Month: February 2018

Weekly Novel Rewind (24)

Posted February 10, 2018 by Madalyn / 12 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 Saturday! I hope you all had great weeks. I don’t have too many exciting things to report– my life has finally settled into a relatively calm routine– but one notable thing did happen this week! My two best friends and I bought tickets to see Harry Potter & the Cursed Child on Broadway this summer! We were able to score a pretty good deal on our tickets, and the date of the performance we’re attending means that we’ll be in New York City on the 4th of July, which I’m sure will be tons […]

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ARC Review: American Panda by Gloria Chao

Posted February 8, 2018 by Madalyn / 2 Comments
ARC Review: American Panda by Gloria Chao

American Panda made tons of people’s lists of most-anticipated 2018 book releases, and with good reason. Though this wasn’t my perfect contemporary, it was a solid middle-of-the-road read for me, and I think so many readers will be able to see themselves in the pages of this book.  The thing that stands out most to me about American Panda is how clear it is that this story came straight from Gloria Chao’s heart. You can just feel it in every word she writes. This is a huge reason I enjoy reading #ownvoices books so much, and this one was no exception. Our main character, Mei, is Taiwanese-American, and though I can’t speak directly to the quality of the representation as […]

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Have Been on My TBR the Longest

Posted February 6, 2018 by Madalyn / 12 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and currently hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is the top ten books that have been on our TBR for the longest amount of time, yet we still haven’t read. I tend to compulsively delete books from my TBR and unhaul them as my reading tastes change, but I do still have quite a few that have been sitting on my “want to read” shelf on Goodreads for years. madalyn’s list (Covers link to Goodreads) An Age of License by Lucy Knisley // I’ve had this travel-themed graphic novel on my Goodreads TBR forever, yet I still don’t even own a copy. I […]

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Monthly Novel Rewind: January 2018 | A successful start to the year

Posted February 2, 2018 by Madalyn / 12 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 february release Madalyn: I am SO SO excited for this 2018 debut. I’ve been gravitating toward adult literary fiction (specifically books from that genre by and/or about marginalized people) a lot recently, and I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. Bee: Because You’ll Never Meet Me and Nowhere Near You are two of my favorite books ever so I NEED this book! venturing around the blogosphere Check out these posts from other creators we loved this […]

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