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Brand New Bookshelf Tour!

First, thank you those who left helpful suggestions for rearranging my shelves. I really appreciate it 💙 I’m liking this new setup and can’t wait to add decor to it all.

Thank you to everyone who offered suggestions for how to go about this. Very much appreciated!

I did post this to Instagram first but here is the tour for those who haven’t seen it yet:

Part 1: my mini and middle grade books’ new home

To free up space I moved most of my smaller paperbacks (horizontal) and my middle grade books (vertical) to the top of the shelf alongside my precious Yu-Gi-Oh! collection.

Part 2: all kinds of fantasy and paranormal abound

I like the new arrangement for this shelf because it mostly features books from my favorite genre – fantasy! Each shelf has its own theme:


Part 3: the books and authors of my heart

Whenever I would rearrange my shelves one section always remained constant. I had a special place for my most favorite of books and authors. This time around I (mostly) changed it up:

Many of these books/authors I attribute as what made me the reader I am today.

Part 4: my cherished manga collection

This shelf is now officially my manga shelf and it is beautiful with its satisfying, uniform design.

manga collection

This was the game plan ever since I started seriously collecting manga. I did move around series to accommodate recent volumes I’ve received. My heart is so happy!

Part 5: new books tbr

The last part of the tour you’ve seen before and it continues to grow. I like to keep all of my new, unread books on top of my shelves until they’re read (eventually, I promise!).

I should only have to do a few minor shuffling of books for the rest of the year. A fourth shelf isn’t needed yet. There’s still plenty of non-shelf space to accommodate books I can use if necessary.

Have a nice day and enjoy your week!

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Recent Additions to My Kindle That Prove I Have No Shelf Control

Another day, another opportunity to willingly be bespelled by books.

One recent addition was from my wish list (always a plus) at the tantalizing price of 99 cents and the rest were free kindle titles that piqued my interest as well. My latest additions are:

  • The Bachelor Bargain by Maddison Michaels (historical romance)
  • Manners and Monsters by Tilly Wallace (historical paranormal romance/mystery)
  • Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Kait Nolan (adult contemporary holiday romance)
  • The Vampire Heir by Juliana Haygert (paranormal romance)
  • A Vampire Bewitched by L.E. Wilson (paranormal romance)

What I like most about these books is how different they are and that their genres are ones I want to read more often (historical fiction and vampires). If I remember correctly, The Bachelor Bargain I discovered via another book blogger (one of the best kinds of ways to discover new books) and the others were casual browsing finds through recommended/read-alike lists.

Anyway, thank goodness it’s Friday plus a three-day weekend from work. I’m hoping to catch up on a lot of reading and get a jump-start on next week’s work. This weekend I’d also like to try baking a funfetti cake for the first time, so that’ll be…interesting.

Enjoy your weekend!

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Bookish Memes Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Fictional Crushes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish, but is now run by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Happy Tuesday!

Which fictional characters are you currently crushing on?

The prompt today is Fictional Crushes of which I have way too many of and am sorry not sorry about because they are wonderful mix of kind, lovable, cute, endearing, and swoon-worthy. It’s the reader’s life 😊💕

My Top 10 fictional crushes are:

1. GEORGE COOPER – Song of the Lioness series

2. HAK – Yona of the Dawn

3. LINCOLN REED – Protecting What’s Mine by Lucy Score

4. LUKA – The Betrayal Knows My Name

5. MIACH – Nine Kingdoms series

6. NAWAT CROW – Daughter of the Lioness duology

7. OBI – Snow White with the Red Hair

8. OX – Green Creek series


10. VIKTOR NIKIFOROV – Yuri on Ice

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Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons Why I Love Reading

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish, but is now run by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Happy Tuesday, Bookworms!

Why do you love reading?

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt asks to answer one of the hardest questions you could ever ask a bookworm: why do you love reading?

I struggled with this prompt because it’s hard for me to put into words exactly why I love to read so much. But I think I did an okay job articulating why.

(1) It’s the ultimate escape.

(2) Imagination knows no bounds.

(3) Nerdy talks with other bookish people.

(4) That new book smell.

(5) Makes me happy.

(6) Getting to know so many amazing characters.

(7) Helps me de-stress.

(8) It’s a magical experience.

(9) Reminds us we’re not alone.

(10) It’s fun.

In short, reading is the best thing ever and a huge part of my daily life. I don’t know where I’d be without books.

Have a great day!

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Book Merch: Thoughts?

Do you collect any book merch? If so, for which books and what kinds do you like to get?

There’s so much cool book merch to be had. Bookmarks, character art, pins, candles, socks, funko pops and more! I didn’t how popular collecting book merch was until I joined Instagram.

I haven’t really collected book merch in a long, long time. I own some. Some posters and a gifted blanket from my Twilight obsession days. I have a pin for Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch, and a bookmark for Winterspell by Claire Legrand.

While so much bookish creativity is being made, I don’t see myself actively getting merch anytime soon if at all. I’d rather spend that money on buying more books.

If I were to collect book merch it would for sure be candles. I love looking at pictures of other book lover’s bookish candles displayed amongst their shelves.

One thing I admire are the incredibly talented artists who create character art. My favorite digital artist is Dominique Wesson. I wish could make such beautiful artwork but I’m horrible at drawing people.

It always amazes me how much bookish merch there is to collect. And I like how happy and excited it makes other book lovers. Perhaps someday I’ll join in the fun.

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This or That? – 10 Bookish Questions

Below are 10 questions asking which of the two mentioned things would you prefer (or neither, or both). All of these questions have to do with bookish preferences. I tried to think way outside the box for some of these.

I’d love to hear what you think. Leave a comment down below. Let’s geek out together like the booknerds we are!

Do you prefer…

1)Hardcover or Paperback books?

2)Multiple POVs or One POV?

3)organize your books Genre or Rainbow order?

4)Contemporary Romance or Paranormal Romance?

5)Standalone novels or Book Series?

6)reading Inside or Outside?

7)read when it’s Quiet or Noisy/With White Noise?

8)Love-Triangles in books or Enemies to Friends/Couple?

9)Short Chapters or Long Chapters?

10)Buddy Reads or to Read Alone?

I prefer paperback but I don’t mind hardcovers. I prefer to following one POV through a story. I would prefer to organize my books in rainbow order because it would make more sense to me. I love book seriesI’d much rather read inside. I need to read in a quiet space. If it’s done right, I prefer books where the two MCs go from enemies to becoming a couple. I like short chapters because I feel like I’m reading the book faster and I tend to read more in one sitting when they’re short. I’m very picky about what I read so I prefer to read alone.

How about you? What bookish things do you prefer?


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Swoon-Worthy Book Titles

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There something about a well-worded book title that gives you goosebumps or are so uniquely original. Titles are one of the key factors of a book. It may or may not hint at or describe the book as a whole. Their affect is critical for readers, writers and publishers.

Today, I thought it would be fun exploring those book titles that I just love the sound of and make my writer’s heart swoon. Bonus, I’ll include links to the books I’ve reviewed on this blog. (Note: * = books read but not reviewed on blog).

A Well-Timed Enchantment

by Vivian Velde Vande

Alphabet Under Construction

by Denise Fleming
my review


by Stephanie Garber

Darkest Mercy

by Melissa Marr

Down and Across

by Arvin Ahmadi
my review

Field Notes on Love

by Jennifer E. Smith

From Twinkle, with Love

by Sandhya Menon
my review

Frost Like Night

by Sarah Raasch
my review

Ice Like Fire

by Sarah Raasch
my review

Mustaches for Maddie

by Chad Morris & Shelly Brown
my review

Snow Like Ashes

by Sarah Raasch
my review

So You Want To Be A Wizard

by Diane Duane

Strange the Dreamer

by Laini Taylor

The Astonishing Color of After

by Emily X. R. Pan

The Day the Crayons Quit

by Drew Daywalt, Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
my review

The Fault In Our Stars

by John Green

The Hunger Games

by Suzanne Collins

The Names They Gave Us

by Emery Lord

The Night Circus

by Erin Morgenstern

The Perks of Being A Wallflower

by Stephen Chbosky

The Upside of Unrequited

by Becky Albertalli

The Very Thought of You

by Lynn Kurland

Thirteen Rising

by Romina Russell

Turtles All The Way Down

by John Green
my review

Wicked Lovely

by Melissa Marr

With All My Soul

by Rachel Vincent

Zenn Diagram

by Wendy Brant
my review

King of Scars

by Leigh Bardugo

The Dangerous Art of Blending In

by Angelo Surmelis

We Hunt the Flame

by Hafsah Faizal

What do you like about book titles? Have you read any of the books I’ve listed? If so, let me know in the comments below.

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