12 Days of Blogmas – Day Seven: Top 7 Books You Want To Read In 2018 (that were released before 2018)

12 Days of Blogmas – Day Seven: Top 7 Books You Want To Read In 2018 (that were released before 2018)

We have arrived at day seven of Blogmas! Christmas is getting closer and closer every day! Thank you Swetlana @ The Caffeinated Bookworm Life, for sharing the 12 Days of Blogmas book event! The idea is to post every other day between December 2nd and December 24, so that you can have fun with some Christmas book posts and look back on what you read in 2017. I am on Day Seven: Top 7 Books You Want To Read In 2018 (that were released before 2018). This was a tough one; narrowing down my list to seven was a challenge. But here it is! Continue reading “12 Days of Blogmas – Day Seven: Top 7 Books You Want To Read In 2018 (that were released before 2018)”

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12 Days of Blogmas – Day Three: Top 3 YA Debuts

12 Days of Blogmas – Day Three: Top 3 YA Debuts

Hey it’s day three of Blogmas! Thank you Swetlana @ The Caffeinated Bookworm Life, for sharing the 12 Days of Blogmas book event! The idea is to post every other day between December 2nd and December 24, so that you can have fun with some Christmas book posts and look back on what you read in 2017. I am on Day Three: Top 3 Young Adult Debuts. I highly recommend the following books to all of you wonderful readers.

The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman is a prequel to the His Dark Materials series, with Lyra just being a baby in the new book. This new series focuses on a young boy named Malcolm, Continue reading “12 Days of Blogmas – Day Three: Top 3 YA Debuts”

12 Days of Blogmas – Day Two: 2 Returning Favorites

12 Days of Blogmas – Day Two: 2 Returning Favorites

Welcome to day two of Blogmas! Thank you Swetlana @ The Caffeinated Bookworm Life, for sharing the 12 Days of Blogmas book event! The idea is to post every other day between December 2nd and December 24, so that you can have fun with some Christmas book posts and look back on what you read in 2017. I am on Day Two: 2 Returning Favorites. And here they are! Enjoy.

First returning favorite: Harry Potter

I am finally rereading the HP series! I have been meaning to do this for years but other new books always popped up in the way. Continue reading “12 Days of Blogmas – Day Two: 2 Returning Favorites”

12 Days of Blogmas – Day One: A Love Letter to Your Favorite Book of the Year

12 Days of Blogmas – Day One: A Love Letter to Your Favorite Book of the Year

Happy 12 Days of BLOGMAS! And happy December!

To start with, thank you Swetlana @ The Caffeinated Bookworm Life, for sharing the 12 Days of Blogmas book event! The idea is to post every other day between December 2nd and December 24th, so that you can have fun with some Christmas book posts and look back on the books you read in 2017. I am very excited to get started with Day One: A Love Letter to Your Favorite Book of the Year. And without further delay…

My dearest Lunar Chronicles,
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Nonfiction suggestions

One of my reading goals this year is to read more nonfiction and I have abysmally failed so far. I need suggestions! I am interested in women in history, feminism, memoirs, current events, writing, food, travel.

I have read a handful of memoirs and some feminist essays but I am always caught up in fiction so nonfiction gets pushed to the side.

Also, does Stan Lee have a memoir because I would read the sh*t out of that.

I welcome any and all recommendations! Thank you in advance for your wonderful suggestions.

tina

T5W – Fictional Jobs You’d Want to Have

T5W – Fictional Jobs You’d Want to Have

Happy Wednesday!

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme that was originally created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and is now hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. To find out more about this booktastic topic, visit the Goodreads group here!

This week’s topic is “Fictional jobs you’d want to have“.

I had to think about this one for a while and even though I would be in no way equipped or talented enough for any of these jobs, a girl can dream.

  1. Literary Detective from The Eyre Affair – they give to actually jump into books and meet the characters! Hell yeah.
  2. The Doctor’s companion – that’s a job right? A very dangerous job but maybe I’d be the one that lives happily ever after, without getting trapped in an alternate universe or getting sent back in time.
  3. S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent – another dangerous job but it would be awesome to be a highly trained operative that gets to (hopefully) interact with the Avengers a.k.a. I want to meet Captain America and Bucky. (Bucky is an Avenger, fight me).
  4. Employee at Bob’s Burgers – probably wouldn’t pay well but free burgers and fun antics with the Belcher family! I’m in.
  5. Professor at Hogwarts – Hogwarts is a magical, magical place, in every sense of the word, and now that Harry Potter doesn’t go there anymore it must be a little safer so it would be a fun place to work. I just really want a wand…

What fictional job would you want to have? Share in the comments.

Book thoughts – Gone Girl

Book thoughts – Gone Girl

Holy crap. I just finished reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and wow. I knew it was a suspenseful book but it really went above and beyond that qualifier. I will keep this post curse word free, but just to let you know, the best way to describe this story is with curse words.

I love a good plot twist and Gone Girl definitely had that. I would probably have to put it up there with the twist in Life of Pi. I don’t read the suspense/thriller genre very often so I wasn’t really sure if I would ever read this book. Somehow I managed to not be spoiled since the movie came out in 2014 and I am grateful for that. I wouldn’t have read the book if I knew any of the spoilers.

I will never re-read Gone Girl (it was enough of a mind melt the first time), but I am glad I read it and I definitely understand why it got a movie deal and captured the nation’s attention.

*SPOILERS BELOW! STOP READING NOW!*

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