Month: December 2014

Top Books 2014: Bookish Superlatives!

Top Books 2014: Bookish Superlatives!
Posted December 31, 2014 / Books & Reading

I have spent the last few days highlighting the best (and worst) of 2014. Now it’s the moment you have been waiting for….. THE TOP BOOKS OF THE YEAR! I have read so many amazing books this year, but now it is time to dwindle my list down to the best of the best. To do so, I have to give titles. So here we go! Best Adult Fiction: “[This] speaks to the necessity of […]

2014 Best on Screen

2014 Best on Screen
Posted December 30, 2014 / Movies & TV & Music

I dedicate a lot of my time to books. But books are not my only love. Yes, I am talking about TV. Anyone that knows me know that I watch SO MUCH TV. And I am totally okay with that! I love the story development that television allows, and I love that SHOCK factor. And 2014 was also my year for movie watching! By the end of this year I will have watched over 120 […]

2014 Best Audio Listens!

2014 Best Audio Listens!
Posted December 29, 2014 / Books & Reading

Audiobooks…what would I do without them? They allow me to get to many more stories than I would be able to because I can listen to them, while driving, while cleaning the apartment, while showering and getting ready. Audiobooks are great for that! What makes a great audio? Having a fantastic reader who can engage a listener into the story audibly. Someone who can add the emotions needed to tell the story authentically. All of […]

2014 Best Graphic Novels/Comics/Picture Books

2014 Best Graphic Novels/Comics/Picture Books
Posted December 28, 2014 / Books & Reading

2014 was a year of pictures for me! I have completely fallen in love with graphic novels and comics, and because of my Children’s Literature class, I have fallen in love once again with picture books. I am ALL ABOUT the beauty of a great illustrated story, whether it be wordless picture books, or action-packed comics, or a full-length graphic novel/memoir. I love them ALL! And I read a lot of them this year! Here […]

Where I've Been, Where I'm Going: Reflections on Three Years of B..

Posted December 28, 2014 / Personal Reflections

Happy Blogoversary to me! Three years ago, I decided to start a blog that I could just dedicate to the books I am reading. Little did I know that three years later, I would be here, still with a blog dedicated to all things bookish. I have really enjoyed my blogging experiences thus far, and I don’t plan on quitting anytime soon. Where I’ve Been My blogging goes through spurts. Some months I will write […]

2014 Best Realistic Reads

2014 Best Realistic Reads
Posted December 27, 2014 / Books & Reading

I love a good story. I connect with emotional characters. Which is why I think I have been drawn more toward realistic reads this year–I have needed to feel connected to something. This best realistic reads list includes the books that, for one reason or another, really resonated with me this year. So here we go! The “Warm and Fuzzy”s Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg (Link to my review) My Snippet Review: Such an […]

2014 Best Genre-Fiction Reads

2014 Best Genre-Fiction Reads
Posted December 27, 2014 / Books & Reading

So, what did I notice about my genre reads for this year? There weren’t that many! The fun thing about doing a Year in Review feature is that you really get to analyze your reading habits for the last year (I will be posting my 2014 reading statistics post a little later this week!). When I was going back through my read for this year to make this post, I noticed that I really didn’t […]

Book Review: Freakboy

Book Review: Freakboy
Posted December 23, 2014 / Book Talks

Why I Picked It Up?: Because I have wanted to read more transgender stories. And because Laura just RAVED about it! And because Kristin Clark is adorable and super nice! 🙂 My Thoughts: Simply stated, Freakboy is a beautifully raw story of the fluidity of a human being. Sometimes, you read a book and think “a lot of readers will really enjoy this!” Sometimes you think “what was the author thinking?” But sometimes you think […]