Books of Christmas Past (aka books from Past, Present, and Future that changed my reading life)

I'm sure everyone knows some version of Charles Dickens's story, A Christmas Carol. A wealthy man, Scrooge, lives in a privileged, selfish life. On the night of Christmas Eve, he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, which help him change his mind to be a better person. It's a timeless … Continue reading Books of Christmas Past (aka books from Past, Present, and Future that changed my reading life)

DNF REVIEW: This Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Title: The Starless Sea Author: Erin Morgenstern Pages: 498 Release Date: November 5th 2019 Publisher: Doubleday Books Format: Hardcover Genre: Fantasy, Adult, LGBTQIA+ Goodreads Rating:  4.19 (of 6691 ratings) I was like that girl in the one story that, instead of opening a door to a nice, new world, I fell down a dirty, dark … Continue reading DNF REVIEW: This Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

The Joy of Christmas (tag)

thanks to the lovely Siobhan @ Siobhan's Novelties and Kyera @ Kyera's Library for tagging us. be sure to show them some love! if you know the creator of this tag, please let us know in the comments. ANTICIPATION. The Christmas excitement is real. What book release are you most anticipating? Sha: Thank you YALLFest for … Continue reading The Joy of Christmas (tag)

Dear Santa, a BPR Holiday Wishlist

Dear Santa,  Or whoever finds this letter. We're not picky! (Okay, maybe sometimes. But that's really not the point here.) If you have the means to deliver a gift (or two, or three, who's counting?) to two besties, then keep reading because wow, what a great deed you will be doing, bringing cheer to wonderful, sweet, adorable, … Continue reading Dear Santa, a BPR Holiday Wishlist

December #BookBattle: What’s Your Most Anticipated Read for the Holidays?

#BookBattle is a monthly post where you vote for your most anticipated new release of the month (from specially selected match-ups, that is!). Which are you most excited to read and why? That's not all. If you release a review on any #BookBattle books during the month, post a link in the comments below to … Continue reading December #BookBattle: What’s Your Most Anticipated Read for the Holidays?

Best & Worst Books of 2019

Meet our . . .  BEST READS of 2019 What If It's Us makes it on Mandy's Best Reads list because: I've never felt so seen in a book before, and it was so adorable and full of feels. FULL REVIEW. Sky Without Stars makes it on Sha's Best Reads list because: sweep me away to the stars, this book had … Continue reading Best & Worst Books of 2019

BPR Original Tag: Book Festival Book Tag

Just in case you missed one of the one million times that Mandy has mentioned it, she went to Yallfest 2019 this year. As she was preparing for it, she realized just how much all of the elements of a book festival/con could lend itself to a tag. So, why not create yet another BPR … Continue reading BPR Original Tag: Book Festival Book Tag

Yallfest 2019 Book Haul

So, um, books were definitely had Yallfest 2019. I hit up a lot of book drops and got lost in the haze of books. At least I managed to, um, not leave with 20+ books? We're not counting the ones that I already had, because then I would be lying. Shall we gaze upon the … Continue reading Yallfest 2019 Book Haul