Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode 194


Four Letter Word by J. Daniels | Bedmates by Nichole Chase | Heartless by Gail Carrier | Searching For Always by Jennifer Probst | The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas | Sometimes A Rogue by Mary Jo Putney | For This Life Only by Stacey Kade | Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil by Melina Marchetta | Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo | Meltaltown by Kristen Simmons | Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven | Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge | Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel | Replica by Lauren Oliver | Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews | Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley | Alex + Ada by Jonathan Lune & Sarah Vaughn | Bit Rot by Douglas Coupland | Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland| Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

Yes, I know. This is a ridiculous pile. Trust me, I’ve already cut myself off. Like, I went to the bookstore on Saturday for the sole purpose of buying two books (Melina’s and Alex + Ada) and came home with only those. That’s progress, folks. Because in the past, whenever I go to the bookstore with the intent of picking up specific books, I always end up with a new set of TBR pile. So I think I’m learning how to say no.

Anyway, four of these books are for reviews (three from Penguin Random House Canada and one from Tor Teens), so it’s really not that bad…okay, that’s a lie but, whatevs.

So I’m back. I have a few days of Bloglovin to sift through – please bear with me. The last time I checked, I think I have Tuesday, Monday and the previous weekend to read. Lol. How about you? Do you make a conscious effort read past Bloglovin’ posts? I know it’s tough, but I am a Catholic so feeling guilty is like a natural instinct for us. Lol. Especially with everyone being so nice and supportive for my need of a break.


I also got this wonderful box from Hello, Book Lover – which I talked about at length in this post. I can’t wait to devour this book. It sounds like a good mystery about two sisters (obvs). I’m excited to try out the teas as well even though I’m a rare drinker. Are you a subscriber? What has been a good subscription box that you’ve subscribed to lately?


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The Hating Game is so good, you guys. I have a review coming up this week. Wrong and Right are so much fun. However, I wasn’t bowled over by Bittersweet and Idol. The Sun is Also A Star was brilliant but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I did her debut novel.

That’s it for now, I think. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Also, Happy, Happy Birthday to my main squeeze. I know you get email notifications whenever I upload a new post but I don’t know if you read them. But I want you to know that you are the Darcy to my Elizabeth. You’re not perfect; you’re cranky at times, but you’ll do everything for me, our kids and even our families. So thank you. And I love you. Most ardently. <3

Have a great week!

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