Hello my bookworm friends! Today I’m doing an unboxing of the January Owlcrate! I’m assuming everyone that purchased a box has seen it already (since Owlcrate has already sent out their February box), so I don’t think spoilers are an issue. But if you’re by chance still waiting for a January box, then I don’t recommend reading this post! 😅
Last month’s theme was “Classic Remix,” so it was all about modern reinventions of classic literature. Before purchasing it, I already had a good idea of what the book was, and I was definitely thrilled to see it included in this box! In addition to a beautiful hardcover book, there were all sorts of gorgeous items that I was really satisfied with.
Disclaimer: I’m not a rep for Owlcrate or a reviewer, so all my thoughts are those of an average consumer.
Here we go!
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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY MY FRIENDS! I’m currently sending you all loads of hearts, flowers, and hugs
(because you’re my real valentines)!
I hope you’ve had a great day today, even if you don’t celebrate. I’m currently stuffed from the insane amount of treats and candy I had.
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, I decided to participate in my first Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Since I’ve never done one of these before, you’ll have to hang with me as I figure stuff out.
The prompt for this week was just anything romance related, so I decided to feature some of my favorite “steamy” romances (which I’ve kind of been thinking a lot about lately, for some random reason). Romance is different for everyone, but here’s what I think of when a romance is “steamy”:
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Hello friends, and welcome to my first ever monthly wrap-up! I’ve done these before over on my bookstagram, but never as a full blog post, and I’m super excited to finally have a place where I can reflect on everything that’s happened in the past month. I know every blogger does their wrap-up posts a little differently, but I decided to include both a list of all the books I read in January, and all the books that I hauled (take a guess at which list is longer). I would have liked to post this earlier, but (as you’ll see later in the post) my life has been quite insane lately.
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Author: Stephanie Garber
Series: Caraval duology #1
Genre: Young Adult, High Fantasy
Format: physical ARC; won in a giveaway
Published: January 31st, 2017 by Flatiron Books
Synopsis: Welcome to Caraval, where nothing is quite what it seems. Scarlett has never left the tiny isle of Trisda, pining from afar for the wonder of Caraval, a once-a-year week-long performance where the audience participates in the show. Caraval is Magic. Mystery. Adventure. And for Scarlett and her beloved sister Tella it represents freedom and an escape from their ruthless, abusive father. When the sisters’ long-awaited invitations to Caraval finally arrive, it seems their dreams have come true. But no sooner have they arrived than Tella vanishes, kidnapped by the show’s mastermind organiser, Legend. Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But nonetheless she quickly becomes enmeshed in a dangerous game of love, magic and heartbreak. And real or not, she must find Tella before the game is over, and her sister disappears forever. A mesmerising, magical and stunningly imaginative debut novel for anyone who loved The Night Circus and Daughter of Smoke and Bone.
Trigger Warnings for this book: domestic violence/abuse, sexual assault, suicide.
Wow. I’m not even sure where to start with this review. I finished Caraval a few days ago, and I’m still trying to process all of the crazy, insane things that happen in this book. But, since the book releases today, I figured I would do my best in writing a coherent review!
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Hello again my fellow book nerds! Today I’m finally putting up my entry post for a year-long challenge that I’ve been wanting to participate in for a while!
The lovely bloggers Austine and Tia over at Novel Knight are hosting Beat the Backlist, a challenge meant to help readers make a dent in their huge TBRs, or even just read some of those older books that keep getting pushed aside in favor of new releases. Considering I currently have a TBR of 140+ books, I definitely fit in that category.
If I’m being honest with myself, I know I have zero hope of ever fully completing my TBR. I buy books at least three times as fast as I read them, so unless I took a few years off and did nothing but read, I’m always gonna have an ongoing TBR list.
BUT – there are quite a few books that have been sitting on my shelf for maybe 2 or 3 years that I’ve never gotten to. Yeah, it’s pretty bad. That’s why I’m hoping Beat the Backlist can help me finally read those books!
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