Adding The Ramadan Readathon : My TBR (In July, I Know It’s Late, Okay?)

Hello guys ! Ramadan has began a few days back ago and it’s going rather smoothly for me *stomach noises* yes very smoothly. How is it doing for my muslim friends out there? I’ve never ever done a readathon before just because they either do not appeal to me or the ones that do interest […]

via Ramadan Readathon : lMy TBR

I’m not Muslim, but I’d still like to add these to my TBR List because they sound GOOD. Also I’m a little late to seeing this post but I love it anyway so Imma post it.

Just BECAUSE. Enjoy!!!


The Intimidating TBR Pile Tag




I saw this on the  Bionic Book Worm blog and thought I would give it a try.  I believe that the creator of this book tag is Lindsey Rey. This will be my first Book Tag post so I am really excited! I also wanted to do this because my TBR pile is huge and I wanted to talk about some of the books on there and some that I took off.




It would definitely have to be The Other Typist: A Novel by  Suzanne Rindell.

I thought that I would love this book because it has the time setting of the 1920’s and talks about jazz music and speakeasies. It was in the time frame of when women had the cool and interesting jobs as typists and where they would cut their hair short and smoke. I love the 20’s, I just couldn’t get through the book because I felt like it was dragging and I guess I didn’t like the writing style either. This book just left me disappointed and unsatisfied. I hate not finishing a book for any reason but I couldn’t help it with this one. My mom took the copy from me and it is now in her possession.



Hmm, I would have to say that there are a lot of books I have neglected to read and it is really sad. Although I will only mention the two series I feel I have most neglected because I have had them for years. I just keep forgetting about them. It doesn’t help that they are in a tub with other books under my bed. So technically, it’s not my fault because you know the saying “out of sight, out of mind”.  The first one is The Giver Quartet Omnibus by Lois Lowry.

The second series I have also neglected pretty badly is The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld.



Alright, well I have already mentioned these two before on my blog, on my last post because I just got them and I didn’t realize that both of these books are in a series and both happen to be book #2 until I got home with them and looked it up. Here is the link to that other post:

The first one is called The Spiritglass Charade ( A Stoker & Holmes Novel ) by  Colleen Gleason.

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The second one is called The Mirk and Midnight Hour by Jane Nickerson Jane Nickerson.

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This book seems really interesting to me and I am so glad I bought it. The book is called The Way We Bared Our Souls by Willa Strayhorn. I haven’t read this one because I just bought it Thursday, but I do plan on reading it after I am done reading The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.




I was really disappointed with this one and it went onto my DNF list. So it’s called You Suck by  Christopher Moore. I had heard really great things about his writing so I checked out the audiobook from my library of  A Dirty Job: A Novel by him and I liked it. Although I wasn’t able to finish it before it was due, what I read of it was hilarious. So when I saw You Suck at my local Goodwill I got it but I started to read it and was like WHAT?! I couldn’t even get past the first 20 some pages because I couldn’t stand the two main characters. Which really sucks. 



Ha! This one is just too funny to talk about because I haven’t been in the mood for since the beginning of March 2017. First of all the book is just peculiarly unique and strange like The X-Files TV show but mixed with random adultery with things to do with an occult. Normally, I am alright with weird stuff, but it is really out there and that’s saying something for me to remark that about it because I love The X-Files. It’s called Jago by Kim Newman.  Just read it and you’ll know why I’ve just been like ‘ nah, not today’ for months now. I love horror books too and this one I am just like, what the actual hell?


I borrowed the first book in this series from a friend and it felt like it took me FOREVER to finish it and I’m a fast reader so I am kinda hesitant to read the second book. Which is called Eldest ( Inheritance Cycle, Book 2 ) by Christopher Paolini. It is only 704 pages and I’ve read bigger books, but I am worried that this book will be like the first.



I had to think really hard on this one and it’s because I normally don’t buy books this  way but I did, in fact, do it with this book. Well sorta, I mean I saw the book cover and was like ‘what’s this about?’ Then I looked at the back cover and it sounded good… so a pretty cool cover with pretty cool innards. This is also a book I found at my local Dollar Tree, I always seem to hit the jackpot there. The book is called Threats: A Novel by Amelia Gray.  I mean, don’t you want to know what it is about?



Saved the most interesting one for last! It’s called The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through The Madness Industry by Jon Ronson.  The reason for my intimidation is because what if I have some of the traits? I mean at first I thought it would be interesting to see what is considered a psychopath but now I don’t know when I will read it for my irrational fear has gripped me for no reason at all.  I will have to read it eventually because it was a gift that I happened to ask for. I mean I have to get over this ridiculous irrational fear because I am probably missing out on an amazing book.


I really thought this tag was interesting, especially as my first one. What happens to be the book or books that intimidate you the most out of all? Comment down below, if you are willing to share. Well, have a good weekend everyone! If you don’t want to do this book tag, you don’t have to. Everyone is invited to do the tag if you wish. Let me know in the comments below if you do it so I can check it out! I love visiting other peoples blogs.  😉 🙂 Have fun!!!


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My Thursday ( the 27th) Book Haul From My Local Dollar Tree

Alright, so here are the books that I got. The picture is of them on my bed, surprise! #Bestplaceforreading




I swear every time I find books at the Dollar tree I just get so excited. I mean they only cost $1 each plus tax !!! Just “makes you wanna throw your hands up and shout…” !! Or jump up and down and/or dance like the gif below. 😀 ( From the British show Black Books, check it out, it’s hilarious! With Bernard, Manny and Fran ♥ )

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I didn’t even plan on buying these when I went, but, it happened. #Bookwormproblems

My mom was actually a good girl and didn’t get any, but, I had to go down the isle to fix the arrangement of the books, because they were all haphazardly put on the shelves. Like, really? Have some respect for these books you are not supposed to just throw them on the shelf after you are done looking at them. Geez. So you know I had to go down that isle and fix them and what do you know? They had new ones in that looked interesting! And naturally I got 7.

So the first one I got is a small paperback collection of three books in one called,  Yours For Eternity by Hannah Howell, Alexandra Ivy and Kaitlin O’ Riley. It is about vampires, of course, because who doesn’t love a good vampire story or three?

Yours for Eternity (Guardians of Eternity Book 7) by [Howell, Hannah, Ivy, Alexandra, O'Riley, Kaitlin]


The second book I got is  a hardcover and is called The Way We Bared Our Souls by Willa Strayhorn. It is about five teenagers sitting around a campfire and they trade totem symbols. By doing that they also trade each others problems and other things…


The third book I got is a paperback called The Spiritglass Charade ( A Stoker & Holmes Novel ) by Colleen Gleason.  This is the second book in the Stoker and Holmes Series. I sadly couldn’t find the first book in the series which is called The Clockwork Scarab. This book is about two women who are related to two famous people we know and love: Bram Stoker and Sherlock Holmes.

The two characters are named Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes. Mina is the niece of Sherlock and Evaline is the sister of Bram.  So these two ladies just naturally happen to be in the vampire hunting and mystery solving business. Sounds fascinating, right? And look at the beautiful cover! I’m just in love with it.

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The fourth book I got is a paperback called 300,000,000 by Blake Butler. It is about a psychopath that has many followers to help him do his dirty work by kidnapping women to bring to his house for him to kill… then put in his basement. This man also happens to have an alter ego. “Keeps getting better” are the song lyrics that remind me of how this book with horror will be. Plus I had to get it because the cover is just beautifully done.  I mean just look at those brushstrokes!


The fifth book I bought is a hardcover copy of The Mirk and Midnight Hour by Jane Nickerson. It is actually the second book in The Strands Book Series.  I didn’t find the first book for this series either, which is called Strands Of Bronzes and Gold. What is it with finding good books in the middle of a series?! #Bookwormproblems

This book is set in Mississippi during the Civil War and includes a laudanum addict, love, and mystery that happens to involve some voodoo. Oh and the cover is just so intriguing. You see why I had to get this?

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The sixth book that I bout is a hardcover called Five by Ursula Archer. This book is about a  dead woman being found with a combination of strange letters and numbers tattooed on the bottom of her feet. These just happen to be coordinates to another location to perhaps another murder. This is literally a game of cat and mouse between the murderer and detectives that involves riddles and clues. I just had to get this because I want to see if I can solve it before the detective characters do. I love when that happens.


The last book I got is a hardcover called Sew Iconic ( How to Make 10 Classic Hollywood Dresses) by Liz Gregory.  This is a sewing instruction book that I happily found on the bottom shelf hiding from me. I think someone was hoping to come back and get it, but it’s too late because I got it now babe! It also happens to have 10 full size patterns that I can use to make each of the Hollywood dresses it talks about making. If any of you didn’t know already, I love anything to do with sewing, so this is a little treasure to find. It also happens to be what I have a degree in so that makes it wonderful to have found a book with patterns and instructions, because yay!

So that is the end of the awesome book haul that I got. Comment below if you have any of these and/or have seen them in your local Dollar Tree. I plan on reviewing these once I am done reading and reviewing books that I am currently busy with. I just can’t wait.

Happy reading everybody !!


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Currently Reading: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin


I just started reading this about an hour ago and I’m already on pg.114. I can’t believe it is so good already. I bought the hardcover from my local Goodwill for $0.69 and I am so glad I did… because wow. I can’t even form logical sentences at this point.  Damn son. 

I didn’t even realize that it is the first book in The Mara Dyer Trilogy until I looked it up to see if there would be more when I finish it. All I keep thinking is if the book is already this damn good at pg.114, how can it get any better? With more books, duh!

Anyway, I just had to share that, but now back to reading. 😉😂

Thrice Read “Friends” Show Book Tag

Hello everyone! Today you are getting an extra special Thursday treat. It is Caitlynn coming to you with a blog post today instead of Jenn. She had some things to do and I was ready and willing to help my girl out by taking over her day for her. We all are going pretty crazy […]

via The “Friends” Book Tag — Thrice Read

I’ve personally never read any of these, but they sound really good. I love how she accurately described the “Friends” characters. Very interesting. 😀

Their Analysis of Armadale

An introduction to a classic Victorian novel Will the real Allan Armadale please stand up? Armadale, Wilkie Collins’s longest novel (and he wrote quite a few doorstops), was serialised in Cornhill magazine between November 1864 and June 1866, and published as a two-volume novel in 1866. It took Collins two years to write. Like another […]

via A Short Analysis of Wilkie Collins’s Armadale — Interesting Literature

Sounds absolutely intriguing and will be added to my ever-growing TBR List. I haven’t ever read any Victorian Classics so, that’ll be something new for me.  The analysis definitely makes the Classic seem fantastically spun with interesting characters. I can’t wait until I have time to get my hands on a copy of this tale. It’s always exciting finding a new book to read.

The Book Condition/Syndrome

Do you ever just get where when you buy a book you want to keep it in the condition you got it in forever? Like if you bought it brand new you want it to stay that way so it will have fresh and crisp pages? Or that it will keep the “New book” smell? Or that you don’t like setting it anywhere that isn’t absolutely 100% clean so it won’t damage the lovely cover, even if it’s only the back? Or when you read it, you barely open the book to be careful of the spine so it won’t get one of those lines down the middle…

Do you like to keep your used books in a special place because you consider some of them more fragile than others? Don’t you love how they have that “old book” smell? With the slightly softer pages because it has been read more? Do you caress the spine of the book because you feel bad that another made multiple creases in it but you love it anyway?

I am always like this with my books. I feel like they are solid gold but in paper form. Isn’t that funny, when money buys them? I’ve always loved taking care of my books and some people think it’s an obsession, but I’d like to call it, The Book Condition/Syndrome.  I feel like all book lovers have it so I figured I’d list some symptoms, you know, just in case you have it…


  1. You want to keep the book the way you bought it
  2. You love the “book smell” and the feel of turning the pages
  3. You are protective of your books (You don’t loan them out to just anyone, if at all, because Preccciousssssss)
  4. If you do ever loan a book out you expect that they treat it with the utmost care and get ticked when they don’t  (the friendship might be unstable for awhile, if you stay friends, because really, they know better)
  5. You get a little upset when someone says it’s just a book
  6. Or when they don’t read a book you recommended you throw your hands in the air and say, “This is what I have to work with?!”
  7. You want to flip people the bird when they don’t understand why you enjoy reading and say it’s a waste of time
  8. You laugh like wickedly loud and long when someone is surprised that you read so much at a time , like they didn’t know you were a professional or something by now, come on (do they even know you?)
  9. You take a book with you everywhere you go just in case,  ya never know when you’ll have extra free time to finish that last page of your chapter
  10. You wish that I would have typed up more symptoms because you are thinking of some now  and want to see them listed here ( don’t deny it, I have it too)

Comment below if you think of any and I’ll add them to the list.