Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Made Me Hungry

Posted October 17, 2017 by Madalyn / 5 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is “ten books that feature yummy foods,” so today I’ll be discussing books that have made me hungry and why! madalyn’s top ten eight Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid // Two words: cinnamon buns. I don’t even have particularly strong feelings towards cinnamon rolls, but dang, this book made me crave them. Heartless by Marissa Meyer // I expect this one will show up on a lot of people’s lists today, because it features ALL THE BAKED GOODS! I would kill to try Cath’s lemon tarts. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han // Another book with […]

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Non-Bookish: Fall-Themed Q&A!

Posted October 16, 2017 by Madalyn / 5 Comments

I recently saw this adorable fall-themed Q&A on Grace’s blog, and I immediately knew I had to do it! It’s not book-related, but who doesn’t love some good fall questions, right? This Q&A is hosted by The Blended Blog. questions Favorite fall sweet treat? This isn’t necessarily just a fall thing, but I love sweet potato desserts: specifically, sweet potato doughnuts from my favorite local donut shop. (Are sweet potato desserts just a Southern thing? IDK) Red, yellow, or green apples? Love both red and yellow! But, like, not those nasty Red Delicious apples. Give me a good Gala or Macintosh apple any day. Favorite fall sport to play? Umm… none of them? Does singing in choir count as a […]

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Weekly Novel Rewind (14)

Posted October 14, 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 Hey guys! Long time, no talk. I didn’t post a weekly rewind last week because I was exhausted from working five days in a row, and I’ve also been kinda slacking on posts the past couple weeks. But here I am! Anyway, this week was not the best– I got hit with the stomach flu from hell on Wednesday night, and I’ve pretty much been holed up in bed wanting to die ever since. I seriously can’t remember the last time I was this sick. The good news is, my nausea is finally gone and […]

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Fall Book Releases I’m NOT Going to Buy! | Anti-Haul (1)

Posted October 12, 2017 by Madalyn / 20 Comments

Hello everyone, and welcome to my first anti-haul– AKA, books I’m not gonna buy! If you aren’t familiar with the concept of an anti-haul, the basic idea is exactly what it sounds like: it’s the opposite of a haul, where you talk about things you DON’T plan on buying as opposed to those that you do buy. It’s a phenomenon that has recently taken off in the YouTube beauty community (I recommend watching Kimberly Clark’s anti-hauls, if you haven’t already!), and I love the way it combats consumerism. Anyway, I thought this might be a fun concept to bring into the bookish online community. Today, I’ll be sharing some recent or upcoming fall 2017 releases that I do not plan […]

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Quarterly Reading Wrap-Up: July-September 2017

Posted October 9, 2017 by Madalyn / 14 Comments

Three more months have passed us by, which means it’s time for another of my quarterly reading wrap-up posts! In this post, I’ll discuss all the books I read in July, August, and September, provide some reading statistics, and tell you all about my favorites and least favorites of this quarter. In case you missed them, be sure to go back and check out my quarter one wrap-up and quarter two wrap-up to see what I read in the first half of the year! Now, let’s talk about my past three months in reading! reading stats Total number of books read this quarter: 63 As you can see, I read pretty widely across genres this quarter, even though three genres […]

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Finally Fall Book Tag!

Posted October 5, 2017 by Madalyn / 8 Comments

Fall is the perfect season for reading, and I always love doing autumn-inspired book tags. So, I was immediately excited when I saw Alina @ Tall Tales created a new fall book tag– the Finally Fall Book Tag. Without further ado, let’s get into the questions! Book covers link to Goodreads. 1. In fall, the air is crisp and clear: name a book with a vivid setting. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent paints a hauntingly atmospheric picture of Iceland in the 1800’s– from the widespread poverty, to the religious fervor, to the brutal winters, to rural farm life. This book is incredibly bleak, yet still beautiful, and the setting perfectly reflects this dichotomy. 2. Nature is beautiful… but also dying: […]

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Waiting on Wednesday: Final Draft by Riley Redgate

Posted October 4, 2017 by Madalyn / 8 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday: Final Draft by Riley Redgate

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. madalyn’s waiting on… why i’m waiting  NEW RILEY REDGATE! If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably know that Noteworthy is my absolute favorite book of 2017 so far. I adore Riley Redgate’s writing, and how good does this book sound?! It’s a book about a writer. And about idolizing your mentors. Sign me up, man. (Plus, I love this cover!) What book are you waiting on this week?

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Review: Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton

Posted October 3, 2017 by Bee / 1 Comment
Review: Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton

So this is actually the first review I’m writing since I started my unplanned hiatus in all things bookish. It’s scary and I don’t want to disappoint. So for safety reasons, I’m going with a list. Because that’s always fun and it’s the easiest way to share my thoughts on this particular book. Because I’m very mixed, peoples. Very mixed, indeed. Parts of this book were SO excellent, other parts not so much. So let’s get on with the list, shall we? ♦ Adam’s voice is one of my favorite things of the book. It was so real and funny and it made me feel for him and care about him. He’s so precious and sad and he’s a typical […]

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Madalyn’s October TBR + Most-Anticipated Releases!

Posted October 2, 2017 by Madalyn / 12 Comments

Hi, friends! I don’t always do monthly TBR posts on the blog, but lately making TBRs has really helped me to focus my reading each month. I find that I read more when I have a set list of books I want to get to in a given period of time. So, without further ado, I bring you my TBR for the month of October! I also like to include my most-anticipated releases for the month in question in these TBR posts, so I’ll talk a little about those, too. madalyn’s tbr ARCs The November Girl comes out next month, so I will definitely be reading that one in October. Luckily, it sounds super atmospheric and perfect for fall. Nice […]

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Monthly Novel Rewind: September 2017 | Hello, autumn!

Posted September 30, 2017 by Madalyn / 2 Comments

Novel Rewind is our version of a wrap-up post, where we discuss what we read and what we’ve been up to during the past month, as well as what’s ahead in the coming month. new on the blog our most anticipated october release Madalyn: I am TOO excited for this next installment in my favorite currently ongoing series. Bee: It sounds fantaaaastic and looks so good and OMG I need it now. venturing around the blogosphere Check out these posts from other creators we loved this month! <3 Austine @ Novel Knight gives five tips for blogging as a full-time student Fadwa @ Word Wonders talks about the Muslim representation she wants to see in books Ella @ Of Wonderland […]

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