Top Ten Tuesday: Book Places I’d like to Visit


I adore prompts like these because nothing gives me the travel bug more than reading rich and beautiful descriptions about new places, especially if the author adds in local cuisines or spots of interest, once those are added my interest has doubled.

February 26: Places Mentioned In Books That I’d Like to Visit

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

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Do you have a book cart?

Book Cart

I think I’m a little late to this trend but I’m usually always late to trends so what else is new?
However, I’ve been seeing photos of book carts all over Instagram and I watched Jessethereader vlog building his book cart on Youtube, and I am intrigued about this trend.

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A Recent Book Haul

The mountains are yearning.

This is my “YAY you survived getting snowed in and cabin fever” book haul. This book haul is basically what I did the very moment I was able to pull out of my driveway. I had been snowed in and stuck at my house for 6 days I had been able to drive somewhere on a Saturday and then I was stuck until the following Thursday. That’s a long time to be stuck at home and I’m usually a self-described hermit but take away my option to leave and I was bouncing off the walls.

After I dropped my bf off at work I went straight to Barnes and Noble and instantly felt my irritation and stress melt away like the snow should do, but no its still here! I was planning to get maybe two or three books but it was like a damn broke and suddenly I couldn’t bring myself to walk away from a single one of these books.

There a devilish voice in my head talking about how we deserve these books after all the stress we went through being snowed in and having all of our plans canceled on us, we missed out on seeing a kitten because of the snow so that means we deserve all of these books! Right? Probably not but its too late to really do anything about it now. I had also been wanting to go to Barnes and Noble before I got snowed in so this book buying feeling had been building in me for the entire week I was stuck in my house.

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WWW Wednesday 2/20

12 Autumn Moments

I haven’t been reading much (that seems to be the new usual catchphrase for me). I did spend quite a bit of my weekend watching Avatar the Last Airbender. My bf has never seen it before so I’m making him watch it, we just finished season 1 last night and I am so excited to start season 2 and see my favorite character again. Rewatching this series has been so much fun and as a kid, I didn’t realize how sarcastic the show is, as an adult I’m very much enjoying the sarcasm and sass all of the characters have.

Also, I got to go over to my cousin’s house to see his new cat, I was so excited to meet this cat and the cat hated me. That was a bit heartbreaking.

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words. Simply answer the following questions:

What did you recently finish reading?

What are you currently reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

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TTT: Books I LOVED with Fewer than 2,000 Ratings on Goodreads


This was an interesting prompt and I had a hard time coming up with this list because quite a few of my results were graphic novels and since it’s been a while since I’ve read them, I wanted to keep this list relatively recent.

The Dead Queens Club
by Hannah Capin

I read this earlier this month and I’m still thinking about it. I think this is a fun and creative twist on the Tudor era, I loved all the reference points in history and how the author incorporated geographical names.

The Color Project
by Sierra Abrams

I enjoyed so many aspects of this book, I loved everything from hearing about the flower shop the main character worked in, to the charity project that Levi was setting up. This book is heartfelt and the characters are entirely relatable.

Van Life
by Sarah Leamy

Goodreads only has one review and rating for this book and it’s my review/rating, I just get sad whenever I see that because I really enjoyed this book. Sarah has a great sense of humor that shows through the pages and she even creates dialogue for her pets who are traveling with her.

Cassidy Lane
Maria Murnane

In all honesty, I read this simply because the main characters name is Cassidy and shes a writer. And I loved this book because the main characters name is Cassidy and shes a writer. I’m shallow and I love when things have my name in it.

That’s it, those are some underrated books that I love.
What are some of yours?

WWW Wednesday 2/13

WWW Wednesdays

I am snowed in.
I’ve been snowed in since Saturday and I am going stir crazy, I don’t remember the last time we’ve gotten this much snow. One would think I would reading my little heart out but I haven’t been in a huge reading mood, although I did start and finish a book which I’ll talk about. I’ve been watching a bit of TV, I just binged on the BBC version of Emma. I didn’t love the book but this show made me love Mr Knightley so much more. I also finished American Gods and started Russian Doll.

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words. Simply answer the following questions:

What did you recently finish reading?

What are you currently reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

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TTT: Recent Writing Craft Books I’ve Added to my TBR


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

February 12: Recent Writing Craft Books I’ve Added to My TBR

Writing Craft is an area I’ve developed an interest in recently. I’m always looking for ways to improve my writing in all areas of my life and while I know that reading all of these aren’t going to instantly improve my work, I am hoping to learn tips that I can use to enhance my skills. I’m also looking forward to seeing writers write about their passion for their craft.

I’m starting to hate typing the words writing and craft. Those words are starting to look weird and misspelled due to redundancy, but they’re not misspelled. Words are weird.

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Book Review: Slayer


by Kiersten White
publication date: Jan 8th, 2019
404 pages
book 1 of 2
my rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Synopsis via Goodreads

Into every generation a Slayer is born…

Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina’s mother is a prominent member of the Watcher’s Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic.

Until the day Nina’s life changes forever.

Thanks to Buffy, the famous (and infamous) Slayer that Nina’s father died protecting, Nina is not only the newest Chosen One—she’s the last Slayer, ever. Period.

As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there’s plenty to keep her occupied: a monster fighting ring, a demon who eats happiness, a shadowy figure that keeps popping up in Nina’s dreams…

But it’s not until bodies start turning up that Nina’s new powers will truly be tested—because someone she loves might be next.

One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard.

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An Update on my NaNoWriMo project and an Excerpt

Nanowrimo wip

Last November I participated in NaNoWriMo for the third time and as the saying goes the third time really was the charm. This was the first NaNo round that I won and I’m super excited about it. I originally saw a post called WIP Wednesday but I wanted to post this today mostly because I don’t have anything else lined up today.

Does anyone else not like posting multiple posts a day? I used to post quite a few a day but my blog didn’t really do as well as it does even I just post every day.

I wrote out multiple NaNoWriMo updates (1, 2, 3, 4) but I went back and read them over again and I realized that I never talked about what I was going to write about because I wasn’t ready back then, but I think I am now. I guess if I realize that I’m really not ready to talk about it then I just won’t post this and no one will ever know, works for me.

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Books I Want to Reread

books to reread

I don’t often reread books, I’ve noticed that this is something that’s happened since I started blogging, I often feel like I need to keep reading new to me books and that rereading books won’t provide much content for my blog. I also have a pretty bad shopping habit so I accumulate books frequently and often feel bad if I am rereading a book when I have so many that I need to focus on instead.

This is something I was thinking about while I was reading Kingdom of Ash, I found myself wanting to reread the entire Throne of Glass series to refresh my mind on the events that lead up to this and also to see the character progression for everyone. From there I started thinking about other books just to see if my opinions change or if I were to notice different things, or just to enjoy something wonderful all over again.

These are the first choices that immediately came to mind when I started drafting this, for the most part, these are some of my top favorite books.

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