Author: Amber

My Bookish Survey For 2019

My Bookish Survey For 2019

Hey all, this bookish survey is finally being posted way later than I wanted. It was initially going to be one of my first posts of the year and it kind of just went ot the backburner. It has been forever since I did this, around five years. I’m kind of ridiculous, ha. I was thinking of it as a quiz and I hate quizzes but I finished it pretty quickly. I read so many books last year, it was kind of ridiculous. Especially given how many repeats there are. What can I say? I like what I like. I […]

Posted January 27, 2020 by Amber in Blogging / 0 Comments
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When Authors Unexpectedly Come To Town

When Authors Unexpectedly Come To Town

It turns out that 2020 is going to be a very nice year with author meetings. I was able to meet L. L. McKinney, Megan Bannen and Sarah Henning. The latter two thought I looked familiar but we think it was nothing. 😂 I read The Bird and The Blade last month and Throw Like A  Girl was one of my anticipated releases for this month so that was fun. There I was, last Saturday on the way to the library to do some much needed blogging and suddenly, I see a tweet: Gonna be at the Barnes & Noble […]

Posted January 23, 2020 by Amber in Author Event / 0 Comments
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You Look Familiar. . . (Wondrous Covers Wednesday)

You Look Familiar. . . (Wondrous Covers Wednesday)

Welcome back to another lovely Wondrous Covers Wednesday. I’m kind of so excited for this post and I know, that’s so unlike me, but really. Wait until you see these covers I’m sharing today! I am sharing FIVE covers again today and unlike last week, these are all so uncanningly similar. I LOVE doing these little similar cover posts, I’ve done a few before. I was looking at covers I’ve saved and I had to do a double take when I saw Reconnected and The Upside of Falling. As I’ve been gathering illustrated covers a lot for my series, I […]

Posted January 22, 2020 by Amber in Wondrous Covers Wednesday / 4 Comments
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29 More Contemporary Books I Can’t Wait For (Part 2)

29 More Contemporary Books I Can’t Wait For (Part 2)

Hi, so I clearly I wasn’t lying when I said there would be more parts to Books I’m Looking Forward To. Today I’m sharing 29 more books that I can’t believe I almost forgot about. This is Contemporary because I have other lists up my sleeves I’m creating. ~One~ What I Want You To See by Catherine Linka Releases: February 4th, 2020 from Disney-Hyperion Goodreads Summary: Winning a scholarship to California’s most prestigious art school seems like a fairy tale ending to Sabine Reye’s awful senior year. After losing both her mother and her home, Sabine longs for a place […]

Posted January 21, 2020 by Amber in Bookish Lists / 0 Comments
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Mini Indulgences: Five Amazing Books Starring Black Teens

Mini Indulgences: Five Amazing Books Starring Black Teens

Hi everyone! I’ve been having an amazing four day weekend between going to an author event Saturday, which I’ll have a post up for(!), relaxing and doing some bullet journaling. Don’t let the title fool you, these ‘Mini Indulgences’ are nothing short of fantastic. Mini Indulgences are my spin on mini reviews. I wanted to spotlight these absolutely amazing books by five black Young Adult authors. Full Disclosure Author: Camryn Garrett Published: October 29th, 2019 by Knopf Books for Young Readers Pages: 290 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Format: Audiobooks Source: eARC/Overdrive via Library Rating: Five Amazing Stars Goodreads Summary: In […]

Posted January 20, 2020 by Amber in Book Reviews / 2 Comments
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Ten Times I Related To Fiction A Little Too Closely

Ten Times I Related To Fiction A Little Too Closely

  More Than This Provincial Life is a feature where I’ll talk about anything non-bookish or blogging related. This will include but not be limited to TV shows, movies, anime, music and occasionally my life. This will generally be a feature posted for Friday. Hi all! I don’t think I’ve ever been happier for a Friday to come. Okay, maybe not since  college, but that was…a number of  years ago. Let’s not  even get into that! 😂 I’m even extra excited because my three-day weekend is now a four-day weekend! I have tons of plans to blog ahead and schedule posts […]

Posted January 17, 2020 by Amber in More Than This Provincial Life / 0 Comments
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Raving Review: I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver

Raving Review: I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver

I Wish You All The Best Author: Mason Deaver Published: May 14th, 2019 by Push Pages: 329 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Format: Audiobook Source: Hoopla via Library Rating: Five Stars Goodreads Summary: When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they’re thrown out of their house and forced to move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas, whom Ben has never even met. Struggling with an anxiety disorder compounded by their parents’ rejection, they come out only to Hannah, Thomas, and their therapist and try to keep a low profile in a new […]

Posted January 16, 2020 by Amber in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
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Wondrous Covers Wednesday: Animated Edition (Part One!)

Wondrous Covers Wednesday: Animated Edition (Part One!)

Wondrous Covers Wednesday is a weekly feature where I usually choose to showcase at least three covers with similar attributes and themes. This series will be branching out a little. To see past editions, you can check out my page for them here.  Your eyes are not deceiving you, I am in fact doing a Wondrous Covers Wednesday post! I miss these posts so much. I have been tracking covers a ton since the New Year hit and I’ve noticed there are so many amazing animated ones. I love this trend, though by the count of this post, it’s past […]

Posted January 15, 2020 by Amber in Wondrous Covers Wednesday / 2 Comments
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2020 Reading, Blogging and Writing Goals

2020 Reading, Blogging and Writing Goals

Hi everyone. I am setting some goals this year that I hope to reach.  Here’s my way of trying to share what I want to work on! I’m using a bullet journal to track these. We’ll see how well this goes. I’ll give an update for these come July. ~Reading~ 100 Books – My Goodreads goal is 100 once again, this goal is no  issue given my audiobook listening. I’m really interested in seeing how many I’ve listened to by July. Physical Reading – I want to read at least one physical book in a month. Reading has been really, […]

Posted January 14, 2020 by Amber in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Raving Book Review: Sick Kids In Love by Hannah Moskowitz

Raving Book Review: Sick Kids In Love by Hannah Moskowitz

Today, I’m sharing a review for a book that features main characters we don’t usually get to read about. I think it is a super important and needed book and I wish I read it a lot sooner. Sick Kids In Love Author:  Hannah Moskowitz Published: November 5th by Entangled Teen Pages: 300 Genres: Young Adult Format: Audiobook Source: Hoopla/Library Rating: Five Stars Goodreads Summary: Isabel has one rule: no dating. It’s easier– It’s safer– It’s better– –for the other person. She’s got issues. She’s got secrets. She’s got rheumatoid arthritis. But then she meets another sick kid. He’s got a […]

Posted January 13, 2020 by Amber in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
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