Read-a-ton 10 years, 10 books

Get ready for a walk down memory lane readers. Nostalgia warning…..

This year I decided on a whim to participate in Dewey’s 24 hour Readathon. I feel like every single year I miss this event and that just makes me sad so this year I decided it was now or never. At the urging of some of my bookish friends, I did sign up.

So far I am 10 hours in and I’ve finished one book and am almost done with another. I hope to finish 3 books but would be happy with 2. I am documenting my pursuits on Instagram and on Twitter so please follow along.

What is the purpose of this post you ask? Well every hour or so, Dewey’s hosts mini challenges which I have actively been participating in throughout the day on my Twitter and Instagram.

This hour is about 10 years, 10 books where we are asked to post our favorite books published during every year the Dewey’s Readathon has been happening. I decided that a post on Twitter or other social media was rather overwhelming so I thought I would post a singular list here.

So here it goes:

2007: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 

2008: Graceling (Graceling #1)

2009: An Echo in the Bone (Outlander #7) 

2010: Mischief of the Mistletoe (Pink Carnation #7)

2011: The Night Circus 

2012: Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy) 

2013: Letters from Skye 

2014: The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)

2015: The Lake House 

2016: A Murder in Time (Kendra Donovan #1) 

2017: The Last Christmas in Paris 


Announcement: Short Break From Aug 2016-Oct 2016

Hello fellow readers and fans!

The prince who was promised is arriving in the next week! For those that didn’t know…….I have a baby coming in Aug and he will be ‘the stallion who mounts the world’!

I plan on taking off a couple of months from blogging/reviewing to celebrate the birth of our new baby.

So from July to the middle of Oct 2016, I will be taking a break and my posts will be minimal as I don’t know how busy I will be with a new baby, I thought it best to limit my reviews for a couple of months.

Now obviously if time allows I will be posting reviews and other things but only as time permits. I have more availability to post things like special features and book blasts so please keep an eye out for those types of posts, but as for reviews, I am scaling back for a couple of months.

I will return the middle of Oct with new fall reviews and reading! I already have a couple of great books on the calendar to review for Oct…..I can’t wait to share with you!

I am still accepting/considering books for review so please feel free to email me your pitches at and I will continue to respond as time allows but know that my calendar will not be open until Oct. Thank you all! I will be sure to post a picture of ‘the prince who was promised’ on the blog and my social media when he arrives!

Special Feature: Interactive Quiz–A Guide to Literary Britain!

2016 is going to be a big year for book to movie adaptations! And with the amount of big screen adaptions taking place this year, we were wondering if you can tell your Brontë from your Blyton, your Amis from your Austen?

Travelzoo have cherry-picked 11 of the finest, most evocative entries in the canon of British literature for their interactive quiz – Guide to Literary Britain – featuring authors such as Winston Graham, Muriel Spark, Dylan Thomas, C.S. Lewis, Thomas Hardy and many more!

All you’ve got to do is match the tale to the right city or region. For more information on each of the locations including what to see & do, top tips and interesting facts, please see here.

This is a super fun interactive game/quiz that you can play over and over again! Be sure to check it out today!

Review: Mistress of Rome (The Empress of Rome #1) by Kate Quinn

Thea has known nothing but pain for most of her life. Sold as a slave from Judea, the young Jewish girl now lives in Rome and works in the house of a cruel mistress, Lepida.

Lepida’s father is in charge of coordinating the gladiator games in Rome and often Lepida and Thea follow him to watch the carnage of the fighting pits.

While watching a fight, the crowd is captivated by a fighter known only as the Barbarian. Women throw themselves at him and yet he refuses them. When Lepida sends Thea with a note to the Barbarian, Thea and the fearsome fighter begin a tedious friendship which gradually turns to love.

When Lepida finds out, she is blind with jealousy…..what could Thea have that she doesn’t? So she sells Thea as a prostitute. What Lepida can’t know is that Thea will eventually capture the attention of the most powerful man in Rome…..the Emperor.


Announcement: Winner Literary Inspired Nail Polishes by Literary Lacqures

And the winner of the giveaway for the four literary inspired nail polished by Literary Lacqures is…..

Mindy G (pinned on Pinterest)

The winner will be notified via email.

Thank you to everyone who entered and a huge thank you to Literary Lacqures for making this giveaway possible!

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