Jan 28 2015

Can We Talk? #10: What do you miss about being a kid?

What do you miss about being a kid?

For me, this is definitely being around my family all the time. My mom and I are really close, and I always love when I can go visit the parentals for the weekend and mom and I can do stuff, whether we get into a …

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Jan 23 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Times the Book Wasn’t Better than the Movie

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

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday freebie topic is many things.

It is LATE!

It is NOT ALL COMPOSED OF MY OWN IDEAS!

It is A LIST I’VE BEEN MAKING IN MY HEAD FOR A FEW MONTHS!

It is A LIST …

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Jan 22 2015

HP Moment of the Week: Where to Chill at Hogwarts

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

What would be the best spot to chill at Hogwarts?

Me: “If Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade aren’t options, and we’re talking the castle itself, then I’d pick somewhere pretty like beside the lake or on top …

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Jan 21 2015

Can We Talk? #9: What’s your favorite birthday memory?

What’s your favorite birthday memory?

Today’s “Can We Talk?” is birthday themed because …

I’m turning 28 on Friday!

Finally, I’ll be the age that I’ve been mistakenly thinking I am for the last 6 months because I’m a crazy person. Huzzah old age. But it’s okay, y’all, I got this. I re-dyed …

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Jan 16 2015

HP Moment of the Week: Scariest Moment

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

Harry Potter Moment of the Week: Scariest Moment

Y’all know my Susie, right? She’s nearly always quoted on these HP Moment of the Week posts because she’s the one who got me into Potter in high …

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Jan 15 2015

Change Is In the Air!

Hey there! If you’re visiting the site itself as opposed to viewing this through a feed aggregator like Feedly, you may have noticed that all the links point to www.readingbystarlight.com now.

I’m taking the leap!

I’ve disliked my blog name for about 2 years now, pretty much the instant I went self-hosted and started …

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Jan 14 2015

The Issue of ReReads

Hey hey! In place of this week’s Can We Talk, I’ve got a bookish discussion for today. (Can We Talk will continue as usual next week!)

I’ve talked before about rereads, and much like my obsession with talking about my TBR pile, it’s a topic I keep coming back to again and again.

I …

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Jan 13 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: 2014 Releases I Didn’t Get To

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

Top 10 2014 Releases I Didn’t Get To

1. The Lascar’s Dagger – Glenda Larke (January 2014)

Much like my weirdness with reading Sarah Dessen, I wanted to be caught up to all of Larke’s backlist before moving …

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Jan 12 2015

Review: “Open Road Summer” by Emery Lord

1. Open Road Summer is one of the best portrayals of friendship in contemporary YA that I’ve read.

One of the reasons I love The Raven Cycle so much is that Stiefvater has poured so much into her characters, how they develop and interact and know each other so intrinsically, even when they haven’t been friends …

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Jan 10 2015

2015: Thoughtful

You’ve probably seen around the Internet how people (mostly bloggers) pick a word and try to shape their year around that word. I’ve seen it done for a few years now, but never felt compelled to do it until today. Out of nowhere, I saw one of those posts and my first thought was, “My …

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