Month: December 2017

WoW [119]

Posted December 6, 2017 by Stephanie in Meme / 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly.

This Week’s Victim Pick….

WoW [119]The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Gläser
Published by Feiwel & Friends on January 2nd 2018
Pages: 368
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A Jane Austen-inspired YA tale about a sixteen-year-old girl who finds a magical book—and discovers that anything she writes inside it comes true.

Emma is used to things going her way. Her father is headmaster of her prestigious boarding school, her friends take her advice as gospel, and she's convinced that a relationship with her long-time crush is on the horizon.

As it turns out, Emma hasn't seen anything yet. When she finds an old book in an abandoned library, things really start going Emma's way: anything she writes in the book comes true.

But the power of the book is not without consequences, and Emma soon realizes that she isn't the only one who knows about it. Someone is determined to take it from her—and they'll stop at nothing to succeed.

A new boy in school—the arrogant, aloof, and irritatingly handsome Darcy de Winter—becomes Emma's unlikely ally as secrets are revealed and danger creeps ever closer.

My Thoughts

This book sounds so cool! And I love that it is a Jane Austen inspired YA story! Cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of this!!

And now…over to you: what book are you waiting to release? Link me up and I’ll try my best to drop by! 🙂


Challenge Accepted!

Posted December 5, 2017 by Stephanie in Challenge, Update / 2 Comments

So, it’s that time of year again. Where all these blogging/reading challenges pop up. And yes, I plan on participating! It’s been a pretty long hiatus for me. The past 15 months have been pretty hectic for me. Getting pregnant, having Amelia and becoming a mom, recovering from delivery, going back to work full time only to get laid off, and then spend 3 long months doing nothing but applying for jobs. I can announce that I have finally found a full time job so Amelia (who is now 7 months old!) now has health insurance again! It is a weight off of my shoulders! And as much as I hate working full time and leaving Amelia with a babysitter… it’s something I have to do. At least until my husband can find a job that offers insurance or I finally finish a manuscript and become a successful published author.

I think it’s the perfect time to come back into the blogging sphere because I do have some free time after Amelia goes to bed to put together blog posts. And I don’t have to spend all my free time looking for work because I now have a job and can stop applying to job after job after job. It’s also the perfect time, because it’s the end of the year and all these reading challenges are popping up now and I can pick some to participate in to help push myself into more of a reading habit. Because I need to get back to reading. I miss it so much!

So, without further adieu, here are the challenges I plan on partaking in the upcoming year! Can you believe that it’s already almost 2018?!

**I will update my Reading Challenges page with the 2018 challenges soon. But for now, this is where I will post my reading challenges for 2018!**

2018 Reading Challenges

That Artsy Reader Girl
First up is a challenge that I take part in year after year and it’s because Jana does such a great job with hosting this challenge. Plus, it makes me read debut authors in between all of the other books! 🙂
I participated in this one this year (or at least started to) and I really enjoyed it and am planning on doing it again in 2018! I have to update my Goodreads shelf still. What I like about this challenge is that they put you in 1 of the 4 teams and you collect points! For 2018, I was put into…
So, tell me.. What challenges do you plan on partaking in 2018? Which ones should I look at? Cause I’m still searching for some! So, leave me some suggestions!
Top Ten Tuesday [126]

Top Ten Tuesday [126]

Posted December 5, 2017 by Stephanie in Meme / 0 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there is a different bookish top ten list. Join in on the fun! Top Ten Bookish Settings I’d Love To Visit **Book Covers are linked to the Goodreads pages and the written out titles are linked to the review from […]