*Mini-hiatus*

Hey guys! I haven’t posted in a bit. It’s finals week and then I have field placement for 3 weeks. During this week (Apr 17-21) I won’t be posting on here but hopefully after the finals are done I can go back to normal posting and create a nice queue on the weekend. I have read a lot of great books inbetween my studying and final projects that I can’t wait to share my opinion on.

  • Ten Thousand Skies Above You – Claudia Gray
  • A Million World With You – Claudia Gray
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me – Mindy Kaling
  • When Dimple Met Rishi – Sandhya M

Currently Reading:

  • Blue is the Warmest Colour (Graphic Novel)
  • After the Quake – Harushi Murakami (eBook)
  • A Gathering of Shadows – V.E. Schwab (Audiobook)

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Audiobook Review | The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

26025580The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
Published by: Random House Audio on November 3rd, 2015
Genre: Short Story, Fiction, Horror, Mystery
Pages: N/A
Format: Audiobook
Source: Borrowed from the library

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Summary (from Goodreads): A canny young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating various levels of mostly harmless fraud. On a rainy April morning, she is reading auras at Spiritual Palms when Susan Burke walks in. A keen observer of human behavior, our unnamed narrator immediately diagnoses beautiful, rich Susan as an unhappy woman eager to give her lovely life a drama injection. However, when the “psychic” visits the eerie Victorian home that has been the source of Susan’s terror and grief, she realizes she may not have to pretend to believe in ghosts anymore. Miles, Susan’s teenage stepson, doesn’t help matters with his disturbing manner and grisly imagination. The three are soon locked in a chilling battle to discover where the evil truly lurks and what, if anything, can be done to escape it. Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas this year! We finally had a white Christmas, although a rain storm is coming to take it all away tomorrow 😦

If some of you were following along I kind of gave up on my little Christmas countdown thing this year. It was finals seasons and I really needed to focus all my extra time and energy on my studies.

I’m thinking of maybe doing one more post or two before the end of the year and I am hoping to get a proper blogging schedule going for 2017!

I can’t believe the year is almost done.

I wish all of you all the best!

Danica xo.

Friday Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 | #31

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Welcome to Day 23 of 24 Days of Shelves of Spines!

Friday Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and the Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

So Friday Book Beginnings you choose the book you are currently reading or the one that is closest to you and share the first few sentences. For the Friday 56 you simply turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and share a sentence or two that you enjoy. Then just add maybe a synopsis about the book in case others are interested. That’s it!

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19301797The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker

Published on: May 27th 2014

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Synopsis (from Goodreads): August 30, 1975: the day fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan is glimpsed fleeing through the woods, never to be heard from again; the day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence.

Thirty-three years later, Marcus Goldman, a successful young novelist, visits Somerset to see his mentor, Harry Quebert, one of the country’s most respected writers, and to find a cure for his writer’s block as his publisher’s deadline looms. But Marcus’s plans are violently upended when Harry is suddenly and sensationally implicated in the cold-case murder of Nola Kellergan—whom, he admits, he had an affair with. As the national media convicts Harry, Marcus launches his own investigation, following a trail of clues through his mentor’s books, the backwoods and isolated beaches of New Hampshire, and the hidden history of Somerset’s citizens and the man they hold most dear. To save Harry, his own writing career, and eventually even himself, Marcus must answer three questions, all of which are mysteriously connected: Who killed Nola Kellergan? What happened one misty morning in Somerset in the summer of 1975? And how do you write a book to save someone’s life? Continue reading

Friday Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 | #30

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Welcome to Day 16 of 24 Days of Shelves of Spines!

Friday Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and the Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

So Friday Book Beginnings you choose the book you are currently reading or the one that is closest to you and share the first few sentences. For the Friday 56 you simply turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and share a sentence or two that you enjoy. Then just add maybe a synopsis about the book in case others are interested. That’s it!

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ontrailsOn Trails by Robert Moor

Published on: July 12th, 2016

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Synopsis (from Goodreads): In 2009, while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others fade? What makes us follow or strike off on our own?

Over the course of the next seven years, Moor traveled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the miniscule to the massive. He learned the tricks of master trail-builders, hunted down long-lost Cherokee trails, and traced the origins of our road networks and the Internet. In each chapter, Moor interweaves his adventures with findings from science, history, philosophy, and nature writing—combining the nomadic joys of Peter Matthiessen with the eclectic wisdom of Lewis Hyde’s The Gift.

Throughout, Moor reveals how this single topic—the oft-overlooked trail—sheds new light on a wealth of age-old questions: How does order emerge out of chaos? How did animals first crawl forth from the seas and spread across continents? How has humanity’s relationship with nature and technology shaped world around us? And, ultimately, how does each of us pick a path through life?

Moor has the essayist’s gift for making new connections, the adventurer’s love for paths untaken, and the philosopher’s knack for asking big questions. With a breathtaking arc that spans from the dawn of animal life to the digital era, On Trails is a book that makes us see our world, our history, our species, and our ways of life anew. Continue reading

Friday Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 | #29

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Welcome to Day 9 of 24 Days of Shelves of Spines!

Friday Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and the Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

So Friday Book Beginnings you choose the book you are currently reading or the one that is closest to you and share the first few sentences. For the Friday 56 you simply turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and share a sentence or two that you enjoy. Then just add maybe a synopsis about the book in case others are interested. That’s it!

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8573642Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Published on: January 31st, 2012

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Synopsis (from Goodreads): New soul

Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.

No soul

Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?

Heart

Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?

Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life. Continue reading