Top 10 Tuesday: Series I’d Love to Start

» 21 October, 2014 » Top 10 Tuesdays » 4 comments

Top 10 Tuesday: Series I’d Love to Start

Top Ten Tuesdays is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week features a different “top 10″ topic, which you make a list for. My list isn’t in any order. Series I Want to Start (but can’t) To any longtime followers, it’s no secret that I HATE series. Hate them hate them HATE. THEM. Mostly because all that waiting around makes me forget things and slowly lose interest. So I’ve started waiting for a series to be completely, 100% released […]

Book Review: Queen’s Gambit by Elizabeth Fremantle

» 20 October, 2014 » Book Reviews » 1 comment

Book Review: Queen’s Gambit by Elizabeth Fremantle

Well-researched, insightful historical fiction is always a welcome addition to my library, and Elizabeth Fremantle’s debut novel, Queen’s Gambit is certainly that. All of Henry VIII’s wives are interest subjects, but I think Katherine Parr can often be missed, since everyone tends pale in comparison to Anne Boleyn and even Catherine of Aragon. This book, then, recounts a good portion of Katherine Parr’s life, beginning shortly before she becomes queen and concluding at her untimely death at age 36, and […]

Book Review: Moloka’i by Alan Brennert

» 19 October, 2014 » Book Reviews » 0 comments

Book Review: Moloka’i by Alan Brennert

Every expectation I had going into Moloka’i turned out to be completely wrong. I expected this to be an gloomy, depressing story about a Hawaiian leper colony and a slow trudge toward death. Instead, Alan Brennert writes of a vibrant community full of inhabitants whose lives weren’t so very different from any other person’s. Though the characters in this book face hard times, overall Moloka’i is a triumphant look at life in Hawai’i during the first half of the twentieth […]

Book Review: To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgertons #5) by Julia Quinn

» 17 October, 2014 » Book Reviews » 0 comments

Book Review: To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgertons #5) by Julia Quinn

This was a very nice little romance novel. As, of course, are all of Julia Quinn’s romances. To Sir Phillip, With Love had a quirky premise that managed to do a good job with itself for the most part (the beginning chapters were sketchy, not gonna lie). There was a severe lack of Bridgerton sibling interaction, alas, but all other interactions were very very good. This wasn’t my favorite Bridgerton book, sure, but I’m not really convinced that Julia Quinn […]

Confession: I’m a Reader Who Doesn’t Like Bookstores

» 16 October, 2014 » Book Talks » 11 comments

Confession: I’m a Reader Who Doesn’t Like Bookstores

So…I’m obviously a bookworm. I have a fiction addiction. I LOVE ME SOME BOOKS. But I really hate buying books. And bookstores are NOT my favorite place. I feel like this is really strange. Really really strange. But I have reasons! My bookstore hate is justified. Promise. 1. Bookstores are EXPENSIVE Like, for real. I was in there the other day and I saw a hardcover biography I was interested in, but it was $35! Like…what?! That is INSANE. $35 for a […]

Book Review: One Tiny Lie (Ten Tiny Breaths #2) by K.A. Tucker

» 15 October, 2014 » Book Reviews » 0 comments

Book Review: One Tiny Lie (Ten Tiny Breaths #2) by K.A. Tucker

Second chances are wonderful things. About a year ago, I tried to read One Tiny Lie and DNF’d within two chapters. And then maybe a week ago, I got the urge to revisit this series, so I did. Surprise, surprise, I actually really enjoyed K.A. Tucker’s follow-up to Ten Tiny Breaths this time around. Yeah, there were a few points that bothered me a bit, but overall I seriously enjoyed this romance and found it to be super solid in […]