Bout of Books 23: Goals and Progress

Bout of Books 23: Goals and Progress

Sign up HERE Bout of Books is starting tomorrow and AHHH I’m so excited for this readathon!!! I’ve been dying for another Bout of Books, and the timing is perfect because I’m trying desperately to catch up on my 2018 reading goal (4 books behind, sob). LET’S DO THIS *cracks knuckles* Goals Finish current read (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before) ✓ Attempt to finish Empress of All Seasons or DNF  Read 3-4 more books OR 1,500 pages total ✓ Read […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 19 August, 2018 | 1 Comment
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Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

I feel very, very alive. It’s been an embarrassingly long time since I read this book, so it’s hard to review it! I’d forgotten a lot of it so I had to skim the book to remember. I did really enjoy it while I was reading though! The story is super cute. “But you know, there’s an upside here. Because when you spend so much time intensely wanting something, and then you actually get the thing? It’s magic.” There’s something […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 17 August, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Review: Toil & Trouble Anthology

Review: Toil & Trouble Anthology

The stories in this one were extremely hit or miss for me. While there were a few I loved, there were also a lot I didn’t love. I did enjoy the culture and diversity in this one, though! These stories feature a myriad of POC and LGBTQ+ characters. I also quite loved the girl power that this book had going for it! Favorite stories: Daughters of Baba Yaga by Brenna Yovanoff, Why They Watch Us Burn by Elizabeth May, Death […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 13 August, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Heartbeat Monthly (7): July 2018

Heartbeat Monthly (7): July 2018

  July haul   Bought July “On the Open Seas” Flick the Wick box July “The Darkness Within” Enchanted Book Box Don’t Let the Muggles Get You Down shirt (Bookish Box) Raven Boys pin from Dust and Pages (Bookish Box) Paper goods Ink and Bone signed bookplate (BST group) Emiko print & bookmark (Cushy Crate) Godspawn & Manon magnetic bookmarks (Designs by Theia) Books Red Rising by Pierce Brown (SIGNED) Golden Son by Pierce Brown (SIGNED) Red Rising Subterranean Press […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 11 August, 2018 | 2 Comments
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Review: Contagion by Erin Bowman

Review: Contagion by Erin Bowman

It’s been a while since I read this, so this will be a short review. But I really enjoyed it! This one was SUPER creepy, I loved that about it! It had a very strong Alien meets Pitch Black feel to it (which basically means it was awesome). It was incredibly fast paced and cinematic! I loved the mystery to it in the beginning – you don’t know much about what’s going on, and it keeps you interested. This would make […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 10 August, 2018 | 1 Comment
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ARC Review: Mirage by Somaiya Daud

ARC Review: Mirage by Somaiya Daud

While this one fell flat for me, I strongly believe that this is going to be a favorite for a lot of readers, and a hit fantasy of 2018! The world was beautiful, but the places were really overwhelming for me to keep up with. There was no map (there will be in final copy – something that sucks about reading ARCs) so I had trouble sorting all the places out. I also didn’t understand the conflict between the different […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 6 August, 2018 | 0 Comments
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