Month: November 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Posted November 30, 2016 by Madalyn / 6 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

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 I fell deeply in love with Laini Taylor’s writing after reading her Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy. Her prose is so beautiful that it makes my heart ache. She’s just one of those authors who has a gift for putting into words feelings that I’d never for the life of me be able to articulate. At this point, Taylor has become an auto-buy author for me, but this story in particular sounds like one I’m going to love! […]

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Ten Diverse Books That Would Make Great Gifts

Posted November 29, 2016 by Christy / 4 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a holiday gift guide freebie, so we’ll be sharing some diverse books that would make great gifts! Christy’s Picks Madalyn’s Picks     (I couldn’t pick just five! I’ve read way, way too many excellent diverse books this year.) Have you read any of these? What diverse books will you be giving as gifts this year?

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This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston

Posted November 28, 2016 by Christy / 3 Comments
This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston

I have been dying for this book ever since I read the summary months ago.  We all know that I’m a sucker for a good thriller so it should come as no surprise that I snagged this book as soon as I could.  I had actually preordered it from Amazon but for some reason it was delayed and then when I got my November MyBookBox, it was the signed YA pick and I was so excited. I think my favorite aspect of this book was that it was narrated by our MC, Kate, as well as the one of the River Point Boys.  I think this added so much extra to the story. Kate was very easy for me to […]

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Madalyn’s Novel Rewind (4)

Posted November 26, 2016 by Madalyn / 8 Comments

Novel Rewind is our version of a weekly wrap up post.  The three of us will be alternating weeks. We will be linking up to Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post. Life Happenings For the first time in forever, it feels like my mental health is actually improving! Though I’m still reeling from the election, I’ve turned my helplessness into action– setting up monthly donations to important organizations like the ACLU and Planned Parenthood, making calls, writing emails, etc. I’ve had a relaxing week of reading, shopping, EATING, and spending time with loved ones. Now, though, I’m gearing up for finals and, of course, the time of year when every musician lives in a constant state of exhaustion: the holidays. *insert […]

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Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Posted November 25, 2016 by Madalyn / 8 Comments
Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

I was a bit hesitant going into Furthermore, because middle grade tends to be a bit hit or miss for me. I often feel like middle grade books are frequently too… smart for me. Like, a lot of the allegories and symbolism tend to go way over my head because I’m so caught up in the adventure element of the story. Or, conversely, other middle grade can sometimes feel lacking in substance. However, I fell head-over-heels for Tahereh Mafi’s gorgeous writing after reading her Shatter Me trilogy years ago, so I knew I had to give Furthermore a chance. Furthermore follows our main character, Alice Alexis Queensmeadow (what an amazing name, right?!), who is turning twelve years old. Alice and her […]

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Waiting on Wednesday: After the Fall

Posted November 23, 2016 by Christy / 2 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday: After the Fall

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. christy’s waiting on why i’m waiting Usually I tend to shy away from books that have obvious love triangles, but something about this book intrigues me.  I don’t know what it is but I’ll definitely pick this book up once it’s released! What book are you waiting on this week?

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It’s Tag Time: The Black Friday Book Tag

Posted November 23, 2016 by Erica / 3 Comments

Black Friday. Most people familiar with this day know that it’s full of sales, but it’s also full of long lines, huge crowds, and a lot of chaos. You either love it or hate it, but most Americans would agree that the infamous day after Thanksgiving marks the official start of the holiday shopping season. So what do bookworms do on Black Friday? My friend Erin from The Hardcover Lover and I thought about it, and we decided to take on the crazy day with a brand new book tag for you! Take a peek into the life of bookworms and what Black Friday means to them. Thanksgiving Day Football: There’s always a football games on Thanksgiving, and you always […]

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m Thankful For

Posted November 22, 2016 by Madalyn / 12 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a Thanksgiving freebie, so today, I’ll be sharing ten of the books I’m most thankful for with all of you! books madalyn is thankful for (in no particular order)   A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray // This book has had such a profound impact on my life as a reader, a feminist, and a person. I am endlessly thankful to Libba Bray for writing this story of my heart. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson // Um, of course I’m thankful for my all-time favorite book series! The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling // I mean, no explanation needed […]

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My Book Box Unboxing: October 2016

Posted November 21, 2016 by Christy / 0 Comments

Note: I am a rep for My Book Box and I received this box for free I’m super excited to share my unboxing of My Book Box with you!  This is the first subscription box that I have ever gotten and let me tell you, it was SERIOUSLY AMAZING!  As you know, there are quite a few subscription boxes out there so I thought I’d share some reasons why My Book Box stands out compared to the rest. What I Like About My Book Box  There’s TWO books included!! The fact that this box includes not one, but TWO books makes it completely unique from the others that I’ve seen.  I love the fact that I get to choose the […]

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Thoughts on Rereading | Tea Talk Thursday (2)

Posted November 17, 2016 by Madalyn / 11 Comments

Tea Talk Thursday is a semi-regular discussion feature on the blog, where Madalyn (your resident tea barista) recommends a tea she’s been loving recently and discusses whatever bookish thoughts are on her mind. the tea Recently, I’ve been feeling pretty anxious, so I’ve been trying to cut back on my caffeine intake by drinking more herbal and fruit teas (which are caffeine-free). I’ve been especially loving Just Add Honey’s Mint to Be blend. the talk Let’s talk about rereading! This is a topic that’s discussed fairly often in the blogging world, but I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. Since my mental health has been so dodgy this semester, I find myself seeking stability and comfort in the pages […]

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