Archives for October 2013

Bookish (and not-so-bookish) Halloween

Happy Halloween! I love Halloween. I’m not dressing up this year but I have in the recent past. I wasn’t allowed to eat candy when I was a kid, so I never celebrated Halloween (aside from parties we had in school) until I was an adult. No Halloween is probably the norm in a lot of countries, but in the US, not going trick or treating when you’re a kid is practically unheard of. I saw a post on Tumblr {Read More}

Waiting on Wednesday: Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando Publication date: December 24, 2013 It’s time to meet your new roomie. When East Coast native Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate assignment, she shoots off an e-mail to coordinate the basics: television, microwave, mini-fridge. That first note to San Franciscan Lauren sparks a series of e-mails that alters the landscape of each girl’s summer — and raises questions about how two {Read More}

Review: The Missing Juliet: A Fisher Key Adventure

Summer’s sizzling in the Florida Keys and Robin McGee should be planning for college. Instead, she’s passionately in love with beautiful movie starlet Juliet Francine. Too bad it’s a one-way crush shared by millions of others. Robin’s better off sticking to her summer job and fighting for the equal treatment of GLTBQ teens everywhere. But when Juliet is kidnapped from a film set in Key West, Robin turns amateur sleuth and recruits her friends to help in the search. Soon {Read More}

Weekly Rewind: October 20 – 26

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I’m scheduling this post a few days ahead of time. When this posts, my husband and I will be away on a weekend trip to Missouri’s wine country and watching the World Series. Reviews: The Road to You by Marilyn Brant, Unbroken by Paula Morris, While You’re Away (Part 1) by Jessa Holbrook Books I Acquired: Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover, Never Fade {Read More}

Review: While You’re Away (Part 1) by Jessa Holbrook

Once a cheater, always a cheater? From the moment Will and Sarah first set eyes upon each other, they know that what they have is special. There’s just one little problem . . . each of them already has a significant other. After flirting with danger, it becomes clear their passion is too strong to be denied. But even if they make their relationship official, there are plenty of challenges in store. Will leaves for college at the end of {Read More}

Review: Unbroken by Paula Morris

Welcome back to New Orleans. Where the streets swirl with jazz and beauty. Where the houses breathe with ghosts. A year ago, Rebecca Brown escaped death in a New Orleans cemetery. Now she has returned to this haunting city. She is looking forward to seeing Anton Grey, the boy who may or may not have her heart. But she also meets a ghost: a troubled boy who insists only she can help him. Soon Rebecca finds herself embroiled in another {Read More}

Review: The Road to You by Marilyn Brant

Sometimes the only road to the truth…is one you’ve never taken. Until I found Gideon’s journal in the tool shed — locked in the cedar box where I’d once hidden my old diary — I’d been led to believe my brother was dead. But the contents of his journal changed all that. The Road to Discovery… Two years ago, Aurora Gray’s world turned upside down when her big brother Gideon and his best friend Jeremy disappeared. Now, during the summer {Read More}

Weekly Rewind: October 6 – 19

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I skipped the Weekly Rewind last week because I wanted to do some extra reading and catch up on reviews and other posts. I’d like to get a little ahead instead of scheduling everything on the Sunday before it posts, but it doesn’t seem to be working out that way for me right now. I need a week off to get caught up {Read More}

Review: Dead Girls Don’t Lie by Jennifer Shaw Wolf

Rachel died at two a.m . . . Three hours after Skyler kissed me for the first time. Forty-five minutes after she sent me her last text. Jaycee and Rachel were best friends. But that was before. . .before that terrible night at the old house. Before Rachel shut Jaycee out. Before Jaycee chose Skyler over Rachel. Then Rachel is found dead. The police blame a growing gang problem in their small town, but Jaycee is sure it has to {Read More}

Feature & Follow Friday: Magazines

Feature & Follow is a weekly blog hop hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. What are some of your favorite magazines? I don’t really read magazines anymore. I used to have a few subscriptions but stopped them when I noticed them piling up unread. I eventually went through and finished reading the pile and recycled all the magazines. Magazines I have loved in the past:        I used to read Highlights at the library when I was a kid, {Read More}