Let’s Get Cozy!

I don’t know about you guys, but I can be a serious mood reader. I can have the most amazing book of the year in my hands, but if that isn’t the genre that I’m in the mood for I won’t be able to make it through it (or I won’t enjoy it if I try). In the deep part of winter, I tend to want to read more thrillers and fantasy (to be fair, I can read fantasy most of the time), in the summer I want some lighter reads. Right now, though, I am in the mood for cozy reads. You know the ones I’m talking about? The books that make you absolutely fall in love with the people and the places they feature, and make you want to move there and live with them. The ones that feel like they could be (or have been, in some cases!) made in to a Hallmark or Lifetime movie. That’s what I’m feeling right now. I’ve had some fellow readers recommend the Winter Street series by Elin Hilderbrand. Joanne Fluke has a new one out this year- Christmas Cake Murder, and Debbie Macomber has been recommended, of course. I always love Janet Evanovich, so I’ll read Visions of Sugar Plums. I would love any suggestions from you guys!! Are you mood readers, too? Leave me your thoughts or recommendations in the comments!

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Sabrina who??

Ok, like I’m sure at least some of you did, I grew up watching Sabrina the Teenage Witch. I adored Melissa Joan Hart (still do), had watched her on Nickelodeon as Clarissa, so when she had a new show I had to watch it! I loved her as Sabrina, as well! If you never saw Sabrina, here’s the breakdown of the original story (based off of the original Archie comic): Sabrina Spellman is a teenage girl who lives with her two wacky aunts. On her 16th birthday, she finds out that she is a witch & must learn to use and control her powers. Of course, she doesn’t believe it at first, but once she does she screws up a lot trying to figure out & use her powers appropriately (because what teenage girl wouldn’t overuse powers, if she had them?!). Her aunts are funny and loving, and they have a talking cat named Salem, who is actually a warlock that was turned in to a cat for trying to take over the world (because, cats). She also has a crush who turns in to a boyfriend named Harvey (who I may also have had a crush on). The series basically just follows her life and is quirky and family friendly.

Not anymore…

All of that has changed, and I need to talk about this!! So, a friend told me about the graphic novel The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and I had to get the first volume. It is awesome and a bananas departure from the original! It’s so much darker & leans more to the creepy/horror side of what the story could have been. I love it! There’s a totally different backstory to Sabrina and the Spellman family than what is hinted at or told on the show, and as someone who grew to love creepy/horror reads I really appreciate it. Now, Netflix had created an original show based off of the new graphic novels. It looks wonderful! (Hello next binge watch!) It premiered on 10/26, but I haven’t had a chance to watch yet. I’ll keep you posted!

Any other Sabrina lovers out there?! What are your thoughts on the graphic novels or the show, if you’ve had a chance to watch?

I know I never talk about graphic novels, but I do love them! Anyone else? Any recommendations for ones that I should pick up? Would you like for me to discuss them? Let me hear your thoughts!!

-T

Coming up!!!

Hi everyone!!

Sorry I’ve been absent all week, but we had a family emergency come up that put me a bit behind. Just wanted to give you a peak of what’s coming up for the rest of the week.

First up will be a discussion about The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: the graphic novel (amazing!) and a freaking show?!

Then, I’ll discuss my latest read: Asylum!

I hope you enjoy!!

Oh, and just a heads up: my current read (brought to you with the cuteness of a Scout & Clete- and their toys-photobomb): My Best Friend’s Exorcism-

Stay tuned & thanks for reading!

-T

Spooktober Recommendation

Hi all!!

While I’m traveling & don’t have great signal to post a long post (and I’m finishing up my current read), I thought I’d recommend a book that I initially reviewed back in 2015, The Glittering World by Robert Levy. This is a great Spooktober read, in my opinion! It’s kind of a supernatural thriller/ dark fantasy with a great creep factor to it. It deserves so much love!!

Here’s the initial review of it:

https://thenovelgirlreads.com/2015/08/05/the-glittering-world/

Go! Read! Enjoy!

Always,

– T

Weekend Getaway!!!

We’re headed to the mountains for a long weekend!! I brought Asylum and My Best Friend’s Exorcism with me, so I’m hoping to have at least one of them finished when I get back. I’m not sure how great my service will be, but I’ll try to send pretty pics! Have a great weekend, everyone!

Always,

-T (and Scout & Clete)

Spooktober Reads…

Hi all!!!

Happy October!!! October begins my favorite time of the year. It finally starts cooling off here, and it’s time to start reading some fun, atmospheric reads. Obviously, that means some spooky/creepy books for October! I just finished the latest Riordan release (review to come!), so it’s time to get down to the Spooktober books! Here is what is on my shelf (I know, I probably should have read most of these by now, but they’ve been hanging out on my shelf for a while!)! We’ll see what I can get through!

As always, thanks for reading!

-T