The Currently Reading Tag

Okay! A new reading tag caught my eye, and it’s one where I don’t have to recall book titles (I like them, but boy do they make me work). Thanks to Kelly @Another Book in the Wall for showcasing this tag. Also, I like to thank Swetlana @The Caffeinated Bookworm Life for showing me the way to this awesome […]

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August Book Wrap-Up

Another month. Another set of books read. Summer’s technically over. I’m back in the classroom. My kids are off to school. But, Southern California weather dictates the second summer until, well, Novemberish. August offered tomes of various stature. From an emotional masterpiece to your average beach read, I read them all. Also, I’ve noticed that […]

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Mind the Booket List, Part I

What’s on your booket list? C’mon, most readers and writers cultivate one. What’s a booket list, you ask? Think bucket list. Experiences one must own before they die, perish, or leave the Earth. A booket list, according to Urban Dictionary, contains books, or for those desiring expansion like me, literary experiences one wishes to check before they […]

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The Hardest Game of ‘Would You Rather’ for Book Nerds

Thanks to Buzzfeed and Kristen kristenkravesbooks.com, I’m taking a half an hour break and taking the challenge! Let’s see if I break. 1. Would you rather have a friend who loses your books, or one who dog-ears them? I do not lend books. If I give a book, it’s a gift. Books cost a lot and the thought […]

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July Reading Wrap!

Hello! Hello! Hello! New month. New TBR. Yet, I cannot forget the lovely TBR I enjoyed in July. Summer’s a touchy topic when it comes to reading for me. I tend to slump often because of the heat, outside activities, my children’s daily presence at home, instead of school, and other summery moments snatching attention. […]

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Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books, Philadelphia

As my trip back home to Philly continues, so does my bookstore tour. Next on the list: Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books in the city’s historic Mount Airy section. As the sign states, you will find coffee, tea, and other delicious goods alongside books and bookish items (e.g. tote bags, t-shirts, sweatshirts). Lil’ man found […]

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Check Out Head House Books, Philadelphia

Whenever I visit a city, I make a point to visit its bookstores. By doing so, not only do I feed my book and bookish item addiction, I “judge” what people ready in the given location (Like you don’t do the same!). While in Philadelphia, my hometown, I notice a new stack of indie bookstores, […]

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I’m Still Here…

Hey, Everyone! Taking a brief hiatus while I figure out what I want to do with this blog. I want to keep some aspects bookish and welcome other aspects. But, how do I go about it? As soon as I find out, I’m kicking this blog back into gear. Wish me luck! I’ll be back […]

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My Anticipated Book List of 2018

New year! New books! Bring it on! Of course, what I’ll read in 2018 is not fully listed. Here’s to the joy of a bibliphile’s empty wallet. But, savor this list begging to whet your appetite. January February  March  April  May  June  July  August  September  (Sadie by Courtney Summers) Heard of any of these? Do you […]

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Top Ten Bookish Goals/Resolutions

Okay, I discussed a few of my resolutions earlier this month. However, for Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme now brought to you by The Artsy Reader Girl, and formerly of The Broke and The Bookish, I ran back to the drawing board and considered detailed versions of said goals, along with some newbies. With a new year […]

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Top Ten Books I Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn’t Get To

Ugh. The bibliophilic life can be hard. At some point, we find ourselves planning to read, wanting to read, and reading. To achieve these objectives, we must buy, loan, or borrow books. For those of us, buying books, either new or secondhand, we collect them on the sheer promise of their reading. However… Life gets […]

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Resolutions, Book and Otherwise, 2018

2018’s here. I welcome this renewal wisely and with open arms, ready for anything. 2017 both bummed and helped me and I seek to make this new year a grand one. With the new year’s arrival comes the annual “task” of creating resolutions to better myself. Most of the time, I adhere to those I […]

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Top Ten New to Me 2017 Authors I’ve Read

Let’s begin with a word of thanks. This meme is a weekly joy, provided by The Broke and The Bookish. Today’s topic: Authors, entirely new to me, whose work I’ve enjoyed in 2017. I like finding fresh voices. Sometimes, for some odd reason, some authors fly underneath my radar during previous years, and I find myself […]

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2017 End Of Year Book Survey

Do you like surveys? I love them, especially for topics I could scream about without trouble, like books. They give us chances to reflect on books and other items experienced throughout the year. I stumbled upon one created by Jamie via Books and LaLa, whom I adore (She doesn’t know, though). Jamie provides a link, if you want […]

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The Book She Disappoints: 2017

2017 offered experiences for which I begged and the literary gods bestowed. As I scan my bookshelves, I see Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give, a debut many authors desire, with a strong protagonist, pertinent social issues, and clapbacks at typical YA cliches (e.g. horrid parents, love triangles). Mindy McGuinness’ The Female of the Species […]

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Top Ten Anticipated January – April 2018 Book Releases

2018 promises experiences I cannot wait to explore. I plan on traveling again (London, Paris, Dubai, and a family cruise). I plan on finishing my book and moving on the numerous tales battling for prominence in my head. Also, I plan to fight the good fight for my country, self, and family. However, amid those […]

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Christmas Fire Questions

I love Christmas. Sure, it’s stressful, expensive (If you let it be), and commercialized. But, I cannot help but turn into a giggly schoolgirl when Thanksgiving’s gone and my favorite Christmas music station plays music nonstop. Since I found this cute tag on my timeline today, I get to share some of my favorite Christmas […]

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Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings Me

Let’s begin with a word of thanks. This meme is a weekly joy, provided by The Broke and The Bookish. Today’s topic: Books I hope Santa brings me. Frankly, give me money or a giftcard to my favorite bookstore and I’m good to go. But, sometimes Little Saint Nick needs help. While I’m not giving him […]

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Top Ten Favorite Books of 2017

I love end of the year lists. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly usually make their presence known. Via these lists, we celebrate them, no matter how good and no matter how horrid. Everyone shares their opinion and I like to judge them – yeah, judge – by their picks. This week’s topic involves […]

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