Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – Review

It’s been a few days now since I finished Illuminae. Maybe a week. I’ve been trying to write a review ever since I flipped the last page, and the words just don’t come. I NEED SOME TIME, Y’ALL. Illuminae blew me away. It’s one of those books that leaves you slightly breathless, and well, speechless too. I’m…

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My Summer TBR, Presented by SHAME.

Yes, yes. Shame. Because my tbr is so excessively long that I need to plan out my whole summer reading life™ to bring it back to normal human level. Someone please help me.

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Leigh Bardugo Quote Series: 6.1.17

I wanted to celebrate the coming of summer with some of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite authors, Leigh Bardugo. I did this in spring with quotes from Jane Austen, and I think it was a rather fun way to ring in the new season! So well…a Leigh Bardugo Quote Series is here. You’re…

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Heartless Really Was Heartless…To Every Reader Ever

What even did Marissa Meyer do to me this time???

I want to reread Heartless, but I also know better than that. Villain origin stories are sad enough already…I don’t need to read one twice knowing FULL WELL what cruelty is coming my way. ASDFJKLASJK HELP ME.

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April Wrap-Up: Circuses, Stars, Lightning + Happy Things

April has been one awesome month. Smiles! Smiles all around! As far as The B goes, I bought a domain name (hip hip hooray for impossible-to-spell-middle-of-the-night name ideas), celebrated my first blog anniversary (complete with imaginary cake, yes), and pretended to look like I’ve actually been blogging for a year/generally know what I’m doing/not scream when really, 90% of the posts I’ve written are rotting in the trash can or reverted to drafts because they were THAT CRINGEY.

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A Gentleman in Moscow, Where Everything is Beautiful + You Cry Because of It

OH MY. I savored every minute I spent reading A Gentleman in Moscow. Frankly, I’d rather reread it than write a review. It wasn’t anything like the book I was expecting. It was sweeter, softer, wittier, and way, way classier.

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Number the Stars by Lois Lowry – Review

Wow. Wow. This is by far one of the best children’s books I’ve ever read. Ever. I hope you’re into kid-lit, because well. This is pretty much a masterpiece of children’s fiction. Why? Let me explain. *muhahahaha* ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Children’s + Middle Grade / Genre: Historical Fiction / Content: 10+ / Recommended Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her…

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The Night Circus Just Ruined Any Chance I Ever Had of Enjoying Another Circus Book

Because nothing can ever live up to this, THAT’S WHY. I did probably the absolute worst thing I could ever do besides smash an antique vase (or stab someone COUGH the butler did it COUGH) and decided to read Caraval right after I finished The Night Circus. #REGRET. It’s cruel on Caraval and it’s cruel on me.

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