Top Ten Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme/feature created by The Broke and the Bookish

This week’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday is Fictional Pets! Where would our favourite protagonists be without their ever loyal pet by their side. This creature could come in many forms from a sweet little cat to an owl to even a dragon. There is no limit to what counts as a pet in many books, but they’re all memorable, though often overlooked, characters.

WARNING: There are a lot of cats on this list, and they’re all awesome. Continue reading

Review: The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories by Suzanna Clarke

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Publication: October 26th 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 235 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fantasy, Short Stories, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fairy Tales
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤

I became interested in this book after finding this cute shirt on etsy by the talented Bunnydee. I didn’t know who The Ladies of Grace Adieu were but with all the neat witchy and magical products and illustrations Bunnydee posts on her Etsy and Instagram, then it must be something I’d be interested in.

The world of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is one I’m interested in, and the one presented in this book is right up my alley. I love reading about powerful and magical women, I love reading about fairy tales, but that being said I feel like I needed to read Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell first so that I knew what world I was entering. I was confused a number of times throughout the book because while I knew it was fantasy I didn’t realize it was an alternate time frame. I think I’d like to reread this once I’ve read Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell though.

Since this is a short story collection, I’ll give a mini-review of each story before posting my overall thoughts of the collection. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme/feature created by The Broke and the Bookish

I always have so much trouble with Top Ten Tuesday. For one thing I find it hard to think of ten of anything I really enjoy, and thinking of topics of ten things I love is even more difficult. But I love reading other blog’s Top Ten Tuesday and since I really want to make this blog a thing (again…), I’m going to try to keep Top Ten Tuesday a constant fixture on this blog!

For Stuck in a Story Book Reviews first Top Ten Tuesday on it’s new and improved site, and as a recent university grad, I decided to look at my favourite books I’ve studied during my four years at university. Continue reading

Review: Beware That Girl by Teresa Toten

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Publication: May 31st 2016
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Pages: 336 pages
Source: ARC from Goodreads Giveaway (Thanks Goodreads and Penguin Random House!)
Genre: YA, Fiction, Mystery, Psychological, Thriller, Detective, Contemporary
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤

It’s hard to know where to begin with this review without giving too much away about the story.

In it’s simplest terms, Beware That Girl is a book about Kate O’Brien, a scholarship kid and liar, who befriends the rich and beautiful Olivia Sumner, so that she can better her life and get into her dream school: Yale. But Kate’s plans are in trouble when Mark Redkin joins the staff at Waverly and charms the other faculty and students, most troubling being Olivia. Continue reading

Weekly Wrap Up!

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Hi everyone!

So I’m still working out what I’m going to post up on the blog when I haven’t written a review or am in the middle of reading. I already posted a What’s Up Wednesday and have two new bookish memes ready for the upcoming week, but I’m still trying to think of more.

So I thought up Weekend Wrap Up!

Weekend Wrap Up is a bookish meme/feature where bloggers post links to what they’ve posted on their blog and other book related sites during the week. If you’d like to use Weekly Wrap Up for your blog, please give credit to me and link back to Stuck in a Story Book Reviews.  Continue reading

What’s Up Wednesday?

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So I’ve had this blog for about a month and all I’ve posted are book reviews. This isn’t a bad thing, since the point of a book review blog is to post book reviews, but there needs to be more than that, right? So I’m going to start putting some bookish memes up during the week as well as book reviews to keep the content flowing!

Also, I really like making banners and made banners for the new memes I’ll be using (YAY again!).

And since it’s Wednesday I thought it would be perfect to start with…What’s Up Wednesday HOORAY! I started using What’s Up Wednesday when I had my blog on tumblr and completely forgot about it until now! It’s a fun and simple meme, but I love using it!

NOTE: I didn’t include the What Works For Me category because it’s a difficult one to word and deals a lot with writing. I instead changed it to What I’m Interested In.

What’s Up Wednesday is a feature created by Erin L. Funk and Jaime Morrow. Continue reading