Mar 25 2015

Can We Talk? #13: If you could spend the day with your bestie…

“Can We Talk” is a bi-monthly feature and diversion from bookish discussions in which we chat about personal stuff. It’s casual and it’s a fun way to get to know my readers and blogger friends!

Can We Talk? #13: If you could spend the day with your bestie, what would you do? What if you …

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Mar 24 2015

TTT: Books from Childhood that I’d Like to Reread

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. 

Top Ten Tuesday: Books from Childhood that I’d Like to Reread

1. The Oz Series by L. Frank Baum

I inherited this set of books from my brothers and they were pretty battered when I got them. To preserve …

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Mar 23 2015

Review: “Flame of Sevenwaters” by Juliet Marillier

1. Maeve should have been likeable, but I found her boring.

The beginning of “Flame of Sevenwaters” was excruciatingly slow, but the end somewhat made up for it. The beginning is a study in how to write a character who is pathetic and also stubbornly strong, who alternately irritates and inspires the reader. On …

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Mar 20 2015

Review: “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner

From the made up and completely transparent slang to the non-pacing to the fact that the only important parts of the book took place in the last 60 of 379 pages, this book was a mess. Not even a hot mess. Just a mess.

I invite you to check out my GR status updates, …

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Mar 19 2015

HP Moment of the Week: What would your “Amortentia” smell like?

The HP Moment of the Week is a weekly meme created by Leah @ Uncorked Thoughts. 

What would your “Amortentia” smell like?

For anyone who needs a quick reminder, “Amortentia” is the potion Professor Slughorn mixes in their first Potions lesson Year 6. It’s a very powerful love potion and one …

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Mar 18 2015

Bookish Discussion: Do you skip songs when you read?

Today I wanna know, when you read and the author includes a song, either a portion of the lyrics or the whole song …

Do you read it, skim it, or skip it?

I was reading a new book the other day, and I’m about 50% thinking it was The Winner’s Curse but i …

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Mar 17 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring 2015 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. 

Top 10 Books on my Spring 2015 TBR List:

1. Lion Heart (Scarlet #3) by A.C. Gaughen – Releases 5/19

Can I just tell you how ABSURDLY ready I am for this book? It’s been over a …

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Mar 16 2015

Review: “The Lascar’s Dagger” by Glenda Larke

The Lascar’s Dagger read differently from other Larke novels. Maybe it was because her main characters are usually tough, strong women and there was an absence of that in this series so far. Larke has written male main characters before, but there was usually a likeable female main character as well. Her novels always have …

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Mar 13 2015

Review: City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare

I’m pretty excited to say that City of Heavenly Fire was an improvement on City of Lost Souls, mostly because Clary and Jace were fine and the book didn’t focus on relationship drama (for anyone). The story moved along quickly, and the kids are never sitting around peacefully, not about to be killed. If I had …

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Mar 12 2015

HP Moment of the Week: Best Hogwarts Professor

Best Hogwarts Professor

Sometimes, there’s no better way to discuss the topic of the week than via text message with Susie. So here we go.

Terri: There’s an argument to be made that Barty Crouch was the best DADA prof they had even though he was EVIL.

Susie: Yes, it’s a valid argument. At the …

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