May TBR: The One In Which It Was Basically All Historical Romance

We probably know by now that me drawing up a TBR almost guarantees that I will read every book but what’s actually on the TBR, but it’s really fun writing one so here I am. May and April, as I mentioned in my April TBR, are pretty hectic for me since I have AP testing the first two weeks of May, but after that, I’m basically done for the school year so I’ll have more free time to read (YAY). I’m really into historical romance so a lot of my books on this list are H.R but here goes my rather ambitious May TBR.

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My Month in Books: April Wrap-Up

I read a lot more this month than I was expecting to. I had a bit of a busy month as I had to review for my AP Testing that happening in the beginning of May. I won’t be very active in the next couple of weeks though I do have some post scheduled so I’m not totally MIA. April was a great reading month. I read nine even though I only thought I would be able to read two. I have become more than a little bit obsessed with historical romances over the past month. There a lot of fun to read and go by so quickly I was able to squeeze in quite a few. So here is my month in books.  Read More »

Surviving Death Review

survivingdeathTitle: Surviving Death

Author: Leslie Kean

Release Date: March 7th, 2017

Publisher: Crown Archetype

Page Count: 320 pages

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Synopsis:

While exploring the evidence for an afterlife, I witnessed some unbelievable things that are not supposed to be possible in our material world. Yet they were unavoidably and undeniably real. Despite my initial doubt, I came to realize that there are still aspects of Nature which are neither understood or accepted, even though their reality has profound implications for understanding the true breadth of the human psyche and its possible continuity after death.
So begins Leslie Kean s impeccably researched, page-turning investigation revealing stunning and wide-ranging evidence suggesting that consciousness survives death. Here she continues her examination of unexplained phenomena that began with her provocative and controversial New York Times bestseller UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record. Kean explores the most compelling case studies involving young children reporting verifiable details from past lives, contemporary mediums who seem to defy the boundaries of the brain and the material world, apparitions providing information about their lives on earth, and ordinary people who recount some of the most extraordinary near-death experiences ever recorded. Kean’s first book, and her credibility as a seasoned and well-respected journalist, made people take notice of a topic that many considered implausible. This book will do the same this time enriched by Kean s reactions to her own perplexing experiences encountered while she probed the universal question concerning all of us: Is there life after death?”

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Daughter Of The Pirate King Review

daughterofthepiratekingsTitle: Daughter Of The Pirate King

Author: Tricia Levenseller

Release Date: February 28, 2017

Publisher: Feiwal And Friends

Pages: 320 Pages

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Overall Thoughts:

I had high hopes going into this book and let me tell you I was not disappointed. This book promised me pirates, and a badass main character and I definitely got a lot of both. This being the first book I’ve read that had dealt solely with pirates, I’ve come to the conclusion that we need more pirate books. One: pirates are extremely good looking and you can never have too many cute fictional boys (and girls) running around and two: they are entertaining. I read this book in one sitting and I had the most fun reading this than I’ve had in awhile. If you haven’t already definitely go pick this up you’ll love it!

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Synopsis:

There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.
Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.
More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.

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How Important is Romance In Books?

To answer the question I’ve posed above very, very important. Romance for me is an integral part of the storytelling process. I love reading about it whether it’s the main plot of the book to a small yet crucial part of the plot. Whether it takes place in this world, or in a fantasy world among dragons, magic, and werewolves. A romantic subplot in a book is almost always essential for me to enjoy the complete story.

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So Much Reading, So Little Time

Sometimes this pesky little thing called life gets in the way and messes up our carefully laid plans of reading like maniacs and slaying our 20 feet tall TBR’s. Life along with time are the two things that I can’t manage to steer of their carefully laid paths, and that has interfered with my reading life. Sometimes there are simply not enough hours in the day to accomplish everything you need to do and read as well, and sleep is one thing I refuse to compromise on. So what to do when both life and time team up against you to keep you from achieving your reading goals: well you fight back as vigorously as you can with the tips I shall present you with below.

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Spring Flowers Book Tag

It is officially spring, The time of new beginning and beautiful flowers (and bees lots of bees *shudders*). What are the best things about spring you ask? The warm weather, nice cool breezes, the beautiful flowers that are just beginning to bloom and let’s not forget, spring has the best weather for you to sit outside and read. I saw this lovely tag over at Dreaming of Ink and Papers Blog and I thought I’d give it a go. So know lets mix flowers and books with the Spring Flowers Books Tag.readingoutside.gifRead More »

Ikram’s Theory of Bookish Evolution

It’s not so much a theory than it is just an observation. Most of us all learned to read at around 5-6. A select few of us got sucked into the book world and have become bona fide book nerd, but although we may have always loved reading books, our tastes in books range far and wide and as we aged (like a fine wine) our reading preferences changed and evolved. I am here to present one such case study. Today we will all see how my reading tastes have changed through my short but spirited seventeen years.

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Democracy in Black Review

democracyin blackTitle: Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul

Author: Eddie S. Glaude JR.

Release Date: January 12, 2016

Publisher: Broadway Books

Page Number: 284 pages

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Overall Thoughts:

I’ve always had this deep rooted prejudices towards non-fiction but my reading tastes have evolved over the years and now I am reading non-fiction of my own volition. I found this book extremely fascinating, this world is so divided on so many issues, and it’s almost impossible to meet someone without your ideologies conflicting so I thought it would be great to educate myself and this book was certainly very informational.Read More »