Review: Roller Girl

When I was in kindergarten, my teacher had a poster that was supposed to teach you about feelings. The feelings were all simple ones, like ‘happy,’ and ‘sad.’ They didn’t tell you about feelings that got mixed together like a smoothie.” -Victoria Jamieson, Roller Girl Synopsis: Best friends Astrid and Nicole have always done everything together,…

Review: All The Light We Cannot See

Stones are just stones and rain is just rain and misfortune is just bad luck. Some things are simply more rare than others, and that’s why there are locks.” -Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See Synopsis: Marie-Laure is a blind girl in France who adores her father, a museum keeper who carries a valuable, magic…

Reading Harder (Again)

After doing Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge in 2015 and loving it, I’ve decided to take on the Challenge again this year. The tasks are new, so I expect to broaden my reading horizons even more, and I can’t wait to begin sharing my selections with you! This year I will be covering multiple tasks with…

What I Learned By Reading Harder + Giveaway Winners!

I spent last year reading and reviewing books that satisfied Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge. The Challenge is designed to get you to read outside your comfort zone–old books, new books, lesser-known authors, or genres you might not otherwise pick up–to broaden your reading horizons. Even though at times I was frustrated that books I wanted to…

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Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR

  1. The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, to satisfy the “read a Pulitzer Prize winner” assignment for the Read Harder Challenge (note: this was also on my Summer TBR, but I never got around to it!) 2. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, to satisfy the “read a sci-fi book” assignment…

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Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession

1. Where’d You Go, Bernadette. Around Christmastime, my friend and her sister asked if I could do a photoshoot of them so they could turn the images into a gift for their parents. I agreed, and they were nice enough to give me a gift in exchange, including this book (which was already on my…

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Top Ten Books on My TBR for Summer 2015

I’ve already been on break for a month, but for all you mortals (read: non-students), summer 2015 is about to begin, and with it, an ambitious list of books to be read! 1. A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore, which I’m reading along with the Lazy Lambs book club. 2. Love on the Road 2015,…