A Review: Angelbound

Hey, guys! So my latest read, getting into my October books, was pretty interesting to me. I received this eBook from Netgalley, INscribe Digital, and Ink Monster, LLC in exchange for an honest review. I give my thanks, because I really enjoyed this book. Let's check it out! Title:  Angelbound Author:  Christina Bauer Release Date: ... Continue Reading →

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Down the TBR Hole #6

Hey, guys! Welcome to my sixth installment of Down the TBR Hole, the meme created by Lia @ Lost in a Story. This is a brilliant, bite-sized way to take on the TBR list, weeding out the stories you want to keep from those you probably should move on from. According to Lia’s guidelines, it... Continue Reading →

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A Review: Blood Red Road

Hello, again, my friends! So, I am still playing catch-up on posting reviews for the books I read in September! There were a lot more than usual for me, and I was finishing up my first 3 credit hours of grad school! 😮 So, one of my latest reads was: Title:  Blood Red Road (Dust... Continue Reading →

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A Review: The Girl Who Played with Fire

Hey, friends! This review covers the second book in the Millennium Series by Stieg Larsson, and the general consensus for this series is that it is pretty great. So far I've liked it, but I haven't loved it like I had anticipated after hearing so many great reviews. Let's see what went down! “There are... Continue Reading →

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A Review: Ignite Me

Hey, guys! So I completely forgot how much I enjoyed this series, and I was so glad to return to this book! I had a hard time getting my hands on a copy for a long time, and when I finally picked this one up from the library I found myself dragging my feet, unwilling... Continue Reading →

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Down the TBR Hole #5

Hey, friends, hey! Welcome to my fifth installment of Down the TBR Hole, the meme created by Lia @ Lost in a Story. This is a brilliant, bite-sized way to take on the TBR list, weeding out the stories you want to keep from those you probably should move on from. According to Lia’s guidelines,... Continue Reading →

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A Review: Throne of Glass

Hey, guys! I am so excited to finally post the review for this book. I'm sure you've seen it featured in several of my other posts, especially my previous edition of Top Ten Tuesday! I knew, judging by the cover, that I would like this book the first time I saw it and put it... Continue Reading →

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Top Ten Tuesday: Autumn Books!

Hey, friends! I hope you are having a great week in this delightful fall weather, and I welcome you to a very fitting Top Ten Tuesday post! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish on their website. This week's theme is........ Ten Books with Autumn Covers or Themes!!!!... Continue Reading →

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A Review: The Great Gatsby

Hello, friends! So, I am ashamed to admit (and slightly am puzzled by) the fact that I have not read The Great Gatsby up until now! I have no idea how that happened, but with the help of my handy-dandy library app I was able to listen to this audiobook on my morning runs (and... Continue Reading →

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Down the TBR Hole #4

Hello, all, and welcome to the next installment of Down the TBR Hole, the meme created by Lia @ Lost in a Story. This is a brilliant, bite-sized way to take on the TBR list, weeding out the stories you want to keep from those you probably should move on from. According to Lia’s guidelines,... Continue Reading →

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A Review: Siege and Storm

And here we are are for round two of this delightful series about Grisha, a Sun Summoner, a tracker, and the Darkling. *Sigh* I love this series. So much. Granted, while the first book in the series, Shadow and Bone, was a rare five star book for me, this second installment dropped a bit. Let's... Continue Reading →

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Top Ten Tuesday

Hey, friends! I am back for another round of Top Ten Tuesday!!!! TTT is a weekly blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week's theme is............. Top Ten Book Boyfriends! ("Characters you have a crush on") I feel like this fluctuates often, especially given what my most recent reads are, but... Continue Reading →

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Updates: So Long, September!

Hey, friends! I'm coming at you with a recap of this month's happenings and whatnot! So, let's talk about it! Acquired Gems:  I came into several books this month, and I'm excited to start reading them! Some I have obviously already finished, but still! Hooray! Let's see what we have:   They are lovely! I... Continue Reading →

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A Review: Coiled

Hey, friends! So this book was officially my first Netgalley read, and I am so excited to start these awesome books and give honest feedback. So I want to say a special thanks to Netgalley and Uncommon Universes Press for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Let's get to... Continue Reading →

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Down the TBR Hole #3

Aaaaaand…we’re back with the third round of Down the TBR Hole! I got this meme from Lia @ Lost in a Story, and I have loved bringing these books back to life, clearing the dust off and revisiting the excitement that first brought them to by TBR list! So, without further ado, let’s dive on... Continue Reading →

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A Review: The City of Mirrors

I am a bit late on this review! Argh! But since it's fall now, I recommend this for a nice October read. Why? It's all about the virals, a vampiric-type hybrid of what the human species has become in a post-apocalyptic world, coming back for a final round with unique heroes! Title:  The City of... Continue Reading →

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Top Ten Tuesday-Fall TBR List

Ok, guys, so this is technically last week's topic. Unfortunately,  I could not post it due to a very specific and challenging grad school assignment that kept us from blogging for a week. But I loved this topic so much, and I had already drafted it before the assignment! I couldn't bear to let  it... Continue Reading →

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Gardening Goals: Dr. Frankenflower

Everything I have known to be true about my gardening experiences is skewed. I have never had the talent to grow things, despite the effort I have put forth on multiple occasions to do so, as I have mentioned in a past blog on my gardening history. However, a few occurrences of the last month... Continue Reading →

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Down the TBR Hole #2

Hey, guys! I've been absent the last week since my grad school assignment involved  not talking about myself for a week, which definitely included blogging. After a grueling week of self-reflection and massive paper-writing I am back and ready to get some TBR sorting done! So welcome to another round of my version of Down... Continue Reading →

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Review: Alector’s Choice

Hey, guys! So, this is not the typical read you would find on my shelf, but a friend gave me this series a while back, and I really enjoyed the first few books. This is the fourth installment in the series, and there were quite a few changes. Let's see what happened! Title:  Alector's Choice... Continue Reading →

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Down the TBR Hole #1

Ok, so, as readers we often accumulate quite the stack of books in our TBR list, often forgetting some of the additions. We then go on our way, picking and choosing select items from the list while others fall into the abyss of the forgotten. It does not mean the books are or are not... Continue Reading →

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August/Book Lover’s Day Book Haul!

Hello, hello, friends! I hope you enjoyed Book Lover’s Day and spoiled yourselves a little bit...or even a lotta bit! I have to admit that I caved and bought some new books in celebration at Half Price Books! Additionally, I joined my local library (since I recently moved to a new city) and downloaded a... Continue Reading →

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Updates: August Work In Progress

September is upon us! What?! When did this happen? I have been so immersed in my reading list for school that I have let August slip by unnoticed. Even with school starting and time moving in a crazy fast blur, there are some great updates that have occurred this past month that I think you... Continue Reading →

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A Review: Finding God in the Lord of the Rings

Well, I picked this book up a while back while raiding my bookshelf in my hometown. Technically, it is not my book, but no one else was reading it, so, I helped myself—with permission of course! Now, a few things from this book drew me to it. The concept itself sounded intriguing to me, especially... Continue Reading →

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A Gaming Review: Final Fantasy XIII-2

Ok, so, I know you guys have been seeing my latest posts on Final Fantasy XIII-2 such as Tonberry Terror, Final Fragments, and even the Final Fantasy XIII Review. All of this has been leading up to my full review of the game. This is going to strike you as a little odd, considering I... Continue Reading →

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Calye’s Corner: Final Two Fragments

Hey, my friends! Today, I am sharing some of my thoughts on Final Fantasy XIII-2, but this is not the actual review which will be coming later this week! Instead, I will be talking about something else I learned while playing this game. As you all know from tuning in to last week's Corner post,... Continue Reading →

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Calye’s Corner: Partially Paleo, Sweet and Sour

Hello, hello, and welcome to Calye’s Corner food edition!!!! Delightful. So, I know that a lot of times during the hotter spring and summer months a lot of people start diets, some more extreme than others. I have heard a lot of different types this year—Ketogenic Diet, Weight Watchers, Blood Type Diet, and the Whole... Continue Reading →

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A Review: Into the Valley

Hey, everyone! I hope you are having an awesome tail-end of summer morning! I cannot believe that fall is sneaking up on us already! Granted, I did enjoy a delightful pumpkin spice protein shake after a cloud day run last week. I’m sorry! I like summer a lot, but I LOVE fall! Even so, I... Continue Reading →

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A Review: The Beginning of Many Adventures

Hello, hello! What all is new with ya’ll? Are you sad summer is drawing to a close, or are you looking forward to the festivities of fall? I have mixed feelings. I have enjoyed my sabbatical, because I have gotten to read and write so much more than normal! I hate to see it end,... Continue Reading →

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Calye’s Corner: Tonberry Terror

Hey, everyone! Welcome to Calye’s Corner! As always, I am so glad you stopped by! Today’s feature is something I have not done yet on this blog. Sometimes life lessons blindside you, slapping you upside the head in the strangest of settings. My latest encounter with daily wisdom was from my videogame. What? Yes. I... Continue Reading →

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A Review: Experiencing a Challenge

Hey, everyone! I hope you have been having an excellent week! As I have mentioned before, I have had some down time before school starts up in the end of next month, and I have finally gotten a chance to progress on some of my impossibly long reading list. In this list (and on my... Continue Reading →

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A Review: Legends and Lunacy

Hey, all! So, at the time I am writing this, Oklahoma City has been under heat advisory for the past several days. What better way to spend Oklahoma’s scorching summer days than chilling inside and reading a good book while your German shepherd stands guard against mailmen, FedEx, and UPS delivery drivers? One of these... Continue Reading →

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A Review: Dancing with the Dragon

Hey, guys! Can you believe it is already August?! That means I am starting grad school this month! I even had a grad prep night yesterday. Holy frijoles I am a grad student. What? When did this happen? Well, I have been using my summer free time trying to catch up on my reading list... Continue Reading →

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Updates: Over the Overhaul

Hey, friends! Welcome to the first update for my book in a while! So, July was the first month I really had some free time to set to my to-do lists. On those lists, among getting my taillight fixed and tending to my struggling flowers (see Gardening Goals) was the desire to build blog consistency... Continue Reading →

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A Review: Secrets Exposed

Hi! Welcome to my latest review! Since I have been on a crazy reading kick lately (ignoring the fact that I am on the brink of two solid years of school), I just finished Tim LaHaye and Bob Phillip’s The Secret on Ararat which is the second installment in the Babylon Rising series. This is... Continue Reading →

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Remembering Eragon

Hey, friends! I hope you have been having a great week! I have spent it enrolling and applying for loans so I can start grad school in August—which is simultaneously exciting and terrifying. In my down time, I just recently finished re-reading Eragon by Christopher Paolini. This is another of those novels I read in... Continue Reading →

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Prior Passions

Hey, everyone! So, I recently finished reading Passion by Lauren Kate, the third installment in her Fallen series. It is preceded by Fallen and Torment. I cannot remember how I came across this series. Most likely it was one which sparked my intrigue as I was perusing books in Barnes and Noble. Covers speak to... Continue Reading →

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Calye’s Corner: Final Fantasy XIII Review

Hey, everyone! I just *FINALLY* finished Final Fantasy XIII after a ridiculous amount of time. Be easy on me, because I do not spend much time playing. So, it takes me a long time to complete games. On that note, I actually liked this game more than I thought I would. However, I have heard... Continue Reading →

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A Review: Scurrying Scorpions

Title:  The House of the Scorpion Author:  Nancy Farmer Release Date:  2002 Publisher:  Scholastic Inc. Genre:  Young Adult Fiction, Dystopian Fiction, Science Fiction Length:  380 pages Status: Series Sum It Up (from Amazon) Matteo Alacrán was not born; he was harvested. His DNA came from El Patrón, lord of a country called Opium--a strip of... Continue Reading →

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A Review: The Treacherous World of Wizarding

Title:  The Wizard Heir Author:  Cinda Williams Chima Release Date:  April 24, 2007 Publisher:  Disney Hyperion Genre:  Speculative Fiction Length:  458 pages Status: Series Sum It Up (from Amazon) Sixteen year old wizard Seph McCauley has spent the past 3 years bouncing from one exclusive private school to another. Orphaned as a baby, Seph was... Continue Reading →

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