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Tea Talk: Christmas Gift Guide for Everyone in Your Life

Today I am going to recommend gifts for everyone in your life. Of course as book lovers, we want to give books to everyone! Sadly, not everyone gets excited about reading as we do, but we refuse to give up! Here are a few gift suggestions for the readers, and nonreaders in your life! PLUS I will give you ideas on packaging ideas that will be a hit!
For the political obsessed person in your life and/or history nut. I have given these books to: Grandparents, father-in-law, history teacher, and my neighbor who is in the air force. BTW: My neighbor hates reading, and he finished these books in a month!

For the Newlyweds
Packaging: Put all items on a cute serving tray. The couple can enjoy a morning or brunch in bed discussing their love languages. All you have to do is wrap the serving tray in clear wrapping and tie it with ribbon. 

The Five Love Languages
This book shows the different types of love languages there are. Trust me, this book is helpful. It has the couple take a test and see …

Feature and Follow Friday

Feature and Follow Friday is a blog hop hosted
by Parajunkee& Alison Can Read  This is a fun way for bloggers to get more exposer and followers. Best part is meeting new friends and bloggers! =) Feel free to join in all the fun just go to Parajunkee's or Alison Can Read blogs to sign up and learn the rules

This week's question:
What’s your favorite non-bookish website hangout? – Suggested by Cornerfolds.


This was hard, and I did not realize how many websites I love, are bookish websites. I guess I would say YouTube, does that count? Even though, half of my subscriptions are booktubers =)

I am interested to see what websites you guys love! Let me know in the comments, or leave your links =) As always if you are  a new follower let me know. It always makes my day.
Happy Reading Y'all Ashley

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted byBreaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Title: Forever Doon (Doon #4) Author: Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon Series: Doon

Goodreads With the witch of Doon on the throne, Jamie believed dead, and Duncan and Mackenna trapped in Alloway, Veronica has no choice but to put her grief aside and prepare her remaining followers for the impending battle against the false queen and her forces. But while on a covert mission to steal a powerful elixir from the castle, Veronica discovers her true love may actually be alive, and fighting a battle of his own.

With the Brig o’ Doon destroyed and the portal fragmented, Doon’s forces are not only divided, but also isolated in different dimensions. With the help of a storyteller as ancient as the witch herself, Kenna and Duncan learn they must rebuild the bridge to have any chance of crossing back into Doon with their ragtag army. But when Mackenna insists on …

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created byThe Broke and the Bookish December 8th: Top Ten New-To-Me Favorite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015 Holly Black This was one of the best reads for me this year! I feel like I cannot believe I waited this long to enjoy the amazing world of Holly Black's writing. Morgan Matson This was the BEST SUMMER read. I have another book by Matson, but I am saving it for summer =) Wendy Higgins Higgins' writing will make you laugh, blush, and cry. I LOVED this series Jeri Smith-Ready Ready's world in this book was unique and fantastic! Marie Rutkoski Do I really need to say anything about Marie's writing besides perfection? Jennifer Rush I could not put this book down! Leigh Bardugo I feel deprived because I waited too long to read Bardugo's writing. Julie Kagawa I know, I know, it took me too long to read Kagawa books! I made up for it though, I have read three of her books this year =) Debbie Macomber I know this auth…

Tea Talk: YA Christmas Books, Mood Reading, and Teaching

First of all, I am so happy to be back! As some of you know I have been reading ALOT of children lit for one class.....and when I say a lot I mean 18 books in 3 months. I also had to nit pick them all, write lesson plans for them, and then teach on some of them. While teaching is such a blessing and a gift, it is also beyond time consuming. Since my blog is mostly on YA books I did not want to fill this blog up on teaching ideas on children books.
Although, if every now and then you want a feature on children books that I liked and did not like, let me know and I can make it happen!
Now, on to the good stuff! I feel like this is the time of year I get to read a lot. Thanksgiving break, Christmas breaks, snow days etc. During this time of year I get into mood reading, but my mood seems to not fit a category YA can help me with. I get in the mood to read CHRISTMAS books, winter romances, warm happy books that take place during winter. Basically I want a Hallmark movie in YA book form…

Tea Talk: Are You a Good Closer?

I haven't written a Tea Talk in a long time, and I really miss them! So today I want to ask are you a good closer? What I mean by that is when you have a series you LOVE and the last book FINALLY releases do you read it right then or do you wait because you cannot stand thinking your beloved series will come to an end? My personal experience is this, I get all excited I bog about the last book coming out on my Waiting on Wednesday posts, and I talk non stop about the book. Then the book finally releases and on that day I normally go and get the book as soon as I can! I start reading it, and then about 6 chapters in it hits me, I'm not ready! I'm not ready for my beloved series to end! No more adventures with the characters that have become friends I have to say goodbye. Sure I can reread the book but we all know it isn't the same. (Don't get me wrong I still reread my favorite books) Then the anxiety hits, what if this amazing series ends horribly? Many times th…

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created byThe Broke and the Bookish Aug 4th: Top Ten Tuesday into our favorite fairytale retellings and fairytale retellings that are on our TBR Favorite Fairytale Retellings The Darkest Part of the Forest A Court of Thorns and Roses
Cinder Briar Rose Entwined Currently Reading Crimson Bound SO SO SO GOOD!!!!!!! The Wrath and the Dawn  ON MY TBR