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March Uppercase Unboxing

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Hi friends! I know it's been a hot minute since I have done an unboxing, so I wanted to show you the Uppercase I got in  March! If you want to look into Uppercase for yourself because they are just so awesome, here is their website!

I skipped February's Uppercase unboxing post because I'm the worst and somehow lost the pictures I took of the February items 😅 This will also be last Uppercase unboxing for a while because my gift subscription that I got for Christmas ended with March's box. I will definitely miss getting this box in the mail each month because I love having a little bookish surprise each month! I hope to be able to buy myself a few months of subscriptions later in the year, so we shall see how that goes!

For now, here is what we got in March's Uppercase Box:

1) A Comma Necklace which is an Uppercase exclusive
       It is hard to see, but the necklace is a steal gray color! I thought it was super cute, and I always love to get short necklaces because…

Spring TBR

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Hi, Friends! I am so sorry that I have been MIA for a month, but school just got a little crazy! I had to take a break from the blog for a few weeks until I could catch my breath again, but I am back now and hopefully good to go for the rest of the school year! Since I got so behind on posts, I am just going to start fresh with a Spring TBR since we just hopped into spring a week ago!

The spring includes the months of March, April, and May. I'm hoping to read the following books this season:

1) Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
This is the second book in Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles. This book follows Scarlet, a girl who is searching for her grandmother who has been missing. She meets a street fighter named Wolf who may  have information as to where her grandmother is, and the two team up to find her grandmother. Meanwhile, Cinder is trying to escape prison. Scarlet and Wolf cross paths with Cinder and now they all have to try to stay one step ahead of the evil Queen Levana. 

I actu…

January Uppercase Unboxing

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Hi friends! I'm here with an unboxing for Uppercase's January box. I'm sorry that this unboxing is a bit late! I had it planned for last week, but I was tagged in the a Valentine's Day tag! The link to that post is here if you missed it 😊

Anyhoo, on to what this post is actually about! The amazing Uppercase box! They are a monthly YA subscription box which sends a newly released, signed, YA book each month along with some awesome bookish goodies. They also have an online reading experience for each of their books which can be accessed through codes on the book mark they send you. I really enjoy receiving this box each month, and if you want to look into it, I have the website linked here. Now, onto what was in January's box!

Here's how it looks when you first get it out of the packaging- so full of fun surprises just waiting to be opened!


1) An awesome wooden bookmark and a beautiful quote bookmark made by Vector Engraving! This was an Uppercase exclusive item…

Valentine Book Tag

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Hi friends and Happy (almost) Valentine's Day!! I was tagged by Jordan @ The Heart of a Book Blogger to do the Valentine Book Tag created by Taiwo @ Stuffed Shelves! I am super excited to participate in my first book tag, so thank you to Jordan for tagging me!
Also, do you enjoy this awesome graphic above? Taiwo also created it because she is just that talented!

The Rules:1. Link back to this and mention Taiwo @ Stuffed Shelves as the creator of this tag. 2. Link back to the person who tagged you and thank them! 3. Answer the questions (of course!) 4. You can use my graphic if you want but please mention me as the person who made it. Questions: 1) What book(s) have you been given as a gift that you loved?
My cousin gave me Cinder by Marissa Meyer a couple of years ago for Christmas because she saw it was on my Goodreads "want to read" list, and I ended up loving it! I asked for the rest of the series for Christmas this year and am currently reading Scarlet! 

2) What book(s) …

#Reduary Wrap Up

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Hi friends!! January is officially over, so that means #Readuary has come to a close! I had an awesome time participating in this Twitter event, and I hope that Monica will do more reading challenges like this in the future! If you missed my mid-January post about my progress, you can check that out here. Now, let's get into how the second half of this month went for me!

Day 19: I FINISHED STRANGE THE DREAMER AND I'M SO UPSET BUT ALSO THAT WAS SO GOOD WHAT



P.S. If you want to read my review of Strange the Dreamer, click here!

Day 20: Starting Scarlet! I'm super excited because I loved Cinder, and I've been wanting to continue with the series!!



Day 21: I'm relaxing before I go to sleep, and I've already made it to page 50!



Days 23-25: Life got crazy for a hot second, and I didn't get to read 😔


Day 26: Finally getting to read again!



Day 29: My face when Prince Kai comes back into the story



Day 31: The end of Readuary!! I am so happy with the amount I got rea…

Strange the Dreamer Review

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Title: Strange the Dreamer

Author: Laini Taylor

Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Pages: 536

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐






Synopsis:

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he kne…

The Girl on the Train Review

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Title: The Girl on the Train

Author: Paula Hawkins

Pages: 323

Publisher: Riverhead Books

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐








Synopsis:Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. 'Jess and Jason', she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she's only watched from afar. Now they'll see; she's much more than just the girl on the train...

My Thoughts: I was not the biggest fan of this book. I had high hopes going into it because I had heard some good reviews for it and it was a Goodreads Choice Award winner a couple of years ago, but I ended up being disappointed. This was…

#Readuary Update

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Hello, friends! This month I've been participating in Monica Watson's #Readuary challenge. This is a challenge to read for whatever amount of time works with your schedule everyday. So basically, it's a fun challenge to motivate you to read every day! If you want to learn more about it, here is the link to Monica's Youtube Video. I have really enjoyed Readuary so far, so I thought I would give a little update as to how it's going! I've done my take on a blog style "vlog", so I have been taking pictures (mostly selfies) of me periodically as I've been reading! Let's get into it!

Day One of Readuary: I'm super excited to get started! I am starting Readuary on page 199 of Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. I am really enjoying this book so far, and I hope to finish it during this month!


Day Four: Here's a picture showing a little of my reading spot at home, isn't this blanket amazing?? I have also finally made it half way through St…

December Uppercase Unboxing

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Hi friends! I'm here with an unboxing for you from Uppercase! If you haven't heard about Uppercase, they are a monthly subscription box which sends you a newly released YA book signed by the author as well as a couple of bookish goodies! They also have their own online reading experience in which you get a bookmark that has code words that correspond with page numbers in the book, and you can unlock awesome content online like videos from the author, comment posts where you can answer a question that has been posed and chat with other readers, and more! It is really awesome, and I had a great time with it in my first Uppercase in August. If you want to know more, or are interested in purchasing a subscription yourself, here is a link to their website!

So, enough with my rambling on, let's get to the unboxing!


The beauty itself, straight out of the mailer!

Here are the items one by one, as I pulled them out of the bag: 

1) An adorable pouch from Out of Print Clothing with a…

2018 Blogging and Reading Goals

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Hi friends, and welcome to 2018! This year I have sat down and really thought about what I want this year to look like. I have made some goals that will hopefully make reading a bigger part of my life and help improve my blog!

Here are my goals for 2018:

Blogging

I want to implement and keep a more consistent posting schedule. To begin with, I think I will be posting each Tuesday at 12 pm. Tune in then to see what I'm up to! Network more in the blogging community and make more bookish friends. I made this blog so that I could make some friends that love to read as much as I do, so this year I want to make an effort to be more active in the blogging community and on Twitter to make some friends! Manage my time better in school, so that I can make better content for my blog.
Reading Read 25 books! I upped my Goodreads reading goal this year from 20 books (which I completed, yay!) to 25 books. I'm excited to challenge myself a little bit, and to up my reading goal each year! Read mo…