Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #4

Every Wednesday, Dani from Pen to Paper hosts a weekly blog hop, Wishlist Wednesday, in which you can list a book that you really want to read or that you have really been wanting to get. 

How to join:
  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Pick a book from you wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves. 
  • Do a post telling you readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of her post.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper ( somewhere in your post. 
  • Visit other blogs and enjoy! 

Here's the pick for this week: 

Clockwork Princess
By: Cassandra Clare 

Synopsis: If the only way to save the world was to destroy what you loved most, would you do it? 

Passion. Power. Secrets. Enchantment. 

Danger closes in around the Shadowhunters in the final installment of the best selling Infernal Devices trilogy. 


I first would like to say that I really hope that everyone has had a wonderful Christmas! 

I seriously cannot wait to get this book! I really enjoy Cassandra Clare's books, and I really cannot wait to find out what happens in this one! And look at that cover! Its absolutely gorgeous and I cannot wait to get it on my shelf! 

Monday, December 24, 2012

It's Monday! What are You Reading?

I was looking around for more blog hops to do, and  I came across this one, and I liked it! Its hosted by Shelia over at Book Journey. This is where we can share the books that we've read last week and the books we are planing to read this week!

Last Week: 
5 Stars 
Last week I only read one book. I was in the middle of studying for my finals. That book was Cinder, and I absolutely loved it! Check out my review 

This Week:

This week, I'm currently reading Divergent, and I'm really enjoying it so far! I hope to get this finished this week, but it might be a little bit of a challenge due to the holidays. 

Saturday, December 22, 2012


Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 400

Synopsis: Humans and androids crows the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl...

Cinder, a gifted mechanic is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the centre of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future.

Review: I had been wanting to read this novel for quite some time, but at the same time I was a little bit hesitant because I didn't think that I was going to enjoy it. I had also not read a novel before about cyborgs, which is initially why I thought I wasn't going to like it. I had only read about a chapter or so, and I was finding it a little bit difficult to get into. When it comes to reading, I'm a bit stubborn sometimes and  I really don't like to leave books unfinished, and boy am I glad that I kept pushing through this one. I absolutely loved it!

The whole idea of this story and the world that was created was wonderful and this modern retelling of Cinderella was quite enjoyable. The setting was great. Meyer spared no detail when describing New Beijing, which as it turns out is a really complex city. I also really enjoyed the way she had a majority of countries and continents to all be in an alliance, which has come together after a war. I think my favourite though would be the civilization that was she created on the Moon. .

The only issue that I had with this book, and it really wasn't a big one, was that I found some of the novel's twists were a bit too predictable it terms the secrets that were surrounding Cinder. Although this really didn't affect how I felt about the book and I still found it to be really entertaining and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Overall, I really enjoyed this novel. It was a really wonderful and exciting twist on a well known fairytale. I cannot wait for the second book!

Rating: *****

Monday, December 17, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #2

This is a blog hop that is hosted by Tynas Reviews. I went shopping this weekend, and I only picked up two books. I have heard nothing but good things about both of these books so I decided to pick them up.

The first book that I picked up is Unwind by Neal Shusterman. It was through the booktube community that I heard about this book, and along with GoodReads. I had been wanting to pick this up for quite some time.
My local bookstore had one left in stock so I jumped on it, and I'm really looking forward to getting in to this book!

The second book that I picked up is Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi.

I only just recently heard about this book and it sounded like something that I would really enjoy. It also got pretty decent ratings and a lot of people seemed to really enjoy it, so I picked it up.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Diviners--Review

Author: Libba Bray
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Children
Pages: 578

Synopsis: Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City--and she is pos-i-tute-ly thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie places! Soon enough, Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfeld girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is Evie has to live with her Uncle Will, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the occult--also known as "The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies". When a rash of occult-based murders come to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of the investigation. And through it all, Evie has a secret: a mysterious power that could help catch the killer-if he doesn't catch her first.

Review: This was my second Libba Bray book. This is a book my sister had picked up one day at the bookstore, and I thought I would give it a go, and I'm so glad that I did! I managed to get through the 578 in almost no time, the storyline was wonderful and it keeps you reading. It didn't feel like almost 600 pages at all! As what I found with A Great and Terrible Beauty, I had not really read anything quite like this before. This book deals a lot with the occult, which I find really interested.

The story being set in New York City in 1926 is great! The 1920s are such an interesting time period, and Bray has done such a fantastic job in recreating it, it really felt as though the reader were part of it. As well, you can definitely tell that Bray did her research, and she did it well!

All of the characters were really well written, there really wasn't any that I wasn't too fond of. I especially enjoyed Evie's character. I loved her sense of humour, and I really enjoyed her whole attitude about everything. I found that her character really allowed for the reader to get a sense of the time period. Overall though, I found that all of the characters were really well developed and their backstories were all incorporated and gave so much more depth to the story.

There were a lot of plot twists in this book. I found myself a lot of the time really thinking about things and trying to figure out all of the twists the book had. There were also a number of plot elements that I did not see coming at all, which was great.

Overall I throughly enjoyed this book, and its something that I would definitely recommend, and its worth the read!

My Rating: *****

Wishlist Wednesday #3

Every Wednesday, Dani from Pen to Paper hosts a weekly blog hop, Wishlist Wednesday, in which you can list a book that you really want to read or that you have really been wanting to get. 

How to join:
  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Pick a book from you wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves. 
  • Do a post telling you readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of her post.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper ( somewhere in your post. 
  • Visit other blogs and enjoy! 

Here's the book for this week:

Anna and the French Kiss
By: Stephanie Perkins 

Synopsis: Anna can't wait for her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a good job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she's not too thrilled when her father unexpectedly ships her off to boarding school in Paris-until she meets Etienne St.Clair, the perfect boy. The only problem? He's taken, and Anna might be too, if anything comes of her crush back home. Will a year of romantic near-misses end in the French kiss Anna awaits? 

I have been wanting this book for a while. There were several times when I had the book in my hands, and ended up deciding on picking up something else. This book has been on my wishlist for quite a while now. 

I have heard and read so many lovely reviews about this book, and it just keeps making me want to pick this up more and more. With Christmas just around the corner, I think I will be picking this up sometime soon! 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #1

This my first time using this blog hop. I really liked this idea and I thought that I would give a shot. TyngasReviews hosts this hop, where we can share the books that we have recently gotten and are adding to our shelves.

I was pretty excited about the books that I got this week, they are :

Easy by Tammara Webber 

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor 
Before  I fall by Lauren Oliver 
I really looking forward to getting into all of these books! 

Friday, December 07, 2012

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour--Review

Author:Morgan Matson
Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Synopsis: Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew--just in time for Amy's senior year. Her dad recently died in a car accident. So Amy embarks on a road trip to escape from it all, driving cross-country from the home she's always known toward her new life. Joining Amy on the road trip is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's old friend. Amy hasn’t seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows. So she's surprised to find that she is developing a crush on him. At the same time, she’s coming to terms with her father’s death and how to put her own life back together after the accident. Told in traditional narrative as well as scraps from the road--diner napkins, motel receipts, postcards--this is the story of one girl's journey to find herself.

Review: I had been wanting to read this book for quite some time. Let me just say I'm so glad that I finally got around to it! I'm not sure what it is about roadtrip novels, I think it has something to do with the fact that I would love to go on a roadtrip one day, but I definitely loved this one, and its safe to say that it is one of my favourite books. 

I really like that Amy's mother gave her a travel scrapbook, and that she made use of it. I think that made a lot of the places. I also liked that we were given a playlist of the songs that Amy and Roger listened to during their trip. 

Apart from the roadtrip aspect, I really loved the way that the story was written. We know that Amy is really struggling with her father's death and is having hard time dealing with it. I also liked the way that the story used flashbacks to give much more of a background to Amy's family and all of the tragedies and struggles that they have had to deal with. 

I especially enjoyed her relationship with Roger, and it was definitely not something that I was expecting to see from the beginning of the book. There is just something about Roger that made me fall in love with him. He's just a little bit nerdy, courteous and really loves history. When I first started this book, I will admit that I thought that there was going to be an instant romance that was sparked between Amy and Roger. I'm happy to say that it was not at all what I was expecting.

Overall, I LOVED this book. Its a fairly quick read. Its the perfect mix of grief and how to come to terms with it, but more importantly its about a growing friendship. 


Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Hunger Games--Review

Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages: 384

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the other districts in line by forcing them to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the-death on live TV.
One boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and sixteen are selected by lottery to play. The winner brings riches and favor tohis or her district. But that is nothing compared to what the Capitol wins: one more year of fearful compliance with its rule. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her impoverished district in the Games.
But Katniss has been close to dead before — and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.


Review:  I was not planning on doing a review for this book for the simple fact that I was so late in getting to it, that I figured just about everyone has already read it. However, I ended up loving it so much, that I thought, what's one more review.

The main reason that I decided to pick up this book was because my sister kept telling me that I wasn't going to like it, and it wasn't my sort of thing. She had read it a few years ago, told me about it, but I hadn't ever gotten around to reading it. So, a few weeks ago, I had gone to Costco with my parents, and they had the boxset on sale for $30, so I picked it up.  Also, I really wanted to read it before I watched the movie (I'm weird like that).

I knew what the book was about when I was getting into it, however, it completely surpassed any expectations that I had about it. I'm also just going to say that this was not a book that I would have just picked up on my own to read. I have give my sister some credit, if it wasn't for her constantly saying that I wasn't going to enjoy it, then I never would have tried. Initially, I had a bit of a hard time getting into the story based on the first few chapters, but I understand that a set-up is necessary. After that though I was completely hooked! I really loved the world that Collins has created, and in a lot of ways it has really made me think about a lot of issues that we're facing today.

The entire plot was completely unique and I really liked being submerged into the world of Panem. It was a really thrilling read, and it kept me up at night, I couldn't seem to put the book down. Along with the great plot are great characters. I really enjoyed Effie Trinket and Cinna, of course I really enjoyed Peeta and Katniss as well, and I'm really curious to see what happens with them in the next two books!

I feel a bit silly for being so behind on getting to these books, but better late than never. I'm willing to bet that most people have read the trilogy by this point, but if haven't yet, I strongly recommend that you pick it up as it is definitely a must read!

Rating: 5 Stars

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #2

Every Wednesday, Dani from Pen to Paper hosts a weekly blog hop, Wishlist Wednesday, in which you can list a book that you really want to read or that you have really been wanting to get. 

How to join:
  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Pick a book from you wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves. 
  • Do a post telling you readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of her post.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper ( somewhere in your post. 
  • Visit other blogs and enjoy! 

My book for this Week: 

           Girl of Nightmares
          By: Kenare Blake

It's been months since the ghost of Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell in her basement and disappeared into it, but ghost-hunter Cas Lowood can't move on.

His friends remind him that Anna sacrificed herself so that Cas could live—not walk around half dead. He knows they're right, but in Cas's eyes, no living girl he meets can compare to the dead girl he fell in love with.

Now he's seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he's asleep and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong...these aren't just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears.

Cas doesn't know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn't deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it's time for him to return the favor.


When I picked up Anna Dressed in Blood, I wasn't aware that there was a second book in the series. 
I finished reading Anna Dressed in Blood about a month ago, and ever since, I've been dying to pick up this book. I really enjoyed the story, and I really loved all of the characters, and I'm really excited to know what happens next. Along with that, I love the covers of both books, and I'm definitely really excited to be able to add this to my shelves! 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Saving June-Review

Author: Hannah Harrington
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 336 

Synopsis: Everyone's sorry. But no one can explain why.
Harper Scott's older sister, June, took her own life a week before high school graduation, leaving Harper devastated. So when her divorcing parents decide to split up June's ashes, Harper steals the urn and takes off cross-country with her best friend, Laney, to the one place June always dreamed of going—California.
Enter Jake Tolan, a boy with a bad attitude, a classic-rock obsession…and an unknown connection to June. When he insists on joining them, Harper's just desperate enough to let him. With his alternately charming and infuriating demeanor and his belief that music can see you through anything, he might be exactly what Harper needs. Except…Jake's keeping a secret that has the power to turn her life upside down—again.


Review: The first time that I heard about this book was on Dani from PentoPaper's blog. It was honestly her review that led me to pick it up, and all I can say is that I'm definitely not sorry that I did. I really think the whole idea about a road trip is really interesting (its also something I really want to do).  I think that part of this reason that I liked the book so much was that fact that it based on a road trip. 

Another part of the book that I really enjoy were the characters. Each were so different in their own way and they made the book that much better. It was really enjoyable to get to know Harper throughout the story, and to be learning everything from her point of view. She is an incredibly strong-willed invidivudal, but she also very mature for her age. I especially enjoyed her relationship with Jake, and it was great to see them getting to know one another better. I really like Jake's character as well. He doesn't quite fit the mould of the typical romantic interest.  

Another thing that I really, really liked was the whole incorporation of music. I loved how so many things in the novel are surrounded by music. In some ways it reminded me of Nick and Norah's infinite Playlist. 

Overall, I really loved this book. Once again, as it seems with my views, I've been reading things that I don't normally read. The whole concept of a road trip is completely new for me, and as it turns out, I absolutely loved it, I'm now looking to get more books about road trips. 
I think that if you haven't read this book, then you definitely need to pick it up. Its a YA contemporary, which I've really been getting into lately. 

Rating: 4.5 Stars. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Anna Dressed in Blood-Review

Author: Kendare Blake
Publisher: Tor Teen
Pages: 320

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.
So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.
When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.
But she, for whatever reason, spares Cas's life.


Review: I'm going to start my review off by saying that I absolutely love the cover of this book! I sometimes have a habit of picking a book up just based on its cover. In this case, I picked this book up because I had seen that a lot of people had been talking about it, and it got pretty decent reviews on good reads.

Anna Dressed in Blood is not something that I would have picked up off the shelf for myself. I really wasn't too sure if I was going to end up liking it or not because to be honest, this genre isn't really my thing. I'm happy to say that I was pleasantly surprised. I absolutely loved this book, and I read through it fairly quickly. Cas' world is completely fascinating, and that's what had me hooked right from the first page.

One of the things that I most enjoyed was that this book was set in Northern Ontario (somewhere familiar to me, which doesn't happen to often in books that I come across). Although, the thing that I most enjoyed where just Cas and Anna's characters. Everything that unfolds in this novel is unlike anything that I've read. Blake does  really wonderful job at introducing he characters and including their histories. While the primary characters are really enjoyable, as are the secondary characters, who are also well developed. The entire plot of the novel as well is something that is completely new for me, and its been refreshing.

I definitely highly recommend this book! As I mentioned, it really is not something that I would have just gone into the bookstore and picked up off the shelf for myself. I'm looking forward to picking up the sequel.

Rating: 5 Stars. 

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Showcase Sunday

Hey everyone!
I haven't really posted anything in a little while, so I thought I'd change that. I've actually been thinking about starting a channel on youtube. I really enjoy watching  a lot of the videos and it looks like it would so much fun, so, its something that I'm still thinking about.

Anyway, I thought that I would do a Showcase Sunday. I went to a used bookstore today, and I have a bit of a haul that I thought that I would share.

From the used book store I got:

I've got a couple of reviews coming up in the next couple of days :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #1

Every Wednesday, Dani from Pentopaper hosts a weekly blog hop, Wishlist Wednesday, in which you can list a book that you really want to read or that you have really been wanting to get.

How to join:

  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves 
  • Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist. 
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of her post.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper ( somewhere in your post.
  • Visit other blogs and enjoy!

My book for this week:

Sisterhood Everlasting- By Ann Brashares 

Despite having jobs and men that they love, each knows something is missing: the closeness that once sustained them. Carmen is a successful actress in New York, engaged to be married, but misses her friends. Lena finds solace in her art, teaching in Rhode Island, but still thinks of Kostos and the road she didn’t take. Bridget lives with her longtime boyfriend, Eric, in San Francisco, and though a part of her wants to settle down, a bigger part can’t seem to shed her old restlessness.

Then Tibby reaches out to bridge the distance, sending the others plane tickets for a reunion that they all breathlessly await. And indeed, it will change their lives forever—but in ways that none of them could ever have expected.

As moving and life-changing as an encounter with long-lost best friends, Sisterhood Everlasting is a powerful story about growing up, losing your way, and finding the courage to create a new one.


I only just heard about this book a few weeks ago, but I've read the entire Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, and now I've got to get this one. I really enjoyed the series and I'm really now wanting to know how everything will end for the girls and how everything will just come together. I'm definitely looking forward to getting this book! 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Life As We Know It-Review

Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher: Graphia (2006)
Pages: 337

Synopsis: Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the moon closer to the earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun? As summer turns to Arctic winter, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove.

Told in journal entries, this is the heart-pounding story of Miranda’s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all--hope--in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world.


 Review: I originally picked this book up because of the cover, it just caught my eye! My sister had read it,a and she suggested that I read this book, and I ended up loving it! The book is told by Miranda through her diary entries.

The book begins with Miranda explaining certain details about her life, family and school. She is, in most aspects a typical teenage who is growing up in Pennsylvania. It doesn't take too long for chaos to ensure when the asteroid hits the moon.  I think the thing that I most enjoyed about this book was how detailed everything is. Miranda is a wonderful and reliable narrator, whose diary entries are so well explained.

When I finished reading this book I found myself not being about to think about much else. I also really enjoyed this book because it felt so real! It makes you think about things that you may normally not think about, and it makes you realize just how many things you take for granted. It also does a really great job in making you think about what would you do if something like this ever happened. There were several times I caught myself looking up at the moon.

I absolutely adored this book and I would recommend this to anyone!

Rating: 5 Stars. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Dead Tossed Waves-Review

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 432
Synopsis: Gabry lives a quiet life, secure in her town next to the sea and behind the Barrier. She's content to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast--home is all she's ever known and all she needs for happiness. 
But life after the Return is never safe.
Gabry's mother thought she left her secrets behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, but like the dead in their world, secrets don't stay buried. And now, Gabry's world is crumbling. 
In one reckless moment, half of Gabry's generation is dead, the other half imprisoned. 
Now Gabry knows only one thing: if she has any hope of a future, she must face the forest of her mother's past.

Review: I had first read The Forest of Hands and Teeth about two summers ago and I actually had really enjoyed it. It wasn't something that I would normally pick up, the only reason I had decided to read it, is that my sister had told me to give it a chance, and I'm really glad that I did. 
After reading this first novel, I decided to give The Dead Tossed Waves ago. The first time that I started it, I had a really hard time trying to get into it and I ended up just pushing it to the side. I picked it up again a few days ago and I decided that I was going to give it another shot. 

When we first meet Gabry, she is a bit hesitant to breaking rules, and she does appear to be this way for most of the book. In many ways she's quite an innocent character who has no problems at all following the rules. With everything that ensues, Gabry finds herself having to push herself out of her comfort zone and to do things that she normally wouldn't do. 

Overall, I really didn't mind the book. I found that it moved at a really quick pace, and it was able to hold my attention really well. There were a couple of points throughout the book, where Ryan does a good job at creating fear and panic. For the most part though I did enjoy the plot, despite it being, in someways really similar to The Forest of Hands and Teeth. 

My one huge complaint though would be Gabry herself. While in some ways it is great to see her challenge herself, at the same time, her whining and her redundancy starts to get a little irritating. She keeps repeating phrases such as "I wish I could go back..." Unfortunately, that isn't going to be a possibility. For me, I think that Gabry needs to spend a bit more time worrying about the present and the future and to try a bit harder not to live too much in the past. 

Rating: I give this book 3 Stars. It really wasn't a horrible book. I would also recommend this if you had read The Forest of Hands and Teeth and want to find out how the story continues. 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

An Introduction of Sorts

I've really been interested in blogging for sometime, and even more than that (I think it might be an excuse to talk about books)

My love of reading came at a very young age. I can remember coming home from my first day of Junior Kindergarten crying because I didn't learn how to read. Growing up, I was always the shy and quiet kid who had her nose pressed in some book. It really didn't matter where I was, I was always reading and that hasn't changed.

For me, this blog will be a way for me to get to express how I feel about particular books, and have a chance to get to talk about books, especially with people who feel the same way.

With that being said, I'm really looking forward to joining the book-blogging world.