The Year of Recommended Reading: Sorcery & Cecelia

The Year of Recommended Reading: Sorcery & Cecelia

Last year I got to participate in a ridiculously fun blogger collaboration, Tracking Down Tunes, with a ridiculously awesome blogger, Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books. As 2016 came to a close, we were chatting about how much we wanted to do another feature together, and how this one should center around books somehow. We came up with The Year of Recommended Reads to work on getting through some of the books that have been sitting on our TBR piles forever, as well as to have a reason to force each other to read books that we think the other would like! 😉 Without further ado, the book for this month was …. Make sure you visit Alexa’s post about her experience with this book over at Alexa Loves Books! Why I wanted to read this book: For this month, this question is almost more of “Why I wanted Alexa to read this book:” and it’s a pretty simple answer: BECAUSE THIS BOOK IS AMAZING. But no, really – this was one of my absolute favorite books/series as a teenager, and I was actually pretty surprised that Alexa hadn’t yet read it; it seemed totally up her alley! One of the great things […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters That Have Stayed With Me

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters That Have Stayed With Me

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? The Top Ten Characters That Have Stayed With Me Sometimes I find myself in a difficult situation, and I think to myself, “What would Hermione do?” She was smart, tough, vulnerable, feisty, and a million other things all in the right measures. There’s very little that can be said against Hermione, in my opinion – and I’d be honored to have someone tell me I was acting Hermioneish. For these reasons, she’s a character I find myself thinking about quite often. Odd Thomas is a fry cook from Pico Mundo, featured in Dean Koontz’s novel of the same name. There are 7 published books in the series, and although they are not normally books I’d find myself reading, I was a total goner after the first […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Favorite Authors

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Favorite Authors

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 Favorite Authors Ok, so some of you may be counting, and if you do so, you’ll probably notice that there’s actually 11. Let’s just say there are so many more authors out there that I could have put on here. I tried to pick my absolute auto buy authors – the ones that I will buy their books no matter what age group they are geared towards, the subject is, the other reviewers think, format it comes out in, length it is. These are my favorite, favorite, favorite ladies (I just realized they are all ladies?). (Well, let me say that some guys that I particularly like are: Rick Riordan, TA Barron, Neil Gaiman, & Michal Crichton) There you have it. Those are the […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Own The Most Books From

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Own The Most Books From

Today’s prompt from The Broke and the Bookish is as follows: Top 10 Authors I Own The Most Books From Box set (x2), German editions, Robert Galbraith, etc., etc, <3 I picked up Firefly Lane on discount at Barnes & Noble about 5 years ago, read it in a day, and completely fell in love with Kristin Hannah. I then promptly went through the rest of her backlist. I was lucky enough to see her at a book signing in Maryland a few years ago, and get two of my books signed! She was a wonderfully lovely speaker, and I so much enjoyed getting to meet her. If you ever get the chance to pick up one of her books, I definitely recommend it! (Late 90s/Early 2000s were my favorite of hers – Magic Hour, Mystic Lake, The Things We Do For Love) Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Sorcery & Cecelia, Matter of Magic, just … YES. Enchanted Forest Chronicles was one of the first “grown-up” series that I ever remember reading (well, it’s not chapter books?!).  There are still quite a few of her books waiting for me to read, so I’m sure this number will go up! Chronicles of Narnia, as […]