Calendar Girls – November 2018 – Not Quite the End: Favorite Middle Book in a Series

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The Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event that was created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile, and is now hosted by Adrienne at Darque Dreamer Reads, and Katie at Never Not Reading. It was inspired by the 1961 classic song by Neil Sedaka and created to ignite fun bookish discussions among readers and bloggers.

So, just like the song, each month a new theme is chosen (participants will get to vote between two choices), and participating bloggers get to choose their favorite book within the theme, or the book they think best fits the theme, to talk about in a blog post on the first Monday of each month.

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A Purrfectly Fun Read — Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas {Book Review}

Catwoman Soulstealer by Sarah J. MaasTitle: Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons #3)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher:
Random House Books
Release Date: August 7th, 2018
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy

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My rating in stars: 4 stars
My rating in words: Really liked it!

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

When the Bat’s away, the Cat will play. It’s time to see how many lives this cat really has. . . .

Two years after escaping Gotham City’s slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Batwing is left to hold back the tide of notorious criminals. Gotham City is ripe for the taking.

Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove he has what it takes to help people in his role as Batwing. He targets a new thief on the prowl who seems cleverer than most. She has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and together they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman may be Batwing’s undoing.

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Unnecessary, But Still Fun — A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas {Book Review}

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. MaasTitle: A Court of Frost and Starlight
(A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release Date: May 1st, 2018
Standalone/Series: Series
Genre: New Adult – Fantasy

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My rating in stars: 3 stars
My rating in words: It was okay

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated–scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.

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Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas {Quote It Wednesday}

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Hi everybody and welcome to a new Quote It Wednesday!

Today’s quote is one of my all-time favorite motivational quotes. I don’t know why, but there is just something about the phrase ‘rattle the stars’ that gets me all fired up. Don’t just settle for reaching the stars. RATTLE the stars. I’m not gonna lie, I’ve even thought about getting this quote as a tattoo someday.

Plus I love the next sentence because really, don’t we all get a little scared of actually reaching our goals sometimes? I mean, yes failing is scary, but so is actually reaching our goals and getting everything we dreamed about. Because then what?

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS QUOTE? Does it motivate you? Are there any motivational bookish quotes you’ve ever thought about getting tattooed?

Why Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas Renewed My Love For This Series {Book Review}

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. MaasTitle: Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Release Date: September 5th, 2017
Standalone/Series: Series
Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy

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My rating in stars: 4 stars
My rating in words: Really liked this

 

Warning: Review contains spoilers for previous installments AND Tower of Dawn.

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A Gush AND A Rant — A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas {Book Review}

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. MaasTitle: A Court of Wings and Ruin (ACOTAR #3)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release Date: May 2nd, 2017
Standalone/Series: Book 3 in the ACOTAR series
Genre: New Adult – Fantasy

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My rating in stars: 4 stars
My rating in words: Really liked this

 

WARNING: This review will contain some gushing, some ranting, and a fair amount of SPOILERS!

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Ten Authors I’d Love To Meet {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi guys, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!  Today’s all about authors we’d love to meet.

Now, I haven’t met any author yet in real life.

Scratch that, that’s a lie. There is one Belgian author I ‘met’. I say ‘met’ because the story is just a little embarassing. There was a Belgian author I wanted to meet, so when I heard he was signing at a book fair, I took my book and dragged my husband to said fair to get an autograph. I was expecting a big line and that I could just stand in line until it was my turn, get my signature and go. You know, not stand out in any way, because that’s how I roll. Unfortunately, by the time we got there, there just happened to be no one in line and the author in question was having a chat with his neighbour. Obviously, I didn’t want to go up and get his attention because it would defeat my whole ‘don’t stand out’ strategy, so I devised a whole new strategy: ‘pretend to be browsing nearby and wait until there is a line’. Solid strategy, right? I thought so!
Except my husband is NOT a fan of waiting and had already exhausted his patience watching me browse books for the previous two hours already, and thus not in agreement with my impromptu strategy. So in the end, he basically just went and got my autograph for me while I trailed awkwardly behind him, red as a tomato.

So with that in mind, I give you a list of other authors I’d love to meet, without being an awkward, anxious little tomato if possible!

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