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Friday, September 14, 2018

Hello again!

So I’m sure I’m not the only person who was slightly started by how fast the year is going by and had been slacking on their personal reading goals for the year so when I came across the Magical Readathon N.E.W.T.S. reading challenge for August I jumped at the chance to get back into the guardrails of my reading goal for the year and make my TBR get away from the one hundred book mark. I decided that even though I did not sit my O.W.L.S. in the spring, that I would try and read enough books to cover all of the challenges for the N.E.W.T.S. and somehow, I managed to do it! These are the books that I read and the challenges that each met as per the guide that I was using:

Ancient Ruins

  • Book Set In The Past

    • The Bhagavad-Gita

  • Most Ancient Book on Shelf

    • The Bhagavad-Gita

  • Translated From Another Language

    • The Bhagavad-Gita

Divination

  • Set I...

Monday, November 6, 2017

Hello there lovelies!

For any of you that are new to my blog, my name's Britney, I live in the beautiful sunshine state in the US. I have been an avid reader for as long as I can remember and thankfully have never grown tired of it. In my senior year of college I stumbled upon a group of readers on Instagram that called themselves 'Bookstagramers' and became hooked on the idea of a place that we can all go and see what other people are reading and talk about books and life together as a community. Now I'm a pretty friendly person in general but these accounts were so lovely and developed that I was intimidated to start my own page at first. Well I finally convinced myself to give it a shot and have been playing around with it for around a year and a half off and on. I really enjoy it! The people in this community are so sweet and encouraging and all around just wonderful people.

That being said, the b...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Rating: 7/5 brands.

This series was pretty great in my opinion. Celestine's society is one that terrifies me because of the simple idea of perfection in any person is so absurd. Every person has flaws. Every person makes mistakes. The idea of a society that punishes and ostrasizes people because of these 'flaws' even something so honest about helping an elderly person on public transit as the case is for Celestine is unnerving. This series took me on a trip thinking and evaluating different actions that I would do daily that would have been punishable in her world. To live in a society lacking empathy and compassion is not one that I would ever want to be in.

Celestine's story was interesting from the start with it's introduction in "Flawed". What really sucked me in and got my mind buzzing though was "Perfect". This book was so gripping! The fight for what's right, the honesty, fear, and bravery it t...

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Welcome back to another mini review pairing! This time I'm reviewing and comparing two books that both have to do with the Russian folk lore story of Vassalissa. Before jumping into the reviews I wanted to put some history of the story of Vassalissa down to give people who haven't read anything about her a background. I also just find history to be potentially fun and interesting so I had to look her up. I found a lot of retellings, animations, images, and more about the fairy tale of Vassalissa but the one article that I could fully read in English was actually on a Wikipedia page and can be found here.

Now for the reviews!

First up: Vassa In The Night by Sarah Porter

I gave this book 3 Ergs to help us find our way.

In this version Vassa lives in Brooklyn with her two half sisters and stepmother of sorts. In Vassa's Brooklyn the night never seems to end and there's something strange going on at the gro...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Man it's been a while, huh? My writing has stalled but my reading hasn't really slowed too much this year. As I type this I'm working on reading book 52 out of 75 for the year. I'm a little behind schedule but I'm confident that I'll still meet the goal for the year. So I stumbled upon a few mini reviews that I started writing but never finished earlier this year and thought I would put them up. These are teamed up in two pairs because the books themselves are of similar subject matters. Here we go!

First up:

The L.A. Candy Series by Lauren Conrad:

 

I gave this series 3/5 tabloid stories.

This series is Conrad's fictional take on the world of  Jane Roberts and company who lands an internship in L.A. and gets roped into being part of a reality television show. Sound familiar? I really enjoyed the story to a point, but felt that it was a bit too similar to the series that Conrad starred in called Laguna B...

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