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...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Water

So this week's topic is water. Water? WATER? WATER??? Do you even know what this topic did to me?! There are even more book covers with water than there are with keys! There are covers with boats and mermaids and beaches and storms and my poor indecision-addled mind couldn't take it! Then I got all perfectionist about how cool it was that they were almost all blue, but the shades of blue didn't...
 

Updates & Info: The Weekly Update (1) + Embarrassing Insight Into My Chronic Indecision a la Big Bang Theory References

Whew, that was a long title. But everyone get excited because I'm trying out a new blog feature! I really want to use my blog to connect with others and want to make sure there's always a personal element to it, plus I love sharing awesome stuff I've found (and since I started blogging I've been finding even more of it). That's why every Sunday I'm going to post an update about any new things...
 

Book Review: Allegiant (Divergent Trilogy Book 3) by Veronica Roth

The truth has finally been exposed, but even that can't change the damage that's been done inside Tris's society, and things are just as dangerous and tense as they were before. But when Tris, Four, and their friends find out there's even more to the truth than they could've guessed, they know they have to do something about it, and their strength, loyalty, and love is put to the final...
 

Book Review: Insurgent (Divergent Trilogy Book 2) by Veronica Roth

Tris, Four, and their fellow Dauntless struggle to figure out what to do and to find a place where they fit in now that everything has changed within their society. There's a war brewing, more secrets are coming to light, lines between right and wrong are being blurred, and Tris has big decisions to make about whose side she's on and what's more important to her: loyalty or...