Book Review

Review — Caraval by Stephanie Garber

I have been seeing the Caraval cover on Twitter forever, and seeing people rave about the book as well. It always sounded interesting, but I hadn’t ever picked it up. As luck would have it, my mother-in-law brought it home on winter break and let me borrow it when she was finished with it. I’m so glad she did! Other than thinking it sounded good, the author is part of the line up for North Texas Teen Book Festival, and to be quite honest I’ve hardly read any of the 76(?) authors that are going to be there, so I thought I should read a few, although my experience is that even if you haven’t read their books, you can still appreciate what is being said in the panels. Continue reading “Review — Caraval by Stephanie Garber”

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Review — The Speaker by Traci Chee

I was on one of the campuses I often substitute teach on, and I had a class in the library when I looked over and the librarian had a nice stack of just-out-of-the-box books. In beautiful purple and gold, there was The Speaker, Book Two of Sea of Ink and Gold. I could have died. When I told her I had read and loved The Reader and couldn’t wait to read The Speaker, she let me borrow it! I  am so very grateful to her! I read The Reader almost exactly one year ago, and I’m posting this review a year later on the dot, which is pretty cool timing. Here’s my Review. Continue reading “Review — The Speaker by Traci Chee”

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Review — The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

I’d seen this book mentioned on Twitter several times, and I thought it sounded interesting, so I borrowed the audiobook from Hoopla.

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Stacking the Shelves · Tag/Meme

Stacking the Shelves – October 7

Stacking the Shelves

Hello there! Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. Usually a weekly meme, mine pop up on a monthly basis. These are the books I’ve acquired since the September edition. Titles link to Goodreads.

Bought

A Pizza My Heart (Pizzathology book 1) edited by Jolene Haley

SELIA’S Promise: A Short Story by Christina McMullen

Borrowed

Until It Fades by K.A. Tucker

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (audiobook)

Won/Gifted/ARC

 

What did you add to your shelves recently?

❤ Julia

Book Review

Review – A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Seeing all the hype around this series made me wary. I’m the type of person turned off, or turned cynical, by hype. But I wanted to give it a try. The only way this book was available to me was audio, so that’s how I read it. Continue reading “Review – A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab”

Stacking the Shelves · Tag/Meme

Stacking the Shelves – February 5

Stacking the Shelves

Hello there! Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. Usually a weekly meme, mine pop up on a monthly basis. These are the books I’ve acquired since the January edition. (Titles are links to Goodreads) Continue reading “Stacking the Shelves – February 5”

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Review – Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

I kept seeing this title around the Twitter-verse, and when I saw it was available on Overdrive I decided to give it a try.

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Review – The Reader by Traci Chee

I’d been seeing a little bit of The Reader on Twitter, and thought the cover was beautiful. When I found out Traci Chee is going to be at YAKFest, I thought it would be a good excuse to read this book 😉 I borrowed the kindle edition from my library on Overdrive. Continue reading “Review – The Reader by Traci Chee”