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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…

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…