Must Read in 2016 Halfway Point (Link-Up + Giveaway)

Posted July 23, 2016 in Book Challenges, Features / 0 Comments
Must Read in 2016 Halfway Point (Link-Up + Giveaway)

Do you ever look at a book and think “HOW have I not read this yet?!” I created a link-up for 2016 where you challenge yourself to make a list of those books and then read them, instead of sitting around and waiting for the next year to come and go again. These could be books you’re super excited about and somehow never read (and maybe you even preordered them!). I dubbed this challenge/link-up the Must Read in 2016 Challenge, and a few of you decided to join me! I said that we’d check in around the halfway point in the year […]

A Half-Assed Series Binger

Posted July 22, 2016 in Discussions, Features / 9 Comments
A Half-Assed Series Binger

I love declaring that I’m going to binge a book series and then abandoning it halfway through. Not usually for lack of interest or anything, but just other books popping up and getting in the way! I make these grand plans and create my binge-filled review posts, then they sit in drafts forever because I don’t ACTUALLY binge the series. This has happened in more ways than I can count – physical book binges, audiobook binges, fantasy books, contemporary books, super-long series, super-short series, and everything in between. Unsuccessful Binges Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas Started: June […]

Reading & Rereading Harry Potter | Potterhead July

Posted July 21, 2016 in Discussions, Features / 9 Comments
Reading & Rereading Harry Potter | Potterhead July

When Aentee from Read at Midnight posted about Potterhead July, I knew I had to sign up. The main premise is essentially a blog hop with a bunch of Harry Potter-related topics throughout the month. I knew that I needed to discuss my Harry Potter reading and rereading experiences, since it’s something that will absolutely always be near and dear to my heart. Without further ado, here are my stories! Reading for the first time As a kid, I went to Cape Cod every summer for an expanse of maybe 10 years. We’d usually meet up with my mom’s best friend […]

Sailor Moon Book Tag

Posted July 20, 2016 in Personal / Information / Etc. / 5 Comments
Sailor Moon Book Tag

Sailor Moon is something I’ve always wanted to get into. When I saw the fun Summer of Sailor Scouts feature starting up by some of my favorite bloggers (Alexa, Cristina, Cee, Kristin, Sierra) I knew this was the motivation I needed to finally get into this series/hobby. I never watched the show as a kid and asked Cristina on her intro post how I could get started with this fandom. She pointed me to the show first followed by the manga, so that’s my plan! For their intro to the series this summer, they featured a Sailor Moon Book Tag. I […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #98: Out of the US

Posted July 19, 2016 in Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 15 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #98: Out of the US

Books Set Outside of the United States: Six to Read and Six Already Read Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review. Well, this was an eye-opening TTT! I haven’t read a lot of books outside of the United States, apparently. Most of them involve someone from the US heading overseas on a trip of some kind, and luckily I […]

Review: Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here

Posted July 18, 2016 in Book Reviews / 9 Comments
Review: Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here

The premise of the book is that Scarlett’s favorite show, that she writes popular fanfic about, was cancelled. She’s trying to move on from the loss, get ~things~ going with the childhood friend she’s always had a crush on, manage her relationships with her parents, and keep up both IRL and online friendships. The book has snippets of IM conversations as well as pieces of fanfiction sprinkled throughout, so that was fun! Reasons to Read Sassy main character Scarlett is a really fun main character. Her sarcasm and sassiness levels are out of control. This was often funny and quick, but […]

Bookmark Lit is TWO! – Blogiversary & Giveaway

Posted July 16, 2016 in Personal / Information / Etc. / 33 Comments
Bookmark Lit is TWO! – Blogiversary & Giveaway

Bookmark Lit is two and I can’t believe I’ve had a hobby this long. It never ceases to amaze me. I never thought blogging would get this fun or I would meet so many people. I literally couldn’t have dreamed it. Between meeting people at ALA and BEA, becoming real life friends, and chatting books all day every day… I’m super grateful! I went through and shared some stats last time around, so I’m going to do the same thing today! I hope you enjoy seeing what I’ve been doing for the past couple of years. I also want to […]

Audiobook Favorites

Posted July 15, 2016 in Discussions, Features / 14 Comments
Audiobook Favorites

I listen to a lot of audiobooks – usually about 3 or 4 a month, depending on their length. Oddly enough, I don’t really review or rate the audiobook element in my book reviews. I focus on the same things (plot, characters, pacing, etc.) and only mention the narration if it was BAD. I love when people share more information about the audiobooks specifically, so I’m not sure why I don’t. Hence the reason for today’s post! I want to share some of my favorite audiobooks and audio narrators that I’ve read since I started listening to audiobooks a couple […]

Cover Colors #10: Three Day Summer

Posted July 14, 2016 in Cover Colors, Features / 5 Comments
Cover Colors #10: Three Day Summer

It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with book covers. I love the colors, the typography, the different designs that cover artists can create. I even have a guest post feature where people share their favorite book covers and bookmarks! I decided to start up this random feature where I draw color inspiration from my favorite book covers. I may create an outfit, pick out some nail polish, or design a quote graphic. Today’s cover is… Three Day Summer by Sarvenaz Tash I decided that obviously this cover NEEDED to be shown off a little more! I’m so obsessed with the colors and […]