May #Shelfie

It’s been an interesting month as far as my reading as been concerned. I read some amazing books and some truly heinous books. It was a busy month, yet I still managed to read eight books.

Let’s get right to it then. Continue reading “May #Shelfie”

May Owlcrate Review

Oliver desperately wanted to be in the picture, and why shouldn’t he be? He’s adorable!

Forget everything I said last month about not being sure that I would continue my subscription to Owlcrate. I had a moment of weakness and doubt that this month’s box swiftly cured. This was the best box ever! Continue reading “May Owlcrate Review”

The Last Star by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave Series, #3)

It’s a big week for me. I am a vendor at a large Star Wars event on Friday, so most of my energy has been been put into preparing for that. I have new Star Wars designs in the store, and will be adding more, so please take a look!

But I couldn’t resist when The Last Star ended up in the mail on my front porch. I just had to read this book. Continue reading “The Last Star by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave Series, #3)”

How to Throw a Budget-Friendly-Adult-Harry-Potter Party

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Mummy and Ollie, Ollie the House Elf

As you might recall, a few weeks back I mentioned it was my birthday. I love to plan themed parties and I was itching to do it, so after my trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, I decided to throw together a Harry Potter party last minute. I usually have a little one each year on July 31st, but I wanted to go big since it was in celebration of my birthday and despite having a small time frame to pull things together, it was a great success and didn’t break the bank. Continue reading “How to Throw a Budget-Friendly-Adult-Harry-Potter Party”

The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

No. No. And let me think, NO! This is not how I expected this review to be going at all. I was so excited for this book.

“For the winner of the game, there would be unimaginable power.

For the defeated, desolate oblivion.

The Crown’s Game was not one to lose.”

Funny because it seemed to me that Nikolai and Vika’s resolve to win the game lasted for all of two seconds! Continue reading “The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye”

Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand

“Everything looks like a painting: blue sky, white house, bright flowers.

How can the world look so perfect when I feel so broken?”

 

Isn’t that last sentence gorgeous?

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ARC: Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan

“Citizens of Leratia be warned,” it read. “MAGIC IS RUNNING OUT! We are fast speeding towards a FUTURE without sorcery. Without HEALERS. Without a DEFENCE AGAINST INVADERS. Without MACHINES. The Society of Magical Preservation invites you to learn of this IMPENDING PERIL, and how it might be AVOIDED.”

Continue reading “ARC: Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan”

24 Years of Books

Yesterday, I turned 24. It wasn’t a particularly notable birthday, at least not yet, as we took a red-eye flight home from our trip to Florida, which I’ll be writing about later. So I’ve decided to celebrate by taking you on a journey through my life as we recall my favorite books from infancy to now, and how they’ve shaped me into who I am today. Continue reading “24 Years of Books”

The Vagrant by Peter Newman

This book is being released tomorrow on May 10th, which is also my birthday! I’ve already bought some books as my birthday to myself. But other than that, I don’t know what to do to celebrate. I want to throw a party! Continue reading “The Vagrant by Peter Newman”

Love, Lies, and Spies by Cindy Anstey

I’m not here typing this on this day. Today, I’m away from my computer, enjoying the pleasures of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Feel free to be jealous. I certainly would be if our circumstances were reversed.

Before I departed on my holiday to Florida though, I had the pleasure of finishing Love, Lies, and Spies by Cindy Anstey, and it was stupendous! I was feeling frustrated last month with the excessive amount of romance books I was reading. I don’t particularly enjoy the genre in general, and every book I read seemed to be oozing with silly, romantic fancies. If I’m going to read a romance novel though, then I want to read more like this one! Continue reading “Love, Lies, and Spies by Cindy Anstey”