Pre-Order Suggestions

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I hope the start of the new year has been going swell for you all. I’ve managed to read three books so far, and DNF-ing one. I decided this year I’m going to be okay with DNF-ing books because I have a lot to get to! 

Which brings me to this post. I need your help! I’m looking for recommendations on what I should pre-order. I’ve already pre-ordered a few books, but I would love some input. Read More »

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Book Review: Kitchen Confidential

33313Two book reviews in one week?! Whaaaaat? Don’t get used to this 😉 this is a one off, a fluke. Write this date down in your calendars because it might never happen again. 

I’ve owned a copy of Kitchen Confidential for a while now, and I’ve tried to read it a couple of times, but couldn’t really get into it. Then, my boyfriend suggested I listen to the audiobook as it’s read by Anthony Bourdain, and WHAT A DIFFERENCE THAT MADE. I devoured this book. I listened to it every chance I could get — on my commute to and from work, during my lunch break, at home while cleaning or cooking. This book made me laugh while simultaneously grossing me out. Read More »

Book Review: Vicious

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So, I must confess that this is my first Victoria/V.E. Schwab book I’ve read. (I knowww)  After a LOT of my friends raved about this book I decided to give it whirl, and I was not disappointed one bit. I gave it 5 stars on Goodreads, and if I could give it more, I would. I LOVED THIS BOOK. I am normally not a Science Fiction fan, but I wouldn’t classify this as hardcore Science Fiction. If you are looking for an introduction into Science Fiction that isn’t tooo crazy, I would definitely recommend this book.

I thought Schwab’s concept of time in Vicious was really original. It involved different periods of time all together but it was laid out so flawlessly that you didn’t get lost or confused. I think if the book was laid out any other way it wouldn’t work. Read More »

Home Library Catalog Project

When someone is type A and has a lot of books, they obviously catalog their home library. Right? Well, that’s what I’ve been doing for the last couple of months.

If you’ve been reading my blog posts you might have noticed me talking about “my home library catalog project” with “more on that soon” right after. That’s because a) I didn’t realize how many books I actually owned b) I kept buying more books and c) I’m a perfectionist and it had to be perfect before I showed it to the world. Also, I used to work in archives and libraries and I miss doing this type of work.Read More »

2019 Reading List

Happy 2019 everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday and New Year celebration. I took some time off from work so I could relax, catch up on tv and reading, and of course spend some time with the boyfriend! We had a very nice and quiet Christmas. I cooked again and it was SO yummy. But, we ended our vacation with a trip to the ER and the boyfriend being diagnosed with the H1N1 flu virus — aka swine flu. He’s on lots of meds and still taking it easy, but feeling loads better. I did not get it THANKFULLY. 

I’ve never been one to stick to TBR lists or piles — hence my disastrous November and December TBR’s —  and I consider myself a huge mood reader. So why am I making a reading list for only specific books then? Good question. A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post about my 2019 book resolutions and how I need to focus on my own books in 2019 and to try and refrain from ignoring them any longer. So, hello reading list!

In theory this will help me obtain a few of my reading goals for 2019. Not only will it help me read more of my own books, but it will also help me knock out some series that I should have read by now but haven’t. This won’t be a set in stone list. I have left out mainly non-fiction (oops), but that doesn’t mean I won’t be reading non-fiction books in 2019. I’m planning on focusing my mood reading habits towards non-fiction in hopes that it will help me stay on track. I plan to incorporate non-fiction through audiobooks. 

It will be a miracle if I get through this entire list. I might have overdone it a bit, but I do like a challenge. 

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Book Talk and Life Updates

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My apartment is so cozy at the moment, I’m never leaving!

Hellllllllo! 

I’ve been feeling quite under the weather this week, and it’s taking all of my energy just to write this post. I seem to always get sick during December since I usually have a huge uptick in social events. These past few weekends I’ve been busy every. single. day. For someone who is usually a hermit on the weekends, it’s finally starting to take a toll. I go on vacation starting Saturday so I just have to make it until Friday and then I’m FREEEEEE for nine days! 

However, I wanted to pop in and give you some updates on what I’ve been doing lately besides reading (or my lack of), and also let you know my posting schedule for the rest of the year (!?) Read More »

Book Review: Gmorning, Gnight

40854717Gmorning, Gnight by Lin-Manuel Miranda is by far the cutest and most adorable thing I have read all year. I was looking for a quick break into some of the longer books I was reading and decided to check this out from my local library. At only 200 pages it is very easy to read this in one sitting, which is exactly what I did.

Gmorning, Gnight is a series of tweet style poems that Miranda has posted over the years (and still posts). The poems range from self love, life, and little pep talks. The poems have a light airiness to them while at the same time hitting you in the feels and making you think. Read More »