Posts Categorized: Thuy

Ontario Teen Book Fest Blog Tour – Spotlight on Aditi Khorana + Giveaway

Ontario Teen Book Fest Blog Tour – Spotlight on Aditi Khorana + Giveaway

  Hi, guys! Thank you for stopping by today. I have a really fun post for you. The Ontario Teen Book Festival is coming up and if you’ve been a reader for awhile, you know how much I enjoy this event every year. This year’s lineup is fantastic and I am happy to be a part of the blog tour. Be sure to come back tomorrow when I’ll have a Q&A with Emily Ziff Griffin. Today though I am spotlighting the amazing author Aditi Khorana. I had the pleasure of meeting Aditi at last year’s OTBF and was impressed with… Read more »

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Stacked (161)

Stacked (161)

Hi and welcome to Stacked, a feature where I discuss some of the books that I’ve recently acquired. Wow, I cannot believe that we are more than halfway through February already. I actually started this post a couple of weeks ago but am only now getting around to posting it. This week’s post features some recent advance copies that I have received. I’ve been trying to stay away from advance copies just so I can focus on my backlist but my friend Kimberly from The Windy Pages recommended a book that was on Edelweiss. That led me down a path of… Read more »

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Review: There’s Someone Inside Your House

Review: There’s Someone Inside Your House

Title: There’s Someone Inside Your House Author: Stephanie Perkins Publication Date: September 26, 2017 Publisher:  Dutton Books for Young Readers Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Horror Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, Book Depository Source: Library Rating: 1 star – zzz Love hurts… Makani Young thought she’d left her dark past behind her in Hawaii, settling in with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska. She’s found new friends and has even started to fall for mysterious outsider Ollie Larsson. But her past isn’t far behind. Then, one by one, the students of Osborne Hugh begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasingly grotesque flair. As the terror… Read more »

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2018 Reading (and Other) Goals

2018 Reading (and Other) Goals

We are almost a week into 2018 and that’s when I usually set out my reading goals for the year. Last year I set my reading goal at 70 books, which I did not meet. While I don’t really care about the numbers, not meeting this goal was an indicator for me of my changing reading habits. I used to be able to read 100 books a year pretty easily. However, over the last few years my book count has gotten lower and lower and has sort of settled in the 50-70 range. While I still love reading, the longer… Read more »

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2018 Beat the Backlist Challenge

2018 Beat the Backlist Challenge

Happy New Year! I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday. Hopefully you got a little time off to spend with family and friends or just chilling out by yourself. Personally I wish I’d had more chill out time but I can’t complain, since I don’t get to hang out with my family enough. I had lots of grand plans for posting wrap ups and best of lists for the end of the year but I found myself too consumed with holiday prep to really do any blogging. I know I haven’t blogged much in the last year or… Read more »

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In a Nutshell: A Few Mini Book Reviews

In a Nutshell: A Few Mini Book Reviews

My favorite time of year is upon us and I am really looking forward to fall weather and events. While I hate to lose the daylight hours, fall is my favorite season and I love the cooling crispness in the air. California hasn’t had the best luck this year with the super hot weather and the fires, so the cooling weather is a welcome respite. The world has gotten really crazy in the last few months and, while I try to help where I can, it can be pretty overwhelming. Reading is great escape for me and a good way… Read more »

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BookCase Club Subscription Box Review

BookCase Club Subscription Box Review

Hi, everyone. I am doing something a little different today. A few months ago I signed up for my first book subscription box. No doubt you’ve heard about them. Basically you sign up for a subscription to a service that sends you a box every month (time frames vary from box to box) that contains a book and maybe some bookish items (candles, bookmarks, etc.). The most popular ones seem to be those catering to fans of young adult. While I love YA, I wanted to branch out a bit and find something different. While I really liked the pictures… Read more »

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May Catch Up and Looking Forward To Summer

May Catch Up and Looking Forward To Summer

Hello again! It’s been a while since my  last post. It’s been quite busy over the last few months and I just haven’t felt the urge to sit down in front of a computer after staring at one all day. But fear now, I’ve still been reading and watching lots. While I don’t love the heat of summer, I do love that the days are so much longer. It’s given me a boost of energy and I find myself being much more productive. First up I have some books that have been recently sent for review. The Wicker King by… Read more »

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LA Times Festival of Books 2017 Recap

LA Times Festival of Books 2017 Recap

Hi, guys! The year is just flying by. Sorry I haven’t been around much. I moved recently and things are finally settling down. I hope that means I’ll have a bit more time to blog, but we shall see. We are getting into what my friend jokingly calls “con season” which starts off with the LA Times Festival of Books. This year’s festival took place, one again, on the USC campus. Unfortunately I was only able to go one day this year – Sunday – but I tried to make the most of it. I started off the day at… Read more »

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A Very ARCish Readathon

A Very ARCish Readathon

Hi, everyone! Popping by today to let you all know of a reading challenge that I’ve joined for the month of April. A Very ARCish Readathon is being hosted by Bookshelves and Paperbacks and the basic premise is to just read ARCs in the month of April. I’m way behind on my ARC reading and I hope that this readathon will help me get at least a few languishing books out of my TBR pile. I don’t have a big goal but below are a few books that I am going to try to read this month. A Shadow Bright and Burning… Read more »

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