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  • Top 10 Tuesday: Books That Have Been on My TBR the Longest

    Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.     Welcome to my second round of Top 10 Tuesday: Books That Have Been on My TBR the Longest! The suggested topic of Books I Meant to Read in 2018 was already covered in my Bookish 2019: Looking Forward post, and I’ll be updating my progress throughout the year. I joined Goodreads in December 2016, and the following are the first books…

  • Book Review: Once Ghosted, Twice Shy

    Once Ghosted, Twice Shy Reluctant Royals, Book 2.5 By Alyssa Cole Released: January 2019   Alyssa Cole returns with a fun, sexy romance novella in the Reluctant Royals series! While her boss the prince was busy wooing his betrothed, Likotsi had her own love affair after swiping right on a dating app. But her romance had ended in heartbreak, and now, back in NYC again, she’s determined to rediscover her joy—so of course she runs into the woman who broke her heart. When Likotsi and Fabiola meet again on a stalled subway train months later, Fab asks for just one cup of tea. Likotsi, hoping to know why she was…

  • Book Review: A Duke by Default

    A Duke by Default Reluctant Royals, Book 2 By Alyssa Cole Released: July 2018   Award-winning author Alyssa Cole’s Reluctant Royals series continues with a woman on a quest to be the heroine of her own story and the duke in shining armor she rescues along the way… New York City socialite and perpetual hot mess Portia Hobbs is tired of disappointing her family, friends, and—most importantly—herself. An apprenticeship with a struggling swordmaker in Scotland is a chance to use her expertise and discover what she’s capable of. Turns out she excels at aggravating her gruff silver fox boss…when she’s not having inappropriate fantasies about his sexy Scottish burr. Tavish…

  • Bookish This or That Tag

    Welcome to Tag Thursday! I was tagged in a couple recently, so it’s time to catch up! I enjoy learning little snippets of everyone through these tags, so I hope you do too!   Thank you, J R Lynn @ Eternity Books for tagging me!! 💕   Rules Mention the creator of the tag (Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks and now found @ Ayundabhuwana’s Blog) Thank the blogger who tagged you. Choose one of the options, you don’t have to tell the reasons why you chose that but you can also do them if you want to. Tag (10) other people to do this tag to spread the love!     Reading…

  • WWW Wednesday, 16-Jan-19

    Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB @ A Daily Rhythm and revived by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.     The Three Ws are: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next?     Currently Reading   Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Harry Potter, Book 1 By J.K. Rowling I had to delay this post until I could  finally include starting the Potterhead Readalong! I wanted to make sure I could read the beautiful illustrated edition while listening to the audiobook, and I had a chance to begin it today. It’s something…

  • Top 10 Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2018

    Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.     I love discovering new bookish things, and I’ve seen the TTT (T10T) meme for a while and continue to enjoy the content and lists that all of you put out there, so I figure it’s about time I join! I’m an organized mess, so according to anyone else a tornado hit my room but I know *exactly* where everything is. This…

  • Keep Calm, I Have Cake & Ice Cream

    Today’s the day, my favorite day of the year!!   It’s time for some fun, so I dug up this Baskin Robbins ice cream personality graphic in honor of this year.   I’m a two-scoop girl: Pralines ’n Cream on top of Chocolate Chip! YUM!   Please feel free to share your favorites in the comments!  

  • WWW Wednesday, 9-Jan-19

    Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB @ A Daily Rhythm and revived by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.     The Three Ws are: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next?     Currently Reading A Duke by Default Reluctant Royals, Book 2 By Alyssa Cole I’m absolutely in love with the Reluctant Royals series! The second book follows Portia, Ledi’s best friend from A Princess in Theory. If you didn’t like her before, she’ll grow on you immediately in this with her Project: New Portia. Oh my, did I fail…

  • January Jam Jar / Late-a-thon TBR

    ‘January Jam Jar’ is part of ‘Devour Your TBR’ A monthly themed reading challenge to reduce that mountainous pile of unread gems, without all of the stress. Hosted by Kathy @ Books and Munches   In a brilliantly paired duo, the ‘Late-a-thon’ can fit perfectly into ‘January Jam Jar’! Hosted by Destiny @ Howling Libraries   If you’d like to learn more about either, click on the images or tags. I can’t believe I’m getting behind and it’s less than a week into the new year, but good news: I finally put together my #JanJamJar!! I wrote down about a half a dozen books, folded them into tiny paper aeroplanes…

  • Short-a-thon Wrap Up

    Co-hosted by Destiny @ Howling Libraries and Kathy @ Books and Munchies Twitter: @Shortathon & #shortathon18   It’s difficult to admit that I was in a {slump} in December. I hadn’t finished a book since the last week of November, so I thought that the Short-a-thon was just the key! Simply pick out the shortest books on my shelf and read up!! Super easy-peasy. I had been looking forward to the readathon for a while, I was so pumped! Sooo… I’m completely shocked that I didn’t make it through my TBR that I had so much fun creating.   What I Read: Harry Potter Shorts ✧ Quidditch Through the Ages ✧ ✧…

  • Bookish 2019: Looking Forward

    In my previous two posts I reflected on the books I read in 2018. Now I’m looking to 2019 with anticipation for what the year will bring! You can call this post what you like: goals // resolutions // motivations. There’s a stigma of failure (an element of stress) for me if I personally refer to them as anything but simply: Things I’m Looking Forward This Year.   12 Books to Read (A-Z) ~ Released Prior to 2019 ~   1. All Systems Red by Martha Wells 2. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir 3. Circe by Madeline Miller 4. A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole 5. Home…

  • Talk Nerdy to Me 2018 (a.k.a. My Year in Review)

    Happy 2019 to everyone!!   There’s always something a bit magical about a new year. Before I get to my reading goals this year, I wanted to take a look back at… yesterday! I always read right up to the last minute so I didn’t want to rush this post before 2018 went kaput. First, I have to shout out to Melanie @ Mel to the Any, as she inspired me with her post for 2017 to even start a blog! I like to bring out my nerd a bit more often than is socially acceptable. So much so that my main motivation for creating a blog beyond simply going…

  • Top 18 of 2018

    I hope you’re enjoying the final day of 2018! I love lists, however, the following was more difficult to put together than I was anticipating. Uff-da! Why would I want to rank my top reads for the year when my mind goes instantly blank when asked what my favorite book of all time is? As such, feel free take the order of my “Top 18 of 2018” list as a general guideline because it will probably be rearranged slightly tomorrow!   18. My Favorite Thing is Monsters, Vol. 1 by Emil Farris Who ever thought I would pick up, let alone thoroughly enjoy a 400+ page graphic novel? This year…

  • Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag

    Happy Christmas! Since I’m in the holiday spirit and I’ve seen this tag go around, I decided to see what Santa might bring with him down the chimney tonight! Be sure to check out the original post by Jenn @ Jenniely!   1. Received an ARC and not reviewed it ✔️ Whoops! While I haven’t missed any publishing deadlines, I am behind for the year. Hopefully, I’ll be able to cruise through my outstanding ARCs during the Late-a-thon hosted by Destiny @ Howling Libraries in January?! *Fingers crossed!*   2. Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley Whew, I’m sitting happy at 79%! My goal is to stay above…

  • Short-a-thon TBR

    Co-hosted by Destiny @ Howling Libraries and Kathy @ Books and Munchies Twitter: @Shortathon & #shortathon18   Achieve your reading goals by focusing on the shortest books on your TBR during the final days of 2018! No stress, right? Haha, I have my last exam tomorrow and my sister flies in for Chrissie tonight so naturally it’s a procrastinator’s time for list-making! I’ve been looking forward to the short-a-thon for the last month and I finally went through and (1) added my kindle backlog TBR to Goodreads and (2) organized my TBR books from shortest to longest so I can *finally* put this list together. Pigs will fly if I actually…

  • Welcome to ‘Bubbly Booknerd’!

    I am ecstatic to announce that my book blog is NOW LIVE!   Whaaat?! I need a minute to run around and scream… 🙈🙉🙊 2018 was pivotal year in reading for me. A tiny bit dramatic, but I still can’t believe what I accomplished this year! It all started when I joined the ‘Popsugar Reading Challenge’ in February with an astronomical goal of reading 50 books. A little background: I read 12 books in 2017 and 12 books in 2016, so 5-0 was mind boggling for me! Have I met my goal? Yes and no. Yes, I’ve read over 50 books, and no they didn’t all fit nicely into the…

  • Book Review: A Princess in Theory

    A Princess in Theory Reluctant Royals, Book 1 By Alyssa Cole Released: February 2018   Between grad school and multiple jobs, Naledi Smith doesn’t have time for fairy tales…or patience for the constant e-mails claiming she’s betrothed to an African prince. Sure. Right. Delete! As a former foster kid, she’s learned that the only things she can depend on are herself and the scientific method, and a silly e-mail won’t convince her otherwise. Prince Thabiso is the sole heir to the throne of Thesolo, shouldering the hopes of his parents and his people. At the top of their list? His marriage. Ever dutiful, he tracks down his missing betrothed. When…

  • Book Review: Vengeful

    Vengeful Villains, Book 2 By V.E. Schwab Released: September 2018   Eli Ever and Victor Vale were only medical students when their mutual discovery that near-death experiences can, under the right conditions, manifest extraordinary abilities. They were best friends, and rivals, and then enemies. They were dead, then alive, and then—Eli killed Victor, once and for all. Or so he thought—but Sydney Clarke felt otherwise, and used her own superpower to tip the scales. Now, a trio hides in the shadows, while another takes advantages of post-death life to take over the city of Merit. If there can be life after death—will there be calm after vengeance, or will chaos…

  • Book Review: Vicious

    Vicious Villains, Book 1 By V.E. Schwab Released: 2013   Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on…

  • Mini Reviews: Feminist Reads

    Moxie By Jennifer Mathieu All of you were S O  F * I N G  R I G H T ! ♡★♡★♡★♡★♡★♡★♡★♡★♡★♡ I loved this more than I know how to express!!! Wow, talk about an empowering book—if you haven’t picked this up yet, put it on the top of your list! (PS this is also a great book to use to *avoid* an impending slump…) Legendary Ladies By Ann Shen A decent compilation of feminine deities from about 20 different cultures around the world. I really appreciated that it was not limited to Greek and Norse mythology. I was, however, expecting a bit more than a couple of basic…