I don’t even know if you can call this a discussion. What even IS a discussion????????
In July, I finally decided to sign up for Audible after a long long long consideration of whether I needed it or not—and because they had a great deal on Prime Day (5€ a month instead of 10€???? HELLOOOO???).
Since then, I’ve listened to a total of 3 audiobooks. I know, I’m slow and everything.
BUT YES, I NOW CALL MYSELF AN EXPERT ON ALL THINGS AUDIOBOOKS. Or rather, I feel like I’ve formed a solid opinion about audiobooks and I think I can discuss the topic with expertise and wit.
So that’s what’s happening here.
What are the pros and cons of audiobooks? Would I recommend getting an Audible subscription? Or do I absolutely hate them? Are audiobooks the bane of my existence???????? STAY TUNED TO FIND OUT.
Have you ever had exceedingly high expectations for a book and then it ended up letting you down???
BECAUSE I HAVEN’T. At least not with Warcross.
As we all know, Marie Lu is a freaking LEGEND (hA, get it????!!!?!)* and I had no doubts that I would love Warcross. And boy did I loveit!!!
I decided to switch up my reviewing style for this post and give you 1000 reasons (actually, it’s only 5-ish) why you should read Marie Lu’s Warcross (including loads of Gifs!) to make this post a lot more fun!
There will be no spoilers for the book (as always, but I just thought I’d mention it again) SO KEEP ON READING AND ADD WARCROSS TO YOUR TBR IMMEDIATELY.
Are you looking for your next perfect Fall read? WELL, LOOK NOT FURTHER BECAUSE I’M HERE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH SOME FANTASTIC FALL READING RECOMMENDATIONS.
This post will include a mix of books that I’ve read and enjoyed and that I feel like fit perfectly into the Fall season because they give off autumnal vibes! I will also mention a few books that I haven’t actually read and (possibly) plan to read around the Fall season!
I have a huge physical pile of (unread) Fall-ish books that I’ve put on my nighstand which is literally about to topple over and suffocate me in my sleep—IT’S THAT HUGE. I wouldn’t necessarily call this pile my Fall TBR, but rather books on my never-ending, about-to-murder-me TBR that give me Fall feels and that I can see myself reading this season!
I like giving myself options of books to choose from instead of trying (the emphasis lies on TRYING here) to read all the books I’ve put on a monthly TBR list.
Please enjoy my way-too-long list of Fall reading recommendations and my Fall TBR (even though it’s not really a TBR!!!).
Do you ever judge a book by its cover??? YES? Well, today we’ll be judging books by their first chapters!
You might have heard of the Penguin Teen Game Changers set which contains 5 books that have been releases by Penguin back to back for 5 consecutive weeks!
If you’re like me, you’ve probably cried of jealousy when you saw all the big Booktubers receiving this box set and getting to read all these books early on.
All of the books in the set are out now and you’ve most likely read some of them! I HAVEN’T which is why I requested to read samples of these books to see what I think of them based on their first chapters!
Will I like what I read and then go on to purchase the book? Will I hate it so much that I will want to yell at people NOT to purchase it???
It’s October, also known as the best month of the year for several reasons!
#1: my birthday is this month
#2: it’s the month of mysteries and spookiness aka HALLOWEEN
i’m forever sad that we don’t officially celebrate it here in Germany—MY INNER EMO WITCH NEEDS TO BE RELEASED. THE WORLD SHALL NOW MY WRATH.
#3: it’s Fall! the season of cold weather, mustard and burgundy colours, sweaters and coziness and just OVERALL GREATNESS
and rainy days which is just… YUCK (but also not-yuck when you’re inside, cuddled up in bed with a good book, lit candles and some tea #cozy)
IT’S MY FAVOURITE SEASON OF THEM ALL.*
*stop lying jackie. whenever a new season begins, I always say that this one is my favourite of them all. when it’s not. i’m just lying to myself.**
**but actually, Fall does have a special place in my heart because I’M A FALL BABY SO I HAVE A DEEPER CONNECTION. #FALLBABIESUNITE
According to Google, Fall begins on September 22nd and ends on December 21st. DECEMBER??? REALLY?????????
I almost consider November the start of WINTER so how can fall last until DECEMBER. AND THREE DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS WHICH IS PRACTICALLY THE MIDST OF WINTER??? I AM CONFUSION.
We’ve run a bit off track here—the point of this post is to share my ambitious but exciting Fall plans and goals! As we now know, Fall lasts until December so I have PLENTY OF TIME to achieve these goals.
Guess who finally handed in her term papers and now has all the time in the world (actually I only have a week) to get back into blogging!!! THIS GIRRRRL.
*cue Eminem’s Without Me aka the “Guess who’s back, back again” song*
Some of you might not even remember me because my hiatus lasted way too long—I said I’d be back July 31st and now it’s October hA I’m the worst :’) You’re probably wondering where this creepy new girl in your Reader came from and WHO EVEN ARE YOU????? I DON’T REMEMBER FOLLOWING YOU. GET OUT.
Ummm, first of all—chill??? Maybe??? There’s not reason to be rude???
Secondly, it’s ME. It’s Jackie aka Too Much of a Booknerd aka the girl who won’t shut up about Shatter Me and Warnette (and Harry Styles) aka the girl with uncreative and boring content aka the girl whose blog design/graphics were the WORST and messiest ever.
BUT ALL OF THAT CHANGED (except the Warnette and Harry Styles part lol i’m still WHIPPED).
Oh, hi there! Guess who’s back with another blog tour? *points at self* THIS GIRRRLLL.
Welcome to my stop of the The Big Fblog tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours! Today, I’ll be sharing my review and the tour-wide giveaway with you!
Coincidentally, I seem to have been a part of many blog tours which promoted books from Swoon Reads (such as this one hehe) and I’ve always had luck with their books thus far! They always have such fun and relatable contemporaries that I find very easy to read—and The Big F was no different!
Keep on reading if you’d like to know why I loved reading this book!
HAPPY RELEASE DAY (at least for the US) TO WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER BY THE QUEEN LEIGH BARDUGO! My dear UK people, you’ve only got two more days one day left (August 31st) to go until this book releases so get excited!!!
Ignore that I meant to post this yesterday but I wasn’t quite finished writing the review so it’s a day late (or a day EARLY depending on how you wanna see it and whether you’re from the US or UK). I have the UK edition so let’s go with A DAY EARLY to make me feel better HEHEHEHE.
This book gave me so. many. feels. PHEW. I can’t even. Like how do I… I CAN’T FORM COHERENT THOUGHTS BECAUSE THAT BOOK WAS A MASTERPIECE.
I rambled all about my feelings for Wonder Woman: Warbringer in my VERY fangirly book mail post when I first received it in the mail so check that out because it’s fun and I need attention.
BUT NOW I ACTUALLY READ IT AND IT’S EVEN BETTER THAN I IMAGINED??????????? *dies*
Hello friends and welcome to my stop on the The Tiger’s Watch Tour!!! I’m so so so excited to be participating in this tour and being able to promote such a great book!
If you’ve been following me for a while you might remember that I mentioned The Tiger’s Watch in my #ARCstravaganza post a few months ago and I TOTALLY FREAKED OUT ABOUT IT BC JULIA EMBER HERSELF SENT ME THE BOOK.
AND IT’S JULIA EMBER!!! THE WOMAN WHO WROTE UNICORN TRACKS AND THE SEAFARER’S KISS (I haven’t read either of them but I know that they’re brilliant).
So when I heard she’d come out with a book about a genderfluid main character???? I KNEW I HAD TO GET MY HANDS ON IT.
Please enjoy my review and check out the giveaway below! It’s international!!!
No but seriously, I’m still on a semi-hiatus and I will only be posting sporadically in August!
[cries]: I FEEL LIKE I’M ABANDONING MY BLOG!
Anyway, I will talk more about my blog/hiatus/life in my Wrap Up (umm, what Wrap Up, Jackie??? you still haven’t written it *laughs nervously*). So scratch that, I’ll have a hiatus update/info/announcement/status report sorta post going up on Monday so stay tuned for that!
I wrote this post like 2 weeks ago but forgot/didn’t have the time to post it so ignore me scratching out every other world hehe :’)