Posted in January 2013

200th Anniversary of Pride and Prejudice!

200th Anniversary of Pride and Prejudice!

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a reader in need of a good book must be in want of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Since it was published 200 years ago, there is no denying that Austen’s beloved novel has been a force in popular culture. From the Colin Firth BBC production to the … Continue reading

Ten Second Reviews (2)

Ten Second Reviews (2)

As much as I hate to admit it, I’ve fallen behind on my book reviewing yet again! In order to try and catch up, I’ve decided to do another round of Ten Second Reviews to give everyone a taste of what I have been reading over the past two weeks. Enjoy! Seraphina by Rachel Hartman … Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Steampunk Edition

Waiting on Wednesday: Steampunk Edition

Well, its been a LONG time since I’ve done a Waiting on Wednesday post, and my to-read list just keeps on getting longer! Looking at my list I was happy to discover that a number of the books coming out in 2013 have a Steampunk-esque theme! Without further ado, here are some of the Steampunk … Continue reading

Book Review: Cloud Atlas

Book Review: Cloud Atlas

The moment I saw the trailer for the film adaptation of Cloud Atlas (see below), I knew that I had to read the book. Split between six different narratives, Cloud Atlas explores the way in which human lives intertwine and connect throughout history. Although they never meet, a reluctant voyageur travelling across the Pacific in 1850, a disinherited … Continue reading

Book Review: Beautiful Disaster

Book Review: Beautiful Disaster

When it comes to Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire, my feelings are still somewhat tangled. The novel focuses on Abby, a cardigan wearing freshman who is excited about making a fresh start in a new state at Eastern University. Her newfound peace is soon shattered, however, when Travis Maddox stumbles into her life. Lean, cut, … Continue reading

Book Review: Shades of Earth

Book Review: Shades of Earth

The moment Across the Universe fans have been waiting for is almost here! Shades of Earth, the final installment in Beth Revis’s thrilling sci-fi series, hits shelves tomorrow! Having left the walls of Godspeed behind, Amy, Elder, and the shipborns all land on Centauri-Earth with the hope of starting a new life. As Orion’s warning about monsters and … Continue reading

Librarians Are Google Masters

Librarians Are Google Masters

Did you know that librarians are masters of information? No really! A qualified librarian has a Masters degree in Library and Information Science! As part of their degree, librarians learn the best methods to search, retrieve, and share any kind of information that their patrons may need. Looking for a scholarly article on Frankenstein? Want … Continue reading

Book Review: Altered

Book Review: Altered

When I picked up Altered on New Years Eve I was simply looking for something light to read before heading out to dinner. Two hours and 150 pages later I was so hooked that I could barely stand to put it down! The story of Altered revolves around Anna, a young girl who assists her … Continue reading

Book Spotlight: Where’d You Go Bernadette

Book Spotlight: Where’d You Go Bernadette

If there is one thing I learned in 2012 it is that if Chelsey from Chels and a Book recommends a particular novel to you, then you should go and pick up a copy right away! Over the course of the year she insisted that I read The Taker by Alma Katsu, Sutton by J.R. Moehringer, and The End of Your Life … Continue reading

Reading in 2013

Reading in 2013

Welcome to 2013! This past year was pretty incredible, and I can only hope and dream that the year to come will be even better! In 2012 I managed to read 87 novels (13 short of my goal of 100), moved the blog over to its own domain, graduated with my Masters in Library and … Continue reading