Bricking Books reviews and lifestyle blog

Hello world!

My name is Betsy. I’m a 20 something midwestern who has to much time on my hands. If your anything like me I can sit and read for hours at a time, get totally emersed in the book’s world. I like to call it sometimes a book “hangover”. I also like to try an occasional lifestyle hacks. I have recently gotten on the Bullet Journal train. I am by no means a writer or  artist but it’s sure a lot of fun to pretend that I am! I enjoy different genres of books, but my favorites are dystopian /sci-fy, chick-lit, historical fiction, self help books and the occasional mystery. I hope you’ll join me on this adventure in a weekly/ bi-weekly blog.

Hope you have a booktastic day!




Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.    By: J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany

I finally,finally, finally read this book! I’ve been seeing a lot of mixed reviews on it throughout it’s release date. One of the major complaints was that it was in screenplay format. I quite enjoyed this format. It’s different than a y other books I have read because it’s a play. It starts where we left off in the epilogue in the 7th book.19 years later. Harry is taking his children to Kings Cross to board the Hogwarts express. We follow his middle child throughout the book as he discovers new friends , gets into trouble, and discovers his purpose. We also get glimpse and pieces of what Harry , Ron, and Hermonie are up too. To me this book gives some closure to things that happened in the series , but it also opened up a lot of questions.This was a quick read for me, I would of finished it in 2 days but we have to go to work sometimes. :).As a diehard of the original series and movies I loved this book. If you have never watched the movies or read the books,  I feel like you could still enjoy it as well. We follow a lot of new characters and adventures. I laughed, cried, got frustrated at some characters and felt sorry for some too. I personally give this book 4.5/5 .   Let me know if you have read it and what Hogwarts house you would get sorted into. 

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by: Cassandra Clare

City_of_Bones15 year old Clary Fray lives in an older charming apartment building in Brooklyn, New York with her mother Jocelyn. Her best friend Simon and Clary are checking out a club one night called Pandemonium. After being there for awhile Clary spots an odd blue haired boy headed to a storeroom in the distance with a long black haired girl, then Clary’s attention got distracted to two boys one of them was carrying a knife. Panicked Clary tells Simon to get the bouncer When Clary pushes through the crowd and enters the store room  one of the boys “kill” the blue haired boy but something happened that Clary couldn’t believe it did, everyone was surprised that she could see them. Simon and the bouncer arrived and were confused on why Clary was in the storeroom by herself. Simon suggested that they go home and they had enough of the club. From that night on strange things were happening to Clary……

This is the 1st book of out of 6, I’m currently reading book 4. I haven’t been this hooked on a series in a long time. There is action, mystery, suspense, and romance all in this book. There are werewolves, vampires, good guys and bad guys. I love how the author can make you annoyed with a character then in a few chapters make you love them. I could not put this book down. Cassandra Clare creates a world that makes you escape the real one even if it’s only for 20 minutes at a time.

I’m giving this book a 5 star rating, I feel like guys will also enjoy reading this series as well.

Wynn in Doubt by Emily Hemmer

Wynn in Doubt by Emily Hemmer

Let me start by saying I have never felt more connected to a book than this one. Wynn was stuck in a one bedroom apartment in her hometown with no career, no boyfriend, and was the glue to hold her family together. By an untimely event that happened in her family with a little mysterious newspaper article that Wynn found, she had begun an adventure by taking a chance on finding out more of what happened to her grandmother past. She was not supported by her family which made her more impelling to do it. With a couple of bumps along the way Wynn became more connected to herself, and a couple of other characters throughout the book. She grew up all the way through the book and ended up being more proud of what she accomplished and how strong she became.

When I stated that I have never felt more connected to a book is such an understatement. I have no real career; I’m in my late twenties wanting something more adventurous in life.