Blogger Trick or Treat – My Childhood Halloween

Halloween is in just over a week!   One thing I’ve learnt as a book blogger is that Halloween is HUGE in some countries – the excitement starts building months before, posts start popping up all over the internets and there are lots of fantastic Halloween themed features.   This is my first EVER Halloween […]

An Ode to All Banned Books

I was thinking of all the banned books, since this is their week to shine. I know this isn’t the best poem, but I hope someone likes it! To all the books that have found a permanent place in our hearts whether you’re banned in one place and free to be read in another you […]

Review: In a Handful of Dust by Mindy McGinnis

Review: In a Handful of Dust by Mindy McGinnis

In a Handful of Dust

The only thing bigger than the world is fear. Lucy’s life by the pond has always been full. She has water and friends, laughter and the love of her adoptive mother, Lynn, who has made sure that Lucy’s childhood was very different from her own. Yet it seems Lucy’s future is settled already—a house, a […]

Mailbox Madness (86)

Mailbox Madness (86)

Kat

Mailbox Madness at MSC excited to be joining The Sunday Post which is hosted by Kimberly @ Kimba The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Mailbox Madness at MSC is also stoked to be joining Stacking the Shelves which is hosted by Tynga @ Tynga’s Reviews.   April’s Mailbox Madness It’s April’s turn for vacation this week.  So she left […]

Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

The Miniaturist

On a brisk autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt. But her new home, while splendorous, is not welcoming. Johannes is kind yet distant, always locked in his study or at his warehouse office-leaving Nella alone with his […]

Recommended Reading for The Holocaust

Recommended Reading for The Holocaust

Anne Frank

April’s Recommended Reading for The Holocaust (in no particular order for me) 1. The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz by Denis Avey | Goodreads | My Review 2. Into the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson | Goodreads | My Review 3. Tell Them We Remember: The Story of the Holocaust by Susan D. Bachrach […]

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Anne Frank

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Lately I’ve been reading a lot of books about The Holocaust and that time in history. Ever since as a child I read The Diary of Anne Frank, I have always wanted to delve deeper.. to try to understand (if that’s even possible) but also to do my part as […]

Ignore This Post II

Follow my blog with Bloglovin [please do not use this link to sign up for Bloglovin if you haven’t already, use our Bloglovin button on the sidebar] For some dumb reason bloglovin as decided to have three separate feeds (that I can’t manage or fix in any way except to claim them) so I’m just […]

Ignore This Post

Follow my blog with Bloglovin For some dumb reason bloglovin as decided to have three separate feeds (that I can’t manage or fix in any way except to claim them) so I’m just claiming the first one in this post and the second post. So basically, just ignore this post. This will in no way […]

Harry Potter Spells Part II

This is the second half of a fun survey (we don’t do them much over here at My Shelf Confessions but this was too good to resist!) that I originally saw Mel @ The Daily Prophecy do and then headed over to the originator Jasmine @ Flip That Page! You can check out my first post: […]

Top Ten Books To Read Before the End of the Year

Top Ten Books To Read Before the End of the Year

Top Ten Books To Read

Well, I wanted to make a goals post publicly so maybe I’d have some accountability! Here are the books that I’ve been putting off for far too long! I finally want to get to them before the year is out. [In no particular order.] Top Ten Books To Read Before the End of the Year […]

My Favorite WordPress Plugins

Hey everyone hope you’re enjoying Bloggiesta! Today I’m here to tell you about my favorite WordPress[.org] Plugins. I say .org because if you’re not familiar with the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org; they are two completely separate platforms. WordPress.com, though it is free does not allow you the freedom that WordPress.org does, that includes being […]

MSC Reviews Rifflebooks.com

MSC Reviews Rifflebooks.com

Rifflebooks.com

I recently got an email inviting me to join a new website oriented around books called Rifflebooks.com. Now, at first I was like “you know, I’m really sick of getting these invites already, I bet it won’t even be worth it..” I mean Goodreads has SO much to offer booklovers that it’s really hard to […]

Sticky news: Wicked Valentine’s Read-a-Thon!

Sticky news: Wicked Valentine’s Read-a-Thon!

Wicked Valentine's Read-a-thon

When: Feb. 7-14th [but as always you sign up and read the days you want, freedom baby yeah!] Where: Blogosphere, Twitter, Goodreads, in yo house! CLICK HERE for full details and sign up!  

Merry Christmas Friends!

Merry Christmas! We hope all of you are having a fabulous holiday season – and hopefully getting some nice time off from school or work! Spending lots of time with family and friends, and making memories to last all year through. I know Bex celebrated her Christmas on our (in the USA’s) 24th, those Swedish […]