Monday, April 17, 2017

Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog

I had fun writing this weeks TTT! There are definitely a few things that get my attention when I'm reading about new books to try, and these things are them! And while these things don't guarantee that I will read a book, they definitely get my attention and that means the book has a much higher chance of being read!

Here we go! :)

Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book

As soon as I hear a book takes place in a castle, I am instantly interested in it!

Princesses, Princes, Queens, and Kings.
This may relate back to the whole castle thing (And all the Disney movies I watch.), but a book featuring royalty in it definitely gets my attention!

I love mermaid books! Always have.

I'm from Florida, so I'm always interested in reading books set in my home state.

England, France, and Ireland.
These are three countries that I would love to visit one day, so anytime a book takes place in one of those places I want to read it!

I have Lupus, and anytime a book mentions it, it instantly makes me want to read it.

When I Learn a Book is Funny.
If someone tells me a book made them laugh, it usually gets added to the TBR list!

The Ocean.
If a book takes place on, in, or near the ocean, I am definitely interested in it!

Summer is my favorite season, and when I hear a book takes place during it, it gets my attention!

Fairytale Retelling.
When I read that a book is a fairytale retelling, it makes me want to read it!

What makes you instantly want to read a book? :)

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter 2017!

I hope everyone has a safe, happy Easter, while remembering the reason we celebrate it! :)

Happy Easter!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Review: Saturdays at Sea

Review: Saturdays at Sea by Jessica Day George

Don't read this summary or my review if you haven't read the previous books! There are spoilers!

This bestselling series comes to a rousing conclusion as Celie and her family set sail on a ship made from their beloved Castle!

After constructing a grand ship built from parts of the Castle, Celie, Lilah and Rolf are ready to set sail! But on its maiden voyage, the Ship steers them far off course into uncharted waters. Celie and her sister, Lilah, hope that the Ship is heading to the ancient island where unicorns once roamed, but as the journey grows longer and supplies run low, they could be in trouble. Can Celie and her family trust the Ship just as they’ve always trusted the Castle?

Readers will delight in this adventure-filled conclusion to Jessica Day George’s bestselling series.
-summary and cover via Goodreads

Plot: As much as I love the castle, it was neat in this book to get more of a look at the world outside of it! I don't want to say much more here, in fear of spoiling people. But just know that I thought the plot was really fun, and I loved it!

Characters: I always love reading about Celie, Pogue, Lilah, Lulath (The dogs!), Rolf, and everyone else in the books! Not to even mention the griffins, who are characters just as much as the people are!

The cover: I like it!

Overall: I love this series so much! I honestly would put it in my top five of all-time. I would happily read many more books about the characters (I would love to read a book, or even a short story about the characters, that takes place a few years after this book, too! I would love to see what their lives are like in the future!) and the castle! And while I'm sad to see it end, I'm happy with how the final book ended! It was a fantastic ending to a wonderful series! Thank you to Jessica Day George for writing this awesome series!

And if you haven't read the Castle Glower books, I highly recommend you give them a try! :)

I checked this book out from my library.