642 Things to Write About | Prompt 001

642 Things to Write About | Prompt 001

For Christmas, my husband and I received a book called 642 Things to Write About. I’ve always struggled with my writing so I was pretty excited to receive it. My husband was pretty indifferent so I just hijacked it for myself. lol I decided to share my experience with this book and what I write here on my blog (which is seriously terrifying). I’m not sure how often I’ll write or how often I’ll share here, but I am aiming…

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2017 Reading & Blogging Goals

2017 Reading & Blogging Goals

I have this problem with setting goals or joining challenges. I can’t stop myself! Then halfway through the year I get sad/upset when I’m not reaching that goal or not able to finish a challenge. This past year I’ve been learning to set lower goals and to have more fun with it. The world will not end if I don’t reach all my goals or complete my reading challenges! This year (2016) I lowered my overall goal for the year from…

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Red Velvet Crush by Christina Meredith

Red Velvet Crush by Christina Meredith

I was really looking forward to this book. I love books involving music and bands that potentially make it big. I also am always curious to read books that involve relationships between sisters that may not be ideal relationships. Since this book had both of those factors I figured ‘why wouldn’t I like it?’. Things just didn’t really click or come together the way they could have. It was almost there, but didn’t quite get it. I loved the names…

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Epic Summer Reads 2017

Epic Summer Reads 2017

I am a huge fan of Epic Reads (part of HarperCollins) and the books that they promote. For each season they compile a list of books that are releasing from the YA divisions of HarperCollins. Here is what I am most excited for from their Summer 2017 lineup! ✓ Deacon Locke Went to Prom by Brian Katcher ✓ Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau ✓ Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney C. Stevens ✓ Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia ✓ Everything All at…

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Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

When this book comes out early next month-you need to read it ASAP. It is such a touching and honest take on mental health and the right amount of romance and adorableness and it is just perfect. Just trust me. You can honestly tell that the author has had first hand experience with these conditions and isn’t trying to share what she thinks it COULD be like, but instead, what she knows it can be like (if that makes sense)….

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Blood, Bullets, and Bones by Bridget Heos

Blood, Bullets, and Bones by Bridget Heos

It should not be news that I am deeply interested in forensics and true crime. There is just something about the psychology behind the scenes (?) that I find fascinating. When I was given an opportunity to read this book, how could I say no?! One of the more interesting things about this book is that it is intended to be a YA book! I personally have not seen a nonfiction book like this geared towards that age group (and…

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Thoughts | Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Thoughts | Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

I love Gilmore Girls. It has become one of my top favorite shows ever. I was first introduced to it back in… 2011 I think. Obviously at that point, it wasn’t on air anymore and all the seasons were available on DVD. I bought the first season on sale and binge watched it and fell in love. I ended up buying the rest of the seasons and the rest is history! I have probably watched the entire series at least…

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Take the Fall by Emily Hainsworth

Take the Fall by Emily Hainsworth

Mystery books are one of my guilty pleasures. I love mystery and crime and whodunits. I’ve always had a hard time finding books in those genres in young adult. Take the Fall by Emily Hainsworth technically falls into these categories, but it was just not the book for me. This review will probably have quite a few spoilers so I would be careful from here on out. The plot in this book is really where I struggled. I liked the…

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Meet Me Here by Bryan Bliss

Meet Me Here by Bryan Bliss

I’ve read a few books with characters who suffered with PTSD and I’ve always found that topic to be interesting. I was excited to read this book since I thought it would touch on that topic as well as just the emotions and feelings of one chapter of your life ending (high school) and a new one starting. Sadly, this book just did not reach the expectations that I had for it. This book felt very basic. It never really…

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Would You Rather? | Harry Potter Edition

Would You Rather? | Harry Potter Edition

I love Harry Potter (duh). I’ve read all the books (multiple times) and have seen all the movies (multiple times). When I saw this list on Pinterest, I couldn’t not answer the questions and decided to make a blog post out of it!   Would you rather…. have Ron for a friend? OR have Hermione for a friend? I think I would rather have Hermione as a friend. As loyal as Ron is and as much fun as he seems, I…

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