Many people begin the new year with clearing their bookshelves, to purge and make room for all the new releases of 2019. I, however, am still not ready to give away my books.
Besides, beginning the new year with a book haul, instead of an unhaul is so much more pleasurable! And that is what we are doing today.
Since my last haul in July 2018, I’ve accumulated another 17 books, featured below:
Continue reading “The First BookHaul of 2019!”
Virginia Shreves is back in this follow up to «The Earth, my Butt and Other Big Round Things».
Q: Is it absolutely necessary to read the first book?
No, I haven’t read it and didn’t feel like I missed anything. Just treat this as a completely new book and you will be fine.
Q: Did it make me want to purchase and read the first book?
Also, no. I had a hard time connecting to any of the characters and only the shortness of the book made me plunge through it till the end. Continue reading “The Universe is Expanding and so am I by Carolyn Mackler |Don’t get fooled by the amazing cover!”
It is the 12th of August as I am writing this and I’ve come to realize that:
(A) the summer is almost over! There is only August left and, while I happen to live a walking distance from the beach, I’ve only gone a couple of times this year and I have to remedy this as soon as possible!
(B) I’ve been far more into fantasy this summer with a comparison to last year when all I practically read were contemporary and literary fiction all day every day. And
(C) Throne of Glass is actually an AMAZING SERIES WITH A LOT OF ACTION, DRAMA & BETRAYALS. Who would have thought that I’d fall in love with Throne of Glass, after absolutely hating the Court of Thorns and Roses?! It’s a mystery for me too.
*The list could go on and on. I love lists. But who doesn’t?
Continue reading “June & July Wrap Up  | Throne of Glass Obsession!”
A debut novel by Juliet McDaniel is an absurd presentation of a socialite’s life, Maxine Simmons, in the late 60s – early 70s California – Palm Springs. Satirical, witty and VERY addicting – «Mr. & Mrs. American Pie» is a perfect summer read. Don’t need to look any longer if you are hunting for some books to take with you on summer vacations.
Continue reading “Mr. & Mrs. American Pie by Juliet McDaniel | The perfect book to take on vacation!”
I might have made a mistake to binge read Gillian Flynn books at the beginning of my blogging career. Ever since that point, no thrillers ever came close to twisted and dark characters of Gillian Flynn.
Jar of Hearts had a few graphic moments and gore details, but I’ve predicted the twist way too soon. After that, the book lost a little bit of its appeal and I had to force myself to pick it up again. Continue reading “Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier |Murder + Serial Killer + Secrets don’t stay buried forever!”
As a true and proud bookworm, I am in love with all kind of STATIONARIES. Cute ones, black ones, simple and professional, or fun and colorful – I need them all and I need them now! Before you start accusing me of uncontrollable purchase of pens, pencils, notebooks and sticky notes, let’s clarify that I am actually not a hoarder (Books don’t count. Don’t look at my bookshelves! Don’t do it!).
I love watching YouTube videos about stationaries and DIYs but never actually get around to buy or try things myself. Which is (A) GOOD because it saves me tons of money, and (B) BAD because I rarely try new things. Continue reading “Stationary Book Tag”
When I was little, I constantly asked my parents to buy me more books. I think it was the only thing I ever asked for. My favorite book series back then was something similar to Nancy Drew – crime, mystery solving stories within a large collection of adventures.
When I picked this book up from NetGalley, I didn’t even realize that it was going to have that same adventurous vibe that I used to love in children books.
Continue reading “Twain’s Treasure: The Phantom Files, Book 1 by William B. Wolfe | A promising beginning to a new Children’s Fiction collection!”
Months are flying so quickly! Just “yesterday” I posted my most anticipated releases for the month of June and now it’s already the 1st of July. Somehow time has been escaping me this year. Any tips on how to make it go slower? *idea for a new blog post *wink*
July will be a great month because my most anticipated book of the year – Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen will be coming out on July 17th and I was incredibly lucky to receive advanced readers’ copy of this book! Continue reading “Most Anticipated Releases | July 2018”