top ten tuesday: goals for 2015

Happy holidays, everyone! We're in that in-between time between Christmas and New Year's that can sometimes feel a bit strange. The festivities are over, but it's not quite time to go back to work or school yet (well, at least not for me). But have no fear- The Broke and the Bookish brings us another …

more books: Christmas!

Christmas has come and gone yet again, but I'm happy to say that I received some fabulous books from good ol' Saint Nick. Let's get started, shall we? Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Last of the Gaderene by Mark Gatiss Dreams of Empire by Justin …

QUOTE: Epictetus

"No great thing is suddenly created."  ~ Epictetus As the new year approaches, we could all use a good inspirational quote here and there! What quotes do you use for motivation and optimism? Let me know in the comments section below! Yours, HOLLY

top ten tuesday: books I wouldn’t mind Santa bringing this year

Ho, ho, ho! It's time for another holiday themed edition of Top Ten Tuesday, the weekly meme hosted by the lovely blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is a great one: Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing This Year. And boy, do I have a list! It's hard only picking …

the re-read challenge 2015.

It's almost the new year, and you all know what that means: new reading challenges! I'm going to make my reading challenges pretty low-key this year because it'll be a time of huge transition for me (I'm graduating high school in the spring and entering college in the fall!) but I couldn't resist joining in …

would anyone like to buddy-read?

Hi everyone! So I have Christmas vacation for the next two weeks, and I was wondering if anyone wanted to do a buddy-read with me. I've never done one before, and I think it would be a lot of fun! I don't have a book in mind or anything, but we can decide that later. …

Book Review: SKIPPING CHRISTMAS

Author: John Grisham Number of Pages: 177 Publisher: Arrow Release Date: 2001 "Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded shops, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That's just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they'll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on the …

top ten tuesday: books I read in 2014

Greetings wonderful readers! It's time for another Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the lovely blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week the theme is Top Ten Books I Read in 2014. This year was an excellent reading year for me, so I had a lot of amazing books to choose from! Narrowing down the list to …

Book Review: MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME

Author: various YA authors, edited by Stephanie Perkins Number of Pages: 320 Publisher: St. Martin's Press Release Date: October 9, 2014 "If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME: TWELVE HOLIDAY STORIES …