Dracula by Bram Stoker – A Review

Dracula by Bram Stoker Horror | Classic | Vampires Originally published by Archibald Constable and Company Released May 26th, 1897 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: “It is really wonderful how much resilience there is in human nature. Let any obstructing cause, no matter what, be removed in any way, even by death, and we fly back to […]

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Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War by Mike Johnson – A Review

Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War by Mike Johnson Art by Ángel Hernández Science Fiction | Superheroes | Comic Books Published by IDW Publishing Released April 12th, 2016 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know I’m obsessed with all things Star Trek. Something else you should know is […]

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A Few Thoughts About Moving

If you’ve been wondering why there haven’t been any updates to Read Yourself Happy lately, it’s because my boyfriend and I recently moved. While we weren’t planning on moving, it ended up working out for the best – our leasing office decided that they wanted to renovate our unit, so they moved us into a much nicer […]

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Review Quickies #1

Sometimes I read small books or graphic novels that might not warrant a full review. I’ll post about these books periodically in Review Quickies, starting with a few graphic novels I read while moving this past week. Super Chill: A Year of Living Anxiously by Adam Ellis Graphic Novel | Humor Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing […]

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Ghosts of Berlin: Stories by Rudolph Herzog – A Review

Ghosts of Berlin: Stories by Rudolph Herzog Originally published in Germany under the title: Truggestalten Translated by Emma Rault Published by Melville House Released in the US October 8th, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Note: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects […]

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Sheets by Brenna Thummler – A Review

Sheets by Brenna Thummler Graphic Novel Published by Lion Forge Released August 28th, 2018 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Sheets has been on my radar for a while, but reading it on Hoopla this morning was totally spur-of-the-moment. It turned out to be one of the best random decisions I’ve made recently. This middle-grade ghost story is adorable […]

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Flying Alone: A Memoir by Beth Ruggiero York – A Review

Flying Alone: A Memoir by Beth Ruggiero York Non-Fiction | Memoir Self-Published Released September 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Note: I received a free copy of this book from FSB Associates in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion. Here’s a fun fact that very few people know about me:  I’m […]

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A Brief Guide to Mindfulness Meditation

Meditation is a relatively easy and completely free activity that has an incredible effect on your moods, anxiety, and stress levels. I discovered this about a decade ago, during a challenging summer when I was really depressed and randomly picked up a few books on Buddhism and meditation to read. A few years later, I […]

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Shuri, Vol. 1: The Search for Black Panther by Nnedi Okorafor – A Review

Shuri, Vol. 1: The Search for Black Panther by Nnedi Okorafor Illustrated by Leonardo Romero Coloring by Jordie Bellaire Comic Book | Science Fiction | Superheroes Published by Marvel Released May 7th, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I wanted to like this collection so badly, but it just… wasn’t good. When I saw that Marvel’s Shuri […]

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The Emperor’s Railroad by Guy Haley – A Review

The Emperor’s Railroad (Dreaming Cities #1) by Guy Haley Post-Apocalyptic | Fantasy Published by St. Martin’s Press Released April 19, 2016 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: My boyfriend often gets bored when we’re at the library. He’s not really a reader, so while I’m spending an exorbitant amount of time walking between the shelves, piling up books […]

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Autumn Colored Books – #SixforSunday

This is the second time this month that I’ve discovered weekly prompts hosted by other book bloggers. I love that this is a thing and will take any chance I get to participate in the bookish community. This morning I was reading Sarah Withers Blogs and came across her list of autumn-colored books. The post […]

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Who Says You’re Dead by Jacob M. Appel, MD – A Review

Who Says You’re Dead?: Medical & Ethical Dilemmas for the Curious & Concerned by Jacob M. Appel, M.D. Nonfiction | Medical | Ethics | Science Published by Algonquin Books Released October 8, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Note: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in […]

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Hawaii… in books

As part of Read Yourself Happy’s America…In Books feature, here are some of the best books set in Hawaii. Hawaii’s Story by Liliuokalani Goodreads | Amazon Let’s start with an important book. This non-fiction book was written by Hawaii’s last queen, Liliuokalani. She wrote this book after the area became incorporated as part of the United […]

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Quichotte by Salman Rushdie – A Review

Quichotte by Salman Rushdie Fiction | Contemporary | Magical Realism Published by Random House Released September 3rd, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Note: I received a free ARC of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinions. “Every quest takes place in both the sphere of […]

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A Hero Born by Jin Yong – A Review

A Hero Born (Legends of the Condor Heroes #1) by Jin Yong Fantasy | Martial Arts Translated from Chinese Published by St. Martin’s Press Released September 17, 2019 Originally Published in China in 1957 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Here’s a thing you guys should know about me: I tend to plan out hardcore, impossible-to-do ideas and […]

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