Posts By: Rashika

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Epic Cover Battles #14: Fall 2017 Titles Edition

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Poll poll on this blog wall, which Fall 2017 cover is the prettiest of them all?

We haven’t done an Epic Cover Battles in so long but with so many fall titles with gorgeous covers coming out, I thought it would be fun to battle some of them out! We might not know which book will be the best but perhaps judging some books by their covers will be fun anyway…

Also, its only kind of a coincidence that all the covers have similar color palettes.

MAY THE BEST COVER WIN

5 Middle Grade Novels That Will Change Your Life

5 Middle Grade Novels That Will Change Your Life

Posted by on 08/11/2017 • 3 Comments

The Golden Compass changed my life when I was a kid and after more than a decade since the release of The Amber Spyglass, we are FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY getting a spin-off series that will hopefully cure me of the book-hangover I still have from reading The Amber Spyglass. I feel like middle grade is so constantly overlooked though so I decided I needed to do a post shouting out to my favorites!

1. Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell

This book has been out for a while but I didn’t read it until earlier this year after which, I promptly put it on my 2017 favorites shelf because it was SO AMAZING. It gave me The Thief Lord vibes but in Paris with violins and rooftops.

2. Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins…

A Letter Was Found in the Pages Of Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

A Letter Was Found in the Pages Of Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Posted by on 07/28/2017 • 2 Comments

Text:

Dear person reading this,

You might be wondering why I chose this page to write in & that is for several reasons including OTP feels but really, even if you haven’t read this book, you can relate to the way words move these characters in these pages. CATH CROWLEY is easily one of my fav authors and her words never fail to move me. Words in a Deep Blue was no different. The words in this book will make you cry, will make you laugh and most likely, the words in this book will change your life. Read it.

Love, Rashika

***images used in aesthetic do not belong to me***

5 Hot Espressos

The Princess Bride Meets The Emperor’s New Groove: The Emperor’s Ostrich by Julie Berry

The Princess Bride Meets The Emperor’s New Groove: The Emperor’s Ostrich by Julie Berry

Posted by on 07/27/2017 • 0 Comments

I feel like aesthetics for middle grade novels are fairly uncommon but The Emperor’s Ostrich is so laugh-out loud hilarious and really just lends itself to aesthetics. It’s got adventure, an unexpected romance (b/w a cow and an ostrich) & magic.

As the title of this post suggests, I believe that this book can best be described as The Princess Bride meets The Emperor’s New Groove. What happens when a spoilt man-child is on the verge of getting control of an entire empire? Why of course, he must be taught a lesson! Magic, mayhem and adventure ensue and a young dairy maid might be the answer to all. Basically, this book will make you LOL and draw you in for a ride. READ IT or give it to people who read middle grade. Seriously.

SDCC Blues: A Reading List + A Panel

Posted by on 07/24/2017 • 2 Comments

For the past week, I’ve mostly been hiding from the internet because SDCC was happening and I was envious (and glad) for all the people who got to attend. SDCC is now over but hey, if you’re feeling those post-SDCC blues (or envy in my case) I am bringing to you a recording of one of the most exciting panels that happened at the con plus a reading list of books that feature cons!

A Panel: YA AUTHORS MEET DC SUPERHEROES  A Reading List: 5 Books to Read Featuring Cons

1. Geekerella by Ashley Poston

This book is literally the movie A Cinderella Story but at a con and much more geekier. 100/10 would recommend for the nerdy, feel-good feels.

2. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

The super diverse and…

K-Drama Rec Based On Jellicoe Road

K-Drama Rec Based On Jellicoe Road

Posted by on 07/13/2017 • 1 Comment

I don’t watch a lot of K-drama’s but when I do, I get sucked in and binge watch like my life depends on it. This particular k-drama was recommended to me by a close friend and just happened to be the one to introduce me to the wonderful world of k-dramas. 

But, before I talk about it, lets talk about Jellicoe Road, or as it is known in Australia, On the Jellicoe Road (a title I much prefer.) Well for one, Melina Marchetta is my queen and secondly, I don’t compare things to Jellicoe unless I mean it. If you haven’t read this life-changing book already, I highly suggest you get on it because making good life decisions is a good thing. You will sob, laugh, probably die for a hot second and…

17 Books With Summer in the Title

17 Books With Summer in the Title

Posted by on 07/12/2017 • 3 Comments

To continue with my summer book-list theme I have going on, I BRING TO YOU 15 books with summer in their titles!!! Read through summer by reading books with summer in their titles! Go forth and add books to that summer TBR pile. Or don’t. DO WHAT YOU WANT.

1. This One Summer by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki 2. The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller 3. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson 4. Sixteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton 5. The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells

6. Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

7. The Summer of Firsts and Lasts by Terra Alan McVoy 8. The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland 9. How My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski 10….

Rashika’s Guide to Reading What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum

Rashika’s Guide to Reading What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum

Posted by on 07/07/2017 • 4 Comments

I felt like doing something a little different for this incredibly amazing book so I took some inspiration from the book (unfortunately, the title of this post references a terrible thing that happens… whoops) and decided to make a guide to reading What to Say Next.

1. Go grocery shopping before diving in. Make sure you buy Kleenex and stock up on your comfort foods. You will be needing those things very soon.

2. Prepare for a heartbreaking discussion on grief and death. If that’s not something you can do right now, probably don’t read the book but if you do choose to, there will be tears if you are a human bean (refer to the first point in this guide.)

3. Pace yourself because you’re in for a serious bookish hangover…