This week's #FaeFriday is incredibly special to me. As many of you know, @Leahs_Books great nephew was born! He was born prematurely with a variety of health issues. He is the inspiration for this week! He's a wee fae warrior which is why this week's prompt is "what is your favorite warrior."
It's April, and that means it's time to update you all on my Clearing The Hoard - Bookwyrm Challenge! I ended up reading The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, and I have to admit that I wasn't a fan. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't as amazing as everyone has made it out to be. Maybe it's because I'm 30 or that I'm not a massive fan of the Christmas season, but this one was a dud to me. In the end, I gave it three caffeinated stars. It was just a meh to me. I decided that I was going to give away my copy, and my sister claimed my autographed copy! She will be the proud owner of The Polar Express, and I'll have a bit of free space to add another autographed book! Here are the books I've given away in March*:
March is finally over, and most of us are stuck in the house. While you're stuck in the house, I recommend taking a look at my post, Protecting Your Book Collection, to get yet another project you and your family can do! As many of you know, I took a bit of a hiatus this month. With COVID-19 happening, I just haven't had the energy to focus on my blog. I ended up buying a Nintendo Switch and have dived into the world of video games as a way to escape the constant barrage of news. I'm thankful I did because I needed a way to turn off my overly anxious brain & reading wasn't cutting it. With all that said, I hope you all are healthy and finding ways to occupy yourself. I appreciate you all coming and reading this post and my blog in general. You rock, and you deserve all the good things!
Hey everyone! I figured with many of us stuck at home, I should give you all an idea for a new project. As many of you remember, last year in November, I ended up cataloging all of my physical books. Many of you thought I was crazy, others thought I was brilliant, and most of you were shocked by the numbers of books I own. I remember getting a lot of people wondering why I would do this, so I figured I would sit down and tell you all why. I currently work in insurance as a licensed customer service representative. It is my job to keep my clients informed and make sure they have the proper protection in place. When you buy homeowners, renters, & condo insurance, you're paying for the peace of mind that you'll be covered in case your house burns down or some other awful thing happens. One thing that we tell our clients is to make sure that they have an inventory of most of their possessions.
This week on #FaeFriday, we're talking about being playfully mischievous! Faeries are mischievous and playful creatures, and with April's Fools just around the corner, it's the perfect time to talk about this week's prompt! What mischievous character has a special place in your heart?
Sparrow by Mary Cecilia Jackson will stick with you. It's poignant, well written, and engaging. This book was nothing that I expected but something that may hit home. This book deals with some extremely serious events, so be warned and ready to have that discussion with your child if/when they pick this book up.
This week on #FaeFriday we're talking about Sparkles. Faeries are associated with being obsessed with sparkles. So this week's prompt is: What is a book cover that was so beautiful you couldn't stop staring at it? I have to admit, I judge books by their covers. I know I'm not supposed to, but seriously a good cover catches the eye, and that always makes me want to pick it up and read the blurb.
As many of you know, I found Gina L. Maxwell last year through her Neverland series. Obviously I have been in love ever since. Gina seems to write characters that will make you fall in love and plot lines that will steam up your kindle. When Gina made the announcement that Seducing Cinderella was getting a revamp & rerelease I was ecstatic! I've had this book in my wish list for AGES so I'm excited to finally have the chance to read it in its final glory!
It's Friday the 13th, and we're talking about Leprechauns! Did you know that leprechauns are viewed as a type of faerie? I definitely didn't! With this St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, it's the perfect time to talk about a Leprechaun's treasure! So the prompt this week is: What is your hidden treasure of a book?