Tuesday, May 23, 2017

2017 Summer Comment Challenge

Thanks to Ashley at Inside My Minds, I have just learned about the Summer Comment Challenge! So not only am I pumped to participate for the first time, I wanted to make sure to spread the word to all of you as well!

What is the Summer Comment Challenge?
The Summer Comment Challenge is hosted by Lonna at FLYLÄ“F and Alicia at A Kernel of Nonsense. The challenge is designed to help bloggers connect with one another and exchange comments.

Monday, May 22, 2017

[Book Tag] Anything But Books Tag

Anything But Books Book Tag

This tag is such a fun one! It's also a great way to get to know the various bloggers that complete it because it covers many fun topics.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

[Book Review] Melhara by Jocelyn Tollefson

[Book Review] Melhara by Jocelyn Tollefson

Overall, I liked this book, but I do have to say that it really doesn't fall into one of my favorite genres. I also had some pretty big issues with the lack of development in both the story and the characters.

However, if light reads about angels and demons is your jam, I would definitely recommend giving this a read!

And please, don't let my personal feelings in this review affect your decision on whether or not to read this book.

Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way. 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

[How To] Setting Up Google Analytics On Your Book Blog

How To Set Up Google Analytics On Your Book Blog

While many blogging platforms offer their own set of statistics, nothing goes as in depth as Google Analytics. Whether you are just starting out, or a more seasoned blogger, setting up a Google Analytics account can help you dive deeper into your data.

The best part? Google Analytics is FREE.

So what are you waiting for?! Let’s get you set up!

Friday, May 19, 2017

[Book Blogger Hop] May 19th - 25th

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addict Writer, where you answer a question and join a "hop". The purpose is to help bloggers discover and get to know one another. 

This Week's Question: 
What do you do with books you no longer want? Do you donate them? Do you take them to a half-price bookstore? Does a friend or family member benefit? 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

[Top 5 Wednesday] Summer Reads

[Top 5 Wednesday] Summer Reads

Top Five Wednesday is hosted by Thoughts on Tomes. For those of you that are interested in taking part, check out the Goodreads group here: Top 5 Wednesday.

This week's prompt:

May 17th: Summer Reads --The weather is heating up (for half of the world), so what books remind you of summer and are your quintessential summer reads? 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

[Top 10 Tuesday] Book Recommendations From My Mom

Top 10 Tuesday Book Recommendations From My Mom

Top 10 Tuesday is created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This weeks prompt is:
Mother's Day related Freebie: favorite moms in literature, books about motherhood, best mother/daughter or son relationships, books to buy your mom, worst moms in literature, etc.

My mom has always been really great about my reading. 

I grew up on an island with a tiny library. So to help support my reading, my mom would always bring me to book stores every time we made a trip to the mainland. When we had book sales at school, she always let me go a little nuts. And like I've said in previous posts, like My Reading Story, I used to have so many books that we created a small library! 

When I had really bad insomnia for years, my mom bought me a great reading chair and always made sure we had the perfect reading snacks in the cabinets. On more than a handful of occasions, I remember my mom making a special trip to the mainland to grab me the next book in a particular series I had been reading.

Of course, my mom has always given me many reading recommendations over the years. So for this week's Top 10 Tuesday, I have decided to list ten of my favorite books that my mom has recommended to me. 


Monday, May 15, 2017

[Book Review] Undying by Corina Bishop

[Book Review] Undying by Corina Bishop

Holy cow! The storyline of this book was so captivating! I definitely had some Divergent feels going on here, but to compare it fully to that trilogy would be incredibly unfair. I felt that this book was darker, much more suspenseful, and honestly... more memorable!

Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way. 

Shout-out to Corina Bishop for being so lovely through this process!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

[Book Review] Ararat by Christopher Golden

Book Review of Ararat by Christopher Golden

This book was a fun read! I loved the horror vibe and the splashes of violence always totally caught me off guard. Though I do have to say I was a bit bored at times. But overall, definitely a worth-while read!

Ararat by Christopher Golden