Get Up Offa That Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza - The Positives of Blogging

Mar 30, 2016

Hello, all! Welcome to the finale of Get Up Offa That Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza! This extravaganza was a three-week long partay consisting of blog posts that hopefully did a number of things: got you back into blogging and reminded you how fun and creative blogging can be. To learn more about this shindig (all the cool kids did it, just an FYI), you can check out the introduction post here and join in anytime!

Now, for today's finale festivities:


Ninety Second Novel: This Is Our Story

Mar 29, 2016


Hello, my fellow bookworms! Welcome to a new feature on Beauty and the Bookshelf called 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!

Get Up Offa That Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza - My Dream Easter Basket

Mar 28, 2016

Hello, all! Welcome to DAY  NINE of Get Up Offa That Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza! It's the penultimate post, people--WE ARE ALMOST DONE! This extravaganza is a three-week long partay consisting of blog posts that will hopefully do a number of things: get you back into blogging and remind you how fun and creative blogging can be. To learn more about this shindig (all the cool kids are doing it, just an FYI), you can check out the introduction post here and join in anytime!

Now, for today's festivities:


Get Up Offa That Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza - Plan a Fictional Trip

Mar 25, 2016


Hello, all! Welcome to DAY  EIGHT of Get Up Offa That Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza! (We're in the final stretch, people!)) This extravaganza is a three-week long partay consisting of blog posts that will hopefully do a number of things: get you back into blogging and remind you how fun and creative blogging can be. To learn more about this shindig (all the cool kids are doing it, just an FYI), you can check out the introduction post here and join in anytime!

Now, for today's festivities:


Review: Pearl by Deirde Riordan Hall

Mar 24, 2016

TitlePearl
Author: Deirdre Riordan Hall
Publisher: Skyscape
Publishing Date: March 1, 2016
Pages/Format: 352, Paperback
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Run fast and run far, unless you’re fearless. Unless you’re courageous. I’m not, but I’d like to be.

Pearl Jaeger is seventeen and homeless after drugs, poverty, and addiction unraveled the life she shared with JJ, her formerly glamorous rock star mother.

This moment of happiness is fleeting; someone will take it from me. 

When tragedy brings a chance to start over at an elite boarding school, she doesn’t hesitate. Yet the only salvation comes from an art teacher as troubled as Pearl, and she faces the stark reality that what she thought she wanted isn’t straightforward.

I trace the outline of my reflection in a window. I am no more than a replica of my mother. This is not the self-portrait I want to paint.

Through the friendships she forms at school—especially with Grant, a boy who shows Pearl what it means to trust and forgive—she begins to see a path not defined by her past. But when confronted with the decision to be courageous or to take the easy way forged by her mother’s failures, which direction will Pearl choose?


Book in One Word: PROSEY.

Get Up Offa That Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza - Puppies + Books

Mar 23, 2016


Hello, all! Welcome to DAY  SEVEN of Get Up Offa That Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza! (There's only one week left!) This extravaganza is a three-week long partay consisting of blog posts that will hopefully do a number of things: get you back into blogging and remind you how fun and creative blogging can be. To learn more about this shindig (all the cool kids are doing it, just an FYI), you can check out the introduction post here and join in anytime!

Now, for today's festivities:


Get Up Offa That Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza - Read A Scene

Mar 21, 2016


Hello, all! Welcome to DAY  SIX of Get Up Offa That Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza! (Halfway done, folks!) This extravaganza is a three-week long partay consisting of blog posts that will hopefully do a number of things: get you back into blogging and remind you how fun and creative blogging can be. To learn more about this shindig (all the cool kids are doing it, just an FYI), you can check out the introduction post here and join in anytime!

Now, for today's festivities:


Get Up Offa That Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza - Mad Libs

Mar 18, 2016

Hello, all! Welcome to DAY  FIVE of Get Up Offa That Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza! I hope you've been enjoying it so far! This extravaganza is a three-week long partay consisting of blog posts that will hopefully do a number of things: get you back into blogging and remind you how fun and creative blogging can be. To learn more about this shindig (all the cool kids are doing it, just an FYI), you can check out the introduction post here and join in anytime!

Now, for today's festivities:


Get Up Offa That Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza - Review of My Favorite Book Ever

Mar 16, 2016


Hello, all! Welcome to DAY  FOUR of Get Up Offa That Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza! (Please take a moment to stretch.) This extravaganza is a three-week long partay consisting of blog posts that will hopefully do a number of things: get you back into blogging and remind you how fun and creative blogging can be. To learn more about this shindig (all the cool kids are doing it, just an FYI), you can check out the introduction post here and join in anytime!

Now, for today's festivities:


Waiting on Wednesday (163)

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

I'm going to say one thing and one thing only: B A D A S S.

Top Ten Tuesday (163)

Mar 15, 2016

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Get Up Offa That Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza - If I Were a Fictional Character

Mar 14, 2016

Hello, all! Welcome to DAY  THREE of Get Up Offa That Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza! (Do you feel the burn yet?) This extravaganza is three-week long partay consisting of blog posts that will hopefully do a number of things: get you back into blogging and remind you how fun and creative blogging can be. To learn more about this shindig (all the cool kids are doing it, just an FYI), you can check out the introduction post here and join in anytime!

Now, for today's festivities:


Get Up Offa That Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza - Inspirational Women in Fiction

Mar 11, 2016

Hello, all! Welcome to DAY TWO of Get Up Offa That Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza! This extravaganza is three-week long partay consisting of blog posts that will hopefully do a number of things: get you back into blogging and remind you how fun and creative blogging can be. To learn more about this shindig (all the cool kids are doing it, just an FYI), you can check out the introduction post here and join in anytime!

Now, for today's festivities:

Blog Tour: Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood by Liesl Shurtliff

Mar 10, 2016

Hello, lovelies! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood by Liesel Shurtliff! This is such a fun tale about a girl who's typically known for little else than going through the woods to Grandma's house and instead finding someone with a very big mouth, ears, and teeth. Shurtliff's version goes beyond all that and tells us about a Red we've never really known. I'll be sharing my thoughts on this adventurous story today, and there's a giveaway--all the better for you to eat the book up, my dears.

Get Up Offa That Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza - An Interview with Myself

Mar 9, 2016


Hiiiiiiiiii, wonderful people of the universe! Welcome to DAY ONE of Get Up Offa That Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza! This extravaganza is three-week long partay consisting of blog posts that will hopefully do a number of things: get you back into blogging and remind you how fun and creative blogging can be. To learn more about this shindig (all the cool kids are doing it, just an FYI), you can check out the introduction post here and join in anytime!

Now, for today's festivities:

Introducing Get Up Offa That Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza

Mar 4, 2016

This is going to sound like a damn late-night infomercial that's horribly cheesy, but have you had trouble blogging lately? Do you feel like you're in a slump? Lacking inspiration? Well, then, ladies and gentlemen, do I have a special offer you. May I introduce:

Waiting on Wednesday (162)

Mar 2, 2016

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

SIGH. Last year I started reading some graphic novels (like, two series), and I especially love the art style of this one. But since they're first released as chapters/issues, and then volumes, each chapter/issue ends on a freaking cliffhanger. I read by the volume, so now I'm sitting here, waiting for the next one. Why did I binge read the first five?

Top Ten Tuesday (162)

Mar 1, 2016

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