How to Keep Your TBR Under 100

The book blogger’s number one problem? Keeping that TBR down! I am here to offer you 10 tips and tricks for keeping your TBR under 100 books.

What qualifies me to write this post? you might be asking. Great question! I have been book blogging for about a year and a half now and my TBR STILL has only 95 books in it. Which makes me the resident expert on keeping your TBR from exploding.

So here we go!

1. Read books that are actually on your TBR.

I know, I know! It sounds impossible! But if I can do it, you can do it. Continue reading


The Ultimate Harry Potter Tag

I was tagged by Victorious Pages for this tag quite some time ago, but just hadn’t gotten to it yet. But it’s feeling perfect for me to do it now. I’ve been in a very Harry Potter mood ever since I started listening to MuggleCast. Really enjoying the chapter-by-chapter of Book 6! Maybe once I’m done with grad-school that’s something I could do on my blog…

1. Favorite Book

Definitely Prisoner of Azkaban! I love me some time travel, and getting the Marauder’s backstory was so amazing. Lupin is my favorite DADA professor (obviously), they win the Quidditch Cup, Hogsmeade was a cool addition, and it’s the most grown-up of the lighthearted early books.

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Sorting Hat Sunday: Children of Blood and Bone

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Zélie was ready. All of the other children around her looked scared, but that was what made them weak. Zélie wasn’t afraid. After what happened to her mother and all the other Magi, nothing could compare. She stood chin high and back straight, waiting for whatever the teachers would bring.

When the old woman with the tall hat produced an old battered hat, Zélie’s jaw dropped. This was the test? It required no skill, no training! This was no way to prove herself worthy!

She glanced around with disdain. One girl’s knees were literally quaking, shaking so badly that she had to hang on to the dark-skinned girl next to her for support. Zélie rolled her eyes. Then, the unthinkable happened. The hat began to sing.


Zélie was not hard to sort! While I wouldn’t call her ambitious in the most traditional sense, she is certainly ambitious in her belief that she can bring magic back. She thirsts for power, and doesn’t shy away from dangerous blood magic. And Zélie definitely has a dark side. She embraces revenge and doing whatever it takes to win.  Continue reading

Calendar Girls September: Best Novel Set in School

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Last month my Calendar Girls pick came so far out of left field that only one person had ever even heard of it. (Which honestly was one more person than I was expecting!) This month my choice is so obvious that I will be shocked if I’m the only person who picks it. It’s so obvious that I tried for weeks to think of another book just so I wouldn’t be so obvious. But it won’t do, this one is the best.

So without further ado, my favorite book set in a school is… Continue reading

Out of This World Blogger Award


If you say something is out of this world, you are emphasizing that it is extremely good or impressive … These bloggers are shooting for the moon and living among the stars.

Thank you so much to Samantha at Modern Witch’s Bookshelf for the nomination! I love Samantha’s blog and she absolutely deserves the word. In addition to being an out of this world blogger, she is a really good friend, and a passionate library enthusiast. If you’ve never been to her blog you absolutely MUST. Go!

Also, that quote! Is it just me or is it a little awkward? The original quote is “Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you’ll land among the stars.” So… am I missing? lol. If you get a nomination it’s not one of those backhanded compliments, I promise. Continue reading

Six Degrees of Separation: Where am I Now? to The Odyssey

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Six Degrees of Separation is a monthly blog event hosted by Kate at booksaremyfavoriteandbest. It’s inspired by the 6 Degrees of Separation, a movie game where you attempt to connect actors in six movies or less. But we do it with books!

This month we’re starting with Where am I Now? by Mara Wilson.

I’ve not read Where am I Now?, but the author, Mara Wilson, starred in the film adaptation of the classic novel Matilda. An actor memoir I have read is… Continue reading