Archives for December 2013

2013 Reading Challenges: Final Update

One of my first posts on my blog was about the reading challenges I had signed up for earlier in the year a Goodreads group. I didn’t really keep up with the challenges once I got really into blogging, but as the year came to an end, I went back to them and filled in the gaps. Let’s see how I did: 01. 50 States or Countries Challenge Completed: 33/50 This one is pretty hard for two reasons. First, so {Read More}

Weekly Rewind: December 22 – 28

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I hope everyone who celebrates had a great Christmas. I did! My mom and sisters were here, along with one sister’s husband and daughter. It’s fun to have a child around for Christmas again. She was totally spoiled by all the presents we all go her! They’re expecting another baby in the spring, so next year we’ll have another child to spoil. Reviews: {Read More}

Feature & Follow Friday: Christmas Haul

Feature & Follow is a weekly blog hop hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! What books did Santa stuff your stocking with this holiday season? Do a holiday book haul for us! If you don’t celebrate just show off your books that you got this week. Pictures!!! I don’t have any real pictures because I got Kindle books, which is what I prefer. My husband spent a lot of time cross-referencing my Goodreads TBR with {Read More}

Life of a Blogger: Favorite Movies

Life of a Blogger is a weekly meme hosted by A Novel Heartbeat. Life of a Blogger is posted on Thursdays but bloggers can participate at any time throughout the week. This week’s topic: Favorite Movies I worked at a movie theater in high school, but I rarely go to the movies these days. I can’t sit still through an entire movie and I can’t deal with all the talking and cell phones and general noise in the theater. These {Read More}

Merry Christmas

Top Ten Tuesday: My List for Santa

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Top Ten Books Gifts I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me    01. For Cardinal Fans Only! A Lotta People Are Cubs Fans Cause They Can’t Afford World Series Tickets – Ratings on Goodreads (what few there are — and there are no reviews) aren’t very good, but I’d still like to read it. 02. The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World – This looks like a {Read More}

Review: Breakable by Aimee L. Salter

When seventeen-year-old Stacy looks in the mirror she can see and talk to her future self. “Older Me” has been Stacy’s secret support through the ongoing battle with their neurotic mother, relentless bullying at school, and dealing with her hopeless love for her best friend, Mark. Then Stacy discovers Older Me is a liar. Still reeling from that betrayal, Stacy is targeted again by her most persistent tormentor. Only this time, he’s used her own artwork to humiliate her – {Read More}

Weekly Rewind: December 8 – 21

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I’m sort of on a hiatus again because I’m too busy with family and Christmas to spend much time online right now. We sometimes visit our families for the holidays but our cat needs daily medication and we don’t want to leave her in a kennel after she was already at the vet for several nights at the beginning of the month, so {Read More}

Waiting on Wednesday: Alienated

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. Alienated by Melissa Landers Publication date: February 4, 2014 Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them. Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would {Read More}

Top Ten Tuesday: New Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2013 I read soooo many new-to-me authors in 2013, and only part of that was because of book blogging. I had also started a debut author’s challenge on my own before I even thought of starting a blog and obviously all of those authors were new to me. For this TTT, I tried to pick authors I’ve read more {Read More}