• Book Lists

    Reads That Took Me On Vacation

    Due to the pandemic, there has been a limit on traveling and adventure. I have been wanting to get out of California and explore the world for so long and COVID has ruined all of my plans. Since I can’t travel, I read instead. Here are some of the books that took me on a wonderful mental vacation.  Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibanez  Summary:  Ximena’s parents were killed when she was very young by the Llacsan armies. She demands vengeance for her family’s murder so she agrees to become the decoy for the Condesa, the leader of the Illustrians. When the leader of the Llacsan demands the Condesa as…

  • Bibliophile Commentary

    My Top 5 Reads of October

    I only read 11 books this month, but I’m okay with it. I mean I could have read more books, but it was my favorite month of the year so I had a lot of fun activities to do as well as read. I enjoyed all of the books I read in October, but these five were definitely books that I will always remember!  Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman  Oh this book was wonderful! I really enjoyed it so much more than I thought I was going to. The book was written through a collection of emails, instant messages, and classified documents so it was a little bit…

  • Book Review

    Woven in Moonlight

    Summary:  Ximena’s parents were killed when she was very young by the Llacsan armies. She demands vengeance for her family’s murder so she agrees to become the decoy for the Condesa, the leader of the Illustrians. When the leader of the Llacsan demands the Condesa as his bride, Ximena goes in her stead hoping that this will lead to the end of the war. However, Ximena is forced to confront that maybe everything she knows is a lie and in order to achieve peace, she must betray the ones she loves most.  My Thoughts:  I had never heard of this book, but when I saw one of my bookstagram friends…