Top Ten Tuesday: Best Halloween TV Episodes

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Halloween TV Episodes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly list making meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and it’s one of my favorite things about book blogging! Each week is a fun new topic for us all to flail over, and I love creating my own list just as much as I love perusing everyone else’s! I’ve found both amazing books to add to my TBR pile, and amazing people to add to my life! This week’s topic? (Well, technically it was a freebie, but this is what I ended up going with!) The Office has had so many GREAT Halloween episodes, how is it even possible to pick just one?! (Spoiler alert, I picked two…) Most memorable part of the episode: The part featured in this gif, of course! I LIVE for PB&J air high-fives. Ok, let’s be real – it wouldn’t be a Halloween list without Charlie Brown’s Great Pumpkin! Most memorable part of the episode: *hides under rock as she realizes she really should watch this again sometime soon…* I honestly don’t think I realized how much I missed Boy Meets World until I saw this pop up in memorable Halloween episodes – now I want to go […]

Looking Back on September 2016!

Looking Back on September 2016!

I had an emergency appendectomy in September, and OOF. (Not gonna lie, it’s a huge reason that this recap is being posted so late…) It was fairly terrifying in a lot of ways, but it also made me feel really lucky to have the support system I have, both near and far (all of you lovely blog ladies included!). The beau stayed with me the entire time, and I think he ended up going like 24+ hours without sleep (while I was knocked out due to whatever meds they were pumping me with). In the end, I’m so glad I decided to go to the doctor, so glad I have insurance, and so glad I have the people around me that I do. I finished The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, a book that I’m reading as a part of the Trans Atlantic Book Project. As loathe as I am to mark up my own books, I have to admit it’s pretty fun to read a book with annotations from others, because it’s like I’m reading it with them! I finally decided to FIX MY DESK SPACE after months upon months upon months of agonizing over how not happy […]

Top Ten Tuesday: “I think you should read …”

Top Ten Tuesday: “I think you should read …”

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly list making meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and it’s one of my favorite things about book blogging! Each week is a fun new topic for us all to flail over, and I love creating my own list just as much as I love perusing everyone else’s! I’ve found both amazing books to add to my TBR pile, and amazing people to add to my life! This week’s topic? Top Ten Books That Were Recommended To Me Maybe in Another Life was a book that I had heard bits and pieces about from a lot of places, but the three bloggers I credit with finally convincing me to pick this one up are Hannah @ So Obsessed With, Jamie @ Perpetual Page Turner, and Lauren @ Bookmark Lit. I first saw Gillian @ Writer of Wrongs and Jamie @ Perpetual Page Turner freaking out about this Summers at Castle Auburn on Twitter, and let’s just say my interest was PIQUED. This was one of the first tweets I remember seeing about it: which then turned into me saying this about the book: In short, THAT IS A BOOK WORTH READING. Daughter of Smoke […]

ARC Review | The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch

ARC Review | The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch

**PS: POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD** Read the first paragraph under “all the words” before deciding to venture further! The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch Published by Amulet Books on October 11, 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Source: Paperback ARC, BEA Length: 368 pgs Rating: ★★★★★ GR Rating: 3.33★ What It’s About: A whip-smart, heart-wrenching debut YA novel about first love, first loss, and filmmaking that will delight fans of Jandy Nelson and Jennifer Niven: In the movie version of Amelia’s life, the roles have always been clear. Her older brother, Toby: definitely the Star. As popular with the stoners as he is with the cheerleaders, Toby is someone you’d pay ten bucks to watch sweep Battle of the Bands and build a “beach party” in the bathroom. As for Amelia? She’s Toby Anderson’s Younger Sister. She’s perfectly happy to watch Toby’s hijinks from the sidelines, when she’s not engrossed in one of her elaborately themed Netflix movie marathons. But recently Toby’s been acting in a very non-movie-version way. He’s stopped hanging out with his horde of friends and started obsessively journaling and disappearing for days at a time. Amelia doesn’t know what’s happened to her awesome older brother, or who this strange actor is that’s taken […]

ARC Review | This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills

ARC Review | This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills

This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills Published by Henry, Holt & Co. on October 4, 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Source: Paperback ARC, Gifted from Blogger Length: 320 pgs Rating: ★★★★ GR Rating: 4.24★ What It’s About: Sloane isn’t expecting to fall in with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida—especially not a group of friends so intense, so in love, so all-consuming. Yet that’s exactly what happens. Sloane becomes closest to Vera, a social-media star who lights up any room, and Gabe, Vera’s twin brother and the most serious person Sloane’s ever met. When a beloved painting by the twins’ late mother goes missing, Sloane takes on the responsibility of tracking it down, a journey that takes her across state lines—and ever deeper into the twins’ lives. Filled with intense and important friendships, a wonderful warts-and-all family, shiveringly good romantic developments, and sharp, witty dialogue, this story is about finding the people you never knew you needed. Ok, it’s not exactly perfect considering, well, a lot of things … but there’s just something in this gif with the FRIENDS FOREVER mixed with #squadgoals that got to me! I really enjoyed this book for a number of reasons, the main […]

Tracking Down Tunes: Pump It Up

Tracking Down Tunes: Pump It Up

For this project, Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books and I have decided to expand our musical interests, while also recommending to each other some of our favorite songs! Each month Alexa and I will be creating and sharing a themed Spotify playlist at the beginning of the month (for the songs we listened to/found the month prior). The idea is that out of the 10 songs that we add to the playlist, at least 5 of them have to be brand new to us – the others are allowed to be songs that we’ve listened to and loved (but should fall under recommendations to each other.) The whole idea here is to find bands and artists that we fall in love with that we may never have looked for if not for us actively Tracking Down Tunes! This month we’re talking about the songs we listen to when we need to get energized, motivated, or just need a jump in our day! (Head over to Alexa’s post to see which 10 songs she added to the playlist, and why!) Good Times | INXS with Jimmy Barnes The first time I heard this song was when I saw the movie The Lost Boys, and I […]

Top Ten Tuesday: All About The Villains, Disney Style!

Top Ten Tuesday: All About The Villains, Disney Style!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly list making meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and it’s one of my favorite things about book blogging! Each week is a fun new topic for us all to flail over, and I love creating my own list just as much as I love perusing everyone else’s! I’ve found both amazing books to add to my TBR pile, and amazing people to add to my life! This week’s topic? I loved the idea of a Top Ten Tuesday that was all about villains … but I was having a really hard time coming up with 10 that I thought worthy of being on this post … so instead I’ve done the only other reasonable thing – I’ve created a list of my Top Ten Disney Villains! Unlike other Top Ten Tuesday posts (for me, anyways), I have attempted to put these in some sort of order. These are in order of horrible to more horrible to most horrible, but in a personally subjective kind of way. I’d be really interested to see what you think of my ranking, and if you would move any up or down! (Oh, and at the bottom […]