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Hello! Last week (and a bit of the week before that), I participated in the #InLoveAThon, which was a Valentine’s Day-themed readathon! The readathon was hosted by Cristina from cristinasjourney, it went from February 9-15, and the goal was to complete seven of the ten available challenges. If you’re interested, click here to check out my intended TBR and all the details for it. Today, I’m going to share with you all… Read More

A while back I was nominated by Jade at Drink Coffee and Read Books to do the Unique Blogger Award tag!  Thank you so much for tagging me, Jade!! THE RULES Share the link to the blogger who nominated you. Answer the questions they gave you. Nominate 8-13 other bloggers and pay it forward. Ask them three questions. THE QUESTIONS 1. What books might we be surprised to find on your shelves?… Read More

Hello everyone! Today for Blogmas, I’m sharing another cookie baking recipe and experience.  Last week I made Christmas bells, and here’s how it went:   This is another recipe that I found from Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book. So, here’s all the ingredients I used: 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg 1 tsp. vanilla 1 1/2 cups flour 1/4 tsp. soda 1/2 tsp. salt First, I preheated the oven to 375°,… Read More

Hello!  It’s time for another holiday book tag!  I was tagged by Jenn @ Jenniely for the Bookish Naughty List book tag. 😁  So, let’s decide if I deserve to go on the the naughty list this year! Received an ARC and not reviewed it  ✅ Hasn’t everyone done this? 🙈  Especially with things like NetGalley, it’s so easy to receive an ARC, and not get around to reviewing it.  I plan on finishing them… Read More

Hey everyone! Tanya and Kimberly of GirlXOXO are hosting a fun, month long series of their favorites of the year called #AMonthofFaves.  There’s new prompts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday all December long. Today’s fave is: Blogger Love Edition! So, today I’m going to share with you all some of the lovely blogs I follow and adore.  I’ve decided to share one of their recent posts that have been my favorite as well! {Ottavia… Read More

Hello!  Let’s just take a moment to stop and internally freak out that November is over, and we are in the last month of 2017! 😳  Y’ALL! HOW DID THAT EVEN HAPPEN?! WASN’T SUMMER JUST LAST MONTH?! *ahem* Now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about what I read and blogged about in the month of November!  Plus, I have an exciting Blogmas announcement at the end of this wrap-up! In… Read More

It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books I’m Thankful For The Holy Bible As you may already know, I am a Christian, and my faith means a great deal to me. The Bible has taught, blessed, and encouraged me in my life so much. I truly would not be the same person I am today without it. Nancy… Read More

Title: Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle Pages: 357 Genres: YA, Magical Realism, Mystery Published by: Kathy Dawson Books (Aug. 8, 2017) Summary If you’re not careful, you can spend your whole life looking for what you’ve lost. One stormy summer in a small Irish town, things begin to disappear. It starts with trivial stuff—hair clips, house keys, socks—but soon it escalates to bigger things: a memory, a heart, a classmate. Olive can tell that… Read More

Hey everyone!  I was tagged by Inga from Lady of Bookland for the Trick or Treat Around the Block book tag.  It was originally created by The Bookish Porcupine. Thanks so much for tagging me, Inga! 🙂 This tag looks like so much fun, and I’m so excited to be doing it today! Okay, let’s get started: #1 Creepy house on the corner of the street book with a creepy cover I think… Read More

Title: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover Pages: 408 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult Published by: Atria Books (May 7, 2013) Summary Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies… That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of… Read More