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I Flew to Toronto to Thank Sarah J Maas

I went on a crazy adventure this past weekend with my great friend Bruno from over at The YA Bibliobaron. It is one of my favorite adventures to date and I would do it over again in a heartbeat. Flying is one of my favorite things. It's such an incredible feeling getting out and seeing new things, meeting new people.   When I learned that Sarah J Maas was going to be in Toronto for a signing, I bought a flight to Toronto and counted down the days. I had known for a long time that I would fly anywhere in Canada to see her, be it Toronto or all the way out West. So on Saturday I hopped on a plane...

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Waiting on Wednesday #11

  Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly post that allows book bloggers to share books we're waiting for - Hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Each Wednesday I'm going to share with you a book that I can't wait to add to my collection! I mean, who cares if my TBR is going to collapse and fall on me. It would be a beautiful sight.   This Wednesday I'm waiting on   Title: So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters to My Little Sister Author: Anna Akana Release Date: June 13th, 2017 Publisher: Ballantine Books   Synopsis from Goodreads In 2007, Anna Akana lost her teen sister, Kristina, to suicide. In the months that followed, she realized that the one thing helping her process her grief and begin to heal was comedy....

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Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Books Your Mom Would Love

Top Ten Tuesday is put on by the wonderful humans over at The Broke and Bookish. As a mom, one of my favorite things in the world to do is read. I love my kids, I love being a mother to them but sometimes I just need to disappear into a world other than my own; read about someone else's life and question everything I read. It's a great ME time activity that I enjoy so very much. Reading is a passion and love of mine. This week, I'm going to share with you 10 books that I recommend giving to your mom! I've tossed in a bunch of different books and genres to mix things up. Take a peek at the books I think...

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Waiting on Wednesday #10

  Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly post that allows book bloggers to share books we're waiting for - Hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Each Wednesday I'm going to share with you a book that I can't wait to add to my collection! I mean, who cares if my TBR is going to collapse and fall on me. It would be a beautiful sight.   This Wednesday I'm waiting on   Title: When Dimple Met Rishi Author: Sandhya Menon Release Date: May 30th, 2017 Publisher: Simon Pulse   Synopsis from Goodreads A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married. Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her...

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I’m Back!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!     Okay. So, I know what you're thinking. It's May and not the new year but this is my first blog post of 2017! I'm a little late to the game but I took the beginning of the year to deal with some personal things and work on, not only my health but also my mental health. I've been reading quite a bit but not writing many reviews. That changes NOW! I'm so glad to be back to writing reviews and taking part in all things mental health and book related! I've missed it so much but I knew that I needed to work on a few things for me before I ventured back into the world of blogging. A lot has...

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Aphonic’s Bookish Christmas Card Project

  Christmas is coming! Soon, Christmas will be upon us and I'm so excited! Christmas is a big deal in my house. I love having all of my girls together, celebrating the season and indulging in some wonderful Christmas movies! This year, for some people, Christmas might not be as happy and cheerful as it should be. I know A LOT is going on in the world, and a lot of people are scared. Our world seems to be in chaos lately and it breaks my heart to see so many of my friends and followers on Twitter dealing with so much. That is why I have started this project! I'm horrible with names, which is why I'm calling this 'Aphonic's Christmas Card Project!' If...

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Caraval

  Before I even get into how incredible this book is, and how much you need it, I need to send a HUGE thank you to Jamie over at Books and Ladders for giving me the opportunity to read it. Jamie has one of my favorite book blogs, and she's an amazing friend. I'm truly lucky to know her. Most of you already follow her but if you don't, you need to. Over on my Twitter, I used the word perfection to describe this book but if I'm being completely honest, there is no word I can think of at this very moment to describe just how phenomenal this book was. I have quite a few books on my TBR for the end...

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The Wangs Vs. The World

I was provided an arc of this book from the publisher. This in no way affects my thoughts or feelings on the book.   This has to be one of the most delightful and humorous books I have read in a long time.  It's interesting to see the world through the eyes of someone who is of a different decent then you are. I'm a big supporter of needing more diversity in the books we read, so when I read the description of this book, I knew I had to jump at a chance to read it.   It was completely engulfing and captivating.   This book really took you on a roller coaster ride. You see the Wangs being on top of the world, an...

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Sunday Street Team – An Interview with Kathleen Glasgow

  As most of you know, my blog focuses on not only books but my struggle with mental health.  Both subjects are important in my life. I feel it's so important to bring awareness to not only young adults but everyone about mental health and the impact it can have. It's something we should be open and welcoming about. It's nothing to ever be ashamed of. When I was offered a chance to interview Kathleen about her book 'Girl in Pieces', I knew I had to have her on here. This book has been preordered for a while, and I'm awaiting it's arrival into the world in 9 days. I can't wait to add it to my growing list of amazing mental...

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SALE – Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry

      We are absolutely thrilled to tell you about the Sales Blitz for Katie McGarry’s NOWHERE BUT HERE! NOWHERE BUT HERE is a Young Adult Contemporary Romance and is the first book in Katie McGarry’s Thunder Road Series, published by Harlequin Teen. It is on sale for $2.99 right now until August 15th! Be sure you grab your copy today at this amazing price!!           About NOWHERE BUT HERE:     An unforgettable new series from acclaimed author Katie McGarry about taking risks, opening your heart and ending up in a place you never imagined possible   Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she's curious about her biological father—the one who chose life...

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