my reading statistics: 2014

Hello, lovely readers! Today I'd like to share my 2014 reading statistics, gathered largely with the help of marvelous Goodreads. I think it's interesting to take a step back and look at the bigger picture of what I read, and now is an ideal time to do just that! In 2014 I read 75 books, …

Book Review: THE HANDMAID’S TALE

Author: Margaret Atwood Number of Pages: 311 Publisher: Anchor Books Release Date: 1985 "Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must …

WWW Wednesdays: January 7th

WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading that asks three questions: What are you currently reading??? Right now I'm reading Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. This is my first novel by any of the Bronte sisters, and the idea of this one in particular has intrigued me for quite some time. So far I'm …

top ten tuesday: most anticipated debut novels for 2015

How are you all doing on this fine Tuesday? It's time yet again for another Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the lovely blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week the theme is Top Ten Most Anticipated Debut Novels for 2015. I have to admit that this theme was a bit tricky for me to adhere …

Book Review: NICK & NORAH’S INFINITE PLAYLIST

Author: Rachel Cohn and David Levithan Number of Pages: 183 Publisher: Ember Release Date: May 23, 2005 "Nick frequents New York's indie rock scene nursing a broken heart. Norah is questioning all of her assumptions about the world. They have nothing in common except for their taste in music, until a chance encounter leads to an all-night quest to …

QUOTE: Dr. Seuss

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”   ~ Dr. Seuss Great advice to keep in mind going into the new year. I think it can also apply to books- who doesn't feel like crying when you turn the very last page of an incredible book? But we must persevere, my bookish friends! …

2014: how did I do?

Three days have passed since the turn of the new year, and somehow I already feel lighter. I always get excited by the prospect of a clean slate, a fresh new outlook on a brand new year.  I know that in actuality not much changes between December 31 and January 1, but it's nice to …

adjusting my rating system.

Lately I've been thinking about my current rating system for books and I've realized that it's time for a bit of a change. I've always used the five stars (or rather, five smileys, because who doesn't love smileys?) because it is what I feel most familiar with, and that basic set-up isn't going to change. …

looking at 2015.

Happy New Year, everyone! 2015 is officially upon us, and I am extremely excited for what this year has the potential to bring. In June I will finally be graduating high school and in the fall I will be heading off to college. (!!!) I still can't believe that I'm already eighteen and this new …