Autumn Wouldn’t Be Complete Without These Books | Top Ten Tuesday

Fiona's HeaderTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week, I list ten answers that correlate to the topic question. This week’s topic is My Fall TBR. Those of you who have been following my blog for a while have probably realized that me and tbr lists aren’t exactly simpatico. I am the very definition of a mood reader, and am atrocious at sticking to reading schedules. With that being said, there are a handful of novels that I hope to read this Fall. This list will fluctuate with my present state of being, but at the moment, I can’t wait to read these titles!

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The High School Stereotypes Book Tag

Header - FionaDuring my nine months of blogging – wow! It’s been so long already! – I believe it’s become quite evident that I’m awfully fond of book tags. They’re so much fun to participate in, and I love seeing how these tags leap from blog to another! It’s a marvelous way of connecting with the blogging community – especially, when you’re short on time to write a lengthy review or discussion post! In all this time, I have never had the courage, nor creativity to create my own book tag … until now! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I have crafted my first original book tag! I’m just a tad excited, in case you couldn’t tell! I find it quite amusing how there always appears to be a handful of stereotypes that find their way into every fictional High School setting. This inspired me to create the High School Stereotypes Book Tag! I would love it, if you all wanted to participate in this one as well! Please, just link back to me in your post! Thank you!

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Weekly Wrap-Up | Sept. 16

Edited HeaderHey loves! I hope you all are having a wonderful day! Weekly Wrap Up is a meme where I write a short recap about my blog and reading life in the past week. I will also include a few short goals for the upcoming week, and might ramble about anything else! If you have a Sunday post like this, please leave a comment.  I’d love to check it out!

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Girl at the Grave by Teri Bailey Black | A Tolerable Love Triangle? Are Pigs Flying?

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“The whole head is sick. And the whole heart is faint.”

TEST SynopsisValentine has spent years trying to outrun her mother’s legacy. But small towns have long memories, and when a new string of murders occurs, all signs point to the daughter of a murderer.

Only one person believes Valentine is innocent—Rowan Blackshaw, the son of the man her mother killed all those years ago. Valentine vows to find the real killer, but when she finally uncovers the horrifying truth, she must choose to face her own dark secrets, even if it means losing Rowan in the end.

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Let’s Talk About … My Review Writing Process + A Few Other Methods

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One of the many beauties of the book blogging community, is the wonderful diversity of the individuals who make up this body. I’m not solely referring to the ethnic and cultural backgrounds of reviewers, but rather, their unique poise and writing style. Of course, it’s always intriguing to observe how certain reviewers assess the accuracy of an author’s use of representation, but it’s even more profound to view the distinctness of each and every reviewer. What I personally consider to be the most evident difference between book reviewers, is the style in which they compose reviews. The length, manner, and elements discussed are wholly up to the writer, and it’s lovely witnessing how reviews for a single book can vary so immensely. As a blogger, my writing style has evolved over the years, and will likely continue to do so indefinitely. Nonetheless, I thought it might be helpful for me to share my personal review writing process.

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Quite the Quote | I’d Rather Die On An Adventure Than Live Standing Still

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Quite the Quote is a weekly meme created here, at Another Book in the Wall, where I share some of my favorite quotes from literature!  I will also include a short reflection about it as well.  If you would like to join me in this meme, feel free to do so!  Just link back to me in your post, so I can easily see your quotes!

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A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab | Amazing As Waffles With Maple Syrup

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There’s Dull London, Kell London, Creepy London, and Dead London. See? I’m a fast learner.

TEST SynopsisKell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.

Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.

After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure. Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.

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Look Over There! A Hidden Gem! | Top Ten Tuesday


Fiona's HeaderTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.  Every week, I list ten answers that correlate to the topic question.  This week’s topic is Hidden Gems. I haven’t done a TTT post in nearly three months, but have truly missed answering these questions. I put this meme on hold because I felt that the topics had become awfully repetitive; but, I appreciate the topics for the upcoming weeks, so decided to revisit it once more! Although most of my favorite novels are fairly popular, there are a handful that I wish received more recognition. Here are a few titles that I thoroughly enjoyed, and hope you will check out!

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