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Top 10 of 2015: Best Books Read in 2015

Top 10 of 2015: Best Books Read in 2015

Posted December 21, 2015 by jenniferstrand in top 10 of 2015 / 3 Comments

It’s the mooooost wonderful time….of the year!  Some of my favorite bloggers put together a week of celebrating top 10 books lists and I look forward to participating every year.  A big shout out to Two Chicks on Books, Fiktshun, Magical Urban Fantasy Reads and Tales of a Ravenous Reader for their hard work in putting this together! Today’s topic is all about the best books I’ve read in 2015.  This is ALWAYS the hardest one to do because you all know as well as I do that picking 10 favorites is darn near impossible.  Here’s my attempt at solidifying my favorites of the year.   TOP 10 BOOKS READ IN 2015 (Doesn’t have to be released in […]

Read-Along: THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson (9)

Read-Along: THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson (9)

Posted September 21, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 0 Comments

  Welcome to week nine, the last week, of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Did you miss the THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS portion of the read-along? No worries, friends!  Catch up here.    *****SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.*****   I’m feeling a little sad. It’s not because the ending of this story is sad.  Oh, no no no. […]

Read Along: THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson (8)

Read Along: THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson (8)

Posted September 14, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 0 Comments

    Welcome to week eight of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Did you miss the THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS portion of the read-along? No worries, friends!  Catch up here. *****SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.***** I think the participants of this read-along go on a field trip!  A field trip to Rae Carson’s office/writing spot so we can see […]

Read Along: THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson (7)

Read Along: THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson (7)

Posted September 7, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 1 Comment

  Welcome to week seven of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Did you miss the THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS portion of the read-along? No worries, friends!  Catch up here.   *****SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.***** I would like the phone number of the person who decided we should stop reading The Bitter Kingdom at the end of […]

Read-Along: THE CROWN OF EMBERS by Rae Carson (6)

Read-Along: THE CROWN OF EMBERS by Rae Carson (6)

Posted August 31, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 0 Comments

  Welcome to week six of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Did you miss the THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS portion of the read-along? No worries, friends!  Catch up here. *****SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.*****   It’s rare to find a second book in a series that is as strong as, if not even stronger than it’s predecessor.  THE […]

Read-Along: THE CROWN OF EMBERS by Rae Carson (5)

Read-Along: THE CROWN OF EMBERS by Rae Carson (5)

Posted August 24, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 0 Comments

    Welcome to week four of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Did you miss the THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS portion of the read-along? No worries, friends!  Catch up here. *****SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.***** You know what Elisa needs? An “Easy” button. Or maybe a “pause” button if that’s too much to ask for.  Our girl just […]

Read-Along: THE CROWN OF EMBERS by Rae Carson (4)

Read-Along: THE CROWN OF EMBERS by Rae Carson (4)

Posted August 17, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 0 Comments

  Welcome to week four of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Did you miss the THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS portion of the read-along? No worries, friends!  Catch up here. If I ever hear anyone complain about how fantasy stories are boring and written with lots of build up, I’m going to gracefully laugh at them and give them a […]

Read-Along- THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS by Rae Carson (3)

Read-Along- THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS by Rae Carson (3)

Posted July 27, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 0 Comments

    Welcome to week three of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Did you miss week two of the read-along? No worries, friends!  Catch up here. Well, THAT was interesting. I spent half my time reading this week’s section with a heart overflowing with joy and half of my time wiping tears from my face.  This was the week death […]

Read-Along: THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS (2)

Read-Along: THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS (2)

Posted July 20, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 0 Comments

  Welcome to week two of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Did you miss week one of the read-along? No worries, friends!  Catch up here.     Hoooo-leee cow, Agnes. I feel like I gotta sit down and rest after reading these chapters. GUYS. That was freaking amazing! These chapters had a completely different feel to them then the first […]

Read-Along: THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS by Rae Carson (1)

Read-Along: THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS by Rae Carson (1)

Posted July 13, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 1 Comment

  Welcome to week one of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Make sure you follow along with all of the participants!       The universe is a funny place.  I’ve had friends tell me for YEARS to pick up this series.  Did I read it? NOOOO. My book club picked this series a few months ago. Did I […]