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The Sad Truth
I'm taking myself away from blogging for a while. For a long time, especially in the past month, I've lost all my motivation for reading. I can't seem to pick up and finish a novel. This whole year has been terrible for me. I've had to force myself to read and while I have had small bursts of great reading time I can't seem to shake this pressured feeling to have to read. It's not fun. I don't want to keep up this charade. So I regret to inform that I'm taking a step back from this blog. I want to find my spark (no matter how cliche). I want to find the reason I started this blog. I barely post on here as it is and I think that's part of the problem. It's a never-ending cycle of feeling guilty that I haven't posted so I force myself to read/post and then that in turn makes me not want to post/read less. I may post once in a while on my Twitter and Instagram so follow me there if you want updates. I don't know when I'm co…
Around The Year in 52 BooksI'm gonna participant in Around The Year in 52 Books Goodreads Challenge again. Hopefully this time I can accomplish it this time around. I have it more planned out then I did before so I think I can read them all this year.
*Highlighted Is Already Read* The 2017 ListA book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 (Link)
The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace A book with at least 2 perspectives (multiple points of view)
Replica by Lauren Oliver  A book you meant to read in 2016
Bratva by Christopher Golden A title that doesn't contain the letter "E"
Night Film by Marissa Pessl A historical fiction
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak  A book being released as a movie in 2017 
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline A book with an animal on the cover or in the title
Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris A book written by a person of color
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai A book in the middle of your To Be Read list
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer  A dual-timeline no…
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#(Late)Read-O-Rama TBRJune 11th 12:00 am - June 17th 12:00 amThis is a complete last minute thrown together TBR for #Read-O-Rama. I figured I had a lot of free time this week and it would be a great time to get some reading down.

Challenges:Read a book with RAMA in the title and/or author's nameRead a book with water on the coverRead a short book (150 pages or less)Read a graphic novelRead a book you've been anticipatingRead an own voices novelRead a book released in summer of any yearRead 7 books
My TBR:Long Way Home by Katie McGarry

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas 
The Seafarer's Kiss by Julia Ember

Saga Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas 

There Are Monsters Here by Cameron Chase

Bonus:Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
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Summer PlansRe-read:
So Zoe over at readbyzoe is doing a summer long re-readathon of the entire Harry Potter series. I haven't reread the series in a long while minus the first two books which I reread recently. I'm really excited to keep on re-reading the series. The third book is the one that I plan on reading next and it just so happens to be my favorite one. Here is Zoe's reading list schedule:
Monday, May 22nd - Sunday, May 28th (one week): Philosopher's Stone, FB screenplay, FB textbookMonday, May 29th - Sunday, June 4th (one week): Chamber of Secrets, Quidditch Through the AgesMonday, June 5th - Sunday, June 11th (one week): Prisoner of AzkabanMonday, June 12th - Sunday, July 2nd (three weeks): Goblet of FireMonday, July 3rd - Sunday, July 23rd (three weeks): Order of the PhoenixMonday, July 24th - Sunday, August 6th (two weeks): Half-Blood PrinceMonday, August 7th - Friday, September 1st (four weeks): Deathly Hallows, Tales of Beedle the BardRe-Watch:
My next pla…
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#BookBuddyathon Wrap UpMay 6th 12:00 am - May 12th 11:59 pmSo....I'm so absolutely terrible. I was gonna wait until Monday (May 15) because of Mother's day and my birthday took up the weekend but then I completely spaced it and now it's the weekend away. Well here is my wrap up.

My book buddy was @terrigriffiths_ and she was fantastic to talk to during the week. It was great getting to know her. We talked about books and life. It was really nice. I hope we can do it again sometime. Maybe next time it will go a bit better with the Buddy Read.....


Challenges:Buddy read a bookRead a book that's your buddy's favorite colorGrey Read a book that's title starts with your book buddy's nameTerri (T) Choose three books and have your book buddy pick oneA List of Cages by Robin RoeNorse Mythology by Neil GaimanIf I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo Read a book you want to read
Buddy read a book:The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Terri and I decided to read this book to…
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Review:Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Format (That I Read It):Book
Summary: Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak―but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life―and her future―forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?

Initial Thoughts: It's #TOMETOPPLE time again and while this book was on my TBR I wasn't really planning on reading it. I thought for sure that I would either The Name of the Wind by Patrick Ness or American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I thought and felt the need to read a Sarah J. Maas. I haven't read one since last November/December.

Review:★★★★★
~Spoilers  Below~ I quite enjoyed myself while reading Heir of Fire. It was a bit slow in some sections. We got …
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Review:Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Format (That I Read It):Book
Summary: Madeline Whittier is allergic to the outside world. So allergic, in fact, that she has never left the house in all of her seventeen years. But when Olly moves in next door and wants to talk to Maddie, tiny holes start to appear in the protective bubble her mother has built around her. Olly writes his IM address on a piece of paper, shows it at her window, and suddenly, a door opens. But does Maddie dare to step outside her comfort zone?

Initial Thoughts: To be completely honest with you I wasn't really interested in reading this book. I knew that I would probably get to it eventually because I want to watch the movie but I also knew the longer I would wait I would eventually be spoiled. But that still didn't force it any higher on my TBR shelf. Then while in a reading slump I was randomly looking at the books at work, saw Everything, Everything and decided what the heck I'm gonna read it, so he…