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Books for Breakfast Hag-seed

Book Reviews

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.  I'm a big fan of Atwood, although I wasn't always. My fiancé actually introduced me to her through her trilogy Oryx & Crake, which I've written about a few times on the blog. Since then, I've also read The Handmaid's Tale. (which everyone, I'm sure, has heard of) Alex has read Stone Mattress (well…

Top 10 Horror Books

Book Reviews

Horror is one of my favorite genres all around. I love horror manga, I love horror books, I love ghost stories by camp fires, I love horror movies, I love haunted houses, and I love people telling me creepy true stories about their own encounters. Basically, I love all things haunted and creepy. So I'm going to talk about my top 10 horror books (in no particular order) to celebrate…

How to Create a Reading Nook

Life

One of the reasons we settled on this specific floor plan was because there was a study. For years I've wanted a room where I could have all my bookshelves and a cozy reading nook where I could curl up and read my books, and Alex wanted a place where he could have his desk and game. The study is both, and with doors to keep the cat out so…

“Currently” To-Read List

Book Reviews, Life

I've been churning out these book reviews faster than I can stub my toe on the dining room table's leg! (That's actually a lie, I can stub my toe in lightning fast speeds....constantly) Although, I haven't mentioned what's coming up on my reading list that I'm doing my best to knock down to a reasonable size! So let's take a gander at what the bookworm has on her to-read shelf.…

Books for Breakfast #100

Book Reviews

WOW! It feels like I've hit a major milestone here! 100 books for breakfast posts is a lot of book reviews, especially when you consider they normally cover two books at once, that's almost 200 (give or take) book reviews since I've started my humble little blog! Wow-ee! So instead of a review this time, I'm going to cover so of my favorite past reviews, favorite books that I've read…

A Peculiar Giveaway

Blogging, Book Reviews

First, a BIG THANK YOU! for all my readers that stuck around, and all my blog friends that didn't abandon me during my months of silence leading up to the re-launch. You are all beautiful glorious people and I treasure your comments like little nuggets of gold. Ready to get peculiar?? I don't know about you, but I LOVE the Peculiar Children series! I was hooked ever since I picked…

Father’s Day Reads

Book Reviews, Life

A word to the wise/Disclaimer about this post (no nothing is sponsored): I can only really base this off my own father and my fiancé (who is the father to our fur child) So, it might be that your father isn't the kind of guy who disables the safety features via cinder block, on the riding lawnmower so you can mow the grass even when you are 7 and don't…

Books for Breakfast #91

Book Reviews

Beautiful You by Chuck Palahniuk & The Grown Up by Gillian Flynn   So, Beautiful You, well, hmmm, how do I even start to explain this book. Whenever I tried explaining what I was reading to people, I got a lot of mixed facial expressions, but most hovered around what-did-you-just-say-I-am-going-to-pretend-you-didn't-speak-and-instead-compliment-your-glasses or they just stared with a semi-wrinkled nose like they just whiffed some bad foot odor and kind of want…

Books for Breakfast #84

Book Reviews

Secret Place by Tana French & The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell I've read everything by Tana French so far. My favorite book by her is still The Likeness though. This book is another murder mystery. The story takes place in a private girl's high school, where a young boy from their brother school (A private school for boys) is found killed on their campus. The case ends up closed…

Books for Breakfast #83

Book Reviews

So let's flash back and review some older books that I read quite a ways back! I'm going to cover three books this time since I forgot to review all these during those blog dead days! (oops!) Let's get started! The reads this time were: Red River (entire series) by Chie Shinohara The Selection by Kiera Cass and The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami First, let's talk about Red River!…