My Favorite Christmas Movies


I will admit that I’m not a big holiday movie person.  It was kind of hard to come up with 10 for this list.  A few of these are movies that I watch every year though.  And since it’s me, a couple of them are horror.  These are in no particular order.




Buddy was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa’s sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa’s naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter’s relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities.

Elf is definitely one of my top 2.  I watch it at least once every holiday season.

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Review of Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America by Ibi Zoboi (digital arc)




Black Enough by Ibi Zoboi

Black Enough is a star-studded anthology edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi that will delve into the closeted thoughts, hidden experiences, and daily struggles of black teens across the country. From a spectrum of backgrounds—urban and rural, wealthy and poor, mixed race, immigrants, and more—Black Enough showcases diversity within diversity.

Whether it’s New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds writing about #blackboyjoy or Newbery Honor-winning author Renee Watson talking about black girls at camp in Portland, or emerging author Jay Coles’s story about two cowboys kissing in the south—Black Enough is an essential collection full of captivating coming-of-age stories about what it’s like to be young and black in America.

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Down the TBR Hole #61


Down The TBR Hole is a meme created by lost in a story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when youre scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go


I’m going to start doing these a little differently to save picture space/time.  I’ll still list all 15-20 books, but I’m only going to add a few pictures.  It will likely be the books I’m keeping unless there are none for the week.  Then I’ll add a few random ones so it’s not super boring.

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2019 TBR


I know I’m not a big fan of making a TBR, but as I get more arcs and group reads, the more I really do need to make one and stick to it.  I thought it would be fun to list some of the books I want to read in 2019.  Once the year is over, I can go back and cross off the ones I actually got to and see what got left behind.  This won’t be every book I read because I’ll be adding more as the year goes on.  And I have a written down list with hundreds of books which is way too much for one year.  These are some of the top picks.  I’ll be doing a post in a week with my 2019 reading goals, too.




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Review of The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi (physical arc)




The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi


Set in a darkly glamorous world, The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous but thrilling adventure.

Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.

To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.

Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.

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Books I failed to read in 2018 (the post in which I publicly shame myself)


I planned on reading so many books in 2018 that I never got to.  I obviously expect way too much out of myself, but mostly, it’s because I kept requesting arcs.  I read most of those, but missed a handful throughout the year.  I had good intentions of reading a lot of these and it just never happened.  Warning, there are a lot!  I’m hoping to pick a handful and actually get to them next year.  Wish me luck!


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Are You Following Me On Social Media?


It’s been a little while since I shared all my social media accounts.  I have quite a few new followers, so I thought I would post them again.  Thank you to everyone that already follows.


Instagram  I’m not as active on instagram (with commenting) because I use my desktop for most things.  But I do try to share pictures a couple times a week.

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Can’t Wait Wednesday 12/19/18




Can’t Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and was previously hosted by Breaking the Spine.   It was created to show off a future release that you are excited for.




Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao

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