Tuesday, December 8, 2015

別れ [farewell]

This is my final blog post.  I attempted to keep up with this blog during the semester, after my required # of posts needed for my project.  But honestly, it wasn't a priority.  Other things took up my time like other school projects, work, family, you know... life.  I want to thank any and all random internet travelers who stopped by.  I do appreciate you reading!  

I will not leave you empty handed!  Here is a link to one of my favorite book tubers (on YouTube).  Go check her out! I love her reviews and I'm sure you will too!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sharp Objects {book review}

 Trigger Warning
This book has triggers for cutting which can also lead to triggers for other self harm.

 Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming.

I normally would have never picked up this book.  But it was the pick for a book club I'm in.  I usually stick to fantasy and romance books.  Not psychological thrillers.  I didn't want to pay money for a book I wasn't sure I'd like at all.  So I found an audio version for free on YouTube.  Now, you know how I feel about narrators with audio books.  The narrator was Ann Marie Lee, and she did a fabulous job!  
I'm so glad I gave this book a shot!  It was amazing!  I loved the details in the story and the investigation!  And I totally called the ending!!!  When I get a chance, I'm going to pick up a used copy of the book to have in my personal library.  I also plan on picking up other books by Gillian Flynn. 

I gave this book a 5/5 bookworms.  

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Saturday, November 7, 2015

No Spend 2016

I've decided one of my bookish goals for 2016 is to not spend ANY money on books!  I know what you may be thinking - "How are you going to get new releases?"  "What are you going to read?"  

So here is my game plan for succeeding at my goal - 

  •  Finish any books on my TBR.  Like I mentioned in my TBR post, I will probably not finish my TBR pile by the end of the year due to my other life commitments.  So they will get rolled over into the new year! 
  • Re-read books I own and already have read!  There's always been a new book to read so I've never actually re-read a book before!  I'm not sure how it will go to be honest.  Will I get bored?  Will I fall in love with the books all over again?  Will I read things I may have missed before? 
  • Utilize my library!!!   I'm the worst library supporter ever!  I haven't used my library in YEARS!  It's time to change that!  It's a great resource and this is how I'll get new releases that I just have to read!
Let me know - have you ever re-read a book?  How'd it go?!  How often do you use your local library?!