Month: February 2015

2014 Reading Statistics

2014 Reading Statistics

I’m finally totally wrapping up 2014 this week, with this last post: my reading statistics. Previously I’ve talked about my book favorites in the end of year survey, my other 2014 favorites, but now it’s time for the numbers! Long time followers will know that I have quite an obsession with tracking my reading in excruciating detail, but I mostly do it so that I can easily make this post to look back on the year. The following charts and graphs were made using my 2014 yearbook spreadsheet. General Statistics Don’t be alarmed by those 46 series started – I’m noooooot continuing all of them. […]

Posted February 7, 2015 by Debby in Blog News / 8 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen

ARC Book Review: Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen

Show me a book with an absolutely stunning cover and tell me it’s a Beauty and the Beast retelling, and that book will go to the TOP of my wishlist. Such was the case with Beastkeeper. This middle grade fairy tale retelling is an absolute delight from start to finish. What struck me about Beastkeeper right away was that, BOY, Cat Hellisen knows how to write. Her world building and storytelling abilities are just top notch. She creates a setting with so much atmosphere that it just sucks you straight into the story and you never want to leave. Her take on Beauty and the […]

Posted February 5, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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2014 Favorites

2014 Favorites

I know this is like SUPER late, but hey, I moved in January and blogging did not make the priorities list. I did sum up my favorite books of 2014 in a broad range of categories in my 2014 End of Year Book Survey, but there are a lot of other things that I LOVED in 2014, so I thought I would share those with you quickly! 🙂 TV series I watch a LOT of series. There are so many that I follow on a weekly basis, and I binge watch others in between and wow. Cutting down this list was extremely hard – especially […]

Posted February 4, 2015 by Debby in A Personal Note / 7 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Inked by Eric Smith

ARC Book Review: Inked by Eric Smith

It’s no big secret that I adore Eric Smith, who is not only awesome for all the work he does at Quirk Books, but also just an awesome social media personality (keep those puppy pics coming plzkthnx never change), and I personally greatly enjoyed his non-fiction book, The Geek’s Guide to Dating. So, when his YA fantasy debut was announced, it was pretty much a given that I would read it. Inked is fun and an imaginative visual experience, though it may sway to the younger end of YA. Inked takes place in a world where as people come of age, they receive magical ink […]

Posted February 3, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Most Wanted: February 2015

Most Wanted: February 2015

New feature time! I’ve been toying in my mind with this idea for a while. While I know a lot of other blogs do this too, I’d still like to take the time to each month spotlight the new releases coming out that I’m super excited for. (Especially because last week I was browsing through Goodreads and found some titles releasing this month that I’d *never* heard of before. I mean, I don’t want to throw shade but… *eyes Random House* *eyes Scholastic*) I hope you’ll enjoy and maybe discover some new titles to add to that neverending TBR! 🙂 February 3rd Beastkeeper by Cat […]

Posted February 2, 2015 by Debby in Most Wanted / 3 Comments
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Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2015

Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2015

January 2015: In Which I MOVED Damn, it’s already February! As you may have noticed, the blog was pretty quiet in January, because I MOVED. This was very very tiring and stressful and blogging just shifted down the priorities list. But I’m picking things back up for February and hopefully I won’t be overwhelmed with all the things I need to catch up on. January Reads Books Read: Feed by Mira Grant (audio) The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson (audio) Inked by Eric Smith Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson (audio) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by […]

Posted February 1, 2015 by Debby in Monthly Wrap-Ups / 3 Comments
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