Monday, February 26, 2018

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson - Book Review



This non fiction book covers a wide range of topics in the field of astrophysics. And for someone who is not in the field of astrophysics professionally, or even as a hobby, I feel like this book covered a lot of information in a fairly deep manner, in a hurry - but it didn't provide a lot of how and why for the field, which negatively affected my reading experience. I tried to listen to the audiobook, because Neil deGrasse Tyson reading this to me should be a pleasure, but nope - couldn't do it! This book is under two hundred pages, but as I was reading it I had to go over each page two or three times. Until reading this I don't think I had a full appreciation for just how abstract all of these ideas are and how hard it is to wrap your brain around them. I do think I learned a lot from reading this book though and enjoyed the experience when I felt that the information was explained in an accessible manner!


Friday, February 23, 2018

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman - Book Review






 I love this book SO MUCH! And I think that it might be my new favorite fiction novel, and I can not possible tell you all of the reasons why, but you have to read this book! It follows a woman named Eleanor and she is wonderful, but she is definitely not "fine". Something terrible happened to Eleanor as a child and as a result she really struggles socially and also emotionally. And this book explores her experience, and how she might be able to heal from that trauma. You know those books, that you feel if everyone read them the world would be a better place? This is that book. I finished this books week ago, and let it sit with me before reviewing - I still think about it, and the things that it taught me.



Need more Eleanor? Click here to check out my Top 5 Favorite Quotes from "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine"!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Five Quotes I Loved // "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Artsy Girl. Each week there is a new prompt, and this week's prompt is book quotes you love!




Every now and then a book comes around that I don't just like, I LOVE - obsessed, even. It is my new favorite, and I want to tell the whole world about it, screaming from the internet rooftops about the glory that is this amazing book. And that's definitely the case with my recent read, "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman. SUCH an amazing book, which SO MANY breathtaking moments that I want to share with you! Check out the video above, or keep reading, for five quotes from "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" that I love!


Thursday, February 15, 2018

My Ultimate TBR - 100 Books I Want to Read



Who on the bookish internet doesn't have a TBR list that is just completly out of control? I want to meet this person - teach me your ways. I swear I add one or two books every single day to this ever growing list and IT IS GETTING OUT OF CONTROL. So, I sat down and found the books that I am *most* excited about - not just, yeah I'd like to read that, but like, omg I want to read this book *right now* try to stop me, excited. And I came up with 100 books. Check out the video above for my list, and please comment! I'd love to hear if you have any thoughts on these books, good or bad, and if you want to add to the list, well feel free to do that, too!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Reader Problems Tag



Reading through the questions for the reading problems tag, I realized I'm a pretty low stress reader, but I do have a couple of reading issues that get under my skin. Check out the video above or keep reading for my answers to this problematic questions!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Still Me by Jojo Moyes - Book Review




Many thanks to the author and publisher for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. They also sent an additional copy my way to giveaway! Click the links below to enter!

STILL ME GIVEAWAY - US ONLY

"Still Me" is the third book in the series, and follows my, much beloved, Louisa Clark, on her newest adventure in New York City. She works there as an assistant to Agnes, the wife of a wealthy businessman. Agnes has some major secrets, and an agenda all of her own, and Louisa is left trying to pick up all of the pieces. " Still Me" is now my second favorite book in the series. I really like how the author returned to some of those more difficult topics that drew me to the first book in this series, "Me Before You". Louisa really struggles in this book in staying to her true self, her bumblebee striped tights wearing Louisa, while also exposing herself to all of these new opportunities that core person.