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REVIEWS | A Cat Family Christmas & Daisy Woodworm Changes the World

Description Count down the twelve days til Christmas in this delightful advent book. With a nod to nostalgic Victorian advent calendars, open up tiny but sturdy flap ‘doors’ on each one of the 24 pages to reveal little details and surprises.Peer inside the cupboard doors and different-sized tins in the busy Cat Family kitchen to…

November TBR Game

Hello everyone and welcome to another round of our TBR Game, “Fighting Evil by Book Light!” RULES 1. Five turns: two spins, each. First: card; Second: prompt 2. Played monthly. 3. If the wheel arrow lands exactly between two pieces, re-spin. 4. Cards updated. 5. Must accept result of each spin. No re-spins. 6. Unfinished…

My Bookstagram account is hacked! UPDATE: it’s back!

Hi everyone, I’m currently hacked out of my bookstagram account. I don’t know what’s going on but if you receive any odd messages from @sarasreadingnook it’s not me. It looks like Instagram has frozen my account so hopefully the hackers haven’t done much damage. I’m hopeful that it can be restored within the next day…

November bookstagram Photo Prompts

Hello everyone!Olivia and I have decided to make a photo prompt/reel challenge for November. It’s my birthday month and I was inspired to celebrate things I love during this time of year. The warm colours, the yellow birthstone, grabbing warm mugs of peppermint tea! And spending time with family and friends, and of course, my…

Ten Books With Spooky Season Vibes

We are excited to link up with Top Ten Tuesdays, hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. Most books Olivia and I read during this time are either cozy or scary. Here are our picks for books with Spooky Season Vibes! Cozy Vibes Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks (Illustrator). Read this one for…

The Sunday Post #14 and More!

Hello, everyone! Today we are linking up with Olivia Update 🐾 Olivia is the best company and this week was no exception. Although I was ill earlier in the week with a cold, she cuddled with me and has been incredibly sweet. She would curl up into a ball beside me each day and wouldn’t…

top ten portuguese words i love

We are excited to link up with Top Ten Tuesdays, hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. I’m so excited to share my top 10 Portuguese words I love with you all! My family comes from the Azores, and some of these words will be food related, but I hope you enjoy learning them. When I…

REVIEW | Cat’s Don’t Like Christmas! by Andy Wortlock and Nahum Ziersch (Illustrator)

Description It’s Christmas time! It’s here again!But first I need to say…I think you’re making too much fussabout this holiday!Our adorable little cat is back this Christmas and he thinks there might be a little too much fuss this holiday season. Cats aren’t great with change and there’s plenty this time of year, in such…

Review | Jackal by Erin E. Adams

Description It’s watching.Liz Rocher is coming home . . . reluctantly. As a Black woman, Liz doesn’t exactly have fond memories of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a predominantly white town. But her best friend is getting married, so she braces herself for a weekend of awkward and passive-aggressive reunions. Liz has grown, though; she can handle whatever…

Review | Dark Room Etiquette

Description Sixteen-year-old Sayers Wayte has everything—until he’s kidnapped by a man who tells him the privileged life he’s been living is based on a lie.Trapped in a windowless room, without knowing why he’s been taken or how long the man plans to keep him shut away, Sayers faces a terrifying new reality. To survive, he…

September Reading Wrap up!

Hi everyone! Here is our September Reading Wrap-Up! September was a good reading month with lots of 4 star reviews, and some 5 stars as well. As many of you know, I had a back injury in September, so reading some good books was a must for me this past month! Reading Statistics Olivia and…

Review | Five Little Indians

Description Taken from their families when they are very small and sent to a remote, church-run residential school, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie are barely out of childhood when they are finally released after years of detention.Alone and without any skills, support or families, the teens find their way to the seedy and foreign…

Review | a cat cafe christmas

Description (from Goodreads) Veterinarian and animal lover Kara Ingalls needs a Christmas miracle. Opening the Meow and Furrever Cat Café to find loving homes for adorable, adoptable cats was a dream come true—but with more cats than customers, it’s quickly turning into a nightmare. If Kara can’t figure out some way to get the café out…

Rave Review | Black Cake

I’ve provided the synopsis below for those who would benefit from a synopsis, but I actually recommend going into this knowing as little as possible! Except for perhaps the content warnings, if needed. Synopsis (from Goodreads)We can’t choose what we inherit. But can we choose who we become?In present-day California, Eleanor Bennett’s death leaves behind…

Review | Ghostcloud

Synopsis (from Goodreads)Twelve-year-old Luke Smith-Sharma shovels coal under a half-bombed, blackened power station. With his best friend Ravi he keeps his head down, hoping to one day earn his freedom and return to his family, while avoiding the wrath of the evil Tabatha Margate. When he tries to help new girl Jess, Luke is punished…

REVIEW | Shoo!

Check out this review about a woman who doesn’t like animals, yet a whole zoo has moved in next door!

The Sunday Post #10 & more!

Hello, everyone! Today we are linking up with This is our 10th Sunday Post, how great! Olivia Update 🐾 Olivia has had quite the week! She’s enjoying her hammock, cat food pizzas, and tuna squeezie treats. A new phenomenon I’ve been noticing is her night-time “skittles.” Now, when I refer to “the skittles,” this means…

August Wrap up

Want to see our wrap up for this August? Check out our latest blog post and see how the month went for us!

REVIEW | Lore

Synopsis (from Goodreads):Every seven years, the Agon begins. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals, hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality.Long ago, Lore Perseous fled that brutal world in the wake…

The Sunday Post #9 & More!

Want to see what Olivia and I have been up to this past week? Check out our Sunday Post blog where we link up with The Sunday Post, Stacking the Shelves, and The Sunday Salon.

Friday Reads

Check out all of the books Olivia and I read this past week, our progress with the ARCathon, and more!

Mark your calendar: Reading Sprints!

Want to read with my cat Olivia and I? Make sure you head over to our booktube channel for reading sprints! Bring your books, have a beverage ready – it’s going to be a bookish Caturday.

REVIEW | A Treacherous Tale

Are you on the lookout for a new cozy mystery series? Look no further – we have you covered! Check out why we loved this purrfect tale so much.

REVIEW | Radium Girls

Have you heard of the radium girls? And what happened to these factory workers during the early 1900s? Check out why we recommend this nonfiction graphic novel.

The Sunday Post #8

Want to see what we’ve been up to this past week? Check out our Sunday Post blog where we link up with The Sunday Post, Stacking the Shelves, and The Sunday Salon.

Friday Reads

Here are all of the books I’ve read this past week! (Please note that my Youtube Video extends beyond this past week. And I forgot to add a children’s book!).

Books I Love That Were Written Over Ten Years Ago

We have so many books that we love written at least a decade ago that we wanted to focus on a few books that we’ve enjoyed and categorize them by mood. There are more than 10 books. Enjoy!

The Sunday post #7

Want to see what we’ve been up to this past week? Check out our Sunday Post blog where we link up with The Sunday Post, Stacking the Shelves, and The Sunday Salon.

Mark your calendar: Reading Sprints!

Want to read with my cat Olivia and I? Make sure you head over to our booktube channel for reading sprints! Bring your books, have a beverage ready – it’s going to be a bookish Caturday.

REVIEW | A Lot Like Adiós

Looking for the perfect Adult Fiction Romance this summer? Check out why we recommend A Lot Like Adiós by Alexis Daria!

REVIEW | The Ghosts of Rose Hill

Want to read a new fantasy book with beautiful, poetic prose? Check out why we love this book so much!

The Sunday Post #6 & More!

Want to see what we’ve been up to this past week? Check out our Sunday Post blog where we link up with The Sunday Post, Stacking the Shelves, and The Sunday Salon.

Friday Reads #2

What are we up to this week? We are doing the ARCathon, hosted by Marti and Britt! And trying to catch up to our July TBR reads.

Mark Your Calendar: Reading Sprints!

Want to read with my cat Olivia and I? Make sure you head over to our booktube channel for reading sprints! Bring your books, have a beverage ready – it’s going to be a bookish Caturday.

July Reading Wrap Up

Which books did we read in July? What were our reading habits? Check it out!

BOOK MAIL | The Daughter of Doctor moreau

It’s here! It’s here! It’s finally here! If you wanted to know what my most anticipated read of the year is, it’s this beautiful book I’m holding up right here: The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. I couldn’t be happier to finally hold this incredibly beautiful book in my hands! To provide a…

The Sunday Post #4 & More!

Hello, everyone! Today we are linking up with: The Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Book ReviewerStacking the Shelves hosted by Reading RealityThe Sunday Salon hosted by Readerbuzz Update Olivia Update 🐾 Olivia had a wonderful week! We recently purchased some tuna Smooth & Savory squeezies, which are her absolute favourite treats. The image above provides evidence of a…

Mark Your Calendar: Reading Sprints!

Want to read with my cat Olivia and I tomorrow? Make sure you head over to our booktube channel for reading sprints! Bring your books, have a beverage ready – it’s going to be a bookish Caturday.

REVIEW | Wildseed Witch

Author: Marti DumasTitle: Wildseed Witch Published: May 10, 2022Pages: 352Format: E-ARC and HooplaRating: 4 stars Today I am reviewing Wildseed Witch by Marti Dumas, a middle grade fantasy featuring an all-BIPOC cast. This is about an aspiring and raising makeup YouTuber who learns that she’s a witch and gets sent off to a private Witch…

The Sunday Post #3 & more!

Hello, everyone! Today we are linking up with: The Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Book ReviewerStacking the Shelves hosted by Reading Reality The Sunday Salon hosted by Readerbuzz Update Olivia Update This week has been a very restful week for Olivia, though we did manage to sneak in a few adventures here and there. We’ve…

book covers that feel like summer

Hello, everyone! We are excited to link up with Top Ten Tuesdays, hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. Here are my Top Ten book covers that feel like summer! QOTD: What books covers feel like summer to you?Let us know!

The Sunday Post #2

We are so excited to be posting our second Sunday Post update! We are linking up to The Sunday Post via the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and The Sunday Salon at Readerbuzz! Update Olivia Update Olivia 😸 has been on the prowl this morning! She is always assessing her environment to find hidden catnip toys (her…

Stacking the shelves #1

This is my first time participating in Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Marlene at Reading Reality! “Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or…

Reading Sprints: set your calendar

Want to read with my cat Olivia and I tomorrow? Make sure you head over to our booktube channel for reading sprints! Bring your books, have a beverage ready – it’s going to be a bookish Caturday.

friday reads #1

Hello everyone! Today Olivia and I our first Friday Reads on our book blog – Wahoo! While we usually aim to do our Friday updates via booktube, we’ve had a fairly busy week and think this is the perfect way to catch up on the ongoing updates. Today we’ll just be discussing what we are…

Most Anticipated Books Releasing In the Second Half of 2022

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Hello everyone! Welcome to today’s blog. There are…

The Sunday Post #1

Hello, everyone, and welcome to the blog!  This is my first time participating in #TheSundayPost and this is actually my THIRD post on our new blog. (I am still figuring everything out, so any advice is appreciated!) And honestly … The Sunday Post looks like so much fun! I had to participate! It’s hosted by Kimberly,…

Favourite Books of 2022, so far!

Hello, everyone!  Olivia is deep in thought reminiscing about the year.  And we are SUPER excited today to talk to you about our favourite books of each month from 2022!  All books listed below are very good, but we do have a clear favourite. Let’s find out which one is our fav so far of…

Our first post! – Mid-Year NetGalley Review Wrap-Up!

Hello, everyone, and welcome to our new blog! We are very excited to share our thoughts on our NetGalley books from January to June 2022. We will be going from most to least recent here. All e-galleys were received in exchange for honest review and have been catalogued previously on our Goodreads and Storygraph pages. …

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