Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Things Books Have Encouraged Me To Do or Learn About

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Things Books Have Encouraged Me To Do or Learn About

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s post is all about the things that books have encouraged us to do or learn about after reading them. Without further ado, let’s get on to our list! Sierra’s Picks Death at Seaworld · David Kirby Goodreads Death at Seaworld is a non-fiction book written about the disasters of captivity for orcas. I read this before Blackfish was released. So I like to say that I joined… Read more »

Booktubeathon 2016 » Wrap-Up

Booktubeathon 2016 » Wrap-Up

That’s a wrap on my first ever read-a-thon! I had a ton of fun doing this, though I wish I had had the time to participate in the booktube community. I mainly stuck to reading and reviewing which is what I generally do in my everyday life. Next year, I shall be better! I announced my TBR here. Let’s see how I did! Books I Read The Butterfly Garden · Dot Hutchison Review // Goodreads Lumberjanes, Vol. 1 Goodreads Lumberjanes, Vol…. Read more »

The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings » Week 1

The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings » Week 1

  This is my first time attempting these blog memes, but it looks like so much fun that I absolutely couldn’t resist. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes. Until now. As Harry nears the end of… Read more »

A Study in Charlotte » Book Review

A Study in Charlotte » Book Review

I was prepared to have A Study in Charlotte occupy my literal and figurative favorites shelf. After all, I’m an absolute nut when it comes to anything Sherlock Holmes. But sadly, this book just didn’t do it for me. Charlotte & Jamie Charlotte Holmes is the descendant of Sherlock Holmes. Though is anybody out there (besides me) astonished at the fact that Sherlock managed to spawn children? I’d just as well believe that he somehow cloned himself rather than go… Read more »

Imprudence » Book Review

Imprudence » Book Review

Egads! Imprudence is the first physical book I have ever received from a publisher. Here’s me gushing on Instagram and barely holding myself together. My sister will attest to the fact that I was practically hyperventilating when I saw the package in our mail. I’M TOO POOR TO ORDER ANY BOOKS FROM AMAZON. When I saw that it was Imprudence, I almost fainted. But I didn’t! BECAUSE HOW ELSE WOULD I BE ABLE TO READ THIS BOOK. Where They Are… Read more »

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books Set Outside the USA

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books Set Outside the USA

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic is not for the xenophobic. Time to take a trip around the world! Sierra’s Top 10 Books set outside the USA Saving Francesca · Melina Marchetta Melina Marchetta is a fabulous contemporary author from Australia. If you haven’t read any of her books I highly encourage you to do so! Saving Francesca is set in Sydney, Australia. It deals with some heavy topics like depression but does… Read more »

The Butterfly Garden » Book Review

The Butterfly Garden » Book Review

The Butterfly Garden was my first read for Booktubeathon 2016, and it made for a wonderful start! I started it at around 10pm and finished it a few hours later (around 1 am). So I have officially completed challenge #2, which is to read a book after sunset. The Butterfly Garden Trigger warning for rape and abuse. I found this book to be an eerie and suspenseful read. I’ve always had a bizarre fascination with crime cases, especially those that… Read more »

Booktubeathon 2016 » TBR

Booktubeathon 2016 » TBR

It’s that time of year again… it’s Booktubeathon! Booktubeathon is a week-long reading challenge hosted by the lovely Ariel Bissett (video link HERE). The readathon runs from July 18th-24th. As the title suggests, it is mainly for the Booktube community but I see no reason why I can’t participate. Hopefully I will be able to film videos to post. But right now it’s 2am, and I’m wearing an oversize college sleep shirt with no bra. Aka NOT video-filming time. It… Read more »

A Promise of Fire » Book Review

A Promise of Fire » Book Review

In every book review, I like to mix a little praise with a little criticism. I find that it keeps things intelligent and fair. But finding balance was a struggle with A Promise of Fire. Here’s what I came up with… This book was consistent… consistently bad. This book broke rules… rules that should have been kept. This book made me want things… things like my lighter. That’s the best I can do. The sad thing is, I was really looking forward… Read more »

Sierra’s One Month Anniversary » Co-blogging & Life Update

Sierra’s One Month Anniversary » Co-blogging & Life Update

Hello friends! I was looking through Quest Reviews’ stats and analytics today when I realized ‘OH MY GOSH ITS BEEN A MONTH’. It’s been a month since I started reviewing again. A month since Ellen and I have become even better friends. A month since I’ve reconnected with familiar faces (Joy!) and made new blogger friends (that means you!). A month since the Netgalley gods have decided, hmmm, maybe we don’t hate her so much anymore. Life Update The last… Read more »