Hamster Princess: Whiskerella Blog Tour and Review

Don’t miss the action from last year when I introduced my kiddos to real life hamsters for Giant Trouble

About the Book:

A funny, feminist twist on the Cinderella fairy tale for fans of fractured fairy tales

Princess Harriet Hamsterbone is not the kind of princess who enjoys fancy dresses or extravagant parties. Cliff-diving, fractions, and whacking people with swords are more her thing. So when she’s forced to attend a boring ball in honor of a visiting ambassador, Harriet is less than thrilled–until a bewitchingly beautiful stranger arrives. Who is she? And where did she come from? The mystery leads to a not-so-wicked stepsister, an incontinent lizard, and a fairy’s spell that’s really more of a curse. Luckily, Harriet knows a thing or two about curses…

Smart, funny, and filled with swashbuckling adventure, book five in the critically acclaimed Hamster Princess series is a hilariously re-told fairy tale for the modern age.


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Fairy Mom and Me blog tour and review

New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella makes her series debut for young readers with FAIRY MOM AND ME (Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers / on sale noq / Ages 7–10), the charming illustrated adventures of a mother-daughter fairy duo!

Ella Brook can’t wait to grow up, because one day she will become a fairy and have her own sparkly wings and a teacher on Fairy Tube, just like her mom! Until then, Ella has to learn by watching her mom in action. But sometimes spells go wrong, and Ella’s mom can never seem to remember the right magic codes on her Computawand. A lot of the time, it’s up to Ella to come to the rescue. Does she have what it takes to be a fairy one day? Or will there be more glitches than glitter?

Fairy Mom And Me
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Grow Your Heart 3 Sizes!

A message from Penguin:

This year Random House Children’s Books and Dr. Seuss Enterprises have partnered with Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief charity, to fight hunger across the country in honor of the fifth annual “Grinch-Mas Grow Your Heart” program.

Inspired by the message from Dr. Seuss’s classic HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!, “Grinch-mas” is a time of year that encourages kids and adults alike to read the book and do simple good deeds to “grow their hearts three sizes,” just as the Grinch does at the end of the story. This year, the program will give families a special opportunity to help feed the hungry in our nation.

How Can You #GrowYourHeart Three Sizes, Too? For every person who shares a good deed on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #GrowYourHeart, Random House Children’s Books and Dr. Seuss Enterprises will collectively donate $1 (up to $20,000) to Feeding America. Good deed posts must be shared by December 25, 2017, in order to be eligible. One entry per person, per platform, per day. Keep an eye on the Grinch’s ever-growing Heart-o-Meter at GrinchGoodDeeds.comShare your own good deeds and help #GrowYourHeart this holiday season!

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Favorite Books of 2017

This year I have read 66 books! With just over two weeks left of the year, I’m hoping to also finish Windwitch by Susan Dennard, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, and Because You Love to Hate Me edited by Ameriie.

As of today, these ten books are my favorites of 2017. All of them came as a surprise to me, and half of them were read through audiobook. Featured in the order I read them:


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The Reading Quest – TBR

Welcome back, friends!

It’s time to get ready for another (awesome) event hosted by Aentee of Read at Midnight (with gorgeous artwork created by CW of Read, Think, Ponder.)

This epic read-a-thon takes place from August 13 to September 10 and you should join the Quest here!


Look at how fun this is going to be! I’m so excited to jump in, read a ton, and gain EXP (because yes, that’s part of the game!)

But before I hop into the tbr…


you can watch this list instead of reading it! Friends, friends! I’ve made a booktube! Can you believe it?!

So, yeah. If you don’t want to read a list today, check out my tbr video instead:

So, without further ado, the reason you’ve come to the blog:

My #TheReadingQuest TBR

mage_1light copyI’ll be starting my journey as a MAGE:

  • a book with a one word title: Roar by Cora Carmack
  • a book that contains magic: The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
  • a book based on mythology: Wandering Star by Romina Russell
  • a book set in a different world: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  • the first book of a series: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

warrior_1light copyIf I finish that, I’ll restart the game as a KNIGHT:

  • the first book of a series: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  • a book with a verb in its title: Want by Cindy Pon
  • a book with a weapon on its cover: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas
  • a book with a red cover: Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
  • a book that has a tv/movie adaptation: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

And here’s my potential Side Quest missions:

  • POTIONS a book concocted by 2+ authors: Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  • MULTIPLAYER buddy read a book: The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck
  • GRIND a book with 500+ pages: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
  • TIME WARP a book set in either the past or the future: Black Moon by Romina Russell
  • OPEN WORLD read whatever you want: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  • RESPAWN read a book you previously dnf: The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  • EXPANSION read a companion novel or short story: Doctor Who the Vault by Marcus Hearn





Are you joining? What Character Class did you choose? Let me know if you watch my video, too. I’m super nervous about posting it.