Thursday, January 18, 2018

30 Song Challenge: Song That Reminds You of the Past Summer

This, like most challenges like it, is technically suppose to be a 30 day challenge but I've decided to make it weekly because; sadly, I'll only be blogging for 13 more weeks (not counting the final blogoversary week).


Song 13: Song That Reminds You of the Past Summer

Sadly, unlike the summer of 2016 where I went to Spain and Paris, saw The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl and had a handful of other things worth remembering, nothing happened in 2017. And not just the summer, the entire year was a dud.


So the one thing I've chosen to remember: Going to see Wonder Woman.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

5 Bookish Resolutions/Goals

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.


I got kind of sad reading last week's final post over at The Broke and Bookish; mainly because that'll be me in 3 months; but also because it won't be, because we had very different experiences blogging.
More on that in three months, though.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Winter's Respite Readathon Week 2 Update

Pages Read: 810
Books Finished: 3

Still telling myself I need to start using other methods for these updates. Mainly when I see other participants doing so on the Facebook group. Maybe I just need to keep doing it this way and then force myself to adjust when I no longer have the blog to turn to. (I keep saying I'll start doing things differently once I say my goodbyes, but will I really?)

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Branded by Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki - Book Review Repost

Originally Posted: July 18, 2014

Branded (Sinners, #1)Branded by Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fifty years ago The Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society.


To punish the guilty, he created the Hole, a place where sinners are branded according to their sins. Sinners are forced to live a less than human existence in deplorable conditions, under the watchful eye of guards who are ready to kill anyone who steps out of line.

Now, LUST wraps around my neck like thick, blue fingers, threatening to choke the life out of me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit, and the Hole is my new home.

Constant darkness.

Brutal and savage violence.

Excruciating pain.

Every day is a fight for survival.

But I won’t let them win. I will not die in the Hole.

I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter. My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel - Book Review - Repost

Originally Posted: May 12, 2014

Second Star
Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Published: May 13th 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

A twisty story about love, loss, and lies, this contemporary oceanside adventure is tinged with a touch of dark magic as it follows seventeen-year-old Wendy Darling on a search for her missing surfer brothers.
Wendy’s journey leads her to a mysterious hidden cove inhabited by a tribe of young renegade surfers, most of them runaways like her brothers. Wendy is instantly drawn to the cove’s charismatic leader, Pete, but her search also points her toward Pete's nemesis, the drug-dealing Jas.
Enigmatic, dangerous, and handsome, Jas pulls Wendy in even as she's falling hard for Pete.

A radical reinvention of a classic, Second Star is an irresistible summer romance about two young men who have yet to grow up--and the troubled beauty trapped between them.