Apr 19
Review: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Review: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

4 Stars, Reviews 2

It took me several weeks months to read This Savage Song because of college and homework and it’s like 400 pages long, but FINALLY I finished this book and then realized that the sequel doesn’t get released until June. UGH. I need to know how the story continues! I NEED to know what happens to Kate and August! LIKE NOW. Anyway… please ignore my impatience. This Savage Song was not what I was expecting at all. To be completely honest, when I first saw it,… Read more »

Mar 21
How Reading (and Being an English Major) Creates Empathy and Understanding

How Reading (and Being an English Major) Creates Empathy and Understanding

Literature 0

First, I’d like to address Diana Gabaldon’s tweet regarding English majors… By now, most people have heard of the “English degrees are useless” tweet that Diana Gaboldon posted a couple weeks ago. If you haven’t, here’s an article that sums it up pretty well. While there’s SO many things wrong with her tweet, especially the blatantly inaccurate notion that English majors are unsuccessful, the part that MOST sticks out to me is the fact that the girl, who asked for… Read more »

Mar 18
Review: Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer

Review: Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer

5 Stars, Reviews 2

*Spoiler Alert: This review reveals some info about the other books in the series!* Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve written on the blog, but Jessica has been doing a wonderful job of keeping it up and going and has been very inspiring! Today I want to do a review of the graphic novel Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer with art by Douglas Holgate. This is a new story based on The Lunar Chronicles series, and mainly focuses… Read more »

Mar 14
Welcome Our Newest Blogger, Leo!

Welcome Our Newest Blogger, Leo!

Life 6

  As Leo mentions below in the post, we’ve been planning on him joining the team for a really long time… so if you think I’m bad with procrastinating, well, then there’s Leo : P Leo is one of my friends from high school and college, and Caylin and I are super excited to welcome him onto the blog! One thing I’ve been thinking about lately is why reading is so important, and I think I’ve come somewhat to a conclusion that the… Read more »

Mar 11
Review: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Review: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

4 Stars, Reviews 0

I never wanted to get into Twilight. The Twilight series was one of the most popular books/movies during my middle school career. For that reason alone, I refused to go near any of them. That didn’t last long. After Breaking Dawn Part One was released in theaters, I decided to give them all a shot. My thoughts were jumbled. I was uncomfortable with Edward and Bella’s relationship, but I loved them anyways. They are  honestly, to this day, one my… Read more »

Mar 04
January & February Update

January & February Update

Blog & Life Updates 0

January and February flew by like always, so I didn’t get a chance to write up seperate updates for both months. Although not much happened in January on the blog, I managed to post every week in February and get some personal reading done (aka reading books that aren’t for school). That’s absolutely because I had my mid-winter break from college and was at home for a few days, which meant I FINALLY had a chance to make a few trips to my local… Read more »

Feb 25
Review: Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Review: Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

5 Stars, Reviews 4

My Review ♥ Jennifer Niven HAS to be one of my new favorite authors. I’m actually pretty sure that I said this, or at least thought this, after reading All the Bright Places, but it is absolutely true now that I’ve read two of her books and completely adored them. After reading AtBP, I expected this book to be SAD, and there were definitely sad aspects of this book and tragic stuff, but overall, Holding Up the Universe has a super… Read more »

Feb 18
Review: A List of Cages by Robin Roe

Review: A List of Cages by Robin Roe

4 Stars, Reviews 4

My Review ♥ I didn’t expect to like this book quite as much as I did, but I really enjoyed it and all the emotions it induced. Adam and Julian have the kind of mentor/friend relationship that most people long for. Adam is a senior in high school who takes Julian, a quiet fourteen year old, under his wing. Adam was previously partnered with Julian in elementary school as reading buddies, and when Julian startes seeing (or ditching, more accurately)… Read more »

Feb 14
Books to Read if You’re in the Mood for Romance (Or Not!)

Books to Read if You’re in the Mood for Romance (Or Not!)

Bookish Lists 4

Valentine’s Day is a super weird, sort of not real but somehow still celebrated holiday… that was a mouth full of a sentence. Anyway, while V-Day is super awkward but cute, and not at all meant to be take seriously, here are some books to get you in the romantic mood… or well, not. Whether you’re celebrating the day or trying to pretend it doesn’t exist, you’re sure to find a book to help get you in the right mindset. 5 Books… Read more »

Feb 10
Book Blogging is More Than Just a Hobby

Book Blogging is More Than Just a Hobby

Discussion 5

Today I have for you a list of blogging misconceptions that often lead to a myriad of people thinking that blogging is somehow just a hobby. While it is my unacheived goal (dream) to have an audience that is not merely composed of friends and other bloggers, I’m writing this post to all the people who undervalue and misunderstand blogging and book bloggers as a community. Obviously some bloggers do consider blogging to just be a hobby, but for the most part bloggers… Read more »