Review: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

17564519Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Release Date: September 22, 2015

Genre: YA Historical Fiction

Gold is in my blood, in my breath, even in the flecks in my eyes.

Lee Westfall has a strong, loving family. She has a home she loves and a loyal steed. She has a best friend—who might want to be something more.

She also has a secret.

Lee can sense gold in the world around her. Veins deep in the earth. Small nuggets in a stream. Even gold dust caught underneath a fingernail. She has kept her family safe and able to buy provisions, even through the harshest winters. But what would someone do to control a girl with that kind of power? A person might murder for it.

When everything Lee holds dear is ripped away, she flees west to California—where gold has just been discovered. Perhaps this will be the one place a magical girl can be herself. If she survives the journey.

Hello fellow book friends! I recently (as in a while ago) finished Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson, and discovered a truly great book! It is jam packed with historical aspects and lovely characters. I felt like I was traveling to California right along with them, experiencing everything that they did and feeling the things that they felt. Carson’s writing is elegant yet brutally honest, and it makes for a great historical read!

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Top 10 Bookish Goals for 2018


Happy Tuesday, everyone! We’re back with another Top Ten Tuesday inspired by the new year. TTT is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and was previously hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s prompt is bookish resolutions/goals. I’ve seen a lot of posts regarding this topic recently, and I’m excited to do one as well! Continue reading

Top 10 Books I Meant to Read in 2017 But Didn’t


Hey, all! Happy Tuesday once again, and welcome to Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Starting next week, TTT is moving to That Artsy Reader Girl, and you can find future prompts there. This week we are discussing all of the books that we failed to read in 2017! I’m saddened to say that I have quite the list, but here are ten for today! Continue reading

To Rate or Not to Rate~ A Discussion About Ratings for Reviews


Hello bookish friends! Today I’m here with my first “discussion” type post. I have noticed recently that people on Goodreads and other bloggers have varying opinions on star ratings for the books they read. Some people rate high, others always rate low, some always use half stars (or quarter or I’ve even seen a 3.01 once), while some don’t use ratings at all. I’m going to discuss my opinions on star ratings and whether or not they are very good indicators of a person’s thoughts on a book.  Continue reading

The Backlist Reader Challenge 2018 Sign-up


Happy New Year everyone! I’m super excited for all that 2018 has to offer, and I hope it will be a great year, both for reading and in general. To start it off, I am going to participate in The Backlist Reader Challenge 2018 hosted by The Bookwyrm’s Hoard. Here, you can see the sign-up post, including challenge info and rules. Continue reading

2017 Year in Review


Hello everyone! I hope you are having a lovely day and are enjoying the end of the year. As Blue Binding is not yet a year old, (it will be in February!) this is my first year-end post. I can’t believe that 2017 is over already! It seems like it just started… Anyways, I’m here to talk about my year in books and blogging and to welcome in 2018! Continue reading

Top 10 Most Anticipated 2018 Releases


Hey everyone! Today is the LAST Tuesday of 2017, and the Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2018, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I’m going to list new 2018 releases, as I haven’t had a chance to talk about any yet! There are a lot that I am excited about, but I’ve just got ten for today. I have listed them in order of when they are being released, and I hope you can find some new books to eagerly anticipate with me! Continue reading