Friday, 19 October 2018

[ I'd Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel Review // Victoria's Book Nook ]

Hey guys! So I'm back with a book review today, and its on a very good book indeed!

I'd Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel was such a witty relatable book that I instantly loved when I read the first few pages. Anne's stories were so hilarious and I found my self relating to her a lot. Espcially on the hobby of reorginzing my bookshelves...heh.

I loved Anne's taste in reading and her idea's about it. It was a very fresh and book that I really enjoyed!

I only had a few dislikes. One was, I didn't like that Anne read a lot of books that were very secular and not a lot of Christian Fiction yet this was published by a Christian publisher. It was a huge deal but it bothered me a bit.

One thing I really appreciated was that Ann didn't brag about reading so much or being a huge reader but she simply stated she loved books. I extremely appreciated that!

Something I found really hilarious was the part about John and his Allergies when her class was reading "Where The Red Fern Grows" , I thought that part was quite humorous!

Overall, this was a lovely, relatable book that I would recommend to anyone who is a huge reader and is up for a laugh!

***Special thanks to Baker Publishing for sending me a lovely hardcover copy of I'd Rather Be Reading By Anne Bogel!***

Thanks for reading guys! Be sure to comment and tell me what kind of post you'd like to see in the future !!

Friday, 12 October 2018

[ A Collab With My Cousin // Victoria’s Book Nook ]

Hey guys! I have a fun post for you today, a Q+A with my friend and cousin, Rachel. Enjoy! (She’s asking Questions, I’m answering !!)

1. If you could write a sequel to any one of your favorite books, which one would it be? 
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. That book was absolutely amazing, and if there was a sequel about Avery and Rill, I would adore it! I’m pretty sure I would fail at writing it though —— I’m not the best writer exactly!! 😉 

2. Who's the better author: Robin Jones Gunn or Erynn Mangum? 😉

Rachel! This question is horrible! 😂 I feel like Robin Jones Gunn’s books are AMAZING, and I love the characters so, so much but I feel like I don’t love her style of writing. It’s very simple but very captivating. Erynn Mangum has some incredible characters too, and she has a very heartwarming writing style. I feel like, I like Erynn Mangums a wee bit 
more, but both are my go-to authors when I need a book I can trust that’s good! 🙌🏻😄 

3. Would you rather read sappy romance or wacky fantasy? 

Oh yikes. Both would be so horrible to write. I know this is strange but I’d rather read a sappy romance like Janice Thompson! I cry ally can’t stand brain-hurtingly strange fantasy!!! It drives me nuts! 

4. How many books have you read so far in October? 

I have read almost seven books so far this month. This month is off to a great start, considering almost all the books are more then 350 pages!! 

5. Favorite historical fiction book? 

Oooohhhhh. Such a hard one! I’d have to say *one* of my favorite historical fiction books is The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham. It was such a sweet story and it was definitely one of my favourites! **Full Review under the
 tab “Book Reviews”** 

6. Best book series you've read in the past year? 

Ahhhhh! There’s been sososo many! One of my absolute favourites is the Millie Keith series. It blew me away on how incredible those eight, short books were. All I can say is 

7. What's the worst/dumbest book you've read recently? 

Hmm. I haven’t read a “blegh” book in forever. I’ll go with a Amy Clipston book I just wasn’t enjoying, called Reckless Heart. It was pretty good but Lydia was very foolish sometimes and had some angry thoughts in her head about the situation she was in that I just didn’t appreciate. 

8. Would you rather read a book about a kid or an adult? 

Definitely an adult. I actually love to read Adult fiction even though my go-to genre is more young adult.

9. Do you like dialogue or description more in a book? 

Dialogue for sure! I actually get really tired of a book when an author puts too much description in a book. I like an even bit of both in books usually! 

10. Best drink to sip while reading? 

Sorry guys. Coffeeeeeee! But I have also been drinking more tea lately bc I’ve been to lazy to use the coffee machine but both are just the best! Some coffee is horrible and same with tea, but when it’s made right, I do love both.

Thanks for reading guys! I hope you enjoyed this post! Next weeks post, is going to be TWO book reviews’ (So many reviews, so little time! 😂) 

Friday, 5 October 2018

{ Cool Beans by Erynn Mangum Review // Victoria's Book Nook }

Hey guys!  It's already Friday so that means a new post!! RN, I am currently rereading the Maya Davis Trilogy by Erynn Mangum I knew I absolute must review it on here! Soooo, here's my review of book one: Cool Beans!! Enjoy. :DD

                                           Cool Beans (Maya Davis, #1)

   Everything seems to be going perfectly for Maya Davis: She has a great job at a coffee shop, gets along with her parents, and is happily single. That is until her best friend starts dating Maya's high school sweetheart.
This funny, heartwarming fiction story by best-selling author Erynn Mangum uses the power of story to challenge teens to discover the relevance of faith in their relationships and their lives.

             // MY REVIEW //

This book was one of the best books I have ever read in my entire life. Like literally! When she announced book four, Room For Cream, I legit starting screaming!!!! It was entirely too relatable, exactly what an Erynn Mangum book should be! Maya Davis was a relatable, hilarious, sweet, fun-loving character that I grew to adore. I think what most appealed to me was the light heartedness of the book. It's the perfect book to relax with, no deep thinking necessary. 
I was absolutely hooked after the first thirty pages filled with my favorite little beagle, Calvin, Jen and Maya's crazy life including Cocoa Puffs and a million cups of coffee and the unique storyline. It was the perfect read! 
When Maya discovers her roommate, Jen is dating her old boyfriend, I was shocked. what a fabulous idea for a book1 I also loved that Travis doesn't recognize her until a good part through the book. AHHHHHH! 
The spiritual content in here was fabulous, just like every Erynn Mangum book I've read. Erynn seems to pick some sort of thing to teach the character in each of her books and in this one it was to trust God and I found she taught the lesson to Maya in a really good, realistic way. She didn't put the message across ina  preachy sort of way, which I really appreciated.
I also LOVED Liz and Andrew! Andrew was hilarious and so awkward and such a great character!
The whole crazy storyline was so appealing and fresh in the Christian Fiction world and I've never read a book quite like this one. A must-read fro everyone who enjoys a Contemporary with a splash of romance!!
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                                                               RATING: 5/5 stars.

Thanks for reading! Have you read any of the talented Erynn Mangum's books?? ;DDD

Friday, 28 September 2018

{ Hello, October, Goodbye September // Victoria's Book Nook }


Hey y'alllll! YES, that's right another wrap up post. Where did my September go?!?! :O

Anywayssss, Today I'm sharing what I did in September and some of favorite things in September. Music, Books, and Blogposts! And of course coffee!!!  ;DD ( Yes, it still is coffee. Not much has happened in a week...

In September we started school, which I *DISLIKE* SO MUCH ITS NOT EVEN POSSIBLE. School is NOT my favorite thing to do as you can probably tell. And lets just briefly talk about school and not-think-about-the-33%-I-got-on-my-LA-quiz today. *face palm* I've been doing a new online school for some of my subjects and it's quite complicated and frustrating and ughhhh. At least today marks three weeks of survival!! 

I also drank wayyyy too many iced coffees, got TBR anxiety ( It's a thing, y'all! aka worried I wasn't going to read all the books on my bookshelf xP xP), learned I can't cross my Middle and Index fingers on my left hand (long storyyyy. Including a lawn mower steering wheel...;) ), read till twelve almost every. single. night. watched SNOW fall on my front lawn (lolol), almost burnt cheesecake AND banana bread. that banana bread was like a tiny bit black on top?? But it was still raw in the middle? What is this!

I also made a lovely, QUIET, reading nook in my closet and moved several things around so it's quite nice. I especially like that the sun is not streaming right in my eyes like when I'm reading on my bed.

I didn't really do much this month except for talk and text a lot of people and did school and read. It was very busy but quite boring xP

 ANYWAYS, onto a few photos!

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                                      { B O O K S }

Reading wise, I had a FABULOUS reading month compared to the last two months where I read like 4 books bc summer y'all, summer. I finished several books including....

            Not By Sight By Kate Breslin // 4 stars.
            A Summer Secret by Kathleen Fuller // 4 stars.
            Sunsets by Robin Jones Gunn // 5 stars.
            Hide and Secret by Kathleen Fuller // 4 stars.
            ReMatch by Erynn Mangum // 5 stars.
            The Secrets Beneath by Kathleen Fuller // 4.5 stars.
            The Promise Of A Letter by Kathleen Fuller // 4.5 stars.
            Anne Of Avonlea, by L. M. Montgomery // 5 stars.
            Words Of The Heart by Kathleen Fuller // 5 stars.

                           { M U S I C }

Now onto Music. I listened to a lot of great music this month including....

                 Anthem // Brett Kissel.
                 Look Up Child // Lauren Daigle.
                 You Say // Lauren Daigle.
                 Amen // King and Country.
                 What If // Kane Brown.

                              { B L O G  P O S T S }

                                  Rebekah Ashleigh // Books I Read In July and August
                                      Shantelle Mary // A Little Post About Vacation

                                       Stories By Firefly // The Hallmark Movie Tag

                                      Shower Of Blessing's // September Early Wrap up


// H E L L O - O C T O B E R //

I don't have a lot planned in October except for catching up on like ten review books...xD I CAN'T RESIST THE FREE BOOKS GUYS. 
 On my October TBR, I have...
-River To Redemption by Ann H. Gabehart
-Minding The Light by Suzanne Woods Fisher
-The Edge Of Over There by Shawn Smucker
-Everything She Didn't Say by Jane Kirkpatrick
-I'd Rather Be Reading by Ann Bogel
-Cool Bean by Erynn Mangum
-Latte Daze by Erynn Mangum
-Double Shot by Erynn Mangum.

I hope I can get a few of those done! We also have my Mom's birthday and Thanksgiving on the same day, October 8th. And I have to go the dentist the day after Thanksgiving, ugh! 
ALSO I just finished my Reading Challenge of 120 books so I upped it to 150! Think I can do it??
Anyways, I hope you had a great September and I'll see you next Friday!


Friday, 21 September 2018

{ Sunshine Blogger Award + Hello September Blog Tag // Victoria's Book Nook }

Hey guys! So I got tagged fro two SUPER fun tags and decided to do both at once. Thank you so much for tagging me Shantelle and Rebekah! These are both such fun tags!! ^_^ 

                                                                  R U L E S 
For the Hello September Blog Tag....

> Please copy these questions (below), answer them, and then write out new questions (or just copy these) for the people you nominate below your answered questions. > Please nominate at least 3 bloggers, but try to avoid ones that you know have already been nominated.
> Lastly, include these guidelines in your post, and use the tag picture!

For the Sunshine Blogger Award...
Thank the blogger who nominated you and link their blog

Answer the questions the blogger who nominated you provided

Nominate new bloggers and make up 11 questions for them to answer

List the rules and have the Sunshine Blogger logo present in your post



Let's start with The Sunshine Blogger Tag.

1//  What was the last movie you watched (and enjoyed)?
I haven't watched an amazing movie in a long time, but probably the last one was Little Dorrit, the BBC 14-episode TV series. Ahhh, it was so good!! ^-^

2// Favorite Summer-y food?
That's a hard one!! Perhaps nectarines. They have such a summer-y delicious taste and I could eat so many! :P

3// Last adventure you had?
Hmm, I'm not sure. I don't travel a lot, so probably when we went to a Heritage Park back in August which was quite fun and I got to see some of my best friends! ^.^

4// Roadtrip's or Airplanes?
I've never actually been on an airplane, but I think I would prefer roadtrip's because of seeing all the places along the way! And all the scenery! 

5// What are your dream wedding colors?
Umm, I don't know! I haven't given much thought to it.  I think perhaps gold and navy for a fall/winter wedding and for a spring/summer wedding, I think light green, a pale pink and a dusty rose would be nice.

6// What song have you had on repeat?

Look Up Child by Lauren Daigle.

And also, No Such Thing and Speechless by Dan + Shay, I love their music so much! 

7// Girly-girl or tomboy?
I'm definitely more of a tom-boy! ;) I hate shopping for clothes, and I'm not really the type that cares about clothes or what I'm wearing. xD

8// First celebrity crush?
Seriously, I have NEVER had a celebrity crush! That would kind of be weird. xP Sorry If I offend anyone! xD 

9// Top three favorite blogs?

And so many more!

10// How long ago did you start your blog?
February 2018. It's going to be my first blog-i-versary in a  few months and I'm really excited!

11// How do you feel you've grown since starting your blog?
I feel like I format the posts better and have learned to write decent blog posts that will keep the readers attention. And I had a few bad looking blog day's but I finally created my own design even though it took several evenings to redesign it. I love how it turned out though! I've also learned that everyone doesn't have the same opinion of certain  books as me and I don't need to yell at them if-they-rated-The-Orphan's-Wish-one-star xD xD Mostly on Goodreads. xP

So, I'm going to follow Shantelle's lead and not do the rules properly and just use the same questions. Sorry! I have another tag to do guys!\

I'm going to tag. . .
You don't have to do this tag--I won't be in any way offended! :DD


Now onto the Hello September Tag, hahah, It's almost October now 0.o xD

1// Windy or Rainy Autumn?
Ooh. I don't like it when its cold and wet outside so probably windy. ;D

2// What's one thing that makes it feel like fall to you?
All the pumpkin stuff, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes. AHH!

3// Tea or Coffee?
A few months ago I would have said "Tea all the way!" Nowww, I would have to say I very much indeed prefer coffee. I do love both though and instead of having a lovely mug of coffee this morning I'm having tea for once. ;D But, overall, I do dearly love coffee with a bit of cream and sugar. ^-^

4// If you could go to one state in the USA just for the autumn scenery, where would you go? 
I think, like Rebekah, Pennsylvania would be nice. I love to see all the Amish Farmland with the pretty fall colors, it would be so lovely! 
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5// Do you like pumpkin flavored stuff? If so, what's your favorite thing?
YUSSS. PSL's for sure. And also I love Pumpkin Sugar Cookies!! 

                                   6// What color of leave's do you like best?
Orange-y-red ones! We just have yellow and light orange ones here but I do love dark orange and light red ones!

 7// If you could go to another country for the autumn scenery, where would you go?
SWITERLAND. YUS. It would be so lovely to stay in a chalet and enjoyed the gorgeous fall scenery!!

8// Sweater or Hoodie?
Ahhh, I do love hoodies sm. but sweaters are nice too. I love oversized hoodies best!

9// A Pumpkin Spice or Apple Cinnamon candle?
Well, I was at a store a few weeks ago and I smelt this Apple Cinnamon candle and it smelt SO BAD. Like chemicals. xD But I think a better smelling one would be nice!  I would go with pumpkin spice bc I LOVEEEE Pumpkin Spice sm!! ^.^

10// Cookie's or Brownies?
Hmm. Probably cookies. brownies are good but right now in the morning they do not sound good at all. xP


I'm not going to tag anyone since it's almost October but if you want to do it, go ahead!! :DD

Thanks fro reading! What are you thoughts of fall? Yay or Nay??