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!
Hey Dolls and how are you?! I hope you are all Jake! I am doing pretty Jake myself. I would have gotten this review up a long time ago, but one laziness set in. And just when I was ready to put this one up. There was an unexpected death in my family and it has been a very hard week last week for us all. But, now I am back and just going to do a quick review on "The Diviners" by Libba Bray.
Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City-and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It's 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.
Evie worries he'll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.
As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta running from her past. A student named Jericho hides a shocking secret. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened...
Yeah had to use the book's blurb it's hard right now to come up with one.
Even thou this story has been around for awhile and I just now got around to reading it. It's a very good one. I enjoyed the dive into the 20's vibe and loving the slang that is used for the story. There were some points that had gotten me angry, and some that had me rooting for the characters.
Evie is one of those characters that you have a like/not like moment. Along with her best friend Mabel.
Theta is has become a favorite of mine along with her brother (gay best friend) Henry. Reading about Theta's past was heartbreaking for me. But, she has become a tough cookie!
Memphis is a young man with good intentions, but going about it wrong. But, he is someone that you can enjoy reading about.
Jericho is just a guy who really wants to feel normal. He turns out to be really sweet.
Evie's Uncle Will is interesting, but can be a bit of a pain.
There are other characters that need to be mentioned Isaiah (Memphis's little brother) who is quite powerful, Sam (a street hustler) has a secret as well, & Sister Walker who helps Isaiah strengthen his power
Then, there is the villain who was quite disturbing and needed to just go right away, but of course that's not how you write a story lol! And the name Naughty John, that doesn't sound right to me! ha ha!
But, all in all it was a really good read and I did enjoy it! I wouldn't mind continuing the series and see what new villain comes along. I would recommend this one for those who love supernatural stories, 1920's vibe, and just a start of a new series.
Well, that's all I have for you all today. I hope you enjoy this all over the place review and it might not make sense. Be on the look out for another review, maybe tomorrow. I will do my best to, because I have promised myself to do something more on here. Enjoy your reads and your Summer!
Good Hello everyone and how are you?! I hope you all are doing well! I am pretty good myself. So, as you can tell by the title it is the last day of BoBs and I am sad to see it done already! Reading Update: I am not quite done with either books, but I'm getting there. My imagination tends to take over and I end up getting distracted by other things. It's been quite a week.
So, where does it lead me with a proper update on reading? I am nearly done with both book thou. I have quite a lot to say about Anne of Green Gables. Be expecting a review on this story. Plus, reliving reading Charlotte's Web is always a delight! I will not be reviewing this one, because it's a great story!
What about this challenge I always do? It's simple actually! All I need to do is just to Stretch out my goals. Which is a pretty easy one if I think about it. I almost would have not have any if it wasn't for the obvious! To Finish The Reads I Have! I am going to try my best to finish these two reads before the day is over and....If I don't get distracted by other shiny objects! I am really bad at that!
I have been rambling on for to long now and I must get back to reading! I must finish these books! So, here I bid you all ado for the day/night. I also, wish for you many of great blessings and great reads.
Write to you next time
Well hello there everyone and how are ya? Me....well, I am tired I stayed up for 24 hrs. Just to watch the Royal Wedding. I didn't get to bed until 9 am here in the U.S. I am worn out and I just want to go back to bed and not move, but I will say that staying up all night was worth it! I didn't watch William and Kate get married and I don't know why I decided to watching Harry and Meghan?
Anywhozzles, I am going onto long with the wedding! LOL! I of course am here to update you all and share a challenge. Reading Update: I haven't gotten around to reading yet. I did manage to read Charlotte's Web very early in the morning while waiting for a few things! But, I've been up for a few hours and I just need to push myself to read. But, I am enjoying the reads.
As for the challenge it's pretty simple all I need to do is just share a favorite moment or two from doing Bout of Books. And, it's just being able to do the challenges and having fun. Learning about books that have been added to my TBR wish list. Plus, the awesome people who would comment on your blog, telling you to "keep up the good work", "you're doing an awesome job". It's just a lot of fun being apart of the craziness. I don't remember how I found out about BoBs, but all I know that I was super excited to find a read-a-thon that I would stick with for quite awhile. And, I have to thank the ladies who had come with the idea! So, Thank you Amanda and Kelly for coming up with an awesome read-a-thon!
So, that is it from me for today. I will of course be back tomorrow to wrap it up! I hope you all are enjoying your day!
Good Hello everyone and how are you today? I hope you all are doing well! I've been doing pretty good. So, for today's update I am about twelve chapters away from completing Anne of Green Gables and I am going to keep pushing myself to finish it. As for Charlotte's Web I haven't jumped into that yet today!
Okie Dokie onto today's challenge and it should be a fun one! It's a scavenger hunt sharing as many books as ya can in this challenge. Oh and it's space themed, let's get started shall we!
Here is the list:
xMercury - Favourite short story/novella
xVenus - Favourite book with female protagonist
xEarth - Favourite book about nature/nature word in the title
xMars - Favourite book with a red cover
xJupiter - Favourite tome over 500 pages
xSaturn - Favourite book with circle/ring on the cover/in the title
Uranus - Favourite book set in winter
xNeptune - Favourite book set at sea, on a boat, or under water
Pluto - Favourite books featuring a dog/with a dog on the cover
Moon - Favourite book set anywhere other than Earth
Sun - Favourite book set in summer
xSpace - Favourite book set in space
Alright this is going to be both fun and a bit crazy trying to find books that will do. But, I'm gonna try!
Mercury- Favorite Short story/Novella
This one has four different stories in them, but there was one that I thought was super cute from this book it's called “The Dog Days of Laurie Summer" by Patricia Gaffney’s
Venus - Favourite book with female protagonist
Earth - Favourite book about nature/nature word in the title
Ok well this one is not necessarily centered around nature, but the characters do deal with nature.
Mars - Favourite book with a red cover
Jupiter - Favourite tome over 500 pages
Well, this one is just all seven of Jane Austen's Novels, but I have a different hardback from this one.
Saturn - Favourite book with circle/ring on the cover/in the title
This book is the only one I can think of that has somewhat of a ring on it!
Neptune - Favourite book set at sea, on a boat, or under water
Space - Favourite book set in space
So, I managed to find quite a bit of books and even thou I couldn't find all, I still had fun! I hope you all are enjoying your day. I wanted to also send out my heart and thoughts to the families out there who had to endure such a sorrowful day today. The world seems to be going to a crazy place right now and it's sad and heartbreaking.
Salutations everyone. I hope you all are well. I know that booklikes seems to be in a bit of a pickle and are having trouble with having us see other posts. I hope that they will fix it soon. So, if you are seeing this that is awesome! Just doing an update and a challenge for you all and it should be fairly quick, since I'm leaving in a while. So, update still reading Anne of Green Gables and I need to jump into Charlotte's web. So far Anne of Green Gables is going through a lot and she's quite a character.
Okay onto the challenge so for this one we have a Read Alike which is basically if you like this then you'll enjoy this. I have shared quite a few in the past. So, coming up with a book or two shouldn't be too bad! Let's see. Oh I have one now!
If you have read this read
Then you'll enjoy this read
Both of these books have such an awesome story line and I love them both. They do have somewhat of similarities, both going on a journey to find themselves. But, they have their own way of finding themselves. Rather it's on purpose or not. Both bring about a sense of adventure and hope that it'll change you in some way at the very end! These books can give you lessons and hope!
Well, that is all I have for you all today! I will of course be back tomorrow! Enjoy your day
Good Afternoon everyone and welcome back to my little post! I am here with an update and a new challenge. Yesterday I mentioned that I might have to read at least two books at the same time. And, I am! I'm still reading Anne of Green Gables and now I'm reading Charlotte's Web as well. I was hoping to have Anne's story done by now, but I seem to be going a little slow. I decided early this morning to get a jump in Charlotte's Web so that way I have at least two reads. Which I don't mind one bit! I will take my time on the two, it wasn't what I was planning, but hey I'm not complaining, I'm having a grand time feeling like I'm a little girl again reading these stories. There is nothing like reading a children's book to bring you back in time, where you remember being in the school's library picking out your next read!
Anyways, I have a challenge for you all today and that is called Show Me Your Precious. It sounds funny since Lord of the Rings! My Precious, my precious! LOL! I have quite a bit of Precious, but this one has been number one so far.
Even thou I have read this book as an adult, it has brought me joy and laughter. I found myself relating a bit to each girl in someway. Like I'm the oldest of my siblings, like Meg. I'm a writer, like Jo, Shy (when I don't know you,) like Beth, and a bit spoiled, like Amy. This story is something that a mother who loves to read should share with her little girl or boy. It's filled with lessons, love, understanding, and growing. I just love this book!
Well, that is my update for today! I really do hope you all are enjoying your reads! So, until tomorrow's update, I bid you ado and good day or night!
Hello, hello everyone and welcome back to another day of me blogging about something! Well, my progress so far on my reads is I'm still reading "Anne of Green Gables" I am about twelve chapters in. I'm debating on rather or not I should read another book at the same time as this one, but I'm not to sure. I can't really think of anything else to share, but another challenge!
For this challenge it is called the year of you, where I get to pick a book from the year I was born. I am not afraid to share my age and year so here I go I was born in 1986! So, I will be turning 32 in the summer. I don't look my age and it's cool to know, but also slightly annoying to! So, here is a book that I found!
Stephen King's "IT" which I have seen both versions of the movie, but I haven't read the book and maybe I should! But, it's cool to know that the book came out at that year!
and Bonus Hatchet by Gary Paulsen I read this book when I was in fourth grade, it was a really good read!
Now you know my age which I don't mind sharing at all lol! I hope you all are having an amazing spring day and read. I'll be back tomorrow with a new post and a new challenge!
Good Hello everyone and how's it going? I hope you all are doing splendidly awesome! Well, today starts bout of books week and I'm excited to be participating in my 14th BoBs Week read-a-thon! This is the only time where I am forced to blog all week lol! So, I started my first read of the week and it's "Anne of Green Gables" by L. M. Montgomery. I am five chapters in and so far Anne is just adorable.
So, I have a challenge to share with you all and that is to introduce myself in six words. I honestly don't have any words to use. Since I've been doing this challenge for quite sometime. But, I'll try okay I think I have something!
Book Lover Nerd For Life Yo!
Hahahahahahahaha oh yeah I totally love this one! I need to start keeping tabs of all the six word intros that I have made up, because after awhile I tend to forget. And, bonus I am sharing my TBR Pile, even thou it's sideways! Sorry, I took it from my phone and just uploaded it from it.
Ok, so that is all from me for today! I will of course be back tomorrow with a new challenge and an update. I am being a nerd right now and I'm just really happy to be back on this awesome site sharing my reading adventures. I hope you all are having an awesome day!
Hey everyone so I am back with a new post for you and it’s gonna be a quick one. I had hoped to have another review for you all, but I can’t seem to find the right “voice” for it. Well, I do, I’m just working on it to sound natural. Okay, so like the title says I am doing BoBs yet again and I’m excited! So, starting next week I’ll be posting everyday for that week! The books I have chosen are from PBS’s America’s Top 100 Books.
There are books I have read and books that I own and have not read! Which inspired me to read the books I own. Which is eleven in total but I know that I will not get to all eleven in a week! That will take a big miracle, a lot of coffee, and no sleep! I just have to see what happens! And ,if you don’t hear back from me send help! I will leave a link to PBS with the list of books; I will say that a few surprised me and one that I just don’t understand why!
Okay, so before I even start that rant; I’m going to share with you all the books I hope to get through!
The Picture of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde
Anne of Green Gables- L.M. Montgomery
Moby Dick- Herman Melville
Great Expectations- Charles Dickens
Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland- Lewis Carroll
The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald
Frankenstein- Mary Shelley
Jurassic Park- Michael Crichton
Wuthering Heights- Emily Brontë
Charlotte’s Web- E.B. White
War and Peace- Leo Tolstoy
Well, I will tell you that I have read Charlotte’s Web, but as a child and I did read The Great Gatsby, but I was a teen and I somehow found it a bore! Also, I did watch War and Peace with the amazing Audrey Hepburn!
Okie Dokie that is all from me for today, as soon as I figure out the review I will post it! I’ll be back soon and as promised the link!
Hey everyone, so as promised I am here with the book review that has been waiting in the wings. I am reviewing Marcus Zusak's book "I am the Messenger". I'm trying something a little different here with this review. I am trying to make my reviews on here a little more "storytelling", then just a straight up review. I got the inspiration from an ASMR Youtuber I watch! I want to create a different kind of experience on here just to see if it works. I hope you will give me an honest feedback on this. I will be working on trying to create this "voice" and maybe different ones as well. Okay, so enough of my rambling and onto the review. Enjoy!
Hello sweeties and how are you today? Well, welcome to my little corner of the blog. Where I'll be telling you all about the books I have read and rather I liked them or not. It really shouldn't take that long, but you see I do tend to get a little side tracked and I might not stay on topic for long. So, if you would like to continue on reading you are more than welcome to. Just get all cozy up with a nice cup of hot coffee, tea, or whatever you prefer and a snack. And get ready for me to share with you about the latest book I have just read.
Now, let me see what I have read just recently. Oh yes, I remember it was one of Marcus Zusak's book "I am the Messenger". Now, this story turned out to be quite the read for me. I got caught up in the world of its main character.
His name is Ed Kennedy and he lives a pretty ordinary life. Until a bank robbery happens and he somehow inadvertently stops it. After the incident he receives a mysterious envelope and in it is a playing card which turns out to be an ace, with three addresses written on them. Ed isn't sure who has sent the envelope and why they did it. But, he somehow knows that he is needed at these three places. What he observes from these places are people who are in need of help in some way. He will do whatever it takes to help these people and with each task complete a new ace comes in and he continues on his service to help. Ed is still somewhat concern on who is doing all of this to him?, What has made him the prime target of this person?, and what will happen at the end?
This story is full of sweet moments, laughable ones, and cringy ones as well. But, in the end I found myself loving the story more and more. I had to pace myself just so I can enjoy the story longer. I will admit thou, that it did take me few days to even get myself into the story, but once I did there was no turning back. What made this story amazing was that with each ace that came to him, there was a meaning to them. The ace of diamonds meaning is to protect or to find the beauty in the roughness. The ace of clubs meaning is Ed gets a bit roughed up a bit. The ace of spades meaning is for Ed to dig a bit further on these people. The ace of hearts meaning which is the hardest, is to really look at his three best friends more closely.
Everything about this story is just amazing and great. I thought at first and I will be honest that it was going to be a bust for me, but I'm really glad to say that it wasn't. This book teaches its readers how to stand up to someone, how to bring someone out of their shell. There's just a lot of great examples of how life works. I highly recommend this book if you have not read it. Either way, you'll find a lesson or two in this book.
Well, my dears that is it from me, I hope you had enjoyed my little review on "I am the Messenger" and I hope you have a wonderful day or night, either way just have a wonderful and magical time. Until the next review!
So, it has been quite some time since I've been on here. Mostly because I hit a reading lull and I just didn't really feel like reading a whole lot. But, I have pushed myself to and I'm glad I did. Which in return means, that I had missed being on here sharing my thoughts on a book with those who read my posts. Now, I'm not going to be promising a lot of posts, like I have tried before in the past. I burnt myself out to quickly from it all. I am going to pick a day where I'll be posting book reviews, bookish stuff. Whatever I can think of. I just want to keep it simple on here for now. I do have a book review that is waiting in the wings that I will be posting and also I will be posting for Bout of Books week coming up in a couple of weeks. I did the last one on instagram. I'm excited to be making a slow return and I hope to keep this up more.
Well, that's all I got for you all and I hope you are having an amazing reading time!
What's up peeps and how are ya?! I hope you all are doing awesome and enjoying the last bit of summer! I am well to be honest a bit annoyed at the moment, because this is my second attempt at writing this review. I lost my first one and dummy me forgot to save it! YAY!!! SHEMURR! But, I'll get over it in a bit...not really no! I had it sound so good and then, my computer decided to be an itch and erase everything! I am going to go "camping" this weekend and by camping I mean be in a camper...no tents lol! I'm looking forward to doing that! Anywhoozles, today I have a review yay!!! It is "Twenties Girl" by Sophie Kinsella! Let's jump in shall we!
The story focuses on a woman name Lara, whom has a lot to deal with. Her best friend/business partner ran off to GOA and so Lara is stuck running the business alone, but with some help from her secretary. On top of that her "perfect" boyfriend dumped her. And, to top even that. She sees the 23 year old version of her dead great aunt Sadie, whom seems to be in 1920's wear. Life is just going peachy for her. Sadie stayed behind for a reason, she needs help finding her dragonfly necklace! And, Lara is the only one who can see her and help her out. Together these two polar opposites will have to set out and find Sadie''s necklace and Lara can have her peace. But, with a price, both women, have to help each other out with some crazy requests and they end up discovering a lot about each other.
I will be honest, at the beginning, I was really annoyed at Lara because she so badly wanted to get back with her ex. I wanted to go up to her, shake her, and say "are ya dumb?!" a few times. I did feel bad for her because she had to run the business herself and not having much experience with what she signed up for. Sadie, is basically my favorite character and although there were times she did annoying me. I couldn't help but like her; she's just so funny and witty. Also, she seems to know what she is talking about when it comes to certain things. There are other characters as well that seem to make this book even more entertaining to read. There is Lara's parents and sister: Her mom is a major worrier, her dad just want his daughter to be doing well, her older sister is a know it all. Let's not forget her Uncle and his family! Her Uncle is a shameful rich know it all, his wife...well I don't really know, her cousin...spoiled as ever. Then, there is the new possible love interest name Ed, who seems to be sweet, charming, and serious.
All in all, I really did enjoy this book! I liked how Sophie added really amazing details about the 1920's and building the dynamic between Lara and Sadie. The two did learn a lot about each other, and in the end Sadie learned a lot about what really happened in the past!
Well, that's all I got for you all! I hope you awesome nerds are enjoying your reads and the last bit of summer. I will be back next week with a new post. Until then!
Hey everyone and how are you? I hope you all are doing amazing. I'm doing pretty good myself, been keeping myself busy doing laundry, watching The Magic School Bus (yes, my childhood) and waiting for Game of Thrones to start. Well, this is my final update for BoBs week! It's been a heck of a week and I'm happy to have finished this week. I am so looking forward to the next one. I had a blast with the challenges and I just love updating you all about what's been going on with my reading.
So, I did start another book last night called "Hunting Season" by Nevada Barr. I only got two chapters into it, but it's not to bad so far. I'll let you all know, when I get around doing a review. Well, since this the last day of BoBs, we actually get a free day of no challenges. Which is kinda a bummer not having one, but sometimes it's nice to have a break! I would like to encourage you all to join in one day and see what the fun is all about. I love that I found this read-a-thon! I needed an excuse to try to lower my TBR, because I still have a lot of books to get through!
Well, that's it for me for today and for the read-a-thon. I hope you awesome nerds are enjoying your reads and getting in some sun! Enjoy your week and I'll be back later!
what's up world and how are you?! Are you awesome, because I know you all are! I'm doing pretty awesome myself! So, today I finished reading "Twenties Girl" and it turned out to be a pretty good book! I haven't been reading anything else today, I will admit I have been lazy today, because it's pretty cool out and there is no sun! I guess that since Fall is coming the weather has decided to do whatever it wants! But, before I go onto today's challenge, I want to say that my heart and positive vibes are being sent down to Texas, where Hurricane Harvey has hit pretty hard and I hope everyone is okay and are being safe. I do have family down in Texas as well, I really do hope that everyone is fine and staying safe as well! Today's challenge seems is a pretty cool one. The challenge is called Love to Hate and you just have to choose a character or more, that you just can't stand! Some of you know how I am when it comes to characters that I just cannot stand. I am pretty brutal when it comes to my opinion! I do have characters that I just can't even with them the only thing is, trying to remember all of them lol! But, I will try!
Let's see there are:
The Xes (excluding the boys) and other bad parents from The Nanny Diaries and Nanny Returns
President Snow from the Hunger Games
Caroline Bingley from Pride and Prejudice
The headmaster, Jane's aunt and cousin from Jane Eyre
The sister-in-law from Sense and Sensibility
That's all I got for this list, believe me when I say I have a longer list. If I can remember that list lol! So many books I have read!
Well, that's all I got for you awesome nerds! Tomorrow, I will of course be back with my last update, since tomorrow is the last day of BoBs! Until tomorrow!
Hey everyone and how's it going? I hope you all are doing Fantastic, I'm not doing to bad myself! Well, I am back again with an update and a challenge. So, after I have finished updating you all yesterday, I actually read a bit more of "The Count of Monte Cristo" and I'm still liking it. I have been continuing on as well with "Twenties Girl" and today it got better and I was liking what I was reading. Still, a bit of craziness, but I am about seven chapters away to finishing it! Ok, so onto today's challenge it's really interesting and I get to knock out one thing. And, that is a book review challenge. That's it, I have to share a book review and what a cool thing to do. So, as promised, I proved to you a book review. I will be giving you all a review on "The Undomestic Goddess" by Sophie Kinsella!
The story is about a woman name Samantha Sweeting who is a high power lawyer and a workaholic! She's awesome at her job, she doesn't let anything get by her. Until, one day she realized she had made a pretty huge mistake and she ends up having a meltdown and walks out of work and heads to he middle of nowhere. She ends up at a house to hopefully get a glass of water and direction. But, the owner of the house mistakes her for being apart of an interview to becoming a housekeeper! Now, Samantha finds herself doing something that she never does and that is cooking and cleaning!
I fell in love with this story and it's characters. Sam is pretty funny when she tries to figure out how to open an ironing board and doing the laundry. Her employers Eddie and Trish are quite strange, funny, and down right laughable. Sam's love interest Nathaniel is a total sweetheart and is swoon worthy, and not to mention really awesome at his job! His mom Iris is amazing, kind, sweet, Jill of all trades, patient, and takes on any challenge that comes her way (aka Sam in general.) This story is light-hearted and funny, I didn't know what I was going to expect when I dove into the book. Despite some people that you really want to knock out, this story had me laughing a whole lot. The chemistry between Sam and Nate is adorable and I was rooting them on the entire time. Iris had become my favorite character and I too wanted to learn how to cook and sew from her. I pretty quickly figured out why Sam seemed to have "made" a mistake while at her old job. And boy, that one was a bit of a douche move on someone whom Sam trusted so much. All in all I enjoyed this book 100% and I would recommend this to anyone into comedy romance. And, a fan of Sophie Kinsella!
Well, that was a fun challenge right. It is different and I'm glad that someone had thought of this. I hope you all get a kick out of my impromptu review! I hope you awesome nerds/bookworms are having fun reading! And, I will be back tomorrow with yet another update and challenge.
What's up peeps and how are you all?! I hope you all are doing awesome. I'm doing pretty good I've been having a lazy day today and of course doing some reading! This book is going to take me well into the end of the read-a-thon. I'm having a hell of a time getting pass the almost ridiculousness that is going on, but I'm enjoying it thou. I have quite a bit to read and I still haven't been reading "The Count of Monte Cristo" which I think I will after this. So, that is my quick update! Here, is the challenge of the day, it's called "If You Like This, Try That" which is of course offering up a recommendation of what you should try to read. Here we go!
If you like things that go bump in the night, ghosts, and a bit of mystery, then try reading "Dead House" by Dawn Kurtagich!
If you like sweet romantic men, things go crazy, and trying to figure out how to open the damn ironing board, then try reading "The Undomestic Goddess" by Sophie Kinsella
Well, that's all I have, I could honestly have kept on going if my brain would work just a little bit faster lol! That's all folks for today! I hope you awesome nerds are having an amazing time and I will be back tomorrow for yet another update and challenge!