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Books I MUST read in 2018!

Hello everyone! I decided to do this fun little post, (even though it’s literally March…) to share with you guys the books I MUST read before 2018 is over. (I know this is really late, but ya girl still wants to set some goals for herself 😂)

I already made a most anticipated 2018 reads list, which were books that are coming out this year, but for this list I’m going to be talking about books that have already been released for quite awhile. This is mainly to share with you guys the books that I still haven’t read…

The Mortal Instruments + The Dark Artificies
Author: Cassandra Clare

I WILL DO IT. I SWEAR. I’ve been so motivated to read this series these past few weeks, and I am determined to catch up! I mean, I only have City of Lost Souls, City of Heavenly Fire, Lady Midnight, and Lord of Shadows…it’s not impossible, BUT THE BOOKS ARE SO FREAKIN LONG. (Don’t worry, I will make a promise to myself to catch up before October!)
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WWW Wednesday – March 7th, 2018

Hello everyone! I’m finally reading some new books, so I can actually post one of these again without being too repetitive on the things I’m reading! 😂

If you didn’t know, WWW Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.

The Three W’s are:
-What are you currently reading?
-What did you recently finish reading?
-What do you think you’ll read next?


What are you currently reading?

A Darker Shade of Magic
Author: V.E Schwab

I am so mad at myself for not reading this sooner! I’m so pleasantly surprised by it! During the first 20 pages, I was a bit iffy about it, but I kept reading and it’s so good! I do see some mixed things about the first book, but I’m really happy that I’m enjoying it! (like REALLY enjoying it!)

Every Heart a Doorway
Author: Seanan McGuire

Yay for finally listening to a new audiobook! I’ve barely started this, so I can’t say too much about my thoughts, but it’s a pretty short audiobook so I’m hoping to finish it soon!

What did you recently finish reading?

I finished reading Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk a couple days ago! I enjoyed it quite a bit and I’ll have my review up for it as soon as possible!

What do you think you’ll read next?

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Probably Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi! I was going to start it as soon as it came out, but I have some exams later this week and next week, so I won’t have any time to properly start a new book!

But I definitely hope I will like it as much as Ignite Me!


That’s it! Thank you guys so much for reading! Link your own WWW Wednesday post in the comments so I can check it out!

-Ashley
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Read-A-Thon Wrap Up!

Whaaaaaat I actually finished a book during my read-a-thon? Scratch that, 2 books?
Who am I? 😂

I keep saying that I barely read anything during this read-a-thon, BUT I actually completed the goals that I set for myself in my last post, which were…

-Start & finish reading Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk ✓
-Finish listening to Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman ✓
-Start reading ADSOM by V.E Schwab ✓

So technically…I successfully completed the read-a-thon, (even though the total number of pages I read isn’t that impressive) BUT STILL.
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March TBR! [2018]

Hello! I decided to post my March TBR, especially since I’m planning to (hopefully) knock off a couple of books tomorrow!

I’ve been wanting to do a 24 hour read-a-thon for so long after watching Zoe Herdt’s vlogs all the time, but never have the chance to participate on the same day!

And I’m actually free tomorrow (Thursday March 1) so I decided it would be a perfect time to do one by myself! Essentially, it’ll be following all the same rules as any other 24 readathon, and I’ll be posting a blog post of my wrap up!

Now, onto my March TBR!

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The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon [BOOK REVIEW]

Spoiler-free!

Title: The Bird and the Sword
Author: Amy Harmon
My Rating: ?????
Description:
The day my mother was killed, she told my father I wouldn’t speak again, and she told him if I died, he would die too. Then she predicted the king would trade his soul and lose his son to the sky.
My father has a claim to the throne, and he is waiting in the shadows for all of my mother’s words to come to pass. He wants desperately to be king, and I just want to be free.
But freedom will require escape, and I’m a prisoner of my mother’s curse and my father’s greed. I can’t speak or make a sound, and I can’t wield a sword or beguile a king. In a land purged of enchantment, love might be the only magic left, and who could ever love . . . a bird?

My Review:
I honestly don’t know what to rate this. This is one of those books that I really started to become invested in near the end, but not so much during the middle of the book.

The writing in this is absolutely gorgeous. I loved how the author was able to portray Lark’s thoughts and opinions so well, even though she couldn’t verbally express them. The writing has this lyrical quality to it which made it flow so well through your head, you could just read the whole book in one sitting.
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2018 Liebster Award!

Hello everyone! I’m EXTREMELY excited and happy to be nominated for this by the lovely Lili over at Lili’s Blissful Pages! (Check out her blog, she’s honestly amazing). It’s an award that people get nominated for, in which you can check out all the rules over at The Global Aussie!


  1. What’s the worst book you ever read?

Already starting off with the hard one! I don’t necessary complete books that I don’t like from the beginning (my DNF pile IS HUGE), but for a book that I strongly disliked (not sure if it’s the worst just yet) would have to be Caraval by Stephanie Garber.

I know a lot of people who love this book, as well as a handful who hate it. I’m definitely leaning more towards hate, especially because this was a book I was so looking forward to! I read the synopsis and was obsessed with the idea of what the book could be, based on the little snippet given to us. For that, it’s 100% my fault, since I hyped it up WAY too much for myself. But at the same time, I felt like the book could have been executed so much better.

I found every single character in the book to be irritating and I felt that they weren’t engaging enough for me to be interested in the story at all. Also the plot and setting of the book was so confusing for me to read, since everything was supposed to be a mystery in the novel. It just wasn’t a good read for me at all.
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7 Deadly Sins Book Tag!

Hello! I’ve been tagged by the amazing Marianna over at Marianna’s Corner to do the 7 Deadly Sins book tag! Definitely check out her blog, her posts are always so great!

I’m super excited to do this especially because I love all the questions related to this tag!

GREED
What is the most expensive book you own? What is the least expensive book you own?

The most expensive book I own is probably either one of the illustrated editions of the first two Harry Potter books! Those guys are expensive, but I needed them for my ever-expanding collection of Harry Potter.

The least expensive book I own is definitely The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon because I found it at Indigo for only $3 and I was honestly shook.

GLUTTONY
What book or books have you shamelessly devoured many times?

Definitely all the Harry Potter books. But more recently, A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas! I mean, we probably all understand why. It’s just such an addicting book.
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A Big Book Haul!

Hello everyone! I decided to show you guys the twelve books that I bought in the months of December and January, since it’s DEFINITELY a lot more than I usually buy.

I had all my final exams this month (January), and after my last exam I spent waaaay too much money buying books because I honestly deserved it after all that stress. 😂


After reading and loving The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner, I went ahead and bought the other three books in the series…

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My Top Book OTP’s!

Happy Valentine’s Day! In honor of this lovely day, I decided to share with you guys my top 8 book ships! (Obviously I have A LOT more than these listed, but these ones are my MAIN ships. Like the ones that will always stay in my lonely heart forever :P).

(Oh gosh I’m going to have a lot of trouble ranking these…)

Mare and Denna
Book:
Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

MORE PEOPLE NEED TO READ THIS BOOK. Now that I think about it, it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day! It’s about two princesses falling in love and it is so amazing. (I’m pretty sure I gave it 5 stars!) Mare and Denna are honestly the absolute cutest couple and I will protect them with my soul.
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