It’s My Birthday! + Seven Days of Us Blog Tour

Yes, you read that correctly. Truly exciting stuff. I have left my teenage years behind me. All that youthful charm is gone now; I am a wizened, bitter twenty-year-old with bad circulation and a cookie addiction.

So basically, yes, nothing has changed but the number of years, but today I am twenty you guys!!

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Review: Why do you guys like this book?

Synopsis: It’s no longer safe for Harry at Hogwarts, so he and his best friends, Ron and Hermione, are on the run. Professor Dumbledore has given them clues about what they need to do to defeat the dark wizard, Lord Voldemort, once and for all, but it’s up to them to figure out what these hints and suggestions really mean.

Their cross-country odyssey has them searching desperately for the answers, while evading capture or death at every turn. At the same time, their friendship, fortitude, and sense of right and wrong are tested in ways they never could have imagined.

The ultimate battle between good and evil that closes out this final chapter of the epic series takes place where Harry’s Wizarding life began: at Hogwarts. The satisfying conclusion offers shocking last-minute twists, incredible acts of courage, powerful new forms of magic, and the resolution of many mysteries.

Above all, this intense, cathartic book serves as a clear statement of the message at the heart of the Harry Potter series: that choice matters much more than destiny, and that love will always triumph over death.

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Goodreads Book Tag: Feat. the Second-Best Website in the World

WE HAVE DISCOVERED THE GREATEST TAG ON EARTH.

It sits here before you now: a combination of my second-favorite website (nothing beats Book Outlet) (on an unrelated note, Book Outlet, please sponsor me), and a series of questions that allow me to unapologetically talk about myself for as long as I deem fit. (And I deem “forever” to be fit.)

I would be remiss if I did not thank the person who gave me the gift of this tag a million times. Bonus, it was Holly @ Nut Free Nerd, who has an AMAZING blog. And the coolest-ever taste in books. And is currently studying abroad in England and generally being unbelievably rad. Follow her!!!

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Scales & Scoundrels Review: Dragons + Beautiful Art + Girl Protagonist????

Synopsis: The new Image Comics series Scales & Scoundrels invites readers of all ages to join a group of treasure hunters and warriors as they venture into an ancient labyrinth. But what these characters don’t know if that they’re heading down a path that will take them far beyond that maze, putting the fate of the world in their hands. Written by Sebastian Girner with art by Galaad, Scales & Scoundrels follows Luvander, an orphan “treasure-hunter, adventure-seeker, [and] life-saver.” She’s looking to make a name for herself while getting rich in the process, and she assembles a group of like-minded individuals to brave The Dragon’s Maw with her.

Note: I received an advanced copy of this book from the illustrator in exchange for an honest review. This is no way impacted my thoughts.

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My 20 Favorite Books Ever, Literally, Of All Time

First: Hi, Sam!

First to all non-Sam people: Whaddup whaddup.

I’ve decided I’m going to just stop apologizing for not posting on a schedule, because I literally never do it, and this blog is repetitive enough (i.e., me being obsessed with myself under pretense of books) without me opening every single post with a halfhearted sorry for something I’m going to do again within the next 3-5 business days.

Anyways. I am in a good mood today (rare) and I thought, let’s stick with this rare-and-good theme and talk about my favorite books of all time. My children. Those objects closest to my heart.

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Blue Lily, Lily Blue Review: My Identity Wasn’t Stolen, I Promise

Synopsis: The third installment in the all-new series from the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater!

Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.

The trick with found things, though, is how easily they can be lost.

Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.

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Burn, Rewrite, Reread Book Tag

First things first (please read this in an ashamed voice): hi, guys.

It’s been a while. A hot second, if you will.

Sorry sorry sorry sorry. I’m really soooooo sorryyyyyy. But would it really be me if I went a month without taking, say, multiple unexplained and unplanned hiatuses? That seems dangerously off-brand to me. And if you’re not reading this blog for my dazzling personality and myriad charms, one: I would like you to leave immediately and two: I honestly don’t know what you’re here for. Because you’re not getting much more than heaping doses of me. And you’re definitely not getting posts with any sort of consistency.

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