May 26, 2017

Ninety Second Novel: What to Say Next

Hello, my fellow bookworms! Welcome to Ninety Second Novel! With this sporadic feature, I'll be using booktube as a way to review a book before I can actually review it. In other words, if I happen to read a book earlier than I can post my review for it, then I'll be using this feature to tell you about it. Look at it as a preview review, perhaps? For the feature, I'll be talking about whatever book(s) I read, but in ninety seconds or less!

May 25, 2017

Review: Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

TitleOnce and for All
Author: Sarah Dessen
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publishing Date: June 6, 2017
Pages/Format: 400, ARC
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As bubbly as champagne and delectable as wedding cake, Once and for All, Sarah Dessen's thirteenth novel, is set in the world of wedding planning, where crises are routine. 

Louna, daughter of famed wedding planner Natalie Barrett, has seen every sort of wedding: on the beach, at historic mansions, in fancy hotels and clubs. Perhaps that's why she's cynical about happily-ever-after endings, especially since her own first love ended tragically. When Louna meets charming, happy-go-lucky serial dater Ambrose, she holds him at arm's length. But Ambrose isn't about to be discouraged, now that he's met the one girl he really wants. 

Sarah Dessen’s many, many fans will adore her latest, a richly satisfying, enormously entertaining story that has everything—humor, romance, and an ending both happy and imperfect, just like life itself.
 


BOOK IN A WORD: Hmm

May 24, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (184)

is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine that 
showcases upcoming releases people are very much anticipating.

Let it be known that I am here for goblins (and that I may be hoping this works better for me than a certain other goblin-esque novel).

May 23, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday (184)

is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...

May 22, 2017

A Multipurpose Giveaway

HELLO HELLO HELLO! In case you haven't noticed, I haven't been around the blogosphere as much lately. My reasons are many, and while I now have more to balance on my plate than before, I am BACK! I never really intended to go on hiatus, but I did. And it was...nice. But now? Well, I only have one thing to say:


I also decided that I--we--should celebrate my return from my unofficial, unplanned hiatus. BUT WHY STOP THERE? We should also belatedly celebrate my birthday, since as of early April I'm one year closer to very officially being the crypt keeper. And since Beauty and the Bookshelf is turning five (!!!) (hey, that's how old I am) in June, let's get a head start on that too! And so this is, OFFICIALLY and UNANIMOUSLY:

May 21, 2017

The Weekly Forecast (35)

Welcome to a weekly feature of sorts here on Beauty and the Bookshelf: The Weekly Forecast! I've been reworking the blog a bit, trying to post more and be consistent, but also to post more than reviews and the same two memes every week (assuming I even post anything during a week). Then I thought of The Weekly Forecast, a way to recap what I did on the blog the week before, and then to forecast what will be on the blog the coming week. The latter could be helpful because it keeps me in check, kind of: if I tell you I'm going to post a review this week then now I basically have to post a review this week. But first: let me tell you what happened on the blog last week.

I. AM. BACK. Between work and reading and computer issues and my inherent laziness, I went on an unofficial, unplanned blogging hiatus. BUT THE HIATUS IS OVER. I don't know that I'll be posting as much--as in, the forecast has five posts on it, but I may have to cut down to three or four posts a week (the Weekly Forecast excluded). Either way, it's my honor to introduce to you a new issue of the Weekly Forecast. I hope you're here to stay. Because I am.

May 2, 2017

Blog Tour: The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein


Hello, thieves of words! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Elizabeth Wein's The Pearl Thief. If you're familiar with Elizabeth, then you might recognize her as the Hardy-riffic author of Code Name Verity (which I highly, highly recommend reading). In her latest historical novel she returns to the life of Maddie--pre-Verity. You heard me right: The Pearl Thief is a Code Name Verity PREQUEL. So sit back, relax, prepare for the feels, and get ready to enter a giveaway (no stealing of pearls necessary to enter).

Apr 30, 2017

The Weekly Forecast (34)

Welcome to a weekly feature of sorts here on Beauty and the Bookshelf: The Weekly Forecast! I've been reworking the blog a bit, trying to post more and be consistent, but also to post more than reviews and the same two memes every week (assuming I even post anything during a week). Then I thought of The Weekly Forecast, a way to recap what I did on the blog the week before, and then to forecast what will be on the blog the coming week. The latter could be helpful because it keeps me in check, kind of: if I tell you I'm going to post a review this week then now I basically have to post a review this week. But first: let me tell you what happened on the blog last week.

Hey, folks! Long time, no see or post! I'm not quite sure what exactly has kept me from posting, except for a combination of picking reading over blogging, being busy working, and having a laptop that only turns on when it wants to. (I just need to take it to a damn computer genius already.) I'm not officially back this week--I'm only here because a blog tour's stopping by. I could be back this week, but it's the week of A Court of Wings and Ruin, and the only way I'll be putting that down is if I have to sleep or I'm going to work. But NEXT WEEK. By then I should hopefully, hopefully be back to my regularly scheduled programming.

Apr 12, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (183)

is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine that 
showcases upcoming releases people are very much anticipating.

Honestly, this book had me wholeheartedly at pig.

Apr 11, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday (183)

is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...