My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s October 2016 Bookstagram Wrap Up

Enjoy looking at books as much as reading them?

Welcome to the world of Bookstagram/Instabook, a special corner of Instagram where bibliophiles come together to share bookish photos.

This month was the most wonderful time of the year: October! Meaning: time to read and photograph all the spooky books.

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My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s July 2016 Bookstagram Wrap Up

Enjoy looking at book covers as much as you love what’s in between the pages?

Welcome to the world of Bookstagram/Instabook, a special portion of Instagram where bibliophiles share the books they’re reading, their shelfies, and pretty much anything book themed.

You can check out all my book photos from July below the jump!

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Book Cover Battle: ‘The Shadow Hour’ by Melissa Grey – US Cover VS. UK Cover

The Shadow Hour Book Cover Battle Melissa Gret

Tomorrow (July 12) is the debut of the second book in Melissa Grey’s The Girl At Midnight series: The Shadow Hour!

To celebrate its book birthday, we thought yet another book cover battle was in order — especially because The Girl at Midnight was our first ever BCB! My how time flies.

So, which cover wore it better, the US version (left) or the UK version (right)?

Head below the jump for an official synopsis and vote for which cover you’d fork over your money for.

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My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s April 2016 Bookstagram Wrap Up

Pastels! 🦄 ———— #AprilBookShowers #bookstack #bookspines #bookstagram #instabook #📚 #books

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Are you a fan of lusting after books as well as reading them?

Allow me to introduce you to Bookstagram/Instabook, a corner of Instagram where readers share photos of books, books and more books!

Whether you’re participating in challenges (like I occasionally do) or are just sharing what you’re currently reading, Bookstagram has a little something for every bibliophile.

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My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s April 2016 Wrap Up

April 2016 Book Wrap Up

The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine (★★★☆☆)

Loosely inspired by Snow White, The Shadow Queen follows power-infused mardushka Lorelai and dragon-shifting king Kol, who has been sent by the pretender queen to hunt her down. Full of characters I could care less about, too much action and dialogue that tried a little too hard, this is one fractured fairy tale a had a lot of problems with. [WATCH BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION]

The Winner’s Crime (★★★★and The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski (★★★★½)

I’m so happy I finished the beautifully written Winner’s Trilogy this month! While The Winner’s Crime is filled with horribly exciting twists at every turn, The Winner’s Kiss is the perfect conclusion to Kestrel and Arin’s epic star-crossed love story. Although the final book had a little too much action for my taste, the last 100 pages were absolute perfection.

The Moth and the Flame: A Wrath and Dawn Short Story (★★★★½) and The Mirror and the Maze: A Wrath and Dawn Short Story by Renee Ahdieh (★★★★)

Two more shorts stories meant to tide us over until The Rose and The Dagger, Renee Ahdieh’s second prequel follows sassy handmaiden Despina as she falls into a dangerous love affair with the charismatic Captain of the Guard, Jalal al-Khoury. While this is a more fun and lighthearted story, the final short is meant to bridge the gap between the two books in the duology and is told from Khalid’s point of view.

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BookTube: The Spines With Wines Book Club Explores ‘The Shadow Queen’ by C.J. Redwine

Spines with Wines Shadow Queen

Another month, another Spines with Wines, in which three of the best things in the world (books, wine and friendship) combine to form one book club!

Spines With Wines is made up of myself, book blogger/BookTuber Kristin Hackett and illustrator Melissa Kay and involves talking about a chosen book while drinking wine.

For the month of March we discussed our mixed feelings over the fractured fairy tale The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine.Read More »