Series: The Selection

May 2016 in Review

Posted June 1, 2016 in Life, Reading / 8 Comments

May 2016 in Review

Things that Happened in May

  • We have had one of the craziest Mays ever. It was over 70*F one day, and the next is was snowing so bad that we almost lost power and cars got stuck on the road. Yep, this is simply life in Montana.
  • My little sister graduated from her undergrad program (BA in Psychology, if anyone is interested).
  • My little sister also happened to move home with me… with her cats (whom I am allergic to a lot more than my cat).
  • My family and I drove to visit our family in Wisconsin. We got home late yesterday. I had forgotten about this trip which means that my monthly wrap-up was not scheduled ahead of time.
  • The school year ended. This really is bittersweet. I love my job and I enjoy working with the students. However, summer is much appreciated.
  • My favorite book of the month was The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh.

My Favorite Tweets of May

Books I Read in May

Lady MidnightThe CrownMap of FatesBurning Glass
BlackveilTruthwitchHarry Potter and the Deathly HallowsSee How They Run
Stars AboveThe Rose and the DaggerSecrets in the SnowTen Thousand Skies Above You

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Princess Eadlyn Has to Make Her Decision – The Crown {Review}

Posted May 21, 2016 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Princess Eadlyn Has to Make Her Decision – The Crown {Review}The Crown by Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection #5
Publisher: HarperTeen, Harper Audio (2016)
{7 hours and 12 minutes} (279 pages)
Also by this author: The Elite, The One, The Heir
Also in this series: The Elite, The One, The Heir
Reading Challenges: 2016 Royal Challenge, Read 2016


When Eadlyn became the first princess of Illéa to hold her own Selection, she didn’t think she would fall in love with any of her thirty-five suitors. She spent the first few weeks of the competition counting down the days until she could send them all home. But as events at the palace force Eadlyn even further into the spotlight, she realizes that she might not be content remaining alone.
Eadlyn still isn’t sure she’ll find the fairytale ending her parents did twenty years ago. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you…and soon Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more impossible—and more important—than she ever imagined.

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Beyond the Books {Armchair BEA}

Posted May 13, 2016 in Life, Reading / 0 Comments

Armchair BEA

I meant to write this post last night but I didn’t end up getting it done. I have been feeling a bit under the weather and apologize for taking so long to get this up. Enjoy!

Going beyond traditional books, I love audiobooks. There are utterly amazing (if you find a good narrator) because I can be working, cleaning, or doing dishes while listening to a good audiobook.

There are some books I have read exclusively via audiobook. I have read all of Kiera Cass’s books as audio only. Audiobooks are also how I read Game of Thrones while driving cross-country.

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{TTT} Anticipated for 2016

Posted December 29, 2015 in Reading / 4 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly link-up hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s list is the Top Ten Books I’m Anticipating for the 1st Half of 2016. Well, I’m going to list these ten by publication date. If they share the same publication date, then author’s last name comes into play. One of them isn’t technically the first half of 2016 but I don’t care. I still NEED it! These title all have such gorgeous covers that I could say that I picked them only for their covers… and it wouldn’t necessarily be a lie. With the covers and the synopses, I can’t wait to read these books!

A Study in CharlotteThe Forbidden OrchidMap of Fates
The Winner's KissThe Raven KingThe Rose and the DaggerThe Crown
The Star-Touched QueenMy Lady JaneThe Beauty of Darkness

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November 2015 in Review

Posted November 30, 2015 in Reading / 8 Comments

Month in Review

Is November really over! It seems like this month has gone by so very fast for me. It is crazy!

Things that Happened in November

  • So much has happened it is hard to get it all in words. One of the students at my school suffered a stroke and is hospitalized for now. A counselor at the district high school died from an unexpected heart attack. My grandmother has been hospitalized yet again. It really hasn’t been a great month.
  • My religious education class (4th grade) was enrolled in the Association of the Miraculous Medal. They are all so excited to have miraculous medals.

Books I Read in November

The Heart of BetrayalThe Painter's DaughterSapphire BlueWinter
Emerald GreenA Court of Thorns and RosesEverneathJesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives
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