Sunday Review – 1/17/2016

Well, as much as I have tried to stop it, prolong it, and avoid it, another year has passed, and I officially made my debut appearance on this earth 24 years ago. Wow, that’s crazy. How did I get so old?

For my birthday my parents bought me tickets to see the broadway production of Beauty and the Beast. I went with my mom yesterday, and the performance was absolutely magical. I loved every minute of it. My mom also bought me the soundtrack, so guess what I’m going to be listening to nonstop?

One of my closest friends also flew in for the weekend. I got to spend some lovely time with her on Friday after picking her up from the airport, and I get to see her again tonight for our birthday! That’s right, we share the same birthday. How crazy is that? If only we were the same age. (She’s just a smidge older.) It’s been lovely to see her.

I also, in order to treat myself and celebrate a bit, bought myself two books I got an amazing deal on and a Deadpool t-shirt. (Who else is excited for that movie?!)

Speaking of m0vies, The 5th Wave comes out later this week. Anyone planning on seeing that one? I sure am. I hope it doesn’t disappoint. (But, I’m trying my best not to get my hopes up.)

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies won’t be far behind that one. I just started reading it, but I’m absolutely falling in love with it. I love zombies, Pride and Prejudice, and humor, so this book is shaping up to be wonderfully fab.

Okay, enough with my ramblings. On with the books! 


Monday: Mash-Up Monday – Recommendations
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday – 2015 Releases I Meant to Read
Wednesday: Book Review – Cathy’s Book: If Found Call (650) 266 – 8283 by Jordan Weisman, Sean Steward, and Cahty Brigg
Thursday: Book Review – Whippoorwill by Joseph Monninger

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: The Clone Army Attacketh by Ian Doescher
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Tragedy of the Sith’s Revenge by Ian Doescher

(I’ve been wanting these since they were released, but I could never seem to justify spending $14.95 a piece on them. But, the stars aligned today and I got them both for 60% of the cover price. So, all in all, I only paid $14.18 for both of them! I’m exceptionally happy.)

Loving Amy: A Mother’s Story by Janis Winehouse
The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff

Doll Bones by Holly Black
Death Note, Vol. 2: Confluence by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
Spider-Girl, Vol. 4: Turning Point by Tom DeFalco
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen by Alan Dean Foster
An Age of License: A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley
Star Trek: Avenger by William Shatner

Scary Stories Treasury by Alvin Shwartz – 5/5 Stars (always)
The Walking Dead, Vol. 12: Life Among Them by Robert Kirkman – 5/5 Stars
The Grownup by Gillian Flynn – 4.5/5 Stars
The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 5: 1959-1960 by Charles M. Shultz – 3.5/5 Stars
Doll Bones by Holly Black – 4/5 Stars
Death Note, Vol. 2: Confluence by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata – (3.5 or4)/5 Stars (still undecided)

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen, and Philip Smiley
Star Trek: Twilight’s End by Jerry Oltion’s What Will Happen in Harry Potter 7: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Falls in Love and How Will the Adventure Finally End? by Ben Schoen, Andy Gordon, Gretchen Stull, Emerson Spartz, and Jamie Laurence.
The Husband List by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly
The Defeatist by Sophie Bowns
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
50 Great Short Stories by Milton Crane
The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Writer’s Daily Companion: 365 Inspirations and Writing Tips by Amy Peters
A Cup of Comfort for Writers stories edited by Colleen Sell
My So-Called Freelance Life: How to Survive and Thrive as a Creative Professional for Hire by Michelle Goodman
Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those who Want to Write Them by Francine Prose
Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Well, as you can see, I’ve had quite the week and still have quite a bit of excitement coming up. This is one of my longer Sunday Posts, so, if you’ve read all of it, I applaud (and thank) you. If not, that’s totally cool, and I understand.

How was your last week? Anything you’re dying to talk about? Any books you’re itching to recommend? Let me know in the comments! (Or, you can also message me privately on one of my other social media platforms!)

Up Tomorrow: Most Likely a Tag for Mash-Up Monday

Other Links to reach me at: Instagrambooklrnon-book Tumblr.,Goodreads, Snapchat: Smashleyyy92.

Happy Reading!


Okay, last thing, I swear! My parents got me a pretty rad cake, and I’m so in love with it.

24th birthday cake

(I don’t know why it’s so blurry, but, you get the idea 😛 )




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