Change is Coming // A Short Hiatus

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Okay so, as you can tell, this blog has kind of been dead. So has my twitter. This happens every year as my motivation to read dramatically fluctuates through the year. (Motivation to read = motivation to blog) Honestly, I'm so sick of this blog dying for a few months and then me coming back to bring it back to life for a few months and then this happening in a cycle. So, I'm going to make some changes. No word on what it will be yet but I have an idea on what I want to do. Summer is coming so I will have more time to be blogging! Anyway, hang tight, I'll be back in July for my blogiversary and change. :)

Let's Dream About A Room I Won't Be Able to Afford! // My Dream Reading Space

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hello! Today I am very excited to show you guys a small collage of some of the things I would love to have in my dream reading space in partnership with Arhaus.com! (If you're looking for furniture, definitely check their site out.) I had a lot of fun looking for stuff to out together to create this collage and I am really hoping that one day, I will be able to afford something similar to what I have put together. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this post and let me know what you think of my dream reading space!

I love everything on this board but here are my top three favorites:

I Waited for It But It Wasn't Enough. // Thoughts on Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Alex and Eliza

Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Release Date: April 11th 2017
Source: Hardcover
Their romance shaped a nation. The rest was history. 1777. Albany, New York.  As battle cries of the American Revolution echo in the distance, servants flutter about preparing for one of New York society’s biggest events: the Schuylers’ grand ball. Descended from two of the oldest and most distinguished bloodlines in New York, the Schuylers are proud to be one of their fledgling country’s founding families, and even prouder still of their three daughters—Angelica, with her razor-sharp wit; Peggy, with her dazzling looks; and Eliza, whose beauty and charm rival that of both her sisters, though she’d rather be aiding the colonists’ cause than dressing up for some silly ball.  Still, she can barely contain her excitement when she hears of the arrival of one Alexander Hamilton, a mysterious, rakish young colonel and General George Washington’s right-hand man. Though Alex has arrived as the bearer of bad news for the Schuylers, he can’t believe his luck—as an orphan, and a bastard one at that—to be in such esteemed company. And when Alex and Eliza meet that fateful night, so begins an epic love story that would forever change the course of American history.
Hamilton. Talk to me about Hamilton and I could go on for hours. I'm going to admit, I jumped on the Hamilton train pretty late on, right before it got big. And like everyone who has fallen into the Hamilton hole, I fell hard. Like the obsession was very real.

I found out about this book between two of my classes in a NetGalley email and usually I delete NetGalley emails without opening them because I've been trying not to accumulate too many eARCs this year but just don't have the motivation to actually unsubscribe to the emails. (I don't mind getting them either) So I almost deleted the email but it was one of those double-take moments where I glanced at the title but then finally acknowledged and processed what I had just glanced at a few seconds later. "Alex and Eliza." So I opened the email and holy crap! Right before my eyes was a book about Hamilton and Eliza! The eARC was already on NetGalley and I think my first thought was "Why am I just finding out about this book now?" Hamilton is big, so the fact that this book wasn't really talked about kinda surprised me.

Allergies Season Has Arrived, Kill Me Now! Part 2 // Hello May!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Hey everyone and welcome to May! I am only 5 weeks away from ending school (bless) and the heat has hit my area full frontal. But, life is still good (despite all the sweat and sunscreen I have been needing) and I am looking forward to the month. And remember how I mentioned allergies last month? Yeah those have full on hit me as well.... yay! 
  •  The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett 
  • Girl Out of Water by Laura Silvermen
  • Walkabout by James Vance Marshall
  • Alex & Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz
Haaaaah so I kind of had a crappy reading month? I had to read Walkabout for school so I really only read four books this month. I really enjoyed those four books though so at least there is that! I was also on Spring Break in April and didn't end up reading much during the week so that was kind of a waste of good reading time... Oops!
There were actually less posts this month compared to the others, which makes sense because I kinda stopped reading a little this month, which is a direct correlation to my blogging motivation. Plus, they're all reviews of books that I pretty much enjoyed. There were fewer posts this month but it was nice to kind of slow it down seeing as though I have been spitting out a decent amount of posts each month.