Book Events, Features

Author Event: Laurie Halse Anderson’s Book Tour for Shout



On March 14th, I had the pleasure of attending Laurie Halse Anderson’s book tour for her poetic memoir, Shout.  This event was held at the Joseph-Beth Booksellers store in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Today I am here to share my experience attending this event!  #SpoilerAlert it far exceeded my expectations!

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Book Reviews, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller/Suspense/Crime Fiction, Young Adult

Mini Book Reviews: February 2019 (Part 1)


Hello bookworms!

Today I am excited to share a few mini reviews for some recent reads.  One of which will be making an appearance on my “top books of 2019” list!  Read on to find out which book it is…

*Books included in this batch of mini book reviews: In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad #1) by Tana French, Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed, Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy #3) by Katherine Arden, & The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black

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Book Reviews, Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Mini Book Reviews: January 2019 – Part 1

being continents away is exciting, but come with me next time! (7)

One of my bookish goals for 2019 was to start writing mini-reviews for all the books I read this year, and leave full reviews for ARCs and review copy books.   This is my first batch of 2019 books!  I did notice that my “mini-reviews” turned out longer than I expected… I guess that’s what happens when you sit down & work on a review right after you finish the book…  Who knew?

*Books included in this mini review batch: The Stone Sky (Broken Earth #3),  The Thief (The Queen’s Theif #1), The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, and Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire

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Features, Memes, Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: YA Books for My High School Self



Hello & welcome to my Top 5 Wednesday post!

T5W is a weekly meme is hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes.  You can visit the Goodreads T5W group for more info.


This week’s theme is…

September 12th: Books For My Younger Self
— This was recommended as a topic on twitter and I love it! Books that you wish your younger self would have read to learn a life lesson, get more self confidence, open your eyes to a new perspective, etc.

I decided to spin this to share YA books I’ve read in the past few years that I feel would have been important for my high school self to read because they include important themes.  Sure, there are tons of books that I know my younger self would have loved to read, but I wanted to include books that taught me something as an adult, that would have benefited me as a teenager as well.

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Book Events, Features

Book Event: Sabaa Tahir’s Book Tour for A Reaper at the Gates


On Wednesday June 20th, I attended Sabaa Tahir’s book tour for the 3rd book in her An Ember in the Ashes series, A Reaper at the Gates.

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