Calendar Girls November 2017 Readalong Renegades by Marissa Meyer (Discussion 1: Prologue – Chapter 8)

RENEGADES readalong post banner final VERSION 3 B

Yay! It’s finally time for our first Renegades discussion! I feel like the wait has been so long since I announced this readalong, and it’s been torture. But now we’re finally reading this awesome book, and I’m very happy to be reading it together with all of you, and to be able to talk about it with you guys as well! This week we’ll be discussing from the prologue, up to the end of chapter 8. For those of you hearing about this readalong for the first time, you can find the info and sign-up post here. And if this is the first time you are hearing about Calendar Girls, it is a monthly blogging event which is hosted by Melanie and myself! For more details, please go to my info page about Calendar Girls!

Continue reading

Advertisements

Top Ten Tuesday (#34): Top Ten Books I Want My Future Children to Read, While They are Still Children

toptentuesday-winter

Happy Tuesday everyone! I’m sorry to have missed a few Top Ten Tuesdays due to being far too busy. But I’m back now! And this week’s topic happens to be about something that I’ve actually been actively thinking about for some time now. I don’t have children yet, but I’ve sort of been compiling a rough list in my head, listing all of the books that I want to make sure that they have available. As a child, I sadly was unable to access diverse children’s books, and therefore was unable to list any here, but please share your suggestions with me, as I would love to add those to my kids’ library!

Continue reading

#ARCstravaganza (#18): Scion of the Fox by S.M. Beiko

arcstravaganza banner.png

Happy Monday everyone! And also happy #ARCstravaganza day! This week I’ll be featuring a book that is not in the format of an ARC as you are used to. Usually ARCs are in paperback format, or e-book format, and say “advanced reader copy” and/or “not for sale” on the cover. However…since this book was sent to me by the author and publisher before its publication date, I’m going to bend the rules and categorize it as an “advanced copy” even though it’s a finished copy. Yes, I know…I’m awful. I couldn’t help but feature this book though! Seriously. I waited until the first snow to take photos of this beauty, and I’m so glad that I did! Then I was too excited not to feature the book for #ARCstravaganza rather than just sharing my Insta pics. Plus, this book was written by a Canadian author! Ah! But enough rambles, on to this awesome book!

Continue reading

#ARCstravaganza (#17): Shadow Girl by Liana Liu

arcstravaganza banner.png

Happy Monday everyone! And also happy #ARCstravaganza day! This week I’ll be featuring the ARC for a book coming out in December. I’m really excited to read it, since the synopsis sounds very intriguing, especially combined with the genres listed for it on Goodreads! It’s also the kind of genre that I don’t usually go for, but something about the cover really drew me to this book.

Continue reading

Calendar Girls (#11 / November 2017): Best End of a Series

my-banner-w-links-switched

How is it November already?! We’re gonna blink and it’ll be December. Like, oh my goodness. Where did 2017 go? We’re so happy to so many of you have stuck with us for so long, and how many awesome participants we’ve picked up along the way! There are so many books that we would not have heard of if you guys had not shared them with us. So thank you for sticking with us, thank you for sharing your faves, and thank you for discussing something we all love…books! Also, this month’s readalong is not based on the monthly theme, because it would have been impossible to read the last book in a series that every one just happens to be reading. So, I hosted a poll and listed all of the books that I’d be reading this month anyway, and let you guys pick from the list. I’m very happy to announce that the majority of you voted for Renegades by Marissa Meyer, and that you can rad more info, and sign up here if you haven’t already! (P.s. the readalong is open to Calendar Girls participants, and non-participants as well!)

Continue reading

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Readalong Announcement Post & Sign-Up)

SIX OF CROWS readalong banner 3

It’s time for another readalong! And this time it’s for another book that I’ve been eager to read for yearsSix of Crows by Leigh Bardugo! And I’m very happy that I’ll be able to share my experience of reading it for the first time with all of you. I know that this post is going up quite early, but I thought that I’d give people more time, considering how many of us have our reading schedules planned out months in advance. Just wanted to see how it goes, I suppose! All are welcome to join, whether you have read the book before or not. I just ask that if you have read it before, you be aware of which chapters we’re discussing in each discussion so as to avoid spoilers for everyone else. Please read on if you would like more info on the book and the readalong overall!

Continue reading

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)!

Continue reading

#ARCstravaganza (#16): The Empress by S.J. Kincaid

arcstravaganza banner.png

Happy Monday everyone! And also happy #ARCstravaganza day! This week I will be featuring the ARC for a book that I have been looking forward to ever since I heard the announcement that it would be coming out. The first book was initially meant to be a standalone, which was great too. But I really really liked it, and while understanding the author’s desire to keep it a standalone, I also missed the setting and characters a lot. So, when I heard that she would be continuing the story by writing 2 more books, I was overjoyed! Bah! Has this ever happened to anyone else (not necessarily with this book, but another standalone turned series), or do you prefer it when standalones remain standalones?

Continue reading

Calendar Girls Wrap-Up (October 2017)

my-banner-w-links-switched

Welcome to the wrap-up for another great month for Calendar Girls! This past month we got a little spookier by going with the Best Paranormal Novel theme! And it was so much fun to see what everyone’s favourites were. Seriously! That’s one of the best parts of Calendar Girls, all of the recommendations you indirectly received from friends. (If this is your first time hearing about Calendar Girls and are interested in finding out more, you can read my info page about the blog event here!)

Continue reading