Looking Ahead – This Month’s TBR List

Looking Ahead Meme

Okay, real talk, how is the start of spring coming up this month? Is anyone else in awe that we’re already 3 months into 2018?

The lovely Tina over at Reading Between the Pages is hosting this fun meme to share your month’s reading goals. To meet some new bloggers and maybe some new titles, go check it out!

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Tag: 3 Days, 3 Quotes | Day Three

It’s Friday! Welcome to my final day of the fun 3 Quotes, 3 Days tag that I’ve been participating in thanks to the lovely Jasmine (Jasmine’s Reading Blog). Thanks again for the tag!

Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day

Quote #3

“You can’t tell people what to be, I’m afraid,” said Rosie. “You can only love and support who they already are.” 

~ Laurie Frankel

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Tag: 3 Quotes, 3 Days | Day Two

Happy Thursday, all!

I was recently tagged by the lovely Jasmine (Jasmine’s Reading Blog) to take a stab at the fun 3 Quotes, 3 Days tag that’s making its rounds. Thanks again for the love!

Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day

Quote #2

But sometimes, unexpectedly, grief pounded over me in waves that left me gasping; and when the waves washed back, I found myself looking out over a brackish wreck which was illumined in a light so lucid, so heartsick and empty, that I could hardly remember that the world had ever been anything but dead.

~ Donna Tartt

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Review: The French Girl

Title: The French Girl

Author: Lexie Elliott

Genre: Mystery, Fiction

Publication Date: February 20, 2018

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3 stars)


They were six university students from Oxford–friends and sometimes more than friends–spending an idyllic week together in a French farmhouse. It was supposed to be the perfect summer getaway–until they met Severine, the girl next door.

For Kate Channing, Severine was an unwelcome presence, her inscrutable beauty undermining the close-knit group’s loyalties amid the already simmering tensions. And after a huge altercation on the last night of the holiday, Kate knew nothing would ever be the same. There are some things you can’t forgive, and there are some people you can’t forget, like Severine, who was never seen again.

Now, a decade later, the case is reopened when Severine’s body is found in the well behind the farmhouse. Questioned along with her friends, Kate stands to lose everything she’s worked so hard to achieve as suspicion mounts around her. Desperate to resolve her own shifting memories and fearful she will be forever bound to the woman whose presence still haunts her, Kate finds herself buried under layers of deception with no one to set her free.
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Monthly Wrap-Up: February 2018

Monthly Wrap-Up Meme

As yet another month draws to a close, I’m looking back and reflecting on what I got accomplished. Today marks two weeks that I’ve been blogging, and I’m so grateful for all of you that have come along to join me for this crazy ride!

I’m hoping to get in the habit of doing a monthly wrap-up to summarize the books I read, updates on any challenges I’m participating in, and any other exciting tidbits I can think to provide. So, without further ado …

What I Read

This month, I tackled 12 books and had a lot of fun!



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Tag: 3 Quotes, 3 Days | Day One

Happy Wednesday! How is it already the end of February? Can anyone else not believe that?

I was recently tagged by the lovely Jasmine (Jasmine’s Reading Blog) to take a stab at the fun 3 Quotes, 3 Days tag that’s making its rounds. I want to give her a special shout out since I’m just getting started with this blog, and this my first tag 🙂 Thanks for the love, girl!

Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day

Quote #1

The past was a bridge that looked solid and sturdy, but once you were on it, you saw that it extended only far enough to strand you, to suspend you between loss and longing with nowhere to go at all.

~ Bret Anthony Johnston

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Review: Daughter of the Pirate King

image1 (7)Title: Daughter of the Pirate King

Author: Trisha Levenseller

Series: Daughter of the Pirate King, #1

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, YA, Fiction

Publication Date: February 28, 2017

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ (3.5 stars)


There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.

Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.

More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.
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