Ali In Book Wonder

Just a woman that has many books to read and many books to be bought and just to have books. Oh the books that have yet to be read by me!

Day 7 of BoBs and the last day!

Hey everyone and how's it going? I hope you all are having a great day or night! I'm doing pretty awesome myself. As you can tell from the title that it's the last day of BoBs and as always I had a lot of fun. I of course have my last update for you all. I have finished reading "The Rift" and it turned out to be a really good read. There wasn't a moment that I was bored and wanted it to end. Like I've mentioned yesterday there isn't a challenge for today at all. So, this is just a quick update and to say that I had fun doing this read-a-thon! 


That's all I have for today and I'll be back tomorrow with a new post. I hope you all are having an awesome day/night and until then.


Later Days!

6th Day of BoBs!!!

So, I just had the fun and excitement of having to re-do posts of BoBs days, because home girl got her days messed up...I need help hehe! Hey everyone and how's it going? I am doing pretty good considering having to edit some of my posts (which isn't too bad) then clean up my room a little. 


Anyways enough of that. I am here to bring you an update to this here read-a-thon I'm doing! Well, I am not further into "The Rift" and it's going pretty good, it's really interesting and I like that fact that the characters are of different race and sizes! I should be done with this read soon or wait until tomorrow to close out this read-a-thon. I'm taking my time on reading and see what kind of reading goal I have. There are not challenges to share for today nor tomorrow, but I will update you all again tomorrow.


That's all I have and I hope you all are just having a kick-ass day/night and I'll write to you all tomorrow!


Later Days!!!

Day 5 of BoBs!!!

I got an awesome package in the mail and it's from book outlet and that book is "The Dead House" by my internet friend Dawn Kurtagich!!! Hey everyone and how are you?! I am doing very well and I am here to bring you an update! So, today I started an e-book called "The Rift" by J.T. Stoll and so far it's not to bad. It's not that long of a read and I will take my time on reading it. For today's challenge it's about recommending books based of the interest of what you read. I honestly cannot think of any books to recommend. Ok, I think I came up with one! So, here I go.


If you like "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert then try "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho  


Already then, that is all I can think of for now. I will be back tomorrow with an update! I hope you all have an amazing day/night and I'll write to you all tomorrow!


Later Days!

BoBs Day 4

So, I woke up this morning thinking I need to read!!! Hey everyone and how's it hanging? I am feeling pretty awesome myself! I am here to bring you an update about my first read. And, I finished just a bit ago and it was really good. I ended up enjoying the book and the main character turned out really understanding. Although, I am sticking to what I said in the beginning of what I first said about her! This book really made me want to go and visit Ireland! I will go into full detail later! That's all for my update and now for the challenge of the day! It's pretty simple it's book spine poetry! All you gotta do is go through your bookcase and create a poem. Here is what I came up with!





Ta-da lol! That's it for today! I hope you all are having an awesome day/night. And, I'll be back tomorrow with a new challenge and update!


Later Days!!!

BoBs day 3!!!

Hey everyone and how's it going?! I'm doing pretty awesome right now!!! I am finally able to update you all of how my week is going. Yesterday, I had a tough time posting, because I am using my tablet as a computer! But, back to my update. I am almost done with my first read and now the main character isn't to bad! The book is getting really interesting, and I'm really wanting to see where the story is going! So, yeah that's my update, now onto the challenge of the day. I am going to share what book(s) I would like to see as a movie. Let's get started shall we?!


Well, the only book I can think of to turn into a movie is:


"The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho 


The White Rabbit Chronicle by Gena Showalter


Ok, so that's all I have for now. Trying to come up with books that haven't been made into a movie is hard. I know there are other books I would like to see turn into a movie. Well, that is it from me for today and I will of course be back tomorrow with another update and challenge. I hope you all are having an awesome day/night and I will write to you all tomorrow!


Later Days!!!

Day 2 of BoBs 2017 in a picture!!!
Day 2 of BoBs 2017 in a picture!!!

The first day of BoBs 18!!!

Hey everyone! How are you all doing?! I am doing pretty awesome right now. So, it's officially Bout of Books time, and to start off I will tell you about my first book. Like I mentioned yesterday I am currently reading "Ireland" by Melody Carlson. I'm five chapters in and it's not to bad, but I do kind want to head smack the main character! She is really judgmental when it comes to drinking. She seems to be better then those, so far. Who knows how she will be once I'm fully engaged in the book! Well, for the challenges this week they are all run by Bout of Books themselves and they are pretty easy. For today's challenge it's to introduce myself in six words! 


Here I go!


Book Lover in Book Wonder YAS!!! 


That was easy! Well, that is all for today and I'll be back tomorrow with another update and another challenge! Until, then enjoy you day/night and rock out!



Bout of Books 18!!!

Hey Everyone and Happy New Year!!! I am so glad that it is now 2017, and it's time for a fresh new start! Well, as promised I'm back and well to kick off to the new year, I am doing my 10th bout of books read-a-thon! I will say that I am going with the flow on what I will be reading during the week. But, I will tell you the first book I will be reading starting tomorrow and that is "Ireland" by Melody Carlson. I am excited to be participating in BoBs! I will update you everyday on how my reading is going and the challenges I will be doing. Well, that is all I have for you all right now! I will be back tomorrow with BoBs update! Have an amazing year! A great day/night! And, I will write to you all tomorrow.


Happy New Year!!!

I'm still kicking

Hey everyone! How are you? I know I have not posted anything for awhile. That's because I had bad back pain for awhile and couldn't bare with doing anything. Then, I got blindsided with news from the University that I applied to. I have to retake my ACTs yet again to get a 22 in order to earn a teaching license. So, I have to study for that now and I have been prioritizing that over this blog. I will keep in touch! Yes, and hopefully finally review "The 5th Wave" and other things. Maybe during the weekend. I have a lot on my plate and I need to deal with this big test coming up! I hope you all had an awesome Halloween yesterday. Again I will try to keep you all updated on what is going on. So, I hope you all are having a wonderful day/night. I will be back when I can!!! <3 

"Sometimes in my tent, late at night, I think I can hear the stars scraping against the sky."

Cassie (The 5th Wave)


Also, Review coming Monday!

Reading progress update: I've read 307 out of 457 pages.

The 5th Wave - Rick Yancey

Ok so I don't have anything to post, but another update about this book so far. Holy moly how this is getting to be really interesting and I can't wait to read a bit more. I have been playing the guessing game on who's who and what is going on so far. I'm still playing Sherlock on this! Well, that's all folks!!!

Reading progress update: I've read 182 out of 457 pages.

The 5th Wave - Rick Yancey

So this is turning out to be a really good story so far. I have a long way to go and I would like to see where this goes. So, this is basically my post for today! I'm enjoying the read so far and I'll let you know how I feel in the end!

The Iron Wyrm Affair Review

The Iron Wyrm Affair - Lilith Saintcrow

Hello everyone and how's it going? I hope you all are doing awesome! As for me I am feeling fantastic, excited, a little bit scared, and amazing! Why? You might be asking. Well, that's because that secret thing I was working on just got back to me and that is. It may not be a big deal for some, but this is huge for me. That is I'm going back to school, yeah a pretty big step for someone my age. I'll be earning a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. So, I'm going to be a teacher and it's something that I've been wanting to do for a long time. I'm just thrilled to be going back to school and also for the first time ever live on campus! As much fun as this is for me. It's time to get down to business lol. I am happy to present to you a book review YAY!!! I know it's been a while since I've posted one of these babies (hehe!) The book I'll be reviewing is called "The Iron Wyrm Affair" and it is written by Lilith Saintcrow. 


This story is about a forensic sorceress named Emma Bannon and she is on a mission to protect a man name Archibald Clare who is a failed and unregistered mentath.


This was another steampunk read for me. But, this one was just hard to get through. I just couldn't understand some of the terms the author used. I had wished that she had proved a better explanation of the levels of witchcraft and what a mentath is. Also, trying to figure out German and Italian was hard. This story reminded me a bit like Sherlock Holmes and it was not to bad. I was hoping for a bit more of sense of humor to ease some tension. But, the humor was proved by two characters. As for Emma she was cool and a strong character, she did care a lot about her fashion sense. For Mr. Clare he reminded me of Sherlock with his power of deduction. Now, Emma has a shield name Mikal and he was a very intense man. Whenever he was around Emma, you can feel the pull towards each other very well. All in all this book wasn't to bad, but I felt like it was lacking something and I'm not to sure what that is. I do recommend this and I think I will try to continue the series.


Well, that's it from me! I hope you enjoyed this review. I will of course be back on Monday with a brand new post. I hope you all enjoy your weekend and have a great day/night. Til then,





So, today I just wanted to write about the topic of storytelling. The reason why I wanted to write about it, was because last month while watching The Emmy's. An actor in his speech brought up something about storytelling. I honestly don't remember who said it nor how the speech went. Of course everyone should know that storytelling is the oldest art form of everything. Everyone can tell a story, no matter how it's being told. Rather it's from: acting, singing, writing a book, or creating art. We all have the power to tell a story.


The power of storytelling is something that can either help or harm a situation. Look at what's been happening in the world, the many wars that are going on. Anyone again can tell a story, but it takes a really skilled person to make that story believable! With that anything can happen. People who are believable can pretty much get away with something. This all depends on the person who tells the story. People can either use storytelling for good or bad. It's up to the rest of us to choose what to believe.  


Like I've mentioned above, storytelling can be expressed in any form. Of course we all should know this. People express themselves through: acting, singing, writing a book, creating art, dance, photography, building. As long as we have a story to tell, we will find a way to tell that story. To express whatever emotions we have or had. It really takes a lot to tell a story and the stories we have isn't new. Nothing is new under the sun. We just have new ways to re-create a story. 


And now, with what has been happening with the world. It should be up to us to end the stories that being told that cause harm to others. And, start creating stories that will hopefully heal. It may not help everyone, but, as long as it helps some, then that's all you can ask for. It takes time to tell a story. Hopefully, we don't end up giving up on telling that story. Because, we all have that power and we all are capable to creating amazing stories. Let's just hope they're all good. 


That's all I have. I hope you all have a wonderful day/night. I'll be back on Friday with a new post. And I leave you with this quote.


"We are all stories in the end! Just make it a good one."

              ~The Doctor (Doctor Who)

Open Letter to Libraries

Dear Libraries,


Hello! A reader here, and I just wanted to say thank you! Thank you so much for being around. You are like a second home for many. I'm sad that I don't visit as often as I would love to and I do love being at a library. You have helped fuel so many minds and give people a place of comfort and safety. To some you feel like a magical place! But, we live in a world where technology has been more convenient and some people have stopped going to you. It's sad, but you have found a way to keep going. Technology is convenient, but there is nothing like a hard back book with it's protective covering, that when I open it, it brings back childhood memories. You will always be around welcoming and ready for just about everyone's needs. You have stood the test of time, you have housed so many exciting and amazing stories for many. You are history in a building! Thank you, thank you, thank you again for being there for those willing to seek you out. You can't compare anything really to you. Here is to many more years to come!



A Reader!!!


"Yes, books are Dangerous. They should be dangerous- They contain ideas"

Pete Hautman