The Book Blogger Test Tag

Thanks to the coffeeloving bookoholic for tagging me in this one! As you all know, I am always up for a good book tag. Especially since I am FINALLY running out of backlogged reviews, and need something to talk about. lol

The Rules

  • thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog
  • answer the ten questions asked on this post
  • nominate at least five people to do it also

1. Top 3 Book Pet Hates

  1. It really bugs me why my editions of a series don’t match. Even hard/soft back. And don’t even get me started when they change the look of a series halfway through. Just no.
  2. I hate when books try too hard. Honestly, I just want to be entertained. I don’t need all of your pretentious attempts at being Dickens, thanks.
  3. Movie poster covers. Enough said.

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Can You Read with the TV On?

It’s college football season, y’all!

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We’re not big in to sports in my family, but we make time every Saturday to watch our alma mater play. I don’t know, it’s probably because we were in the marching band while we were in college, but we just feel so connected to our school and everyone we graduated with while we watch. And it’s so much fun! Especially when our team is doing well, like they are this year.

Now, obviously Saturday would normally be a day when I would want to catch up on my reading. So what’s up with that? Why am I being such a slacker? Continue reading

Top 5 Creepy Classics

By now you all have probably figured out that I prefer “classic” novels to more modern literature. In particular, I find the older versions of monster novels and scary stories to be fascinating. There’s something about where Jekyll and Hyde started that is so interesting, especially when comparing it to what it’s turned into in pop culture today. I also appreciate that they are usually never TOO scary.

So in honor of the month of October, my favorite month, I’m presenting to you my personal favorite creepy classics.

1. Dracula

41I3WemSw9L._SX293_BO1,204,203,200_I have made no secret that I am absolutely petrified of vampires because of this book. But only because it is so freaking amazing. In fact, for Calendar Girls this month I made a pretty big deal about how fantastic Dracula is. There’s just something so cool about a book that terrifies you but also gets you to fall in love with the characters. No other vampire novel or movie has ever quite stood up to this one for me, though Buffy gets close. Continue reading

Blog Update

I’ve been talking about this on and off since school started back on August 2nd, but the day is finally here: I am officially out of reviews. Gone are the days of blog posts every day! *gasp* Gone are the days of posting reviews for books I read in 2014. I’m just down to whatever I read now.

Which, frankly, is currently not much.

So. I’m probably going to go on a posting schedule of 3 times a week, most likely Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday. Maybe Monday, Wednesday, Friday. I don’t know, I haven’t really made up my mind yet. Most of those posts will probably not be reviews. Expect to see more “5 best ______” and “What to read if you love _______” and other things of that sort. More discussion posts, I hope. I’ve had several on the back-burner. And by all means, tag me in every tag ever, because I always enjoy posting one of those a week.

But most of all I want to say THANK YOU. I can’t believe how quickly my blog has grown to where it has. I’ve been here, what, 6 months? And I already have almost 300 followers, I’ve made some great friends, and I’ve really enjoyed talking to you all. Thanks for your love and support.

Y’all are the best. Love you.

Hocus Pocus Book Tag

Because it wouldn’t be Halloween without Hocus Pocus, and I wouldn’t be doing my job right if I wasn’t spreading the Hocus Pocus love, I’ve created my very own blog tag.

Dun dun DUUUUUNNNN!!!!!

I hope you enjoy it! I’ve certainly had fun dreaming it up and creating it.


There are no rules. It’s YOUR blog. But if would be nice if you linked back to me, and maybe the person who tagged you too. Share the love folks.

The Sanderson Sisters

A great trilogy.

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It should be a surprise to no one that I’m choosing The Lord of the Rings. I mean, favorite book, obviously favorite trilogy. Do I need to say any more? Continue reading

Who Am I Tag

Okay, let me just get this out of the way.

“Who am I? I’m JEAN VALJEAN!”

Whew. Okay, that’s over. At least there wasn’t a gif. Apologies if you have no idea what’s going on. That was meant to be sung, btw. And props to you if you know which lyric comes next.

Thanks to the Orangutan Librarian for tagging me! You have no way of knowing this, but my husband is basically obsessed with personality types, and he’s been begging me to re-take the Myers Briggs for the umpteenth time, because he thinks he’s FINALLY found the type that suits me. (I always end up smack-dab in the middle of 3 out of the 4 categories, lol.)

Hope you enjoy getting to know me! Continue reading

Calendar Girls October: Best Paranormal


I love October. It’s the only month of the year we really get nice weather here in Texas, I love Halloween decorations, I love costumes, and I love candy. Plus, college football. October is just the best.

It’s pretty fitting that our October theme is paranormal novels. Paranormal and Halloween go together like milk and cookies.

For me, personally, I like my paranormal creatures best when they’re monsters. I’m not a big fan of wishy-washy vampires with feelings, or werewolves who are “good guys”, or cutsie friendly witches. Except Harry Potter, obviously. I prefer creepy, scary, or at the very least evil. So that was something to keep in mind when choosing the best. Continue reading