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Book Review: A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller (+ Giveaway!)

Book Review: A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller (+ Giveaway!)

One of my goals for 2014 was to finally read some historical fiction. I don’t know what held me back from the genre, to be honest. I eat up historical fiction movies and TV series and adore them, but it never really occurred to me that I could also read some. Anyway. Enter A Mad, Wicked Folly. It popped up on my radar because of the lovely Christina and Gillian. Their reviews got me extremely pumped, and the synopsis sounded awesome, so I was all for it. It went on my most anticipated 2014 debuts list, and I even pre-ordered a copy. When it got […]

Posted January 30, 2014 by Debby in Giveaways, Reviews / 37 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Witch Finder by Ruth Warburton

ARC Book Review: Witch Finder by Ruth Warburton

*exhales* First off, NO. I had to get that out of the way. I tried really hard to like Witch Finder. I went in with the lowest expectations possible, because several of my reader friends were reading it just before I did and warned me that it didn’t look that good. A pity, because I still absolutely adore the cover. But, as it was a review copy, I went ahead and read it anyway. For the most part, I was not amused. I received this review copy rather late and was in a bit of a reading slump, so to still have my review up […]

Posted January 6, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 7 Comments
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Book Review: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Book Review: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

After I met Samantha Shannon back in September, I was stoked to read this book. I mean, she is so sweet. So sweet. And she’s (just barely) younger than me, got a seven book deal, and is being called the new J.K. Rowling (which is completely unfair and incorrect, but I’ve covered that already). So then we decided to read this for book club, and man am I glad I did. The end result, for me? I will go ahead and agree with most reviews that the first quarter is slow. The world building is quite elaborate — and I absolutely love it; I mean, […]

Posted December 16, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Adventures of a Bookworm in London

Adventures of a Bookworm in London

Back in November, while I was on my break from the blog, I went to London. It was my third time going and by far the best trip so far. I’m so lucky to have my best friend living there, because he really knew the best places to take me to. So here’s a semi-short recap, if you’re interested! 🙂 Day 1: Thursday, November 7th My best friend indulged me, and took me to all the bookstores to get it out of the way and so I would stop bothering him about it. OR SO HE THOUGHT. We went to Foyles, Waterstones at Piccadilly Circus […]

Posted December 15, 2013 by Debby in Travel / 7 Comments
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Book Review: Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier

Book Review: Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier

Let me start by saying that if you are at all interested in this series, in the concept of genetic time travel with a side of lovely feels and the hottie that is Gideon, please, for the love of god, binge read the series. This series should have been one book, not three. The plot in each of the three books is just too thin for each individual book to be brilliant. But together, the story they form is definitely enjoyable. I had quite a bit of trouble remembering what happened in Ruby Red and Sapphire Blue, to be honest, as I read those back […]

Posted December 6, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2013

Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2013

November 2013: the month of the snuggly comeback! Bonjour people! I know it’s weird to have a monthly wrap-up since I only came back on November 25th, but you know what, I still have a book haul to show you, and some milestones that can be talked about. So here we go! In November I read 7 books, which is kind of sad. But The Bone Season was massive, and so is S., which I’m working my way through now, and the move to WordPress did take up a lot of time as well. So I’m still relatively proud of myself. The blog itself has […]

Posted December 1, 2013 by Debby in Book Hauls, Monthly Wrap-Ups / 9 Comments
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Book Review: Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill

Book Review: Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill

When I went to London, I was extremely excited to explore the bookstores there. I *may* have created a list beforehand of books I wished most to pick up there. See, I wanted my London book haul to be special, so I wanted to pick up books that were either (a) a UK edition I preferred over the US edition, (b) written by a British author, or (c) set in London/England. When I stood in the bookstores with my list in hand, I quickly realized there was one book I wanted above all others: Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill. And it was nowhere to […]

Posted November 30, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 19 Comments
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Book Review: Adorkable by Sarra Manning

Book Review: Adorkable by Sarra Manning

I’m pretty sure we all know the quote, “We read to know we are not alone,” by C.S. Lewis. That sums up what this book means to me. This book is the closest that has ever come to being a reflection of me and my life up to now. It is so relatable, and when I find books like that, I start crying. Needless to say, this book is an all-time favorite for me – one of the most special books I have ever read. However, not everyone will have that reaction to this book. So I’m going to try to point out the merits […]

Posted September 19, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 19 Comments
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