Thursday, June 21, 2018

I’d Love To Read About: Underground Places And Garbage




Today we’re starting a new series on the blog. I’m calling it “I’d Love To Read About . . .” I have no idea how many of these posts I’m going to write, but let’s roll with it and see what happens.






Have you ever learned a strange fact or seen an unusual place 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 strange things that I wish somebody would write about. (Or take inspiration from. I’m not picky!)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: What I’m Reading This Summer





Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is my summer t0-be-read pile. Here are ten books that I’m hoping to finish before the end of September.












Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Sunday Post #151

Silly cat. Haven't you heard that paper is dead? Get yourself an e-reader.



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, June 16, 2018

Book Haul: Recommendations (Part 2)




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 (Part 2)



Thursday, June 14, 2018

Discussion: A Brief List Of Oddities Discovered In My Email Account

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



Having an email address that’s visible to the public is always an adventure. I never know what I’m going to find in my account. I get your typical Nigerian prince scammers and your grieving widows who desperately need access to my bank account. I also get some weird emails that are unique to book blogging. Today, we’re doing a countdown of the oddest messages I’ve discovered in my email account over the past 5 years of book blogging.

Before we start, I realize that this post sounds snarky. Please don't be afraid to email me. I'm actually pretty friendly. Usually. These emails are just too odd to keep to myself.




A Brief List Of Oddities Discovered In My Email Account




Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Review: Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson || That Awkward Moment When You Relate To Insufferable People


Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson




Pages: 216
Genre: Historical Middle Grade
Publication Date: 1980


Growing up on a tiny Chesapeake Bay island in the early 1940s, angry Louise reveals how Caroline robbed her of everything: her hopes for schooling, her friends, her mother, even her name. While everyone pampered Caroline, Wheeze (her sister's name for her) began to learn the ways of the watermen and the secrets of the island, especially of old Captain Wallace, who had mysteriously returned after fifty years. The war unexpectedly gave this independent girl a chance to fulfill her childish dream to work as a watermen alongside her father. But the dream did not satisfy the woman she was becoming. Alone and unsure, Louise began to fight her way to a place where Caroline could not reach.



Sunday, June 10, 2018

The Sunday Post #150

Grab your top hat and your evil twin; 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.


Saturday, June 9, 2018

Book Haul: Recommendations (Part 1)




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 (Part 1)


Thursday, June 7, 2018

May Wrap-Up





May Snapshots



Apple & wasp tree. I ran for my life after snapping this picture.



Cherry and apple trees from my bathroom window.


Sunday, June 3, 2018

The Sunday Post #149

You're going to see this kid in your nightmares tonight. Sorry 'bout that.



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, June 2, 2018

Book Haul: Retail Therapy






Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. I get to show off all the books I’ve gotten recently. If you’ve been around this blog in the last few months, then you’ll know that I haven’t been having the greatest time in life. Luckily, I know how to make myself feel slightly better: acquire new books!


Retail Therapy