Should We Judge Books Before We Read Them?

Posted February 25, 2017 by Adalyn in Discussions / 11 Comments
Should We Judge Books Before We Read Them?

This is an ongoing topic around the book community. Should we judge books before we read them? And even more so, should we rate books before we read them? Now I will admit to judging books before reading them. I will read the description or a review or I’ll see somebody talking about it and I’ll start […]

Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

Posted February 23, 2017 by Adalyn in Historical Fiction / 5 Comments
Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee Rating: 4/5 stars Published: May 24, 2016 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Pages: 391 (hardcover) Series: Standalone Genre: Young Adult Historical Fiction Summary from Goodreads: San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty in Chinatown, and an education at St. Clare’s School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. Clare’s […]

Announcing GlitteringReads!

Posted February 12, 2017 by Adalyn in Etsy / 2 Comments
Announcing GlitteringReads!

Okay, you’re probably wondering what I mean by this because Glittering Reads is the name of my blog. But that’s not what I’m talking about. GlitteringReads is an Etsy shop where I sell handmade watercolor bookmarks with glitter and bookish quotes and sayings! All of my bookmarks are handmade, cut, painted, lettered, and designed with the […]

Bookish Merch for all Your Favorite Ships

Posted February 10, 2017 by Adalyn in Lists / 4 Comments
Bookish Merch for all Your Favorite Ships

Valentine’s Day is coming up next Tuesday, so in honor of that, I will be sharing bookish merch inspired by all your favorite ships. I love anything inspired by my favorite books, and even better, my favorite ships. Whether it be jewelry or candles, Feyre and Rhysand or Anna and Etienne, these items are perfect for booklovers. […]

January Wrap-Up and Haul

Posted February 4, 2017 by Adalyn in Hauls & Wrap-Ups / 8 Comments
January Wrap-Up and Haul

Wow, it feels like so long since I last wrote one of these posts. This past month has definitely been very busy. I haven’t had much time to read, or write any blog posts for that matter either. That’s mainly because I’ve been spending my time working on an exciting new project that I’ll be […]

Wintersong by S. Jae Jones was Not What I Expected

Posted February 2, 2017 by Adalyn in Fantasy / 2 Comments
Wintersong by S. Jae Jones was Not What I Expected

Wintersong by S. Jae Jones Rating: 3/5 stars Published: February 7, 2017 by Thomas Dunne Pages: 448 (hardcover) Series: Standalone Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Retelling Summary from Goodreads: Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell. All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the […]

Ten Things I Love

Posted January 11, 2017 by Adalyn in Lists / 13 Comments
Ten Things I Love

In honor of it being my birthday yesterday on January tenth, I thought I would share ten things I love. Now, there are quite a large number of things (that word really bothers me, so you know it won’t be on this last) that I could call my favorite, I want to share only ten. […]

A List of Cages by Robin Roe Broke my Heart

Posted January 9, 2017 by Adalyn in Contemporary / 6 Comments
A List of Cages by Robin Roe Broke my Heart

A List of Cages by Robin Roe Rating: 5/5 stars Published: January 10, 2017 by Disney-Hyperion Pages: 320 (hardcover) Series: Standalone Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Summary from Goodreads: When Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he’s got it made. Sure, it means a lot of […]

Books I Really Want to Read in 2017

Posted January 7, 2017 by Adalyn in Lists / 19 Comments
Books I Really Want to Read in 2017

There are so many new 2017 releases and previous releases that I have on my 2017 to read list. This year my goal is to read 85 books, so a bit lower than last year. I’ve come up with four different categories with a few books in each category that go alongside my goals of […]