Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Atmospheric Fall Books

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Happy autumn, bookworms! It's my favorite time of the year. (Yes, I'm a basic bish. Feel free to judge me harshly.) I love fall because my work season slows down, and it's not hotter than the surface of the sun outside. Fall is a brilliant time for reading! You can listen to an audiobook while strolling through a (hopefully not haunted) forest. Or, you can curl up by the fireplace with a thick classic. The reading possibilities are endless!

Here are 10 books I'll be reading in the next few weeks:


Sunday, September 4, 2022

The Sunday Post #310

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The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.


Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Is A Long-Term Book Buying Ban Right For You?


If you're anything like me, then you have no self-control when it comes to books. You hop online to order one book and end up ordering seven because they're on sale. Six of those books sit on your shelf for a year until you have time to read them. If you do that often enough, you'll find yourself facing the problem that I'm trying to solve today. Too many books and too little time!

I have become less of a bookworm and more of a book hoarder. There are currently 87 unread books sitting on my shelf (and floor, to be honest) because I don't have time to read them. I've never owned that many unread books before. According to my spreadsheet, a new book stays on my shelf for an average of 10 months before I read it. I could get pregnant and grow an entire human faster than I can read a book! That's because I work 50+ hours a week and have a family. Whenever I try to read, I fall asleep after a few pages. Unfortunately, books have been put on the back burner of my life.


Sunday, July 31, 2022

The Sunday Post #309

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The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.


Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Best July-December 2022 Young Adult Book Releases

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Today, we're talking about the weird and wonderful young adult books that are coming out in the second half of 2022. Which books are you looking forward to reading?


Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Best July-December 2022 Book Releases

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Today, we're talking about the weird and wonderful books that are coming out in the second half of 2022. Which books are you looking forward to reading?


Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Best Books Of 2022 (So Far)

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Welcome to my favorite blog post of the year! Today, I'm bringing all the positive vibes. These are the 8 best books I've read so far in 2022. For extra drama, I organized the list countdown style.

Drumroll please . . . .


Saturday, July 2, 2022

Mid-Year Reading Check-In

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As of today, the year is half over. Can you believe it? I can't. So . . . how's everybody holding up? Are you doing okay? This year has been intense for me. I started a new, unbelievably stressful job. I don't regret it at all, but I understand why my former therapist tried so hard to convince me it was a bad idea. I guess the life lesson from 2022 is, "Why the heck did you give a therapist so much money if you won't listen to them?"

In other news, Baby Brooklyn is 3 years old and already acting like a sassy teenager. How does she have so many opinions? She's three!



Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Summer Reading List

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Do you know which books you're going to read this summer? I do! Here's my summer reading list. A few of these books may have been on my reading list last year. Oops. In my defense, I work a zillion hours during the summer. I'm reading as fast as I can!


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

June 2022 Book Haul

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I got new books! Let's check them out and see what I'll be reading in the upcoming months. I've already read a few of them, so I'll review those.


Sunday, June 12, 2022

The Sunday Post #308


The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.


Sunday, June 5, 2022

The Sunday Post #307

 

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The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Fun Books To Read

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Do you ever get distressed by how much things suck? Of course you do. Today, I'm here to solve that problem. We're talking about books to read if you want to mentally escape.

This was a hard list to make because I'm notorious for reading depressing, pretentious things. The stuff I read usually requires a lot of brain power and doesn't leave you with jolly feelings. The books on this list aren't completely frivolous. They tackle some difficult subjects, but they do it in ways that will make you smile.

Okay, let's escape.


Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Best Quotes From YOU

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I'm a little bit obsessed with a book (and Netflix) series called You. The series follows Joe, a stalker and serial killer. As you can probably imagine, the plot is very dark, but there are surprising moments of humor and insight. That's what we're talking about today. These are my favorite quotes from the series.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

The Sunday Post #306

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The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

The Sunday Post #305

 

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The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.


Wednesday, May 4, 2022

May 2022 New Book Releases

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There are a ton of awesome books coming out in May 2022. Let's look at 4 that I'm desperate to read.


Tuesday, May 3, 2022

One-Word Book Reviews

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Today, I'm going to write one-word book reviews. Yep. One word. You're just going to get a cover photo and a single word. I'm sure this post will be a raging success and sell thousands of copies of these books. All customers buy products after hearing only one word about them. Right?

Right?

Click on the title if you want a synopsis of the book. Let's see if I can do this . . . .


Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Childhood Books I'll Keep Forever

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My journey to becoming a bookworm was kind of unusual. I hated reading when I was a kid. I wasn't good at it. I thought books were boring. My parents weren't readers and also thought books were boring, so we didn't have many of them in the house. When bloggers write "childhood favorites" book lists, I always feel left out because I didn't have childhood favorites! Child-sized-me didn't read.

I didn't care about books until I was 11 and needed a book for silent reading time at school. I found an old Stephen King paperback in my parents' bedroom and decided to read that, even though I knew nothing about it. It was love at first page. I was obsessed. I devoured as much of the book as I could before my parents discovered I had it and took it away. Apparently, 11 is too young for Stephen King.

Even though I didn't get to finish the book, it transformed me into a bookworm. I became more open minded about other books and spent more time in the library. Between the ages of 11 and 14, I read everything. I was trying to figure out my reading tastes.

I started asking for books as Christmas and birthday gifts. My parents bought me a lot of books during my time in middle school. My book collection became my favorite possession. In the (many) years since middle school ended, a few of my childhood books have fallen apart from too many re-readings. Others went missing or were given away to make space for more books. Now I only have a few of my childhood books left.

So, let's talk about them! Here are the lucky survivors. I love them so much that they'll never be chucked into a donate box. They will stay with me until my heart explodes from eating too many nachos. RIP. 🧀


Sunday, April 24, 2022

The Sunday Post #304

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The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.


Tuesday, April 19, 2022

April 2022 Book Haul

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Guess what? I got new books! Let's look at them and find out why the heck I brought them into my life. (I definitely don't use shopping to cope with crippling anxiety. What are you talking about? *Nervous laughter.*)


Sunday, April 17, 2022

The Sunday Post #303

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The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.


Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Convince Me To Read (Or Dump) These Books

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Do you ever buy a book and not read it right away? Then it sits on your shelf for weeks because there are so many books and so little time. It keeps getting bumped down your reading priority list. Months (or years) pass. Then you start wondering why you haven't read this particular book yet. What's wrong with it? Why are you prioritizing other books? Maybe you've lost interest in the topic. Or maybe you saw a bad review after you bought it. Or maybe it's a giant, scary book about complicated things, and you don't have the mental energy for that nonsense right now.

Today, I'm going to look at the 10 books that have been sitting on my shelf the longest. I'll try to figure out why I haven't read them yet. It's your job to convince me to read them or dump them. I got all these books between July 2020 and January 2021, so that's how long they've been gathering dust.


Sunday, April 10, 2022

The Sunday Post #302

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The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.


Wednesday, April 6, 2022

April 2022 New Book Releases

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There are a ton of awesome books coming out in April 2022. Let's look at 12 that I'm desperate to read.


Tuesday, April 5, 2022

The Worst Thing I've Done To A Book

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I've been a bookworm on social media for a long time. Every few years, I come across a tweet or Instagram post that asks, "What's the worst thing you've done to a book?" It's a fun question. Usually, people respond with, "Dropped it in the bath," or "Left it on a bus," or "Spilled grandma's famous chili all over the last page."

I have a story for you. The worst thing I've done to a book is too big to fit in a tweet.

Sunday, April 3, 2022

The Sunday Post #301

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The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.


Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Modern Books That Will Become Classics

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Have you ever wondered which books school children will be forced to read in 50 years? Which modern novels will stick around, and which will fade to out-of-print obscurity? That's what we're talking about today. Here are 10 modern novels that I think will become classics.

Before starting this list, I had to define "Modern novel." My college professors defined it as "Any book published after WWII." I don't think that definition will work for this post because it's too big of a timespan. The Catcher In The Rye and To Kill A Mockingbird were both published after WWII, and we already consider them classics.

For this list, I'm going to choose books that were published between 2000 and 2010. Those books have been around long enough to become beloved by readers but not long enough to be considered classics (yet).

Also, this list is going to be very USA-centric. Sorry about that. Different countries have different classics. I don't think I could make a list of classics for the whole world. My brain would overheat.

Okay. Enough blathering. Let's get into it.


Sunday, March 27, 2022

The Sunday Post #300

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The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.


Tuesday, March 22, 2022

March 2022 Book Haul

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Guess what? I got new books in the last few months! The good news is that I've already read some of them. Nicely done, me. I'll share reviews for the ones I've finished.


Sunday, March 20, 2022

The Sunday Post #299

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The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.


Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Spring Reading List

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Let's talk about the books I’m reading this spring. A few of these books may have appeared on last year's spring reading list. Oops. I swear I'll read them this time! They've been sitting on the shelf for way too long. I think I picked a fun mixture of genres. Check out what I’m reading and then tell me which books you plan to read in the next few months.


Sunday, March 13, 2022

The Sunday Post #298

 

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The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Books With Villains As Main Characters

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If you've been around this blog for a while, then you know I can't resist a devious villain. The bad guys are usually my favorite characters in a book. I find their motives to be more complex and interesting than the motives of the heroes. Today, we're going to talk about my all-time-favorite book baddies.

I'm going to use a loose definition of "Villain" for this post. Some of these characters aren't evil. They just make questionable choices. (A few of them actually are evil, though.)


Sunday, March 6, 2022

The Sunday Post #297

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The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.


Wednesday, March 2, 2022

March 2022 New Book Releases

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There are a ton of awesome books coming out in March 2022. Let's look at five that I'm desperate to read.


Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Great Books That Need More Love

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Have you ever finished a book and thought, More people need to read this right now! I have. That's what we're talking about today. Here are 10 brilliant books that have fewer than 3,000 ratings on Goodreads. Why are bookworms sleeping on these books? They're great! They need more love.


Sunday, February 27, 2022

The Sunday Post #296

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The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.


Tuesday, February 22, 2022

February 2022 Book Haul

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Guess what? I got new books in the last few months! The good news is that I've already read most of them. Nicely done, me. I'll share reviews for the ones I've finished (or given up on).


Sunday, February 20, 2022

The Sunday Post #295

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The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.


Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Books That Left Me Speechless

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Have you ever finished the last page of a book, closed the cover, and then just stared at it because you didn't know what to say? I have. Sometimes a book blows my mind. When it's time to write the Goodreads review, I just want to type *incoherent screaming* and leave it at that. Some books are too good or important to review. My thoughts aren't worthy! Today, I'm going to attempt to talk about those books. I'm probably going to fail. Here are 10 that left me speechless with their awesomeness.

(I promise I enjoyed these books. They left me speechless in good ways. Please read them!)

Sunday, February 13, 2022

The Sunday Post #294

 

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Will I Give These Books 5 Stars?

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I’m going to make book predictions! At the start of 2021, I chose 10 books that I hadn’t read but thought I’d love. Over the course of the year, I read the books, then shared my reviews. I’m going to do that again. These are my 2022 5-star predictions. I promise I will read all these books sometime this year.

I currently have 60-something unread books on my to-be-read (TBR) shelf. I think all of them have the potential to earn a 5-star review from me. (They wouldn’t be on the shelf if I didn’t think I’d love them.) But I’m extra excited about the books in this post because they have mostly positive reviews on Goodreads. Their average ratings are between 4.22 and 4.53. I hope I love them as much as everybody else does.


Sunday, February 6, 2022

The Sunday Post #293

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The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

February 2022 New Book Releases

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There are a ton of awesome books coming out in February 2022. Today, we're going to look at nine that I'm desperate to read. This list has books for everybody! Adults, young adults, middle-school-aged readers. You get a book! And you get a book! Everybody gets a book!


Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Did These Popular Books Live Up To The Hype?

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Way back in February 2021, I made a 5-star TBR predictions post. I picked a variety of popular books that I hadn’t read yet. They sounded like my kind of stories, so I thought I’d love them and give them all 5 stars.

During the adventure that was 2021, I read the books. Did I give them 5 stars? Let’s find out.