Spindle Fire

Once again, trying to keep up with regular updating. 

I’m still reading Spindle Fire, and I love it! It’s a beautiful read, and I like the difference between it and the Sleeping Beauty I already know. It’s probably one of my favorite things about fairy tale retellings. Taking an old story and making it new again. Keeping me on the edge of my seat but still having that sense of familiarity. I have been here before. 

Normally, I would have finished the book by now. However, since I’m recovering from a massive case of readers block I’ll take the fact that I’m nearly finished with a single entire book as a good sign.

I leave you with one of my favorite quotes so far. 

“…those brief hours when you are holding an unread story in your hands and don’t yet know how it will end….The not-yet-ness tastes sweeter than the thing you’re waiting for.”

And as always a question. What are your favorite fairy tale retellings? 


Cafe ReadsĀ 

Yesterday I thought I had finally broken through my readers block. I was wrong. The book was off to a good start. Bride runs away and hops on a train when she finds out groom brought his mistress to the wedding. Hero obviously steps in. But then it fell flat. There was no….what’s the word….not dilemma, but close. They were married. They both know they are in love but of course both deny it. Her family loves him. I was a quarter of the way through the book and there was literally nothing keeping them apart. 

Today we went to a coffee shop for lunch. I’m currently curled up in an armchair typing this on my phone while I start Spindle Fire after enjoying a fresh smoothie  and a bagel on this sunny Sunday. Let’s hope this book is the one! 

A Brand New Day

First off, I was alerted that the comment function was not working properly. I think I managed to fix it. However, I won’t know until a comment appears!

I had great plans yesterday! I was going to write a post reviewing the book that inspired me to write this blog. Then, while I was at work I found out that my June Owl Crate had arrived at my house! Obviously, that was way more exciting.

New plan! My very first unboxing post! Then I realized there was a major flaw in the new plan. I don’t actually know how to upload photos to wordpress yet. Bummer.

So instead, I turned off the computer instead of finishing this post and slumped around the house totally bored.

Enter today. I’m still not sure what I want this post to consist of. But I do know I should write something at least in order to start a good habit.

Sometimes I get so sucked into a book I can’t put it down until I finish it. Other times, I’m easily distracted. This seems to be one of those times. Last week I was reading Need by Joelle Charbonneau. I really like the book. It’s very intense and suspenseful. About halfway through I caught myself trying to spoil the ending for myself because it was so suspenseful. So I made myself put it down. Instead I picked up Geekerella by Ashley Poston. I read it in a day or two. A very enjoyable fluffy and cute read. I actually plan to review it soon. Then I picked up an indie sci fi release called Chasing Shadows. I was flying through it. And then I just stopped. Set it down, and haven’t been able to get into anything else since. I do this every so often. Burn myself out on books. So, I picked up The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner. A book I’m very excited to read. I read two pages. Last night I opened the book that came in my owl crate right before bed. I read a chapter and turned out the lights.

Today, I think I found a book that can get me out of my slump. On Friday my coworker handed me a book she had just finished that she thought I might enjoy. It’s called My Darling Melissa by Linda Lael Miller. Yes. The book that is holding my attention long enough to get me out of this dreary reading slump is a Pocket Books romance novel.

So, to test the commenting function out, what are you reading right now? When you are in a slump, how do you get out of it?

Once Upon A Time…

…in a small town in rural California there lived a girl who loved books more than anything else.

How does one go about making the intro post on a newly minted blog anyways?

The short: I love books. I have always loved books. I especially love to talk about books. Hopefully blogging about them will be just as much fun!

The long: I’m a 28 year old newlywed accountant (I know, how does someone who loves words and hates math end up with that job?) from the West Coast. I’ve honestly loved to read for as long as I can remember. Some of my first memories are of me sitting in my mom’s lap in a funky yellow fake leather rocking chair (it was the 80s) reading Dr Seuss’s The Foot Book. Or rather, reciting it from memory because I’m pretty sure I couldn’t read at that age. “Left foot, Left foot, Left foot. Right. Feet in the morning. Feet at night. Up feet. Down feet. Here come clown feet. Small feet. Big feet. Here come pig feet.”

Since then, I have become a devourer of books. Currently my favorite things to read consist of young adult novels, science fiction, fantasy, and romances of all sorts.

The question that everyone asks. What is my favorite book ever? I’m going to go out on a limb and say The Kushiel Saga by Jacqueline Carey. There are actually 6 books that make up two trilogies. I love them. I won’t gush about them now, because eventually I’d like to dedicate a post to them. I have several other series that I also consider my all time favorites, but for some reason this one always comes to the front of the list.

I also love to subscribe to book boxes. I’ve currently been subscribed to Owl Crate for two full years. I subscribed to Bookish Box for about a year, although it was before they offered books as well. This month I decided to try something new and I ordered the Once Upon A Book Club YA box for the first time. Stay tuned for unboxings!

That’s a little bit about me. What about you? How did you find me? What do you like to see in book blogs as a reader? What is your favorite book?