October 27, 2015

TBR: October 27 2015

Two of the three midterms I had to take, took place yesterday. The third one isn't until next Wednesday, which means I'm finally able to do some reading again! Studying takes up so much of the day during midterms and finals, it's absolutely ridiculous.

But I'm ready to finally dig back into my TBR pile, and here is what I plan on reading before next Monday...fingers crossed!

The first three books I'm reading are books that I received for review, one of which I already have an author interviewed lined up!

The Good Neighbor

The Good Neighbor, by Amy Sue Nathan.

"When small lies have big consequences…

Things are a little rough for Izzy Lane. Still reeling from the break-up of her marriage, the newly single mom moves back to the Philadelphia home she grew up in, five-year-old Noah in tow. The transition is difficult, but with the help of her best friends—and her elderly neighbor, Mrs. Feldman—Izzy feels like she’s stepping closer to her new normal. Until her ex-husband shows up with his girlfriend. That’s when Izzy invents a boyfriend of her own. And that’s when life gets complicated.

Blogging about her “new guy” provides Izzy with something to do when Noah’s asleep. What’s the harm in a few made-up stories? Then, her blog soars in popularity and she’s given the opportunity to moonlight as an online dating expert. How can she turn it down? But when her friends want to meet the mysterious “Mac,” someone online suspects Izzy’s a fraud, and a guy in-real-life catches her eye, Izzy realizes just how high the stakes are. That’s when Mrs. Feldman steps in, determined to show her neighbor the havoc that lies can wreak. If Izzy’s honest, she could lose everything, and everyone. Is the truth worth any cost?

Being Audrey Hepburn

Being Audrey Hepburn, by Mitchell Kriegman.

"Lisbeth comes from a broken home in the land of tube tops, heavy eyeliner, frosted lip-gloss, juiceheads, hoop earrings and “the shore.” She has a circle of friends who have dedicated their teenage lives to relieve the world of all its alcohol one drink at a time.

Obsessed with everything Audrey Hepburn, Lisbeth is transformed when she secretly tries on Audrey’s iconic Givenchy. She becomes who she wants to be by pretending to be somebody she’s not and living among the young and privileged Manhattan elite. Soon she’s faced with choices that she would never imagine making – between who she’s become and who she once was."

The Marriage Pact (The Marriage Pact, #1)

The Marriage Pact, by M.J. Pullen.

"Marci Thompson always knew what life would be like by her 30th birthday. A cozy suburban home, charming husband and two brilliant children. A celebrated career as an established writer, complete with wall-to-wall mahogany shelves and a summer book tour. A life full of adventure with her friends and family by her side.

Instead, Marci lives alone in 480 square feet of converted motel space next to a punk rock band, hundreds of miles from her friends and family. She works in a temporary accounting assignment that has somehow stretched from two weeks into nine months. And the only bright spot in her life, not to mention the only sex she’s had in two years, is an illicit affair with her married boss, Doug. Thirty is not at all what it is cracked up to be.

Then the reappearance of a cocktail napkin she hasn’t seen in a decade opens a long-forgotten door, and Marci’s life gets complicated, fast. The lines between right and wrong, fantasy and reality, heartache and happiness are all about to get very blurry, as Marci faces the most difficult choices of her life."

As soon as these three books are read and reviewed, I'm going to indulge in two books I've been dying to dive into!

Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined

Life and Death, by Stephanie Meyer.

The Heir (The Selection, #4)

The Heir, by Kiera Cass.

"Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she'd put off marriage for as long as possible.

But a princess's life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can't escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.

Eadlyn doesn't expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn's heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.

These are the five books I'm reading in the next few days! What do you plan on reading? Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

October 23, 2015

Update: School, Internships & Networking!

Things have been a little busy around here, with juggling two midterms on Monday, writing resumes and cover letters, attending career and internship fairs, as well as regular school work.

School isn't too stressful, surprisingly! I was expecting to drown in homework, studying, and reading chapters, simply because I'm in the business school and attending higher level classes. I really like my teachers, one of them is a bit vague with her expectations and requirements, but so far things are going well. I'm attempting to make this quarter's Dean's List, and trying my absolute best to do so!

It's my junior year of university, which means it about time I start searching for an accounting internship. Sounds easy? ...not really. I've never written an extensive resume, and honestly, don't have very much work experience. I do, however, have a lot of volunteer experience, so that makes things a little better. I've also never written a cover letter (still haven't just yet) and I'm extremely nervous! Have you written? What do you recommend writing about?

I've already found two places I plan to apply to, and can't wait to see if I hear back from them. One of them is an auditing company not too far away from school, and another is a forest product company, only about thirty minutes north. Which isn't far, compared to the internships that take place across the country!

With trying to do well in all of my classes, and receiving an internship opportunity, comes networking. Being in a professional environment isn't something I'm used to, besides attending classes at the university. I also haven't really experienced a job interview (my last barista job didn't really have one, they kind of just hired anyone who turned in a resume).

I'm excited to see what the future brings, and what kind of opportunities arise!

Please leave any suggestions down below when it comes to internships, resumes, cover letters and job interviews! It would be very much appreciated!

October 22, 2015

A New Twilight Book?! SHUT UP!



Life and Death, by Stephanie Meyer released on October 6th, for the 10 year anniversary of Twilight!

Book-midnightsunAs probably all of the other Twilight crazed fans, I was hoping, praying, and almost expecting Meyer to finally publish Midnight Sun! It's been years since it was originally suppose to be released, and what better time, than the 10 year anniversary?

But sadly, it didn't happen and we were only given a "10 year collectors addition of Twilight"....or so we thought!

If you haven't pick up Life or Death you definitely should!

While the front cover looks the same as any other Twilight book, if you turn it upside down, and flip the book to the back, the beautiful cover of Life and Death greets you!

Life and Death isn't another installment in the series, and it isn't a retelling of the story in another characters perspective, instead Stephanie Meyer flipped all of the characters' genders, besides two of them.

Those two are Bella's parents, and Meyer even explains why in a letter to her fans towards the beginning of the book!

Am I currently reading Life and Death? Sort of!

I ran out to purchase a copy, and started devouring it that night. Sadly, I had to lay it to the side, due to other review obligations.

I do, however plan, to continue reading, once I've finished the three books that need reviewing. I CAN'T WAIT!

Have you picked up Life and Death? Have you read it? What do you think!?

Stephanie Meyer's Explanation of Midnight Sun

October 18, 2015

Why I Didn't Finish Reading: Bliss.

Hi guys! And welcome to another, Why I Didn't Finish!

This will be the second segment to this type of post, here at Turning Pages Co, and I've started to really enjoy doing them!

Why I Didn't Finish, is basically just that. In these posts I explain why I didn't finish a book, what made me pick it up in the first place, and ultimately what made me stop reading it. I don't review books that I didn't completely read, but I also don't want to force myself into finishing books I'm not enjoying, so this type of post is a happy medium.

Because this isn't a review, this post isn't going on Goodreads, nor am I rating the book. I feel like I can't fairly judge a book if I didn't finish the entire thing, If I stop half way through, and judge the book based purely on the first half, it's not fair, because I have no idea what possibly happened in the last half.

Bliss: A Novel

The book I didn't finish this week is Bliss, by Shay Mitchell and Michaela Blaney. I was actually sent this book for review, and started reading it almost a week ago.

Why Did I Pick It Up?

To be honest, I don't know if this book was just sent to me, or if I was asked to review it. I honestly can't remember, and can't find the email anymore. But let's just say that I was asked, and that I accepted the offer, I know exactly why I would have.

Bliss revolves around three teenage girls who are best friends, but have gone through a few issues, and two aren't even talking anymore. All three of these girls want to become famous, and live in LA.

I would have picked this book up based simply on those two sentences. Bliss reminds me of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The Hills, and even Pretty Little Liars. I love books that revolve around drama, friendships and relationships.

What Happened?

I tried reading Bliss for an entire week. I picked it up multiple times, and just couldn't get myself to stick with it. I spent too much time reading Bliss, and it was putting me into a reading slump. I just wouldn't reach for it, and even avoided blogging, because I hadn't finished it. After spending this much time, I just decided that it wasn't meant for me, and so I put it down after only reaching page 68.

Why Didn't I Enjoy It?

Ultimately is was shallow. It claims to be "Set in the exotic, intoxicating worlds of Hollywood, Thailand, and London, Bliss paints a relatable portrait of life in your early twenties with equal parts optimism and fear, hope and disappointment, expectation and reality". It is nowhere near relatable. Most twenty year olds don't have parents who are buying them trips, and being ungrateful for it. Most 20 year olds aren't messing around just to find mega rich good looking guys to play with.

Bliss is probably the farthest thing from "relatable". Most 20 year olds are working, going to school, and struggling to make a life for themselves. Not traveling to exotic places, or sleeping with rich older men. It isn't relatable, unless you're already rich, have the money to do these kinds of things, and just want to become famous and even more rich.

Maybe I'm just too old (I'm 20) for this book, even though I'm right around the same age as these characters. Bliss is characterized as New Adult, which is surprising because it felt much more like Young Adult.

The characters didn't have any depth, and just wanted to become rich and famous. Demi is completely lost and has no idea what she wants from life. Sophia is working as a bartender (I'm not even sure if she is old enough to be one). And lastly, Leandra is spoiled and ungrateful. I completely understand, I'm 20 years old, and don't exactly know what I want to do for the rest of my life, but I do know who I am, what I believe in, and what my goals are.

Overall, the "relatability" aspect, and the characters is what kept me from continuing this book. It was putting me into a slump, that I can't afford right now, because I have three other books that need reviewing.

Have you read Bliss? Did you enjoy it?

October 15, 2015

Candles I'm Currently Burning!

I've done this type of blog post before, actually not too, too long ago, and I really enjoyed it! I loved sharing what candles I was burning with you all at the moment, and what some of my favorite scents, and brands are.

Because it's fall, and starting to get cold, I love burning candles practically throughout the entire day. The whole house smells absolutely delicious, and candles just make me feel bundled and cozy.

In my last post I was burning three candles at a time, which isn't unusual for me. I'm usually burning two, three or maybe even four. Not at the same time, but one day I'll burn one of them, and the next day I'll want a different scent, so I'll burn a different one.

Right now, I'm in the middle of two Bath and Body Works candles.


The first candle, you've already seen in my last post, which is Pumpkin Gingerbread. I'm a little more than half way through it, but haven't been burning it as frequently as I did when I first started it. As anything pumpkin related, I love it! It really brings you into that "fall cozy" mood.

This isn't the usual pumpkin scent though, simply because the "gingerbread" element in this candle truly stands out! Walking into the room this candle makes you think that something is constantly baking. SO YUMMY!


The other candle I'm in the middle of right now, is Butterscotch Toffee. I usually don't reach for these really sweet scents, because they usually tend to be overpowering. I'm not too far into this one, but so far it isn't too strong. Thank goodness!

The only issue I'm having with this candle in specific is the popping of the wicks, and the slight black smoke when it burns. I've had a Bath and Body Works candle set off my fire alarm before, and I'm worried this candle might do the same thing. I'm only burning this one with my window or door open.

Does anyone know why this is happening?

I'm enjoying both of these candles, but am always looking for something new! SO be sure to leave your favorite candles, and scents down in the comments!

October 13, 2015

Mall Haul: Bath & Body Works, Pacsun & VS PINK

I made two trips to my local mall this week, the first time I had plans with a friend who I haven't seen in well over two months and the second time, because I forgot I had Bath and Body Works coupons that were expiring the next day.

I didn't buy all too much, but did I buy everything on sale, and even got something for free!

Pacsun had a special sale going on, where if you bought one clearance item, you got two for free...AND let me tell you, they had A LOT of clearance. I was originally going to take part in this amazing sale, but in the end couldn't really find anything for myself, but did find one sweater that I thought Joshua would like. My friend on the other hand found two things for herself, and asked if there was anything I wanted for the free item.

So I picked up this sweater for Joshua, for free!


Besides that, I also found myself wandering into Victoria's Secret PINK, and realized they were in the middle of their Panty Party, meaning you could buy seven panties for only $27.50! Of course I had to pick those up!

They also had some clearance v-neck t-shirts, which everyone claims to love, so I picked one up! Along with an amazing smelling body mist, in the mandarin and coconut scent!


7 Panties for $27.50
Mandarin Coconut Body Mist $5.00
Clearanced V-Neck $10.00

Lastly I made a larger-ish purchase at Bath and Body Works, picking up a four hand soaps, two medium sized candles, a hand sanitizer, a body cream, and four car scents.


2 Medium Candles for $20.00
Scents: Leaves & Flannel


Crisp Apple Hand Sanitizer FREE
4 Portable Car Scents for $10.00
Scents: Sweet Pea, Mahogany Teak Wood, Eucalyptuses Mint & Flannel


4 Hand Soaps for $18.00
Scents: Frosted Cranberry Iced White Pomegranate, Fresh Sparkling Snow & Winder Wonderland

I'm excited to start using and wearing all of these new goodies! What have you recently picked up? Do you have any favorite Bath and Body Works scents?

October 11, 2015

Book Giveaways! Pretending to Dance & Romancing the Dark in the City of Light!

Welcome to Turning Pages!

And to a very random post!

As I was finishing up my review of Pretending to Dance, and trying to find a place for it in my book shelf, I had a better idea. That better idea was to give it away, along with my copy of Romancing the Dark in the City of Light, to one of you!

The books I receive for review, are read as soon as they arrive in the mail, reviewed as soon as I finished reading them, and then are placed somewhere in my book shelf...until months later when I decide its time to clear out some books, where they'll end up with friends, family, Goodwill or Half Price.

But months from now is too late. These books just released last week, and shouldn't be reviewed just once by me. They should be passed on as soon as I've finished them, to be reviewed by someone else as well!

So that's what I decided to do.

Any books that I've received for review, that I don't plan to re-read again any time soon, or aren't part of a series that I plan to continue, will be given away.

I'm doing this for the sake of my overcrowded bookshelf, the book itself, and you guys!

All you simply have to do, is fill out the rafflecopter listed beneath each book title, and you're entered to win! The giveaways will last about a week, and the book will usually be sent out the next day!

There are a few guidelines I want to instill, and those include...

*you must be 13 years of age, or have parental permission to enter.
*you must fill out the rafflecopter below.
*this giveaway is for US residents ONLY! (shipping is expensive, especially if I plan to send out multiple books a month!)

Here's what is up for grabs!

Pretending to Dance

Pretending to Dance, by Diane Chamberlain:

Romancing the Dark in the City of Light

Romancing the Dark in the City of Light, by Ann Jacobus:

Pretending to Dance, by Diane Chamberlain.

Pretending to Dance

Pretending to Dance, by Diane Chamberlain.
Release Date: 10/6/15.

"Molly Arnette is very good at keeping secrets. She lives in San Diego with a husband she adores, and they are trying to adopt a baby because they can't have a child on their own. But the process of adoption brings to light many questions about Molly's past and her family--the family she left behind in North Carolina twenty years before. The mother she says is dead but who is very much alive. The father she adored and whose death sent her running from the small community of Morrison's Ridge. Her own birth mother whose mysterious presence in her family raised so many issues that came to a head. The summer of twenty years ago changed everything for Molly and as the past weaves together with the present story, Molly discovers that she learned to lie in the very family that taught her about pretending. If she learns the truth about her beloved father's death, can she find peace in the present to claim the life she really wants?"

Pretending to Dance is a book I usually wouldn't pick up or reach for. Its true, I am starting to read more and more adult novels, but I honestly haven't really found myself or my genre of interest in the "adult reading world".

Why wouldn't I pick up this book in specific? Because I'm twenty years old, I don't have any children, and I just always feel like I won't be able to relate. So then why did I end up accepting this review request? I picked it up based purely on the last three quarters of the synopsis. Which proves true throughout reading Pretending to Dance, I enjoyed chapters that revolved around Molly's childhood more than the current chapters of adopting a child.

I'm not going to summarize Pretending to Dance, because the synopsis actually does a really good job at it. Anything else that isn't in the synopsis, I don't want to give away, because those elements are what makes this book what it is.

Overall I enjoyed the book. Towards the beginning I felt myself not really interested, it was slow and wasn't as intense as the synopsis made me feel it would be. But as I pasted the way half mark, I couldn't get myself to put it down. I saw a rebellious side of Molly's younger self, instead of the childish side, that the fourteen year old displayed towards the beginning of the book. As the reader, I was able to witness Molly's first boy encounter, and her breaking the rules to see him.

This rebellious phase, her relationship with her father, and the dynamic family aspect, in Pretending to Dance are ultimately what caught my interest. My biggest worry, that the chapters taking place in the now wouldn't peak my interest, faltered pretty quickly. I was excited for each chapter whether in the past or the current time.

I would recommend this to anyone who themselves went through a rebellious phase, who can now look back and admit, that maybe...just maybe their parents were right about the situation. And I would recommend this book to anyone who may be holding a grudge towards a loved one.

Have you read Pretending to Dance? Or any of Diane Chamberlain's other books?

October 07, 2015

Haul: Books, Clothes & Baby Lips!

Usually I like to separate my hauls, from clothing, books and other things...but with only a few things from each category, I decided to just cram them all into one haul...

And this is exactly that..

The first things I have to show you, are the two Baby Lips I picked up for only $1 and $2 at Marshalls! I loved the original set and couldn't get enough of them! But with so many sets coming out over the last year or so, I haven't been able to keep up. When I saw these two gems, I couldn't resist, and had to grab them!


175 Petal Rebel & 185 Hot Hibiscus.

What makes these chapsticks so amazing, you may ask? They have a little bit of tint to them. So if you're having a more relaxed day (or even if your a new to makeup), and feel like lipstick or lip gloss would be over doing it, you can reach for these Baby Lips. They aren't too potent with color, and they aren't sticky.

I also went to Old Navy just last week, and picked up two pairs of pants. I was looking for something business casual. I'm in my Junior of college, and plan on attending accounting fairs, looking for an internship, and later down the road working through an internship. I didn't want to buy an entire pants and suit set, that would be over doing it. But I did want some nicer pants, that I could wear with cute flats or heels, and a nicer blouse.

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I picked up these two beauties at Old Navy for only $30 each. While one is more of statement piece, the other is versatile and be wore with anything.


My mom also made a few trips to Old Navy in the past few days, picking up some things for herself, and picked up these two shirts for me as well. She chose these shirts, because they are perfect for laying with a jacket and scarf, but they are also the perfect fall colors!

I'm not exactly sure how much she paid for these, but the red shirt was originally $19 and the green was $15, and they were on sale for about 40% off. Along with military discount, and if she had any other coupons.

She loves the deals...

And the last four things I have to show you, which I'm the most excited about, are the four books I was sent for review! Some of the reviews are already up, and they'll be linked, so you can go ahead and check them out!


Romancing the Dark in the City of Light, by Ann Jacobus.
Pretending to Dance, by Diane Chamberlain.
Being Audrey Hepburn, by Mitchell Kriegman.
Bliss, by Shay Mitchell & Michaela Blaney.

So that was it for me and this haul! I hope you enjoyed! If you've heard of any of the books listed above, leave a comment down below and let me know what you think!

Also I'm trying to purchase more Baby Lips, so if you have a favorite one, let me know! I want to try out your favorites!

October 06, 2015

Romancing the Dark in the City of Light, by Ann Jacobus

Romancing the Dark in the City of Light

Romancing the Dark in the City of Light, by Ann Jacobus.
Release Date: 10/6/15.

"A troubled teen, living in Paris, is torn between two boys, one of whom encourages her to embrace life, while the other—dark, dangerous, and attractive—urges her to embrace her fatal flaws.

Haunting and beautifully written, with a sharp and distinctive voice that could belong only to this character, Romancing the Dark in the City of Light is an unforgettable young adult novel.

Summer Barnes just moved to Paris to repeat her senior year of high school. After being kicked out of four boarding schools, she has to get on track or she risks losing her hefty inheritance. Summer is convinced that meeting the right guy will solve everything. She meets two. Moony, a classmate, is recovering against all odds from a serious car accident, and he encourages Summer to embrace life despite how hard it can be to make it through even one day. But when Summer meets Kurt, a hot, mysterious older man who she just can't shake, he leads her through the creepy underbelly of the city-and way out of her depth.

When Summer's behavior manages to alienate everyone, even Moony, she's forced to decide if a life so difficult is worth living."

Romancing the Dark in the City of Light, was a difficult book for me. It was a love/hate relationship, where I wasn't sure if I wanted to continue reading it, or if I wanted to lay it down.

I found myself struggling through the first 100 pages, and didn't really find myself interested in the story or the characters. I just didn't understand what the point of the story truly was. Those 100 pages basically entailed a teenage girl struggling with life. Her dad had just passed away a year ago, while her mother works a lot and isn't around often. She doesn't really have close friends, due to being kick out of four different schools, and usually picking the wrong crowd to be around anyways. She's lonely, and lost.

Reading the synopsis to this book, what else would you expect? The synopsis never once mentions the alcohol addiction Summer is struggle with, or the suicide she is contemplating. It never once mentions that the handsome stranger she meets, tries to actually talk her into committing suicide. None of that arises in the synopsis, and honestly it's a shame.

With this vague synopsis, and 100 pages of not much going on, I was ready to give up on this book. Nothing was pulling me towards it and I was starting to wonder if I was wasting my time...but deciding to push on through, I couldn't believe what this book was hiding in it's last 150 pages or so.

This story is so much more than a struggling teenager, or a troubled family. This story is so much more than high school, finding a boyfriend, or even Paris. This book is powerful, this book is meaningful, this book is vital.

The topics discussed in Romancing the Dark in the City of Light, is something a lot of people are dealing with and trying to overcome; alcoholism, depression, and suicide. This story takes you through the entire thought process of someone facing these issues, and ultimately overcoming them.

Hidden behind this bland synopsis, this contemporary romantic cover, and the cute title, is a powerful story, that everyone should read. It's filled with situations, incidents, and actions, we shouldn't ignore. It teaches us, that we should be more aware of friends, family and loved ones. And ultimately, that we shouldn't ignore things that don't "seem right", by simply brushing them off.

Romancing the Dark in the City of Light, reminds us that we need to be there for our loved ones, because that's what they are. We need to grateful, appreciative, and caring towards them every single day...because you don't know when it's their last or yours.

Overall, I fell in love with Romancing the Dark in the City of Light, and want to thank Ann Jacobus for reminding me what to do, and reminding me that life is so much more than these small meaningless struggles I face every day.

If you have the opportunity to pick up this book, I recommend doing so.

October 05, 2015

Am I Dead? School? Reviews? Giveaways?!

Let me forewarn you, this is going to be a longer post, full of explanations, more warnings, and what's to come in the future. Most of it will be rambling, and  ALL of it will be AWESOME!

Let's start with, "Where the heck have you been?". It's only been a week or so, since I was last online with either a video or blog post. I decided with the last few days of summer coming quickly to an end, as well as my freedom of doing whatever I want, that I would take those last few days off.

Not only did I want to spend the last few days in the sunshine, and having fun, but I also wanted to spend them with my best friend, who left for college. We were probably WAY more dramatic than anyone, would ever have to be...especially because she's only going 40 minutes away, but still! Who am I going to call in the middle of the night when I'm bored, or who is going to randomly come with me to the arcade when I want to play Dance Dance Revolution!?

Besides that, I also took a little bit of me time. During the school year, I'm all over the place, with almost no sleep, and a cup of coffee always in hand. So it was nice to just focus on myself for a day or two, and not have "any" responsibilities.

School started just last Wednesday, and so far it's been interesting. I don't know too many people in my classes, and everyone seems to be really friendly. I LOVE that about my campus, everyone seems to always have time for you, and always want to help!

In one class, we have a group project that lasts all quarter, and if someone in your group isn't doing their job, you can fire them. I always tend to have one person in my group who doesn't bother doing anything, and if I'm very unlucky, two. In another class, I'm having technical difficulties with the textbook and online program, but I'm hoping that by the end of today everything will be figured out. And finally, in my last class, the teacher is really cool, and even lets us out an hour early for the second class session of the week. Students can stay if they want to get help with homework, but if you don't need it, you have the opportunity to leave early!

With this first week of school, new classes, accounting club meetings, other extra curricular activities, also comes a very intense week of book reviewing.

I did a lot of reading while I was gone, but I'm more than excited to finally get back to making videos, and writing blog posts. I can't wait to start vlogging again today, to edit videos I filmed earlier, and start drafting posts for later this week.

I was sent four books for review, three of which release the same exact day...which sounds a little bit stressful, but I'm also dying to share my thoughts and opinions with you! Three reviews are going up this week, along with a giveaway on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

The fourth book will be reviewed early next week, along with an author interview!

And the last thing I want to discuss is Etsy.

I love it! I can't believe how much I've come to enjoy doing it, and communicating through social media to spread the word of Turning Pages Co!

I want to spend some time this week fine tuning my store, coming up with new ways of packaging and sending off orders, and adding new merchandise. I really want to find Turning Pages Co's identity, and what my main selling point will be. I want to sell stickers, bookmarks, and paper clips. But I really want to focus on each one individually.

Because this blog post is already way too long, I'm going to go ahead and end things here! I had so much fun these few days, but getting back to school, and to blogging, is more than exciting! I can't wait to see what content I'm come up with this week, it should be pretty busy with hauls, book reviews, and a few discussion posts!

Thank you so much for stopping by!