Month: February 2015

Top Ten Book Nerd Problems I Have

Top Ten Book Nerd Problems I Have

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. BOOK RELATED PROBLEMS, HUH? WELL THAT’S HARD. *cough* I don’t just want to copy my Book Nerd Problems posts, so I’ll try to mix it up here and there. 1. Overflowing bookshelves Admittedly I do not have this issue so much right at this moment, as I just moved and got a ton of extra shelf space. But sooner or later, we’ll return to how it was back at my old place: books doublestacked, piles on the floor, EVERYWHERE. I’m trying to get better at constantly […]

Posted February 17, 2015 by Debby in Book Nerd Problems, Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 11 Comments
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Book Review: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

Book Review: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

I think Alice in Wonderland is one of those stories that everyone is familiar with in some way – after all, there have only been about a thousand different movie adaptations. But I’d never actually read the original book, until with book club I finally decided to fill this gap in my life. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass is delightful. In some blurb somewhere, I’d heard Alice described as being literary nonsense – and it’s just about the most perfect description ever. Do not go into Alice hoping to find some sense or explanation. There is none. It’s a light story about […]

Posted February 16, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Audiobook Review: The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson

Audiobook Review: The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson

I did it guys. I finished this series and sadly… I remain the black sheep who was passively entertained but a long way from enthralled. The Bitter Kingdom did some things that I liked, but in other ways remained boring to me. The series’ peak was The Crown of Embers for me, and I will just stay here in my corner, forever puzzled about all the hype. There are things that The Bitter Kingdom did well, admittedly. Elisa has grown throughout the series, and in The Bitter Kingdom she fully embraces her role as Queen. She gets involved in politics, negotiating with other parties and […]

Posted February 13, 2015 by Debby in Audiobook Reviews, Reviews / 5 Comments
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The Bookshelf Tag

The Bookshelf Tag

A while back, Nitzan @ The Book Babe’s Reads tagged me for the Bookshelf Tag! (No idea who originally created this one – sorry!) Of course, with moving and everything, I am late in responding, but whatever. Who cares? It’s a tag! It’s fun! Come browse my bookshelves with me! 1. Is there a book that you really want to read but haven’t because you know it’ll make you cry? Nope! I very rarely cry at books. To date there’s been around 5 books that have made me cry. But I AM scared of reading books that others have said will make me cry – […]

Posted February 12, 2015 by Debby in Memes / 14 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

ARC Book Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen is probably one of the most hyped up 2015 releases. To be honest, promise me magic and courtly politics, offer me that kind of beautiful cover, and I’m all in. I definitely enjoyed Red Queen and think it’s a promising start to an awesome series, but some parts of it fell a little bit flat. I will say that Red Queen and I got off to a very rocky start. I was hit over the head with so many Hunger Games parallels that I almost considered giving up. Though Red Queen is a high fantasy, it’s very much set in a dystopia. In […]

Posted February 11, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 8 Comments
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Top Ten Romance Tropes I LOVE

Top Ten Romance Tropes I LOVE

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. You know I’m all about the romance. I’m realizing more and more that I need a great ship to really fully enjoy a book. Shippy feels give me LIFE. Now, whereas some people are annoyed when romances are cliché and tropey, I actually LIVE for certain tropes – when they’re executed well. For each of these elements, I’ll give some examples of books I’ve read and LOVED. SO. Shall we begin? 1. Hate-to-Love Romance If you didn’t know this would be first on this list, you […]

Posted February 10, 2015 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 18 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Rebound by Noelle August

ARC Book Review: Rebound by Noelle August

After falling head over heels in love with Boomerang last year, it was a given that I would read the next book in the series, Rebound. In fact, when I heard it would be about Adam and Alison, I was SUPER excited. The glimpses we got of the two in Boomerang already promised great shipping potential. Rebound was an entertaining, sexy, refreshing read, but not quite as good as its predecessor. I came into Rebound after only reading fantasy so far this year, so it was an extremely exciting breath of fresh air to me. Right off the bat, I was in love. I loved […]

Posted February 9, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Book Haul #19: Post-Moving Bliss

Book Haul #19: Post-Moving Bliss

BEHOLD MY NEW BOOK HAUL FROM MY NEW APARTMENT. I can’t actually show that much of it because I’m still dependent on my webcam for book hauls, but whatever. Get ready for me saying, “I don’t know much about this book,” about ten million times. (Srsly, Debby, prepare next time.) Gifted From Christina: Swimming to Tokyo by Brenda St. John Brown Thank you thank you thank youuuuuuu! For Review From American Book Center: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir Thank you! From HarperCollins: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Thank you! Bought The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson […]

Posted February 8, 2015 by Debby in Book Hauls, Vlogs / 4 Comments
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