Eight Books I Would Buy This Second If Someone Handed Me A Fully Loaded Gift Card!

Hi everybody!

Turns out there is a post coming out today because I had to flip flop a post on my MLB blog!

I was looking door a book tag to write today, but I stumbled upon My Little Book Blog, and she did this post for a Top Ten Tuesday. It looked super fun, and I totally took the inspiration from her post, which you should totally check out here!

Lately, I haven’t been buying a ton of books, although I do have 2 Chapters/Indigo gift cards… See I can control myself!! Anyways, I have a few books on my to-buy list for this fall, and do intend to buy them sometime soon.

Here are the eight books I would buy if I actually used the gift cards I own (LOL!)…


Like any good student, the first book I would buy and will have to buy very soon is the original edition of Romeo and Julliet. I am reading this for my english class in a few weeks, and on the indigo website it’s only $5.99!


Again, like a good student I would also buy The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, as I am also reading this for that same English course. I am also probably going to buy the Sparknotes edition with it!


The next book I would buy would probably be Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I have been meaning to buy this book forever and just have never gotten around to it. I will soon, I promise.


I am also counting pre-orders in this just because some of my most anticipated reads still haven’t come out yet! One being Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige. I loved the first book in the Dorothy Must Die series (the other ones I have quite a different feeling on)! Hopefully this book is super good, and I look forward to reading it!


Then of course, who would I be if I didn’t mention Heartless by Marissa Meyer?! I am a HUGE fan of The Lunar Chronicles series! Once I found out that Meyer was coming out with another book I wanted it immediately. To think that it’s going to be a different take on Alice in Wonderland just makes me want it more and more!


I would also want to buy the newest Harry Potter book, entitled Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I have yet to finish the original Harry Potter book series, but plan on doing it sometime in this lifetime! I want to make sure I have this book incase I get the sudden urge to binge read all of them!


The next book I would buy is Miss Peregrine’s home for Peculiar Children: Graphic Novel Edition. I am going to read the Miss Peregrine’s Trilogy (hopefully) in October for Halloween, and the graphic novel would be great to go along with the other 3 books.


Since I am a die hard sports/Blue Jays fan, I really want to get this book and see if I can learn anything new about the Blue Jays, that I may not have known before!

That is all for today’s post! If you had a fully loaded gift card, BUT could only buy ONE book using the money on it, what would it be? Let me know in the comments below! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Twitter, as well as like my page on Facebook!

Good Night Book Owls!


The Versatile Blogger Award!

Hi everybody!

Today I will be writing another Versatile Blogger Award post! I love doing these types of posts because I love reading other people’s as well, and whenever I get nominated for one, I like to give recognition to the person who nominated me. If you’d like to read my last Versatile Blogger Award post, click here!

This time around, I’d like to thank the lovely Rachel, over at Book Review’s and Stuff for tagging me!

The rules are as follows:

  • Thank your nominator
  • Share the award on your blog
  • State 7 things about yourself
  • Choose 10 new nominees who have fewer than 300 followers
  • Notify them via social media (I am SUPER BAD at this one haha!)

Seven New Things About Myself:

  1. I am not just a book blogger, but I am also an MLB Blogger over at https://alyssacohen.mlblogs.com!
  2. This September, marks my journey into High School! I plan on making some cool posts related to high school (and of course books) in the future!
  3. This past August, I visited New York City for the first time and I am super happy I got to do so! I saw two broadway shows, and actually gave the playbills to one of my broadway crazy-obsessed friends named Naomi (she’s currently sitting next to me as I write this).
  4. I recently (temporarily) cancelled my Netflix subscription, because I haven’t been using it much as of lately, but for the time that I did have Netflix I fell in love with Grey’s Anatomy! It’s amazing! I still have to watch season 12, but I will soon!!
  5. Two of my role model’s have there birthday’s on May 27 (my birthday), as well as May 28! Isn’t that crazy?
  6. My least favourite subject is Gym, which is weird because I am really into watching and blogging about sports, but I got into watching them at a later age, therefore I had already deemed myself as non-athletic. But, I always try my best!
  7. I recently have been obsessed with white original converse (not high tops), and I wear them nearly everyday!!


If I didn’t nominate you and you want to do it, feel free to say that I tagged you and send me a link to it!

There may or may not be a post on here tomorrow, but if there isn’t one, there is probably one on my MLB blog!

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Good Night Book Owls!

September 2016 TBR

Hi everybody!

It has been quite a while since I made a proper blog post, but I am glad to say I am (finally) back! Most of my life this summer contained watching, blogging, and tweeting about the Toronto Blue Jays, as well as volunteering at a local dance camp. I also visited New York City for five days in August which was incredible, and I am still debating on whether or not to make a blog post entirely on that, let me know if you’d want to see it. Last week began my new journey of high school, and it is going very well! I feel like my life is falling into place, and I can’t wait to see where the next four years of my life go!

Before we begin this blog post, I have a few thank you’s and minor updates. Firstly, I’d like to wish a warm welcome to the few people who have followed my blog recently. I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts on all of my posts! I’d like to thank all of you for coming back and visiting my blog frequently, even though there have been no frequent posts. I am on track for more viewers and statistics than last year, which completely blows my mind! You guys are amazing! A few changes will be happening as I come back to blogging. Firstly, I have started up my newsletter again and actually sent out one on Saturday, which informed all of my newsletter subscribers about myself blogging again. Make sure that if you are not already subscribed that you do so, by either visiting the homepage of my blog and filling out the form at the top that asks for your name and email address, that’s the main way to subscribe. Or, you can click this link and subscribe here! Secondly, in my newsletter I mentioned myself making daily posts. I am now adjusting that. I will be making 5 posts per week, but there are no specific days for them. You will probably be seeing weekly posts on Monday and Saturday, but the other 3 days I am not sure about. This will also depend on my MLB blog schedule, which I plan on posting on at least once a week. When I post on that blog, you will NOT be seeing a post here, but you will more then likely be notified the day before on if you will see a post the next day or not. Lastly, I may or may not be switching up the theme for this blog, but for now I will have to think about it. Wow, that was a lot to say! Now let’s get into the TBR!

Lately, I haven’t been reading what so ever! I think I’ve read about 12 books this year, which is terrible. I really just haven’t been into reading to much, and I blame that partially on not blogging about books, because that is where my motivation to read majorly comes from. For these reasons, I am only choosing 3 books to read this month, but I am very excited about all of them.


Scythe by Neal Shusterman is definitely on the top of my to-read list this month. It sounds incredible, and like a book that I would enjoy. I haven’t read a good fantasy-esque book in a long time. The plot in this book sounds like nothing I have ever read, and I can’t wait to read it. I received this book courtesy of Simon and Schuster Canada to read and review, so expect a review the week of Scythe’s publication date!


The Diabolic was actually on my most anticipated book list of 2016 and I can’t wait to dive into it! I received this book over at Simon and Schuster Canada to read and review as well, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. The image above I actually just cut and paste from the Fall 2016 newsletter that was sent to me. The tagline above sounds so interesting, and it was marked as there most anticipated Fall release. I sure hope it lives up to its standards and doesn’t disappoint!


Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter was given to me at the Raincoast Teens Preview for Spring/Summer 2016 books. Since I am such a big fan of folktale/fairytale retellings, I was very happy to see this ARC in my swag bag. Vassa In the Night is a retelling of the old russian folktale of “Vassilissa the Beautiful”. I am not sure what the folktale is about, let alone what this version is all about, but I am very intrigued by it and will be reviewing it as soon as possible!

I hope you all enjoyed my September 2016 TBR! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Twitter, as well as like my page on Facebook!

Good Night Book Owls!