Top Ten Tuesday: In Which it Is Described How My Enjoyment of Certain Books Has Changed Over Time…Or Not

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature from the book lovers over at The Broke and the Bookish. So I sort of struggled with today's topic, which was 10 books that you've changed your opinion about over time. I have to be honest, my opinion of books doesn't usually change all that much. In fact, … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: In Which it Is Described How My Enjoyment of Certain Books Has Changed Over Time…Or Not

Series Challenge #1: The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

  The first completed series on my list was one I read for book club. Our reading list for the year includes 4 trilogies, and this was the first one up. Series Breakdown: Books in Order: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant Favorite Book: Divergent Genres/Keywords: science fiction, young adult, dystopic My Average Rating: 3.33 What These Books … Continue reading Series Challenge #1: The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

Baking for Bookworms: Chocolate cake from Veronica Roth’s Divergent

I’ll be doing a separate post soon about my thoughts on Veronica Roth’s Divergent series, but for now, let’s get cooking! Or baking. Whichever you prefer. The first mention of chocolate cake happens during visiting day, which doesn’t occur in the movie, but basically it’s a time for the family members to officially say goodbye … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: Chocolate cake from Veronica Roth’s Divergent

Women Writers Reading Challenge #64: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

It took me a while to finish this book because I accidentally left it at my parents' house. And did I mention I only had 60 pages left? This is an interesting twist on a beloved fairy tale replete with cyborgs and inter-species love. As you know, I love a good fairy tale adaptation. The … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #64: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Women Writer’s Reading Challenge #58: Abandon by Meg Cabot

I've probably mentioned before that I am a big Meg Cabot fan. In fact, I'm rereading all the Princess Diaries books now so that I can read the final book in the series (Royal Wedding), which just recently came out (this year? last year?). So when I found out that Cabot had written an adaptation of … Continue reading Women Writer’s Reading Challenge #58: Abandon by Meg Cabot

Women Writers Reading Challenge #55: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park may well be the most moving story that I've read in a long time. Rainbow Rowell handles the exhilarations and complications of young love deftly and sensitively, knowing that while these relationships may be short lived, they're every bit as real as the ones undertaken by older adults. Eleanor's living situation, while … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #55: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Women Writers Reading Challenge #50: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Yes. That word just about sums up this book. I finished this book in a single sitting, and as you probably know if you read my Top Ten Tuesday bookish habits I've quit post...that hasn't happened in a really long time. The last time it happened, I was reading Andrea di Robilant's book Chasing the Rose, well … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #50: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo