ARC Review: “I Really Didn’t Think This Through” by Beth Evans

I’m going to give myself a pat on the back for blogging consecutively for the past few days. 🙂 *pat pat, pat pat* I have a small stack of ARCs that I had planned to read a while… Alas, that didn’t happen. But since I’m on summer break, I hope to catch up.

This book was sent to me by the author. Thank you, Beth! All quotes are taken directly from the ARC and may change in the final copy.

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Mini Review: “Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I’m not sure what to say about this small book outside that I think everyone should read it. Many of my sentiments about We Should All Be Feminists can also be expressed here, though this book is definitely more personal for Adichie, as she addresses this book to a friend who asked the question, “How can I raise my daughter feminist?”

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Mini Review: “We Should All Be Feminists” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

It’s not widely known that Adichie is one of my favorite non-YA writers. I read Purple Hibiscus when I was an undergrad and fell in love. As I grew older, I devoured her other books like Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun. All these books touch on subjects and explore cultures I know very little about, so when I read Adichie’s books, it’s a learning experience as well. We Should All Be Feminists is not an exception.

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ARC Review: “Victoria: The Queen” by Julia Baird

Oh heavens me, I never feature a non-fiction book here! You guys know I’m a stickler for YA but when a e-galley about one of my favorite British queens popped up, I had to request a copy and I was EXCITED to be approved!

I have come out of my hidey-hole to review this book since the release date will be upon us soon!

Thanks to and Random House for providing a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review!

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Review: “Hyperbole and a Half” by Allie Brosh

My husband kept asking me one day if I knew who Allie Brosh was, but I kept telling him I didn’t know and wondered why he continued to ask. Well, I had heard of “Hyperbole and a Half” but I didn’t know it was such a widely popular web comic series. He mentioned seeing her on an MTG documentary and also on Will Wheaton’s Tabletop videos on YouTube so I thought I’d go ahead and look Brosh up. Alas! When I saw she had a book out, I thought, “Yes! I will get it and read it and it will be hilarious!”

And it is, guys. It really is.

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Weekend Book Haul (Part 1)

Happy Monday!

After a week of spring break, I’m back at work today. I won’t get another break until July when I’m off the entire month! Gosh, I love working for a school district. It means I get almost all of the breaks that the students get. It’s a lifesaver, really because they always seem to come at a time when you really need them. 🙂

Anywho, a few weeks ago, I put myself on a book buying ban to save up money for the North Texas Teen Book Festival at the end of April. Unfortunately, I broke the ban this past weekend because I got a bunch of coupons to Half-Priced Books (which has now become one of my favorite bookstores). Monday of last week through Sunday (yesterday), I received coupons, ranging from 20% – 50% off an item. I took advantage of the 40% and 50% off coupons to buy a few books that have been sitting on my “to buy” list for a long while now.

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