Un-Christmas Music // BOOKENDING WINTER 2019 DAY 11


Hey guys! I'm back for my last hosting day of Bookending Winter 2019 from December 9-11. If this is your first time hearing about this lovely event, go to my official post HERE.

If you missed my first two discussion posts yesterday and the day before --- Polar Express and Christmas Changes --- you can visit my posts there.

It's been so great seeing your blog responses to my prompts this week. It's so cool to see such various answers to these general questions. I know they're not book related because I'm trying to step outside of my comfort zone and ask bigger questions. But I'm glad to see some people are appreciative of my questions. 

My third and last prompt is:
Wednesday 11th December    
Prompt Title: Un-Christmas Music
Prompt Explanation: What are some of your favorite songs that remind you of the Christmas season, that aren’t Christmas songs?

Christmas Changes Discussion Post // BOOKENDING WINTER 2019 DAY 10


Hey guys! I'm back for my second hosting day of Bookending Winter 2019 from December 9-11. If this is your first time hearing about this lovely event, go to my official post HERE.

If you missed my first prompt yesterday --- Polar Express Discussion Post --- you can visit my post there.

My second prompt is:
Tuesday 10th December 
Prompt Title: Christmas Changes Discussion Post Prompt Explanation: We always wait until New Year’s to make our resolutions, but why not start at Christmas? What’s one thing (or several things) you want to change about your Christmas season this year? 

Polar Express Discussion Post // BOOKENDING WINTER 2019 DAY 9


Hey guys! I'm back for my first hosting day of Bookending Winter 2019 from December 9-11. If this is your first time hearing about this lovely event, go to my official post HERE.

My first prompt is:
Monday 9th December

Prompt Title: Polar Express Discussion Post 
Prompt Explanation: I love watching The Polar Express movie during Christmas time. The main character boy rediscovers his love for Santa Claus and the holiday after a wild journey far from home in one night. Describe a book or experience you’ve had this year that made you rediscover your love for the genre after reading it. 

BOOKENDING WINTER 2019 // Here We Go Again!


It's the most wonderful time of the year: Bookending Winter 2019!! 

I'm briefly coming out of my blogging hiatus to announce this year's Bookending Winter 2019.

Hosted by Sam @ FictionallySam and Clo @ BookDragons, Bookending Winter is a book blogging quarterly event that is a part of Bookend Events, which happens during the Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. I have hosted during the Autumn event this past October, so this will be my second time hosting this year, which I'm very excited about!

A Change in Direction // HIATUS ANNOUNCEMENT


I've thought of millions of ways to write this post, but then I'd decided to just say screw it and come out and say it. 

And before you ask, no I'm not leaving. More like taking a break to regroup.

Sam's Bonded, Bewitched, Drowned // BOOKENDING AUTUMN 2019 DAY 30

Welcome to the last week of Bookending Autumn 2019. Sadness....

Hosted by Sam @ FictionallySam and Clo @ BookDragons!! If you don't know what this event is, or you need a refresher, visit my last post HERE.

Host extraordinaire Sam @ FictionallySam is the host this week, with her next prompt: 

- Wednesday 30th October
Bonded, Bewitched, Drowned
Halloween version of Kiss Marry Kill with your favorite characters (can be a combination of bookish characters and TV/Film characters!)

Sam's Spellbound Covers // BOOKENDING AUTUMN 2019 DAY 29

Welcome to the last week of Bookending Autumn 2019. Sadness....

I know I haven't done much of this round of Bookending Autumn, even though I was the first host during the first week of October. I've realized that most of the prompts were Halloween related, and as someone who doesn't celebrate the holiday, it's a little weird doing those kinds of posts.

But now that we're winding down on the whole event, I thought it would be better to at least come back for the final week.

Hosted by Sam @ FictionallySam and Clo @ BookDragons!! If you don't know what this event is, or you need a refresher, visit my last post HERE.

Host extraordinaire Sam @ FictionallySam is the host this week, with her next prompt: 

- Tuesday 29th October
Spellbound
Top 10 book covers that had you so spellbound from its beauty that you bought/got them without reading what it was about. 


Haley's Candy Tag // BOOKENDING AUTUMN 2019 DAY 17

Happy Bookending Autumn 2019, hosted by Sam @ FictionallySam and Clo @ BookDragons!! If you don't know what this event is, or you need a refresher, visit my last post HERE.


Haley @ The Caffeinated Reader is the host this week, with her next prompt: 
Thursday 17th October
 Candy Tag
An original tag using different candies to match up with books, like ‘candy corn, a book that reminds you of blah blah blah’


Meeghan's Spicy Pumpkin Latte Book Tag // BOOKENDING AUTUMN 2019 DAY 11


Happy Bookending Autumn 2019, hosted by Sam @ FictionallySam and Clo @ BookDragons!! If you don't know what this event is, or you need a refresher, visit my last post HERE.

Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads is the host this week, with her next prompt: 

Friday, October 11 
Spicy Pumpkin Latte Book Tag
Autumn is when the beverage names at the local coffee shop start to look more like a harvest produce list than anything from a drinks menu. What better way to celebrate this oddity than to do an autumnal drinks book tag?


Meeghan's Study Group // BOOKENDING AUTUMN 2019 DAY 10

Happy Bookending Autumn 2019, hosted by Sam @ FictionallySam and Clo @ BookDragons!! If you don't know what this event is, or you need a refresher, visit my last post HERE.

Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads is the host this week, with her next prompt being Study Group
- Thursday 10th October
Study Group
 Fall is back to school and you need to organize a study group. Pick eight characters and discuss which subjects they bring their expertise to.


Jamsu's Familiar Witches // BOOKENDING AUTUMN 2019 DAY 8


Happy Bookending Autumn 2019, hosted by Sam @ FictionallySam and Clo @ BookDragons!! If you don't know what this event is, or you need a refresher, visit my last post HERE.

Jamsu @ Jamsu Dreams is the host this week, with her next prompt being Every Witch Needs a Familiar:
- Tuesday 8th October
Every Witch Needs a Familiar
If you were a witch which magical creatures would you want as your familiar?


Jamsu's Garden of Evil // BOOKENDING AUTUMN 2019 DAY 7

Happy Bookending Autumn 2019, hosted by Sam @ FictionallySam and Clo @ BookDragons!! If you don't know what this event is, or you need a refresher, visit my last post HERE.

Jamsu @ Jamsu Dreams is the host for a few days, and her prompt for today is:
Garden of Evil
Pick a villain and talk about what you love about him/ her. You can talk about why you liked them more as a bad guy than as a good guy.


Weddings, First Dates, New Music & Big Brother // SEPTEMBER 2019 WRAP-UP



Well well, long time no see!! Since so much has happened this past month, I wanted to combine all of my events and occurrences into one post for a full wrap-up. 

Lauren Casts the Spell // BOOKENDING AUTUMN 2019 DAY 4

Happy Bookending Autumn 2019, hosted by Sam @ FictionallySam and Clo @ BookDragons!! If you don't know what this event is, or you need a refresher, visit my last post HERE.

Lauren @ The Northern Plunder is the host for the week; her prompt for today is:

- Friday 4th October
Spell List
It’s time for you to get creative and share your spells! We’re all familiar with Book Spine Poetry by now. No? Stack up your books in an order that allows the titles to create a poem. For this prompt we’re using horror or Halloween themed books (if possible) to line up and create Book Spine Spells!


Fall Festival Book Tag // HAPPY BOOKENDING AUTUMN 2019 DAY 2

Happy Bookending Autumn 2019, hosted by Sam @ FictionallySam and Clo @ BookDragons!! If you don't know what this event is, or you need a refresher, visit my last post HERE.

Sweater Weather // HAPPY BOOKENDING AUTUMN 2019 DAY 1

Happy first day of Bookending Autumn 2019, hosted by Sam @ FictionallySam and Clo @ BookDragons!! If you don't know what this event is, or you need a refresher, visit my last post HERE.

PAST THIS POINT by Nicole Mabry // XPRESSO BOOK TOURS // BOOK BLITZ + GIVEAWAY

I'm very excited to share this tour spot for Past This Point by Nicole Mabry. There's a young woman with her adorable dog, a post-apocalyptic universe, a striking forbidden romance, and quarantine. Read the synopsis and see more graphics below. Also, don't forget to enter the giveaway to win a $25 Amazon gift card and an ebook copy of Past This Point!

Banned Books 2019 - Books I've Never Read // TOP 5 WEDNESDAY ARCHIVES (September 25)



Banned Books Week 2019 is September 22-28, which centered around reading and discovering books that have been censored from libraries, schools and sometimes the home, from children and teens. 

ala.org: Banned Books Week (September 22-28, 2019) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. I'll admit that I haven't read a lot of banned books in my lifetime of 26 years. I have read a lot of books that I didn't know were banned in other countries, states, districts, etc. until later. Here are some banned books I have not read, whether banned or not.

Books I'm Avoiding Altogether (Not just on my TBR) // TOP TEN TUESDAY DISCUSSION

Hey, what's up, how are you doing?! I'm back again! Am I back? I don't even know. 

No, really, I have no idea what I want to do with this blog or what I want to talk about. I thought I wanted to talk about books, but that's too general of a topic. I could keep making excuses for you guys as to where I've been and what I've been doing. I could make empty promises saying that I could attempt to create interesting content. But I don't want to lie anymore. I don't want to pretend everything with me is fine, but I don't want to burden you guys with my problems. I don't think I've ever felt this unsure about my blogging journey in a while. But it's thanks to your encouragement and sweet messages and comments that keep me going. Or at least get me to answer back.

BOOKENDING AUTUMN 2019 // My First Time Hosting in October!!



I'm going to be a host for Bookending Autumn 2019, for the first time ever! 

If you're just now hearing about Bookending Autumn, it's basically a book blogging event, hosted by Clo @ BookDragons and Sam @ FictionallySam. The umbrella term for this month-long event is Bookend Events, which happens quarterly throughout the year: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn. It's a low-key, fun way to bring the blogging community together! 

BOOK BLOGGER HOP (AUGUST 2-8) // How Many Copies of Books Do I Have?


About the Book Blogger Hop
The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's permission, I relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013.

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

This week's question submitted by Billy @ CoffeeAddictedWriter: 
Do you own more than one copy of a book?

BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY: 'T-MINUS' by Shannon Greenland // XPRESSO BOOK TOURS



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My Love/Hate Relationship with Readathons // Am I Reading Too Many Books or Just Being Lazy?!

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So if you've been following me for a long time, you might know that I love to read. And as much as I love reading and talking about books, I've been having a hard time sitting down and getting into a good book, whether for the first time or in the middle of one. 

Readathons, reading marathons over a period of time, have been known to be helpful for people who don't have much time to read. As for me, I've been having some difficulty in both finding the right books for challenges, and sticking with them. Which is why I don't create TBR lists and read on my gut, but that hasn't been working either.

#BESUMMER19 BOOKENDING SUMMER DAY 28: 'Til September Comes


In case you don't know, Bookending Summer is one of the quarterly events, running under the umbrella term “Bookend Events”, aspiring to bring the book blogging community closer together! Bookending Summer has a vague theme of Ocean, Beach, Vacations, Contemporaries (you know…Summer), but you DO NOT need to stick to this theme at all! Hosted by Clo @ Book Dragons and Sam @ Fictionally Sam

You can find all rules, info and prompts on Clo's post HERE.

Today's host is Amy @ The Little Booknerds In The Corner (25th-28th July):
‘Till September Comes
August is fast approaching which means September is coming up soon. What books are you hoping to read before summer finishes?