Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Sunday Post #168

"Onward camels, we have havoc to wreak!"


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Book Haul: It’s Been A While




Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. I get to show off all the books I’ve gotten recently. It’s been a few months since I did a haul post. I guess it’s overdue.






It’s Been A While Book Haul



Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Longest Books I’ve Read



Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is the longest books I’ve ever read. Honestly, the longest book I’ve ever read is probably a boring textbook that I’ve blocked from my memory. I was forced to read many 1000+ page textbooks in school. Since I no longer own them and don’t remember their titles, I’m only going to list books that I definitely remember reading.







The Longest Books I’ve Read


Sunday, October 7, 2018

The Sunday Post #167

Apply your blog-viewing ointment now.



The Sunday Post is hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, and share news. It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Date. I get to tell you what I’ve read recently.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Sunday Post #166

Voted "Best Blog" in 1864.




The Sunday Post is hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, and share news. It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Date. I get to tell you what I’ve read recently.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Back To School Tag




In my part of the world, the kids are back at school, so now is probably a good time for the Back To School Tag. This tag was created by Jenny @ Jenny Unscripted.











The Back To School Tag




Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Stephen King Books That I Haven’t Read



Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is books from my favorite authors that I haven’t read yet. Since it’s now technically fall—and therefore spooky season—I thought I’d focus on Stephen King books. I’ve read about 30 of his books in my lifetime. Here are ten that I still need to read.









Stephen King Books That I Need To Read


Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Sunday Post #165

Is she holding a cat head on a string? If she is, she'll fit in nicely around here . . .




The Sunday Post is hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, and share news. It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Date. I get to tell you what I’ve read recently.


Thursday, September 20, 2018

I’d Love To Read About: Abandoned Places



Have you ever learned a strange fact or seen an unusual thing and thought, I wish there were more books about that? It happens to me all the time. Authors, if you’re listening, here are four abandoned places that I wish somebody would write about. (Or take inspiration from. I’m not picky!)







I’d Love To Read About: Abandoned Places



Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: What I’m Reading This Fall



Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is my fall to-be-read list. I think I did terrible with my other seasonal TBRs this year, but whatever. Here are 10 (kind of depressing) books that have been hanging around my shelves for far too long.









What I’m (Maybe) Reading This Fall


Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Sunday Post #164

Perfect for those steamy blood rain days.




The Sunday Post is hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, and share news. It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Date. I get to tell you what I’ve read recently.


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Discussion: Taming Your Terrifying To-Read List

The 2018 Discussion Challenge is hosted by Feed Your Fiction Addiction & It Starts At Midnight




My book wish list is out of control. I seem to find out about a dozen amazing new books every single day. Lately, my want-to-read list has been growing, and growing, and growing. When it hit 600 books a few weeks ago, I thought it was time to do something about it. Six hundred books is a lot of books. To put things in perspective, it would take me six years to read 600 books. Like most things in my life, my wish list was not remotely rational.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Has Anybody Read These Books? Anybody?




Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is hidden gems. I feel like I’ve talked about that before, so I’m changing the prompt a little. Here are 10 books that I hope are hidden gems. I haven’t read any of them yet. I haven’t seen many people talking about them. They all have fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads. Either they’re hidden gems, or they’re really terrible.



Hopeful Hidden Gems

Sunday, September 9, 2018

The Sunday Post #163

Strap on your awesome socks. It's time for The Sunday Post.




The Sunday Post is hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, and share news. It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Date. I get to tell you what I’ve read recently.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: What I’ve Been Watching On TV




Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic has nothing to do with books. In honor of the fall TV season, I’m going to tell you about the trash I’ve been watching this summer and the trash that I’m looking forward to this fall.

I stole the show description from the network websites because they’re better at this than me. Click the show title for more info.




Trash I Loved This Summer



Sunday, September 2, 2018

The Sunday Post #162

Not sure what's happening here, but I'm going to stand far, far away from it . . .




The Sunday Post is hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, and share news. It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Date. I get to tell you what I’ve read recently.



Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Review: Salt To The Sea by Ruta Sepetys


Salt To The Sea By Ruta Sepetys


Pages: 393
Genre: Young adult historical fiction
Publication Date: February 2016


World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer to safety.

Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people—adults and children alike—aboard must fight for the same thing: survival.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

The Sunday Post #161

Still eagerly awaiting the day that these come back in style . . .




The Sunday Post is hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, and share news. It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Date. I get to tell you what I’ve read recently.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Review: The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue By Mackenzi Lee || This Is How You Write A Road Trip Story


The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (Montague Siblings #1)


Pages: 513
Genre: Young adult historical fiction / fantasy
Publication Date: June 2017


Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Book Blogging Firsts Tag




This tag was created by Kristen@ Metaphors And Moonlight. Since Read All The Things! turned 5 in mid-August, I thought this tag was a perfect way to celebrate. It’s time to cast my mind back to 2013 and reminisce about how this bloggy mess got rolling. It’s been a long, peculiar journey. I’ve honestly enjoyed (nearly) every minute of it.

If you haven’t heard, I’m hosting a giveaway to celebrate my blogiversary. Click here and enter to win a book of your choice.




The Blogging Firsts Tag



Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Slump-Busting Classics




Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is books to get you out of a reading slump. When you think of classics, you usually think about the books that make you hate reading. Classics are the nasty things that put people in reading slumps. But, are there any classics that can pull you out of a slump? I think so. Here are ten classics (including modern classics) that have enough adventure and danger to drag you out of a slump.




Slump-Busting Adventure Classics



Sunday, August 19, 2018

The Sunday Post #160

Current mood.




The Sunday Post is hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, and share news. It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Date. I get to tell you what I’ve read recently.


Saturday, August 18, 2018

Book Haul: From A Nice Lady




Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. I get to show off all the books I’ve gotten recently. I met a nice lady who was trying to get rid of her kids’ old homeschool curriculums. Since I like kids’ books, she gave me 5 children’s classics. Thanks, nice lady!



Books From A Nice Lady




Thursday, August 16, 2018

I’d Love To Read About: Useless Mythical Creatures




Have you ever learned a strange fact or seen an unusual thing and thought, I wish there were more books about that? It happens to me all the time. Authors, if you’re listening, here are five unusual critters that I wish somebody would write about. (Or take inspiration from. I’m not picky!)





We’ve all heard about the awesome mythical creatures. You know, the unicorns, dragons, bigfoots, and vampires. But what about the useless mythical creatures? The ones that look stupid and don’t have any badass talents. Those critters need love, too. Here are five mythical creatures that I think deserve more page time in books.




Useless Mythical Creatures


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Why I Love Your Book Blog



Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is my top ten favorite book blogs. My current favorite blogs are always over there --->, in the Blog Stalker. Please click on them! (Well, click on them after you read this post.) Since my favorites are already in the sidebar, I thought I’d talk about what makes me love a book blog.*

*Please remember that these are my opinions. I’m not trying to criticize anybody’s blog. Feel free to ignore me.



Ten Things That Will Make Me Love Your Book Blog




Sunday, August 12, 2018

The Sunday Post #159

Your guess is as good as mine . . .




The Sunday Post is hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, and share news. It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Date. I get to tell you what I’ve read recently.



Saturday, August 11, 2018

Book Haul: Recommendations (Part 4)





Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. I get to show off all the books I’ve gotten recently. Way back at the beginning of the year, I asked for book recommendations. Here are some of the books that you recommended I read. Sorry, I didn’t write down who recommended which book because I’m a lazy, terrible person, but thank you for the recommendations!




Your Recommendations



Thursday, August 9, 2018

Discussion: The Blogosphere’s Favorite Books Of 2018 (So Far)

The 2018 Discussion Challenge is hosted by Feed Your Fiction Addiction & It Starts At Midnight



The Accidental Making Of A List



My favorite time to be a blogger is during July and December. Those are the months when most of the “best books” lists come out. I’ve spent an embarrassing number of hours searching the Internet for posts and videos about people’s favorite books. I’m hopelessly curious about what strangers are reading. This year, I decided to do something different. Instead of just watching/reading the lists, I took notes (like the nerd I am). If I saw the same book title multiple times, I wrote it down. That’s how I accidentally ended up making a list of the blogosphere’s favorite books of 2018 (so far).