Favorite Fictional Witches | Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It combines a love for lists, books, and brings bookish friends together. This week’s topic is a Halloween Freebie so I decided to list some of my favorite witches. I'm kind of fascinated with witches. I think it's because I love an all…

Villains I Love To Hate | Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It combines a love for lists, books, and brings bookish friends together. This week’s topic is Villains. Who doesn't love a well-written villain? The ones that you utterly despise and want to fight because you hate them so much. I hope you enjoy my…

Longest Books I’ve Ever Read | Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It combines a love for lists, books, and brings bookish friends together. This week’s topic is Longest Books I've Ever Read. This is actually something I talked about on Twitter a few weeks ago because I'm intimidated by books over 600 pages. Despite that,…

September 2018 Wrap-Up | The Dreaded Reading Slump

Happy Sunday everyone! Before I get into my September wrap up, I want to thank all of you for following my blog. I surpassed 300 followers this month and I'm ecstatic about that. It's not about the numbers, but I'm grateful for all the support I've received. Thank you. Now, for the wrap up.  What…

Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Pull You Out of a Reading Slump

Happy Tuesday everyone! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It combines a love for lists, books, and brings bookish friends together. This week's topic is "Books to Pull You Out of a Reading Slump." I've mentioned it before, but I'm a mood reader and because of that I often fall…

Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Title: Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsAuthor: J.K. RowlingPublication Date: July 21, 2017Genre: Fantasy | Middle GradeRating: 5 stars "Give me Harry Potter," said Voldemort's voice, "and none shall be harmed. Give me Harry Potter, and I shall leave the school untouched. Give me Harry Potter, and you will be rewarded."As he climbs into the…

Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Title: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceAuthor: J.K. RowlingPublication Date: July 16, 2005Genre: Fantasy | Middle GradeRating: 5 stars There it was, hanging in the sky above the school: the blazing green skull with a serpent tongue, the mark Death Eaters left behind whenever they had entered a building... wherever they had murdered...When Dumbledore arrives…

Review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Title: Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixAuthor: J.K. RowlingPublication Date: June 21, 2003Genre: Fantasy, Middle GradeRating: 4.75 stars "You are sharing the Dark Lord's thoughts and emotions. The Headmaster thinks it inadvisable for this to continue. He wishes me to teach you how to close your mind to the Dark Lord."Dark times have…

Review: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire

Title: Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireAuthor: J.K. RowlingPublication Date: July 8, 2000Genre: Fantasy, Middle Grade, Magical School, Chosen OneRating: 4.75 stars "There will be three tasks, spaced throughout the school year, and they will test the champions in many different ways... their magical prowess - their daring - their powers of deduction -…