Monthly Wrap-Up (October 2017)

ezgif-4-bea5e63404Another month has gone by! And so quickly too. How does that happen? It must be because I really really love October and Halloween. Probably. Anyway, the past few weeks have been quite busy for me, and I’m actually surprised that I posted as often as I did. Haha. Sometimes I wonder how I do it! Also, as you may notice…I’m using the same GIFs that I used for the September wrap-up, and that’s because I love Halloween and I think that they’re so cute (and funny haha)!

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Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks (Review)

34368390Title: Uncommon Type: Some Stories
Author: Tom Hanks
Type: Fiction
Genre: Adult, Short Stories, Contemporary
Imprint: Alfred A. Knopf
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Date published: October 17, 2017
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 405
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor.

A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country’s civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game–and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN’s newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel, romance, and a bit of real life. These are just some of the tales Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories. They are surprising, intelligent, heartwarming, and, for the millions and millions of Tom Hanks fans, an absolute must-have!

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Monthly Wrap-Up (September 2017)

ezgif-4-bea5e63404Happy 1st of October (a.k.a. Halloween Month) everyone! I hope that you all had a wonderful September (even though I know a lot of you returned to school this past month, haha). I feel your pain, I do. I’m done with school…but I will always remember that mix of stress, excitement, and anxiety. Anyway, below I have listed all of the things that have happened on my blog this past September, as well as a crazy, insane, mega book haul! I didn’t even realize how many books I’d acquired this past month until I made this post! I might have to make a blog post about it, because I feel bad just showing you guys pictures about the insanity. Or maybe I’ll spare you the details, haha. Maybe let me know what you’d prefer? Happy reading!

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The Rebels of Gold by Elise Kova (Cover Reveal)

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It’s finally here! The cover for The Rebels of Gold, the third book in Elise Kova’s most recent series, The Loom Saga! Whether you’ve been religiously reading this series, or following it because it’s on your TBR, I’m sure that you have been keeping an eye out for the cover reveal. Well, your wait is over, and let me tell you…it was so worth it! If you’d like to know more about what I think of the series, you can read my review for The Alchemists of Loom here, and my review for The Dragons of Nova here! Continue reading if you’d like to see the cover, and learn more about this exciting, upcoming release!

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Monthly Wrap-Up (August 2017)

tumblr_ms9a56yZkR1sfyf8ho1_500I’m sorry guys, but Jin was too busy to send out kisses this time around. Also, I really wanted to use an autumn-themed GIF! And what can be more autumn-themed for me, than a pumpkin and a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte?! Well, maybe a few things. Or many things. But, these are two out of the many things that I love about autumn. I also love Fall fashion, bundling up with a cup of hot tea and a good book. Alright. On to the re-cap!

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The Sworn Virgin by Kristopher Dukes (Blog Tour: Review)

29405090Title: The Sworn Virgin
Author: Kristopher Dukes
Type: Fiction
Genre: Adult, Historical, Romance
Imprint: William Morrow
Publisher: HarperCollins
Date published: August 8, 2017
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 352
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the blog tour host, in exchange for an honest review.

SummaryDukes’s gripping historical novel tells the tale of a desperate Albanian woman who will do whatever it takes to keep her independence and seize control of her future…even if it means swearing to remain a virgin for her entire life.
When eighteen-year-old Eleanora’s father is shot dead on the cobblestone streets of 1910 Albania, Eleanora must abandon her dream of studying art in Italy as she struggles to survive in a remote mountain village with her stepmother Meria.

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Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger: Film Tie-In by Stephen King (Giveaway) [Closed]

the-dark-tower-i-9781501168369_hrIs anyone else excited for the film release of the first Dark Tower movie? Because I know that I sure am! While I have never read the books, I always found that something drew me to them whenever I saw them at a book store. I would always stop and look the books over, especially once they were being sold in a box set. One of my local book stores had a really good sale on the box set of all of the Dark Tower books, and now I really regret not going for it! Anyone else have moments like that? I’ve been meaning to read Stephen King for years! But because in my head I knew him as an author of some of the most frightening horror stories on earth, I kind of avoided all of his books in stead. This series might change that for me though!

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Monthly Wrap-Up (July 2017)

051c03bf81b3211f4a67222f665a6e5aacfce467_hq.gifJin and his kisses were such a hit last month that I decided to let him send you more kisses with this July wrap-up! Wow, it’s August already! I don’t know if I feel as if July went by quickly or slowly…it seems to change for me depending on the day. But I feel like it’s the former more than the latter. Summers usually fly by for me because I’m a lot more busy with friends and family while we’re enjoying the (usually) nicer weather here in Canada. Winter has all of us feeling a lot more lethargic, which is fine since that means more reading and blogging time for me. But anyways, here is what’s been going on on Flavia the Bibliophile in the past month!

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The Dragons of Nova by Elise Kova (Blog Tour: Review)

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Author: Elise Kova
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, NA, Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Keymaster Press
Date published: July 11, 2017
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 488
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, and a digital copy was provided by the blog tour host through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

SummaryCvareh returns home to his sky world of Nova with the genius crafter Arianna as his temperamental guest. The mercurial inventor possesses all the Xin family needs to turn the tides of a centuries-old power struggle, but the secrets she harbors must be earned with trust — hard to come by for Ari, especially when it comes to Dragons. On Nova, Ari finds herself closer to exacting vengeance against the traitor who killed everything — and everyone – she once loved. But before Ari can complete her campaign of revenge, the Crimson Court exposes her shadowed past and reveals something even more dangerous sparking between her and Cvareh.

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My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix (Review)

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Author: Grady Hendrix
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Adult, Horror, Fantasy, Supernatural, Paranormal, Humor,
Imprint: Quirk Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Date published: July 11, 2017 (originally published on May 17, 2016)
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 336
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

SynopsisA heartwarming story of friendship and demonic possession. The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act…different. She’s moody. She’s irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she’s nearby. Abby’s investigation leads her to some startling discoveries–and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question: Is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil? Like an unholy hybrid of Beaches and The ExorcistMy Best Friend’s Exorcism blends teen angst, adolescent drama, unspeakable horrors, and a mix of ’80s pop songs into a pulse-pounding supernatural thriller. 

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