I think everyone on the internet is familiar with the Icelandic jólabókaflóð or the Christmas Book Flood. Since WWII, Icelanders began a tradition born of necessity really, in which they exchange books on Christmas Eve and then spend the remainder of the evening reading at home. Obviously the introvert in me is obsessed with all of … Continue reading How to Celebrate the “Icelandic Book Flood” with your family on Christmas Eve.
Confession time: I have too many books. I know, this is a shocking revelation. Despite my efforts to keep my book collection in check, there always seems to be more books coming in than getting read. This afternoon I decided to look through all of the Owl Crate books that I've received over the last … Continue reading The 5 Books from Owl Crates Past That I Want To Read Next
A couple of years ago I started making summer reading challenges for my kids because I found the programs at the library a little lacking / redundant for a family of bookworms. My kids don't need encouragement to read in the summer so keeping track of pages and titles seemed unnecessarily tedious for us and … Continue reading Summer Reading 2018: Choose Your Own Adventure (Free Printable)
My Lady Jane by coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows Page Count: 512 (hardcover) Published: June 7, 2016 I read a lot of books. Some of them I really enjoy, some of them I have to kind of drag myself through for one reason or another. Other books literally consume me from start … Continue reading Book Review: My Lady Jane
Go Mama O challenged me to a 3 Day Quote Challenge. The rules are stupid simple: Just post a favorite quote for 3 consecutive days and nominate three others to do the same! For Today's post, I'm sharing a quote from John Green about the evangelical impulse that we readers sometimes have when it comes to … Continue reading 3 Day Quote Challenge: On Reading
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday they post a new Top Ten list prompt. This week’s prompt is… Ten Reasons you love “X”. I wasn't sure which author to base my top ten list off of so I started this post by trying to write ten things I loved … Continue reading Ten Reasons I Love Rainbow Rowell
This tag and the amazing scroll images were created by Kim @ Kimberly Faye Reads. I saw it at Mom's Radius recently and even though it's massively long, the Harry Potter allure and fun scrolls were so unique, I couldn't resist. So let's dive off the deep end, shall we? An Upcoming Release You Wish You … Continue reading Harry Potter Spells Book Tag.
My friend asked me a few weeks ago for book suggestions for her tween niece - her words were "something that isn't Divergent" which is apparently the only book that exists in this girl's world and I know she isn't alone even though ::shudders:: it's one of my least favorite YA dystopian novels. I thought … Continue reading 5 Books for the Reluctant Tween Reader
Continuing my new video book review series (or: in an attempt to be fair to my children), here is a review for a book that my daughter, five year old BB, read recently. She would like to tell you more about: A Knight in Sticky Armor (Disney Junior: Doc McStuffins) by Andrea Posner-Sanchez, Mike Wall(Illustrator) BB … Continue reading Book Review: A Knight in Sticky Armor (Doc McStuffins)