Book Review – A History of Glitter and Blood by Hannah Moskowitz

Warning, I’m partially writing this review in an effort to figure out my own thoughts on this book. A History of Glitter and Blood by Hannah Moskowitz was originally published in August of 2015 by Chronicle Books. It is listed as young adult on GoodReads, I would question that. There are definitely some darker themes…

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Top 5 Wednesday — Favourite Romance Novels

Top 5 Wednesday is a GoodReads group where each week participants are given a new topic to explore. Since February is the Month of Love, all of the topics this month have had a romantic gist to them. This weeks topic is to pick your top five romances. Romance is not usually the first genre I…

Contemporary-A-Thon Day 6

With 5 minutes to midnight, I finished my fourth book,  The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. This is a fun contemporary romance between two rivals for same job promotion in a publishing house. Though it is very different, it reminded me a lot of Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie which is my favourite contemporary romance. I loved this book. It…

Contemporary-A-Thon Day 5

I finished book three for this read-a-thon. I started and finished What the Lady Wants by Jennifer Crusie. It was very disappointing. This book almost felt like a prototype. You could see elements of some of Crusie's later novels, but I think she tried to cram too many of them in and hadn't figured out how to master…

Contemporary-A-Thon Day 4

Finished my second book! I completed The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I started this book in audio form at work, then finished reading it when I got home. I could not put it down. What a compelling, heart-wrenching story! I will be thinking about it for a while. For those few who do not know what this…

Contemporary-A-Thon Day 3

Today was another not-so-great reading day. I read about 100 pages into The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. One thing I've learned, hate-to-love is not my favourite romance trope. That said, I really like the writing style and the character of Lucy. This book follows Lucy and Josh, who are two executive assistants competing for the same job. There is…

Contemporary-A-Thon Day 2

Day 2 -- I finished my first book So, I finished You're Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner and I ended up giving it 3.5/5 stars. I know I had my doubts yesterday, but it the story did not go the way I thought it would. It turned out to be more of a feminist read, which…

Contemporary-A-Thon Day 1

Okay ... so I know this is a little bit late. A slow start to the read-a-thon. I decided to start with You're Welcome, Universe  by Whitney Gardner. This book can cover up to three challenges. I originally picked it as my diverse read, the main character is a deaf, East Indian-American teenager. It also has pink on…