Wednesday, February 26, 2020

[Book Review] Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid





Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six: The band's album Aurora came to define the rock 'n' roll era of the late seventies, and an entire generation of girls wanted to grow up to be Daisy. But no one knows the reason behind the group's split on the night of their final concert at Chicago Stadium on July 12, 1979 . . . until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock 'n' roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

[Top Ten Tuesday] Book Characters I'd Follow on Social Media



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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish but is currently being run by That Artsy Reader Girl. 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 we are talking about book characters I'd follow on social media! Overall this list was fairly easy for me to curate because I have so many favorite characters. I love the more fun and creative prompts like this one!

Let's jump into the characters I'd follow on social media!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

[Graphic Novel Review] Pilu of the Woods by Mai K. Nguyen




A heartwarming story of friendship, loss, and finding your way home from debut author/illustrator Mai K. Nguyen!

Willow loves the woods near her house. They’re calm and quiet, so different from her own turbulent emotions, which she keeps locked away. When her emotions get the better of her one day, she decides to run away into the woods.

There, she meets Pilu, a lost tree spirit who can’t find her way back home—which turns out to be the magnolia grove Willow’s mom used to take her to. Willow offers to help Pilu, and the two quickly become friends.

But the journey is long, and Pilu isn’t sure she’s ready to return home yet—which infuriates Willow, who’s determined to make up for her own mistakes by getting Pilu back safely. As a storm rages and Willow’s emotions bubble to the surface, they suddenly take on a physical form, putting both girls in danger… and forcing Willow to confront her inner feelings once and for all.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

[Top Ten Tuesday] Reads That Gave Me Book Hangovers




Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish but is currently being run by That Artsy Reader Girl. 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 we are talking about books that have resulted in a book hangover. A book hangover is defined as: "a condition in which attachment to a book or series that has ended causes the reader traumatic emotional distress. It usually lats for one or two weeks or until a new book of higher-than-average quality enters the reader's life". This list was a bit of a harder one to put together because I typically don't have issues moving onto a new book, no matter how much I loved the one I finished because I get all of my thoughts and emotions out while writing my review. However, these are recent-ish (in the past year or so) reads that made me so emotional it took longer than normal to pick up the next book, even if that is only a handful of days or so.

Let's jump into my list!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

[Book Review] Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi




Sana Khan is a cheerleader and a straight A student. She's the classic (somewhat obnoxious) overachiever determined to win.

Rachel Recht is a wannabe director who's obsessed with movies and ready to make her own masterpiece. As she's casting her senior film project, she knows she's found the perfect lead - Sana.

There's only one problem. Rachel hates Sana. Rachel was the first girl Sana ever asked out, but Rachel thought it was a cruel prank and has detested Sana ever since.

Told in alternative viewpoints and inspired by classic romantic comedies, this engaging and edgy YA novel follows two strongwilled young women falling for each other despite themselves.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

[Top Ten Tuesday] Some Of My Favorite Love Quotes (with a fun twist)




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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish but is currently being run by That Artsy Reader Girl. 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 some of my favorite love quotes but I decided to also pair them with my wedding photos! My husband and I got married last October and I haven't made a post highlighting any of my favorites. I showed some in a monthly wrap-up but I wanted a post dedicated to some of them! I absolutely adore quotes about love, and use them often in Instagram posts so this was really fun to do.

So let's jump into some of my favorite book love quotes!

Thursday, February 6, 2020

[Book Review] Little Women by Louisa May Alcott




For generations, children around the world have come of age with Louisa May Alcott's March girls: hardworking eldest sister Meg, headstrong, impulsive Jo, timid Beth, and precocious Amy. With their father away at war, and their loving mother Marmee working to support the family, the four sisters have to rely on one another for support as they endure the hardships of wartime and poverty. We witness the sisters growing up and figuring out what role each wants to play in the world, and, along the way, join them on countless unforgettable adventures.

Readers young and old will fall in love with this beloved classic, at once a lively portrait of nineteenth-century family life and a feminist novel about young women defying society's expectations.