Pretty major news!

Hello everyone! In this new year, I decided to switch blog platforms. I have just finished moving all of my old posts from here (Blogspot) to my new platform, Wordpress! I am very happy with how it turned out, it looks much more professional and is much easier to configure! I will be leaving this blog up, but it will be inactive. Linked below is the site of my new blog. Everything is still the same name, Some Books & Ramblings, but I will no longer be connected to Blogspot. I am excited for the future of my blog, and I hope you will join me! -Sam

2019 Books I'm Excited For!

As we enter 2019, I realize that there are so many books coming out this year that I'm excited for! So I wanted to do a quarterly post about books I'm excited for coming out each quarter! I will be making three posts, every 4 months. This post is about books I'm excited for January-April! So, let's jump in! Books coming out in January: #1: Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen M. McManus (January 8th, 2019) (synopsis)  Echo Ridge is small-town America. Ellery's never been there, but she's heard all about it. Her aunt went missing there at age seventeen. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows. The town is picture-perfect, but it's hiding secrets. And before school even begins for Ellery, someone's declared open season on homecoming, promising to make it as dangerous as it was five years ago. Then, almost as if to prove it, ano

My 2018 wrap-up!

At the end of 2017, I decided I wanted to try doing a book jar. How that works is you take a jar (or anything that will hold paper) and every time you finish reading a book, you write down the title, author and star rating (optional, I didn't but I will this year) plus a short review or your thoughts on it, then I like to put the date on it so I know when I read it and stick it in the jar! Now, I kept forgetting to add books to my Goodreads challenge after I put the note in the jar, so I think my counting is a bit off. I'm going into this believing that I read 67 books in 2018. I guess we'll see if I can count at the end of this! So, how this is going to work is I will be writing, in order of when I read them, what the book was and my review of it. They will be written word for word. Given that I wrote some of these days later when I remembered or late at night, please forgive any bad wording. and SPOILER ALERT! THERE WILL BE SPOILERS HERE! This is going to be a long on

2019 Blog Plans

It's been awhile since I last posted. This year has been stressful for lots of personal reasons, but it has also been great. My main 2019 resolutions are to be more active on here and on my bookstagram. Here are my bookish goals for the new year. 1. Post here at least once a week 2. Get my Netgalley rating up to 80% 3. Stay on top of my Goodreads reading challenge (I am just short of completing my 2018 goal, I'll let you know in a follow up post of my 2018 books if I hit it or not) 4. Interview more authors ( and hone on my technique!) 5. Learn how to take better bookstagram pictures and get the right equipment. 6. Get a bookish twitter! Most of my favorite part of the bookish community is everyone interacting with each other and authors on twitter, and I'd like to be a part of that! Plus, it's a great way to grow my blog following! 7. Keep better track of my bookish things to do. I.E., get a journal for tracking blog posts, blog post ideas, book read, revie

An Interview with Beth Revis and Kati Gardner

Hello! It's been a while since I have posted a review, but that's because I have a lot of school work to catch up on. We had to evacuate for Florence and nothing ended up happening to our house. It was more to help our peace of mind. We had a mini vacay, it was cool. 😁 On September 26th, Beth Revis and Kati Gardner came to my local bookstore! Beth was on tour for her latest book, Give The Dark My Love (Links to purchase it at the bottom) and Kati was moderating the event! Both were super sweet and I'm so glad I got to interview them. So without further ado, here it is! WARNING: there will be lots of potential spoilers for Give The Dark My Love and Brave Enough! Read on at your own risk! Questions for Beth: 1.        Q: You talked a bit in the Acknowledgements of Give the Dark My Love about how you first got the idea for this book. (Charlize Theron interview, Fullmetel Alchemist, Hamilton) What specifically from those things helped inspire this book? A: Fullme