Archives for September 2013

Review: If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

A broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence, with the one bright spot being Carey’s younger sister, Jenessa, who depends on Carey for her very survival. All they have is each other, as their mentally ill mother comes and goes with greater frequency. Until that one fateful day their mother disappears for good, and two strangers arrive. Suddenly, the girls are taken {Read More}

Weekly Rewind: September 22 – 28

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I got a promotion at work! Our general manager is leaving, so I am finally moving up. To celebrate, I bought some new nail polish: Boxer Shorts by Essie. I love Essie but I try not to spend $8 for a bottle of nail polish very often. It’s a light periwinkle creme, my favorite kind of polish. I can’t find it on Essie’s {Read More}

Shine On Award

I know a lot of blogs are awards-free but hey, I like recognition and cute little buttons to put on my site. Kimberly (or maybe you know her as Berls) from Fantasy is More Fun has nominated me for the Shine On Award. Rules of the Award 1. Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you. 2. Acknowledge that blogger on your blog, and link back. 3. Share seven random, interesting things about yourself. 4. Nominate up to 15 bloggers {Read More}

Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . . But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every {Read More}

Discussion: Head to Toe Books

This morning while looking for a pair of clean socks to wear now that it’s no longer warm enough to go barefoot all the time, I pulled out a pair with Christmas trees on them. Yes, I wore my Christmas tree socks to work in SEPTEMBER. I wasn’t trying to be like all the stores that are putting out Christmas merchandise and commercials already, I just love themed socks. Every time a holiday comes around, I try to buy at {Read More}

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Sequels

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Top Ten Best Sequels Ever    01. Going Long by Ginger Scott – Going Long review 02. Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne – Sky on Fire review 03. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld – I listened to the the audiobooks of this whole series, and let me tell you: Carine Montbertrand, the narrator, was AMAZING. I listened to them in 2007 and I can STILL remember {Read More}

Review: Going Long by Ginger Scott

Can first loves really be forever? Nolan Lennox was strong, a survivor. She’d stood up to those who tore her down and found her purpose in life when she was at her lowest, her heart broken. And she was rewarded with the fairytale ending she’d always dreamed of. She spent four years loving Reed Johnson, the popular quarterback at her small town high school, earning his friendship first and, eventually, his heart. But fairy tales are fiction, and life…well, real {Read More}

Review: Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young

Caroline is at a crossroads. Her grandmother is sick, maybe dying. Like the rest of her family, Caroline’s been at Gram’s bedside since her stroke. With the pressure building, all Caroline wants to do is escape–both her family and the reality of Gram’s failing health. So when Caroline’s best friend offers to take her to a party one fateful Friday night, she must choose: stay by Gram’s side, or go to the party and live her life. The consequence of {Read More}

Weekly Rewind: September 15 – 21

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This week in my garden I have been battling squirrels and bees. The squirrels have been digging in my containers. They pulled up some of my peas, ate took a bite out of a low-hanging tomato and threw the remainder of it on the ground, and started digging in my spinach. I retaliated by placing two large, scary plastic owls next to the {Read More}

Feature & Follow Friday

Feature & Follow is a weekly blog hop hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. What were some of your favorite picture books as a kid? If you have kids, what are your favorites to read to them? I don’t remember many picture books, but I do remember loving Goodnight, Moon, Richard Scarry’s Best Storybook Ever!, and Curious George.