Saturday, June 24, 2017

[Bookish Discussion] Which comes first: Reading or Watching?



It has been quite a while since I have done a bookish discussion blog post! My last (and first) one was about Physical Copies vs. E-books if you're interested! In this post, I'll be discussing the old bookish debate on seeing a movie before or after reading the book. I'll be mostly talking about my own personal opinions and preferences when it comes to the topic, but my opinion isn't final. I do want this to be a (civil) discussion!

Friday, June 23, 2017

[Book Blogger Hop] June 23-29th 


Book Blogger Hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to discover and follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend bloggers, and gain followers. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday where there will be a weekly prompt following a bookish question.

Question:
If you are at a really good point in the book and the phone or doorbell rings, do you stop reading or let the phone or door go unanswered?

Answer: 

It depends who is calling or who is at the door, but I honestly for like 98% of the time will stop reading. I don't get many phone calls or visitors so if someone is calling/visiting, it's probably important. At least with phones you can click off the sound so you can ignore the call, I think it's almost impossible to ignore someone knocking at the door. I'm someone who will open the door, and let a person selling something (or talking about x religion) do their whole spiel and listen politely.

Thanks for reading! 

What about you? Can you just ignore the phone or doorbell? Or are you like me and you feel the need to be super polite even if you rather be reading?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

[Book Review] Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh



At seventeen years old Mariko is sent to the imperial palace to meet her betrothed, a man she did not choose and the son of the emperor, for the first time. The trip is cut short when her convoy is attacked by the Black Clan, a dangerous group of bandits that have been hired to kill Mariko before she reaches the palace. Mariko escapes to the woods where she plots her revenge. She cuts her hair short and dresses herself as a boy to infiltrate the Black Clan and hunt down the ones responsible for trying to kill her.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

[Top 5 Wednesday] Favorite Unlikable Protagonists


It's time for this week's Top Five Wednesday! This has been created by gingerreadslainey and it also has a Goodreads group. I am hoping to do these posts (or other weekly Wednesday posts) more often as long as I am interested in the current prompt! This week's prompt I am talking about the five unlikable protagonists that I am still rooting for, despite not being a fan of them.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

[Top Ten Tuesday] Series I Want To Start 



Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish. A prompt is given each week, and I hope to do it every week so I always have something going up on Tuesdays. This week I am talking about all the series I want to start, but I haven't yet.

Friday, June 16, 2017

[Book Review] Fortress of Blood by L.D. Goffigan 



Fortress of Blood is the second book in the Mina Murray series by L.D. Goffigan. In the first book, The Beast of London (click to read my non-spoiler review), Mina's fiance Jonathan Harker has been abducted by vampires and Mina decides without hesitation to travel to Transylvania to rescue him. Now in Fortress of Blood, Mina and her crew have figured out where Jonathan is being kept and are squaring up for a rescue mission. Mina learns more about her family, their secrets, and even herself.

[Book Blogger Hop] June 16-22nd 


Book Blogger Hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to discover and follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend bloggers, and gain followers. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday where there will be a weekly prompt following a bookish question.

Question:
How do you organize your  blog in terms of what is in your side bar? Do you have categories and defined sections in your side bar?

Answer: 

I don't have any special organization in my side bar. I have things in order of what is most important and what would be most help for anyone who is reading or navigating my page.  I like things to be neat and clean. Although I am not putting down anyone who does, I don't like having a lot of graphics or photos flashing all over the page. I think it's too distracting and too much for me. I prefer things to look as professional as possible. Plus I think it makes it easier for me to know where everything is. I have a top bar also, that I hope is not overlooked because it has important tabs like my master review list, the tab for anyone who wants me to do an honest review of their book, and a tab with all my contact information!

Thanks for reading! 

How do you organize your sidebar?