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Book reviews from my main blog @ Mostly YA with lots of high fantasy for good measure.
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Top 10 Tuesday: Awesome Siblings!


 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

This week’s was blogger’s choice: top ten characters who ____.  I’m picking my favorite literary siblings! As the youngest with two older brothers with whom I am close, books with siblings who are present and important to the story are almost always winners with me! These are some of my favorites. :)

TTT Sibs 10

10. The Book of Broken…

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Spring 2014 #TBR Update

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Last fall, I went on a personal quest to cut down the TBR pile – specifically, books I’d bought, never read, and that had been silently judging me for their long-term tenure in my TBR piles. One of my goals for 2014 is to finish off those last TBR Madnessbooks and to keep my pile under 20. That’s ambitious for a book blogger, but when it gets to be too much, reading starts to feel like a task,…

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Cute, fun read! Review: “Finding Angel” by Kat Heckenbach


My Review of “Finding Angel”:

Finding Angel was a cute little fantasy, with the kind of starting action that many of us have probably imagined at some point or another. While I didn’t completely buy that Angel (whose name I hate) is the only kid at her school that likes unicorns and fantasy novels, most of us can relate at least a degree of isolation from our peers. It took me a while…

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Books & Cupcakes March Book Photo Challenge

Day 26: Book And Candle

I really only have one candle. I am severely fragrance deficient! I highly recommend this candle or any of the other ones they have at their Etsy store!

(via books-cupcakes)


Disney at Hogwarts by Eira1893



Petra Pan, the Girl who wouldn’t grow up : a masterpost

Hi guys ! I know an old Petra Pan masterpost exists somewhere, but it’s actually not mine, it’s reposted, so if you could just… not reblog it and maybe reblog / like this one instead, it would be super nice and super cool of you :3 ! The other one has like…. 87k of notes so it’s really cool to know that so many of you liked my art, but it’s not even credited so I didn’t know it was so popular before a friend of mine showed it to me ?

Besides, this one really has the full series -with Ms. Flee and the lost girls included- and I would be really happy if they could get the love they deserve !

Reblogging to support a creator who had her work stolen and used without credit to boost someone else’s signal.
Very creative gender flip :)

New feature alert: Push That Book! @stormydawnc is pushing “This Song Will Save Your Life” by Leila Sales

Welcome to Push That Book!

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This is a new feature on the blog where I ask a friend to choose a book they love but that I have not read, then we discuss it. I’m trying this out for two reasons: 1) I’m bored of writing reviews where I can’t actually DISCUSS spoilers. I can tag them, but can’t talk about how the book ended, so I wanted to do that. 2) One of my goals for this year is to collaborate…

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Not being able to wear leggings because it’s ‘too distracting for boys’ is giving us the impression we should be guilty for what guys do.

Sophie Hasty, age 13

Responding to her middle school’s ban on shorts, leggings and yoga pants for girls.

(via elledeau)

I’m glad to see these young girls are standing up for their rights and calling the school out on sexism.

(via bookoisseur)

This same type of overcorrection is what led to girls not being able to wear spaghetti straps or even sleeveless shirts because your bra strap might be showing and God forbid a teenage boy see it and remember that girls wear bras because girls have boobs. 

(via acgaughen)

One of my FAVORITE literary themes! Review: “Better Off Friends” by Elizabeth Eulberg


My Review of “Better Off Friends”:

*dances through forest with book*

Sometimes you know exactly what kind of book you want to read, and for me, a lot of times that involves the best friends fall in love trope. I didn’t have a lot of good guy friends growing up, and the idea of the guy that’s “been there all along” is very appealing to my romantic heart. Heck, I’ve even got a GoodReads…

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