Top 5 Tuesday

It has been WAY too long since I have participated in a Top 10 Tuesday!

For those of you that are unaware, Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by  The Broke & The Bookish, where book bloggers get to highlight their top 10 choices for the topic that the lovely people at B&B choose for the week.  Yes, the meme is supposed to be Top 10, and yes, I only do a Top 5.  No shame in the top 5 game though!

This Tuesday, the prompt is “all about visuals”, and since I am a pretty visual person, I thought I would share something with you all that makes me very excited in the book universe: gorgeous chapter headers!

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Windwitch

Susan Dennard

Published January 2018

The Witchlands #2

29939390I have been looking forward to this book since the moment I finished Truthwitch back in May 2016.  I preordered this beauty, and immediately started reading it as soon as I had it in my hands.  (Which actually is abnormal for me, usually I horde said preorder for a few weeks before finally getting around to it.)

Anyways, I finished this book almost two weeks ago, and I have struggled with writing a review since then.  I am torn on my feelings for the novel, and have simply come to the conclusion that I will just have to write a semi, but not super cohesive review.

Before I start this though, if you haven’t read Truthwitch, just turn around now.  You will be completely and utterly lost because I cannot speak in generics with this book I’m sorry!

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The Sunday Post

I have been searching the book blog-o-sphere for new memes and prompts that I can incorporate into a weekly lineup to just make blogging at little more interesting.  And I have learned that if you ask The Google Machine anything, anything at all, you will receive.

0abf9b9e-b7ac-4d59-b451-7eb7c64ea1b9_zps47hi5hueSo, when I asked for “book blogging memes for Sundays” I was handsomely rewarded with discovering The Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  This is such a wonderful meme because I have been searching fora way / excuse to be more personal in my blogging journey, to be more interactive with the people that read my words and opinions, and in turn discover more amazing people in the book universe.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, and it is a chance to share: news.  This is a post to recap the past week, showcase books and things you may have received, and maybe talk about what is coming up for the week on your blog.  (To be honest, I don’t even know what I have planned for the coming week so sharing that info with you seems a little…premature.)

Anyways, enough jibber jabber and let’s get to it!

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The Song Rising – A Summary of Feels

bone-season-advocate_button200x200rev4a-1As a Bone Season advocate, I was gifted – nay, I was blessed – with an ARC of The Song Rising.  And guys, I just need to talk about all of the FEELS.  It is too early to post a coherent review, so, give me another month to let all of that action soak in.  But I thought it would be a fun idea to give you a summary of my feels, because Samantha Shannon is an evil genius. Evil. Genius.

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Scythe

Neal Shusterman

Published November 22,2016

Arc of the Scythe #1

scytheScythe was one of the books that I had added to my Goodreads “to read” shelf, solely based on the striking cover.  (surprise, surprise I know)  It draws me in; I am entranced by the colors.  I didn’t even know what it was about really, when I ventured into Barnes & Noble on Black Friday last year.  My parents were with me, which is embarrassing enough since no one needs to see how I obsessively pet and inspect a book before purchasing it.  Watching that is like watching an archeologist unearth a dinosaur bone.  (Probably not the best analogy, but go with me here.)

Well, B&N had signed copies of Scythe as part of their Black Friday promotion, and after wandering over and picking it up for the fourth time, my dad was finally fed up with following me around and demanded I “give it here, I am getting it for you.”  So, thanks dad, this was a great book to end 2016 on!

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Happy New Year & 2017 Bookish Resolutions!

Hi everyone!  Long time, no chat.  I took a prolonged break from blogging and a half-assed break from bookstagram, just because I wanted to take a step back and appreciate the holidays with my family.  And good lord, I am so glad I did.  Absence does make the heart grow fonder, because I woke up this morning with a renewed sense of purpose: new year, new-found motivation, and new resolutions of course!

Since everyone loves lists (and if you don’t, please message me all the reasons why – in list format) AND since I have been gone from my blog for almost two weeks, I missed the standard “Here is My Top Ten Books of 2016!” post that was sweeping the book blogging universe.  I think before I even begin to close the chapter on 2016 and look forward to 2017, I simply HAVE to list my top 10 reads of 2016.

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