Apr 03 2016

Change Your Links!

Hey kids!

Small bit of housekeeping: in the hopefully unlikely event that you still have me bookmarked somewhere or in your feed aggregator of choice as “starlightbookreviews.com,” please go ahead and update that to “readingbystarlight.com.” When I first moved my domain, I wasn’t confident enough yet that it would work if I let the …

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Mar 15 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring 2016 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. 

Top Ten Books on my Spring 2016 TBR

1. The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) – Maggie Stiefvater – 4/26

There is NO BOOK I am more looking forward to or more terrified to read. HOW DO WE …

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Mar 07 2016

Review: The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel

Koppel’s book was presumably supposed to be about the triumph and spirit of the early NASA wives, but instead, it just made me sad or outright angry.

For working as a “New York Times journalist,” Koppel is awfully cavalier about not sourcing or fact-checking her work.

Koppel didn’t list a single reference (except for the obligatory …

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Feb 14 2016

Harry Potter Moment of the Week: Favorite Hagrid Moment

The HP Moment of the Week is a weekly meme created by Leah @ Uncorked Thoughts and Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews.

My bestie Susie joins me for these posts and her comments are in regular type, while mine are in bold.

What’s Your Favorite Rubeus Hagrid Moment?

So this post …

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Feb 12 2016

The Grand Relaunch of My Etsy Shop!

Hellooooo everyone! I’ve been posting infrequently here on the blog about craft stuff for years, and if you follow me on Instagram (@starlightbookreviews), you’ve noticed that I post pictures way more frequently about what I’m working on, as well as my paint-stained fingers. Well, I’m going to try and turn that into a #sidehustle. (I love …

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Feb 08 2016

Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder

Have you ever watched an action movie, or a sequel to a favorite movie, and just been so sad that it happened and wished that you hadn’t watched it at all, but conflicted because it’s your favorite franchise, how could you not watch it?*

That’s me with Shadow Study.

The book is action-packed, but a …

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Feb 04 2016

Harry Potter Moment of the Week: Rename the Books from Dumbledore’s Perspective

The HP Moment of the Week is a weekly meme created by Leah @ Uncorked Thoughts and Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews.

My bestie Susie joins me for these posts and her comments are in regular type, while mine are in bold.

Rename the books from Dumbledore’s point-of-view

Harry Potter and …

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Jan 19 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: New to my TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. 

Top Ten Tuesday: New to my TBR

My TTT this week is broken up into 2 sections: new reads and series I’ve added to my reread TBR for the year. Because I’m still focusing on rereading, I like to add …

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Jan 12 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: 2015 Releases I Didn’t Get To

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. 

Top Ten 2015 Releases I Didn’t Get To

  • Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  • I’ve got this on hold at the library – I think I’ll like it, because I liked Amie Kaufman and …

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    Jan 11 2016

    Review: “Crimson Bound” by Rosamund Hodge

    I was hoping for another book like Cruel Beauty but Crimson Bound was just a little odd for me. First, I didn’t know it was also based off another fairy tale called “The Girl with No Hands,” which Hodge mentions in the acknowledgments. Since this was more obviously a Little Red Riding Hood retelling, the …

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