Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. Happy Library Loot bookworms! I got two books from the bookmobile this week, one I’m very excited and the other I’m kind of meh about but we’ll see how it goes. I obviously put it on my holds for a reason! Continue reading
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Top Ten Bookish Items/Merchandise I’d Like to Own

Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme/feature created by The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted by The Artsy Reader

The Christmas Countdown has probably already started for some of you, and this week’s Top Ten Tuesday let’s your friends and family know some of the bookish items you’ve been spying throughout the year! I know I bookmark A TON of bookish merch throughout the year. Here are some of my favourites, maybe you’ll like them too! Continue reading

Review: The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

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Publication: July 31st 2018
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages:  384 pages
Source: Library
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult, Thriller, Contemporary
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤

“Pain isn’t supposed to teach you anything. It only exists to hurt you,” (Thomas, 5).

I’d been looking forward to reading The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas for a while. It was the cover that got me, I love me some minimalism and the beige with the cheerleading skirt and splashes of blood sold me on it before I even knew what the story is about. Continue reading

Review: Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

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Publication: September 25th 2018
Publisher: Tor
Pages:  480 pages
Source: Amazon
Genre: Fiction, Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

BEWARE! HERE THERE BE SPOILERS!

“Ask nice.
Play nice.
Marcella was so fucking tired of nice,” (Schwab 267).

Vengeful was definitely my most anticipated book of 2018 and it did not disappoint! I haven’t waited as long for the last (next? Please write more in this world Schwab!) book in the Villains series, I only read Vicious earlier this year forcing myself to wait so I could have matching covers for Vengeful’s release. But even waiting those few months for Vengeful was torture, but definitely worth the pain. Continue reading

Review: Paper Girls Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughn, Cliff Chiang (Illustrator), and Matthew Wilson (Illustrator)

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Publication: April 5th 2016
Publisher: Image Comics
Pages:  144 pages
Source: Christmas Gift (Thanks Rachel and Chantal!)
Genre: Graphic Novel, Fiction, Sci-Fi,
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

For anyone who ever wondered what Stranger Things would be like if it followed a group of girls instead of boys, this graphic novel is it!

Now don’t get me wrong, I love Stranger Things, but the show did make me very aware of the fact that there are very few stories that follow a group of girls in a coming of age story without them hating each other or stabbing each other in the back. So I was so happy when my friends gave me this for Christmas a few years ago because I had wanted to read it for forever! Continue reading

Review: The Lottery – The Authorized Graphic Novel by Shirley Jackson and Miles Hyman

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Publication: October 25th 2016
Publisher: Hill and Wang
Pages:  160 pages
Source: Birthday Present (for my Dad!)
Genre: Short story, graphic novel, fiction, classic, horror
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

How could I not love this graphic novel? It’s one of Shirley Jackson’s most well-known works AND it was illustrated by her grandson!

I had never read Jackson’s infamous short story before reading the graphic novel, but I did know what happened in the story. Still, know the story didn’t stop me from loving it, if anything it made me keener to analyze the story (and illustrations) for what was to come. Continue reading

Movie Alert!/Trailer Thursday

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Movie Alert is a book meme hosted by me to show trailers for different book to movie/tv show adaptions. Feel free to use it, just make sure to credit my blog!

I haven’t done one of these in a while, but luckily a lot more book adaptions are coming out so get ready to hear about them!

I was originally super excited when I learned that The Haunting of Hill House was being turned into a Netflix miniseries. I adore Shirley Jackson and this book, the 1960s adaption of the novel (called The Haunting) is phenomenal, but I was excited to see what a new adaption would show! Continue reading