Unboxing: BookSparks August #SRC2016

Another wonderful surprise on the doorstep from BookSparks!

My hubby and I just returned from doing some last minute shopping before our trip and guess what was on my doorstep? BOOK MAIL! Heck yeah… my favorite kind of mail haha To top it off it was the monthly summer reading challenge and its fulled with some amazing books! I couldn’t be more excited about it and especially before a trip, it’ll sure make the time fly! Thank you BookSparks!!

If you aren’t familiar with BookSparks or their SRC, you should check them out and join in on the #SRC2016! I believe August is the last month so we’d love to have you join in. I’ve had 3 of these boxes and and seriously, I’m blown away. If you missed out on the May and July unboxings, catch up and let me know if you’ve read any of them or plan to!

Order your copies of the August reads from Amazon:

Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino

The Lucidity Project by Abbey Campbell Cook

A House for Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi

Perfectly Good Crime by Dete Meserve

Clear to Lift by Anna A. Wilson

Book Review: Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino

A beautiful story about second chances, forgiveness, and love.

Must Read | 5/5 stars | Pre-order your copy of Swear on This Life | Releases 8.9.16

Overview: Emiline’s handed a copy of a new bestselling book by J. Colby and realizes its about her and the past she’s tried so hard to forget. Feelings she pushed deep down begin to resurface leaving her angry and hurt. Seeking answers, a flame is rekindled and a love story unravels between two kids who found refuge in each others company.

What I loved: Beautiful and unique story, flashbacks, Jase, the raw emotions and connections.

What I didn’t: Trevor (up until the end).

If you liked Before We Were Strangers: Pick this up right now! Like right this instant. Go ahead and pre-order it or run to the store on August 9th!!

For my full review of Swear on This Life, click play!

I received a copy from Atria Books in exchange for an honest review.

Book Review: The Regulars by Georgia Clark

Being Pretty comes with a price…

Amusing! | 4/5 stars | Pre-order your copy of The Regulars | Releases 8.2.16

Overview: 
Evie, Willow, and Krista have low self esteem and are unhappy with their current state. When an acquaintance of Krista’s passes off a potion called Pretty, they’re more than tempted to test their luck. With just one drop they turn into gorgeous supermodels – tall, curvy, voluminous hair, and catch the eye of everyone who passes, but perfection comes with a price.

What I loved: 
How it raised questions about societies unrealistic beauty standards, focused on accepting yourself and your flaws, confirmation of my opinions on beauty.

What I didn’t: 
The Pretty version of the characters, unrealistic at times, a few mixed signals.

If you like the sounds of The Devil Wears Prada mixed with Sex and the City and just a splash of 50 Shades of Gray: You’ll love this!

For my full review of The Regulars, click play!

I won the ARC copy from Atria Books and received the finished copy from BookSparks in exchange for an honest review.

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Comic Review: Rat Queens, Sweet Tooth, & More

Another Saturday morning comic round up of reviews!

Happy Saturday! I’ve decided Saturday mornings are perfect for sleeping in, being lazy, and staying in bed reading some comics. Wouldn’t you agree? You know kind of like you did as a kid except with cartoons! My husband and I have started making this a little morning tradition the last few weeks and we’re absolutely loving it! Hope you’ll decide to join us for comic mornings and let us know what comics you’re reading!!

In my last comic review, I spoke about Sweet Tooth Volumes 1-3. It was a great start to this series (and find out how I came across it) and I couldn’t wait to continue. Today, I get to share the last 3 volumes in the series. It’s come to an end now and I’m a little sad about it… I highly recommend it! Other than that series I started two others. One that I was happy with and one that received a lot of hype, but I just didn’t love it as much. I’m looking forward to continuing with both though just so I can see if things will pick up and change my mind.

For a full review of these comics, click play!

Buy your copy of these comics on Amazon:

Ms Marvel Volume 1

Rat Queens Volume 1

Sweet Tooth Volume 4

Sweet Tooth Volume 5

Sweet Tooth Volume 6

Book Haul: Birthday!

A killer birthday book haul!

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing my birthday book haul with you and I couldn’t be more excited about what I received. A lot of these have been on my list for quite some time and a few others, well they are ones that I really wanted and just found out about or came across through Instagram. I am thrilled to add all of these to my new TBR Shelves! Which ones have you read and highly recommend?! I have no idea where I want to start…

Shop these titles straight from Amazon:

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Arena by Karen Hancock

Beautiful & Damned by Robert M. Drake

The Vegetarian by Han Kang

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Ms Marvel Vol 2

Sex Criminals Vol 1

The Wicked + The Divine Vol 1

Saga Vol 1

Rat Queens Vol 2

Rat Queens Vol 3

Revival Vol 1

Giant Days Vol 1

Lumberjanes Vol 4

*And that amazing lipstick… it’s made by Bite Beauty. It’s the Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Kimchi. Go ahead and order yourself one. It’s amazing!

Comic Review: Sweet Tooth, Lumberjanes & More

A round up of 5 comics and their reviews!

One afternoon, my husband and I decided to drive up to Fort Collins and roam around. It was then we came across a cute little comic shop named Halley’s Comics. I kindly asked the man behind the counter for some guidance. We wanted something that we could read together and I told him that we really loved The Walking Dead. That was when he recommended Sweet Tooth. We bought the first volume just to give it a go and we have really enjoyed the series so far. It’s exactly what we were looking for. So thankful it was recommended and now we highly recommend it too!!

For a full review of Sweet Tooth and more, click play!

Buy your copy of these comics on Amazon:

Sweet Tooth Volume 1

Sweet Tooth Volume 2

Sweet Tooth Volume 3

Lumberjanes Volume 3

Klaw Volumes 1

DIY Bookshelf Frame

A bookish DIY project that has me all giddy!

Hey booknerds!

If you follow me on Instagram you know that a few weekends ago, Zach helped me bring a Pinterest project to life! I LOVE the way they turned out. I have been wanting a shelf to hold all of my TBR books and well, I finally have not one, but two! It’s so wonderful to have them right next to the bed and not hogging up all the nightstand space. These were a fun little project, easy to make, and like I said… I just love how they came out. We’re already plotting to make more! Woo hoo!! Watch the video below to watch it all come together and for step by step instructions on how you can make your very own!