Tag: Versatile Blogger Award (Take 5)

Thank you to both Erin and Raya for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award! (And, Erin, sorry that it took more than two months for me to come up with seven new facts about myself!) 


The Rules

  • If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award
  • Thank the person who gave you this award
  • Include a link to their blog
  • Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself

1. I love to bake and I recently made a chocolate cake that was so good that I was asked to move in with the recipient.

2. After approximately 25 years of thinking I hated them, I have recently discovered that I actually like horror movies.

3. I buy 90% of my clothes from Old Navy.

4. I have a godcat. His name is Jonas and he is the cutest thing I have ever seen in my life.

5. I recently had my first gin and tonic and I think it’s my new favorite drink.

6. I have a very Wisconsin accent and sometimes the automated phone systems can’t understand me.

7. The musician I have seen live the most times is Andrew McMahon. I think I’ve seen him five times. My favorite song of his is Last Straw.


Since this is my fifth time doing this award, I’m not going to nominate anybody, but if you feel like sharing seven facts about yourself, please consider yourself tagged!

ABC Book Challenge ✰ J

I’ve seen this ABC Book Challenge on a lot of different blogs, but most recently Thrice Read. This week is the letter J and I have no five-star books starting with that letter! I do have a few four-star books, though, so I’ll go with those.


✰ MEMORABLE (FOUR-STAR) BOOKS STARTING WITH J ✰


✰ BOOKS ON MY TBR STARTING WITH J ✰


Have you read anything that’s on my TBR? Which books should I read first? Do you agree or disagree with my favorites? Let’s talk in the comments!

Tag: All I Want For Christmas Book Tag

This holiday season has been a little busier than normal for me, which means I’ve had less time to read (and, therefore, fewer books to review). A quick tag seemed like a great way to keep up with my goal of at least one post a day, so a big thank you to Siobhan for tagging me in this one! ❤


What fictional character do you want Santa to leave under your tree?

I’ll take Joshua Templeman from The Hating Game or Michael Phan from The Kiss Quotient, please.

What character do you want to kiss under the mistletoe?

This is a hard one since I definitely prefer a real person over a fictional character. Um… I guess I could go with either Joshua or Michael from the last question.

You write your Christmas list for Santa. What are the top 5 books on it?

I just did a Top Ten Tuesday about this! You can see my choices here.

It’s Secret Santa at Hogwarts. What do you most want to receive?

I think I’d go with the time turner. Imagine how many things I could get done in one day with that thing!

You get to spend the day with the characters and movie adaptation actors from one fandom. Who do you pick?

Easy, I’m going with the cast and characters from Love, Simon. It was easily my top adaptation of the year.

What fictional animal would you like to replace Rudolph and be able to meet on your roof?

Definitely Mister Kindly from Nevernight!

You invite 10 fictional characters to your New Year’s Eve party. Who do you pick?

Well, clearly, I’m picking (1) Joshua Templeman from The Hating Game and (2) Michael Phan from The Kiss Quotient. I’ll also go with (3) Mia Corvere from Nevernight, (4) Sam from Emergency Contact, (5) Adam and (6) Ronan from The Raven Cycle, (7) Lennon Mackenzie from Starry Eyes, (8) Kvothe from The Name of the Wind, and (9) Arthur and (10) Ben from What If It’s Us.

What character would make a good Santa (doesn’t have to be appearance, personality counts too)?

I feel like Gansey from The Raven Cycle would be a great Santa. Not only does he have the money for it, but he also seems like the kind of person who would legitimately want to make you happy.


I’m not tagging anyone since Christmas is officially done, but if you feel like doing this tag, please feel free to steal it! Don’t forget to link back to me so I can see your answers. 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I hope I get for Christmas

Happy Top Ten Tuesday and Merry Christmas! Today’s theme is books I hope I get for Christmas and while I’m not necessarily hoping on getting any books today, I can definitely share ten books that I wouldn’t mind being given.

🎄 Archenemies by Marissa Meyer
🎄 The Witch Elm by Tana French
🎄 From Lukov With Love by Mariana Zapata

🎄 Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier
🎄 The Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen

🎄 Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi
🎄 Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert
🎄 At the Edge of the Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson

🎄 The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon
🎄 This Beats Perfect by Rebecca Denton


Did you do your own Top Ten Tuesday post today? Feel free to leave your link and I’ll check it out! What are some books you’re hoping to get for Christmas, or if you’ve already opened your presents, what did you get? Let’s talk in the comments!

Book review: Saga Vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughan

Saga Vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughan
Rating: ★★★★☆
Links: Amazon • TBD • Goodreads
Publication Date: July 5, 2016
Source: Borrowed

After a dramatic time jump, the three-time Eisner Award winner for Best Continuing Series continues to evolve, as Hazel begins the most exciting adventure of her life: kindergarten. Meanwhile, her starcrossed family learns hard lessons of their own.

I think Volume 6 of Saga might be my favorite so far. I liked the introduction of Petrichor, I liked how Hazel is growing up and playing a bigger role in the story, and I liked that plot twist at the end. I still love my buddy Ghüs and I wish Lying Cat was currently playing a bigger role, but I can deal with it.

Mostly I’m just amazed at how much I’m enjoying this graphic novel series.

#mm18: family


Have you read any of Saga? What’s your favorite graphic novel?
Let’s talk in the comments!


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