Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, Top Ten Tuesday invites bookish bloggers to share lists based on a given topic. This week I’m discussing the top books on my fall TBR list. Since I have become obsessed with stalking the online library catalogue, I have tons of books both on hold and checked out; therefore, I will be focusing on the borrowed books I plan to delve into this fall.

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The Monday Review

The Monday Review, Vol. 10

Hi, y’all! Welcome to the TENTH edition of The Monday Review! It’s a miracle I remembered to even post this installment – I had a crazy weekend and a crazy busy day at work today! I work as a therapist and today was one of my days to do intakes – the initial assessment of new clients. I had some doozies this morning – I won’t go into detail, as I could probably write a book just about the intakes I did, so, I’ll leave things to your imagination!

Blogging Challenge

Views from the Stand

*I originally wrote this post as part of the Blogging from A to Z 2017 Challenge. Unfortunately, I dropped off in the middle of the month-long challenge. So, against my perfectionist nature, I’ve decided to go ahead and publish the posts I did get drafted, as I am proud of them, out of alphabetical order.

Book Review

Click’d

Click’dClick'd by Tamara Ireland Stone
Published by Disney-Hyperion on September 5, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Middle Grade
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback
Source: Miss Print's ARC Adoption Program
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Allie Navarro can't wait to show her best friends the app she built at CodeGirls summer camp. CLICK'D pairs users based on common interests and sends them on a fun (and occasionally rule-breaking) scavenger hunt to find each other. And it's a hit. By the second day of school, everyone is talking about CLICK'D.

Watching her app go viral is amazing. Leaderboards are filling up! Everyone's making new friends. And with all the data Allie is collecting, she has an even better shot at beating her archenemy, Nathan, at the upcoming youth coding competition. But when Allie discovers a glitch that threatens to expose everyone's secrets, she has to figure out how to make things right, even if that means sharing the computer lab with Nathan. Can Allie fix her app, stop it from doing any more damage, and win back the friends it hurt-all before she steps on stage to present CLICK'D to the judges?

New York Times best-selling author Tamara Ireland Stone combines friendship, coding, and lots of popcorn in her fun and empowering middle-grade debut.

*I received this ARC as part of Miss Print’s ARC Adoption Program.*

What can I say other than that I ADORED Click’d! I’m loving reading books that revolve around today’s technology – especially regarding younger ones who have a love for computers, including coding, which simply blows my mind!

Top Ten Tuesday

Retroactive

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, Top Ten Tuesday invites bookish bloggers to share lists based on a given topic. This week’s prompt is a throwback freebie, so, I’m going to fill y’all in on some of my absolute favorite childhood characters!

The Monday Review

The Monday Review, Vol. 9

Welcome to a fresh week and a fresh installment – I can’t believe it’s the ninth – of The Monday Review! I hope y’all had an awesome weekend; I know I did! All we did was watch TV and I did a TON of laundry – I think every article of clothing we all own was seriously dirty…

Book Review

The Walking Dead, Vol. 4: The Heart’s Desire

The Walking Dead, Vol. 4: The Heart’s DesireThe Walking Dead, Vol. 04: The Heart's Desire by Robert Kirkman
Series: The Walking Dead #4
Published by Image Comics on April 28th 2009
Genres: Graphic Novel, Horror
Pages: 136
Format: ebook
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Also by this author: The Walking Dead, Vol. 01: Days Gone Bye, The Walking Dead, Vol. 02: Miles Behind Us, The Walking Dead, Vol. 03: Safety Behind Bars
Illustrator: Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn

Life in the prison starts to get interesting for Rick Grimes and the rest of our survivors. Relationships heat up, fizzle out, and change entirely almost overnight. By the end of this volume, relationships between key characters are radically changed, setting the stage for future events in The Walking Dead.

Volume four is my least favorite edition thus far, as I’ve given it a mere three stars. A redeeming quality of this installment is the introduction of the katana-wielding, zombie-enslaving Michonne, by far the most awesome character in the AMC show.

The Monday Review

The Monday Review, Vol. 8

Welcome to the Labor Day installment of The Monday Review! I absolutely cannot believe it’s seriously Labor Day, which has shockingly brought with it – thank goodness – crispy, fallish weather!

Book Review

The Walking Dead, Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars

The Walking Dead, Vol. 3: Safety Behind BarsThe Walking Dead, Vol. 03: Safety Behind Bars by Robert Kirkman
Series: The Walking Dead #3
Published by Image Comics on June 18th 2005
Genres: Graphic Novel, Horror
Pages: 136
Format: ebook
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Also by this author: The Walking Dead, Vol. 01: Days Gone Bye, The Walking Dead, Vol. 02: Miles Behind Us, The Walking Dead, Vol. 04: The Heart's Desire
Illustrator: Charlie Adlard

An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months, society has crumbled: there is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living. This volume follows our band of survivors as they set up a permanent camp inside a prison. Relationships change, characters die, and our team of survivors learn there's something far more deadly than zombies out there: each other.

Volume three picks up right where volume two left off – with the group of survivors coming across a seemingly abandoned fortress of a prison. Tyreese, Rick, and Andrea set to beginning to clean out the prison – meaning killing the multitudes of zombies trapped inside.

Book Review

Throne of Glass

Throne of GlassThrone of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Published by Bloomsbury USA Children's on August 7th 2012
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 404
Format: ebook
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An alternate cover edition can be found here.

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her ... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead ... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

So, I’m a total pantser when it comes to reading books, meaning I RARELY read full synopses or even skim them prior to choosing a book, as I discussed in my post, Synopsis Free.

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