Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Hi there.

I just wanted to let you know that I have decided to stay off of social media for lent this year.  And yes, my blog is part of the social media scene. I have scheduled some posts to go up while I'm away, so enjoy those! Other than that, you won't hear from me until April 17th.

I'll be back to my regular schedule (hopefully including book reviews!) after Easter. Have a great month or so, see you then!


Friday, February 24, 2017

Notable Quotable: Felicity Day (#148)

"Once you tell people exactly what you will and won't do, it's amazing how they'll adjust. Or they won't. And then an opportunity or relationship goes away. And that's okay."
     --You're Never Weird on the Internet (almost)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Liked More/Less Than I Thought

hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Books I Like More Than I Thought:

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas - This series had so much hype, I was nervous that I wouldn't enjoy the book.  I was so so wrong. I recently finished the first book and I loved the characters and the story.  I can't wait to continue the series!

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman - I read this as a book club pick, and I was intrigued by the premise, but I wasn't sure if it would be a good book.  I absolutely loved this story and the little girl that narrates it.

Everland by Wendy Spinale - I love a good retelling, but this Peter Pan retelling was beyond what I was expecting. It's a steampunk, post-pandemic London where Peter is still arrogant and cocky, and the world in which he lives is just as magical.

Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill - This book is a feel good, young adult romance.  Every once in a while you just need a good light read, nothing dense or dark. I thought I'd enjoy reading it, but I had no idea I'd love it. This book is on level with Stephanie Perkins books. When I finished it, I immediately looked up other books by Lauren Morrill. It's just that enjoyable.

Books I Like Less Than I Thought:

Armada by Ernest Cline - I absolutely loved Ready Player One and expected to thoroughly enjoy this book. Sadly, I didn't find it as entertaining and engaging.  I did enjoy listening to it, just not as much as I thought I would.

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis - I heard a many good things about Mindy McGinnis and this book, so I was excited to read it.  Unfortunately, this book just wasn't my cup of tea.  I loved the historical aspect of this novel, though.

Landline by Rainbow Rowell - I loved Eleanor & Park and Fangirl, so naturally I wanted to read the rest of Rainbow Rowell's work. I picked this one up expecting one thing and got something very different.  I knew this wasn't a young adult book, but I was surprised by how meh I felt about it. I want to try reading Attachments, but after this book, it was put far back on my TBR.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Notable Quotable: Sarvenaz Tash (#147)

"But for once, I see all those characters and I don't really envy them or their fantasy worlds. I'm okay with my reality, as mess and imperfect as it may be."
     --The Geek's Guid to Unrequited Love

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Harry Potter Moment of the Week #95

hosted by Uncorked Thoughts and Lunar Rainbows Reviews.

Who would your favorite professor be?

If we're talking a professor that taught at any time during the course of Hogwarts history, I would definitely choose Remus Lupin. His method of teaching is not only hands-on, it's encouraging. Out of all the teachers, except perhaps McGonagall, he is by far the most engaging and his passion and care for his students really shines. 

If not Lupin, definitely McGonagall.  She is amazing, quick witted, and incredibly skilled in her craft. Her teaching is mostly hands-on and at the very least amusing. She requires much from her students, but is certainly encouraging and fosters confidence.  

Friday, February 3, 2017

Notable Quotable: Laurie R. King (#146)

"I was merely going to sy that I hope you realise that guilt is a poor foundation for a life, without other motivations beside it."
     --The Beekeeper's Apprentice 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Harry Potter Moment of the Week #95

hosted by Uncorked Thoughts and Lunar Rainbows Reviews.

Favorite quote from Goblet of Fire

"If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals." 
     --Sirius Black

"Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory."                    --Dumbledore

"Just then Neville caused a slight diversion by turning into a large canary."