Home for the Holidays with Alyssa from Books Take You Places



Happy Monday. friends. I’m so excited to have Alyssa from Books Take You Places on the blog today to help kick-off the two-week “Home for the Holidays” feature here at What Sarah Read! Alyssa is here to share some of her favorite cookie recipes to make during the holiday season. Every year I always say I’m going to have an epic weekend of baking so I can bring in goodies for my co-workers, but I never quite get around to doing it. That may have to change this year, because I am seriously craving all of the recipes Alyssa is sharing with us today. Continue reading “Home for the Holidays with Alyssa from Books Take You Places”


Welcome to the Fourth Annual Home for the Holidays!



I’m so thrilled to be kicking off my FOURTH annual ‘Home for the Holidays’ feature here at What Sarah Read. I had such a great time the past few years, that I decided to welcome some of my blogging buddies back for another year of holiday fun! What can you expect over the next couple of weeks? Well let me tell you! You’ll find…

  • Daily posts from some of your favorite book bloggers
  • A giveaway to get you in the holiday spirit (see below)
  • Special surprises throughout the month

The holiday season is my favorite time of year, and I love spreading the joy to all of my wonderful readers. I really hope you follow along and celebrate with all of us. Continue reading “Welcome to the Fourth Annual Home for the Holidays!”


Fangirl Friday with Kelsey

You guys, I literally JUST ate dinner and this post has me ready for seconds! Seriously, this deliciously fantastic Fangirl Friday post from Kelsey is making me crave some noodles from the Thai restaurant down the street from my house. I think this may be the very first Fangirl Friday post that talks about a restaurant and I am here for it! I like to consider myself a big foodie and there’s nothing I love more than discovering a no name, hole in the wall restaurant that has AMAZING food. So, reading Kelsey’s post feels all too familiar. I just I could get to Pittsburgh in less than 9 hours so I could give this place a try. Oh, by the way, Kelsey should totally be a special correspondent for Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives! She’s found a real hidden gem.

– what she said –

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Winter TBR

– hosted by The Broke and the Bookish -
– hosted by The Broke and the Bookish –

I always love sharing my TBRs with you guys and this winter reading list of mine is no exception. I mean, would you look at all of these epic books. SO many amazing titles to choose from. My list includes some rereads of books I absolutely loved (Furyborn and Reign the Earth), some upcoming books from debut authors and other 2018 releases!

Many thanks to the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookishfor another awesome Top Ten Tuesdayprompt! Looking at this list is totally getting me excited for cozy winter reading! I can’t wait to curl up with all of these books with some hot chocolate, my kitty, and all the blankets!

– winter is coming –

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Book Feels: Villains, Rebellions & the Art of the Slow Burn

**Before we get in to the mini reviews, I have some breaking news!**

I decided to try something a little different with my reviews. I’ve fallen sooooo far behind on writing them (eight to be exact) and every time I sit down to try to get caught up I get overwhelmed and intimidated…losing any motivation I may have had. Actually, writing reviews has become my least favorite part of blogging lately which is why you haven’t seen one from me in so long. I know, I know…I’m a book blogger isn’t that what I’m SUPPOSED to be doing? REVIEWING books? Well, yes, but I also feel like if I force myself to churn out review after review, I’ll lose any creativity that may be inside this little pea brain of mine. Because of this, I’ve decided I’m going to try writing mini-reviews in groups and posting those three or four times a month. In between I’ll have more creative posts featuring a book or books I want to talk about more and then if I come across a book I absolutely LOVE and want to go on and on about, I’ll post a single, full-blown review.

So, that’s what I’m thinking for now. I’ll try it out for a bit and see what happens. My hope is that it jump starts my blog and allows me more freedom and creativity. Only time will tell.

In the meantime, I have three reviews for you today that feature three young adult fantasy books that I’ve read recently! I’d love to hear your thoughts on them in the comments below, so make sure you take a couple of minutes to let me know what you think!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m Thankful For

– hosted by The Broke and the Bookish -
– hosted by The Broke and the Bookish –

It’s Thanksgiving week you guys! My favorite holiday of the year! There’s just something about getting together with family and friends to eat amazing food without the pressure of finding the perfect gift! Don’t get me wrong I LOVE Christmas and giving gifts to my loved ones, but sometimes the stress of finding the perfect thing is a little overwhelming! Thanksgiving is a time to be with those you love and to reflect on all the wonderful thinks you have to be thankful for.

Speaking of thanks…many thanks to the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish for another awesome Top Ten Tuesday prompt! Pulling this post together brought back so many wonderful memories and really reminded me of how fortunate I am.

Today, I decided to share a mix of old and new books that I hold close to my heart. And I’m talking actual, physical books here…not just the story inside. I am so thankful to have these very special books in my collection. They each mean something different to me but they are all counted as part of my most prized possessions in life.

– my most prized bookish possessions –

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Fangirl Friday with Kate from Nauti Girl Reads

Welcome friends, to another edition of Fangirl Friday! Our special guest blogger is Kate from Nauti Girl Reads! Kate is a fellow New England girl and her fangirl levels knows no bounds! She’s an avid lover of YA and is never afraid of shouting about her obsessions from the rooftops…AND I LOVE IT! Seriously check out her blog and Twitter (linked above) to learn all about her faves and you’ll see why I’ve formally inducted her in to the Fangirl Friday Hall of Fame!

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Fangirl Friday with Holly from The Fox’s Hideaway

Are you a HUGE fan of The 100? Have you heard of the CW show The 100 and want to learn more about it? Do you have absolutely no idea what The 100 even is? Well then, today’s post is just for you! I’ve got Holly from The Fox’s Hideaway here today so she can share her absolute LOVE for this show with all of you! I know this post may be old news to a LOT of you, since this show has a SERIOUSLY devoted fandom! Season four ended this past May but you have until sometime early next year to get all caught up. I still need to finish season three and watch all of season four and after reading Holly’s post, I need to do that sooner rather than later. Thank you SO much, Holly for such a fabulous Fangirl Friday post!

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Fangirl Friday with Brianna

Ok, guys! We’re all in for a treat today! If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, and I have a feeling you are, then today’s post from Brianna (tumblr) is going to feed your little Harry Potter fangirl (and fanboy) heart! She’s got an amazing list of Potter fanfic that totally blew me away and, true confession here, I’ve only read the first book in the series. I KNOW, I KNOW…I’m a horrible book nerd and should be shunned. BUT…back to the topic at hand…this fanfic listing is seriously epic and if you have even just a little bit of love for the franchise then you MUST check this list out.

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Blog Tour: Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Blog Tour: Renegades by Marissa MeyerRenegades (Renegades, #1) by Marissa Meyer
Published by Feiwel & Friends on November 7th 2017
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction, Superheroes, Young Adult
Pages: 576
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Secret Identities.
Extraordinary Powers.
She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone...except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova's allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.

Have no fear…THE RENEGADES are here! Well…ALMOST! Don’t worry though, you’ve got less than two weeks to go until Marissa Meyer‘s epic superhero novel hits shelves, and I am here to tell you it is DEFINITELY worth the wait! Renegades feels like a cross between Marvel and X-Men, but with a fun YA Vibe and super(see what I did there) intriguing storyline.

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