Today’s discussion is also the blog challenge for day six of the biannual bibliothon. Today’s challenge is hosted by Gabi from A Bookish Gal and the challenge is to discuss your most memorable/favorite book from 2017.

I read some great books in 2017, but there is one book that stands out from them all, and that book is A List of Cages by Robin Roe, and I’m sure my followers are getting tired of me discussing it. Representation is something that is so important in the book community, EVERYONE deserves to see themselves represented in a book, and represented well. The reason why A List of Cages is such a memorable book for me is that it is the first book I ever saw myself represented well in. I wrote a blog post about why this book is so important to me, and I wrote another blog post discussing the lack of one of the things in the book, I’m not gonna say what it is because if there are people who haven’t read the book yet, I don’t want them to be spoiled. While the two main characters are both males, and I am female, I was still able to connect with them and I found myself being able to relate to them. When you finally find that book that you can see yourself in, it’s really hard to forget that book.


*Spoiler Alert* If you have not read By Your Side by Kasie West this post will contain spoilers.

Today is day five of the Biannual Bibliothon and today’s challenge is hosted by Rayna from Reader Rayna. The challenge is to take a scene that doesn’t have any magic in it and add magic.

For this challenge, I decided that I would pick a scene from a recent read, By Your Side by Kasie West.

“The library was too big, and needed more bathrooms, I decided by the time I made it there. I pushed open the heavy wooden door and quickly found a stall.”

Rewrite: As Autumn was walking through the library to the bathroom, thinking that the library needed more of them, a few suddenly appeared along the corridor, as if the walls could hear her thoughts. At first, she was puzzled by the sudden appearance of more bathrooms, but at the same time, she was quite pleased that more had appeared so she didn’t have to walk too far to get to the other bathroom. She wondered what else would magically appear if she thought it.


*Spoiler Alert:* If you have not read Whichwood yet, I would suggest not reading this post as it will contain spoilers. I will also include a short excerpt from the scene.

Today is day 3 of the Biannual Bibliothon and today’s blog challenge is hosted by Jenica from Firewhiskey Reader and the challenge is to describe a wintery scene and I want to be in it.

I could go with the clichés and pick a scene from Harry Potter or The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, but I’m not going to. I’m going to pick a scene from Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi.

So, I picked the opening scene from Whichwood. It’s a cold quiet night, everything is still, the earth is sleeping, and snow is gently falling. It isn’t winter yet, but it will be soon.

I picked the opening scene from Whichwood because when I was reading it, I just got this cozy feeling, and it really is the perfect wintery scene. The scene made me feel warm, and not cold. There’s something calming about the opening scene.

Here is the opening: “Infant snow drifted in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep sound slumber, and oh, winter was fast approaching.”- Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi

#ReReadIt Challenge



This year I decided that I wanted to make my own reading challenge for 2017.  This challenge is quite easy as it is will take place over the whole year.  The challenge: re-read one book every month.  The books don’t have to be huge, and they can be your favorite books from your childhood.  The only requirement is that books have to be at least 120 pages.  This will also challenge you to find the balance between re-reading books and reading more recent titles, and yes, finding the balance can be done.  I also highly suggest creating a TBR, which should help you stay on track.  If there are books that you would like to re-read but don’t have them in your possession, I strongly discourage you from purchasing them and instead borrowing them from your local library.  If you have books that you have been wanting to re-read for whatever reason, but keep putting that re-read on the back burner this challenge is definitely for you!  If you are interested in joining please use the sign-up sheet below my TBR.  Sign ups close on December 31st as the challenge starts January 1st.

Please note that December has more than one re-read, as December is the month where I ALWAYS re-read the Harry Potter Series.  Also, if you would like to re-read more than one book a month, December is the only month you may do so and that is to re-read Harry Potter.

My re-read it TBR:

January- Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

February-The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien

March-Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien

April- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

May- Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

June- Heidi by Johanna Spyri

July- Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

August- Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

September- Moneyball by Michael Lewis

October The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

November- Stuart Little by E.B. White

December- The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling


Before signing up, please make sure you have your TBR post ready.  I don’t know if you can go back and edit your entry!

Blogging From A to Z April Challenge Wrap-Up

I really enjoyed doing this challenge, and it really was a challenge.  The most challenging thing about this was figuring out what to write for each letter.  Some letters were easier, while others required some more thought. Another challenge was commenting on other posts.  I tried to comment on posts that I could easily relate to.  I decided not to do a theme for this challenge, I thought it would be more fun to just do posts on somewhat random things.

My favorite part of the challenge was finding new blogs to follow.  It’s always fun finding new blogs where you love the content and can relate to most of it.  I found a lot of blogs using the pinned Facebook posts where bloggers commented the links to blogs for the corresponding letter.  I felt that this was a really good way to find other blogs.  My other favorite thing about the challenge was creating mini conversations when commenting on other blogs.

My only wish, is that more people commented on my posts along with liking them.  I really appreciated getting likes on my posts, however it would have been more helpful if people commented what they liked about my posts.  I’m definitely considering doing this challenge again next year, it was something fun and different.