Our Frail Disordered Lives by Mary M. Schmidt – A Review

The Book Our Frail Disordered Lives by Mary M. Schmidt Horror | Supernatural Published by Lulu Released May 16, 2018 Goodreads Author Links: Website | Twitter | Instagram Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review Synopsis Roach is […]

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GUEST POST: 7 Chinese Books in the Last 70 Years from Meonicorn

For the #readtheworldchina challenge, the amazing Meonicorn of The Bookish Land has written a guest post about 7 Chinese Books of the past 70 years. I love Meonicorn’s blog and Youtube channel, so definitely go check her out for some amazing content and book recommendations.  The Bookish Land YouTube Twitter Instagram 7 Chinese Books in […]

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Tom Baker has written a new Doctor Who novel!

Are you a Doctor Who fan? Are you ready for some very exciting news? Tom Baker, aka the Fourth Doctor, has written a new Doctor Who novel based on an idea he’s had since the 1970s! It’s called Scratchman and it’s due to be released on January 24, 2019. You best believe I already have this thing pre-ordered! After […]

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Amazon Kindle Cyber Monday Deals

Holy cow, today is the perfect day to fill up your Amazon Kindle. For Cyber Monday, Amazon has marked down over 350(!) titles up to 80% off, and there are some gems. Here are some of the best: Favorites Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi American Gods by Neil Gaiman The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu […]

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Why Journaling is Good for You and Tips for Getting Started

I recently had a doctor’s appointment regarding my severe anxiety and worsening depression, and the doctor suggested something I’ve heard a billion times: keeping a daily journal. Over the course of my thirty-one years, I’ve tried so many times to get into the habit of keeping a diary, but I inevitably stop doing it after […]

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Mystery Blogger Award

Thank you to Lori for tagging me to do this! WHAT IS MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD? “Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also […]

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Grimenna by N.K. Blazevic – A Review

The Book Grimenna by N.K. Blazevic Goodreads Published by EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing Released March 5, 2018 Obtained through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble Synopsis It was in the great forest Grimenna that the first spirits were born, created from the beliefs of men and nourished […]

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The Early Chinese Empires: Qin and Han by Mark Edward Lewis – A Review

The Book The Early Chinese Empires – Qin and Han (History of Imperial China Book 1) by Mark Edward Lewis Goodreads Published by Harvard University Press Released June 30, 2009 Buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ThriftBooks | Books-a-Million Synopsis This book focuses on the history of the Qin and Han dynasties in early Chinese […]

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My Book Bucket List

There are a lot of books that have been on my To-Be-Read list for years, but I haven’t been able to bring myself to actually reading them yet. In most cases, my procrastination in getting around to them is due to size or the number of books in the series, or just the sheer density […]

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Holiday Gift Guide – Harry Potter Edition

The holidays are coming up fast, and so many people are already starting their gift shopping. Shopping for your bookish friends (and yourself!) is fun, so here are some great gift ideas for the Harry Potter lover in your life! A Gryffindor Scarf  to keep you cozy this winter The Harry Potter Illustrated Collection These […]

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New Releases for the Week of November 13, 2018

There are so many interesting books coming out today, so the list is a wee bit longer than normal. Let’s get right into it: Becoming by Michelle Obama I’ve been eagerly anticipating this memoir by our former First Lady. I’m not afraid to admit that I was a Michelle Obama fangirl while Barack was in office. […]

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A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir – A Review

“Curse this world for what it does to the mothers, for what it does to the daughters. Curse it for making us strong through loss and pain, our hearts torn from our chests again and again. Curse it for forcing us to endure.”  The Book A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir Published by Razorbill, […]

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The Greek Gods Book Tag

Time for another book tag! This one was created by Zuky at Book Bum, and I first saw it on Lori’s Bookshelf Reads. The images used are from Book Bum with Zuky’s permission. ZEUS: KING OF THE GODS – YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK Although I generally consider my favorite book to be Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, I […]

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The Four Chinese Classics

This is part of Read Yourself Happy’s #readtheworld series. Every other month, a new country will be selected, and we’ll examine literature and culture for that location. If you would like to participate this month, use the hashtag #readtheworldchina. When you start learning about Chinese literature, you will undoubtedly come across the Four Chinese Classics […]

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Carl Sagan Day

Carl Sagan should be remembered for a number of reasons, but most importantly for how he made average, non-scientist citizens care deeply for the sciences of astronomy and physics. The television series based on his book, Cosmos, was ground-breaking and is still important today. Since Carl Sagan was born on November 9th, 1934, the date has […]

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The Five Ws Book Tag

It’s been a while since I’ve done a book tag, and this one looked like fun! This tag was created by Shyla at Words & Stitches, and I found it via The Bibliophagist. WHO | WHO IS AN AUTHOR YOU’D LOVE TO HAVE A ONE-ON-ONE WITH? This one is easy: Neil Gaiman. He’s been one […]

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A Quick Life Update

For the past couple of weeks, you may have noticed that I haven’t been posting as much as I normally would. My goal for this blog was to post something at least once a day since there are always things to talk about in the book world. That is still my goal, and one that […]

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Foundations of Chinese Civilization by Jing Liu – A Review

“After 17,434 disasters, 3,791 wars, 663 emperors, and 95 dynasties, the 5,000-year-old Chinese civilization marches on.” The Book Foundations of Chinese Civilization: The Yellow Emperor to the Han Dynasty (2697 BCE – 220 CE) by Jing Liu Released May 31, 2016 Published by Stone Bridge Press Goodreads Author links: Facebook Synopsis Foundations of Chinese Civilizations is the history […]

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Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson – A Review

The Book Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, with art by Emily Carroll Published by Farrar Straus Giroux Released February 6, 2018 Goodreads Author Links: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Tumblr Artist Links: Website | Twitter | Synopsis This book is the graphic novel adaptation of the novel, Speak. It’s about a […]

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A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir – A Review

“When the fear takes over, use the only thing more powerful, more indestructible, to fight it: your spirit. Your heart.” The Book A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir Published by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Released August 30, 2016 Goodreads Author: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | Goodreads | Facebook | Pinterest Read My Review of An Ember in the Ashes Synopsis A Torch Against the […]

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Read the World Challenge: China

I’ve been looking for a massive reading challenge to undertake. A few months ago, I decided that I wanted to read a book from every country, which in itself is pretty daunting, as there are 195 officially recognized countries in the world. I’m taking it a little further though. One of the personality traits that […]

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October Wrap-Up

Here’s a quick run-down of Read Yourself Happy during the month of October. Books Here is the list of books I finished in October. Some of the books at the top of the list I actually started in September but finished in October. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi – Probably the best book I […]

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October OwlCrate Unboxing!

October was the first month in my subscription of OwlCrate, and it was a wonderful surprise! I loved every single item I received, and I can’t wait to read both of the books that were included. In case you haven’t heard of OwlCrate, it is a monthly young adult book subscription box. Each box includes […]

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12 Exciting New Book Releases for the Week of October 30, 2018

Elevation by Stephen King I grew up loving Stephen King’s books, so anytime a new one is released (which is often) I immediately add it to my TBR list. This one is about a man named Scott Carey, who has a mysterious affliction. He’s losing weight, although he doesn’t look any different on the outside. How […]

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