Top 5 Books About Witches

Welcome one and all to Reader Voracious and my first day as a Blogoween host! For the next four days I will be providing an awesome prompt for you to use on your blog in celebration of Blogoween. In case you aren't sure what this is, you can check out the information post here, and a list of all the prompts can be found here.

I look forward to blog hopping to all of your blogs to see what you come up with, so please be sure to link back to this post so I can check out your responses! Continue reading...

The Toy Thief by D.W. Gillespie

"Brothers and sisters are like that, the best and worst of relationships, the entire world rolled into one."

Have you ever read a book that was both everything you wanted and everything you didn't at the same time? Unfortunately, that was my experience reading The Toy Thief: I really enjoyed the main storyline but I didn't enjoy the main character or the narrative style.

The book is written in first person and is narrated in such a way that feels like you are listening to someone try to tell a story - it is completely stream of consciousness and she jumps around her life, weaving a tale that largely paints her as a horrible and unlikable character, which is in stark contrast with her as a child. Continue reading...

September Book Haul 2018

You may be thinking to yourself, "Kaleena is doing a book haul post? Isn't she a paragon of self control and on a book ban?" You're not wrong, but this is also me calling myself out. I, uh, went a little overboard with book buying in September and the book ban has ended because I think it has made my book buying addiction stronger. Expect a discussion post on this topic sometime in the near future.

In the meantime, I wanted to share with you the lovely books that I've added to my TBR Tower of DOOM! Most of these I am proud to say are on my TBR for October because I am mood reading and most of these are spooky reads. Huzzah! Continue reading...

Halloween Creatures Tag 2.0

BLOGOWEEN IS FINALLY HERE!!! In case you aren't sure what this is, you can check out the information post here, and a list of all the prompts can be found here.

Today's host is Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward, and you can find his prompt post here.


Today's Blogoween Prompt

Prompt Title: Halloween Creatures 2.0 Tag
Rules:

• Answer all prompts.
• Answer honestly.
• Tag 1-13 people.
• Link back to his post.
• Have fun!

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September in Review

YOU GUYS HALLOWEEN SEASON IS OFFICIALLY HERE TOMORROW! 🎃👻🧛 Yes, I have been celebrating for over a month but now people won't look at me funny for doing so! October is the best month because all the spooky movies and the weather is finally not boiling! Although the latter is yet to be seen as I am typing this from 97 degree heat, which is just rude, but according to weather forecasts I will be enjoying rainy weather in Vancouver when this post goes live!

But I digress. September was a great month for me both professionally and on the blog! I'm currently on vacation in Vancouver, Canada for a long weekend trip with my best friend to adventure and see Journey/Def Leppard. Definitely the highlight of my month. Since I am on vacation, I won't be blog hopping or replying to comments/tweets until Wednesday! Continue reading...

Reading Around the Globe: wanderwithnicka

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Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a new series here on Reader Voracious Blog geared at fostering a culture of understanding in the bookish community about access to books in various countries around the world. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series here on the series master post.
  1. What is your name? Nicka
  2. Blog URL? http://wanderwithnicka.com
  3. Twitter handle? @wanderwithnicka
  4. Where do you live? United Arab Emirates Continue reading...
Unboxing the VENGEFUL Special Limited Edition Owlcrate box

Unboxing the VENGEFUL Special Limited Edition Owlcrate!

Welcome to my very first unboxing, voracious readers! You may not know this about me, but I am a minimalist and tend to avoid subscription boxes like this because the few knick knacks that I own I would rather curate myself. However when I saw this special and limited edition box advertised it was as if I had an out of body experience; I grabbed my credit card and had checked out before I really realized what I was doing. The most embarrassing part of this whole situation is that while I have an eBook of VICIOUS, I hadn't read it yet. I literally started reading it on Monday with Jen (loving it so far!). This is capitalism at its finest and consumerism at its worst. Continue reading...

Priest of Bones (War for the Rose Throne #1) by Peter McLean

"Ellinburg is corrupt to the core," she said. "From Governor Hauer on down, the city all but stands on the shoulders of its underworld."

Priest of Bones is the first installment of the new grimdark fantasy series War for the Rose Throne. If you are like me and love morally grey characters and anti-heroes, then you will love Priest of Bones! Tomas Piety is an army priest who prior to being conscripted to fight in the war was the boss of the Pious Men, a gang that ruled the streets of Ellinburg known as the Stink. When he and what's left of his men return home, he finds that he's been dethroned by some opportunistic outsiders. Continue reading...

The Entertaining Blogger Award

Hi my name is Kaleena and I hoard all tags and awards for literal months and am the actual worst. Hi, Kaleena. We all know that I love to hoard tags and awards but the beautiful Kelly @ Another Book in the Wall nominated me for this five months ago. And then my book bestie Christine @ The Uncorked Librarian tagged me last month. I am so honored to be considered entertaining and that my silly comments and references resonate with people! 🏆  I'd like to thank the academy for this honor and my dad for raising me to cherish sarcasm and cultivate a dry wit. 🏆

I must be stopped. But better late than never, right? You all should definitely check out Kelly and Christine's blogs. They are both absolutely wonderful and deserve all the love in the world! Continue reading...