I am so excited to see all the shelves and book collections today! I had these lofty plans to reorganize and dust my shelves but that so did not happen. I’m posting picture though my books are in no particular order. I’m hoping seeing everyone else’s shelves will help motivate me to FINALLY organize.

Thank you Crystal for doing so much for the hop. You are the best.

Now to the tour…


These shelves are in my bedroom

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My side table is always piled high with books I’m planning on reading or have started. The ones below are typically forgotten for the most part. Poor books. This other bookshelf is also in my room and is my newest addition. I’m still working on filling it completely. I’m thinking I’m going to need another bookcase soon.


This bookcase is in my living room. The basket contains books I need to read but aren’t have to read right this instant.


This bookcase is in our office and holds all the books I’m willing to get rid of at some point. Giveaways, trades and donations.

Now to some of my collections…


My Sarah J. Maas collection. It’s taken me a little while to get all of these and I’m so thrilled to have them all. Thank you to the folks that helped me get ahold of ToG and CoM



My Leigh Bardugo Collection. I never though I’d own the S&B or S&S arcs but I do! These are my precious. Thank you dear friend that was so kind to trade with me.

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Marie Rutkoski and Starbound Collections


Kendare Blake Collection


Maggie Stiefvater Collection


For my giveaway I’m going to let you pick any book from my collection and I’ll order you a copy of your choice (sorry not giving away my books!). I’ll order from either Amazon or Book Depository based on your location.  If you choose a book that hasn’t released yet I will pre-order for you. If the book is out of print we’ll discuss a substitute book (some first editions have different covers etc). This is an international giveaway. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Participating Blogs

Now that you’ve seen my shelves be sure to visit everyone else’s! A HUGE thank you to all of you for your excitement and participation. It means so much to Crystal and I!

First Ever #TheShelfieHop


Over the weekend on Twitter I started talking to folks (thanks to Sarah at The YA Book Traveler  and  Chasing Faerytales for helping to inspire me) about their favorite and most treasured book collections. This led to some pictures and my overwhelming urge to see all of your shelves. One of my blogger besties, Crystal at Bookiemoji, jumped into the excitement and we developed #TheShelfieHop

We want YOU to share pictures of your shelves on November 16. It’ll be a one day hop where everyone posts their pictures and we can all visit one another’s blogs. If you would like to you can host a giveaway but that is not mandatory at all. The object of this hop is allow us all to share our passion- our books! If you don’t have them on shelves feel free to share your favorite collections or book.

Also, if you already have a commitment for that date, feel free to still join in. This does NOT have to be the top post!

We are taking signups through this Google Form and we’ll send over more information as well as banner, list of participating blogs and a reminder prior to the posting date. Sign ups will close at the end of October. Or you could sign up here…



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14 Days of Fictional Swooning Blog Hop + 2 Giveaways

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I am so excited to be part of 14 Days of Fictional Swoon Blog Hop hosted by Jaime from Fiction Fare and Meg from Swoony Boys Podcast. This is a Valentines Day hop to celebrate the wonderful authors and books that have made us swoon. You’ll be able to visit lots of blogs over 14 days to collect words for a scavenger hunt for the group giveaway as well as enter individual blog giveaways. You can find more details on Swoony Boys Podcast.

I typically prefer my romance tucked away in a fantasy or science fiction setting so you’ll see most of my selections (ok ALL of them) are fantasy books. I think my favorite romantic trope would be those with a slow build up–often the ‘I hate you but grow to love you’ types. I’ll be listing some of my favorite authors and a quote that I thought was rather wonderful. Of course there’s no way I can include all my favorites but these were the first to cross my mind.

I am trying to not add spoilers but if you are highly sensitive you should skip any books you’ve not read because you might see something that tips you off.

Masters of Swoon

Renee Ahdieh for The Wrath & the Dawn

So much yes to this book. I loved the strong main character and there are some beautifully romantic scenes.


How right you are. You are not mine. I am yours.

It’s a fitting punishment for a monster. To want something so much- to hold it in your arms- and know beyond a doubt you will never deserve it.

Marie Rutkoski for The Winner’s Curse and The Winner’s Crime

Marie Rutkoski’s writing is absolutely beautiful-elegant and emotional. Her romantic build-up and tension is probably my favorite type- slow, angst-y and wonderful.

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Tentative fingers touched her face. A thumb ran along the wet skin of her cheekbone. She suffered for it, suffered for the misery of knowing that whatever possessed him to do this could be no more than compassion. He valued her that much. But not enough.  –page 207 The Winner’s Curse

Susan Ee for Angelfall and World After

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The relationship between Ee’s leads, Raffe and Penryn, is so touching and such a slow burn it aches. I absolutely adore their interactions and I really think they might be some of my favorite characters ever written.

His pupils dilate when he sees me. His lips part as he momentarily forgets to marshal his expression, and I could swear he stops breathing for several heartbeats. –page 168 Angelfall

Sarah J. Maas for everything she writes but specifically A Court of Thorns and Roses

Sarah knows how to write swoon…I have shipped so many of her characters…


He plucked a strand of grass from my hair. Heat radiated from my face as his fingers grazed my cheek. “I could make you able to see it, he said. His fingers lingered at the end of my braid, twirling the curl of hair around. “See my world–hear it, smell it.” My breathing became shallow as he sat up. “Taste it.  —page 209 A Court of Thorns and Roses

A.G. Howard for Splintered, Unhinged and Ensnared

It’s pretty obvious even if you’ve not read this series that there is a love triangle. I’m not usually a fan but with this series I felt it made complete sense. You’d have to read the series to see why

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I wind my hands in my miniskirt as the tinkling little netherlings disappear through the trees again. “You always keep me on my toes.” He surprised me by catching me around my waist. “Then I shall have to amend my strategy. My intent was to sweep you off your feet.” — page 210-211 Ensnared

I’ve not even touched some of the other swoons I love like Paula Weston’s Shadows, Ellie Marney’s Every Breath, Samantha Shannon’s The Bone Season, Leigh Bardugo’s The Grisha series.

Below are two giveaways for you to enter (and be sure to visit the other blogs to enter their giveaways too). For the group giveaway my phrase is…

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For my giveaway I’m giving away YOUR CHOICE of any of the books I’ve mentioned in this post. If it’s not released it will be a pre-order. This giveaway is international if Book Depository ships to your location.

My Giveaway

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Group Giveaway

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14 Days of Fictional Swooning Schedule