Strange the Dreamer – A Review Months in the Making…

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I finished Strange the Dreamer two months ago, and I am still struggling to put my feelings into words.  BUT.  I think about this book all the time.  Like, ALL THE TIME.  I am borderline consumed with thoughts on what my precious Lazlo is up to, and how everything is going to play out in the next book.

So, since it has been on my mind for months now, I thought I should at least attempt to write a semi coherent review.  Here goes nothing!

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Warcross – Read. Flail. Bask in Endless Colors.

Are you ready for a flailing review of one of my favorite books of the year so far?  Strap in kiddos, this is a wild ride (both the review and this freaking book!)warcross -1

I read Warcross in one sitting / walking / standing / peeing / cooking / bathing session because I legit did not put the book down for six straight hours.  From the moment I started reading, to the last turn of the page and subsequent toss across the room (BECAUSE THAT ENDING WUT),  I was so completely entranced by the world that Marie Lu threw me into, I had to know how everything plays out.

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The Sunday Post – July 9th, 2017

Happy Sunday book friends!  I have been mildly absent from my blog (again) and this time I really don’t have a valid excuse other than blogging is so dang HARD!

So to fill in some of my absence, I thought it would be a good idea to revisit The Sunday Post, which is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, and is a chance to share some weekly news.  This is where I will recap the past week or so, showcase some books and other things I have received, and maybe talk about what is coming up for the week on my blog.  (Haven’t decided on this portion yet so let’s see where this post takes us!)

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sister sock sundayMy book loving sister came to town to visit me for the Fourth of July weekend, so naturally we took an unnecessary trip to Barnes & Noble.  It wasn’t enough to just walk around and be content among all the pretty books, we needed to complete the experience by purchasing some too.  (Hey, in my defense, its been a while since I have book shopped with my sissy, so it was much-needed.)

Instead of picking out a bunch of different books, we each got a copy of two books that we are going to try to buddy read together!  I really like this idea of having a sisterly type book club thing, it gives us more to talk about then just candles and Instagram (and trust me, we talk multiple times day so we definitely need more topics of conversation.)

So anyways, we grabbed WANT and Stalking Jack the Ripper, both which I have heard fantastic things about!  I am excited to work these in to our TBR sooner rather than later, and if anyone wants to join our sister themed book club, let us know!

currently-reading

Per usual, my currently reading is a mess.  I just finished This is Really Happening, a book sent to me by Penguin Teen that I enjoyed a lot (review coming soon!) and I started Library of Fates last night while I was in the tub.

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And then on top of that, I am buddy reading Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson, with my BFF Isabel, but I haven’t gotten to the point in the book where I can’t stop reading you know?  Like when I pick it up, I enjoy it, but once I set it back down I let too much time pass before reading again.

Oh well.

Lastly, I am listening to an alien / space opera / sci-fi / comedy called Spec-Ops, that is huge, but is a fun listen.  I really like the narrator, and the characters are so ridiculous that at times I am reminded a lot of Hitchhiker’s Guide.  But damn, the book is so long it will take me a whole month to listen to it.

blog-happenings

TBS detales -06I have been kind of absent on blogging too (BLOGGING IS SO HARD OMG) but I did whip up another “It’s All in the De-tales” post that may be my favorite one so far!  Click HERE to ogle The Bone Season series in all its naked glory.

You all should know by now too that I LOVEEEE talking about sci-fi, so I recently made my Top 5 Tuesday prompt to be: “5 Sci-Fi Books That I Have Recently Added to My TBR” and oh boy, there are some good ones on the list.  Check it out right HERE!

And, finally, my boyfriend and I are moving relatively soon, so I put together a post about some books that I have for sale that you can check out HERE !

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I am really working on not letting the number of likes that I receive on my pictures bother me.  Post what you want to post!  Post what makes you happy!

 

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So, not much is happening lately.  There aren’t any awesome movies I am stoked for, July is kind of a boring book month, and I have basically done all my travelling for the year already.

But, and I know this sounds slightly vain, but whenever I am feeling down, I have been going back to look at this picture that I took when Nick and I went to Harry Potter World with my family a couple of weeks ago.

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Isnt it amazing?!  First of all, the iPhone 7 Plus camera is phenomenal.  Secondly, I am in love with Diagon Alley, and I love the Diagon Alley on the book cover is almost a perfect match to the one I am standing in.  Harry Potter World is always filled with tears for me, and this instance was no exception.

And, that’s all I got for you today!  I hope your Sunday is filled with happy reading and relaxing times!

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It’s All in the De-Tales – Whole Series Edition! (The Bone Season is GORG)

its all in the detailsThere is so much to consider when picking up a book if you are judging it how it looks: the cover yes, but also the spine details, the back cover, the pages (are they deckled?! are they sprayed?!), the title pages, the chapter headers, the naked spine, the naked hardcover, and I could go on and on and on…

Based on all of these factors, I thought it would be fun to start a blog meme, which I am so fondly calling, “It’s All in the De-Tales”.  This is not necessarily a book ‘review’, although you could say its a review based on physical properties and has nothing to do with what is on the inside!

So for this third edition of “It’s All in the De-Tales” I thought it would be fun to do one of my favorite incomplete series, one which I picked up several years ago specifically because I loved how the book looked without the dust jacket on.

I present to you: The Bone Season books in all their glory! 

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Top 5 Tuesday

Good Morning everyone!  It has been so stinkin’ long since I have participated in a Top 5/10 Tuesday so I thought it would be fun to revisit a prompt I missed from a few weeks ago that I love!the martian

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 5.  WHAT ABOUT IT?

So, today the Top 5 prompt I wanted to revisit is: 5 most recent books from X genre that you have recently added to your TBR!  A couple of weeks ago I posted a picture of my sci-fi section of my bookshelf on Instagram, which I am immensely proud of.  But then I realized that for being one of my favorite genres, I definitely needed to add some more books to this collection.  Let’s get to it!

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Deertales Has Some Books for Sales!

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My boyfriend and I are starting to look for new places to live, and I realized that I just have way too many books.  (Blasphemy right?!)  If we had a house, or a place to live that was more permanent than an apartment, I wouldn’t feel the need to trim down my book count, but, alas, that isn’t the case.

So, instead of heading straight to the donate drop, I thought I would offer my books for sale to the bookstagram community first!

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May Wrap Up – 10 books, hell yea!

I had a really good reading month in May, so I wanted to share it with you all no matter how late it is!

img_1110I thought that I was going to be in a slump after finishing ACOWAR, but since that book left me, unfortunately, under whelmed, I was able to plow through some of my TBR pile!  Also, as I probably mentioned in last month’s wrap up, since discovering I can read in the bath, I have been able to finish 3-4 more books on average every month.  (I am going to surmise it is because bath time is when the boyfriend cannot interrupt me and throw off my reading groove – thus, more efficient reading time!)

So, without further ado, check out this impressive list!

  • A Court of Wings and Ruin3.5 stars – YES I DID SAY 3.5 STARS AND IT HURTS IT HURTS (check out my very lengthy review HERE)
  • Redwall3 stars – it was fun to revisit the world of Redwall, but I also realized some books are better left as fond memories.  Although, good lord do I need a recipe book from this world.
  • Dogs of War3 stars – I have been a fan of the Joe Ledger books for quite a while, and I absolutely love the audio books for this series, but the most recent release was lacking in creativity and the usual spunk that I have come to love.
  • Norse Mythology4 starsnorse mythology
  • Kiss of Deception3 stars
  • Heart of Betrayal4 stars – I liked this book better than the first in the series, the world building was amazing! I thought Venda was an incredible city and I really enjoyed Lia’s character development.  However, I can’t stand that this is a hard-core love triangle.  I really dislike love triangles *insert epic eye roll here*
  • Kingdom of Oceana 3 stars (check out my review HERE)
  • Hunted 5 stars – definitely my favorite read of the month, I am increasingly obsessed with Russian inspired fantasy.  If anyone has other suggestions in this specific niche, please let me know!
  • Once and For All4 Stars – I was totally surprised by this book and really enjoyed it!  (check out my review HERE)
  • A Rule Against Murder4 stars – Good lord I love this series so much.  Totally character driven, totally worth it.

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And that’s it!  I finished my last book like four days ago but I just couldn’t bring myself to pick up another.  Ten books is plenty in a month, anything else is just overkill in my book.

So, how was your reading month?  Let me know in the comments!

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