Showing posts from August, 2016

Pokemon Go Book Tag

To those who read my last post, this should come as no surprise. I'm addicted to playing Pokemon Go and have put myself into a slump because of it. So here we go, the perfect tag!
It's really hard to pinpoint the book that sparked my love of reading. I know that I started reading because I wanted to be just like Belle from Beauty and the Beast, my favorite move to this very day. I remember reading Charlotte's Web by E.B. White with my grandma when I was little and I loved it. Throughout my life I have fallen in and out of reading several times. A few books that have brought me back after straying include Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar, Private by Kate Brian, and Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. It always seems to be a series that brings me back because I simply need to know what happens next.
I actually haven't read that many classics. Does Charlotte's Web count? *Laughs nervously* I would love to read some classics someday though so feel free to give me some recomme…

ARC August Update

ARC August
So a couple of weeks ago I told all of you I'd be participating in ARC August and posting updates every Wednesday throughout the month. I fully intended on doing so, but then I was hit by a massive reading slump. I've managed to read a couple of pages here and there, but mostly I want to watch television and play Pokemon Go. It is unfortunate, but I was also in a slump last August. I didn't finish even one book. Therefore, I was honestly not surprised at all. I'm not going to try and fight it. I've decided to go with the flow until it passes. I'll try and find some book tags or something to post on the blog until my reading habits return to normal. Thank you for understanding. Xoxo, Gabriella

Girl In Pieces ARC Review

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow 5 Stars
One of my most anticipated books of the Summer was Girl in Pieces and boy, it was wonderful! But not like a happy kind of wonderful, more like an emotional roller coaster. Before I get into my review you should check out my interview with Kathleen here!
Going into Girl in Pieces I knew it was going to be a difficult read in the best way. From page one we see the struggles that Charlie has had to endure and Kathleen doesn't sugarcoat it one bit. It was like a breath of fresh air. Charlie struggled so much, had dark thoughts, doubts, and even made some bad decisions and it felt utterly authentic. In fact, all of the characters seemed so real especially for this town. Girl in Pieces actually takes place in my city, well most of the book does, and I could very clearly see everything and everyone in my mind which hardly ever really happens for me. Normally I would talk about the other characters now, but this is Charlie's story and I want you…

Conversations: Showing Book Love

This time around for Conversations, we're talking about how we show our love and appreciation for the books we read. Are you ready for this super simple answer?
I SHARE THE SHIT OUT OF THEM. For real, I push the books that I love on everyone. I share them all over my Instagram and Twitter. I practically shout it from the rooftops when I love a book. And since my answer is so incredibly simple, I'll share some of my favorites with you. Ones that I have pictures of at least. Note: These aren't in any special order.
My review!

My review and interview!

My review for this one is coming within the next week! But I will tell you that this was an emotional one that I could not put down! For now, check out my interview with the author!

The Interview!

My review!

My review!

My review!

My review:

My review!

My review for this one will be up eventually. I must tell you that I loved this book so much! Also, Abigail is such a sweetheart! I hope you'll add this to your tbr.

Find it on Goodrea…

ARC August Intro

ARC August
Hello and welcome to my very first post for ARC August 2016! ARC August is an event hosted by Read.Sleep.Repeat where we all try and get through our stack of ARCs. This will be my first time ever doing the event and I am so completely stoked about it! Now let's talk about what I have planned for this month.
How About A TBR?
Well, being the mood reader that I am, I don't really have one! Shocker right? Every single time I set a TBR, I either fall into a deep slump or I just stray from my list. However, I don't want to completely leave you hanging. So I will mention a few books that I am in fact interested in, but am not forcing myself to get to.
- The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti *
- Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida C√≥rdova
- The Cabin by Natasha Preston
- Wake the Hollow by Gaby Triana
- Aftermath by Clara Kensie
- Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh
- The Lost and Found by Katrina Leno
- Two Summers by Aimee Friedman
- Frannie and Tru by Karen Hattrup
- Change Plac…

Entangled Summer Carnival: Pie Bake-Off Booth

Step right up! Step right up! Get those taste buds ready for the Pie Bake Off booth hosted by the lovely Entangled Bliss authors. Each author specially baked a pie sure to delight. Check out the video and let us know which pie are you dying to eat? You can grab all of the recipes below.

Summer Berry Berry Pie
Hi, all! Jennifer here!
Thanks for stopping by the Bliss Pie Bake-Off!
For me, nothing says summer like a fresh fruit pie! My pie I've chosen for this bake-off has fresh raspberries, blueberries (a NJ fruit), strawberries and blackberries. YUM! I admit that pie crust usually intimidates me, but the recipe for the crust that is included is super easy (especially if you have a food processor) and is great to work with since it rolled out really nice and even. And that rarely happens for me, so I will definitely make this crust again!
**I made the pie dough a day before to make it more simple for me.
If you all are interested, here is the recipe from