Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book Tropes that Have Become an Epidemic and Need to Stop

We've gotta stop with these freebies--the indecision is killing me! But I kinda made the graphics for this post weeks ago and was too tired to change them, so... Disclaimer! I read mostly fantasy and sci-fi, so all of these tropes may not apply to other genres. They're also not all exactly tropes, but I had to choose a word or I'd just be calling them "things that annoy me" which makes for a...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Airplanes

Airplanes was a hard topic for me to find covers for. There are a lot of war, historical, adventure, rescue mission type cover, but those aren't my kinda books, so I wanted something different. I ended up with a really colorful bunch somehow, and they're all actually pretty diverse. So airplanes ended up being a fun topic for this week in the...
 

Updates & Info: The Weekly Update (3)

This has been a really good book week for me! Well, I only finished two books, but they both made me kind of giddy because one was everything I've come to expect and more in a series I've been reading and the other was about something I love. So, you know, quality over quantity. Which was a nice change after recent books. I have a feeling the entire month of October is going to be a great book...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books to Read If You Like…

I'll be the first to admit this was not an easy Top Ten Tuesday for me because I don't read a lot of popular series. I struggled for a bit, considered recommending books based on Disney movies, considered making a list just about a genre or general topic, considered going with something relating to vampires, then finally ended up making a list with all different books (...well, plus one TV show)...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Cover featuring Suitcases

Isn't it funny how certain objects and topics are more common in certain genres? It seems that most book covers with suitcases and purses are chick lit and contemporary. Occasionally they're hopeful, inspiring, touching stories about a man's life and/or marriage going down the drain and how he changes as he picks himself back up in a genre that I'm not sure of (seriously, this describes two of my...
 

Updates & Info: The Weekly Update (2)

Has it been as tiring of a week for you as it's been for me? I'm having one of those weeks in which I'm so exhausted that I can hardly keep my eyes open and my brain is all fuzzy. I just typed up my thoughts on Pretties for my personal book journal and am scared to even see what I wrote given that I was in my half-asleep, rambly state. Do you ever know you're saying things that are all over the...
 

Book Review: The One (The Selection Book 3) by Kiera Cass

Competition is getting fiercer than ever for Maxon's hand, and rebel attacks are getting more dangerous and more frequent. With pressure building, America struggles not only to make her final decision about whether she wants to spend her life with Aspen or Maxon but also to do what's right for herself, her loved ones, and her...
 

Book Review: The Elite (The Selection Book 2) by Kiera Cass

The competition is down to only six girls, the Elite, and America is still one of them, but she's still not sure she wants the crown or Maxon himself, and, as their relationship gets rockier, she's not even sure he wants her. But with Aspen still on her mind and in her heart, she knows she's going to have a big choice to make...
 

Book Review: The Selection (The Selection Book 1) by Kiera Cass

When America, a Five in her world where castes are everything and her caste often struggles to stay out of poverty, gets chosen for a chance to win the prince's hand in marriage, she's not just surprised, she's miserable because she already has her future planned out. But, with treason being her only other option, she leaves behind the guy she loves to compete with 34 other girls for a chance...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR

This TTT topic could not have come at a more PERFECT time. I almost never plan my books ahead of time. I read whatever I feel like reading whenever I feel like reading it. I did plan books this month because I just so happen to be doing my own Series September Reading Challenge, but that's also the reason I now have a whole list of books I didn't get to read when I stumbled upon them the past few...