Monday, October 29, 2012
Hi guys. I had a nutty weekend and I wasn't able to get my posts up so here are the posts for today along with Sat and Sun!!! Enjoy.

{This Girl Reads}
Ooooh. Zombies. Eeek. Today I'm featuring 5 favorite books from the grave my childhood....

The Nancy Drew Books by Carolyn Keene
They. Are. Genius. So much fun. Mystery, humor, easy reading. I remember getting so hooked after my swim-teacher got me "Password to Larkspur Lane" for my birthday. Crazy awesome reads. So classic. You MUST read them. Or just one. It's terribly shameful if you haven't even cracked one open.

Fablehaven Series by Brandon Mull
This series has got to be one of my favorite fantasies. It's clever, snarky, fun, hilarious and all the books just leave you happy. I totally dig these books and would recommend them to anyone. I loved these books as a kid. :D

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
If you have never ever read this book and loved it as a kid, you aren't too late to start. This book is genius, classic and one of the first fariy-tale retellings I ever read. I LOVE IT. So clever and funny. The movie has nothing on the book.

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
Beautiful. Clever. Magical. Super Sweet. That's how I describe PA. I loved it as a pre-teen and I still love it! There's not much I can really say beyond that.

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
This was totally adorable. It was a really neat story, with great messages and fun parallels to food. I remember re-reading this book when I was a kid. It was adorbs and I still have my copy. XD


{This Girl Reads}
 So the real feature for today is all about spiders. Arachnophobia anyone? I'm going to share 5 blogs I love and recently found. PROBLEM. I don't keep track of finding new blogs. So this was really hard.But I do have 2 to show you. Onward with the arachnoblogia....

 ::Nuttier Reads::
I came across this adorably cute blog a couple weeks ago and love it! The style is pretty classy and Tillie, the nut behind the blog is lotsa fun! Wootness Extraordinaire.


How I have never seen this blog before I do NOT know. I mean the name just screams Lord of the Rings! And if you know anything about me it's that LORD OF THE RINGS is my all-time favorite book....and movie! Eep! This blog is adorbs and the reivews are smash-bang! Totally check this one out.


{This Girl Reads}
This theme is a fun one, and not just because it's mascot is PUMPKINS. We get to talk about Candy! Eep! Book Candy! Be it good or bad, it's still Candy. So here are 5 books for me that were either a Treat-Pleasant Surprsie- or a Trick - nasty surprise!

Defiance = TREAT
Okay so going into this book I knew it was gonna be great. It looked and sounded amazing and I really excited about it. I just didn't know HOW awesome it was going to be. I ended up giving this book the Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Award, something new on my blog. It was amazing and totally Out of this world Treat!

Freshman Year and Other Unnatural Disaster = TRICK
Darn books that don't live up to your expectations. This book looked SO cute and funny. But some things in it just...didn't work for me. If you want to know deets you can find my mini-review HERE.

Divergent = TREAT
So. Right after this book came out my friend on Goodreads started FREAKING out about it. But I wasn't like that sure about it. I hardly knew anything about the book so I took the safe route and got it from the library. And then I learned the truth. This. Book. Will. Rock. Your. Socks. Off. It was amazing! So much more that I ever could have expected!!!!! Meep! This was totally a treat, and if you still haven't tried it......go trick or treating.

Tiger Lily = TRICK
Okay so this has already showed up a few times during this week. You know why. BORING. Tinker Bell was like a grandpa from the early 1900's and blah blah blah. Eeew yuck. So I for sure didn't get the reaction I wanted out of this book. Total trick.

Mistborn = TREAT!!!
Holy smacerol. So my friends were literally raving about this book. And I don't like to be left out of a hyperventilating book party so I started this book. I almost died of it's awesomeness. I can not recommend this book enough! I loved it and the two sequels. This was one of the best treats I've ever had in book form!!!

There you have it! Favorite blogs, books from my childhood and some really great book surprises and disapointments. What about you? Found any fun blogs lately? Share them! I'd love to check them out. Any childhood faves? If so, what? Any nasty/pleasant surprises? What? I'd love to heard anything even if you aren't participating!! XOXO,


  1. Oh my gosh, I am so impressed with your skills of creating a massive 3-in-1 post! *round of applause* So I'll try to do a 3-in-1 comment. ;)

    Nancy Drew! Ella Enchanted! The Princess Academy! (Which, for some reason, has always reminded me of The Hunger Games. It's weird, I know.) All great books!

    Nuttier Reads is definitely the most adorable blog I've seen in a while. It's so cute! (:

    Ahh, Divergent was definitely a treat! I'm always cautious of books that get huge buzz like it did, but Divergent deserved it all! (

    Great post! (:

    1. Thanks! XD I won't let myself get so behind again. Lol. YES! I get that thought, it's like a more girly HG though.

      It is lovely! Love the look. I MAJOR HEART DIVERGENT! ACK! Thanks!

  2. Ooh, Mistborn sounds amazing. I haven't heard about it before, but I'm definitely going to check it out.
    And Fablehaven! I LOVE that series. :)

    1. READ IT. Buy it. Borrow it. I don't care. Just read it. :D

  3. It makes me sad that Tiger Lily is a trick. :( I was looking forward to this book and that cover is a lovely shade of orange.

    1. I know, and with all the good reviews it's like I'm the Odd one out. :D

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