Maternity Leave

If you are reading this, Baby #2 is finally here. PRAISE JESUS!

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Don’t worry, pictures will come. But for a while I’m taking a bit of break. I’m probably still reading and writing (I hope…), but just not with enough frequency to keep up. I’ll be back in a month or two, hopefully with some nice, juicy reviews and posts.

Until then, love you guys! Pray for me! Maternity leave is no picnic, lol.


Unforgettable Bookish Memories Tag

I was tagged in this a bajillion years ago by The Orangutan Librarian. If you have somehow never been over there, go today. She’s the BEST. Seriously.

No. 1: The First Book You Ever Read (or was read to you)

51hXWiuxGYLGood grief, I don’t know. Probably something by Sandra Boynton. Ever since my son was born my mom has been obsessing about Moo Baa LaLaLa, so I guess she read that to me? Continue reading

Favorites February: The Battle of the Labyrinth

Favorites February

Hello friends! Welcome back to Favorites February! This week I’m looking at book #4 in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, The Battle of the Labyrinth. I had a great time re-reading this one, although the books are getting a little longer, and finishing this one in a week was a bit more work! However, there was a LOT more that I’d forgotten in this book than the others. It was good for a re-read.



Camp Half-Blood is in trouble. Again. The evil Titan lord, Kronos, and his army have found a way into camp using the ancient Labyrinth, if only they can find a way to navigate it. Percy, Annabeth, Tyson, and Grover head into the deadly maze in hopes of finding its creator, Daedalus, and convincing him to help them before their enemies do. But on the way there will be monsters, traps, indecision, and the danger of getting lost. Assuming they don’t lose their minds first… Continue reading

Do You Read When You’re Sick?

It’s flu season, and I think we can all agree that being sick is THE WORST. However, I’m going to take a second and throw myself a pity party. Until you’ve been sick at 38 weeks pregnant you don’t know what terrible is. Pity me, internet. Pity me.


So this weekend I’ve been sick. I think it’s probably an upper-respiratory infection, but I didn’t bother going to the doctor to get it confirmed since they can’t actually DO anything for that. But to the point, I spent most of Sunday in bed. I slept until 9:00 or so. If you don’t have kids you’re probably like, “ONLY UNTIL 9?!?!”, but trust me, that’s sleeping in. At 9:30 I went back to bed and slept another 2 hours.

Around 3:00 I tried to read a book. I didn’t feel like I needed to sleep, just like I needed to lie down so the dizziness would stop. So I decided to read. I made it like, 5 minutes in before I put the book down.

This got me thinking. I almost never stay home sick, but I don’t know about you guys, when I do I spend most of the day either sleeping or watching TV. As much as I love to read, it doesn’t typically make my sick-day agenda.

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Favorites February: The Titan’s Curse

Favorites February

Welcome back to Favorites February! This week I will be looking at the third book in the Percy Jackson series, The Titan’s Curse. This might be my favorite book in the original Percy Jackson series. There’s just so much to love about this book.



Percy, Annabeth, Grover, and Thalia are making a special winter trip to rescue some half-bloods and bring them to camp. But when the monster proves tougher than they expected, Annabeth goes missing. Percy and Thalia join forces with the Hunters of Artemis to rescue Annabeth and save Olympus from a mysterious monster with the power to destroy the Gods. Continue reading

Top 5 Most Romantic Moments in a Book

Most romantic moments

Happy Valentines Day bookworms!

In celebration of world date-night, I thought it might be fun to go through some of my favorite romantic moments in literature, especially since they’re probably pretty different from most people’s! I am a hopeless romantic, but what makes my heart flutter in a book is pretty unique.

These are in no particular order.

1. Jane Eyre

“‘Good Night, my ——–.’ He stopped, bit his lip, and abruptly left me.”

The first time I ever read Jane Eyre I swear my heart stopped right here. I dog eared it, something I never do, and at this point the crease is so deep I’m afraid it may fall off.

This right here is the moment that the reader realizes that Mr. Rochester cares as deeply for Jane as she does for him. He nearly calls her “my dear” or “my love” or something equally sweet and adorable, catches himself, and runs away in embarrassment. *swoon* Best end of a chapter ever. Continue reading

Winter Olympics Book Tag


Guys, I confess, I ADORE the Olympics! It’s such a cool time when everybody comes together to cheer each other on, and I love getting to learn about other cultures. Plus, I confess, the sports are so exciting! I always say I love the summer Olympics more, but as I’m watching this year I’m realizing that there aren’t any events in the winter Olympics that I’m not interested in. Except maybe curling. Anyway, we’re only what, three days in?, and I’m already loving watching.

So in the Go World spirit, I went searching for an Olympics book tag. I found this one from Brittany at Beauty and the Bean Boots, who I’m really looking forward to reading more from. You should go check her out!

Figure Skating

Ice skaters go to the “kiss and cry” area after skating. Name a book character you would like to kiss or a book that made you cry.

Hp7It doesn’t take a lot to make me cry, lol. But I sob through Harry Potter 7. Like, starting in the first couple chapters literally all the way through. If it didn’t make you cry too I am suspicious as to whether or not you have a soul. Continue reading