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Off for the Holidays!

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Hello, friends!

I decided to take a blogging break for the holidays, so there’ll be no new posts. I plan to read, relax, write, maybe play a video game, and enjoy my birthday and time off work.

New posts will return the last day of November. Can you believe the month is nearly over!?! Then after that I start the 25 Days of Book Reviews.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving if you’re celebrating and great weekend!

Happy reading! I’ll see you on the 30th.

ūüíô Christina

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Block Editor First Impressions

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On Thursday, adding new posts switched over to the Block Editor. I know this has been a thing for months now and I don’t know why mine is just now converting.

The Block Editor is as hard to navigate as other bloggers have mentioned. Writing is the easy part. Formatting is much harder to do.

To be fair, this was my first time using the new editor so of course it would be challenging in the beginning. BUT I would much rather use the classic editor, which is while limited in options is more user friendly (at least for me) than the Block Editor.

It looks like you can still use the Classic Editor for creating new posts, but the Block Editor is now the default.

I may go back at another time to test out all there is to know and what you can now do with the Block Editor. But until then, I am sticking to what I know for efficiency and continuity’s sake.

Have a great weekend, Bookworms!

And, As Always, Happy Reading!

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New Blog Theme! – Fall 2020

Happy Wednesday, Bookworms!

TA-DA!!!! I’ve changed the appearance of my blog for the fall season.

I wanted the look to have rustic autumn vibes. It didn’t turn out how I originally envisioned it but I like it and I hope you do too!

I’ve also changed some of the header images I use for certain recurring posts and tried to make those more of a cohesive theme.

Official Fall TBR to be posted Friday!

Thanks for stopping by and reading my post. Much appreciated.

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As Always, Happy Reading!!!

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Smile, It’s Almost Friday!

Happy Wednesday, Bookworms!

No new blog post today unfortunately. I have been busy with work that’s been taking up much of my time. I hope to be able to post my review of Legendborn by Tracy Deonn tomorrow or Friday.

Stay safe. Wear a mask. Social Distance. Wash your hands.

Have a great day and, as always, happy reading!!!





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Friday At Last!!!

Happy Friday, Bookworms!

No new blog post today. But you can catch me on bookstagram @thebookshelfcorner.

Check back tomorrow for my review of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and on Sunday I’ll be posting my May 2020 wrap-up.

Have a great weekend!






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[Blog Update] Where I’ve Been & Dealing with Trauma

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Hello bookworms,

You may have been seeing scheduled posts from me this week but I’ve been away from the book blog and bookstagram community since last Saturday with no internet and a series of terribly unfortunate events.

Over the weekend I witnessed a car accident that could have taken the lives of two individuals who mean most to me.

Without going into details, this week has been incredibly stressful and exhausting and busy. I had December blog posts planned but have decided to push everything off for at least another week. There’s just too much going on right now.

I hope to be back blogging as soon as possible. Have a great weekend!



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[Blog Update] New Posts Return Monday 10/14

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In Mourning [Blog Update]

I write this update with a heavy heart. I’m taking the time to mourn the sudden death of a colleague. No new posts for now.


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Blog Milestone: THANK YOU for 300+ Followers

You read it right: The Bookshelf Corner now has over 300 wonderful followers. Thank you to everyone for helping me reach this milestone. Your support and continued interest means a lot to me. Have a wonderful day!

And, as always, happy reading and happy writing!!!


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2019 TBR List (PREVIEW)

Vampire Knight (Volume 10-19) by Matsuri Hino, Translated by Tomo Kimura
Black Butler (Volume 27) by Yana Toboso
Kamisama Kiss (Volume 1-25) by Julietta Suzuki, Translated by Tomo Kimura


(ARC) In The Key of Nira Ghani by Natasha Deen
(ARC) A Pack of Blood and Lies by Olivia Wildenstein
(ARC) Dark Alpha’s Awakening by Donna Grant (Reapear, book 7)


The Lightning-Struck Heart by T. J. Klune (Tales From Verania, book 1)
Squint by Chad Morris & Shelly Brown
Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman
A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
Have Sword, Will Travel by Garth Nix
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve (The Hungry City Chronicles, book 1)
Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
George by Alex Gino
Fish In A Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Year of the Dog by Grace Lin
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova (Brooklyn Brujas, book 1)
Slathbog’s Gold by M. L. Forman (Adventurers Wanted, book 1)
The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass
Ungifted by Gordon Korman (Ungifted, book 1)
Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz (Alex Rider, book 1)


Siege of Shadows by Sarah Raughley (Effigies, book 2)
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows, book 1)
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen, book 2)
Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel by Val Emmich
A Possibility of Whales by Karen Rivers
River of Dreams by Lynn Kurland (A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms, book 8)
Dreamer’s Daughter¬†by Lynn Kurland (A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms, book 9)
The White Spell by Lynn Kurland (A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms, book 10)
The Dreamer’s Song¬†by Lynn Kurland (A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms, book 11)
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitpatrick
Sky Raiders by Brandon Mull (Five Kingdoms, book 1)
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, book 1)
Loved by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast (House of Night Other World, book 1)
Battle Magic by Tamora Pierce (Circle Reforged, book 3)


The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross (The Queen’s Rising, book 1)
So You Want To Be A Wizard by Diane Duane (Young Wizards, book 1)
Spark by Sarah Beth Durst
Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean
Blood and Sand by C. V. Wyk (Blood and Sand, book 1)
Born In Fire by K. F. Breene (Fire and Ice Trilogy, book 1)
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty
Daniel Coldstar: The Relic War by Stel Pavlou (Daniel Coldstar, book 1)
Thirteen Rising by Romina Russell (Zodiac, book 4)
Prophecy Accepted by Tamar Sloan (Prime Prophecy, book 2)
Shadowstorm by Dianne Sylvan (Shadow World, book 6)