July Wrap Up 2017

July Wrap Up

How is half of 2017 already gone? : This july, I posted a lot of reviews. Let’s hope I can keep up with my productive book reviewing/reading streak. I also started a new meme this month: Which Cover Wednesday. I will still do Waiting on Wednesday; there are always many amazing books to look forward too,ย but I needed to add something new.

Coming Up! : August will hopefully mean reading more books. I plan to join Aentee’s (Read at Midnight) #TheReadingQuest, a video game based reading challenge. I loved participating in her #ReadThemAllThon last year. I will publish my sign up TBR post soon. August will also bring me to my birthday! And I will move back into college and start my college classes in August. Here’s to a busy month coming my way!

Book Reviews:

Fact of the Week:



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A Gathering of Shadows by @veschwab and Kell's game board. โšช๐Ÿ”ดโšซ In A Darker Shade of Magic, readers hear about the children's toy Kell brings to Grey London. If one has an affinity for magic, they should be able to move some of the elements in the box. Only Antari with strong magic, like Kell, can control them all… including bone. In A Gathering of Shadows, Lila discovers her own ability to manipulate elements. ๐Ÿƒ If I lived in Red London, I would be able to wield air and/or earth. โ” Which elements would you associate with if you lived in Kell's world? โ˜ ๏ธ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ”ฅ #YAbook #bookstagram #bookblogger #bookblog #PoreOverthePages #bookreview #ADarkerShadeofMagic #AGatheringofShadows #ShadesofMagicSeries

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June Wrap Up 2017



Truthwitch Review

The Love Interest Review

Our Dark Duet Review

Weekly Memes

Waiting On Wednesday: Now I Rise

Top Ten Tuesday: Step-In Fathers In YA Books

Waiting On Wednesday: The Color Project

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I’ve Read In 2017 So Far

Fact of the Week






The Quote Boat #22

Ways of Creating New Words in English


May Wrap Up 2017

May Wrap Up

Books Read:

  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (review)
  • A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
  • A Conjuring of Lightย by V.E. Schwab (halfway read)
  • Flame in the Mist by Renรฉe Ahdieh (review)
  • The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich
  • A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
  • Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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April Wrap Up 2017

April Wrap Up

This month was crazy with exams, moving out of my university apartment, and applying for jobs. I was somewhat of a slacker this month. ๐Ÿ™ˆ


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March Wrap Up 2017

march wrap up

Fact of the Week





The Quote Boat

The Quote Boat #15

The Quote Boat #16

The Quote Boat #17

My Favorite Posts

Who Am I? Book Tag

YA Books + Food


Waiting on Wednesday: Flame in the Mist

Wintersong Review

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read in One Sitting

Waiting On Wednesday: A Court of Wings and Ruin



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February Wrap Up 2017


Books I Read:

  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  • The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
  • The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
  • The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson

Reviews I Posted:

Weekly Memes I Participated In:

Other Posts I Published:


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I am starting to be approached more often for book reviews. FALL OF THE DRAGON PRINCE has been one of my first eARC reviews! ๐Ÿ‰ Don't be fooled by the cover, because this book is quite good. And there is a giveaway until 2/8/17 on Goodreads. Plus, check out my review on Pore Over the Pages (link in bio). ๐Ÿ‰ Synopsis: Toran joined the five realms and tied their destinies to the survival of his secret heirs. But the king is now dead and his enemies gather. Reann, a serving girl and self-appointed librarian of Toranโ€™s estate, has a chance to unravel the greatest mystery in the realm. On the other side of the kingdom, Terith and the other dragon riders fight to stop the invasion that would mean the fall of the empire. In this cross-country dragon race, Terith faces a black-hearted traitor with even darker purposes, to win the kingdom and the heart of the woman he loves. One rider will fall; one fate will rise. ๐Ÿ‰ #bookblogger #bookreview #bookblog #yabook #FallOfTheDragonPrince #ForgottenHeirsTrilogy #JollyFishPress #PoreOverThePages

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I am currently sick and today is the first day of my University’s spring break. This is not a good combination because I can’t fully enjoy my time off if I’m ill, but hopefully this time off will give me time to rest and recover. I am currently reading Rebel of the Sands. My next read with either be Wintersong or Daughter of the Pirate King. This semester at my college seems to be going by very fast, and I hope that trend will continue in the second half because I am ready for summer.


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January Wrap Up 2017

January Wrap Up

2017 Blogging Resolutions:

  • post on bookstagram once every week
  • add more original content
  • create more book tags
  • read more diverse books
  • post more reviews
  • make book blogging friends
  • new theme for blog
  • keep my Goodreads up to date
  • finish more series


January 2017 Posts:





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December Wrap Up 2016

December in Review


December 2016 has, personally, been a great month. I passed all of my finals and made the Dean’s List for my uni. Winter break has offered me extra time to read and consider my future. Also, this month, I finally read Heartless, Truthwitch, and A Shadow Bright and Burning (reviews to come). Here is a line-up of my blog posts for the month of December:

  1. 12/3/16
  2. Six of Crows Review
  3. Waiting on Wednesday: Wintersong
  4. 12/10/16
  5. Top Ten Tuesday: Books Iโ€™m Looking Forward To For The First Half Of 2017
  6. Iron Butterfly Series Review
  7. 12/17/16
  8. December 2016 Book Haul
  9. Waiting On Wednesday: The Secret of a Heart Note
  10. 12/24/16
  11. Top Ten Tuesday: Top Books I Read in 2016
  12. Heartless Review
  13. 12/31/16


Year in Review

This year has been a whirlwind. I started my Pore Over the Pages blog on May 13, 2016. This blog has furthered my love of books. The stories, the characters, the worlds, are all gateways for escape and perspective. I still believe that reading is essential for education and change.

While I still haven’t connected as well as I would like to those in this community, I am still grateful to be a part of it. The Book Community has introduced me to so many new and interesting books that I would have never bought and read without their recommendation. Despite the fluctuating drama in the Twitterverse, I still believe that we all are generally positing, kind, and freakish book-lovers. My eyes have been opened to the issues of diversity; while I will continue to read my favorite books and authors, this year I will strive to read more diverse books and be open-minded.

I want to thank everyone who has followed this blog and who has commented and liked my posts. You are all amazing and I’m so glad that others share my passion for books.

November Wrap Up 2016


But, seriously, how is November over already? Thanksgiving break has passed and now I’m on the final streach towards the end of the semester. Christmas is so close I can already hear the music and see the decorations. On my Christmas list: books! Not very surprising, huh?

The Quote Boat #11

The Quote Boat #12





Waiting On Wednesday: Caraval

Waiting On Wednesday: Daughter of the Pirate King

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Movie Franchises

Top Ten Tuesday: DIY Gifts for Women

Featured Book: The Law of Duality

The New York Times โ€œBy the Bookโ€ Tag



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October Wrap Up 2016


I was so slow on reviews this month (most likely due to the fact that I’ve only finished two book in the past four weeks). I have had NO time to read. My posts weren’t that diverse, but I’m hoping to get more creative next month. Bear with me in my time of accademic strife.

I’m currently still reading Empire of Storms. Next, I hope to start Six of Crows. I’ve heard so much about this series, and I hope it lives up to the hype. The release I’m most looking forward to in November is Heartless by Marissa Meyer.

Halloween has come and gone. I hope everyone was safe and got to have fun. Here are my favorite pumpkin/Halloween bookstagram posts:

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Fact of the Week





Top Ten Tuesday

Villains We Love to Hate

Books on my TBR becasue of YA Book Community Recommendations

Ten Characters I’d Name a Child After

Books with Vampires


Heartborn Review

September 2016 Owlcrate Unboxing

Libster Award


Hope you all had a great month and a scary Halloween! If you wore a costume, what did you dress up as? What book release are you anticipating most in November 2016?



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