Baby Chick’s Pick | Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family. Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from […]

2018 Reading Goals & Resolutions

Dear 2018 Wendy, Before I get into my goals for your upcoming year, I’m going to take a moment to remind you of the goals 2016 Wendy set for me.  I think it’s important I reflect on my own tasks, as how I did will greatly impact my hopes and dreams for you. Ready? My […]

2017 Beat the Backlist RESULTS!!

My first beat the backlist is under my belt, and honest I think I could have done much better. Of my planned reads, I only managed 6 books.  That is such a wimpy score!  Thankfully my list doesn’t look too bad, because I fluffed it up with surprise choices from my backlist.  Some of them […]

The 2017 Birdie Book Awards!

Can you believe it’s already December again?  I can’t stop thinking about how fast everything blew by! My 2017 blogging year was pretty darn good.  It was full of new friends, fantastic reads, and good conversation.  It also led up to my favorite post to create -The Birdie Awards! It’s hard to choose one book […]

2017 Goodreads Year in Books!

Another year down, another year of reading on Goodreads. I think this is my favorite Goodreads feature, simply because I love seeing my yearly book totals broken down.  I’m such a dork, but it’s like getting even more intimate with my reading year. I also love sharing my totals with you! I hope to see […]

Baby Chick’s Pick | The Diabolic by SJ Kincaid

Nemesis is a Diabolic. Created to protect a galactic Senator’s daughter, Sidonia. There’s no one Nemesis wouldn’t kill to keep her safe. But when the power-mad Emperor summons Sidonia to the galactic court as a hostage, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia. She must become her. Now one of the galaxy’s most dangerous weapons […]

2018 Beat the Backlist Challenge

I don’t feel like my 2017 Beat the Backlist challenge was very fruitful.  Not only did I fall off my list, I also stopped filling out the form to log my page count.  In 2018 I’m going to do much better.  That’s my goal anyway.  This is supposed to the asskicking I need to get […]

Early Bird Review | A Destiny of Dragons

A Destiny of Dragons is the sequel to The Lightning Struck Heart. The review may contain spoilers for book one. About the Book: Once upon a time, the wizard’s apprentice Sam of Wilds got his happily ever after in the arms of his cornerstone, Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart. A year has passed, and while Sam’s […]

Top Ten Tuesday | 10 Series I Need to Read!

10 Series I Need to Start Stop Putting Off I’ve been putting off writing this one because I couldn’t think of any series that I’ve been wanting to start, and haven’t.  Well, how wrong was I, because I wound up with about 30 to choose from.  I didn’t realize I’ve had my eye on so […]

The New Disney Princess Book Tag

I love Disney!  I love my Sunday Tags.  I’m also so happy that Zuky tagged me on her and Mandy’s original tag, The Disney Princess Tag.  Thanks for creating such a fun game, and for thinking of including me. Also, a big thank you to Not-So-Modern Girl for also tagging me. Please make sure you: […]

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway | Internet Famous

This book cover was what lured me in. It’s so cute! And then of course it’s about blogging, fandoms, and the evil that is the Trolls. When I saw this blog tour I knew I had to join. Thank you to The Fantastic Flying Book Club for hosting this Blog Tour, and letting me join […]

Top Ten Tuesday | Amazing Fathers

10 Amazing Fictional Fathers! I’ve heard a lot of people say that Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are just Hallmark holidays, and I strongly disagree.  I feel like dismissing the nationwide holiday is to dismiss everything that a good parent does.  We should have day that honors their hard work. I’ve also heard people say […]

Review | A Gathering of Shadows

About the Book: It has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Prince Rhy was wounded, and since the nefarious Dane twins of White London fell, and four months since the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body […]

Get to Know Me Tag

This is an interesting tag.  It’s not at all about books, which is a change, and I love that we get to know more about each other personally, as individuals. Thank you to Katlyn from Everything Under the Sun for tagging me.  (And I’m sorry it took me so long to get to it!) Vital Stats: Name: […]

From Birdie’s Flock | Amanda Banana Picks 5

Welcome to our second round of ‘From Birdie’s Flock’!  I have to admit, this is one of my favorite features.  I love seeing what my friends and family comes up with. This time I’d like to welcome back Amanda Banana, who you may or may not remember from this Halloween Post, where she discussed her favorite scary […]

Rapid Fire Book Tag

I was actually tagged by Reads, Rhythms, and Ruminations to do this one way back in March, and I pushed it back for other tags.  It’s not that I don’t like this tag, it’s more that back then (in March) I felt like I did one that was similar so I wanted to get some […]

May 2017 Recap & What’s Coming Next

This month I really struggled with where to put my reads on the ratings list.  You see, rarely is a book exactly 5 stars, sometimes it’s only a 4.75… close enough to 5 that it shouldn’t be lumped in with the 4 star reads.  I’m honest to a fault.  I couldn’t say they were all […]

Top Ten Tuesday | Wanna read, in the Second Half!

I don’t know why it’s always so hard for me to come up with 10 books that I’m looking forward to.  There are so many books that I want to read, but most of them already come out or come out in 2018. So, anyway, here’s six of the books I’m most excited for.  Hopefully […]

Hatch Day Review | Symbols

About the Book: Violence is hard to escape because of the scars it leaves—on the body, the mind, and the heart. Small, skinny, and timid, Matt is the school’s punching bag. He suffers in silence and holds no hope anyone will come to his aid. The last thing on his mind is finding someone special. […]

The Greek Gods Book Tag

  I’m so excited to do this tag!  I’ve always loved the Greek Myths, and tried to soak up everything about them.  Even the pop culture stuff, like Xena and Hercules… I was addicted. I was especially excited that Zuky tagged me in this, as it’s her original tag.  It’s so unique and interesting.  So […]

Early Bird Review | Heels Over Head

About the Book: Jeremy Reeve is one of the best divers in the world, and he’s worked hard to get where he is. He intends to keep pushing himself with one very clear goal in mind: winning gold at the summer Olympics in two years. That medal might be the only way to earn his […]

The Blogger Aesthetic Award

I’ve been looking at this award on everyone else’s blog and praying I got tagged/nominated.  Thank you so much, Meghan!  I was so excited for the tag! All of you should go visit her at Whimsical Explorations & Reviews! I also have to thank the creator, Liam at Hey Ashers, for creating something so unique […]

Waiting on Wednesday | Heroine Worship

Heroine Worship by Sarah Kuhn (Release Date: July 4th, 2017) About the Book: Once upon a time, Aveda Jupiter (aka Annie Chang) was demon-infested San Francisco’s most beloved superheroine, a beacon of hope and strength and really awesome outfits. But all that changed the day she agreed to share the spotlight with her best friend and former assistant […]

Newly Hatched Review | Shelter the Sea

About the Book: Some heroes wear capes. Some prefer sensory sacks. Emmet Washington has never let the world define him, even though he, his boyfriend, Jeremey, and his friends aren’t considered “real” adults because of their disabilities. When the State of Iowa restructures its mental health system and puts the independent living facility where they […]

The Bookish Courtship Tag

Thanks so much to That Wild Soul for tagging me in this one. There aren’t any rules, just have fun! Phase 1: Initial attraction: a book that you bought because of the cover I’m so glad this one turned out well.  I LOVE this cover, and the entire hardcover book, so if it had been terrible […]