Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode 132


Althea & Oliver by Cristina Moracho | A Girl is A Half-formed Thing by Eimer McBride

Hello there.

Sorry I’ve been a flickering presence in the blogosphere this week. Holidays and all. I’m sure y’all can relate. I also found myself mesmerized by The Raven Cycle, so I’ve been unable to write, much less visit your blogs. I’ll get to fixin’ that today, I promise.

I will probably be as sporadic as I’ve been this coming week, as we’re about to leave for Florida for the Christmas week. I’m hopeful that I can prepare the Year End Purge Giveaway come Tuesday, so you can have that to look forward to, at least. 🙂


the raven cycle

Love, love, love The Raven Cycle. I’m working on Lily Blue, Blue Lily at the moment. I adore these kids! Saga Volume 4 came out last Tuesday – read it in one sitting. Wicked was my attempt at extending the proverbial olive branch to JLA’s books (we’ve had our differences in the past). I did enjoy her paranormal New Adult, but I didn’t really love it.

Like I said, I know for certain that you will see less of me on the coming week, but who knows? Maybe I’ll find the time out of my holidays to blog and visit. 🙂

Merry Christmas!


  • I just can’t get over my excitement that you’re loving the Raven Cycle! I wish all teenagers were like Blue and her raven boys. 🙂 Ooh, I’m really curious about Althea and Oliver–can’t wait to see what you think!

  • I absolutely LOVE your Christmas tree and the setup, it looks like a beautiful, traditional christmas! I hope you have a fabulous time on your holidays away Joy~!

  • So … I’m very curious to see what you think of Althea and Oliver. I have it and then I read a spoiler which made me kind of unsure. On the one hand it could be the kind of quirky book I love and on the other it might be too out there for me.
    Hope you enjoy the holidays 🙂
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  • Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

    I need to read the Raven Boys series, and have yet to pick up Wicked.
    Have a great holiday period!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  • Woah, I haven’t read any of these books yet, but they look so pretty (I’m a sucker for gorgeous covers) so I’m gonna go check them out. 😀


  • Looks like awesome books. <3 And I adore your Christmas tree 😀 It looks gorgeous! <3 And YAY for loving The Raven Cycle so much 😀 They are just the best. Sigh. So much love. <3 Cannot wait to read your reviews 🙂 You will post reviews of them, yess? Excited to read more of your thoughts 🙂 Happy reading Joy. <3

  • I have The Raven Cycle series on my TBR list. I love Maggie Stiefvater!

  • The Raven Cycle is amazing! I’m so excited and so scared for THE LAST BOOK NEXT YEAR AJHDKSJHDKJS

    Hope you have a nice Christmas!

  • Hey there girl! I hope your holidays are going great, and I am beyond excited that you got around to reading The Raven Cycle and you love it as much as I did! Gah! I can’t believe I lived this long without it! I can’t wait until you get back from your holiday break so we can completely fangirl about this series. I haven’t found anyone that has read it so yay! Come chat with me when you get back, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts (:
    Morrighan @ Elysian Fields.

  • Christy

    Okay, I’ve never been very fond of the white Christmas trees, but that is gorgeous. Damn, my ass needs to start The Raven Cycle.

  • I’m glad to see you’re enjoying The Raven Cycle Joy, I shall miss you around the blogosphere, (I haven’t had the chance to be around much lately myself), but I hope you have a wonderful Christmas x

  • So glad you’re loving The Raven Cycle–it’s a favorite of mine, too–and lovely tree! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season! 🙂

  • Gorgeous tree! And yay for the Raven Boys! I am so excited you are loving the series. I just love Blue and her boys. 🙂

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!

  • Nice tree 😀 We have a tiny one, a precaution to see how our cat behaves 😉

  • A Girl looks interesting, hope that you enjoy and have a great holidays.

  • Happy Holidays Joy. I hope this holiday brings you much joy. You got some great books this week.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  • Happy Holidays Joy 🙂 Glad to hear that you’ve got your Christmas Spirit in check! I\m loving your tree and look forward to your thoughts on both those reads!

  • Happy holidays, Joy! <3 Your tree is gorgeous. 😀 Let me know what you think about Althea & Oliver–the cover's gorgeous and I've been curious about it. 🙂

  • It’s a beautiful tree! I hope you’ll have some great reads this week! Can’t wait to see your reviews about the books. happy reading!

  • Melanie (YA Midnight Reads)

    OMG I love your xmas tree, Joy! The next xmas tree we buy HAS to be a white one. They’re so gorgeous omg. I’m so glad that the raven boys worked for you! I think I have to retry the series.

    Lovely post, hun! Merry Christmas xx