Category: Weekly Memes

Top Ten Tuesdays #311: Halloween Freebie

Posted October 28, 2020 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 0 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #311: Halloween Freebie

Creepy Books I’ve Read Top Ten Tuesdays were started by The Broke and the Bookish and are now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, 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. Yes, I’m a day late, but it’s fine. What is time? I have definitely read my share of mystery/thrillers these days but they don’t tend to be that SPOOKY. They’re usually psychological or involve some dickhead teenager playing murder games with other teenagers. There aren’t a lot of ghostly or creepy books in my repertoire. For this holiday freebie, here are some of the actually creepy books I’ve read! I’m a little bit of a baby though. HIS HIDEOUS HEART is an anthology featuring Edgar Allen Poe retellings, and many of them creeped me out! This was a really great read and perfect for October if you’re still trying to pack in creepy reads. THIS LIE WILL KILL YOU involved a bit more scary/horror elements than I expected, per my review. I don’t remember much else about the book though and didn’t rate it very highly haha. TEN is essentially a retelling of AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, so I was bound to be creeped out, with murders happening left and right. I don’t think it’s cheating to include the entire DIVINERS series, right? I mean ALL of these books seriously […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #310: Recommended

Posted October 20, 2020 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 0 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #310: Recommended

Books I Read Because of a Recommendation Top Ten Tuesdays were started by The Broke and the Bookish and are now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, 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. I feel like, as a book blogger, at least half of the books I read are because someone I follow or respect posted about it! I find new releases through my friends adding them to their Goodreads shelves, or backlist titles because someone read it and it caught my eye. I also follow a lot of cover-related posts or “books publishing this month!” posts to find new books to read. Grounded by Megan Morrison // Recommended by Morgan Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell // General recommendation from Twitter The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser // Recommended by Kelly   The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson, and Mooncakes by Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker // General recommendation from book internet All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda // Recommended by Grace (#ReadForGrace) The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary and Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston // General recommendation from book internet Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno // Recommended by Laura

Five on Fridays [10]

Posted October 16, 2020 / Five on Fridays, Weekly Memes / 2 Comments
Five on Fridays [10]

Five on Friday displays the the top five things that have been on my mind this week! It could be book-related, but it may be music, movies, TV, personal life, food, etc. I’ll generally be posting these biweekly and linking up with Friday Favorites (hosted by A Little Bit of Everything, Grace and Love, and Momfessionals). Previous posts can be found here! Westworld After finishing Watchmen on HBO Max, we had determined we would start Westworld next. We’re only a few episodes in so far (I think five or six?) but we’re intrigued. The first few were interesting and kept our curiosity up but the following couple were somewhat boring. I’m really excited for things to start connecting – my friend told me around episode 7 things start clicking into place more. Emily in Paris I watched five of these in a row before work the other day and plan to finish it up before this post goes up (hopefully). I’ll admit, Emily is annoying as hell and the show paints a pretty one-dimensional picture of Paris, but it’s so addicting. It reminds me a lot of Passport to Paris with MK&A or all of their movies where they traveled somewhere and made me want to go ASAP as a kid. I won’t sit here and tell you the show is GOOD but it’s fun and addicting when I need it. House Organization I’m finally getting the “spring cleaning” shit done around the house… now that it’s fall. We started with organizing […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #309: Long Titles

Posted October 13, 2020 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 0 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #309: Long Titles

Books with Long Titles Top Ten Tuesdays were started by The Broke and the Bookish and are now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, 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. I definitely took the easy way out here, since I forgot to prep this post ahead of time! I googled “books with long titles” and found a longgg Goodreads list. I scrolled through and took note of some that I’ve read, as well as some that I hope to read at some point. Books I’ve Read Books on my TBR

Wednesday Wrap-Up #7 | WoW & WWW

Wednesday Wrap-Up #7 | WoW & WWW

I don’t like to do too many weekly memes on the blog and usually stick to TTT, but I thought it would be fun to occasionally post Wednesday memes I’m interested in. It won’t be weekly, but it’ll be fun to recap the previous week or so and talk about what books I have on the docket. It will be a combination of WWW Wednesdays and Waiting on Wednesdays (more details below!), as well as anything else I’d like to share.  Waiting on…Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine and asks upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. I’m currently waiting impatiently for… A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer Release Date: January 12th 2021 Brigid Kemmerer’s New York Times bestselling Cursebreaker series continues with two kingdoms on the brink of collapse, old enemies resurfacing, and friends becoming foes. Emberfall is torn between those who believe Rhen is the rightful prince and those who are eager to begin a new era under the true heir, Grey. Grey has agreed to wait two months before attacking Rhen, and in that time, Rhen has sought the assistance of a spy despite Harper’s doubts. Meanwhile, Lia Mara struggles to rule Syhl Shallow with a gentler hand than her mother. But some of her subjects aren’t happy that Lia Mara has an enchanted prince and magical scraver by her side. As Grey’s deadline draws nearer, Lia Mara is forced to question whether or not she can remain allied to his cause. This compulsively readable saga continues as two […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #308: Fall Colors

Posted October 6, 2020 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 1 Comment
Top Ten Tuesdays #308: Fall Colors

Books with Fall Covers Top Ten Tuesdays were started by The Broke and the Bookish and are now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, 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. I’m a huge fall person – I love this season because it includes my favorite months (weather-wise and personal event/life-wise), and involves the lead up to Christmas!  

Top Ten Tuesdays #307: Quotes

Posted September 29, 2020 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 1 Comment
Top Ten Tuesdays #307: Quotes

Favorite Book Quotes Top Ten Tuesdays were started by The Broke and the Bookish and are now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, 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. I used to be so good at recording or bookmarking quotes while reading but I’ve been pretty bad about it lately! I used to make fun graphics and happily share them when this TTT would come around again. In the interest of still sharing a TTT and being lazy, here are some I’ve made in the past that still hold true as my favorites!

Five on Fridays [9]

Posted September 25, 2020 / Five on Fridays, Weekly Memes / 0 Comments
Five on Fridays [9]

Five on Friday displays the the top five things that have been on my mind this week! It could be book-related, but it may be music, movies, TV, personal life, food, etc. I’ll generally be posting these biweekly and linking up with Friday Favorites (hosted by A Little Bit of Everything, Grace and Love, and Momfessionals). Previous posts can be found here! Birthday Week and Cape Cod Camping My birthday was on a Wednesday this year so I, as usual, took the day off to relax alone haha. I got my nails done and hung out with the dog all day before getting an early dinner with my mom on the patio. My friends all met up at our favorite brewery in the evening. It was a nice day overall! The next day, we headed out to go camping. I used to go to Dennis in Cape Cod every summer of my childhood, but hadn’t been back in over 15 years! It was my favorite place on earth. We decided this summer to go camping at a campground in Dennis, a few minutes from the cottage and beach I frequented as a kid. It was so fun to relax, play disc golf, get our pups together, and check out the area again as an adult. We hope to go back next year if things are normal and stay in a cottage or something. WW and Meal Prep/Planning I was attempting to calorie count again but really lost steam for some […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #306: Fall TBR

Posted September 22, 2020 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 3 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #306: Fall TBR

Fall TBR Top Ten Tuesdays were started by The Broke and the Bookish and are now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, 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. I’m back in a semi reading slump at this point. September is looking rough numbers-wise. I shouldn’t be surprised because it’s my busiest month in my personal life (birthday, anniversary, football starting, etc.). Either way, I love planning a TBR so I have something to reference when I DO pick up a book. Fall Pub Date Review Copies I’ve had a few of these for a while (looking at you, CHASING LUCKY), but have been so so lazy about reading books far in advance. I usually try to mix it up by reading books that allow me to schedule reviews months in advance but alas. WELL PLAYED and SNAPPED are sequels in companion series. SIMMER DOWN sold me with that super cute cover and food truck plot! And, of course, I don’t even know what LOVE YOUR LIFE is about but you know my fingers press “request” on every new Sophie Kinsella. Upcoming Fall Releases A few more sequels/companions here (LOVE & OLIVES, THE TEA DRAGON TAPESTRY, and DEAR JUSTYCE) that I’m super duper excited for! INSTANT KARMA is the first straight-up contemporary (okay, there’s a touch of magical realism) Marissa Meyer book […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #305: Covers

Posted September 15, 2020 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 4 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #305: Covers

Cover Freebie: Recent/New Covers I Love Top Ten Tuesdays were started by The Broke and the Bookish and are now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, 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. I am ALWAYS here for a cover-related post. I actually haven’t shared my “cover love” shelf for a long time so I thought this cover freebie would be perfect for that. Here are some of my current favorite covers of recent or upcoming books.