linking up to Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post. Life Updates Happy weekend, friends! This has been an odd week on my end. I’ve been dealing with lots of insomnia this week, and lack of sleep is not a good look for me. For me, sleep issues usually signal an upcoming downturn in my mental health. I kind of feel like I’m at the beginning of a depressive episode, but hopefully I can take this weekend to reset and do some self care so that I get back to myself again. Onto happier things from this week: my university hosted our annual high school choral day, […]

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What To Do When You’ve Lost Your Mojo

Posted September 22, 2017 by Bee / 1 Comment

What To Do When You’ve Lost Your Bookish Mojo? (Run? No, absolutely not, sir. You may cry.) That’s a mighty big question, isn’t it? I think it is, at least. Also a tough one to answer. I’m not even sure if I have an answer myself even though that’s what you might think why I’m making this post. Hahahaha oh poor you. I don’t know anything about anything. But since I’ve been sitting in the biggest slumps there will ever slump, I will share with you what I did. What did my slump involve? I had no energy nor did I care to do anything bookish. That included blogging, reading, writing,… anything. I just didn’t care. Now I do and […]

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Blog Tour: HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA by Kerri Maniscalco | Review, Favorite Quotes + Giveaway!

Posted September 21, 2017 by Madalyn / 7 Comments
Blog Tour: HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA by Kerri Maniscalco | Review, Favorite Quotes + Giveaway!

Hi, everyone! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Hunting Prince Dracula. I am so excited to briefly share my thoughts about the book, as well as share some of my favorite quotes! Stick around til the end of this post for an awesome giveaway of both Stalking Jack the Ripper and Hunting Prince Dracula! my thoughts I’ll keep this brief, because I don’t want to give spoilers for either of the books in this series. That being said, I adored this sequel even more than I enjoyed Stalking Jack the Ripper! The Romanian, creepy castle setting was so atmospheric, and I love how it played on some of the tropes often found in Gothic novels written during […]

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody

Posted September 20, 2017 by Bee / 2 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday: The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s a feature where we show off one of our most anticipated reads of the year. Where we tend to add more books to your never-ending TBR. Bee’s waiting on… why i’m waiting Shamefully, I haven’t read any book by this author yet but I hope to soon! This one sounds amazing so maybe this will turn out to be the first one! Are you excited for The Chaos of Standing Still? What book are you waiting on this week? Save

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Top Ten Tuesday: Madalyn’s Fall TBR

Posted September 19, 2017 by Madalyn / 16 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is the top ten books on our fall TBR. Fall and winter are my favorite seasons, and as a mood reader, my reading tastes during these seasons tend to lean towards more introspective books, as well as books with intricate worlds and atmospheric settings. I’ve divided my list into a couple different categories. Also, as per usual, my list is probably going to include more than ten books, because that’s just who I am as a person. madalyn’s fall tbr ARCs All three of these come out in either October or November, and I’m so excited to read each of them! They all […]

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ARC Review: Everything Must Go by Jenny Fran Davis

Posted September 18, 2017 by Madalyn / 4 Comments
ARC Review: Everything Must Go by Jenny Fran Davis

 Thanks so much to St. Martin’s Press for providing me with an e-ARC of this book! Everything Must Go was certainly not the book I expected, from start to finish. However, the book I actually got was a bit of a hidden gem. This book was smart, funny, and feminist. It’s definitely one of the more *~intelligent~* YA contemporaries I’ve read recently, but the writing never took itself too seriously or came off as pretentious. This is a story about making mistakes and somehow finding yourself along the way. One thing I adored about Everything Must Go was the format. The story is told through a collection of documents, from letters, to emails, to journal entries, to blog posts. (Side note: […]

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Weekly Novel Rewind (12)

Posted September 16, 2017 by Madalyn / 11 Comments

Novel Rewind is our version of a weekly wrap-up post. We will be linking up to Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post. Life Updates I’m sorry the blog has been so quiet this week! The week got off to a weird start, both because of Hurricane Irma and because I was still in a sort-of reading slump… neither of which was very conducive to blogging, haha. Luckily, though, both of those things are gone now! I was super lucky not to feel any of the negative effects of the storm, aside from a lot of wind and rain. My parents (who evacuated from their house in Florida) and I all went to stay with my stepbrother and his wife, […]

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Blog Tour: SPEAK EASY, SPEAK LOVE by McKelle George | Review, Favorite Quotes, + Giveaway!

Posted September 14, 2017 by Madalyn / 11 Comments
Blog Tour: SPEAK EASY, SPEAK LOVE by McKelle George | Review, Favorite Quotes, + Giveaway!

Hello and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Speak Easy, Speak Love! This was one of my most highly-anticipated fall 2017 releases (and one of my most-anticipated debuts of the year), and I’m so happy to be a part of this tour. Read on for my full thoughts, some favorite quotes, and a giveaway! review Oh my goodness, what a refreshingly unique book! Speak Easy, Speak Love had so many of my favorite things going for it– 1920’s New York setting, Shakespeare retelling, hate-to-love romance, a lovable cast of characters– and I’m so happy to say that it delivered on all its promise. Like I mentioned above, this book is a retelling of Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado […]

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Weekly Novel Rewind (11)

Posted September 9, 2017 by Madalyn / 13 Comments

Novel Rewind is our version of a weekly wrap-up post. We will be linking up to Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post. Life Updates I hope everyone had a lovely and relaxing long weekend! I had the best time in Orlando at BookNet Fest– my wrap up for that went up earlier this week, if you wanna check out what I got up to there! School- and life-wise, this was a quiet week, for the most part. It’s looking more and more like Hurricane Irma might hit my city, so I’m keeping an eye on that going into the weekend. I’ll probably go wait out the storm at my brother’s house in the suburbs instead of staying in my […]

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