Thursday, August 27, 2015

Blogger Love: Wendy @ Book Scents

So I was thinking about how much I've been failing at commenting on blogs lately and it made me think about what else I can do to show bloggers that I love them. I spend a lot of time writing blog posts and that's part of the reason I don't have a lot of time to go and comment bomb all the bloggers that I love. And I thought about how awesome the Love-a-Thon is that Alexa hosts every year in February. And then it just hit me. Why am I only showing blogger love in February? Why not all year long? So I'm going to do these sporadic posts just sharing the love. I plan on featuring a different blogger in each post and just talking about why I love the blogger, their blog, etc. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

How to Use Blogging When Interviewing for a Job

Congratulations, you've landed that job interview you've been working so hard to get! Someone finally saw how awesome you look on paper and wants to meet you face to face! Your resume is perfection. You've practiced interview questions over and over again until you can recite your answers perfectly. You've done so much research on the company that you should probably be training your interviewers on the company history and values. You're ready.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Top Five Books That Would Be On My Syllabus If I Taught YA Historical Fiction 101

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we make lists of bookish things! 

I was going to go with fantasy for this topic, but I feel like I do so many posts on fantasy (being my favorite genre that totally makes sense). But then I just end up repeating the same books over and over again so I decided to switch it up and do YA Historical Fiction. I only have five because clearly I need to read more historical fiction, but these five books are so good!! 

Monday, August 24, 2015

So I'm Addicted to Pinterest Poetry

If you guys follow me on Pinterest, you may have seen all the poetry I've recently been pinning. I'm addicted. I used to be really into poetry back in high school and then sort of forgot all about it, but then I was on Pinterest one day and started seeing all these beautiful quotes from poems and I remember how lovely and breathtaking poetry can be. So I went on a pinning rampage and started saving all the poems. If you want to check out my whole quotes board you can find it here, but I wanted to share some of my favorites with you guys because these words are too beautiful not to share. 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Discussion Post: Blogging is a Hobby

I feel like I've been totally failing as a blogger lately. In a lot of ways. I haven't been reading as much for one. I've had a really busy summer and just haven't been able to find time to read. My mom came out to visit in July and then my sisters were just here last week and with all the visitors there was zero time to read. I'm not complaining about my visitors. I LOVE having my mom & sisters out to visit and I wouldn't trade that time with them for anything. But I do feel guilty. I wish I didn't. I really do. Because I know that once life calms down again I'll get back into it, but I still feel bad. Especially since Phil and I are going to Europe in September so that will probably be ANOTHER two weeks that I go MIA.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Top Book Boyfriends I Hate to Love

Book Bangin' is a feature hosted by Kelly @ Belle of the Literati where, once a month, we talk about hot boys in books!

Boys Mentioned:


"He's like dark and stuff..." Could I get any more rambly? 

Who are your favorite book boys you hate to love? 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Review: Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor

Days of Blood and Starlight

Author: Laini Taylor
Series: Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: YA Fantasy
Format: ebook
Release Date: November 6, 2012
Source: Bought
Rating: 3 Stars
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Synopsis from Goodreads:

Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war.

This is not that world.

Art student and monster's apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is—and what she is. But with this knowledge comes another truth she would give anything to undo: She loved the enemy and he betrayed her, and a world suffered for it.