Features, Monthly TBRs

November 2018 TBR


***Chaotic life update: when this post goes live I’ll be on my way to the airport!  I’m taking the kids to Colorado to visit my brother who is being deployed to Afghanistan next week.  The forecast is calling for cold & snow, so keep your fingers crossed we will be able to get outdoors and spend some family time together while we are out there.***

Since I only read 2 out of 5 books on October’s TBR, I am determined to fare better with my November TBR.  The game plan for November is to read 2 books from my physical TBR, 2 from my NetGalley ARC backlist, and 2 books for my book clubs.

Let’s see what’s on the schedule for this month shall we?

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Features, Wrap Ups & Hauls

October 2018 Reading Wrap-Up + Book Haul



Despite the fact that October was absolute chaos for me as per usual, I had a decent reading month and an even better book haul month…

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Features, Wrap Ups & Hauls

Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up: 10/15 – 10/28/18


Hello bookworms!

Not going to lie, October has been kicking my ass big time.  It really is no surprise since it is my crazy month every year.  The good news is that as of yesterday, fall sports are finished!  Our winter schedule is much less hectic, so I am looking forward to blogging more & being more active in the community again.

Let’s see what I’ve been reading lately…

*Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up is a weekly post where I feature what posts were published on the blog for the past week, any bookish/blog happenings, what I recently finished reading, what I am currently reading, what I will be reading next, noteworthy posts around the bookish blogosphere, and any interesting bookish articles I came across.

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Book Reviews, Historical Fiction

Book Review: The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies


As many of you know I am a big fan of historical fiction.  I am always on the lookout for historical fiction that is set in a place and/or time that I don’t know much about.  When I saw that The Tea Planter’s Wife is set in Ceylon in the 1920s, I knew I had to give it a go.

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Bookish Odds & Ends, Features

6 Middle Grade Books to Read This Halloween



I’m going to admit something to you all.  I’m a HUGE wuss when it comes to scary stuff.  Like, for real.  I can’t handle horror movies or books…

…but I can handle spooky middle grade reads! When the Halloween season rolls around, I like to reach for a darker MG book.

Today I am going to share 6 middle grade books that are perfect for the Halloween season for all the MG readers in your life, or if you are like me and like your Halloween reads on the tamer side…

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