Top Ten Mystery Books On My TBR

My interests have been swaying more and more towards mysteries and psychological thrillers. I blame all the amazing blogs that I follow who also share this love for mysteries; they keep adding to my TBR!

I also figure this list would be perfect for Halloween if you guys wanna creep yourselves out for those spooky vibes!

Here are the top ten mysteries that I want to get my sticky paws on ASAP!

arrow1

Read More »

Advertisements

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books With Fall Covers

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we list our top tens!

textdivider

This week’s TTT was so much fun to do for two reasons.

The first being that fall is my favorite season and the second is that I love admiring a gorgeous book cover.

arrow1

Read More »

What to Do While Waiting For An Anticipated Book? The 4 Stages of Waiting!

If you follow me on Twitter (which you should!) you’ll know that One Dark Throne was out on the 19th.

My wonderful, fantastic, loving, awesome sister ordered it for me for my birthday so it was delivered to my door that day and it was just SO SATISFYING!!!!

IMG_0431

Look at how beautiful it is!!

But I really had to contain my intense excitement as the days lead up to the release, which was like…. super hard!!! So I thought I should do some much needed public service and share how I managed to keep my sanity through the wait!

maui

arrow2

Read More »

September Wrap Up

September was busy.

Work was insane. I don’t want to get all into it or else you’ll know exactly who I work for if you do some googling lol, but essentially the city asked the company I work for to get a building up and running for residenceny with a two week timeline. Soooo, now you know why I abandoned my blog for a week mid-September! ^^’

But, I did my best to breathe some life back into the blog especially since I reached the magical 6 month mark of blogging!

If you’re interested to know what I read this month, a recap of posts I made, and also some things that I did in real life – keep reading!

arrow4

Read More »

Book Hype Can Either Make or Break Your Rating

I had a little convo with Mikaela when she posted about waiting a bit after finishing a book before reviewing it because most times your opinion will change, and it got me thinking that I’m the same way – and most of the time, book hype is the source!

I have definitely found myself rating a book higher solely because I was surrounded by all the immense praise from book hype! I then had to do some “soul searching” and realize that I didn’t actually enjoy the book as much as everyone else.

And of course the opposite can happen – sometimes we might get so sick of book hype that we may rate a book more critically and then end up deciding the book was more fun than we originally gave it credit for.

Why is it that book hype can influence us in this way?

arrow5

Read More »

Why I LOVE Blogging!

anniv

(actually it was yesterday, but I don’t post on Wednesdays lol)

*CUE CONFETTI!!!*

happydance

Honestly never thought I would make it this far???

So I thought it would be best to take time to list why I keep coming back to this blog.

Without further ado, here are the reasons I LOVE blogging!

(Clearly I still haven’t gotten any better at writing intros…)

arrow5

Read More »

What Makes Me Follow A Blog

I’m very conservative when it comes to deciding who I should follow.

To be exact, I only follow 37 blogs, which seems to be unusual because I’ve come across a lot of bloggers who talk about following over 100 blogs and what a chore it is to get through the Reader.

But I’m not one of those people. I am really picky when it comes to choosing who I follow.

I first ask myself these three questions:

  1. Does the blog pull me in?
  2. Does the blog keep making me want to come back?
  3. Does the blog keep me inspired?

arrow1

Read More »