Top 5 Tuesday | Birdie’s 2018 Five Star Predictions!

I like predicting what upcoming reads are going to be 5 stars!  I think I’m pretty good at it, especially when it’s series/authors I know I already love, which is going to be most of the list. Here are my 2018 picks for five star reads! Top 5 Tuesday was started by Shanah at Bionic […]

Top 5 Tuesday | Books I Hated but others Didn’t!

Writing this up felt very familiar… maybe I’ve done something similar before.  If so, I’m totally writing it up again! Here are five books that are super popular, but I can’t get behind them even though I really wanna! Top 5 Tuesday was started by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm! The Rook by Daniel O’Malley […]

Discussion Post | Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews

Magic Rises is one of the most important books in the Kate Daniels saga, I think.  So much changes and happens, both the good and the bad, and it’s so fast paced that you finish before you know it.  It was the perfect book to bring back the topic questions in our discussion, because we […]

Book Report Day! The Hating Game

Sharing a good book with friends is one of the best part of being a reader!  So when my friend Jenn came up with the idea buddy reading The Hating Game, I jumped all over it. I got especially excited when she came up with the idea of writing up an elementary school book report […]

Flights of Fancy | A Rose by Any Other Name?

I’ve realized something about myself lately, and I’m finding it a little bit alarming.  I need to know if I’m the only one out there with this affliction! I struggle to remember the names of characters when I’m not actively reading the book!  The second I put the book down, I struggle to remember the […]

Top 5 Tuesday | Books I Lo- erm, LIKED but others Didn’t

I have a shameful secret… ready?? I’m very average in my tastes.  I tend to enjoy the books everyone enjoys.  I can’t think of one unpopular book I loved but I can think of some I liked… So, I’m going looser this week.  I will be curious to see what everyone else chooses. Next week’s […]

Waiting on Wednesday | Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff

Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff Nevernight #3 Fantasy Tor Books | October 2nd, 2018 About the Book:  A ruthless young assassin’s journey for revenge comes to an end in the conclusion of this epic fantasy trilogy. The Nevernight Chronicle is a complex fantasy series about Mia Corvere, a kick-butt, flawed heroine who trains as an assassin […]

Top 5 Tuesday | 5 Fantasies that Need a Prequel

I’ve realized today that I don’t really wish for a prequel in any genre other than forms of Fantasy. There’s something about the start of some Fantasy novels that begs the question, ‘how did we get here?’  I don’t think any of these would be books with a happy ending, but I think I’d still […]

Blog Posts I Loved in March

This is one of my favorite monthly posts.  I missed this post last month, so I’m glad I was able to start visiting again, even if I only had a couple weeks to do it.  I think spreading the love is one of the best parts of blogging. Thanks so much, Kristin at Kristin Kraves Books, […]

Discussion Post | Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews

We’re really in the thick of it now with Magic Slays. It’s halfway through the series, and the story is moving quickly now with established relationships and characters.  Angie and love some, and we dislike some, and it always makes for an interesting conversation. Read on to find out how we felt about book 5 […]

Top 5 Tuesday | 5 Contemporary Characters Who’d Win Survivor!

I thought I’d keep this season of Survivor fair by going with just regular ole characters from contemporary books.  No assassins, no wizards… just athletes, teenagers, and regular ole humans. I think it made it even more fun. Top 5 Tuesday was started by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm! Ryan Wesley Him & Us by […]

Top 5 Tuesday | 5 Contemporary!

I know so many of you may chuckle at me, because I’ve talked about a lot of these so many times.  I can’t help it.  I feel like this is calling for my favorites, and so I have be honest.  These are an array of my favorites. Top 5 Tuesday was started by Shanah at […]

Book vs Movie | Love, Simon

It’s the age old question asked by any film or print fan around the planet. I know how many times I’ve been asked, ‘why would you read that, they made a movie?’ Obviously it’s because the book is always better. But is it really? Goodreads Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save […]

Top 5 Tuesday | 5 Excellent Hype Books

I perpetually run from overly hyped books, so it wasn’t easy to come up with five.  I also noticed that most of them tend to be Fantasy, so when I do get bold it tends to only be in that genre. I have a feeling these may be on a few of our lists today. […]

Waiting on Wednesday | Running with Lions by Julian Winters

Running with Lions by Julian Winters YA LGBT Contemporary Duet Books | June 7th 2018 About the Book:  Bloomington High School Lions’ star goalie, Sebastian Hughes, should be excited about his senior year: His teammates are amazing and he’s got a coach who doesn’t ask anyone to hide their sexuality. But when his estranged childhood […]

Top 5 Tuesday | 5 Authors I Want to Meet

Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is all about authors you want to meet.  I’ve realized over the last few years that authors just don’t travel to Michigan, so basically this feels like a pipe dream because I never travel out of Michigan. Still, here are 5 of my favorite authors that I would love to see at a […]

Discussion Post | Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews

It’s time for our next Kate Daniels discussion, Magic Bleeds. Magic Bleeds is where it all changes for Kate and The Pack. Kate begins to trust, because Curran proves how much he cares for her, and everything begins to change. This is the second half of our conversation, and you don’t want to miss the […]

Top 5 Tuesday | 5 Bookish Peeves

This week is bookish pet peeves, and I wasn’t sure if that meant peeves in the care of books or peeves in the plot choices.  I decided to go with plot choices… for no particular reason. It’s just what popped in my head first! I originally had this idea that I would include ‘when it […]

Waiting on Wednesday | A Wish Upon the Stars

A Wish Upon the Stars by TJ Klune M/M Fantasy Dreamspinner Press | March 2018 About the Book:  Nearly a year ago, blinded by grief and betrayal, Sam of Wilds made a desperate decision to follow the Great White into the Dark Woods. Now, he emerges to a world changed. The City of Lockes is […]

Top 5 Tuesday | 5 Happy Reads

Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is a freebie, and due to my reading choices right now I’ve decided to do 5 books that make me happy.  I’m all about the reads that make me feel light and airy.  I want to feel good the entire time, and I want to laugh.  Those were my requirements. Putting […]

Flights of Fancy | Big News for Birdie

I’m normally of the opinion that bloggers don’t usually notice when someone we’re following hasn’t posted, or commented, in a while.  We’re so caught up in visiting others, working on our own, and dealing with our real world that it may not jump right out at us when someone disappears.  It doesn’t mean we don’t […]

Top 5 Tuesday | I Will Go Down with these Ships!

I’ve been looking forward to this week’s Top 5 Tuesday! I love talking about my favorite relationships, and I can’t wait to see what everyone else picked too! Oddly enough, I’ve just realized that I didn’t choose any YA stories at all.  There have been YA ships I’ve adored, but maybe (seeing as I’m 38) […]

Discussion Post | Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

Welcome to our next Kate Daniels discussion, Magic Strikes, Kate Daniels #3.  Magic Strikes is my favorite book of the series, and I had so much fun revisiting it in preparation for the release of the Kate Daniels conclusion.  I know Angie Elle and I are both enjoying our reread, and I hope you guys are enjoying […]