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  • January Book Haul

    Welcome to my first ever ‘Book Haul’! I am an avid library patron, so I won’t ever have a tall stack of newly purchased books. I do however, dabble every once in a while! I believe you can be a reader, a blogger, and a reviewer without needing to own very many books, or even a proper bookshelf. (Any surface with a book on it is automatically a ‘bookshelf’, right?!) 😉   Physical Haul ~ ☀️ indicates an ARC ~     ☀️ The Princess and the Fangirl By Ashley Poston   Match Me If You Can By Tiana Smith     eBook Haul ~ ☀️ indicates an ARC ~    A…

  • WWW Wednesday, 23-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’m still catching up on the Potterhead Readalong! “Harry — yer a wizard.” Ahhhh! All the feels are back!! ⚡️     A Curious Beginning Veronica Speedwell, Book 1 By Deanna Raybourn I’m getting back to this after putting it down during my mini…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

    To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before, Book 1 By Jenny Han Released: 2014   What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once? Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the…

  • Mini Reviews: 3-Star Streak

    The Serpent’s Secret By Sayantani DasGupta A fun middle grade adventure featuring a bull-headed 12-year-old female protagonist, Kiranmala. I really enjoyed the introduction to Bengali folklore as I am not familiar. I liked the world-building of the Kingdom Beyond Seven Oceans and Thirteen Rivers full of vibrant colors, magic, and shifting maps. I really enjoyed the comic relief of Tuntuni (the talking bird). However, I didn’t connect well with the first person writing or the gibberish rhymes of the rakkhosh (demons), but the latter could be a lack of exposure to Bengali tales? I appreciated the character development of Kiranmala as I don’t think I would have finished the book…