Month: March 2017

Audiobook Blog Tour + Review: Timekeeper by Tara Sim

Posted March 30, 2017 by Madalyn / 12 Comments

Author: Tara Sim Narrator: Gary Furlong Length: 8h 50m Publisher: Forever Young Audiobooks Genre: YA Fantasy Release date: Feb. 14, 2017 Two o’clock was missing. In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely. It’s a truth that seventeen-year-old clock mechanic Danny Hart knows all too well; his father has been trapped in a Stopped town east of London for three years. Though Danny is a prodigy who can repair not only clockwork, but the very fabric of time, his fixation with staging a rescue is quickly becoming a concern to his superiors. And so they assign him to Enfield, a town where the tower seems to […]

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Waiting on Wednesday: Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Posted March 29, 2017 by Madalyn / 6 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday: Dear Martin by Nic Stone

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 am so, so looking forward to this book. I’m always here for YA that tackles tough topics like race relations in the US. The premise is super intriguing in and of itself, but Nic Stone is also local to me and seems like a wonderful human, so I definitely want to support her. Are you excited for Dear Martin? What book are you waiting on this week?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Can’t Believe I’ve Met (+ Some I’d Love to Meet)

Posted March 28, 2017 by Madalyn / 12 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is all about authors– ones we can’t believe we’ve met, as well as those we’d kill to meet. I’ve been fortunate enough to meet many of my favorite authors, but I’ve compiled a list of the ten author encounters I’ve fangirled over the most (complete with pictures and stories when those things exist). Onto the list! madalyn’s top ten Leigh Bardugo // I met Leigh at Decatur Book Festival 2014, a few months after Ruin and Rising came out. I would love to meet her again, though, because I am total Six of Crows trash and would love to discuss the duology with […]

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Madalyn’s Novel Rewind (11)

Posted March 25, 2017 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 This was the first week back from spring break, so it was basically just lots of adjusting to being back in class. We also had a choir concert this week, which went super well! Last Sunday, my favorite feminist bookstore hosted an event/book signing with Angie Thomas, moderated by Becky Albertalli, which was so lovely. There was some wonderful discussion, and I really enjoyed chatting with both the authors! Next week, I’m planning on going to Roshani Chokshi’s launch event for A CROWN OF WISHES, so stayed tuned for […]

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A Very Arc-ish Readathon TBR!

Posted March 23, 2017 by Madalyn / 9 Comments

I’m excited to participate in A Very Arc-ish Readathon, hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks.  This readathon runs throughout the month of April, and the only goal is to read as many ARCs as possible. Personally, I plan on using the readathon to catch up on my Netgalley e-ARCs. I’ve fallen behind on those recently, and as such, my feedback ratio is not so great at the moment. Without further ado, let’s get into the books on my TBR! madalyn’s tbr   Are you participating in this readathon? If so, what are you reading? Have you read any of the books on my TBR?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read in One Sitting

Posted March 21, 2017 by Madalyn / 12 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a “read in one sitting” theme, so today, I’ll be sharing with you my top ten books I’ve read in one sitting! I read books in one sitting quite often, especially contemporaries. They’re just so easy to fly through, and I love the closure that reading a book in a single sitting lends me. Also, I’ve noticed since I started college that the majority of my reading tends to be books I read in one sitting, because it’s somehow easier for me to set aside a couple hours on my days off to binge read a book (or two, or three) than to gradually read […]

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Mini Reviews: Contemporary Edition!

Posted March 20, 2017 by Madalyn / 14 Comments
Mini Reviews: Contemporary Edition!

Hey guys! So, for today’s post, I thought I’d switch it up and write a series of mini-reviews for some of the books I’ve read recently. I’ve read a decent amount of contemporaries lately that I don’t have a *ton* of things to say about, but that I still want to discuss with you guys! Without further ado, let’s talk about the books. This was such a pleasant surprise! Romance isn’t usually my genre of choice, but sometimes I get a craving for a romance novel, and this one didn’t disappoint. Quite frankly, my aversion to romance usually stems from the misogyny and heteronormativity that run rampant in that genre, so The King of Bourbon Street was super refreshing on […]

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Madalyn’s Novel Rewind (10) + Blog News

Posted March 18, 2017 by Madalyn / 10 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 *taps microphone* Is this thing on? Long time no talk, guys! I’ve been super busy over the past couple weeks. Last week, I was in Minneapolis for five days at the national conference of the American Choral Directors Association– ACDA is always my favorite week of every year, and this year was SO EPIC. I met some famous composers and conductors, went to some fascinating interest sessions, and heard countless fantastic choirs. I also got to hang out in a new city with my friends for a week, plus […]

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ARC Review: Noteworthy by Riley Redgate

Posted March 17, 2017 by Madalyn / 6 Comments
ARC Review: Noteworthy by Riley Redgate

 You know those occasional books you go into with a ~feeling~ about? Those books you just know you’re going to love, even before you’ve read a single page? Well, friends, Noteworthy was that book for me, and I am happy to report that it didn’t disappoint. In fact, it blew my (already-high) expectations out of the water! I mean, a bisexual MC + cross-dressing + a capella choir + boarding school setting?! Yeah, no wonder this was the book of my dreams. Obviously, being the choir nerd that I am, I adored the plot of Noteworthy immensely. Jordan Sun, a junior at the prestigious Kensington-Blaine Academy (an arts school), runs out of options when she isn’t cast in the school […]

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Waiting on Wednesday: 27 Hours by Tristina Wright

Posted March 15, 2017 by Madalyn / 15 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday: 27 Hours by Tristina Wright

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 Sci-fi isn’t usually my genre of choice, but I will definitely make an exception for this book! On Twitter, I’ve seen the author describe 27 Hours as “queer teens in space.” SIGN ME THE HECK UP. What book are you waiting on this week? Are you as excited for this one as I am?

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