This is just a quickie post to talk about my progress with #WinterBibib that's currently taking place. Or lack thereof... When I uploaded my TBR video, I had every intention of being an active participant, but I haven't taken part in Twitter sprints or done any of the challenges, whether it's YouTube, Instagram, or blogging. … Continue reading Winter Biannual Bibliothon | 2018
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death … Continue reading [Review] The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestseller Jason Reynolds’s fiercely stunning novel that takes place in sixty potent seconds—the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy who killed his brother. A cannon. A strap. … Continue reading [Review] Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Yeah. That's right. I'm writing a movie review. About a book adaptation. I know it's often believed that bookworms such as us hate book-to-movie adaptations, that no movie that's based on a beloved book will ever measure up to our strict imaginations. While there is some truth to that (off the top of my head, … Continue reading Everything, Everything Movie Review
HAPPY HUMP DAY! With every hump day comes another Top 5 Wednesday post, and that's what I've got for all you readers. If you don't already know, Top 5 Wednesday is a Goodreads group that was created by Lainey and is now currently hosted by Samantha. This week's topic is a tough one. Why? Well, … Continue reading Top 5 Wednesday | Books I Didn’t Get To in 2017 | January
If you've been following my blog for awhile, long enough to see or read my review about Renee Ahdieh's Flame in the Mist, you'll know that I wasn't a fan. I think I gave it two stars, but in reality, it's more like a one-star read for me because there was just nothing at all … Continue reading Smoke in the Sun.
Confession: I don't like DNF'ing books. I mean, I will if I'm just not enjoying it or have no motivation to pick it up or whatever, but generally speaking, I hate having to DNF. Unfortunately, a book that I was actually reading last year (or in December, whatever), I tried to pick it up again … Continue reading Barely January and I’ve Already DNF’d a Book.
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had fun and stayed safe during the holidays, so here's to a brand new year with new books! Whether they're published this year, or they're books you're catching up on, books are new to someone, so I hope you read what you want. With the new year brings a … Continue reading Top 5 Wednesday – 2018 Reading Resolutions | January