A Note:


I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles. And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

2012 Classics Reading Challenge

Heads up! If you love to read books, then you'll love what I'm about to tell you.

But first, before I actually tell you about this book challenge, I just want to say that I am taking my last final today! I am so excited, because after 5:30pm EST, I will officially be a college graduate! :D  And now back to the challenge info...

For the year of 2012, Book Faery will be hosting its very first book challenge. It won't be anything too crazy, I don't want to drive anyone past their comfort levels, but I think this is a great opportunity for us to all read a few more... how shall I put it... "challenging" books.

That's right, we're going to be reading some classics in 2012! I think it's safe to say a lot of us have not read as many classics as we would have liked to. Most of us have good intentions, but when it comes to actually sitting down and spending the mental energy? Nope, not happening when there are so many delicious releases out there. I am totally guilty of this.

And while I love me some paranormal releases, I also want to expand my horizons. The classics are classics for a reason, and I think it's great to read a variety of genres and authors. Who knows? Maybe one of these titles will finally inspire you to write your dream novel :) Milton's Paradise Lost inspired me!

I challenge each and every one of you to try and do the same.

Here are the details:

* The first of each month will have a post announcing that month's book suggestions (ranging from 1-3 book choices). These are books that I will be trying to read, and that I encourage you all to read also.

* I will try to provide links to any free (read: legal) e-book versions of the classics that I find. You may have to go to the library, though, for some. Or ask a friend if you can borrow a copy :) Let's share the bookish love!

* My personal goal is to complete every classic book I decide to read. No DNFs here unless the piece is so painful it's making my eyes bleed. Some months I may take on all three books, while other months I will read one title only (like when I attempt to read the chunky monkey, Anna Karenina)

* Feel free to post links to any reviews you write in the comments section of that month's challenge. I will be posting my own challenge reviews throughout the month where I also encourage you to link to reviews :)

* You can either read the suggestions for that month, or you can read another title that you've been meaning to read and have not gotten to. This challenge isn't so much about following the reading list verbatim as it is about expanding your horizons and actually reading something a bit more challenging.

That's all I can think of for now. If you have any questions, or would like to suggest a title, please feel free to either leave a comment or email me at tori.book.faery[at]gmail[dot]com

I hope you're all as excited as I am! Please stay tuned for the January 1st book list :)


  1. Hey! I found your challenge a little late in the game, but I'll definitely be joining in. Literary fiction is my favorite genre and I read several a year. Thanks for hosting!