Tuesday Tidbit: My Latest Book Haul

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It’s Tuesday again and I thought today I’d share the books I’ve bought recently! I have been on a bit of a book buying ban the last month, because I needed to give my bank account a break 😉 However, a bookworm can only hold off for so long. And since I’ve been to a bigger city nearby twice in the last week, I was able to visit the glorious landmark known as Barnes and Noble. Did I mention twice? In one week? It sounds too good to be true. So! Look below to see the newest editions to my shelf!


My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows. 

I really wanted to get this book because a good friend of mine @booksalamode on Instagram, just finished this book and she raved about how funny it is! And I also love The Princess Bride, and it’s been compared to that story as well. Plus, I love the creativity here. Taking a tragic part of history and giving it a new ending? I’m hope Lady Jane Grey would be proud.

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Review: Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

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I’ve been a bit on the busy side lately, so I apologize that my posting has suffered! But I’ve been finding little bits of time to get some solid reading in, which means a couple more review to come soon. 😉

Today, my review will be a short one about the first book in The White Rabbit Chronicles series, Alice in Zombieland. Here is the Goodreads page where you can read all about it. Now, if you love Alice in Wonderland and scifi like I do, you’re probably thinking this book sounds like the bombest of the bomb. A retelling of Alice falling down a zombie hole? Heck yes! However, that’s not really what this book was about. I read in another review on Goodreads that your expectations of this book can make it or break it for you. And I think that’s pretty true. The synopsis of this book is fairly vague, so it allows your imagination to run away with the title and create a world where a new Alice falls into an undead world of zombies and mayhem. At least, mine did. What my imagination didn’t expect was a story about a new Alice who lives in a completely mundane world, until her family is killed and she begins seeing zombie “spirits” that only a few other people can. Now, it’s not that I didn’t enjoy this novel, it’s that the actual plot just didn’t line up in my mind like I thought it would. Which made the first bit of the book kind of disappointing, if I’m honest. So, if you are interested in this book, be prepared for more of an urban fantasy than a twisty scifi. But since I did enjoy this book, let’s get into the good parts!

To start off, I really enjoyed Alice’s character. She was sassy and pretty kick-ass, even in

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Wisdom Wednesday 

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While this is primarily a book blog and I love my books, I also love looking through Pinterest some days and reading the quotes and lovely snippets, so I decided I’d share some of my favorites with you guys and call it my Wisdom Wednesday. I’m not sure if that’s already a tag line that’s being used on Wednesdays, but if it is, feel free to comment the other people who originated it! 🙂 These types of posts will include things I find inspirational, poetic, or all-around  enjoyable to read. As all book lovers know, sometimes it only takes a small piece of beautiful writing to make us swoon.

These bits of wisdom will be posted from my Pinterest boards (the link to my Pinterest account is in my About page if you’d like to follow!) using the edits I found. If an edit or bit of writing is mine, I’ll let you guys know 🙂 Otherwise, the only credit I get is rounding them up and sharing them!

So, without further ado: Wisdom Wednesday!

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Book Talk: Pre-Ordering 

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Okay, so I was all set to do a Tidbit yesterday (it was Tuesday, after all), but I woke up and the Internet wasn’t working! And since we are a generation of techy people, it was a serious bummer 😂 I live out in the country, so the only things around me are fields of grass and cows. Not cell towers. Which means my phone internet is spotty and basically useless. The downside of remote locations! It did eventually get fixed and here I am. 😊 So, no harm done! I actually got a bit of reading in, too.

Since it’s no longer Tuesday, I thought I’d just turn my idea into a book talk, and discuss preordering with you!

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ARC Review: Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg

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I have another review for you guys today! I was looking at the website Netgalley the other day because used to use the website a fair bit until a few months ago. At that time I’d requested and received a couple books I ended up not finishing cause I didn’t really like them. Since I didn’t finish them, I also didn’t review them. Which if you’ve ever used Netgalley, you know is a bad thing. The whole point is to receive advanced copies of books in exchange for reviews. So, I haven’t shown my face around that website in awhile. 😉 But decided to go back, because I really likd it! I thought I’d try to make myself seem like less of a schmuck by downloading a couple “read now” books (these are books you don’t need the publisher’s approval to receive. They are there for the downloading if you have an account with Netgalley) and review those, so publishers know I’m back in the game.

Anyway, long story short, the first book I chose was Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg, the same author who write the Paper Magicians trilogy. I really want to read those books too, but that’s another topic.  This book  was listed as an adult fantasy novel, which seemed interesting, and I also love the cover. The description made this book sound whimsical and magical. Sort of a fun fairytale type of story. It’s about a woman who has no memory of her past or heritage, but can bake emotions into her pastries. She can make you feel strong, loved, happy, hopefully, and lots of other things by infusing her magic into your morning muffin. Now, I’m a small-time baker, so I loved this concept from the beginning. If you’d like to read the entire book synopsis, click here for the Goodreads page.

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ARC Review: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

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I posted a few days ago about winning an ARC of It Ends With Us and how I was so excited to read it, as I’d never read a Colleen Hoover book before. Now that I’ve read it, I’m wondering if her books come in a boxset or something, because I loved this book so much. Since I received this book in a contest and not in exchange for a review, I won’t include any spoilers. Especially since this book hasn’t been released yet. 😉

If you don’t know what this book is about, here is the synopsis from Goodreads and click here to visit the Goodreads page:

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Review: The Last Star by Rick Yancey

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I finished reading The Last Star two days ago. This book is the third and finally book in The 5th Wave trilogy. If you don’t know what The 5th Wave is about, here is the Goodreads page. There is also a movie adapted from the first book. I saw it and liked it pretty well. I felt the movie left out a lot of the humor and intrigue/mystery, which were two of the aspects I loved most about the book. However, I liked the casting (Hello Evan Walker, you sexy thing) and they didn’t  deviate from the storyline too excessively. But I’m getting off track, cause this wasn’t meant to be a movie review. But now it kind of is 😂 Oh well.

So, my point up there was supposed to be that I absolutely loved the first book in this trilogy, and that the second book was just okay. I’ve got to hand it to these books though, because they’ll keep you guessing about what you believe up until the last page. Since I didn’t love the second book and the plot twists it took, I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this final installment. I was worried the ending would be rushed or wouldn’t offer me closure. The book also isn’t very long, which had me even more worried. However, I’ve gotta tell you guys, I loved the whole book.

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