Review | Dear Emmie Blue by Lia Louis

Hello, fellow readers! A couple of months ago, I was offered an eARC of Dear Emmie Blue by Lia Louis after reviewing an ARC of In Five Years by Rebecca Serle. The concept sounded interesting, and I have been enjoying the contemporary fiction/romance genre a bit more recently, so I accepted the title. I needed to read one last book for my Tic-Tac-Toe challenge this month, so I picked Dear Emmie Blue because I can usually read romance quickly.

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Discussion | Bookstagram Reflections

Hello, fellow readers! Earlier this week, the bookstagram community had quite the “drama.” I won’t be “spilling the tea,” or anything, but I did want to have a discussion on the conversation and what I took from it when the dust settled. I don’t know exactly where the drama originated from, but I have a feeling that the “rant” on Jordy’s stories is what set off the community. He shared his feelings about Continue reading “Discussion | Bookstagram Reflections”

Monthly TBR | May 2020 Reading Plans and Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge

Hello, fellow readers! Today’s post is something I don’t typically write because I am such a mood reader. However, I am participating in two reading challenges in my book club, and it does require a little bit of TBR planning. I thought it would be fun to share my Tic-Tac-Toe board here and show what I am hoping to read for each prompt.

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Monthly Wrap Up | Books I Read in April

Hello, fellow readers! I was really hoping to turn around my reading game in April, but this month was not great! I only had one five star book and the rest were three stars. I only read four books in April and three of those were a mash up of audiobook and physical reading. There were a lot of unknowns in April, but now that I know I won’t be going back to work until August, I think I’ve finally settled in to somewhat of a routine at home. Hopefully May is a better reading month because I am excited about some challenges in my book club!

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Book List | Thriller Recommendations

Hello, fellow readers! Unfortunately, shelter-in-place/quarantine for COVID-19 has not ended here. My state closed school for the remainder of the semester., so I am finding myself with even more time than usual on my hands! I thought I would do something useful and recommend some thriller books to help you pass the time and forget about what is going on in the world.

Note: I will be including books if they are classified as a thriller on Goodreads. 

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Review | The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

Hello, fellow readers! I decided to pick my next book from my backlist TBR shelf upstairs. I am trying to make my way through all of the books on that shelf before the end of the year so I can swap or donate those books. I decided on The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine. I ended up downloading the audiobook from my library as well.

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Monthly Wrap Up | Books I Read in March

Hello, fellow readers! Welcome to my worst reading wrap up in this extra long year of 2020! I think we all had the same worries and concerns about the world in March, so I won’t rehash that here, but I did manage to finish four books. Unfortunately, I did not have any five star read and kind of hated most of the books I did finish.

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Discussion | WWW Wednesday #1

Hello, fellow readers! I hope you all are well and finding ways to keep yourself occupied during the COVID-19 quarantine. I am on week two and finding it difficult to be motivated each day. I am falling into somewhat of a routine of waking up, having my coffee, then doing a workout (at home!). After that, I take a shower and eat lunch. The afternoons are when I start to go stir crazy. Ironically, I feel the most motivated at night after about 8:00. I guess I start to feel remorse or guilt for not doing anything productive. Continue reading “Discussion | WWW Wednesday #1”