Wednesday, December 12, 2018

5 Books From the Year I Was Born Check In | Blogmas Day 12

5 Books From the Year I Was Born Check In | Blogmas Day 12 #blogmas #challenges #prompts #christmas

5 Books From The Year I Was Born

After a few days break to finish my finals and finally get caught up on some sleep I desperately needed its time to get back into BLOGMAS!!

Last year during Blogmas I challenged myself to read 5 books from the year I was born, which was 1993. Now at the beginning of this challenge, I knew it would be tough. I, however, was not prepared for how tough it would actually be for me. 

Friday, December 7, 2018

12 Days of Christmas Readalong |Bookish Bash | Blogmas Day 7


Happy day 7 of  Blogmas!

I hope your December has been great so far and you keep enjoying the holiday spirit. :) 

Next week is the start of a very fun new adventure for Bookish Bash! We are doing our second readalong and this one will go over 12 days and cover 12 short holiday stories!
From December 12-24 we will be reading a story every day from My True Love Gave To Me and discussing it on the Goodreads group page! Make sure to use the #bbreadalong as well so we can talk on Twitter and Instagram as well. We love to see all of your reading photos!


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Together at Midnight by Jennifer Castle | Book Review | Blogmas Day 6

Together at Midnight by Jennifer Castle #bookreview #blogmas #blogmas2k18 #ya #contemporary #newyears #romanceTitle: Together at Midnight
Author: Jennifer Castle
Publisher: HarperTeen
Published Date: January 2nd 2018 by
Genre: Contemporary, friendship, realistic-fiction, romance, YA
Page Count: 352
Format: ebook

My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★.5

Goodreads Summary: 
What does it really mean to be kind . . . and why does it sometimes feel like the hardest thing in the world to do? High school senior Kendall, who just returned from a life-changing semester in Europe, and Max, who is drifting his way through a gap year before college, struggle with these questions when they witness a tragic accident in New York City during the holiday season. Racked with guilt, the two accept a dare to perform random acts of kindness to strangers. The challenge pulls these two teens, who have a history together from back home, closer and closer as they explore a vibrant city filled with other people’s stories and secrets.

Kendall and Max can’t deny their growing bond, even though they both have other romantic entanglements and uncertain futures. As the clock counts down on New Year’s Eve, will they find themselves together at midnight?
 

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 My Review:

Thank you to Edelweiss and Harper Collins for an e-arc of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Together at Midnight is a New York story that reminded me of a few others that happen before Christmas. This one takes place after Christmas though and goes through the new year. We follow two main characters Kendall and Max who are challenged to do 7 good deeds for others with no money spent after they have seen something horrible happen to someone else that deeply affects them.
Along with this challenge, we learn a lot about them and what happened in the past and how exactly they know each other. Kendall has just returned from a study abroad and Max has taken a year off from college to save money. With both of them struggling with what to do next this challenge was a perfect distraction that also ended up helping them deal with what they saw happen.
We also get to see what the people they helped were thinking and how it really did change how they looked at things that day.

Overall I really loved this story! I loved being able to see what the person they helped thought and how it was able to show that even if we don't think we changed someone's day we most likely did. Max and Kendall's friendship was really nice as well, and even though things were a little awkward it was realistic for a change. I loved both of their families who were present and around for a change. There were so many different parts of this story and a lot of them were actually realistic in my opinion. Every character had some sort of flaw, but they knew them and they had accepted them and were trying to do better with them.
I think this is a perfect read for the beginning of the year!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Ultimate Christmas Tag | Blogmas Day 5

#blogmas #blogmas2k18 #tag #samsnonsense #ultimatechristmastag #christmas

It's that time of year again and Sam from Sam's  Nonsense has come up with another fun tag. This one is called the Ultimate Christmas Tag and you can watch her video here.

Without further ado let's go to the tag and see how I answer these fun Christmas related questions!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Seven Days of Us by Frances Hornak | Book Review | Blogmas Day 4


Seven Days of Us by Frances Hornak | Book Review | Blogmas Day 4 #blogmas #bookreview #sevendaysofus #franceshornak #family #christmas #realistic #kindle
Title: Seven Days of Us

Seven Days of Us by Frances Hornak #bookreview #blogmas #christmas #family #realisticfiction
Author: Frances Hornak
Publisher: Berkley
Published Date: October 17th, 2017
Genre: Family, Realistic, Christmas
Page Count:368
Format: Kindle

My Rating: ★ ★ ★.5

Goodreads Summary: 
It’s Christmas, and for the first time in years the entire Birch family will be under one roof. Even Emma and Andrew’s elder daughter—who is usually off saving the world—will be joining them at Weyfield Hall, their aging country estate. But Olivia, a doctor, is only coming home because she has to. Having just returned from treating an epidemic abroad, she’s been told she must stay in quarantine for a week…and so too should her family.

For the next seven days, the Birches are locked down, cut off from the rest of humanity—and even decent Wi-Fi—and forced into each other’s orbits. Younger, unabashedly frivolous daughter Phoebe is fixated on her upcoming wedding, while Olivia deals with the culture shock of being immersed in first-world problems.

As Andrew sequesters himself in his study writing scathing restaurant reviews and remembering his glory days as a war correspondent, Emma hides a secret that will turn the whole family upside down.

In close proximity, not much can stay hidden for long, and as revelations and long-held tensions come to light, nothing is more shocking than the unexpected guest who’s about to arrive…
 

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 My Review:

Emma and Andrew the patriarchs of the family are excited for the family to all be back together for the first time in years for the holidays. The one downside they will all be quarantined together in one house for a week in order to make sure daughter Olivia doesn't infect anyone with a disease she has been helping treat in Africa. 

5 Books From the Year I Was Born Check In | Blogmas Day 12

5 Books From The Year I Was Born After a few days break to finish my finals and finally get caught up on some sleep I desperately nee...