Month In Review | April 2016

Well, well, well! Another month has flown by! But that just means we’re a month closer to summer, my favorite season! Anyhow, I  read a ton in this past month and lots of exciting things happened, so let’s jump right into it! Books Read + Mini Reviews Saga Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples…

Stacking The Shelves | April 30, 2016

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews in which we talk about the physical books/e-books/audiobooks we’ve aquired (bought, borrowed, or received for review, etc.). Here’s what I’ve aquired in the past week: Borrowed It was a pretty dry week for library borrows. I didn’t get much. I picked up Emmy & Oliver by Robin…

A Content Question For You!

Hey Y’all! So, I’ve been thinking and I’d like to do a summer event showcasing YA literature featuring girls in STEM. I just wanted to know many of y’all would be interested in this? Let me know in the comments, along with any suggestions for what you’d like to see if such an event were…

Colorless Contemporary…Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway Audiobook Review

Title: Emmy & Oliver Author: Robin Benway Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Audiobook Narrator: Phobe Strole Running Time: 8 hours, 54 minutes, 7 seconds Source: OverDrive/Public Library Goodreads Summary: Emmy’s best friend, Oliver, reappears after being kidnapped by his father ten years ago. Emmy hopes to pick up their relationship right where it left off. Are they destined to be together? Or has fate…

Travel Guide | Wonderland

Hello and welcome back to The Bookish Travel Guide! Today we will be exploring the most wondrous, weird world of all: Wonderland! Have a sip of tea with the Mad Hatter! Take a stroll through the Flower Forest! Try to catch a glimpse of the Cheshire Cat! You never know what will happen in a…

Thursday Tracks | “Take It All” by Ruelle

Thursday Tracks is a weekly meme hosted by Gone With The Words. For the meme, we feature our latest musical obsession. If we want, we can tie a book to it, if it reminds us of a certain book. This week my track is “Take It All” by Ruelle. The song is just so dramatic and…

My Take/Behind The Blog MASH UP! | Steal Like An Artist

This segment is gonna be interesting because it’s basically a mash up of my two segments “My Take” and “Behind The Blog.” Today we’re going to be talking about plagiarism, “good theft vs. bad theft,” and “stealing like an artist.” There’s this phrase from a book by Austin Kleon that goes like this: “Steal like an…

Top 5 Wednesday | Favorite Parental Figures

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam from Thoughts On Tomes (both on YouTube). This week’s theme is “mothers/maternal figures.” Honestly I had a bit of trouble with this one. Oftentimes in YA (which is mostly what I read), the parents or either dead or not around, which is a trend…

WWW Wednesday | April 27, 2016

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On A World Of Words in which we answer the following questions: What are you currently reading? What did you just finish reading? What are you planning on reading next? Tell me your three W’s in the comments! Here are mine… WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING? I’m currently…

Waiting On Wednesday | I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Gretchen McNeil

Title: I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl Author: Gretchen McNeil Expected Publication Date: September 13, 2016 Goodreads Summary: Beatrice Maria Estrella Giovannini has life all figured out. She’s starting senior year at the top of her class, she’s a shoo-in for a scholarship to M.I.T., and she’s got a new boyfriend she’s crazy about. The only problem: All…

Top 10 Tuesday | Bookworm Delights

This week’s topic is a little loose. It’s our top 10 “bookworm delights,” which I’m taking to mean “things that bookworms delight in.” There are many things which bookworms enjoy, but not so much as… 1) That sense of accomplishment when you finish a good big book! What kind of bookworm doesn’t love finishing  good…